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Shining Star Photo Booth Receives Blue WeddingWire Rated™ Badge

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in All Articles, Local Area Articles, Shining Star News | 0 comments

Shining Star Photo Booth Receives Blue WeddingWire Rated™ Badge

Shining Star Photo Booth Receives Blue WeddingWire Rated™ Badge York, PA –February 12, 2014 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, is thrilled to announce that Shining Star Photo Booth has received the WeddingWire Rated™ Blue badge for excellence in Photo Booth Entertainment and Rentals. The esteemed WeddingWire Rated™ program recognizes wedding professionals who have received positive newlywed reviews about their business on Wedding Wire. The program recognizes businesses across more than 20 service categories,...

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Why are engagement sessions so important?

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in All Articles, Local Area Articles | 0 comments

Why are engagement sessions so important?

Shining Star Photo Booth is happy to feature guest blogger Scott Josuweit of SMJ Photography. Visit Scott’s website at http://www.smjphotography.net Why are engagement sessions so important? Engagement sessions. Some people love them and think they’re a necessity. Others hate them and think that they’re just another way for their photographer to make a quick buck. I’ve compiled my top three reasons for why I think engagement sessions are so important to do. I hope they make your decision about engagement sessions a bit...

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Hashtag Your Wedding 101

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in All Articles, Event Articles and Ideas, Weddings and Party Articles | 0 comments

Hashtag Your Wedding 101

Creating a successful hashtag for your wedding   Starting in the 1980s, brides used disposable cameras on reception tables to allow guests to take wedding photos during the festivities. While this idea is still a popular one, the method of capturing moments has changed. Gone are the days of buying cameras and developing film; these days, advances in camera technology in smart phones have made snapping creative and candid photos easier than ever. One such advancement, Instagram, is a photography app that allows iPhone and Android users to...

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How to get a marriage license in Lancaster County PA

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in All Articles, Local Area Articles, Weddings and Party Articles | 0 comments

How to get a marriage license in Lancaster County PA

Not sure how to get a marriage license in Lancaster Pennsylvania? We have you covered! Shining Star Photo Booth will be adding marriage license information for all our surrounding areas!  First up – Lancaster PA! Marriage Licenses Applicants who don’t speak English may not translate for each other. A third party translator, 18 or older, must be present with valid ID at the time of application. Both parties must appear in person to apply for a license. When to Apply Both parties should be present in our office with required...

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Ways to Avoid Wedding Gift Theft at your Reception

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in All Articles, Weddings and Party Articles | 0 comments

Ways to Avoid Wedding Gift Theft at your Reception

Avoiding Wedding Gift Theft…   It is your big day! Smiles are glowing, music is playing, and the food is divine! The last thing on your mind should have to be theft of wedding gifts, but unfortunately a growing tactic by thieves is to target wedding receptions. Be it as wedding crashers, or impersonated vendor staff, and sometimes even vendor staff themselves, gift theft is on the rise. Even in our quaint and quiet areas of York, Harrisburg and Lancaster, Pennsylvania Recent statistics place 1 in every 10 weddings suffering a theft...

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The Wedding Barn Craze – Be Cautious

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in All Articles, Local Area Articles, Weddings and Party Articles | 0 comments

The Wedding Barn Craze – Be Cautious

Are your vendors legal? With so many new upstarts of wedding barn venues, it is important for wedding couples to make sure the venue they choose is reputable and more importantly, LEGAL.  This not only goes for your venue of choice, but should apply to all of your vendors. Your caterer, your DJ, and especially your photo booth company! Not only does it protect you, by having a legally registered and compliant vendor you protect your guests as well with the services of a properly insured and professional service provider.   Judge shuts...

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How to pick the RIGHT photo booth

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in All Articles, Photo Booth Articles | 0 comments

How to pick the RIGHT photo booth

Thinking of a photo booth for your event or wedding in the York, Harrisburg or Lancaster area?
How to pick the one that is right for you. Your guide to renting a photo booth.

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Hanover teacher says ‘yes’ to wedding proposal

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Local Area Articles | 0 comments

Hanover teacher says ‘yes’ to wedding proposal

Jaron Starner surprised Amanda Hillery-Mills at an award ceremony with a plaque reading ‘Will you marry me?’ Already emotional from watching her sixth-grade students receive end-of-the-year awards, Amanda Hillery-Mills couldn’t hold back the tears as she watched her boyfriend take the Hanover Middle School stage. As she walked toward Jaron Starner, her boyfriend of four years, he talked about her dedication to the school, her growth over the past year and, finally, how much he loved her. When she reached the stage and he...

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Hanover wedding couple moves Gettysburg wedding after government shutdown

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in All Articles, Local Area Articles | 0 comments

Hanover wedding couple moves Gettysburg wedding after government shutdown

Government shutdown caused Jodi Little and Michael Markle of Hanover to change their venue from the Gettysburg amphitheater to a family member’s backyard.

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Wedding Gowns… big box retail store style!

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in All Articles, Weddings and Party Articles | 0 comments

Wedding Gowns… big box retail store style!

The average woman spends $1,211 on her wedding dress, according to a survey of 20,000 brides from The Knot. In fact, the average cost of a wedding is the highest it’s been in years at $28,427. With sites like Pinterest providing opulent inspiration and an increased focus on celebrity wedding style, it’s no wonder ladies are spending so much, but sometimes our budgets don’t match our dreams. Thankfully big brands are eager to fulfill our needs and this market void with gorgeous looks for less. Many mass retailers have jumped...

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