Birdie Photobooth: The Coolest Booth in the Bizz

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Supplier Takeover: Birdie Photobooth
Est. 2016 │ UK wide
This supplier takeover is brought to you by Kitty - owner of the super cool Birdie photobooth camper van! Birdie is based in North West but travel throughout the UK, and was the winner of the National Wedding Industry Award 2019 and 2020. Editor Lauren was lucky enough to experience the photobooth at the Manchester Christmas markets back in 2018, and absolutely loved it! As if 3 blush pink VW photobooths weren't enough, you can now also hire a vintage pink car bar and an adorbs blush bike.
Tell us about the photobooth...
Birdie is a unique photo booth experience in... wait for it... a marshmallow pink VW camper van! Backdrops, props, snazzy technology – if you can name it, our photo booth has got it. A self-contained, ready-to-roll shenanigan station. That’s right – we’ve kitted out a classic camper van and turned it into the retro talking point of any event or party.
Enter the 'glamper van' , grab some props then watch as the screen comes to life and captures your moments of mischief. Finished? View the hilarious boomerang GIF you have created, share and print. 
She may be an old bird, but don't be fooled: this baby is packed with all the latest tech. Your package includes unlimited prints, GIFs and a whole host of themed props and backdrops.

How did the Birdie photobooth begin?
After thirteen years as a Primary School teacher I decided it was time to leave my job in London and go back to my creative roots. I moved back to my home town of Chester and started to plan my next adventure.

I'd always had a passion for customising, styling and photography and so the idea of a camper van photo booth was born... or should I say hatched! On an icy cold day in January 2016 I was introduced to a friend of a friend at a barn in Rainford, just outside Liverpool. Known in the business as 'Vdub Dave', he is an award winning classic VW restorer who likes to break all the rules, and we soon became the perfect collaboration.
He introduced me to my new love; a 1978 bay window camper van who was rusting away under a blue plastic sheet in the hay barn. I affectionately named her BIRDIE after we found chickens roosting in her engine bay. And so the BIRDIE PROJECT began...

Together we plotted the most amazing and unique camper van conversion, that not only could be used as a photo booth for weddings, festivals and events, but would be completely adaptable. We wanted her to have furniture and equipment that could be taken out to allow her to be used for marketing activations, in TV or wedding transport. And not long after...along came BETTY, FLOSSIE, BABS, BONNIE, HERBIE…and now PIXIE!
What can a photobooth add to a wedding?
The BIRDIE photo booth is a great way to entertain your guests and capture those playful moments of fun and laughter. All our photo booths are inside blush PINK classic vehicles - BIRDIE and PIXIE are all inside classic VW camper vans and BABS is our light up bubble caravan photo booth. BIRDIE and BABS have both been featured on TV and hired by many celebrities for their big days! Wooo! 
Are the photobooths suitable for all venues?
We travel throughout the UK, so have visited hundreds of different types of venues. As long as the venue has easy access (no small gated entrances or height restrictions) and has electricity a short distance away we can run the photo booth perfectly!

Our camper van and caravan photo booths are usually set up outside the wedding venue so don’t take up important space inside and also give another element to the wedding - offering a space to spread out with our props and make a beautiful outdoor feature  and backdrop to the day- pretty day and night 
The photo booth usually come with the quirky Mini guest book station which is a perfect space for guests to leave messages alongside their images. We provide the guest book, pens and glue within our packages. 
When is the best time to have a photobooth?
Look at the schedule of the day and ensure you have a time (mainly in the evening) that the photobooth would work within. Most people hire us to be set up for when their evening guests arrive and running whilst the band/DJ is on.
Tell us about what your basic package includes...
  • Three hours of camper van photo booth hire 
  • Personalised and unlimited photo print outs
  • Guest book, pens, pritt stick supplied by us for an EXTRA copy of each picture to go in, with messages from your guests
  • Emailed boomerang GIFs sent directly from the iMac to your guests email address with a message from yourself 
  • Choice of props from hundreds 
  • Choice of backdrops 
  • Light up PHOTO letters on the camper roof
  • Mileage to venue 
  • We Transfer of all high res images sent to your email after the wedding or a Facebook album
Can the photobooths be personalised for each couple?
We offer bespoke themed props, backdrops, personalised number plates and can also make light up letters spelling out the couples new surname or initials to go on the camper or caravan roof.
Tell us about any other services you offer...
BIRDIE can also be hired out as a whole day package; from transportation to the church and venue, professional photo shoots with your photographer, then later in the day she can be transformed into a retro photo booth, rocking it through the night!
FLOSSIE is our Ice Cream Mini Bar, who also rocks as a Candy Bar, quirky cake stand or Mini Bar for welcome drinks. 
And, of course, BONNIE the bike!
From Brides and Birdie, With Love xo

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