Over the past 18 months or so, I have spent a lot of time and energy planning, styling and executing parties for other people. During that time, there were lots of ideas I wanted to try, but due to budget, taste or time constraints I wasn’t able to. So as my 30th approached, I knew I wanted to try as many of them as I could.
I was lucky enough to have my party featured overnight on the Amy Atlas blog. For those of you who don’t know who Amy Atlas is (what? how?), well, I have heard her described as the Oprah of the party planning world. So it’s a big honour to have my little soiree up there for the world to see.
There were so many photos taken of this event (we had both From Genevieve and Joseph Bugg Photography onsite) so I couldn’t help but share some of my favourites. In fact, I am not sure I can include them all in this post – so there may be a part two next week.
No event comes together without an amazing bunch of vendors. And boy am I fortunate enough to have of the best in the business! I started by engaging the gorgeous Li-Ann from Ham, Pea and Paperie to design my invitations and printables. She is amazingly talented and understood my brief and vision straight away.
Once I stumbled across this wonderful party by The Purple Pug, I knew I had to have tassels. The brilliant girls at Velvet Lily took my ideas and ran with them, adding in all sorts of wonderful details (flowers in lolly jars anyone? A roof full of fairy lights and succulents?) and The Inspired Occasion created the gorgeous ombre ruffle cake and some other tasty delights.
On the table there are some amazing cake stands, some from Sweet Style and some from Tracey Lau Art & Soul. The delightful Thetis from Little Sooti came to the rescue when I decided at the last minute to include oversized balloons.
Finally, I couldn’t help but say a big thanks to; my wonderful husband who spent the weeks leading up to the party painting all the furniture white (even the bar!!), my cousin Jack who put his DJ skills to good use and didn’t even get us in trouble with the neighbours, Kristy for plying me with champagne while we created hundreds of tassels, Niki for being my creative sounding board and all of my wonderful friends and family who came along to dance the night away.