Zohe's Plans and Celebrates the Godfather of Birthdays
As an event planner and designer, the WORST event to ever plan is YOUR OWN!
Zohe looked to her Felici Events team and event professionals to help produced her BIG celebration for her birthday. Inspiration came easy for Zohe:
- It had to be Italian, simple and relevant
- It was to take place at the Santa Barbara Club
Naturally, we created a The Godfather theme celebration to accommodate both requirements above, and also because the movie turned 40 years old as well!
The Santa Barbara Club was were AMAZING to work with, and Zohe's favorite place on earth! From the planning to the execution, it was a first class experience. They created menu, keeping with the Italian theme and Zohe's desire to have a cocktail style reception for her and her guests.
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.
La Bella Musica, titilated the theme with sound of his accordion playing, setting the tone for this Italian Godfather Themed Felici Event.
NLC Productions and Bellavista Designs created a dramatic design to the already impressive Santa Barbara Club, each entity incorporating red. NLC using mercury glass and red roses of floral; and Bellavista Designs providing dramatic red uplights both inside the club and on the patio. Even the venue's moose head got a glam up, coining the name "Moose-olina"
Instead of a guest book Zohe created a madlibs for guests to fill out throughout the night, and turn in. The memories do continue, every once in a while Zohe takes out the madlibs to LOL at her guests' responses.
Gavin Roy threw down some tunes for guest to boogie down, integerating Italian songs from Zohe's childhood, Adriano Celentano.
The Godfather Birthday Theme stayed thru to the sweet ending, with a horse head cake - let's say, it was one of the talks of the night....
A HUGE thank you to the talented team to help Zohe along her way and on her special day!
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!
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