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Sunday, March 15, 2015

A Lifetime of Love: 70 Year Wedding Anniversary

What a gift to spend a lifetime with someone you love endlessly.  We were overjoyed to have been a part of creating a beautiful and memorable celebration for Joe & Mary.

When given our event venue, we were presented with quite a challenge. This Church social hall was essentially a school gymnasium.  Mission: Operation Transformation!

Together with our dedicated staff and vendors, we worked ferociously to convert this four walled, white, cold multipurpose room into a anniversary celebration, reminiscent of an Italian wedding 70 years ago.  This 70th wedding anniversary is a milestone to be achieved by few, celebrated by this loving family and a goal for others to aspire!

Hundreds of feet of 18 foot tall pipe and drape, laced with yards of sheer organza fabric, embraced every wall of this venue.  Strands upon strands of Italian string lights danced above the guests heads, allowing the industrial ceiling to disappear, while dozens of lavender up lights painted the fabric walls with a hue that inspired romance and reminiscing among the families and friends. 

Silver Revere bowls, elevated and table top height, spilled over with white, green and purple hydrangea, tulips, roses and orchids.  Hand tied strands of Hawaiian orchids dangled playfully from the taller centerpieces.  The scent of spring filled the air.  Lavender roses petals made perfect beds for the precious photographs of the loving couple over the years.

Our kid's table stretched over 32 feet in length and kept the attention of 49 children for over three hours, coloring, playing checkers, cards and visiting the past with slinkys and dominoes! 

After show-stopping platters brimming with pastas, pizzas and steak made their way to the tables, guests were wowed by tri-colored coconut cake, inspired by the Italian flag. 

This family will remember this celebration and pass down the memories of it to many generations to follow!

Mission Accomplished!!!

Gorgeous uplighting creating a romantic atmosphere, with staggering floral centerpieces by
Stems at the Palatine. We loved the draping orchid garlands on the tall pieces!!

Custom Menus to coordinate with the Vow Renewal Invitations
Wedding Crest, Custom Designed by RSVP Style

Custom Monogram Stamped Napkins

Eye spy a canoli! Loved this Italian Dessert Bar - Staging by Stems at the Palatine

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Oh Toodles.. A Mickey Mouse 1st Birthday

Meeska Mooska, Mickey Mouse!

Stems at the Palatine had a fabulous time coordinating this Mickey Mouse first birthday celebration.  With bountiful blooms of colorful daisies and hydrangea, Stems made beautiful thematic arrangements and topiaries for the occasion. The black and white striped linens to life-size mickey heads to a colorful buffet of fresh fruit and hors d'oeuvres all drew together elements of Tommy Jr's personal Mickey Clubhouse!

For more details on how to get this look for your child's next birthday, call Stems at the Palatine 559-256-2294

Fresh Fruit Buffet and Hors d'oeuvres, coordinated and displayed by Stems at the Palatine

Custom centerpieces of bright daisies and hydrangea, adorned with Mickey Ears in galvanized buckets, designed by Stems at the Palatine

A custom Mickey Birthday Cake and Mickey Mouse Oreo Pops... Yum!

A timeline of Tommy's 1st Year, designed by RSVP in Fresno

Custom Mickey Topiaries, designed by Stems at the Palatine

Custom Mickey Cookies with Favor Tags, coordinating with Tommy's Birthday Stationery
Designed by RSVP in Fresno

A photo backdrop with Tommy's Mickey Birthday logo

A water barrel adds to the festive decor