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Why You Should Book A GIF Photo Booth!

First off, you may be wondering what the heck is a GIF Photo Booth? To help you better understand what a GIF  photo booth is and why we think they’re awesome, we’re breaking down the reasons why this new technology is worth the small investment for weddings and/or events. What is it: In a nutshell, it’s a new way to remember your night!!  The GIF Booth shoots 3 images to create an animation—insanely popular and ideal for fun, creative events with a focus on social sharing. Who is it right for: The GIF Booth is great for weddings, anniversary parties, birthday parties (kids LOVE it), corporate events and so much more! Why the GIF Photo Booth is amaaaazzing: 1. Movement: The video the GIF Photo Booth produces is just pure fun!  No matter what your event is, your guests will get have a blast taking photos together and will love that they get instant access to the gif. 2. Social Sharing: Guests can send/save their GIFS to their mobile phone, email them and even post them directly to social media. All the photos from your event/wedding will be uploaded to one web page… so you can view everyone’s photos in one place.  Preview an example page 3. Location: Since the GIF Booth is small we’re able to move it around… so we can place it at the cocktail hour and then move it to the dance floor to encourage guests to dance and have a great time. No matter, where your location, we can most likely get the GIF Booth to work. 4. Customization: We can add your names,...

Client Spotlight: Deanna & Joe

Deanna and Joe got married at the Cruiseport Gloucester this past June and what a day it was!!! This couple is not only beautiful, but so personable and kind. Like so many of the other couples we work with, they were beaming ear-to-ear the entire night and were nothing but an absolute joy to work with.  They had a gorgeous reception in beautiful Gloucester, MA and we were honored to be a part of their night.  We caught up with bride Deanna to hear all about how the big night played out and how NuImage owner, Peter, helped bring their wedding to life. Q: How did you hear about NuImage? We knew about NuImage from mutual friends as well as previous weddings that my parents attended. My mother knew, Peter, would be a great fit for our wedding and we knew that we had to have him! Q: Did NuImage do anything extraordinary that changed/help to form your wedding day? Nulmage was absolutely amazing throughout our entire wedding day as well as the days leading up to our special day. They were thorough throughout the entire planning process ensuring that every detail from start to finish would meet my expectations. NuImage called me a few days prior to the wedding to extensively talk about the details which left me feeling excited and trusting that they would deliver nothing but the best. Throughout our wedding day Peter checked in with us at all times that were necessary to make sure everything was going planned and to our liking. He was able to rally our huge wedding party and make our...

3 Honeymoon Spots We Love

As planners and DJ’s in the wedding industry, we talk to numerous couples on daily basis.  We know that planning a wedding requires time, effort and most of your attention for a good year. With over 20 years in the industry, we find it’s so important for couples to take some time for themselves after the wedding to enjoy the special time in their lives. Trust us, you won’t regret it! So whether you’re looking to book a domestic honeymoon or venture out somewhere beyond the U.S., here are three amazing spots that are sure to impress you and your new spouse! Maui, Hawaii You’ve just spent months planning and finally executing your dream wedding—now it’s time to wind down and finally enjoy this wonderful beginning stage of marriage! The island of Maui is known for its utterly relaxing and serene atmosphere. The greatest attractions to experience are not manmade but rather the alluring volcanoes, waterfalls, and beaches about the island. Its mild year-round temperatures create a tranquil environment that will allow you and your new spouse to finally treat yourselves to some much-needed down time.   Lake Tahoe, Nevada Looking for something a little less tropical and a bit more adventurous? Lake Tahoe is a haven for outdoor fun. Some newlywed couples just simply aren’t content relaxing on a beach all day and wish to book a honeymoon that can offer them a wide range of activities. Couples can enjoy parasailing on the North Shore or a hot air balloon ride offering views of Emerald Bay, Fallen Leaf Lake, Cascade Lake, and Desolation Wilderness. It seems as though...

