Zohe's Plans and Celebrates the Godfather of Birthdays

Last month Felici Events produced Zohe's BIG celebration for her birthday.  Inspiration came easy, it had to be Italian, simple and relevant.  Naturally, we turned to The Godfather.  It turns 40 years old as well this year!  Theme, decor and planner tips and tribulations are shared below along with images of the gathering.

Madlibs instead of guest book
Guest sign in
Dick Parto floral in the music
Godfather theme decor
Floral and Linen Felici Events - NLC Production
Fireplace NLC Production Decor Roses and crystals
NLC Production Godfather table decor

Zohe is her own worst client, let's just start out with that. It is interesting being on the other side of the fence.  One thing was for certain, it had to be at one of the most unique venues and a favorite location of Zohe's, The Santa Barbara Club.  They were AMAZING to work with!  From the planning to the execution, it was a first class experience.  Here is a mouthwatering sneak peek......keeping with the Italian theme, of course......

Cheese Platter the Santa Barbara club Felici Events
Cheese Platter the Santa Barbara club Felici Events
Antipasto Platter
Antipasto Platter
Arancini
Arancini

Going back and forth on what to do, what not to do, who to invite, how much to spend, etc. Zohe finally decided to listen to her own event planning advice.  "Be True To YOURSELF!" Don't try to please other people.  It is something we naturally do as humans, and not what you should be doing for OUR day.

Santa Barbara Club Bar
Santa Barbara Club Bar
The Moose and Candles Firelpace Santa Barbar club NLC Production
The Moose and Candles Firelpace Santa Barbar club NLC Production

The Godfather Birthday Theme stayed thru to the sweet ending, with this horse head cake - let's say, it was one of the talks of the night....

Horse Head Cake Godfather Birthday Felici Events
Horse Head Cake Godfather Birthday Felici Events
Godfather Theme Cake - Felici Events
Godfather Theme Cake - Felici Events

A HUGE thank you to the talented team to help Zohe along her way and on her special day!

Felici Events and Erica
Felici Events and Erica
Zohe and Nico
Zohe and Nico
Zohe, Gavin and Trevor
Zohe, Gavin and Trevor

Bellavista Designs - lighting and design expert enhancing the club into the theme with cohesion and detail

Bella Musica! Dick Prato - live accordion player, ambience creator and music maker

Gavin Roy Presents, Gavin Roy - DJ and music guru extraordinaire!  He even played Blurred Lines more than once per guest request

Kiel Rucker Photography - capturing moments in time, unobtrusive, fun and knows what he's doing behind the camera

La Tavola Linen  - gorgeousness and glamour delivered with a smile

NLC Production - floral and design, mindreader, and therapist to Zohe

The Santa Barbara Club - venue and celebration location as well as deliciousness food and drink and five star service

Your Cake Baker, Wayne Kjar horse head cake maker and everyone still raves about how delicious it was!

Felici Events, the team that helped Zohe produce her vision into a reality, relax on her big day and ensure a flawless experience for all

And a GINORMOUS Mille Grazie to all who came and made Zohe feel special!

Zohe, Sophie and Shelley eyes up blk and white
Zohe, Sophie and Shelley eyes up blk and white

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