Monday, April 13, 2009

Marianne turns event planner...

Boy it is tough to plan an event. SO many details to take care of: the food, the linens, the flowers, the guest list, the menus, the cake & the list goes on... and to top it all, keep it a secret?

Last Saturday, I threw an intimate, surprise dinner get together for my special plus one. It was a private chef's tasting at the Epicurean Umbrella kitchen. Amidst the stainless racks, we dressed up an 18-foot long table and made our own little restaurant. Sizzles & aroma of food filled the air as well as cheers & laughter amongst friends. Good times.

It's great to have so many talented friends in the industry (who I'm pretty sure are glad I'm a photographer & not a planner!!!) to bounce ideas with. The gorgeous flowers by Mille Fiori, linens by Wildflower Linens, delectable dinner & desserts by Epicurean Umbrella, cake by Sweet Lady Jane.

I've always had the utmost respect for planners & that just tripled after planning my own little thing. I am keeping my job & will leave this to the experts! Here are a few details...


with the man of the hour who was impossible to surprise... but we pulled it off! :)

6 comments:

Maureen said...

Wish I was there! The decor and flowers are gorgeous and the party looks so fun! Can't wait until you throw my surprise party :)

Jerry Chua said...

You are a pro! Nice details, nice photos, nice couple... :-)

Arleekat said...

A photographer and an event planner... Why not! As always, great photos. And may I say what a good looking couple the two of you make ;)

Raych said...

WOW!! Great job Marianne! I knew you could do it! ;)

Alvs said...

I'm so proud of you sweetie! You have gone a long way... hehehe.. You look so happy with your new beau! :-)

JPcReations said...

Awesome job!! As always... great attention to detail! Oh shoot.... I gotta send out the email for Mary?!!!