Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Real Event 2012 | Jackie's 50th Birthday Party

Guest of Honor | Jackie
Location | Private Residence
Flowers | Posh Petals
Linens | La Tavola via Pearls Events
Rentals | The Rental Company
Catering | Christine Ferris Catering
Shuttle | Premier Shuttle Service
Pearls Events Service | Event Coordination

Jackie, a former mother of the bride from 2010, contacted me earlier this year about her upcoming birthday - the big 5-0. She wasn't too excited about her birthday, but she was determined to invite her nearest & dearest to share the last evening of her 40's with her.

With her actual birthday being July 4th, we planned the celebration on the 3rd. It was a pretty darn hot Tuesday afternoon when Leah & I arrived at the cottage. It's an awesome spot that has been in the family years, with the most amazing entrance - no driveway! It's a walk-in cottage and when you take the boardwalk to the house, you feel like you're on vacation the moment you step out of your car. I can see why the entire family loves this beach house!

Leah & I arrived in the afternoon to begin setting linens before Elizabeth from Posh Petals arrived with the red flowers to really make the navy & white table linens pop. And ranunculus in JULY?!?! Elizabeth really was my go-to girl for this one!

Because of the parking constraints, we shuttled guests in, which worked really well. Appetizers from Christine Ferris Catering were ready when guests began arriving, followed by an amazing farm-to-table dinner. One thing Jackie really wanted was a Roast & Toast - and it was so much fun to hear what guests had to say - they shared stories, laughed, cried and really enjoyed this portion of the evening.

After dinner, guests enjoyed the live music, followed by a firework display complete with sparklers(!) which Leah & I passed out. With an intimate guest list, Jackie got to ring in the big 5-0 in a really fabulous way - guests did NOT want to leave!!

Jackie - I cannot thank you enough for asking me to help you with this little beach soiree. You are a wonderful client and I look forward to the next one! Cheers to the next 50! 

1 lovely comment(s):

Wedding Invitations Sep 6, 2012, 9:16:00 AM  

What a lovely pop of colour!!! Loving the entire tone of the wedding!

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