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EVEN MORE FABULOUS PARIS PARTY PICS!-From photographer Lauren Wakefield

here are some amazing pictures from Lauren Wakefield.  She captured the evening beautifully!



This is an excerpt from Lauren’s Blog:
 (click on her link to see full screen shot of the pics.  For some reason my blog cuts them off!  Check out her other beautiful pics while you’re at it)

AN EVENING IN PARIS : HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMIE!

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Let me just start off by saying I have the greatest family ever.  And not just the family I was given…but all the family I’ve picked up along the way.   When my brother got married…we added a whole new group of people into our family.  And let me tell you…they are fabulous.  I honestly do feel so lucky to get the chance to be a part of such a loving, giving, incredibly fun family.  Holidays…birthdays…random Saturday nights..have changed forever and I couldn’t be happier about it.  I’m pretty sure Kasey (my sister-in-law) and I were meant to be sisters…so this just works out peachy. :)
Last week, I attended the birthday party of the century.  Seriously.  Kasey’s sister-in-law (which is basically like my sister too), Amie, had a surprise party that was one of a kind.   Amie had planned to go to Paris for her birthday but the trip had to be canceled. :(  So why not bring Paris to her, right?  Well that’s exactly what they did.  And it was nothing short of a success.  Amie was competely surprised…the party was incredible…and everyone danced the night away…
Paris Themed Party
Anne Rogers did a FANTASTIC job on this event.  Not one detail was overlooked.
Paris Themed Party
Paris Themed Party
Paris Themed Party
Yes…those are Louis Vuitton cookies.  Except…the letters are AL for Amie Lacy.  Like I said…no detail overlooked.
Paris Themed Party
And Chanel cookies…
Paris Themed Party
Paris Themed Party
Paris Themed Party
Paris Themed Party
A light up Burlesque sign…yep I think so.
Paris Themed Party
Paris Themed Party
And an Eiffel Tower ice luge for martinis…
Paris Themed Party
Everyone waiting for her to arrive…
Paris Themed Party
Totally surprised!
Paris Themed Party
Paris Themed Party
My bro and sis-in-law…
Paris Themed Party
Paris Themed Party
One thing is for sure…the champagne was flowing… :)
Paris Themed Party
The fam!
Paris Themed Party
Paris Themed Party
And you guessed it…what’s a light up Burlesque sign without a Burlesque show?
Paris Themed Party
Paris Themed Party
After cake it was party time.
Paris Themed Party
Paris Themed Party
Matthew and Amie are so adorable.  Love them. :)
Paris Themed Party
Paris Themed Party
Paris Themed Party
A little gambling…
Paris Themed Party
Paris Themed Party
Paris Themed Party
I think it’s safe to say Amie had an amazing time…
Paris Themed Party

A FRENCH INSPIRED BURLESQUE BIRTHDAY BASH

This high spirited, theatrical 40th Surprise Birthday was so fun to be a part of. Think Moulin Rouge meets a 1940’s supper club.   Anne Rogers Mitchell had an amazingly bold vision for the usually proper, refined private country club.  We transformed the lobby,  ballroom, living room and parlor into a Parisian extravaganza.  Above is a pic of the lighted sign we made.  It was 18′ wide!

The centerpieces for the guest tables were sexy legs with fishnet stocking and feather plumes bursting out of the top.  The other half of the centerpieces were fresh florals with peacock feathers all created by Coby Palmer of Coby Palmer Designs.

There were two gaming areas, one in the parlor and the other outside on the terrace.

Here’s a pic of the outdoor gaming area.  Aren’t those purple toppers to-die-for?!? The outdoor gaming area had had outdoor lounge a photo booth with berets, faux mustaches and boas.  There was also a cigar station with hand rolled cigars.

We wanted to create a Parisian street scene as the guests walked in so we had little vignettes along the walkway.  Above is the “Salon de Artiste” where a an actual sketch artist sketched for the guests.
A Patisserie with eclairs, chocolate covered strawberries and a Louis Vuitton handbag cake created by Classic Cakes. The detail is amazing you can see the stitching in the leather/fondant trim and she used the birthday girls initials instead of the LV
We also had Chanel purse cookies and Louis purse cookies

A 3-D Eiffel Tower, Chanel store front and french street lamps with Rue de Amie signs were also a part of the street scene.  Two Burlesque dancers adorned the balcony telling guests to move into the ballroom for the big show.

Once the guests entered the ballroom they were treated to a tasteful Burlesque show, dinner and dancing 

                                                 Custom monogram dance floor was created by Evans Audio Visual