One of the hardest things to do as a party planner, is to throw a party for yourself! I am not sure if it's making the commitment, or taking the time to do something for yourself. What I do know is that the best cure and advice I give clients for this symptom is to BITE THE BULLET and set a date, so I did.
The best part about being a party planner, is having the friends and connections to throw a great party. I am so grateful at the colleagues who have stepped forward to help throw "A Felici Event" (literally). I can't wait to see this come together.
Invitations - We sent out over 600 invites and wanted to do it in an efficient, green way. Valerie suggested Paperless Post, where for a low fee (less expensive than stamps) you can send fine stationary for any occasion via email.
Location - As an Italian, I have to stick close to my roots. About a month ago I was invited to an open house at Mediterranee Antiques. A gorgeous collections store owned by Carolina Pierpont. The store offers incredible art, sculptures and antiques as well as a view that makes you feel as if you are indeed on the Italian Riviera
Signature Parking will be graciously greeting all guest as they arrive, and seeing them safely off at the end of the event - Thank you Michael!!
Food - Again, as an Italian, food is extremely important to us. A while back I blogged about California Wood-Fired Cateirng. Mike Escobar's (owner) pizzas are off the hooooook!!! Can't wait to GRUB!
Since we'll be there past sunset, we'll need some lighting, provided by the talented Trevor Zellett owner of Bellavista Designs. Here is a photo of one of the first weddings Trevor and I did together when I worked at Bacara Resort and Spa.....
Music will be kept in theme of the Italian Riviera by Elite Disc Jockey's Danny Vasquez.
Marborg has donated restrooms for the party.....
Jennifer Foster, another Bacara connection, now owner of Z's the Day Photography will be taking pictures of the event and me :)
and last but not least, the OOOOBBBBEEEEERR talented Nico Designs will be putting together decor / favors (those of you who know me know I like those two f'ers...) which is to remain a surprise until the event.
Can't wait to share the progress and show you pictures to Another Felici Event!!!
It is an open invite party, please let me know if you are interested in attending! Tuesday 16th of November from 4-6 p.m.