January 24, 2011

A Retro-Glam 5th Year Anniversary and More...

Would you like to see a few of my Event Designs come to life? I thought you might....:)

Let's start off with one of the more recent parties I designed and deployed, and one that is close to my heart. The 5th Year Wedding Anniversary Party that my husband and I hosted back in October of 2010, discussed here and here.  We wanted to celebrate our love and  the anniversary of our special day amongst our beloved family and friends. We also wanted something glamorous, elegant and joyous but on a strict budget (as I do with most of my soirees.) A Platinum Event on a Pauper's Penny, if you will, I beleive we succeeded!
 The theme I came up with was Retro Glam (think 30s and 40s, feathers, a little bling)  meets a modern NYC lounge (black and white -  even the guests came in black and white cocktail attire - moody candlelight, a top-notch bartender, and pops of silver and fuschia for visual interest.)

Here is the Event Design I came up with:

And here are the Day of Completion detail shots of the set-up and party day:

And the After right before the Bash begins:

More of the Details:
(The following pictures by Melina Diaz Fuentes.)

An unforgettable day.  Indeed.
(one of our favorite shots from our five year anniversary photo shoot.)

An then a few months later, I threw a  fabulous Rainbow Colored Themed Kids Party. It was all about color, candy and cartoon characters. Who wouldn't have fun with that?  I can guarantee this party brought out the kid in all of us!

Here is the Event Design  I came up with:

And here are the pictures of the "Day of Completion" where the party Came to life:

(all photography by C'est la Vie Photography unless otherwise noted.)

The kids had so much fun! However, its same to assume I think the Adults and Parents had even more;)

Looking to throw your own fun, fabulous and memorable event but don't know where to begin?  In need of a great Event Design  as well as the nitty-gritty on  all of the party planning details and how to make your event "come to life?" Then you've come to the right place, please fill out my Questionnaire and email me to cestlavie.events@gmail.com, so we can get started!


  1. Thanks for following my blog! I am also following you - great pics!

  2. You are so talented! I love the color scheme for the party you hosted for your 5 year anniversary. So amazing!