Mona and Sanjay are the most beautiful couple! We coordinated their wedding a few years ago at the Ritz Carlton Dana Point on a perfect day with the ocean as their backdrop. They now have an adorable baby boy and as Sanjay’s 40th birthday was approaching, Mona asked us to help her plan an amazing party to celebrate the occasion.
After visiting many venues, Mona settled on the Montage in Beverly Hills and we came up with several ideas to keep the evening filled with fun and entertainment. We decided to create a step-and-repeat wall on the red carpet for photographs as guests entered the cocktail area, in addition to a photo booth and cigar roller. Guests enjoyed amazing tray-passed appetizers and even a specialty white drink called the Marilyn Monroe.
Following the cocktail hour, guests were escorted to the conservatory into a beautiful black and white room decorated with furniture and mirrors hung over the existing paintings. The twinkling city lights of L.A. could be seen in the background as guests mingled around the room and sampled small-plate concept cuisine from various food stations inside the conservatory.
Guests were then escorted into the main ballroom, decorated by Revelry Event Designers, in cream and gold. The white furniture, custom mirrored bars and tables were very Marilyn Monroe. They even draped the balconies in beautiful gold fabric! Our vision for the room was perfect elegance and that’s exactly how it felt. All the guests watched as Sanjay cut the cake while Marilyn Monroe came out to sing to him. Everyone sampled an amazing array of yummy desserts, drank beautiful cocktails and danced to the harmonious sounds mixed by Ajay of Special Occasions until very late. The party was a huge success.
Venue: Montage Beverly Hills
Conservatory and Restaurant Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Furniture and Decor in the Ballroom: Revelry Event Designers
DJ: Ajay of Special Occasions
Photographer: Vanessa M Photography
Photo Booth: Photobox LA
Cigar Rollers: El Canito Cigars
Marilyn Monroe Impersonator: Jodi Fleisher
Cake: Rosebud Cakes
Videographer: Robles Video