When Liz reached out to us about engaging our services to help plan and design an epic 50th birthday bash with 5 weeks go to (on one of the busiest Saturdays of 2022 to boot) we knew that we had a challenge ahead. BUT whether it was Liz's openness to bold designs or her warm personality, we immediately knew we had to be a part of this celebration (and if you know us, you know we love a challenge!).
The first step was visiting Liz's home, to workshop the flow and get an understanding of logistical needs (where's the catering kitchen going? Where's the nearest outlet for the DJ booth? Are there adequate bathrooms for the guest count? etc). At the site tour, we were blown away by the interior design choices and midcentury modern architecture, so instead of transforming the space into something completely different, we decided to play off the beautiful accents already in place. We created various lounge vignettes and cafe-style dining seating moments throughout the home to provide guests with various options for chatting, munching, or dancing. Liz gave us "Hermes Orange" as the inspiration color, so we decided to max it out and bring in neutral furniture pieces from Theoni to provide the perfect backdrop for the pops of orange throughout. We added orange velvet accent pillows , and incorporate that color palette in the custom signage and gift bag packaging. Additionally, we styled the numerous spaces with modern acrylic white and orange trays, which anchored flowers (by Duet Botanical) and geometric votives.
The Wild Ones Rentals provided the an amazing bar, that served as the perfect backdrop for Tonic's beverage service. Gorgeous cocktails, including Liz's signature vodka soda, paired well with Anaviv's variety menu of passed apps and active stations. DJay Slim set the vibe with his hypnotic beats, and Saxophonist Seyi joining him to play a special set as the sun set (getting guests out of their seats and dancing!). A roaming photo booth gave guests another fun activity to experience while chatting with friends.
It was undeniably a special evening celebrating an incredible woman and it's no doubt her positive energy rubs off on everyone around her.
And a huge shoutout to our vendor partners who made magic happen in under 4 weeks, during the busiest season to date!
Photos by Anna Azarov Photography
Catering - Anaviv
Beverage - Tonic Bev Co
Rentals - Theoni
Bar Rental - The Wild Ones
Flowers - Duet Botanical
Lighting - Owl Vision LLC
Linen - Napa Valley Linen
DJ - DJay Slim
Saxophonist - Seyi
Photo Booth - Circosphere