No person, let alone a child, should ever have to live with cancer. Gabriella's Groupies is an organization that raises money for children's cancers - an area that only receives about 2% of funding. Their annual Journey 24K event this year would "benefit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs and Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute." They had a goal of raise $35,000 but instead ended up raising over $44,000! It's an incredible accomplishment of which everyone involved should feel very proud.
Organized by Lidia Marrello-Curcio, founder of Gabriella's Groupies, and Elise Schmitz of Toast Special Events, the event took on a "bling and gold" theme which MDRN Photobooth Company was lucky enough to get to be a part of. To help make the event as special as possible, we created a bunch of customs props that, while unique on their own, were tied together by their bright gold accents.
Two of the most festive props that we created were the gold sombrero, with a pink rim design, and the matching gold sunglasses.
Of course, what would an event of this caliber be without some "champagne"? We created a champagne bottle prop, accompanied by two long-stem champagne glasses, so that guests were able to toast each other in the MDRN photobooth.
"Wakey wakey, photobooth lovers, MDRN Photobooth Company here - your one and only source into the scandalous lives of MDRN's elite props. Love was in the air with cupid's arrow and a throwback to our Lead Stylist Catalina's current Gossip Girl obsession with the "XOXO" prop with black trim. I haven't seen this much gold since Serena married Lonely Boy." - XOXO, MDRN.
You can't have a bling party without throwing some dollar signs around, right? Right! That's why we put created this flashy gold dollar sign prop so that guests could feel like a million bucks! Dollah, dollah bills, y'all!
Oh, and let's not forget that when people walk into a photobooth, they usually have something that they want to say to the camera! We created these fun word bubble props so that guests could be as vocal as they wanted to be. "Buy Me Pretty Things," "Give More," and "I'm So Fancy" were just a few of the sayings that we gave guests the option to choose from.
As the the party drew closer to midnight, you would think that most guests would be tired and ready to head home, kick off their heels, and binge watch The Mindy Project on Netflix, right? Wrong! Guests were in love with the photobooth and the exciting and unique atmosphere that it brought to an already incredible event. There were no TV shows to watch, but who needs Orange Is the New Black when you have us? With MDRN, it's "Photobooth Is the New Black." Instead of a prison cell, you get a fancy backdrop and instead of Meatloaf Mondays, you get MDRN Mondays (or any day that ends in a 'Y').
Thank you to Elise of Toast Special Events for leaving such a wonderful Facebook review.