With any fabulous wedding,  sometimes you need a little icebreaker to get your guests out of their comfort zone.
You need Heartbreak Hotel Photo Booth.
Let me explain why a photo booth is the best ice-breaker for your wedding!


Weddings are the perfect excuse for the most kick-ass party of your life!
If someone didn’t pull out the dance moves from Saturday Night Fever did ya even have a wedding??

Photo booths are one of the best ways to break the ice and get your guests to have fun and interacting with each other. It keeps the young ones entertained (seriously it’s free day care for you). It get’s your different groups of friends to meet and laugh with each other. And personally, my fave, seeing how much the oldies enjoy putting silly wigs and sunglasses on to take a modern day selfie.

This is all an added bonus to the personalised photo strips that instantly print out.
Your loved ones get to take home a memento from this incredible day.

Nobody put’s baby in the corner.
Seriously, don’t put us in the corner, we’ll cry!!


Our Photo Booth works it’s best magic if it’s in a high traffic area.
Next to the bar or the dance floor is great.
This lures quieter people into the action and means you get plenty of party atmosphere spilling over into the booth!

Our booths are open- not your old fashioned closed design, so they allow everyone to watch and get in on the party.

Plus an open booth allows for infinite creativity with custom backdrops and positioning at the venue.
It gives a tonne more room for people to have fun with crazy masks and props, and means you can squeeze more people into shots!

We also offer our beautifully crafted Heartbreak Guestbooks where people can stick one of their prints alongside a message to the loved up couple.  People really love sharing and comparing their photographic efforts and failures.

All of the images are able to be emailed straight away to anyone using the booth via our social media station.
But wait there’s more! (I’m sorry I couldn’t help myself).
The week after your event you receive a Pic-time online album with every shot taken in the booth available for download and sharing with all your guests. These are priceless teaser images while your wait for your professional photographers work and can make sweet thank you’s.

These are just a few of the reasons why a photo booth is the best ice-breaker for your wedding.
Don’t take my word for it- have a look at some of these thoroughly icebreaker-ed party people.

Heartbreak
xx

A group of little children dressed up with their Mum using the photobooth

The George Ballroom

2 girls and an older man posing for a silly photo in the booth at a wedding. Graffiti style backdrop a group of older ladies dressed up in colourful wigs and glittery glasses posing for the photobooth A groom and his wedding guests dressed up in the photobooth pulling silly faces A floral backdrop and a small group of ladies posing for a photo a greenery backdrop with a small group of wedding guests posing for a photo 3 brothers posing for a photo in the photobooth, its a great ice-breaker to get people out of their seatsa group of men being silly in the Heartbreak Hotel photobooth A large group of guests having an ice-breaker, dressed up in wigs and sunglasses in a group photo at a wedding Kids wearing wigs and sunglasses in the Heartbreak Hotel Photobooth, using it as a great ice-breaker

F*ck COVID-19.
It has been a true pain in the butt for just about everyone across the planet.

Perhaps a few eskimo’s or people who enjoy zero human contact were left unscathed. But, for the rest of us who enjoy our over-priced smashed avo, hugs and freedom – this has been one Big. Fat. Low-point.

 

Here’s a few brief Q&A’s so you too can sit back with your homemade beverage and relax, knowing we’ve got your back.

 

The Melbourne wedding industry’s venues, photographers, videographers, florists, entertainers and most importantly!! Our loved up couples! Have been hit somewhat harder than most.

Every week I receive countless emails from clients asking us ‘Can we change our date if the restrictions remain in place?’ – To which I throw my head back in an evil cackle, continue counting my pile of gold and make myself another homemade cocktail in my lockdown loungewear.

I’m kidding. (maybe not about the cocktail and loungewear part.) Every date change or cancelation causes us just as much Heartbreak (pun intended) as it does you.

 

Morgan & Jai at Rupert on Rupert

Can I change my date because of COVID-19?

Yes, you can change your date.

