This past Tuesday night I had the pleasure of working with some of the very best in the wedding industry as we put on a Halloween Bash! Since I am a little raced on time today (weddings & Halloween treats still need to be finished) I am borrowing Carissa’s, from JL Designs, info from her site! Here’s how she describes the fabulous night…
“When yelena johnson of the stylish soiree and i decided we wanted to throw a fun halloween party for about 40-50 people it started off very small scale…but once we started tweeting it, the guest count quickly grew to over 150 people! and we just figured the more the better! let them come…
The initial design concept was kind of a playful vintage but as we got closer to the event and we kept finding new inspirations, it definitely morphed into something a bit more gothic, a bit more victorian and a bit darker…for the florals and decor pieces, i knew i wanted to go with all muted, lifeless colors…nothing bright or vibrant…and almost all of the vessels, candlesticks, platters, gravy boats, frames, mirrors, etc. were thrifted in order to keep an authentic, vintage feel…
I REALLY loved how everything turned out and just hours before the party began, the clouds rolled in, the wind got CRAZY (hello blackouts!) and it made for a perfect, eerie halloween setting…”
The incredible photos are the the uber talented Meg Perotti
! They are beyond gorgeous! Thanks you, thanks you!
I think that Carissa & Yelena did a fabulous job creating the perfect look for the party and thanks so much to Carissa’s assistant, Darci, and Jesi from Jesi Haack Weddings
for all their help as well!
I had a great time creating the dessert menu for this party…lots of yummy fall treats! I had also just created a new cake for a photo shoot with the help of my sister and Heather Kent (who did the amazing hand painting on the cake) and so I thought it was a perfect fit for the table!
The desserts included new pumpkin cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting and salted caramel, Halloween vintage postcard sugar cookies, coconut cupcakes, pumpkin cake lollipops, chocolate mousse dessert shot glasses, red velvet cake lollipops, pumpkin caramel cheesecakes with a gingersnap crust, and coconut cake lollipops.
the night was SUCH a success and we have gotten amazing feedback from people letting us know how fun and fab it was! it could NOT have happened without my fellow sponsors and hosts:
Venue, Nature Center Courtyard in Franklin Canyon Park
, Beverly Hills, Photography by Meg Perotti
, Planned by Yelena Johnson, The Stylish Soiree
, Floral & Event Design by Carissa Jones, JL Designs
, Catering by Nathaniel Neubauer of Contemporary Catering
, Photo Booth from Mint Photo Lounge
, Calligraphy by Calligraphy Katrina
, Entertainment: by DJ Crash
, Rentals from Town & Country, Classic Party Rentals, Linens from Wildflower Linen
, and Candy Bar by Special Events by Luz Pencyla
Check back tomorrow for more photos of all the people who were there!
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