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PartySlate’s Top Events of May 2019

photographer: Alice Che | planner & design: Brannan Events | design & décor: Blueprint Studios | floral: Tumbleweed Floral Truck | venue: Filoli

by Claire O’Sullivan, Content Marketing Manager

Summer is upon us and the weather is heating up — and so are the events on PartySlate. With warmer days come more outdoor events, strung lights, in-season florals, tented weddings, and mouthwatering summer-inspired catering. There’s truly nothing like a sun-filled soirée — so as we await the full months of summer, we celebrate the top 10 events uploaded to PartySlate in the month of May.

“Champagne-themed beauty products, a rose-filled vespa, neon signage, and incredible NYC views? This product launch event is truly my brain — or dream Instagram feed — in real life. I love how Midtown Loft and Terrace was transformed into a pink rose garden, weaving guests inside and out through greenery-constructed archways. Just like any great party, it was filled with adorable photo ops — and lots of rosé.” — Claire, Content Marketing Manager

photographer: ArtVesta Studio | host: Hyalo AI | venue: Midtown Loft and Terrace

“I love how an eclectic range of red, pink, teal, and emerald are brought together in the most elegant way at this stunning event. The boldly-hued elements look like they were destined to be in the middle of this natural garden setting. I love the velvety smooth appeal of the design, from the table linens to the chairs and the couch, and even the appearance of the perfectly arranged florals. Everything feels so approachable.” — Lindsey, Account Manager

photographer: Alice Che | planner & design: Brannan Events | design & décor: Blueprint Studios | floral: Tumbleweed Floral Truck | venue: Filoli | tabletops: Hensley Event Resources | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | rentals: Blueprint Studios – Rental

“I’m obsessed with this event – and not just because I love the actual product (the perfume smells amazing!), but because of how above and beyond this event team went to ensure no guest forgot why they were there. Carnival games, ice cream stands, ice cream cups (!), and even a ferris wheel were all beautifully branded to celebrate the launch. This event makes me nostalgic for summer days at the fair when I was a kid – but with a luxurious twist.” — Amanda, Marketing Coordinator

photographer: Suzan Jone | planner: Jessica Fels Event Production & Design | venue: Santa Monica Pier | floral: Floral Rush | graphics: AAA Flag & Banner; SoCal Graphics | photo wall: Tractor Vision | photo booth: Sharing Box | lighting: Images By Lighting | a/v: Rhythm and Sound | inflatables: Jet Creations

“I feel like dogs would make every event better. I love how they were incorporated into this gala (in a nod to their newest science center installation) — from performing pups to a gallery of pets to pet. Even the décor nodded (wagged?) to our furry friends with couches covered in astroturf and dog-shaped sculptures made of greenery. And of course, the mini hot dog snacks were just right.” — Mark, Executive Creative Director

photography: Nadine Froger Photography; Snap Yourself! Inc. | planner & venue: California Science Center | décor: EDGE Design and Decor | floral: CJ Matsumoto & Sons | catering: Good Gracious! Events; Pink’s Hot Dogs; Bar One | entertainment: Entire Productions; Invisible Touch Events; Lucent Dossier; Super Collies | lighting: Images By Lighting | linen: Wildflower Linen; Town & Country Rentals | a/v: Seamless Video Solutions

“This Bat Mitzvah girl clearly has an eye for design. Her creative logo was seamlessly integrated into each party element, from the ice cubes and cocktail napkins to the candy boutique (which was a surprise reveal for guests) and custom dance floor. Even the coat check felt futuristic and fun, with dozens of attendants waiting to assist guests as they arrived.” — Kim, Account Executive

photographer: Michael Conner | planner: Evoke Design & Creative | décor: Event Revolution | balloons: All About Balloons | venue: InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf | desserts: Bella Christie | entertainment: Electra Entertainment + Tryon Entertainment

“I always appreciate scrolling through multi-day wedding photos because there are so many different moments, colors, themes, and more to enjoy. This particular wedding took place in Los Cabos, Mexico, adding even more gorgeousness to the gallery. The details truly took my breath away. From the suspended white florals to the glowing neon dance floor, this couple sure knows how to party.” — Sarah, Director of Research

photographer: L’atelier Lumiere | planner: Vaishali Deshpande | design, décor & floral: Elegant Affairs | venue: JW Marriott Los Cabos | décor & rentals: Del Cabo Event Design/ Del Cabo Weddings | cinematography: Pacific Pictures

“This year’s AACWP Vendi Awards Gala was a secret garden theme — but the evening’s extraordinary floral design was anything but a secret. This Dallas gala took the ceiling décor trend to the next level in an ethereal, effortless way with white and green florals covering every inch of The Belo Mansion & Pavilion. With entertainment by the Jordan Kahn Music Company, I don’t see how this gala could be anymore dreamy.” — Andrea, Director of Events

photographer: f8studio | planner & venue: The Belo Mansion & Pavilion | floral: The Garden Gate | entertainment: Jordan Kahn Music Company | invitations & print: 5 by 7 designs | linen: BBJ Linen

“I adore how this team made Napa’s vineyards a convincing double for the desert. Every little accent added to the illusion — from the stunning crimson cactus flowers to the elegantly simple raw wood triangular altar. And those Himalayan salt block table numbers? Divine!” — Pamela, Editor

photographer: Taylor McCutchan | production & design: ROQUE Events | floral: Soulflower Design Studio | venue & catering: Tre Posti | invitations & signage: Laura Lambrix Designs | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | rentals: Encore Events Rentals | lounge: Pieces By Violet

“This Guanajuato, Mexico wedding beautifully highlighted traditional, cultural elements, while bringing out the couple’s energetic personality. Guests were greeted with the chicest tequila shot I’ve ever seen — pink Himalayan salt, so on-theme! Another unique element is the tambourine escort card display, reminding guests to get shaking on the blue and white porcelain-inspired dance floor. It’s truly all in the details.” — Devra, Account Executive

photographer: Sarah Kate, Photographer | event designer: Emily Clarke Events | floral: Bows + Arrows | venue: Rosewood San Miguel de Allende | invitations & print: The Detail Department

“PartySlate hasn’t launched in Seattle (yet), but I imagine all of their events to be as gorgeous as this wedding. The perfectly-placed bunches of flowers lining the ceremony aisle are so romantic, but my favorite element has to be the staircase décor. There’s just something so elegant about simple — yet perfectly executed — greenery and candles.” — Lauren, Director of Marketing

photographer: Kerry Jeanne Photography | planner, design & floral: Valley & Company Events | venue: Four Seasons Seattle | entertainment: Chris Friel Orchestra; Jason Parker Quartet | rentals: CORT Party Rental; Fanciful Event Rentals | linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | stationery: Libby Tipton

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