We had the pleasure of planning and designing an elegant and fun birthday party this past weekend for a lovely couple who had both recently turned 50.  The 50th milestone birthday party is one of our favorites, and there are so many fun ways to do it!  For this celebration, we were thrilled to learn that our birthday couple loves Americana music, and had always wanted to host a private concert for their friends and family.

Vessel Gallery in downtown Oakland was the perfect foundation; after that, we filled in an elegant design of blue and grey, with celebratory hints of gold (the color of 50), and lush floral arrangements.  Carrie Dove Catering provided delicious appetizers and a buffet featuring both of the birthday honoree’s favorite food:  one from Texas, the other from California.  The icing on the cake?  Wendy Gardner’s delectable chocolate cake etched in gold, and a private concert for 90 guests featuring Kelly McFarling and band.  They rocked the house, and it was a truly memorable night!

A “before” shot at Vessel Gallery.

…and “after.”

Special thanks to all of our vendors who helped make this a successful and fun night!