A 50th Birthday Extravaganza - Gatsby Style

We loved getting to work on this event because it gives us a chance to show what else we can do – we don’t just have beautiful flowers up our sleeves! Designing and managing this entire Gatsby themed 50th birthday party at Blackhawk Country Club from start to finish was so fun. We got to put in loads of little details that were eye-catching, glamorous and so fitting for this 1920s-Gatsby inspired party.

Greeting guests was a dramatic floral arrangement complete with feathers and scattered tea lights. As guests walked in they also got a subtle glimpse of what was to come with the dramatic drapery before they were offered a glass of champagne and shuttled in.

We loved creating the fun quotes in gold frames scattered the party using 1920s fonts – they were a really fun touch! Rabbit Foot Fern Design was the fun genius behind these!

Bringing in 3 of a Kind for the mini casino area really got the party started – not to mention the great DJ from Amos Productions who kept the party going. We also brought in all of our rentals from Hartmann Studios because they just had such an awesome selection for this theme! The lounge area was great for guests to have a space to relax and recharge. We pulled three side tables together for a fun twist on a coffee table and topped it off with simple floral arrangement and some candles.

We have to say one of our favorite areas to work on was the dance floor. It’s the hub of the entire party! We lined it with mini-lounge areas complete with crystal drapery behind the couches, which just added a little something glamorous. We draped the windows in the room and it created a very dramatic look with the lighting. Lighting can be absolutely key in setting the mood for any event – it’s a small yet large detail that can be overlooked!

Overall we loved how this event pulled together with all of our wonderful vendors to create a fun and modern twist for our client’s 50th birthday celebration!

Big thank you to our friends at Bel Inizio Photography for the wonderful pictures of this party!


Orchid Elegance at Blackhawk Country Club

We have the amazing pleasure of working with Sarah and her mom Diana creating an amazing over the top elegant wedding keeping the beautiful clean modern linens.  The creative Kristen Jensen of Sugar Rush Events created a room like no other at The Blackhawk Country Club. We stated off with Sarah's bouquet that was white mini calla lilies and white mini cymbidium orchids.  This was all about drama.  Sarah's groom Stephen had a matching boutonnière of a calla and mini orchid as well. The bridal party had matching bouquets and boutonnieres of all white mini calla lilies to continue the clean modern linens.

The Ceremony took place outside by the pond.  We used Hartmann Studios pedestals and placed the tall centerpieces of hydrangea, orchids, and roses down the aisle.  Once the ceremony was over we transported the centerpieces into the ballroom.  The guest were greeted with lounge furniture and dramatic lighting setting the stage of what the evening was to come.  Our guestbook table made a huge statement of tall wine glass vases with hand tied arrangements of calla lilies, hydrangea with roses and hydrangea with cymbidium  orchids.  Great details of pewter and rhinestone ribbon held them together.  We did high and low arrangements to create interests in the room.  The lighting created by Impact Lighting was amazing in blues, ambers and purples. The evening ended with a Taco Truck outside for that late night snack and to soak up all of that celebrating that we tend to do at weddings.  A fantastic detail that we LOVE.  Thank you to Michelle Walker Photography for these amazing photos.



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