Aug13 Happy Camping: A birthday Party 2014

Dougnuts for guests, a naked banana and crème fraîche cake drizzled in caramel, utah mountains and lakes, teepees, s’mores, wood sign posts, impeccable details and top it all off with a canoe ride around the lake…I wish they had invited me! With a mom who is a floral and event designer, I wouldn’t expect anything less.  She spent almost a whole year dreaming up a party that exentuates the beauty surrounding them, and by golly did she accomplish such a goal. Take me camping!

Event Planning and Design: Amber Reverie
Photography: Thrill Photo
Cake: Rue De Lis
Fabric Garland and Bandana Bib: Seamingly Sew by Meg
Custom Baby Moccasins: Wanderlust Moccasins
Location: Highland Glen Park
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Jul21 Stripes and Sparkles: A Baby Shower 2014

This chic baby shower took place in North Carolina, put on by a power house team that made the event beyond fantastic! My favorite element was that everything told a story, including the doughnuts: “During month seven she turned down a doughnut.” — how could you?

Linens: Nuage Designs, Inc.
Flowers: Studio Flora Diva
Catering: The Colorful Palate & The Venue
Event Planner: Verge Events
Photography: Shoots the World

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Jun25 A Modern Baby Party (not shower) 2014

Here’s a party thrown for Viv Jordan of the Eclectic Press to celebrate the expectation of baby girl Zoe.  It’s so geometric and funky, the guests were celebrating in modern perfection. Here’s Viv:
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“I asked my friends organizing the shower if they’d be okay hosting a baby party instead of a traditional baby shower because I wanted my husband to participate in the festivities and they kindly said yes! The shower venue was held at a dear friend’s impeccable midcentury modern home on a steamy 106 degree Texas summer day. Heat aside, Jon and I felt so loved that day by how thoughtfully the details were executed from our favorite foods ( think green tea cake with jasmine buttercream = game changer) to the gorgeous flower arrangements to the coordination (90 people RSVPed, yikes!). The geometric backdrop for the drink station was a personal favorite!  The hostesses did a great job creating a beautiful shower while still keeping it gender neutral since we wanted to be surprised by the gender of our babe until birth. Despite the summer swelter, we all had a great time and in no time at all, we welcomed our amazing baby girl Zoë Ly Jordan into the world!”
Photography: Heather Hawkins
Styling: Amy Kerstetter and Stefanie Miles
Florals: Amy Kerstetter
Colorful Geometric Backdrop: Danielle Fermier
Green Tea Cake with Jasmine Buttercream: Bethany House

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Jun24 A Fire Station Birthday 2014

This Fire Fighter and Dalmatian themed birthday party is just so precious and the perfect fit for Alek’s second birthday, as he has a deep and undying love for his pup.  I love these kid friendly themes that are lively and colorful and a great backdrop for the celebration of life.  This party was photographed by one of our fabulous collective members, none other than Melody Melikian!
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STYLING: ANITA HAFTAVANI
CAKE AND DESSERTS: RAFI’S PASTRY

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Jun12 Hot Air Balloon First Birthday 2014

I love featuring Korean First Birthdays because they are the loveliest mixture of extravagant design and tradition. This beautiful birthday party is no different with the hot air balloon theme and perfectly baked desserts with a few perfectly arranged blooms.

Photography: Esther Sun Photography
Desserts & Table Styling: Cake Creamery
Backdrop & Hot Air Balloon Prop: Ritzy Parties, Inc.
Florals: California Floral & Design
Photobooth: Clikgram
Korean Dol Towers, Yarn Wrapped ombre name, ONE yarn wrapped letter, hot air balloon centerpieces: DIY
Venue: Pretend City, Irvine, CA

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