Thursday, September 18, 2008

SURPRISE! Happy 40th Birthday Bobby Jr!

September 13, 2008

I had the rare opportunity to witness an incredible person today! I helped plan a 40th surprise birthday party for Bobby Jr. After the SURPRISE moment went off without a hitch, the room was filled with so much love and admiration for this one man. It was touching to hear his wife, his children and the rest of his family talk about him and his accomplishments in the last 40 years! The room was full of emotions, all of the good happy ones that bring tears to your eyes. The night ended with the family dancing and having a great time together!

As the planner, I coordinated all of the details for the party from decorations to the invitations. We created a tribute wall to Bobby, with 2 huge 4 and 0 balloon sculptures, a banner and lots of precious photos of him through out his life that hung from ribbon. My centerpiece design was 3 framed photos of Bobby at different times of his life that sat in a triangular shape around a candle that illuminated the pictures and really made them stand out. It was beautiful and masculine all at the same time! Of course, we also included some of Bobby’s all time favorite treats, which are Snickers, Smarties and gumballs! It was a great party!

It is these moments that make me feel so privileged and honored to get a glimpse into someone else’s life. I truly value these experiences! Thank you!

A great job to all of the vendors that made this party a success!

DJ: Downy with Universal Music Entertainment (he was incredible!)
Photography: Carrie Wildes Photography (she captured some great moments)
Balloons: Celebration Balloon Center
Linens: A Linen Valley
Cake: Sam’s Club
Food: The food was prepared by the family and it was delicious!

Meeting Heather Snively!

September 2, 2008

I recently had the honor to meet Heather Snively with Weddings Unique at an incredible networking event hosted by Aymee Sutterby with and Florida Brides (which you can find me in both!) The event was held at Hunter’s Green Country Club, with Gretchen Hill as their Private Events Director. It was a fabulous turnout with a room full of top professionals, in photography, videography, caterers, florists and event planners to name a few! Ian Prosser from Botanica International (a top notch florist!) joined Heather Snively as they shared some of their most special events and insight on what it means to be a top professional in this exciting industry. It was inspiring!