PaC Man & Wife: I Turn My Camera On

Gather your friends, grab your props! It’s time for the photo booth images!


(Heather Fowler Photography)

After the speeches and dinner, our guests stormed the photo booth. There was a wait most of the night. Imagine my surprise when my grandfather was the first to hop into the photo booth AND rock the bee hat. I think my fun-loving sister and cousins had something to do with it. I always knew I had cool grandparents, but this just confirms it.


My grandfather: eighty-eight years old and cool as hell.


Setting the tone for the rest of the guests!


Mr. PaC’s Jersey family in the house!


Feeling the love.


Even the parents got in on the action!

(upper left image: Heather Fowler Photography)


(Heather Fowler Photography)

Our X and O balloons were one of those details made me very happy. The venue offered to let us fill them onsite, so Mr. PaC and Linda hunted through the catacombs of the old mansion looking for a helium tank that she knew was there, somewhere. She let Mr. PaC fill up the first one, but the X still had a few wrinkles so he added a little more air. BOOM! It exploded right in their faces. He smartly decided it was best to leave a little wrinkle in the next one. He trudged back upstairs with the pieces and recounted the story to his mom and brother, who knew how sad the bride would be to miss the X to her O, and one of them called in a favor. En route from New Jersey were his two aunts who tracked down a new X balloon. The switch was so seamless that had Mr. PaC never told me, I would have never known.


One of my favorite pictures! I loved my X and O balloons!

(Heather Fowler Photography)



Me and my momma.

The photo booth pictures were the best sort of delayed gratification. We didn’t see them until the next day when we were in recovery mode. Mr. PaC and I howled with laughter as we flipped through the hundreds of images. Each one a mini-present from dear friends and family.

Look who popped back into the photo booth: goofballs, hams and cut-ups.




My sister really enjoyed the photo booth!

If you’ve been with me throughout my Weddingbee journey, you know I have an aversion to veils…which should make the following photos of me in a dress-up veil even funnier!




(above three images: Heather Fowler Photography)



Here I am showing my love for my bees and representing the hive. You were with me all day between the bee charms, bee hat, or inspiration from your weddings adapted to ours. Our bee hat was quite popular. How many times did you spot it?


Had we done a bouquet toss, this friend would have been a fierce competitor!

Choosing to feature a handful of images from the 250+ originals was tough. Who wants to see a million photos of strangers? To you, these folks are familiar faces at best. But we love every photo! The plan is to create a massive photo collage to hang next to our wedding photos. What will you do with your photobooth images?

(all personal photos unless otherwise noted)




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Mrs. Pain au Chocolat

Wilmington, DE
Wedding Date:
June 2011
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  1. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:10 pm

    These are awesome. I still have no idea what to do with our photobooth images, maybe a photobook?

  2. panda Bee
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:32 pm

    these are really awesome. I love the background and the gigantic letters. so cool

  3. scepter Bee
    scepter 333 posts, Helper bee @ 6:33 pm

    Your grandpa is Adorable. Love the photo of him sporting the bee hat

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    Stacey, Guest @ 9:09 am

    I LOVE your photobooth! I was going to rent a photobooth but then I saw how tight the space is and wouldnt be able to fit as many people comfortably. I would like to create my own photobooth with a backdrop like yours. Can you please tell me how you did it?

  5. painauchocolat Bee
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:21 am

    @Stacey: Here is the most recent information on the photo booth (about 3/4 down the page): Mrs. Pin Cushion has a great tutorial ( that inspired us to DIY.

  6. painauchocolat Bee
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:23 am

    @Mrs. Pony: What about a GIANT poster-sized frame of all the thumbnails??!

    @Miss Panda: That yellow IKEA fabric was a perfect match to the rest of our yellow and round details. Which was not the intent when we bought it. I’m a believer in buying things you love and somehow they’ll work together.

    @Mrs. Scepter: The photos of him in the photo booth are some of my favorites! (Can’t figure out why my grandmother never made it into the booth…)

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    Miss Pez 267 posts, Helper bee @ 1:14 pm

    Love it! What inspiration! I am actually doing a photo booth this week for thanksgiving. I have made many props myself but I think I need to go buy a few. Maybe even some felt to make my own bee. Loving this!

  8. painauchocolat Bee
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:07 pm

    @Miss Pez: The bee hat is from Michael’s, if you’re looking for something like that. There were other animals too, but obviously the bee is the best.

  9. coyote Bee
    coyote 2051 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:19 am

    HILARIOUS!! I love the idea of creating a collage… We have too many funny photos from our photo booth to just leave them on a disc!

  10. painauchocolat Bee
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:41 pm

    @Mrs. Coyote: And you should display it prominently so guests can see it when they come over. Everyone is a ham! 🙂

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