We don’t charge a fee for changing the date, and we won’t charge a fee for holding a tentative date (just incase!) either.

Wedding co-ordinators all over Melbourne are doing everything within their power to work within government restrictions to pull off the most amazing days for our beloved clients.

If it looks like your event will need to be postponed, we ask that you reach out to us with some tentative dates.
That way we can work together and have a better chance of ensuring your dream day goes ahead as planned.

 

What if We Need to Cancel Our Wedding due to COVID-19?

We understand that for some people, the void of the “Covid Unknown” is too much of a stress to overlook or postpone. For some, the best option is to cancel your original plans. Maybe you’re moving on to bigger more exotic things and you’ve decided to elope on a cliffs edge as soon as borders open! Or perhaps you and yours have decided that a simple registry is all you need to make your special day perfect.
Whatever your circumstances, again, we’re with you.

 

Will I get a refund if I cancel due to COVID-19?

Short answer – yes!
Long answer – we need to cover our butts too.
If you wish to cancel, you will receive a refund minus a 20% booking fee.

The booking fee simply covers costs we won’t get back on our end for staffing and credit card fees.

 

 

Rolan & Sarah dressing up at  Rupert on Rupert – F*ck COVID-19

 

Let’s End On a High


You chose your wedding vendors because you love what they have to offer, to give you the most memorable celebration possible.
We love you (our clients) because you allow us to run a business we’re proud of, full of fun, excitement and continual good times.

Let’s everyone, keep doing what we’re doing.

Loving each other.
Staying positive (and sane?).

Heartbreak Hotel are here for you every step of this crazy journey.

To help with suggestions for your wedding, to commiserate the loses we’re all experiencing, to share home made cocktails and what’s bingeworthy on Netflix.

Without sounding too ‘Dan Andrews’

We’re all in this together.
& F*ck COVID-19.

Heartbreak
x

 

Why should you have a photobooth at your wedding??

Heartbreak Hotel Photobooth

Why is it a great idea to have a Photobooth at your Wedding? Good question!..
I want to give you just a few reasons why having a photobooth will be the icing on the wedding cake!

 

A photobooth is fun for all ages

Seriously though, it is so good to entertain everyone at your wedding. The young and the old will enjoy a good photo session and trust me when I say, I have seen some crazy old cats get down and dirty in the booth over the years.

Having a photo booth will not only get the oldies out of their seats, but they will also be getting involved with the Gen Zers. And it’s so good to get more photos of all the family together. Especially those regrettable photos that will be stuck on your fridge for years!

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The perfect keepsake for all your guests

Having a photobooth that prints out the images straight away, means your guests can take home a little keepsake from the wedding day. It’s always cool seeing photos stuck on the fridge for years to come and most guests don’t know it at the time, but they will actually have the chance to download the digital copy after the wedding as well. Which means sometimes they wish they kept it ‘G’ rated when taking the photos! Oops.

Heartbreak Hotel Photobooth

Adds to the overall style of your wedding reception

Another great reason to have a photobooth at your wedding is, it can add to the overall style of your reception styling! When we created Heartbreak Hotel, it was so important for us to have the most stylish photobooth set up in town. Every small detail has been thought of and you won’t see us dragging out an ugly table with a black tablecloth or $2 props for the junk store!

We wanted the booth to be on-trend, look incredible and actually add style to any wedding. We know how much effort goes into creating a beautiful reception and we don’t think that style should be compromised because of the photo booth.

 

Photobooth Rupert on Rupert

Theme the booth with your wedding theme

We all love themes and when it comes to weddings, there is really no exceptions. Trust me when I say, I have seen a lot of RAD themes over the years. Sometimes it’s a more subtle theme, like “black tie & cocktail” or “complete vegan wedding”. Whatever your theme is, we can incorporate it into the booth in so many ways, including the backdrop, the print designs, the props and even the photobooth’s interface.

 

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Guestbooks with photos straight from the wedding!

