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May 9, 2014

Photo Booth :Yasmeen & Sidak

It has been so long since we set up an outdoor photo booth but this March, we got the opportunity again on a glorious sunny winter afternoon . Our bride was pretty clear with what she wanted and boy! did we like her idea of a minimalistic photo booth. Thanks to pinterest (as always) , we got some great ideas and references and thanks to our help from Bollywood, we got the perfect hearts for the back drop!FL_0026 FL_0032 FL_0028 FL_0030 FL_0034 FL_0035 FL_0036 FL_0037 FL_0038 FL_0039 FL_0040 FL_0041 FL_0025 FL_0042 FL_0043 FL_0044 FL_0045 FL_0046 FL_0047 FL_0048 FL_0049 FL_0050 FL_0033 FL_0051

June 4, 2013

Photo Booth : Bollywood ishtyle !

The year was 2012. The month June. The place-Bombay. Theme for the photo booth- well BOLLYWOOD of course!

Armed with a word cloud/ typographic (is that correct?) backdrop and 1000000 sequins that we stuck on the backdrop (with some Bollywood type help),a prop bag, camera bag, lights and the kitchen sink (almost) we braved the crazy rains that Bombay calls monsoon,set up the photo booth, suffered from some some technical glitches, nearly died of an anxiety attack, improvised and partially solved the problem, participated in the madness of the coolest Bollywood party we’ve been to (seriously everyone was fully dressed to theme),packed up and travelled the streets at 2am in auto to get back home ….. This is the story of our Bollywood photo booth adventures. Pretty meh! eh? Yeah,right!

Now, look at some of the photos from the booth and spot your favourite movie characters if you can!Don’t be fooled-it’s fancy dress! But pretty cool,right?


2013-06-04_0005 2013-06-04_0006 2013-06-04_0007 2013-06-04_0008 2013-06-04_00092013-06-04_0002 No prizes for guessing who got the prize for best costume!!2013-06-04_0004You know us-we can’t resist a few selfies !!

February 10, 2012

Photobooth : R+R 

It’s raining photo-booths!! Not that we are complaining! Photo booths give us the perfect opportunity to expand our creativity and improve our ‘controlled’ photography. This year (by which I mean 2011)has been just such a photo boothy kind of year and not one has been the same. I am rather pleased that people put so much thought into their photo booth and it isn’t just another add-on at a wedding/party/event. The things you can do are endless and the fun to be had in a photo booth is incomparable.

This was an extra special photo booth since it was for a very dear friends engagement party . It’s nice to be appreciated by your friends for the work you do and when they treat you like professionals, you can’t help but think that maybe you are doing something (very) right.

The theme was to keep it minimal-white and gold. We had been dying to use these paper flowers seen all over Pinterest (of course) – they are so delicious looking – and this seemed the perfect opportunity. Though the flowers are YUMMY in all these colours, we decided to stick to white (since that was the theme) and to add some gold to it.

Pinned Image

Via Pinterest, originally from here

I had shown April these flowers as an example and actually had no idea how to make them-I am challenged in that sense but thankfully she isn’t ! The next day when I went to her house, I saw her living floor was covered in paper, little helpers cutting and folding the paper and these gorgeous white flowers strewn all over! Over the next few days, hundreds of flowers were made and anyone who stopped by helped by folding or opening out a flower. The making of the flower really deserves a post of it’s own which you will have to wait for! {Coming soon : DIY tutorial for making paper flowers }

Here are some photos of the photo booth under construction in April’s home. They were up against a window and the light streaming through the paper flowers just added to the gorgeousness of it all.

Once the flowers were ready, we added some gold cloth to the bottom just to add that splash of colour. It all came together when we set up the backdrop in the little tent at the engagement. As you can see from the photos, the white cloth with the gold print on it went perfectly with the backdrop. We didn’t want too many props since we figured every one would be dressed in their finery which meant loads of colour  and over-doing the props would take away from the minimalistic feel of it all!We couldn’t resist the moustaches on a stick though and even had tiny little chalkboards and colourful frames as part of the prop box!

The lovely couple!

Here are some fun photos from the photo booth!

Check out more of our photo-booths here, here and here!

Photo Booth Styled, Conceptualised and Photographed by The Unreal Bride

FYI, our next post will be something that has been long overdue , a bridal session we had mentioned in this post here and the DIY tutorial on how to make these paper flowers! Forgive us for being so out of it lately- you will know why soon enough! Give us some time and we will be back full swing!

January 5, 2012

Photo Booth : The Vanity Fair

Remember that crazy month where we were running pillar to post organising/designing photo booths? You don’t? Well, we do because it was crazaaay! We set up this Hawaiian photo booth in Ludhiana , rushed home at 3 am to be back in time to set up this photo booth at the Vanity Fair! We managed to have almost everything in order. Almost. We didn’t do the most important thing- like print our catalogues, or our cards or make our photo albums for people to see what we do and how we work. Yes, lesson learnt the hard way. That said and done, we had two days of madness and boy! did people love the photo booth!! We are grateful to everyone who came (over and over again) and made the PhotoBooth a huge success.

