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Budleigh Salterton Photo Booth – Jo & Flo’s big seaside 18th birthday bash!

seaside postcard

I do like to be beside the seaside…

 

Today has been such a lovely day for a wedding! But, whilst there were a number of weddings taking place across Devon today (and Laurence was at one of them – that of Jon & Rachel at Dartington Hall at Totnes), luckily for me, I’m over by the seaside in Budleigh Salterton for the huge birthday celebration of Flora McKinney & Joanne Saunders.

 

Flo & Jo

Jo (left) & Flo (right)

The Djs were setting up as we arrived to set up the booth in the huge marquee located at the back of the house. After deciding on the perfect spot for the photo booth – one where the slope wasn’t too dramatic but still a slope – we got the booth up to some old school reggae tunes. Perfect! We met Flo & Jo for the first time and Flo made Laurence a nice cup of tea. So nice! 🙂

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At about 7pm the guests began to arrive wearing fabulous masquerade masks as well as evening dress – as things looked, this party was elegance personified.The music was banging, the atmosphere buzzing and the champagne and canapes began doing the rounds.

 

Flo & Jo people

Party people in the photo booth.

Just before 8pm, the photo booth stepped into action and everyone showed their appreciation of it immediately. In other words, they loved it!!

The hog roast was ready half way into the night and everyone loved that too! And then, before I knew it, it was 11pm and time to close the booth and pack away.

 

Flo & Jo's marquee

The party keeps going … even while I pack away.

What a lovely surprise…. at the end of my shift (but by no means the end of the party,) whilst packing up I was in a state of shock when Joanne’s sister Katie approached me offering help to carry all the gear up to the van. This never ever happens as everyone is having such a good time they don’t usually even notice we are packing away – or notice we have gone. Katie convinced me asserting that she’s a strong rugby player and boy, it didn’t take long when I watched her lifting my heavy bags as though they were light as a feather. Hooray the girls!! 🙂

Happy 18th Jo & Flo!

 

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Andy’s 21st birthday blast … and Timberlake came too!

Andy

Before we’d even met Andy, we knew he’d be our kind of person!

 

We arrived at the princely Duke of Cornwall hotel (the oldest hotel in Plymouth) early Saturday evening.

As we loaded our booth equipment into the party room (carefully avoiding a collision with the bakers and their beautiful birthday cake), we chatted to Andy’s Mum and Dad about the family and how the theatre is a big deal in the Statton household. We love the theatre too – Laurence was in ‘Oliver’ back in the days of black & white tellies and 7 inch singles and our family practically live at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre (these days we’re more likely to be found nibbling on a quiche during the summer season at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall).

Everyone had such a good time – family, school friends, the drama club … us! How could you miss with such a lovely host, the DJ playing all the show tunes …. and Justin Timberlake!

andys cake
And That Cake!

Not only did it look amazing – each tier of loveliness decorated with bite sized posters of shows that have had an impact on Andy’s life – musicals that he’s starred in himself and favourite ones too – wow! It tasted AMAZING!! I take my cake tasting responsibilities very seriously – and these bakers, Viva Las Cakes are up there with the Cake Boss!

Andys friends

What a night! The photo booth didn’t stop for a moment all evening – there are loads and loads of pictures to laught at!!

Thank you so much for booking Yellowbooth, Andy! It was great to meet you. Caz & Laurence xx