Having a killer set of photos of your nearest and dearest is worth it’s weight in gold. Especially when you get your guests to create you a guestbook at the wedding and they stick in their own fav photos and write you a little message. Guestbooks are seriously the best! And you won’t find any better than ours. We get ’em manufactured in the USA using nothing but the finest materials. That way you know it will actually last and of course, look good on your bookshelf!

photo booth guest books melbourneThat’s it! My five reasons why I think you need a photobooth at your wedding! If you have any suggestions for more reasons why you would have a photobooth at your wedding, please let us know in the comments!

Also, those middle photos are from our favourite wedding venue in Collingwood, Rupert on Rupert.

If you would like to get intouch, head over to our contact page.

Melbourne vinyl DJ wedding

We were lucky enough to DJ at a special event at the Wool Mill in Brunswick. It was the first time we got to use and show off our custom made, wooden DJ table and it looked incredible. We are definitely stepping up the game in the DJ scene for weddings in Melbourne and it’s so cool to see the vision come to life.

We believe a wedding DJ is not just about the killer tunes they play, it really needs to work with the styling of your wedding reception and bring something to the table. We wanted our DJ to add style to your wedding. No more trestle tables with black tablecloths with cords running everywhere. Not at Heartbreak Hotel! We want STYLE and lots of it.

It’s so cool that our DJ table works with so many different style weddings as well. Just look at these images below and see how well we fit right in with not only the venue, but the theme of the event.

Wool Mill Brunswick is the perfect venue for a warehouse-style, Melbourne wedding!

Wool Mill Brunswick Wedding

We got to work alongside so many of our friends that are on our ‘FRIENDS‘ page and the whole venue looked the part. That is what happens when you team up with the best of the best that Melbourne has to offer.

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Wool Mill Brunswick Wedding

The styling was done by Ruffles and Bells and we LOVE these guys. Every time we work with them, the events just keep getting next level. And we are lucky we have more events with them in the near future!

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Vendor Credits:

Photos by Free The Bird & It’s Beautiful Here

Cnk Catering – catering, event management @cnkcatering

The Wool Mill – Venue @the.wool.mill

Ruffles & Bells – Styling, concepts, hire items @rufflesandbells

Microhire – AV, lighting, sound @microhire_au

Little Floral Soul  – Florals @littlefloralsoul

Nathan & Susie  – Live music @nathan_and_susie

Heartbreak Hotel – DJ  @heartbreakbooth

Moonshot – Balloon install @moonshotballoons

Place Settings – Furniture hire @placesettings

Luna Twelve – Prop hire @lunatwelve

Studio Silva – Stationery @studiosilva_

Simmons Linen – Linen hire @simmonslinenhire

We love Rupert on Rupert and it is definitely our favourite wedding venue in Melbourne. Tricia & Hieu had an extra special wedding and we were so lucky to be part of it. No detail was overlooked and we got to work with many of our favourite vendors in the industry, including wedding photographer Cassandra from Blossom Daisy Creative. She was so kind as to forward some amazing images on to us and now we get to share them with you!

The venue itself never needs much, it speaks for itself with the styling and details in each room, but this couple really worked with what was really there and just gave it the little extra WOW factor. The florals were out of this world, wrapping around the room and adding so much colour.

Tricia & Hieu got married at Rupert on Rupert wedding Collingwood and we were there to bring the party!

Epic Rupert on Rupert wedding in Collingwood

Epic Rupert on Rupert wedding in Collingwood

Pictured above in the far right corner, is our Gold sign we have for hire. We designed the seating chart and matched the wedding perfectly. We have two different sizes available and our in-house designer is on hand to make something AMAZING!

Heartbreak Hotel Rupert on Rupert

Heartbreak Hotel Photobooth

We chose the Gold Mermaid backdrop for this wedding because it really worked well with their theme of extra colour and gold accents throughout the venue. It also just looks great in photos!

And we had Jai as the booth attendant, also matching the wedding with his brightly floral tie.

