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What adds that extra flash to New York weddings?

When planning a wedding in New York, people immediately think New York City, The Big Apple. And with good reason. The number and variety of venues there is phenomenal. From the United Nations Rooftop Patio to Brooklyn Botanic Garden. From Gotham Hall to the Central Park Boathouse. But New York boasts beautiful and intimate settings for weddings throughout the state. Brides and grooms seek the beauty of Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia or the multiple charms of Stablegate Barns, Lodge and Vineyard in Castleton-on-Hudson. Whether they go for urban or rural, count on New Yorkers to make their weddings personal statements, a symbol and celebration of a deeper commitment. And though they set the trends in the city, they are quick to buck it in independent upstate areas.

Industrial is trending in wedding themes right now, but vintage is still a go in upstate New York. Rustic also still has its fans, and a bride or groom interested in boots and beer will pick up a Keegan-brewed Hurricane Kitty ale in Kingston and proceed with the barn decorating plans.

Metallics are favored for colors right now, but New York is embracing pinks, especially in alternate colors for wedding gowns. Rose gold anyone? Yes, please. The metallic tones show up in decoration and even the icing on the cake. Greenery is another spot-on color this year, but it’s also a big part of the decoration — as in foliage. Expect extra greenery to be the base to local flowers — not the imported and exotic greenhouse varieties. Brides and grooms are picking whatever’s local and whatever’s in season to beautify their wedding arrangements and decoration. If it’s winter, they may opt for all green pines and sprigs and find themselves both trendy and unique.

As for the menu, sit-down is back in instead of food stations. And food trucks just don’t cut it in many places, but meals on wheels is trending. Servers pushing carts laden with appetizers or desserts or customizable foods like salads, potatoes, and even guacamole. Although food is entertainment, it’s never the only entertainment. The debate continues over the DJ or the live band, with the band being top of the seesaw right now. But it doesn’t matter what a magazine says is in or out regarding at least one form of entertainment. Savvy couples are making sure they have at least one photo booth at their event. It is becoming as necessary as the wedding ring, as much a mainstay as the first dance tradition. The photo booth is a must-have! And New Yorkers from Albany to Buffalo book photo booths for all the wedding events, from pre-parties to after-parties.

When making wedding arrangements, it’s important to choose a good photo booth that will capture memories for the wedding guests and for the bride and groom; they can review the pictures later and have them forever. Choose a high-tech system that boasts connections to social media, the ability to text, and will provide an album of the photos taken for the newlyweds. Selfie Station offers all the bells and whistles.

Book a Selfie Station for all events

Selfie Station is a cutting-edge photo entertainment system with a spectacular 32-inch screen, DSLR camera and HD web cam. Guests enjoy using the slo-mo and personal video options as well as a slew of photo filters. It sparks guest activity and involvement. Photo booths make down times active. Those long minutes waiting for the bride and groom to arrive suddenly breeze by as guests mug for the camera. Even great-aunt Mable is picking up props and haltingly making her way over to the photo booth. It creates fun as well as wedding favors; the pictures can be printed out in customized frames. Instant wedding souvenir.

Another beautiful thing about the Selfie Station is that it’s beautiful. It is freestanding, sleek, and compact. It fits in at any wedding, from casual to elegant. A Selfie Station photo booth owner will set it up and stay in attendance to help guests use all the features. Hashtag your wedding and send out those filter-full photos on Instagram and Facebook.

No matter what type of entertainment you have, don’t forgo the photo booth. Put it on your list or tell your planner to make sure it’s part of all the wedding arrangements. As more people discover the advantages of photo booths at their events, some areas struggle to fill their engagements. They go without or settle for less than the best. Call and book a Selfie Station early.

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Selfie Station generated lots of foot traffic to our booth and our clients had so much fun with it.

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