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PartySlate’s Top Events of April 2019

photographer: Adam Nyholt | caterer & planner: A Fare Extraordinaire | planner: Ruby Rogers Events | design, décor & floral: Mandarin Design Lab | venue: The Revaire

by Claire O’Sullivan, Content Marketing Manager

With so many dreamy tablescapes, lush wedding arches, creative themes, and more, it’s easy to lose yourself in the endless inspiration found on PartySlate — we know we do. We’re thankful so many event professionals consistently share their incredible work with us, and we encourage you to curate your own favorites. Fortunately with our new Idea Slates, there is no limit to what you can favorite, but as we await the May flowers April promised to bring, our team has narrowed down the top 10 events uploaded in April.

“This corporate event for women’s clothing brand, Agnes & Dora, is creative installation overload — in the best way possible. From henna tattoos and an oxygen bar to the mouthwatering interactive food stations, there was no shortage of engaging activities for guests. All of the décor is Instagram worthy, but if I had to choose, my favorite element is the oversized dreamcatcher hung on a rustic wooden wall.” — Lauren, Director of Marketing

photographer: Mckenzie Deakins | planner & production: Geffen Events | design: FWR Rentals | décor: Madsen Cycles | floral: The Flower Affair | venue: South Towne Expo Center | a/v: Backstage Productions | print & pillow décor: CGS Printing

“This dinner party pairs elegant cuisine with scenic desert vistas. Imagine feeling a cool desert breeze as you sample those oysters and other delicious culinary creations. Or sitting back after dinner with a cocktail in hand and a cozy blanket on your lap. Check out how the landscape, building, florals, and even the stationery are perfectly color coordinated. This is a perfect backdrop for a refined and relaxing event, while at the same time wows guests with amazing details and food.” — Paul, Senior Software Engineer

photographer: Jenny Quicksall Photography | planner, design & décor: Percy Sales Events | floral: Jenny B Floral Design | venue: Sunstone Vineyard and Winery; Santa Ynez Inn; The Lands By | caterer: Good Gracious! Events | rental: The Tent Merchant | dj: DJ Senor Amor | bar: Flair Project | linen: Luxe Linen | videography: Luxury Lifestyle Studios LLC | lighting: SPARK Creative Events | dessert: The Sugar Philosophers | music: The Replicas Music | calligraphy: Brown and Co Designs

“Colorful, chic, and perfectly coordinated, this violet Washington, D.C. dinner party is all of my design dreams come to life. It’s really all in the details — from the most glamorous juice bar you’ve ever seen to the masterful macaron designs. Moody, deep details sweep the tablescape, contrasting against the light and bright florals hanging overhead. Oh, and the botanical-infused ice cube and rosé-filled bathtub? You’ll find me over there.” — Claire, Content Marketing Manager

photographer: Laura Gordon Photography | planner & design: Evoke Design & Creative | floral: Philippa Tarrant Floral Design | décor: BD3 Design | venue: Fathom Gallery | caterer: Heirloom DC

“Every detail of this wedding is stunning, but I’m truly obsessed with the winding florals that frame this couple’s picture-perfect ‘I Dos.’ Each and every photo exudes happiness – from the sunny Napa setting to the cheery event design and the beaming bride and groom. If only I could have been invited!” — Erin, Customer Success Manager

photographer: Ashley Maxwell Photography | planner: Amazae Events | floral: Bloomsters | venue: Clos La Chance | caterer: La Papillon | lighting: Bloomsters | videography: Kindlewood | dj & photobooth: Sound in Motion | band: Lucky Devils Band | ceremony music: Krista Strader Harpist | cake: Studio Cake | dessert: Candicake | rentals: Standard Party Rentals; La Tavola Fine Linen | stationery: Cards De Luxe

“A jungle-themed Bat Mitzvah at the Central Park Zoo? It doesn’t get much more on-theme than this. I love how all of the leafy details make you feel like you’re running through the wilderness. An arcade-style claw machine for the kids plus a fully-loaded bar for the adults — I recommend taking a page out of this event planner’s jungle book.” — Rob, Senior Software Engineer

photographer: Michael Jurick Photography | design, décor & floral: Anthony Taccetta Event Design | venue: Central Park Zoo | caterer: Pinch Food Design | entertainment: Untouchable Events | a/v & technology: Frost Productions

“Nature meets glamour at this stunning gala in a way I’ve never seen done before. I’m fawning over the butterfly-adorned wall, as well as the entertainment on stilts donning a gown completely made out of the orange monarchs. The suspended Calla Lily installations are so unique and add depth and dimension to the large space. They also tie in the beautiful blue and white, porcelain-inspired dance floor. Had I been there, that’s where you’d find me.” — Chhavi, Director of Product

photographer: Adam Nyholt | caterer & planner: A Fare Extraordinaire | planner: Ruby Rogers Events | design, décor & floral: Mandarin Design Lab | venue: The Revaire | lighting & a/v: Bright Star Productions

“I love this intimate, outdoor, ethereal celebration! I feel as though it’s common to use subtle florals at communion parties, but I’m loving how Gilded Group Decor used anchored balloons with greenery to enhance the pool space. Various umbrellas offer shade to guests and give a pop to the deck! Also, can we talk about that greenery wall and all of the crafty desserts? Now I want cake.” — Andrea, Director of Events

photographer: Christy & Co Photography | planner: One Inspired Party | florals and rentals: Gilded Group Décor | caterer: Thierry Isambert Culinary and Event Design | cake: Earth and Sugar | sweets: Chocolati Bar | cake stands: Nicks & May

“Just when you thought the 1 Hotel South Beach couldn’t be any more luxurious, this wedding happened. Beautifully captured by Ambrosio Photography – this amazing garden wedding boasts vibrant colors, lush florals and brilliant reception décor. Stunning.” — Mark, Creative Director

photographer: Ambrosio Photography | planner, design & décor: Ocean Flowers & Events by Guerdy | venue: 1 Hotel South Beach | cinematographer: Merge Studios

“Well, I found my dream wedding — Golden Retriever and all. I’m swooning over every single detail, all of which are so purposeful yet effortless. The lakeside cocktail hour framed by soft blue draping perfectly accentuated a cloudless sky, while custom gold seals brilliantly tied the invitations and place cards together. I love the way the scape starts to glow come nightfall. And what about those greenery adorned al fresco chandeliers? The chic blue candlesticks lining each table? I could go on forever.” — Amanda, Marketing Coordinator  

photographer: Aaron & Jillian Photography | planner & design: Sweetgrass Social Event & Design | floral: Sara York Grimshaw Designs | venue & catering: Patrick Properties Hospitality Group | calligraphy: J Lily Design | lighting: Technical Event Company | rentals: Eventworks Rentals | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | paper products: Sixpence Press

“The vibrant invitations set exactly the right tone for this vividly-hued wedding which evokes warm Spanish days. I’m wowed by the oversized floral installations on the ceremonial arbor and would love to nestle into one of those rich, colorful velvet lounge seats. And those dreamy luminary bags lighting the winding walkway? Sigh.” — Pamela, Editor

photographer: Jennie Crate | planner & design: EverAfter Events | floral: Flowers Annette Gomez | venue: Rancho Valencia | rentals: Hire Elegance; Found Rentals | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | print: Wendy Ware Designs | entertainment: Still Listening Productions

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