6 facts you didn’t know about Abe Lincoln

Big Lyle’s is helping transport people to iconic Abe Lincoln sites to celebrate his birthday!

Keep reading to find out 6 fun facts about Abraham Lincoln!

1. Although Illinois is sometimes referred to as “the land of Lincoln” Lincoln didn’t actually move to Illinois until the age of 21. 

Couple in front of Lincoln's adulthood home in Illinois

Couple is digitally edited in front of Abe Lincoln’s adulthood home.

2. Abe Lincoln actually was born in Hardin County, Kentucky. 

Couple stands in front of Abe Lincoln's boyhood home

Big Lyle’s used green screen technology to transport this couple to Abe Lincoln’s boyhood home.

3. Abe Lincoln’s head is as tall as a 6 story building and if his head was scaled to a man the man would stand 465 ft tall.

Boy climbs Mt. Rushmore

Young boy celebrates Lincoln’s birthday by attempting to climb up Mt. Rushmore.

4. Lincoln spent lots of time teaching his men to march, although he remembered little of the commands and usually forgot how to tell them to stop and turn.

4 young boys stand in front of Lincoln's headquarters.

4 young boys stand in front of Lincoln’s headquarters.

5. The Lincoln penny was designed in 1909 and had his portrait on one side and wheat on the other, it wasn’t until 1959 that the back changed to an image of the Lincoln Memorial.

Couple Visits Lincoln Memorial

Couple celebrates Abe’s birthday by getting sent to the Lincoln Memorial.

6. (May not be complete fact) Many have said that if you look at the monument from the left side you will see the face of Robert E. Lee who is faced to look at his old home Arlington House.

Couples stand in front of Lincoln monument!

Two couples stand in front of Lincoln memorial thanks to green screen technology.

Frozen- a memory captured in pictures

FROZEN, 2014 number one  party theme for corporate “Family Christmas parties”.
Yep! and here are some fun samples from the Corporate Holiday and Christmas parties this past week.
Thank you Grand Rapids Party Works for adding our Green screen open air photo booth to your events in Wayland Michigan and at the Grand Traverse Bay Resort. Making Christmas memories with all the families was a fun experience. Anna and Elsa had fun too.

Anna and Elsa from Frozen

A special trip from Arendelle

Team pride, Indiana Pacers Style with Starz Entertainment

Big Lyle’s Big Events made its way into the Bankers Life Feildhouse in Indianapolis
October 29th for NBA season opening game.

Ann Webster in the Bankers Life FieldHouse

In the Bankers Life FieldHouse

Season Opener Indianapolis

Family fun at Pacers game opening night

Family night out in Indianapolis

Pacer and 76ers fans spilled in when the horn blew at 6 pm. Partnered with Xfinity and Starz we provided free event photos to fans. The line grew long and we captured over 60 families and individuals in the first hour and a half. Fans posed in front of our green screen and we transferred them to a balcony overlooking Atlanta, Georgia where Starz’s hit show Survivor’s Remorse was filmed. The event was a success and we want to thank Xfinity and Starz for a fun night!

 

Bride & Groom experience paranormal activity

Wedding guest in photobooth

Your new relatives

Hello, my name is Rashelle and I’ve been working with Big Lyle’s as a photographer and graphic designer for 4 years now. I’ve been to many shows, varying from company picnics to college events across the midwest. To tell you the truth weddings tend to be my favorite! It’s such a special day for the couple and providing such an important service that they’ll remember for years to come is a huge privilege! On Saturday my assistant Cameron and I made our way to one of Grand Rapids most beautiful venues, the City Flats ballroom. Mary Kate and Justin, their friends and family were so much fun to photograph and talk to. I don’t think I have ever seen a room with so many smiling faces, whether it was smiling for the picture or laughing at friends in goofy costumes. Thank you so much Justin and Mary Kate for letting us be part of your special day!

“I have no feedback other than it was amazing. We were blessed to have your services there!!”
Justin Smoes, groom

 

125 years in production,Carhartt Michigan made

Three girls holding the head of a man

Oh No! what happened to our foreman

We had the honor of being part of the Carhartt clothing company’s 125th-year celebration right here in Michigan. To add to the anniversary theme, we suggested some Old Time photos to Capturing the fun and make souvenir keepsake picture for the employees.  This was one group of workers that needed no coaxing to get in front of the camera we got some great shots and lots of laughs. 

Michelle Yurcak President at Premium Event Services

I have had the opportunity to work with Ann and her company for 4 years now. She has been very good to work with, provides great value for pricing and the deliverables exceeded our expectations.

I would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking to hire the interactive services that she and Big Lyle’s Events offers.

Our First debut celebration, A beautiful custom

debutante with her escorts

debutante with her escorts

A debut is an old and Traditional Philippine celebration of a girls 18th Birthday, Rachel choose to keep it fun and glamorous with a Great Gatsby theme.This was a wonderful event to shoot, everyone came dressed in elegant period atria. Along with the lovely personal traditions of  the entourage preforming the  Grand Cotillion Dance, the 18 roses presented by her male family members, and the 18 candles where the women close to her give special messages or greetings and a wish for the future there was dancing and of course Pictures.
Looking to  add a new twist and some extra  fun to the party Rachel choose our Green screen open air photo booth. It was  a hit with the young adults, older guests and little ones too.

Melissa Klusek, Michigan State Campus Acitivty Chair

The University Activities Board at Michigan State hired Big Lyle’s Party and Event Entertainment to provide Far Out Photos at our annual Lil Sibs Weekend 2012. The photos were a big hit! Students enjoyed having a keepsake they could take home as a memory of the weekend with their siblings. The price was reasonable and Ann was on time and took care of all the set up. She also brought a variety of props to go with the green screen photos. We had a great time, our students and siblings had a great time, and Ann was a pleasure to work with. I hope to work with her for future events, and I recommend her and Big Lyle’s for your fun photo needs

2014 Kalamazoo Mud Run, Getting dirty for a cause.

The theme of this event is “Get Dirty for Clean Water” because the proceeds of this year’s Kalamazoo Mud Run support ActiveWater in providing clean water to roughly 10,000 people in Kaloko, Zambia, Africa.  Big Lyle’s was excited to be the photo sponsor for this years event , The course was designed and built on the property of  Kalamazoo Community Church on 26th street in Kalamazoo Michigan.

2014 Mud run team members

Making mud run fun

This Muddy  Glocal (Global+Local)  event also donated entry proceeds to the local mission Kalamazoo Loaf And Fishes. Dedicated to feeding hungry people in Kalamazoo and engaging our community in the fight to end hunger

 

 

Katie Keel

Ann and Lyle from Big Lyle’s Big Events are rock stars!

Volunteer Kalamazoo has worked with them for a number of years for two different events that we run each year. They bring the fun to the party! All of our guests rave about the experience. You can tell they put a lot of effort into our event, both in advance of the event — coming up with relevant backgrounds, incorporating our organizations and sponsors and during the event — with great energy, professionalism and smiles. Thanks Big Lyle’s

Fund Development Director
Volunteer Kalamazoo