We always love working with Tobi Tobi. You will find them on our “friends” page because they are just that good. Nothing is better than live music at a wedding! (Except for our photo-booth of course 😉

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Vendor Credit:

Venue: RUPERT ON RUPERT
Photographer: BLOSSOM DAISY CREATIVE
Live Music: TOBI TOBI
Photobooth: HEARTBREAK HOTEL
Sign Hire: HEARTBREAK HOTEL
Illustrations: JEFF THE PEFF

 

Heartbreak Hotel Photobooth
Heartbreak Hotel Photo Booth

We had our friend Em Jensen do a lookbook style shoot with our props. I guess when we first started the photo-booth, we didn’t know much about them, but we did know that there were so many tacky photo-booths out there with terrible props and we didn’t want that for us. We are always looking long and hard to find props that are good enough to actually wear and make you look DAMN GOOD! Not just a paper moustache on a stick, but real vintage and eclectic pieces found from all corners of the globe. We are always changing and adding different pieces as we go so there is always a good selection for young and old.

The Photobooth Props seriously make the whole photobooth experience and it’s so important to LOVE the props! Espeically because they will be in your images for ever. We are serious about this stuff and want you to look as good as you can on your wedding day, with a hint of silliness of course.

Photobooth Props have Never Looked so Gooood!

These are just a few pieces we handed over to Em for the shoot and she made some magic. Check ’em out…

 

 

All images by: Em Jensen

Panama Dining Hall wedding

Panama Dining Room, one of our favourite wedding venues in Melbourne was where Sara & Matthew celebrated their wedding day. Such a beautiful old building, looking over Smith Street in Collingwood, full of character and old world charm, perfect for Heartbreak Hotel Photo Booth!

Sara & Matthew got a guest book from us as well and it looked incredible when it was full of nice comments and the photo strips designed by Leelou.

Here are a few sneaky pics by our booth attendant Morgan!
Enjoy x

To Check out The Panama Dining Room, hit this link >> PANAMA DINING ROOM<<

Heartbreak Hotel Melbourne

There’s something so incredibly joyous about confetti, the colour, the action, the glitter, the fact that its raining tiny little rainbows of happiness over you. Its no wonder people choose it as a way to celebrate love. We’ve put together a confetti guide along with some of our most loved confetti photos. Here’s our top 10 list of what to think about when you’re planning to make it rain confetti glory at your wedding including some great places to buy confetti in Melbourne.

1. CHOOSING YOUR CONFETTI.

There are so many great types of confetti to choose from. One tip to make things easier is to pick one that is going to work with your wedding theme. If you’re going glam try silver or gold. Having a modern wedding? Look at just white or white mixed with one other colour, like one that you have used in your florals or invites. Going boho or country? Mix up the sizes and shapes of confetti to keep it textured and loose. If you’re having a photo booth, find confetti that both compliments but stands out from your photo booth backdrop. For example, if you have a red velvet backdrop, gold glitter is a perfect partner. So fancy!

 

2. GETTING YOUR CONFETTI AIRBORNE.

There are many ways to get your bundles of confetti up into the air. The most traditional is having your friends and family at the wedding throw handfuls of loose confetti over you as you walk back down the aisle after your ceremony, in your photo booth or during your portraits. A hot tip here is to get people throwing upwards rather than straight at your face…Traditional and simple is always great but boy have things have moved onward and upward in recent times. There is now hand held cannons that go off with a burst and shower confetti high and wide and also compressor cannons that can go off on the dance floor to make sure everyone realises they’ve arrived to the party. Confetti can be a great addition to a Photo Booth.

3. BEST PLACE TO THROW CONFETTI?

This one often gets overlooked so we thought we’d make a point of it in our confetti guide. Where is the best place to throw confetti at your wedding? There are a few things to think about, make sure it’s out of the rain, soggy confetti aint no fun for anyone. Be sure to have a windbreak or be out of the wind so your confetti doesn’t just fly away into the neighbouring property. On that note, it’s important that the confetti isn’t going to have an impact on the surrounding environment or people, go biodegradable or natural all the way.

