{Real Celebration} Bringing In 40 With Style – Birthday Celebration

May 31st, 2011 in orchid centerpieces, orchid flower wedding cake, peacock and teal celebration, peacock theme wedding inspiration, real party

Today we are so delighted to share with you some images from one of this weekend’s events.  We had a busy busy weekend with back to back events but they were absolutely nothing short of spectacular.  Last month we shared this Peacock Plume inspiration board and followed up with the invitations that we designed for this 40/40 Event.  Here are fabulous photos from the event.  Some are mine (watermarked) and the rest are courtesy of RM Photography.  The couple was so happy with how everything turned out and the custom designed Step and Repeat was the hit of the party….read on for more details.  

Upon entry into the venue the guest were  greeted with a SED custom designed Step and Repeat for the “paparazzi” to get photographs of each guest. 

The theme of the night was 40/40 because both the husband and the wife turned 40 within two weeks of each other.  We set up a favor station featuring “40/40 Favorites” which included Captain Morgan’s Rum and Golf Tees for the gentlemen and OPI (Favorite shades) and Purse Holders for the ladies. This was a HUGE hit!

The teal LED light gave a ” chic club” feel to the room. 
We covered the fireplace with cylinder vases and candles for a dramatic effect. 
Saving the best for last…this GORGEOUS dessert table featuring a beautiful cake with orchid sugar flowers and Bedazzled Bon Bons. 
Team Sparkle
This party was such a delight to plan and it really came out even more beautiful than we could have ever imagined.  Thanks to my Lead Assistant – Misty for helping make this event spectacular and for putting up with Madame Sparkle for the night! 

Planning, Designer, Invitations, Coordinator – Sparkling Events & Designs, LLC. 
Food & Beverage – Events by Q&A 
Photography – RM Photography
Cake – Cakes Plus 
Sugar Flowers – Modern Luxe Events
Florist – Farah’s Flowers



Anonymous says:

That is simply beautiful and elegant. I love your designing. That color combination is gorgeous!

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Welcome to the blog! I’m Ebony Sparkes and I am southern belle wedding and event planner serving the DMV. I love LOVE and celebrating all of life’s special occasions and this is why I became an event planner. I have been fortunate to plan amazing celebrations in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., New York, Georgia, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic!

Our work has been featured by several industry icons like Preston Bailey, Amy Atlas, Hostess with the Mostess and Munaluchi Bridal.  Sparkling Events & Designs, LLC is also a recipient of Wedding Wire’s 2011 & 2012 Bride’s Choice Award, The Knot’sTM Best of Wedding Vendors for 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 and an active member of the Association of Wedding Professionals.

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