We could not have been more excited to get the call from Teresa’s daughters, Helen and Anne, to plan her 75th birthday shindig! As we gathered to plan the celebration, the trio knew exactly the overall feel they wanted to experience:
Teresa led and still leads an adventurous and youthful lifestyle. A retired adult literary specialist who married her high school and college sweetheart, travels the world, active in several book clubs, and created a prosperous home life in Memphis, the Carolinas (Durham), and Springfield, Virginia. And wouldn’t you know this literary genius favorite television show is Jeopardy; her daughters say you absolutely can’t disturb their Mother when Jeopardy is on the tube! Lastly, the irony of planning this celebration for Teresa, in our conversations we realized we had something in common, she raised one of my best friends in Durham, North Carolina – talk about small, small world!
Now that I knew the background of Teresa and the overall outcome they wanted to achieve for this milestone celebration, I knew exactly what I had to do to accomplish an unforgettable moment. In my design presentation to the ladies, I presented a clearly defined design with thoughtful details that included:
The night was nothing short of amazing for Teresa, our birthday honoree. The smile on her face and the smiles of her daughters watching on as their Mother embraced her friends and all the festivities around her! Our opportunity to create such an unforgettable celebration was such an honor, and as Teresa proclaimed, she was not celebrating getting old, she was celebrating because she could and that every day of life should be celebrated!
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Special thanks to our event partners: Perfect Planning Events (planning & design); Ana Isabel Photography (photography); Workhouse Arts Center (location); JR Flowers (florals); Caribbean Caterers (catering); DJ Gemini of Chris Styles Events (deejay); Chris Styles Events (photo booth); Sweet Pearlz Cheesecakes (mini cheesecakes); Nothing Bundt Cakes (bundt cakes); DC Rental (linens); Drape Kings (draping); Bellwether Events (balloon installation); Cygnus Studio (calligraphy agates)