4 Bachelorette Party Ideas

As brides get older and wiser, so do the bachelorette parties. Long gone are the days of heading into the city to drink cheap cocktails. Nowadays, brides are opting in for weekends away and adventurous activities. We’re breaking down 4 great ideas that are perfect for today’s modern bride – Go Glamping: Yes, this is technically camping, but with a glamorous twist! You can find some really beautiful chic glamping options, such a chalet in the mountains. Head over to GlampingHub.com and check out their options for New England. Partake in a Wine Tour: This can be a great day activity! Grabbing a limo or bus to take you and your gals from winery to winery is a fantastic way to relax, enjoy your friends, and try some new vino. Check out these New England Wineries. Take a Burlesque Class: Want to get in a sexy frame of mind for the wedding night?! Book a burlesque class with your besties and learn some new dance moves, while also having fun. Attend a Fitness Retreat: Retreats are popping up everywhere and for good reason. These well thought out and usually, health-centric retreats give you, the bride, a chance to relax and rejuvenate before your big day. Many retreats will allow you to book as a group to ensure your whole party can attend. Thanks for reading, – The NuImage...

Pre-wedding Playlist!

Getting ready on your big day usually entails your best friends, champagne, and lots of pampering! The playlist for the morning of your big day should not be overlooked! To help, we’re sharing 30 of our favorite getting ready wedding day songs with you!  Enjoy! “Happy,” Pharrell Williams “Firework,” Katie Perry “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours,” Stevie Wonder “I Gotta Feeling,” The Black Eyed Peas “I Do,” Colbie Caillat “Dancing in the Moonlight,” Toploader “Love on Top,” Beyonce “All My Life,” K-Ci & JoJo “I Love It,” Icona Pop featuring Charli XCX “We Found Love,” Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris “Stuck Like Glue,” Sugarland “Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry “Mine,” Taylor Swift “Walking on Sunshine,” Katrina & The Waves “Feel So Close,” Calvin Harris “Best Day of My Life,” American Authors “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” Whitney Houston “All of Me,” John Legend “Everything,” Michael Bublé “(You Drive Me) Crazy,” Britney Spears “The Time (Dirty Bit),” The Black Eyed Peas “Lucky,” Jason Mraz featuring Colbie Caillat “Wishin’ & Hopin’,” Dusty Springfield “Kiss You,” One Direction “I Could Not Ask For More,” Edwin McCain “Ten Feet Tall,” Afrojack “Marry You,” Bruno Mars Can’t stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake Beautiful Day – U2 Forever – Chris Brown What are some of your favorites? Share them with us! – The NuImage...

5 Tips to Help You Better Enjoy Your Wedding Day

Wedding planning can be, well… stressful. Between choosing the floral designs, sending out wedding invitations, choosing your first dance song and planning out the seating chart, it can be easy to lose sight of the most important thing – your love for your soon-to-be forever bestie. Our team has worked with thousands of couples over the years and we’ve helped ease the craziness of planning by offering various vendor options, such as uplighing, photographers, wedding planning and of course, music… We do this to make it easier for our brides and grooms to plan their big day with less stress. We’re sharing 5 helpful tips you can use to help you enjoy the BIG day! Be organized: If you’re organized from the very beginning, it will allow for a smooth road to your wedding day. For example, if you know you have already paid your photographer, or assigned someone to pay them, you won’t be worrying about their invoice at the end of the wedding. Don’t be afraid to delegate: People ask all the time: “How can I help?” Our advice is to take them up on their offers. Ask them to arrange for a deli platter to feed your bridal party while you’re getting ready, ask them to give out vendor tips, ask them to make sure the groomsmen have their boutineers. Just know you cannot do it all yourself, nor should you have to. So, take people up on this question and put them to work! Trust your vendors: You’ve done your research and paid good money for your event planning, florist and DJ. Now it’s time...

