I met up at the initial consult with the sweetest, most soft-spoken southern lady.  She begins to tell me all about her handsome hubby, how he’s turning 40 this year …. and she would love to throw him a surprise party but she’s not quite sure what the “theme” should be … or if there should be one.  so …. as I would normally do, I ask about the person … what’s he like? what are his favorite hobbies? …. etc.

WELL …. the answers surprised me …  to say the least.

Here are just a few:

  1. he likes ‘lil wayne AND pavarotti
  2. he likes hermes (and he owns hermes pieces)
  3. he’s a HUGE social butterfly (i.e. could be the honorary mayor of charlotte)
  4. HUGE panther fan
  5. had a pet tarantula and a pet snake
  6. loves squirrel hunting
  7. double lettered in fencing and cheerleading

I will keep the rest of his “likes” under wraps – but you get that this guy is a CHARACTER, right?!?

I totally had my work cut out for me.  The brainstorming commenced.

All I could think of is – this guy is someone EVERYONE would love knowing … and once they knew him, they probably loved him, loved being around him, loved hanging out with him, loved his infectious character …. so I blurted out the most random idea for an invitation and the whole event took on a life of it’s own.

We came up with a fun “fan club” party invitation since he seemed to have a huge friend base … and let’s face it … who wouldn’t want a party like this …. CHECK IT OUT!

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2016-07-11_0012.jpgThe handsome Greg Olsen made an appearance (swoon)

2016-07-11_0013.jpgTHIS CAKE!  Describes all of his likes + passions … served by none other than “Lil-Lil Wayne”.

xoxo – deb

PAPER GOODS / PRINT ITEMS: olive paper |  PHOTOGRAPHY / BULLET BOOTH: smitten & hooked

CAKE: cake expressions by lisa  |  VENUE: fahrenheit  |  HUNKY FOOTBALL PLAYER: greg olsen:)

I absolutely adore this chic celebration for Cierra’s Graduation that took place a few months ago!

Take a look through these photos!  Can I have a party … just like this?!?? LOVE this decor and design!

Awesome vendors listed at the end of the post.
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planner/designer: carolina event design  |  florist: clux florals

photography: smitten & hooked  |  graphics/printing design: olive paper

 band: the swon brothers  |  venue: warehouse 18  |  marquee “cierra” letters: spark by design

I think I love absolutely EVERYTHING about this styled shoot.  The serene setting, the moss, the deep colors in the florals, the wood details, antlers …. seriously, I don’t think I can pick ONE favorite thing about this fall inspired shoot!

I am going to keep this blog post SUPER short and let the photos speak for themselves.  Yah Photography captured the style and colors perfectly!

You’ll find all of the participating vendors at the end of the blog post!

xoxox – Deb

 

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VENUE: camp canaan | PHOTOGRAPHY: yah photography | PLANNER: mint to be weddings

STATIONERY: olive paper | RENTALS + FLORIST: ribald events | CAKE: sweet scene cakes

HAIR / MAKEUP: jenny le & kristen brown