4. ENVIRONMENT MATTERS.

Use the right type of confetti in the right place. If you’re throwing it around outside, it’s best to look into biodegradable options or use flower petals. Try and keep to areas where you’re not leaving a mess and that are easy to clean up.

5. SAFETY FIRST.

Safety first kids! Putting together a confetti guide means we know all about responsible confetti time so here are a few safety tips from us to you. Confetti on hard dance floors can be slippery so be wary. Cannons should never be fired close to people or at people, there’s also funny youtube clips of people firing them upside down but that’s also really not ideal, maybe choose the responsible people for firing duties. Confetti can also have pieces small enough to be a choking hazard so be aware of the size and type you are getting if you are going to have small people at your wedding.

6. PERMISSION IS IMPORTANT.

It’s always a must to get permission from your venue and ask them if they have a preference for the type of confetti to use. Many churches have a no confetti policy as it leaves a mess in the grounds so it’s best to check with everyone.

7. FUN WAYS TO USE CONFETTI.

The world shines a little brighter when confetti is involved. There are so many ways to have fun with it, here are a few of our favourites: On the dance floor, try and get people to not lose their brains with joy when confetti cannons are matching their dance moves. In the photo booth, it is hands down the most fun prop and adds magic and endless glamour to your photos. Here’s a few taken on location with Heartbreak Photo Booth here in Melbourne.

8. CONFETTI EXIT.

Getting your guests to shower you in confetti as you finish or exit the ceremony involves huge amounts of joy for everyone involved. It takes a little planning and will depend on your ceremony venue.

For an outside wedding you have a little more freedom, ask a friend to hand out confetti or petals while you are signing your marriage certificate. Once you have been announced as officially married, walk down the aisle to handfuls of fun raining down on you.

If you’re getting married in a sweet chapel, walk to the end of the aisle and hug your guests. As they head outside they can grab handfuls of confetti and make a guard of honour and wait for you to exit the chapel.  Burst out into your waiting family and friends and be showered in love. This style works especially well for photos.

Remind people to throw up not directly at you… The more hang time the better the photos.

9. HOW MUCH DOES IT ALL COST?

It all depends on what you want to do with it so after you have thought about all the other points in this article you’re ready to do your research.

Hand Held confetti canons cost around $30 AUD each and you will need at least two to create an even rain of confetti goodness.
To hire a confetti canon can be from anywhere between $150 – $300 AUD. There are different sizes for different applications. You can get bigger, stronger ones for stages and dance floors and smaller ones for ceremony exits.

You can also buy bags of handheld confetti or petals to hand out to guests to use. This option is sometimes cheaper and more fun because it gets your guests involved.

10. BEST PLACE TO BUY FROM?

Here in Melbourne we have used and recommend Pop Confetti! For handheld cannons and Poppies for Grace for boutique and unique confetti styles and colours.

So there you have everything you need to know in this handy confetti guide. Go forth and be the confetti this world needs.

We started off the year with our first wedding expo. Found With Love was held at a new wedding venue called The Line in Melbourne and brought all the best vendors in the wedding industry together under one roof.
Sarah was there to meet everyone and bring the fun vibes to the booth. We had a custom backdrop made by our favourites Pickawall and signage by Sketch & Etch and our new guest books on display.
Can’t wait to do it all again next year!!!

All the images below are shot by the Free The Bird team and the video is by Bottlebrush Films.

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Stones of the yarra valley photo booth

Last weekend we teamed up with the talented team at Ruffles & Bells styling to create something amazing for Carrie & Harvey’s stunning wedding at Stones of the Yarra Valley. The wedding featured a custom backdrop with florals by Sassafras and calligraphy by Fox and Hart. With the beautiful design and the Yarra Valley in the backdrop, it was the perfect night for the booth to be stationed outside!