Liliahn contacted me over the summer about a Photobooth for her wedding and we had a lot of fun exchanging giddy emails about her glamorous NYE wedding bash over several months. We get to meet such interesting and fun people and this was definitely no exception. Liliahn works for the NBA as a Senior Director in the team marketing and business operations group, which sounds like an awesome job.
Side note: found their wedding on the NYT website! http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/fashion/weddings/liliahn-johnson-ibrahim-majeed-weddings.html?
The venue for both the ceremony and reception was the gorgeous Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C. I envy their wedding photographers; I’m sure the photos were beautiful and I really look forward to seeing them. We got a nice cushy space in the cocktail area to use for the Photobooth; lots of room for our setup! The text she chose to have on her photobooth graphics were: “I partied all night at Liliahn + Ibrahim’s wedding!” and that was SO true. Huge props to their DJ because they had the guests dancing literally all night long. Since the festivities started a little later and the guests were enjoying themselves on the dance floor, we kept the photobooth open for an additional hour just to make sure more people got a chance to take a photo or two. Rina and Zern were the attendants for the night and they reported that the guests loved the booth and one mentioned that ours was better than one he’d been in at a Grammy afterparty…whaat!
Mendell, Mia and I crashed the Photobooth after 12am so we could say Happy New Year to Rina and Zernan and also help them break everything down after the wedding was over. I was also hoping to meet Liliahn in person but she was running around having a great time, so I didn’t bother her This was really a fun job; traveling and having to work holidays isn’t so bad when you get to work with your family!
What I love about our Northern Virginia/DC clients in particular is that although there are comparable local photobooth services, they still choose to have DCPG travel from Norfolk. I’ve been told more than once that it’s because they love that we’re a family business, they see that we genuinely enjoy what we’re doing and can tell we’re fun, happy and easy to work with. We are very blessed for all the business that the DMV area brings us and to get to meet such wonderful people!
The photostrips are up on our DCPG Photobooth Facebook (feel free to download and tag) and below is a sampling of the original photos. Everyone was so beautiful and I loved seeing all the amazing dresses – enjoy looking through the fun photos!
Happy New Year,