I had to share this event because it is so dear to me. I had the chance to be a part of the planning of my very best friend’s 40th birthday party. Now when it comes to party planning it comes naturally to me and most of the time it is a stress release (yes you read that correctly) but this party was the opposite. Everything had to be just perfect for my girl Brandy.

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Of course I started designing invitation and this is where the stress all began. It had to be the right shade of pink if not I knew my girl would not LOVE it. Because it was a surprise I had to keep the details from her which made it even more stressful because I tell her everything.

complete_invite_edited-1       Invitation design will be available on our new Wedding Tulle site…coming soon. She loved it!

We had always talked about a “what if” I gave a party in her honor so I knew some details on her wish list but other than that I had to get creative. I decided we would do a glamorous red carpet party with beautiful gowns and tuxedos. Thank goodness I have contacts because we had to have the perfect dress for the birthday girl.

0034  Gown by Faviana and Tuxedo by Jims Formal Wear all available at Always Elegant Bridal and Tuxedo.

0020 We had all the guests outside with cameras like the paparazzi so when the birthday girl arrived for her premier she had a memorable entrance. Steve Allard with TSPdj.com up lighted the house and had the perfect music playing in the background to get it the impact we needed. Of course we had to have the red carpet (its the details that make the party)!

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I knew the food needed to be Mexican because for one, its Brandy’s favorite and second who doesn’t love Mexican food? I knew my time was limited with the holidays approaching so I called Jennifer with Hillcrest Catering and the food was delicious!

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The cake was easy. I called the ladies at Cakes by Request and I added some sparkly cake jewelry by Bel Aire Bridal and it was perfect!

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The party favors were a no brainer since Brandy is a lover of chocolate. We filled these adorable boxes with chocolates from our local Candy Box store. Hmmmmm!

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Thanks to this loving husband we were able to celebrate his beautiful wife in style. Just the way my girl always wanted. Thank you guys for letting me be a part of it and letting me put my own touches throughout the night.

Photography by Bill Payne Photography