Cross-platform and impressive slideshows

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We are excited to announce Yubby can now be used cross-platform with virtually any smart device. As long as it can send an e-mail, you can join in on a Yubby event!

Every Yubby event receives an unique e-mail address. Any photos or videos sent to this e-mail address will be added to the photo and video stream of the event.

You can find the e-mail address by going to the event dashboard and clicking the Invite guests button.

Impress your guests with a slideshow

We’ve also upgraded the slideshow functionality. The slideshow randomly shows the photos and videos with beautiful effects. It also includes the QR invite code for the event so anyone can join in the fun!

Of course the slideshow is updated live; so when someone adds a photo or video to your event it’s shown in the slideshow. It all refreshes automatically without any effort on your part. Just click and go!

The slideshow functionality can be found on the dashboard above your media. It’s a great way to share the fun at your next event!


A couple with amazing movie themed engagement photos

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When you’re a professional wedding photographer, there’s a lot of pressure to get the perfect shots of your own nuptials. So when photographer Joshua Watson and his then-girlfriend Rachel, who works in video production, wanted to take engagement photos for their June 1 union, they went above and beyond the typical photo shoot.

Joshua and Rachel worked with Jordan Nakamura, Joshua’s college roommate and a fellow photographer, to recreate seven posters from movies and TV shows.

Each poster stars the happy couple in the lead roles, with clever wordplay in the title. To make the posters look as official as possible, they filled the name slots for supporting actors and actresses with everyone who helped make their wedding happen — their parents, wedding party, clergy, planner, florists, clothing designers and more.

“We both felt somewhat burnt out on the traditional approach toward wedding and engagement photography. It seems a little ‘cut-and-pasted’ to us,” Joshua wrote in an email to Mashable. “We wanted our engagement and wedding to be the first time we actually collaborated and created something together and decided to produce this.”

The project took six months to complete. The final images were used as DVD covers, which were sent to all guests in place of traditional paper invitations.

Check out the Academy Award-worthy photos below.

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source: Mashable


Tip: Find the name of that celebrity wedding dress

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You know the feeling when you see a wedding dress on a website somewhere - maybe worn by a celebrity - and you have the feeling it’s the perfect wedding dress for you but you have no clue who the designer is, what the model is called or how to find all this information online? We have a wedding dress finder pro-tip for you!

You can use reverse image search from Google to find exactly the information you need! All you need to do is save the picture of the wedding dress to your computer, then open the Google Images website:

Now you drag-and-drop the wedding dress image from your hard drive (dragging it from another browser will also work) and drop it on the Google Images search bar. Voila! You do a search for matching wedding dresses all over the web. Chances are you find the image somewhere on a different website with the wedding dress information you need.

To get the most out of this reverse image search make sure you have the best picture you can find of the wedding dress. Most optimal is to have only the bride and the dress in the picture.

Finally you can find where those celebrities get their wonderful wedding dresses from!


5 Flickr wedding photo groups for inspiration

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Everyone dreams of the best wedding photos for their precious day but picking out an official photographer can sometimes be very tricky. How are you going to bring your taste in photos across to a photographer so he or she will know exactly what types of shots you really like?

A great place for inspiration is the photo website Flickr. Het sports some fabulous groups with awesome wedding photos from photographers from all over the world. A great start for inspiration to browse and collect a few of these photos to share them with you wedding photographer. Next thing you know you end up with the photo album of your dreams.

1. Wedding Photographers

The name says it all. It’s an 8 year old community of over 17.000 wedding photographers and contains over 150.000 wedding photos for you to look at.

2.Wedding Photojournalists who choose to progress!

With over 1.800 members a large group of wedding photographers who want to excel to become better photographers.

3. ~ Wedding photography ~

Amazing shots from all over the world with some great inspiration.

4. Wedding Art

You will find some awesome shots in this group which can be considered wedding art!

5. Wedding Photography

One of the most active groups on Flickr and a place where you will find all sorts of photos both professional and amateur snapshots that can be oh so fabulous as well!


Photo credit: Richard Skins


Forging your own wedding rings from scratch

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We all want something special on our wedding day. And although we love the bling some of the diamond encrusted wedding bands which we’ve seen over the years, there is something to say about forging your own wedding rings, together.

Below you find pictures of a Russian couple who did just that. Step for step they melted down the gold and beat it into submission to create their wedding rings together. It’s not only very romantic, it really gives your wedding ring a great story you will carry the rest of your life.


The secret to a fabulous wedding hair style

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Wedding Hair Styles in Marina Del Ray|Malibu|Los Angeles|90405, California. Is your wedding starting to make you feel like a Hollywood Movie Producer? Even the selection of your wedding hair styles for you and the bridal party is feeling like a movie set in Fantasyland. You are already overwhelmed. You need help with your wedding hair.

