As one bride gushed, "everyone at our wedding thought he was a friend of ours." That's the reason people come to officiant Darian Kovacs. Over the past 10 years, he's overseen kind of ceremony imaginable, from giant affairs fit for a princess to small legal ceremonies and destination weddings. He works with couples as long as needed to perfect the ceremony, and conducts his meetings in whatever medium suits them best, be it over Skype, e-mail, in person, or when passing each other on slow-moving yachts. Ceremonies can be as traditional or modern. He has a range of quotes to pull from that veer away from wedding cliches, with verses pulled from classic religious texts or even applicable children's books that showcase what true love looks like. After the ceremony's over, he files all the paperwork so that honeymooners don't have to worry about logistics while on their dream vacation.
More like a mobile photo studio, Pabs Photomagic's photo booths come replete with a pro photographer, high-end lighting, and muslin backdrop. But like a photo booth, guests get to pile in front of the camera to make funny faces and don goofy props such as crowns and jumbo sunglasses. Photo strips of those priceless moments are printed in a matter of seconds with customized layouts. To further enhance events, party-goers can add extras such as bubble machines and custom-made backdrops.
Building a custom canvas print is a quick and easy art project, unlike reconstructing the Tower of Pisa with pipe cleaners. First, upload any image (in JPEG format) from your computer, camera, or subconscious memory to be converted into a work of art. Next, select the canvas you would like your picture to be formatted on. Pricing varies depending on canvas style and size, starting with a $10 7"x7" flat print with a 1" white border. Stretched and mounted across 3/4-inch wooden bars, the standard gallery-wrap print doesn't necessitate a frame. Tons of sizes are available, including a 14"x14" for $78 and a 24"x8" for $80. After making your selections, simply go through the online check out, prepare any pre-existing wall art for its new baby sister or brother, and wait for the art-delivery stork.
The team at Soirée Planners knows that, unlike their guests, parties are seldom completely spontaneous and carefree. They therefore strive to ease all aspects of the planning and execution process. Operating behind the scenes as well as alongside their clients, the seasoned event staff handles conference meetings with the same attentiveness as glamourous galas. They specialize in corporate gatherings, from conferences to Christmas parties, and customize each get-together so that staff appreciation banners aren't full of crossed-out names.
Their wedding division, meanwhile, helps to prep ceremonies with varying degrees of involvement. Their full-on planning package puts them in charge of almost all aspects, including budget creation, decor, acting as the point-person for vendors, and providing the bride with a personal assistant. By contrast, their less-involved coordination service leaves the finer details to the couple, and deploys the staff to aid with scheduling and day-of supervision.
Parties, from bar mitzvahs to office celebrations and birthdays, all need some sort of center. Everyone will inevitably end up orbiting around the heart of the celebration. D4 Photobooths keeps gatherings from huddling over dull bowls of salsa, though, with photo booths that encourage guests to pile in together and mug for cameras. That also frees party planners to have fun rather than snapping photos on their own the whole time.
Laughter drifts from the booths, which churn out customizable photos that can feature relatives and friends donning novelty glasses, hats, and masks. Rental packages include delivery and setup, as well as an onsite attendant, ensuring that the whole process runs smoothly without distracting the party's host.