These are the words I would use to describe Deepa's 40th birthday party held at RDG Bar Annie in Houston this past November.
When Deepa & Tom first approached me about this event, their primary requests included creating a "wow factor" with "unique" touches including entertainment, and they were most interested in securing a venue with a fun vibe, entertainment outside of the ordinary, a vegetarian menu option for Deepa (beyond a veggie platter) and stunning decor.
And so began the planning.
Venue: RDG Bar Annie was selected for the ambiance, menu selection and willingness to accommodate a personalized vegetarian option for Deepa and amazing service.
Decor: After some consideration, we landed on the purple color palette, choosing to focus on variations of a single color to provide visual depth for the event. Ghost chairs & glass beaded charges with silver accents were provided by A Finer Event and linens & brooches for the napkins were provided by House of Hough. Centerpieces were simple- height variations of mirrored glass vases filled with all white flowers for a modern look and feel. Table numbers with descriptions of some of Deepa's former residences were used at the tables as talking points of some of her life's journey thus far along with coordinating guest place cards for personalization. And upon entering RDG Bar Annie, guests were greeted and encouraged to leave notes on Deepa's enlarged #Deepa1975 poster.
The CAKE: Deepa's birthday cake was modern and elegant, incorporating bands of purple and silver along with a glitter "forty" topper.
Favors: Each couple took home mini champagne bottles with #Deepa1975 favor tags and coordinating ribbon.
Entertainment: To keep the guests on their toes and for some added humor, a stunning ice luge was brought in by Ice Occasions to serve a signature vodka drink during the event. And to serve as both entertainment during the event and a keepsake for the birthday girl, Houston acclaimed artist Edgar Medina live painted a custom piece for their newly renovated home from start to finish.
All in all, it was a night to remember for Deepa and her guests. We hope you find inspiration in some of our styling selections.
Party Styling & Printables: Crowning Details
Venue: RDG Bar Annie
Florals: The Briar Rose
Birthday Cake: Timtations
Linens & Brooches: House of Hough
Ghost Chairs & Chargers: A Finer Event
Ice Sculpture: Ice Occasions
Artist: Edgar Medina (Houston)
Photographer: Kat Silva Photography