Sunday, November 30, 2008
My Grandma turns 80 next week and we threw her a fabulous bash to celebrate - with good food, drinks, and friends aplenty. We decked out the Yacht Club on Lake Union with rich chocolate brown textiles and ice blue accents, crystals draping silver tree branches, candles and candles, and seashells accents (she loves the beach).
We staged a backdrop with fun props for photos and her friends loved it! Too cute!
The hors d' oeuvres were fantastic - plenty of gourmet bites and goodies.
We also had angel food and chocolate cupcakes topped with ice blue butter cream and sugar crystals and pastilles for dessert. A very Happy Birthday to my very special Grandma!
*thanks to mom for the photos, Ruth-Anne Ford for the scrumptious cupcakes, and the lovely Cleo at Ravishing Radish for helping to make such an awesome and memorable party!
Posted by Aleah + Nick Valley at 10:31 PM
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The Economic Opportunity Institute contacted us in the spring to help them plan a unique and memorable event for their 10th anniversary. EOI is a great organization, pushing for greater rights, health care and pay, and much more for Washington residents. We were thrilled to be on board, and knew the perfect venue for this urban, yet sophisticated event, would be at SoDo Park, an awesome venue owned by Herban Feast.
We worked with EOI to develop an event that not only honored Bill Gates, Sr. with an achievement award, but it raised awareness, funds, and celebrated their 10 years of success and looked to the future. We heard raves from guests that it wasn't your "typical" non-profit event; the "economic comedian" was hilarious, and the surroundings, food, decor, and venue made for a magical and refreshing event.
It was rewarding to be in a room full of senators and other highly influential people honoring Aubrey Davis and Bill Gates, Sr. - two who have helped to greatly change our community.
When we talked about a non-floral centerpiece for each of the 21 tables, Nick came up with such a cool idea that tied in the union and working aspect of EOI (and their invitations). A big thanks to Herban Feast for catering a fabulous event!
Venue: SoDo Park
Catering: Herban Feast
Rentals: AA Rentals
Wine: Esquin Wine Merchants
Photography: Jim Berry
Professional photos to come.
Posted by Aleah + Nick Valley at 12:08 AM