The Great Gatsby!

The Great Gatsby!

What an amazing event theme for a great company!  We had so much fun planning this holiday event for Vestmark!  Special thanks to Kristen Renneker Photography for capturing the roaring 20’s theme perfectly in these photos!

Using a consistent tone-on-tone color scheme not only worked with the hotel décor, but also had an elegant feeling to it with the different metal tones called out in the linen and centerpieces, contributing to the overall look.

The flower arrangements have the personality of a 1920’s flapper with the beads, feathers and fringe!  This layered look with simple gold balls in the vase give the centerpiece a sense of grander without using a lot of flowers.

The 20’s glamour comes to life with the centerpiece and table setting

Events with a theme that lends itself to other activities – such as gambling – are fun to work with! In this case, we collaborated with Casino Productions to rent gaming tables, chips and dealers, creating an authentic experience for the guests. Offering prizes for the top winners at your event is a great way to encourage everyone to have fun while at the tables!

Employees got to try their luck with the dice!


Gambling in good fun at the venue!

Recalling the feeling of Prohibition, simple mason jars holding condiments (and not “bathtub gin”) is another whimsical touch to the evening.  You can customize menu options to serve items popular in the 20’s – which might include a Waldorf salad!

Buffet table at the event decked out with lights

When not eating, enjoying 1920’s mixed drinks or playing at gaming tables, guests participated in photo booth fun! An array of hats, feather boas and 1920’s era props were offered as another way to get attendees into the theme of the evening.

Everyone had fun with the Great Gatsby theme!

We had a blast planning this one and it was clear that the attendees enjoyed themselves, too! Check out the rest of the gallery below!  Contact us today for some unique theme ideas for your next big event!

Vendor LOVE: The Snap Boxx

The Snap Boxx: Alan Duro


We first worked with Al on Lydia and Henrik’s wedding at the Lyman Estate and then again at Kim and James’ wedding at the New England Aquarium. We think one of the coolest features of The Snap Boxx is that you can leave a video message for the couple, in addition to taking fun photos and posting them immediately to social media! We loved working with The Snap Boxx and hope to do so again soon. Read on to learn more about Al and his business!

Where did you grow up?   

Hingham, MA

How long have you been in business and how did you get started?

We’ve been in business just over 1 year. After seeing a “GIF Booth” at a friend’s wedding in New York I decided it was the perfect business for me. It combined skills I already had, localized internet marketing, with a fun event-based business.


What’s your favorite part of your job?

Going to events and seeing people have fun with the booth. It’s great to be able to share important events in people’s lives and help them create lasting memories.


How would you describe your style?

An old school concept met with current technology to create memories in new and fun ways.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Chewy Chips Ahoy Cookies

What’s your favorite quote?

“Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But soon or late the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.” -Walter Wintle

What makes you unique in your field?

The “open-air” booth layout and the animated GIF capabilities separate us from most other photo booth rental companies. However, the green screen capabilities and willingness to fully customize our events, backdrops, and prints around our clients’ needs is what really sets us apart.


What is the best piece of advice you can give to a couple? 

Keep making each other laugh and don’t take things too seriously.

Click here to get in touch with Alan and to book The Snap Boxx for your next event.


The Swank Team

Alternative Guest Book Ideas

While we love the inspirational and heartfelt messages a traditional guest book encourages, sometimes it’s nice to mix it up a little bit! Why not consider one of these creative ideas for your big day?


Photo Guest Book
This is a great way to share those gorgeous engagement photos!
Photo Credit: The Lucky Penny



Wooden Heart Keepsake Frame
Ask your guests to write a message for you on a wooden heart and place it in the frame. The end result will be something meaningful that can be displayed in your home!
Photo Credit: Etsy




Photo Puzzle
This is our all time favorite guest book idea. If you’re a puzzle lover, this one’s for you!
Photo Credit: Bella Puzzles


Wishing Stones
Have your guests write well wishes on stones like these. They can be displayed in a vase, basket or another way to fit in with your theme!
Photo Credit: Wedding Bee


Photo Booth
So this one is not an original idea & a lot of couples have photo booths nowadays, but that’s because it’s FUN!
(If you opt for the DIY photo booth, we are obsessed with the custom made backdrops by The Keep Collective, so be sure to check them out!)
Photo Credit: Wedding Chicks + Smiley’s Photo Booths









Have your guests leave a little message on a Jenga piece that you can revisit on game night!
Photo Credit: A Magical Affair








Of course this is just a sampling of all the great ideas out there, but we have so many more so contact us today! Your guests will sign anything you ask them to so the possibilities really are endless!

If you did something creative with your guest book, we’d love to hear about it!

Happy Planning!

The Swank Team