Surprise 50th Birthday Party

50th Surprise Party This 5oth surprise bash wasn’t your typical backyard party! Susan went all out for her husband Jim’s 5oth by surprising him with a night that everyone will remember!

Guests gathered on the tent covered deck for cocktails and horderves while waiting for Jim’s arrival.

Sarah Sofia Productions

Sarah Sofia Productions

50th Surprise Party

When Jim walked into his backyard he was overwhelmed with emotion to see 120 friends and family members gathered from all of the country underneath the tents!

Taylored Visions

Taylored Visions

The color scheme and décor was a subtle navy and burlap.  In lieu of flowers Susan, the hostess, wanted a more neutral look for her husband’s party and choose centerpieces with rocks and flameless candles with navy and straw craft ribbon.  In addition to the lights strung above the tents we added candles (flameless) around the event space and tiki torches around the pool.

50th Surprise Party

The dinner buffet was plentiful with beef tenderloin sandwiches and chicken lollipops being the favorites.

50th Surprise Party

For dessert, Susan served assorted cakes from Jim’s favorite bakery in Athens, GA.  However, the highlight was when the cigar and scotch bar opened, which are two of Jim’s favorites.

50th Surprise Party

Guests danced the night away while children played in the pool, and all enjoyed the pop up photo booth!

50th Surprise Party

The most important elements of the party for Susan were for guests to feel relaxed, enjoy themselves on the dance floor and come away loving the food.  The party did not disappoint!

Vendor Credits

Event Design & Styling – Sarah Sofia Productions http://www.sarahsofiaproductions.com

Photography and pop up photo booth- Taylored Visions, Nicole Taylor http://www.tayloredvisions.com/

Additional photography – Sarah Sofia Productions

Tent, table, chair, & linen rentals – Party Reflections http://charlotte.partyreflections.com

Catering – Triple Crown Caterers http://triplecrowncaterers.com/

 

 

Sara+Abe New Year’s Eve Wedding

Sara+Abe December 31, 2010

Sara Hart+Abe Middleton were all in the details of this New Year’s Eve wedding celebration. The bride and groom were passionate about throwing a New Year’s Eve bash with their family and friends while exchanging wedding vows, and what a great bash it was!

The love story of Sara+Abe begins with Abe’s sister, Maggie, who conspired with Abe’s mother to introduce the two. Soon they were coordinating their engagement and 14 months later their NYE party they will always remember!

To match their love for one of their favorite spots in Columbus, The Burgundy Room, Sara+Abe executed an elegant tapas-style meal for their reception. From shrimp and grits to pecan crusted chicken breasts to tomato soup shooters with grilled cheese.  They ended the night with a little Canadian touch in honor of Sara’s home country with a poutine buffet, fries topped with cheese and gravy, which was a hit!

Photography by Kevin Keefer Photography

Photography and Bridal Bouquet by Sarah Sofia Productions

Photography and Flower Arrangement by Sarah Sofia Productions

Photography and Flower Arrangement by Sarah Sofia Productions

Photography by Sarah Sofia Productions

Photography and Flowers by Sarah Sofia Productions

Photography by Sarah Sofia Productions

Photography by Sarah Sofia Productions

Photography by Sarah Sofia Productions

Photography by Sarah Sofia Productions

Photography by Sarah Sofia Productions