This was an event that we will not forget, nor will our amazing vendors, or our clients! Talk about everything coming together in a bind! In Southern California, where it rarely rains, we are usually considering tenting because of the sun and the heat, but on this particular occasion, at the 11th hour, we were calling vendors all over Los Angeles to see who would be able set up tents in the middle of a rain storm.
It was an engagement party of a client’s son who is also a dear friend. The event was planned in three months and after a few design walk throughs and diagrams, a floor plan was selected keeping in mind something elegant and sophisticated for outdoors. The color palette of peach, gold and ivory was chosen to compliment the engagement invite. Production started at the beginning of the week with pool cover and carpeting, followed by rentals.
The day before the event, the lighting crew came to do the extensive lighting and Nikki and Madiha were present the entire afternoon receiving deliveries and ultimately doing light check at 9 pm. The day of the event around 11 am, it started to rain like there was a hole in the sky and all our floor plan and diagrams changed dramatically and radically. We were fortunate to secure a tent company after making dozens of phone calls. The lighting crew had to come back to redo each and every light and amidst panic, helplessness and frustration, we managed to change the entire design aesthetics.
We also emptied the house of furniture to create space for the dinner tables that were originally meant to be set outside. Needless to say, it was a long and wet day, but the vision came together as it always does.
The setting became even more intimate and elegant by using the clients’ home. Guests were welcomed by a harpist in the entry way, handed a glass of champagne, and guided out to the bar on the dancefloor adorned with the couple’s initials. By now, the rain had completely stopped and the main tent looked beautiful with a lovely bar, dance floor and a full orchestra with an amazing vocalist.
The bride’s family was received at the main door and escorted to the drawing room where a short ceremony was performed and the bride and groom were blessed with gifts, and well wishes from family and friends. Then the bride-to-be and her family mingled with guests and enjoyed the evening.
Food stations as well as tray passed appetizers were a huge hit and dinner buffet was sumptuous and elaborate. There was a beautiful dessert buffet laid out with ice cream cart. All in all the evening was a big hit and everyone enjoyed it tremendously.
A special thanks to our fabulous vendors:
Rentals: Luna Party Rentals
Photography: John Solano Photography
Decor: Revelry Event Designers
Lighting: Images by Lighting
Wait Staff: Argyle Event Staffing
Valet: Premiere Valet Services
Flowers: Celio Design Flowers
Thanks so much for stopping by and reading about this Exquisite Engagement Party!
Have an Exquisite weekend and we’ll see you here next Friday!
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