A quick note on the Vanity Fair before we jump to the photos-Vanity Fair is like a garden market (only it’s HUGE) that happens twice a year in Chandigarh in a place called Whispering Willows. Everyone who lives in or around Chandigarh knows Whispering Willows- hundreds of people have had their weddings there -in fact, that is where my brother got married and we had our engagement party! It never fails to be the best venue ,have the best food and best service.The lady behind the Vanity Fair is Priya Grewal- she has been organising the fair for many years now and is an expert at it. Everything runs flawlessly and the 5000 + (or is it 10000+?)visitors to the two day fair enjoy shopping and eating and just hanging out! You can find pretty much anything under the sun at The Vanity Fair from wedding stuff, clothes for kids, home decor, beauty products, music, beer, food and even a photo booth! We are so grateful to Priya for offering us a spot this year to set up our Photo Booth. It was a blast!


Even though it was October and the weather should’ve been pleasant, it was HOT HOT HOT!

We had a spot by the pool and just pretended we were by a beach – tanning!

At our engagement party, we had this bright pink scooter that we used as a prop- that inspired us to paint this bicycle blue-isn’t it adorable?

Looks like fun , huh? It was! Can’t wait till the next Vanity Fair- I have a feeling we will be there again ! 🙂

December 5, 2011

Photo Booth: The Hawaiian Way

Aloha!! October was definitely Photo Booth month for us over at The Unreal Bride. We had two different booths to set up in a span of three days. To make sure we had everything in order, we started working on them way in advance, which is quite the achievement for us because we are known for our procrastinating ways. Many lists were made and many hours spent on Pinterest. We managed to make very comprehensive checklists for the two photo booths and without them; we might not have been so organized.

Let’s talk about the Hawaiian Photo Booth we set up first. It’s so great to know people are stretching their imaginations and having themed bachelorette parties and going all out to make them a fun night! The Hawaiian Bride (as she will be called here on now) got in touch with us many MANY months in advance and said whatever happens, she wants us to set up a photo booth at her bachelorette! We couldn’t be more excited- it had been a while since we had done one(remember our first Love photo booth?) and we couldn’t have asked for a more fun theme. It also meant a lot of prep work. So onto our favourite site we went- PINTEREST! So many great ideas in one place! This is what our inspiration board looked like-

All these photos were found via Pinterest

The must haves on our list for the Hawaiian photo booth looked something like this-

-A bright colour backdrop

-Strings of flowers for the backdrop

Umbrella Wreath (this one was a MUST! I absolutely loved it when I saw it first on Pinterest)

-Grass skirts

-Coconut Bras

-Flower wreaths for the head and arms

-Tiki Man (of course!)

Now, we found all our reference images and put them down on our list. That was all very well till we realized we live in a place where props like these don’t come by easily! Which meant only thing- lots of DIY projects!

We love DIY projects but when I say we have limited supplies-I don’t lie. Modgepodge is unheard of, grass skirts need to be specially ordered and coconut bras- no way!!! What we would do for a Michaels or a supply store like that! Not that the unavailability of the raw materials would deter us. We tackled one problem at a time.

April’s mum always comes out a rock star- she has a boutique where she churns out the most fabulous designs and clothes, which we occasionally use for Unreal Bride projects. This being one of them. We just told her of our woes and she solved some of our bigger problems! Like what? Like, she made our grass skirts out of this special kind of cloth which looked more like grass than cloth, covered bra pads with brown cloth and used some rope to make the most believable coconut bras. Of course, our bright green backdrop came from her too! She stuck the fruit on the fruit hat which became the most popular item at the Hawaiian photo booth as well as the photo booth we had the next day (but that is another story). How cool is she!

Mother and daughter hard at work!! While I take a few photos with my trusty iphone !

We thought and thought and even tried to make our umbrella wreaths but whatever we thought/tried failed miserably. Finally we had to outsource this project to a florist who made the most perfect wreaths!

We saw the tiki man on this blog(I am trying to locate the link for the blog where we saw it but I can’t find it!!!AAH!) and thought there was no way the booth would be complete without him. April used her painting skills to make him and what a cutey he was! The Hawaiian Bride had got some props of her own- like the flower wreaths which added the perfect touch!

April loved the tiki man. A bit too much I think. 

Our added bonus to the booth was our pink flamingo! Not very Hawaiian, I reckon (or is it?!) but he was a real hit with the girls at the party. Everyone loved him. Almost as much as we love him. Pinkie has come all the way from San Francisco- he was won at a fete! Isn’t he adorable!?

He even got to wear the ‘bachelorette’ crown for a bit!

With all our props ready, we were all set to hit the party and it was a complete blast! There were about 20 girls at the bachelorette and I think they spent most of their time at the booth.

Here you can see April and the DJ at the party in their awesome grass skirts!

Unfortunately, we can’t share the photos from the party (all I can say is that it got pretty WILD!) but we are sharing some shots of the empty booth and some self shots which we love so much!

We partied till the wee hours of the morning and drove straight home (we were in a city two hours away) and then woke up SO early in the morning the next day to set up our next photo booth. That was a two daylong affair and we came away not only with awesome tans but also with a lot of new friends (and photos)! But that is another story!

Photo Booth Styled, Conceptualised and Photographed by The Unreal Bride

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