there are some things that neither time nor distance affect. things that we hold dear. things that have a special vip room in our heart reserved for them. i am talking about friendships. the kind of friendships that are forged in youth and tempered through commonality. by enduring the same trials and reaching a shared goal we become bonded in a way that life, with it’s many twists and turns, cannot undo. my closest friends from childhood no longer live on my street. we don’t ride our bikes together every morning or meet up for lunch every afternoon, yet i think of them every day. the times we share today, rare and fleeting as they may be, are special to me.
elizabeth, jeff, and all their friends must feel the same way because every year they put everything aside and meet at la casa de valle for an amazing party. it’s one of those rare times when everyone gets to catch up and have a little fun, or a lot :)
every time i walk into their home i feel like i am stepping into a platinum wedding reception. this party was no exception. last year’s party was awesome, but elizabeth and jeff outdid themselves this time. it was so nice that one of elizabeth and jeff’s friends came up to me and said the decorations were nicer than some weddings she has been to. another friend told kim that, since the home looked so nice and we were there with our cameras, he wanted to bring his daughter and her fiance’ to have their reception there.
to sum it up, this party RULES ALL PARTIES!
i’ll let jeff and elizabeth show you around :)
this party was made even more special when they brought out a surprise birthday cake for elizabeth! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
a party wouldn’t be a party without a super sweet candy bar. these are always a big hit every time we see them at a party. for more ideas on setting up a candy station of your own check out some of the work by amy atlas events. (she didn’t do this party, but she does some beautiful work.)
tangerine mango blow pops… check :)
mini sirloin burgers :)
literally every person at the party was beautiful except for one, but i was hiding behind a camera :) seriously, everyone looked sooooo good.
how do you know when your party is a success?
everyone is smiling at the end of the night :)
thank you for having us over again elizabeth and jeff. we had more fun than a dancing queen :) can’t wait for your next party!
also, i have to send a huge mahalo to Justin at Authentic Flavors Catering for putting everything together so beautifully, making delicious food all night long, and giving us so many incredible details to shoot.
fyi potential clients, everything Justin touches turns to AWESOME. if you ever need an event to be perfect give him a call.
now that you’ve seen the beautiful details, make sure you watch the slideshow below to see the beautiful people.