Relax; I’m here to ease your stress and to take a big load off of your shoulders. I’ve helped brides and their bridal parties in my salon for so long I am in permanent wedding hair and bridal makeup mode.

I’m going to tell you how to insure that you have alluring, envied bridal hair so it is complimented by, but not overshadowed, by the wedding hair accessories and bridal hair styles of the bridesmaids.

Finally I will give you some wedding hair secret inside information about which other salons wished I kept my mouth shut.

Wedding hair styles, the first step

The first step is wedding hair and bridal makeup plans should ideally be formulated at least 3-4 months before the event. Have your hair stylist show you some pictures of their work on brides or of special event hair styles. Bring the wedding hair pictures displaying the styles you like the best.

Pictures of wedding hair styles are one of the best ways to avoid bridal hair disasters. Pictures will help eliminate misunderstandings between you and your hair stylist.

Be practical. Try a style that is comfortable for dancing and moving around. Consider the wedding location’s climate (humid, dry, wet, cold, too hot). Make a selection from wedding hair styles that will match with the style of your dress. Keep your desired bridal hair styles in mind when picking out accessories.

Wedding hair accessories and bridal make up

Select simple Wedding Hair Accessories that will not overpower your wedding hair like hair ornaments and headpieces. If you plan to wear a more elaborate headpiece, your wedding hair should be simple. Bridal Tiaras can be very flattering.

Very simple jewelry will do for the bridesmaids. Stick with earrings, bracelets, or rings, but avoid necklaces.
The entire bridal party should have one theme for the wedding hair styles and bridal make-up. However the bridal party could all have different hair lengths, color and texture of hair.

Your bridal make-up should emphasize the eyes, lips, and skin-tone as these parts should be camera friendly at all times. Remember the bride has the leading role in this production. The bridesmaids are the supporting players who are there to make the star look good.

Types of wedding hair

It is not a bad idea to have an up-do, if your dress covers all the way to the neck. Don’t be afraid of a short hair style especially if you are petite. Short hair can be one of the more sexy wedding hair types.

It is usually better to not to request a classic hair do with a contemporary wedding dress. If you have your heart set on one of the classic styles of wedding hair, then it should be a casual one.

For a modern or classic Victorian style, one of the beach wedding hair styles is better when it is a basic chignon or down hair style with simple, loose curls. Soft curls give you a very romantic look. This goes for the bridesmaids as well. It is better that they all follow the same pattern.

The bridal party should wear the same color and style of dress as well as a similar hairstyle. For example, either all the bridesmaids should wear flowers in their hair or no one should at all.

Wedding hair tryout service

The best way to check the look of all the wedding hair styles in your bridal party is to have your entire bridal party make a visit to a salon for a wedding hair tryout.

The best salons are confident you will be satisfied with their work. Therefore they typically offer a tremendous discount for the tryout. The staff will work hard so that you will book your wedding party with them. When you do book, expect to be presented with a wedding hair contract.

Wedding hair contracts

Make sure to read your contract carefully before signing. Read every word and make sure to ask questions if you don’t understand something. If you are uncomfortable with the wording, it is fair to ask that the contract be changed.

Don’t just gloss over the details of the contract. It should include important information such as the date of your wedding, the types of wedding hair and bridal make up services to be rendered.

Many salons will ask for a deposit to hold the appointment in advance.
Some contracts will state that deposits are nonrefundable.

If your wedding hair contract has such a clause determine if there is a grace period. Pay a percentage of the service and not the whole price. Also make payment with a credit card. Should there be a problem or dispute, you will have a better chance of getting your money back.


9 bridal shower game ideas

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The bridal shower is an opportunity for the women in the future bride’s life to honor her with a simple luncheon or get together filled with good food, fun and games. Many bridal showers feature a series of games that are not only a great deal of fun but also allow a bonding opportunity for all of the women at the party and sometimes serve the purpose of completing a task for the bride to be.

A game that encourages the participants to get to know each other is always a fun game with which to start the party. One game you can play is known as the Name Tag Game which encourages guest to mingle with the other guests. In this game, the hostess writes the name of each of the guests along with a word related to weddings such as veil, favors, groom, etc on a name tag. The rules of the game are that you are not allowed to say the word on your name tag or else you lose your name tag to the person who got you to say the word. If you acquire one or more additional name tags you are tasked with not saying any of the words on either your name tag or any of the other tags. If you say the word on your tag, you have to relinquish it to the person who got you to say the word and if you say the word on one of the other tags, you also have to give that person the tag plus you have to introduce them to the person from whom you had acquired the tag. There is usually a pre-determined time limit for this game and the person with the most tags when time runs out is the winner.