Employee Spotlight – Marty

This month, we’re bragging all about one of our very talented DJs, Marty Miserandino. Marty has been a mighty force behind the scenes of NuImage, as well as on the dance floors, spinning tunes for thousands of weddings over the last 15 years.  We’re so thankful for his dedication and excitement for working with us and cannot wait for the years to come! We got a chance to connect with Marty and learn more about what drives him on and off the dance floor. When did you start working at NuImage? I started working at NuImage in 2002 after seeing Peter (Owner of NuImage) DJ a friend’s wedding. I was blown away at his MC skills, his energy, class, and how much FUN the wedding was. I was DJ’ing for another company at the time, but knew I had to work with Peter. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made! What is your current role at NuImage? While my main responsibilities are to DJ events, I also try to serve as an advisor of sorts. In addition to DJ’ing I own my own business, a Nationally recognized bicycle shop called Fit Werx in Peabody. The skills I have learned as a business owner come in handy when thinking of new ideas, marketing, etc. What do you like/find the most rewarding about your job? I’ve said it over and over again… There’s nothing better than seeing people have fun and knowing that I was the catalyst to their great time. For people to tell me that I’m the best DJ they ever saw and for clients to come up...

5 Wedding Trends for 2017

Are you planning your 2017 wedding? If so, have you been seeing any new trends you’re loving or hating? Each year we attend hundreds of weddings and certainly take notice of the most popular trends throughout the year. While our 2017 season has not yet kicked-off, we have been noticing new trends (and ones that are here to stay) for the year ahead. Bright Colors: Couples are opting in for brighter colors, louder floral decorations and props to make a colorful statement. Guest Icebreakers: To encourage guests to get to know one other, couples are adding in icebreakers, such as lawn games and interactive food stations, to get people talking. Late Night Snacks: This may have started earlier than 2017, but we don’t see the trend of feeding your guests a second time going away anytime soon. Late night snacks, such as fiesta food trucks, keep guests partying through the night. Charitable Donations: Giving back to a charity of the couple’s choice is becoming more and more popular as a registry alternative. Tech Effects: More couple are opting-in to add ambiance, flair and fun to their reception through lighting, sound effects, live-streaming, Snapchat geofilters and 3D printing. Our team can help you add some seriously cool lighting and effects to your big day – check out how! Thanks for reading and let us know what trends you have been noticing! – Team NuImage! Save Save Save...

Employee Spotlight: Lisa Stronach

We have so many amazing employees’ at NuImage and this month we wanted to take a moment to highlight one who always goes above and beyond!  Lisa Stronach is our go-to Director of Operations. She is talking to brides, prepping our DJ’s, connecting with the right wedding vendors and keeping us all on our toes. Needless to say, she is priceless.  We’re so very thankful she has been a part of our team for 10 years now!   Here’s what Lisa has to say about working at NuImage – When did you start working at NuImage?   January 2007 What is your current role at NuImage?  Director of Operations What do you like/find the most rewarding about your job?  It amazes me that every day I get to work with so many awesome couples! Do you have a favorite season at work?  I love all the seasons… every season brings its own unique experiences and it’s busy all year, which is great. What are your hobbies outside of work?  I’m very busy taking care of three daughters and a home, but I do like going shopping (lol)! Save Save Save Save Save...

Venue Highlights

As our busiest time of the year comes to an end we always love highlighting a few spectacular wedding vendors that we get to work with. We could talk about all the amazing vendors we love for days but to keep this short and sweet we’re sharing two wedding venues that are outstanding! First up, Cafe Escadrille in Burlington, MA. Why we love it: Their team of expert wedding planners will work with you to ensure that every detail is just as you want it, creating a day and memories to cherish for a lifetime. Stunning architecture, a magnificent stone fireplace in the Grand Parlor, sweeping staircase, beautiful outdoor gardens, courtyard with skylight and contemporary water feature and of course, their Grand Ballroom, make this wedding venue one to remember. What their saying: We got a chance to interview Jessica Reynolds, Director of Special Events, and this is what she had to say – What do you love most about weddings at Cafe Escadrille? I love working with the couples from start to finish on all aspects of their wedding. We do all food and beverage in house and our package is very inclusive so most clients do not need to worry about anything besides their entertainment and photography vendors Why is Cafe Escadrille the perfect spot to get married? For more than 40 years, people have trusted so many of their special moments to Cafe Escadrille. We work with weddings of all sizes to make sure that their big day is everything that they dreamed. What is your relationship like with NuImage Entertainment? We love working with NuImage...