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Sam’s Glitter & Glam Birthday Bash

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One of the sweetest memories I have of my clients Sam and Greg is when they pulled me aside on the night of their party as guests were arriving to personally thank me for creating their dream party. I had first heard from them five weeks prior, when Greg left me a quirky voice mail late on a Friday afternoon. It was early November and he said that he wanted to put together an amazing 40th birthday celebration for his wife Sam at their home. He described her in detailed admiration: what an amazing mom she is, how she is a project managing whiz, and how overly lucky he was to have married her five years ago. When I asked when his wife’s birthday was, he told me that it was December 9, a short five weeks away!

I met with Sam and Greg early the next week as she described her vision of a music & food centered black tie celebration. Sam also selected the sophisticated purple & platinum color palette.  We quickly decided the only way to celebrate her birthday in style in December was to tent the backyard. (Click each picture to enlarge)

To make sure things go off without a hitch on such short notice, it’s a must to invest in the industry’s best pros. This amazing team included lighting and draping from Enhanced Lighting and Sound, a clear topped tent from Classic Party Rentals and lounge furniture from Blueprint Studios.  Sam and Greg welcomed about 40 of their friends for delicious tapas provided by Le Papillion, addicting cake pops from Sweet Tooth Confections, and danceable tunes by Elite Entertainment.

We chose a few focal points: a pool treatment that included light up orbs and a lace light pattern, a cigar and brandy station and a white dance floor topped by a crystal chandelier. One of the most special parts of the night was when Greg debuted a special slide show he had prepared for Sam set to Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are". The eagle eye of Lori Paladino captured the spirit of the evening.

An at home party always requires twice the "manpower".   Luckily, I have a crack team of the best wedding pros:

L-R: Jordan, Elle, Amanda, Tony. Not pictured: Jean Marks & Mr. Wonderful. It takes a village!

Thanks to everyone on Sam's Glitter & Glam team for making it an unforgettable night!



Comments (3)
  1. Ms Eli, just wow! Amazing design work! It was great working with you and your fab team!

  2. For some reason FB wouldn’t give me the option to comment.:(

    This was definitely the best night of my life. I will never forget it and it wouldn’t of happened without you and your incredible team, Elle. Wow!!!!!

    You’re the best!!!! Xoxoxoxo

  3. Thanks, Ladies! Sam – it was an honor to be chosen by you! I’d do it all again if we could. :)

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