Sneak Peek: A First Birthday Celebration, Princess-Style!

Sneak Peek: Sienna Eve's First Birthday Celebration, Princess-Style!

It was so fun planning my daughter's first birthday party @ The Bernard's Inn! I wanted it to be extra special and sweet, just like her. Tiara's, princess wands, peonies (Thank you, Mike @ Jardiniere Fine Florals!), lots of treats and the color blush could be found throughout all of the decor. Every detail was definitely fit for a princess!

We want to thank some of our preferred vendors who made Sienna Eve's day oh-so-perfect!

Photography: Images by Berit, Floral: Jardiniere, Cake/Smash Cake: Pink Cake Box, DJ: Gemini Productions, Floral Backdrop/Event Design: Peony Events, Custom Signs: Art Obsession, Photo booth: NJ Photo Booths, Invitation: Minted, Rentals: Party Rentals, Ltd, Dessert Table + Favors: Leslie Ruth Sweets, Sienna's Dress & Ivory Headband: Nordstrom's, US Angels, Sienna's Birthday Crown: Grace & Lily's, Sienna's Fur Bolero: Janie and Jack, Sienna's Shoes: Old Soles, Sienna's Bib: Denim & Daisies, Sienna's Baptism Necklace: Braunschweiger Jewelers, Stacey's Dress: Anthopologie, Stacey's Hair & Make up: Beauty on Location

Special thanks to Bonnie, Jake, Jessica and the staff at The Bernard's Inn for always providing myself and my clients five-star service! It's exactly why we keep coming back! A huge thank you to my Event Coordinator, Stephanie DeLorenzis, for setting up the event with me on Saturday and Sunday! XO, Stacey

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Paige's Party: A Christening Reception in Chatham, NJ

We were so excited when we recieved the call from Laura about the planning of her daughter's post christening luncheon at the Chatham Fish & Game (where they are new members). When we heard that she chose us to plan such a special celebration, we were overfilled with joy!

Our client, Laura, knew that she didn't want the standard christening colors but she definitely wanted the color palette to include pink and white. She loves the website called Hen House Linens, so we decided to use two patterns from their collection:

Dahlia Blush Pink

Spot on Raspberry

In choosing these patterns, Laura purchased all the table runners for the tables. We decided to alternate tables with the two different patterns. We ordered full length white linens with a few red/white polka dotted overlays for the specialty tables along with cool red napkins from Party Rentals, Ltd. I was always taught in all my design classes in college (and while working with the very talented interior designer, Mary O'Brien Cabaron) to take one element, whether it be a painting for a room or a fabric and tie in all the pieces together using different shades of the color and a blend of textures. Like an outfit, you style your house and your event.  

After making these selections, we took our fabrics over to Cathy at Conroy's Florist and selected our florals-white hydrangea, red and coral roses with greens. The space at Chatham Fish & Game is neutral, which offers a great blank slate for us to add in a variety of decor and color. We chose shades of pink, coral, red and white paper lanterns to hang from the wood beams at our venue to really make use of the high ceilings. Our color palette was complete: Shades of pink, coral, cool red, white with accents of green.

Planning the seasonal menu with What a dish catering was fun! With so many kids attending the event, we had a special children's menu in addition to the regular menu.

Children’s Menu: Chicken Fingers with Ketchup, Macaroni & Cheese, Mini Cheese Pizzas, French Fries , Fruit Skewers

Adult Menu: Baby Arugula & Spinach Salad with Dried Apples, Cranberries & Sparkling Cider Vinaigrette, Bow Tie Pasta, Dandelion Greens, Butternut Squash & Pepito Pesto, Tagliatelle with Crème Fraiche, Lemon, Arugula, Nutmeg & Romano, Bourbon Brushed Salmon, Chopped Cashew Fried Sage, Buttermilk Brined Chicken, Watercress & Shallots, Haricot Vert with Alder Smoked Sea Salt, An Assortment of Bread, Herb de Provence Butter

Wine, beer, lemonade (with fun pink/white straws), soda and bellini's were served.

For dessert, we turned to our friends over at Pink Cake Box and we worked with them on designing a beautiful blush colored cake..with layers of red velvet cake with vanilla icing and chocolate cake with peanut butter icing - holy, yumm! Cake was served on Laura's beautiful and eclectic collections of antique china plates, which was such a nice, personal touch!

Laura knew she wanted to have an activity for the kids, we decided to have a scrapbook station set up for everyone to create a "Page for Paige." We also brought in Infinity Entertainment who provided us with a fun, closed photo booth (with no props), large enough to fit an entire family! Guests had a blast taking pictures and creating a page for Paige's memory book. They received two photo strips, one for the scrapbook and the other to take home in a frame as a favor.

I (Stacey) truly enjoyed every meeting I had with Laura and baby Paige (she attended mostly all of them) and look forward to our next event with them. Leslie and I had so much fun being a part of such a special day for the Bojanowski's, thanks again for choosing Peony Events!  It was so great to work with someone so creative who really let us have fun with the decor! Check out our talented client's website, Red Door Table Decor!

Here are some pictures from Paige's Party, taken by the talented Berit, from Images by Berit! Let us know what you think!


Pink Weddings + Wedding Wednesday

Happy Wedding Wednesday! In honor of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month, we wanted to dedicate a pink weddings blog to this amazing cause. We love all shades of pink, from blush to bright fuchsias (tastefully done, of course), enjoy!

{PINK COCKTAILS} - a hint of pink makes any event more fun and we adore a specialty drink made within your color palette for your event, especially one of our favorite's, frozen pink bellini's-yummy!

Ingredients·  ¾ cup Prosecco/ Dry Sparkling
Wine/ Champagne, chilled
·  ¼ cup Peach Schnapps
·  ½ cup Peach Nectar
·  1 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
·  Crushed Ice

Preparation

·First of all, put peach nectar, peach schnapps, lemon juice and ½ cup Prosecco/ wine/ champagne in a blender, blend well, until smooth.
·Pour the cocktail into flutes, mason jars, or wine glasses (depending on the occasion/theme) and top it with the remaining champagne.
·Add crushed ice and serve chilled.

{PINK SUGAR} - there's just something about the color pink, it just makes things taste that much sweeter, perfect addition for your pink weddings.


{PINK FAVORS} - send your guests away with a little splash of color to brighten their day.

{PINK ATTIRE} - these amazing pink weddings inspired attire will make you feel pink-a-licious.

pink weddings{PINK ACCESSORIES} - for yourself or your event. Who doesn't love a little pink in their life?

{PINK PETALS} - he loves me, he loves me not, he loves me!

{PINK INSPIRATION} - everything is always pretty in pink.