Gianna’s Bat Mitzvah

Our very first paid event was at a Bat Mitzvah 11 years ago next month.  I can’t tell you how AMAZING it feels to have guests react with the same thrill as they did 11 years ago when they flip through the pages of their own flipbook for the first time.  It seriously gives me butterflies in the pit of my stomach, I’m so happy that they are happy!  From that moment in 2006, PicFlips Flipbooks was the darling of the Bar and Bat Mitzvah World in DFW.  As typical in the mitzvah sphere, entertainment goes in cycles.  Many of our previous guests of honor have graduated from college and some are married now.  Requests are rolling in for flipbooks at DFW Bar and Bat Mitzvahs once again because this next flow of guests have never seen PicFlips at a party.

So when I received the gallery of photos from Gianna’s Bat Mitzvah….I was BLOWN AWAY! There is something so magical and electric about mitzvahs, and Maggie Hargrave of MaggShots Photography captured everything so beautifully!  Maggie and I grew up together at church. She worked for us at PicFlips Flipbooks while going to college, and then pursued her dream of owning a photography business full-time. Maggie is constantly attending conferences, traveling, networking and perfecting her photography skills….and it shows! Gah, her photos are amazing!! It helps when the family she is photographing is gorgeous, which was certainly the case with the Razack family.  A beautiful celebration for an incredible milestone.  Mazel Tov, Gianna!

The pictures here were taken at the party at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.  Feel free to check out more pictures from the whole celebration here…http://www.maggshots.com/gianna-bat-mitzvah/  Thanks for sharing these beautiful shots with us, Maggie!

 

 

 

Our graphic designer ROCKS!

We at PicFlips Flipbooks take great pride in our custom designed flipbook covers.  I mean, if it’s going to double as entertainment plus the party favor, it has to blend into the wedding itself.  A natural extension of the wedding.  Every time the guests flip through that sweet little book, they are going to relive those fun memories of the day you got married!

We can match your wedding invitation, add your engagement photos, write a thank you note to your guests on the back.  We create them from scratch.  Can’t get much more personal than that.  One of our grooms even added a tiny little Yoda head into the gorgeous flowers on a wreath design around their monogram.  Not many people realized it was there, but he knew it was and it made him happy to no end.  We strive to please.

I’ve included just a few samples of our work.  Email Amy to see more at amy@iloveflipbooks.com!

We know you take lots of time on deciding on the perfect venue and decor in the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex.  Let us help you design some flipbook covers to match your vision!

Kids Gone Wild at the Galleria 2016

It’s summer!  The kids are out of school and moms everywhere are checking local calendars, libraries, radio stations and asking friends to find activities to keep the whole family entertained.

Well, I’ve got one for your list….and it’s FREE!  Come out to the Galleria Dallas this Saturday, June 11th for Kids Gone Wild, a fun kickoff to summer.  Hours are 10:00am to 3:00pm.  There will be clowns and magicians, crafts and face painting, and new this year….FLIPBOOKS!   The I Love Flipbooks photo booth will be in full swing with summer props and custom covers to remind you of the fun you and your family had!

Here are more details….http://www.galleriadallas.com/event/kids-gone-wild/

See you there!

Standing Out from the Crowd

Weddings are such a special celebration.  The joining of two families.  Months or year(s) of preparation.  A sizeable amount on money spent to feed, entertain and dress for this day.  And when you go to a wedding, you pretty much know what to expect.  That’s why today’s brides and groom want to add personalized touches to give their loved ones a day to remember!

We recently participated in an incredibly fun engagement party…that turned into a SURPRISE WEDDING!  And Kellie and Will pulled it off without a hint thanks to the amazingly detailed coordination by the team at As You Wish Events.  I believe the Father’s speech during the cocktail hour went something like this, “Let’s all raise a glass to toast the engagement of Kellie and Will!  ….But why wait?  Let’s just have the wedding now!” and the bridesmaids and groomsmen were whisked off to the side and the guests were ushered into the beautifully decorated ceremony.  You just know that was the top talk at the office on Monday!

But you don’t have to throw a surprise wedding to make your special day stand out from the rest.  Many brides and groom are finding ways to give this celebration their own touches.   According to the 2015 Newlywed Report, 1 out of 3 couples write their own vows.  Although 72% of couples still do a tiered wedding cake, others are opting for a different type of dessert, like doughnuts.  Over 50% of couples create their own hashtag for social media so guests can follow along (we’ve added many cute ones to the flipbook covers to tie everything together!).  Even more couples create wedding websites to keep their guests informed of the festivities in case the invitation gets misplaced.

PicFlips Flipbooks is celebrating 10 YEARS of serving the DFW wedding community!  I just love receiving thank you notes in the mail from event planners and newlyweds thanking us for a job well done.  After all of these years making memories for brides, grooms and their guests, there are so many people in DFW alone who have not experienced the PicFlips mobile flipbook studio!  Weddings definitely stand out from the crowd when they bring in the flipbook studio instead of a typical photo booth.  It’s funny – the GIF photo booth is making it’s way into the market, but PicFlips can give you both a printed out flipbook and you can add on Social Media Sharing to share the GIF images on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email.

Photo booths and GIF booths are fabulous, but there’s just something about holding a flip book in your hand, and feeling the pages flip through your fingers, as the smile creeps across your face.  It triggers the memory of making the video with your friends, while celebrating the marriage of people you love.  And that, my friends, is why we love what we do.