Sunday, August 5, 2012

A 50th Anniversary Party For 100 People

I had the pleasure of planning a 50th wedding anniversary party for a wonderful couple.  What made this party a bit more special was that it was held on their actual 50th wedding anniversary.  With colors of white, cream, green, and gold, the room looked beautiful.

Floral centerpieces of white hydrangea, roses and orchids were placed in glass cylinder containers with leaves wrapping and hiding the stems.

Here is a picture of the room before it got decorated when I first saw it in early Spring.  

I created the table numbers with my handy black marker brush pen.

This beautiful cake was created by Cakes For Occasions (they have created cakes, cupcakes, and cookies for a lot of my client's events).  The florist then added roses, hydrangea, and green ivy.  Photos and a photo album of the couple 50 years earlier.

This blurry photo shows where I placed the escort cards for the guests.  We had ferns placed on the marble tables that are inside the front entry hall.

Here they are!  Such a sweet couple and wonderful to work with.  They told me that one of the secrets to their long marriage is to kiss each and every day!

I could photograph this venue all day.  This beautiful chandelier is located in the ballroom.  Here we had the buffet set up and the band.

On the table, I placed favor boxes with chocolates on each bread dish.  Below, you will the piles of chocolate I got to work with.  I loved smelling the yummy vanilla chocolate while putting the favors together.

I love how the lemons add a pop of color to the table.

A simple bouquet of roses are showcased on the dessert table.

A few more photos of the venue space that I took in the Spring

Linda Calder Smith, owner of is an interior designer and party planner - stylist in Massachusetts