Every so often for an event designer there are events that truly express your personal style and vision. For me, this 40th birthday celebration that was held at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort represents one of those moments.
From the moment we began working with our diva, it was clear she wanted her birthday celebration to be nothing short of glamourous. No fabulous and 40 theme for her. It was all about designing a space that represented the diva herself. The venue set the stage for what was to be a beautiful celebration. The venue was a breathtakingly beautiful french country estate that sits amongst beautiful vineyards with lush trees offering luxurious guest rooms, spa, winery, restaurants and a wine tasting room.
The celebration took place in the wine tasting room which was a warm and inviting space to enjoy a delicious full course meal and the extensive wine menu. The pink and gold color pallet was a perfect choice for this diva. The 40th birthday backdrop banner set the stage for the dessert table to honor the birthday girl in style. Shimmering gold was used throughout the design from the table cloth to the serve ware to ensure the desserts sparkled too. Guests enjoyed some of the honorees favorite treats such as macarons, strawberry cheesecake parfaits, chocolate dipped strawberries, red velvet rose cake pops, and double chocolate shots. The vanilla cream rosette cake was adorned with soft flowers in shade of pink used to capture the fun moment when guests surrounded the table to sing an upbeat version of happy birthday.
Capturing the diva celebration of the evening was the talented, Sonya Yim of Sonya Yim Photography. Thank you for making my design sparkle and shine. Sonya specializes in wedding photography and has the ability to truly tell a story and create beautiful memories.