The Purse Game is another popular bridal shower idea. This is a simple game where the hostess draws up a list of items likely to appear in a woman’s purse and assigns a point value to each item ranging from 1-5 depending on how unusual the item is. For example car keys might be a 1 on the scale, a mirror a 3 and an eye lash curler a 5. The hostess might also choose to allow 10 bonus points for the woman who can produce the most outrageous item from her purse. The woman with the most points wins the game. Another variation of this game is to have a list of items and call out the items one at a time. The first woman to find each item and hand it to the person judging the game wins one point. After the entire list has been completed, the woman with the most points is proclaimed the winner.

Another common bridal shower game is the Television Couple Game. In this game the hostess will read out the first names of a television couple and the guests try to guess the last name of the couple. A few examples clues along with the answers are George and Jane ñ Jetson, Al and Peg ñ Bundy, Ward and June ñ Cleaver. One point could be awarded for each correct answer or a point system could be established to award more points to more obscure references. This game is also sometimes called the Famous Couple Game and includes references to celebrities or political figures and their real spouses such as Bill and Hillary ñ Clinton.

Bridal Shower Bingo is another simple bridal shower game. This game is played just like regular bingo except that instead of using letters and numbers for the spaces, each space is filled with a word or words that relate to weddings, love or marriage such as wedding dress, favors, eternal, true, rings, etc. The host makes up the bingo cards ahead of time and puts a piece of paper with each word used on the cards into a large bowl. During the game, the hostess will draw out a word and read it allowed and each participant will mark that square on their card. The first person to complete an entire row, column or diagonal wins the game.

One bridal shower game that can be a real benefit to the bride to be is a simple drawing. The hostess may purchase a few inexpensive gifts for the drawing and ask each participant to fill out an envelope with their name and address to enter the drawing. The hostess then picks out a name for each prize. This is a fun game because it offers the participants a chance to win a prize plus it really helps out the guest of honor because she can use the envelopes to send out her thank you cards after the party.

You can see that there’s practical value in learning more about Bridal Shower Game. Can you think of ways to apply what’s been covered so far?

The Who Am I Game is another bridal shower game that encourages guests to interact with each other. In this game, the host prints out pictures of characters from romantic books or movies and tapes one character to the back of each guests so that other guests can see the picture but the person wearing the picture cannot. The point of the game is to ask other guests questions where the answer is either yes or no to try to determine who is on the picture on your back. At the end of the party, each guest takes a guess at who is depicted in the photo on their back.

The Wedding Jumble is another fun bridal shower game. For this game the hostess will prepare a list of words related to a wedding day such as toast, limousine, receptions, and vows. Next the hostess will scramble each word so that the letters are out of order and provide each guest with a copy of the scrambled words. The guest will be given a set amount of time to unscramble the words and the person who unscrambles the most words wins. If more than one person gets all of the words correct then the person who did so in the fastest time is the winner.

The Wedding Day Obstacle Course is another game that can really help out the bride. In this amusing game each guest is timed individually on how fast they can complete a series of tasks such as wrapping a wedding favor, addressing envelopes, filling out a place card, assembling a centerpiece, or whatever other projects the bride has in progress that can be incorporated into the game. Not only is this a game that is both fun to watch and participate in but it also helps the bride to complete some of the tasks on her list.

The Bridal Shower Memory Game is also very popular. The typical way to play this game is to have a tray filled with various household items. Bring out the tray and allow the guests to study the items for a few minutes and then take the tray away and ask questions about the items such as, where the spoon was and what color was the spatula. This game could also be modified to have one of the guests bring the tray out and then leave the room to take the tray away. You could then catch the guests by surprise by asking questions about the person who carried the tray such as what color shirt were they wearing or on which finger was she wearing a ring instead of asking questions about the contents of the tray.

The Price is Right Game can also be a great deal of fun at bridal showers and can serve to benefit the bride as well. For this game the hostess will purchase about 10 different items that will be useful for the couple such as towels, soap dispensers, household cleaners, etc. and have the guests try to guess the price of either all the items combined or each item individually. This is not only a fun game but the bride also gets to keep the items which makes it useful for her.

All of these games are a lot of fun to play at a bridal shower and they encourage the guests to get to know each other in a casual atmosphere. Some of these games even serve the purpose of helping to complete some of the bride’s last minute projects. The fun of these games is that they help people to get to know each other better which is helpful especially if the bride and grooms’ families don’t know each other well.


Vincent Everts featured on The Frank Peters Show

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After stealing the show at the Get In The Ring event in Rotterdam last month our CEO Vincent Everts was invited to join Frank Peters - one of the Get In The Ring ‘Champions’ - on The Frank Peters Show to talk about investing, angel funding and of course .

Frank Peters mentions on his blog:

Yes, it’s [] an interesting product, but more pertinent is Vincent’s reaction to my answers to his questions about angel investing here in California. Thought you’d find it eye-opening, too…

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