Dali Inspired 60th Birthday Celebration

October 11th, 2019

We had the honor of planning an epic 60th birthday celebration for a client. This was by far the most exciting, complexed and involved event of our career and took hundreds of hours, countless meetings and phone calls. The inspiration of the event was Salvador Dali as the client loved surrealism and specifically Dali. Our client wanted to provide the guests with unmatched experience and it turned out to be just that and more.


Upon arrival, guests were greeted by Dietrich Dames and Dapper Gentlemen. The front entrance was hedged off and the neon sign “Dali’s Den of Delight" aroused curiosity. Then a violinist was atop the marble staircase wearing a red gown with dramatic train that cascaded down the stairs.Two dapper gentlemen were standing outside the multi-layered drapery entrance to usher guests in the foyer. Cocktail hour was a sensory overload with two custom walls painted in gold with medallions and cut outs where white gloves hands were exposed carrying champagne flutes to serve the guests.

There were food station installations from hanging chickens with deviled eggs underneath, to pasta wall and gezpacho station where servers dressed in yellow rain coats and boots served gezpacho from watering cans. In another corner was an ice cream cart bearing tray of spicy tuna cones.

Two girls dressed in Cuban attire passed philly cheese steak cigar rolls on trays around necks. Since client is a cigar aficionado and his wife had collected beautiful cigar boxes over the years, those boxes were inserted on two custom walls with guests names and a surrealistic symbol (rose, red lips, mustache, boxing glove and telephone) that identified their table segment inside the ballroom.

An over the top red fabric tunnel with black monkey chandeliers and sconces was erected for the guests formal entrance to the dining room.

When time came for the guests to move to the second phase of the dining room, they were lead by a band and upon entrance the guests jaws dropped in sheer surprise. Dining room was a visual and sensory feast.

Long Chandelier Tables had custom gold framed with red roses coming down. Tables had the flowers in deep colors bearing fruits. Black candle abras and candles added to the glamour. Each place setting was dressed with black custom made charger with the guest’s name in gold.

Stemware, flatware and most importantly the Fornesetti plates elevated the experience. Napkins which had the menu printed on, were placed on the back of each chair in a slit that was created for this event. Each course was curated to match the vibe and ambiance with content on LED walls, entertainment and lighting.

Prized wines and champagne from a private collection were served and in short guests experienced a night unlike any other.
Stay turned for details from the after party!

Special thank you to our vendors and partners:
Planner/Design: Nikki & Madiha Khan of Exquisite Events
Revelry Event Designers
Furniture: All Custom Fabrications
Lighting: Images by Lighting
LED Walls & Dance Floor: No Static
Florals: Celio Design
Cater: Kai Catering + Events
Photobooth: Scenario
Entertainment: Elan Artists
Design: Marc Friedland Couture Invitations









Inspiration from “Indian Summer”

October 4th, 2019

We constantly look at nature, events, fashion shows and window installations among many other sources of inspiration to keep abreast on trends, colors, vibe etc. This past weekend, Nikki happened to be in Las Vegas and of course seeing the installation at Bellagio Conservatory was her top priority specially given the fact it was designed by her very dear friend Ed Libby.

Witnessing the burst of color and grandeur of the installation with Bengal Tigers, Huge elephants bearing regal thrones for the grooms who looked equally grand and royal, the most beautifully embellished throws, tons of umbrellas with hanging tassels, a gazebo that can serve the purpose of a Mandap, Hanu Maan (one of Hindu Gods), tons of paisleys in fresh and vibrant colors, needless to say it was a feast for eyes and stimulated visual senses.

We are inspired by Ed’s creativity and this particular installation appropriately called “Indian Summer“ hit too close to home. We would highly encourage all our readers to go see it if they are planning a trip to Vegas before they take it down in November.


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