The Hobart

I met up at the initial consult with the sweetest, most soft-spoken southern lady.  She begins to tell me all about her handsome hubby, how he’s turning 40 this year …. and she would love to throw him a surprise party but she’s not quite sure what the “theme” should be … or if there should be one.  so …. as I would normally do, I ask about the person … what’s he like? what are his favorite hobbies? …. etc.

WELL …. the answers surprised me …  to say the least.

Here are just a few:

  1. he likes ‘lil wayne AND pavarotti
  2. he likes hermes (and he owns hermes pieces)
  3. he’s a HUGE social butterfly (i.e. could be the honorary mayor of charlotte)
  4. HUGE panther fan
  5. had a pet tarantula and a pet snake
  6. loves squirrel hunting
  7. double lettered in fencing and cheerleading

I will keep the rest of his “likes” under wraps – but you get that this guy is a CHARACTER, right?!?

I totally had my work cut out for me.  The brainstorming commenced.

All I could think of is – this guy is someone EVERYONE would love knowing … and once they knew him, they probably loved him, loved being around him, loved hanging out with him, loved his infectious character …. so I blurted out the most random idea for an invitation and the whole event took on a life of it’s own.

We came up with a fun “fan club” party invitation since he seemed to have a huge friend base … and let’s face it … who wouldn’t want a party like this …. CHECK IT OUT!

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2016-07-11_0012.jpgThe handsome Greg Olsen made an appearance (swoon)

2016-07-11_0013.jpgTHIS CAKE!  Describes all of his likes + passions … served by none other than “Lil-Lil Wayne”.

xoxo – deb

PAPER GOODS / PRINT ITEMS: olive paper |  PHOTOGRAPHY / BULLET BOOTH: smitten & hooked

CAKE: cake expressions by lisa  |  VENUE: fahrenheit  |  HUNKY FOOTBALL PLAYER: greg olsen 🙂

Bennett’s First Birthday

Today I am crushing on this simple and super southern first birthday party hosted at The Duke Mansion for Bennett.

All of the fixings were there – barbeque, coleslaw, mac and cheese, birthday cake and more …. plus a few yard games.

Birthdays (and other non-wedding parties) are exciting to design for me because it’s a fun break from the wedding styles and colors (read: blush and champagne) that are so popular (although I DO absolutely think that color palette is gorgeous) …. but it’s just nice to do something a bit different every now and then 🙂

Take a peek into this party for sweet Bennett …. and please check out the amazing vendors at the end of the blog post!

xoxox –
Deb

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PLANNER: hart + co. events | VENUE: the duke mansion | ALL PAPER GOODS/DESIGN: olive paper

CAKE: suarez bakery | PHOTOGRAPHY: sunshower photography | LINEN: latavola linen | FLORALS: lily greenthumb’s