Thursday, May 19, 2016

3-0 || Part Deux

Last week I shared photos from my 30th Birthday party that we hosted a few weeks ago here. Today I am so excited to share the second set of photos that one of my great friends Janell of J. Aitken Photography shot. Janell is such an incredibly talented photographer and truly treats her craft like an art, she is a jack of all trades, but you can truly see her heart and passion in the photos she takes. What I love about these photos is that Janell did such a fantastic job capturing the happiness, joy, and love that was felt and had by all at the party, which honestly was what I loved most about the celebration. 


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So much photo booth fun thanks to my girl Christine of Joy Squad.




Another HUGE part of the celebration, and something I took very serious and was so excited for, was that we requested that all guests bring a toy for donation to CHOC hospital. Since I was younger I always wanted to sponsor and donate to children's hospitals, so when I had this idea I made certain it happened - what better way to ring in my 30's. I can't wait to share photos with everyone of Raj taking the toys to the hospital in the next couple of weeks, and I look forward to making this a tradition we continue year after year. 



So much love for one of my best friends Lindsey of Stay Styled Blog...



A regular tradition: every year since I was young my mom makes the cake for my birthday and party, and this year was no exception! She was so sweet and made three of the cutest cakes exactly how I wanted. I honestly wish I could share over this post how amazing my mom's strawberry + cool whip cake is... no words for how much I love it (and her)!!



My bestie Cassie (above left) is seriously so insanely talented and this entire party was coordinated and planned by her, Golden Dot Events. I could never thank Cassie enough, all I can do is share with you how much I adore and appreciate all of her hard work. 


















Thank you to my husband, family, and friends for making this birthday so special and memorable. I cherished every minute and the memories will last a lifetime!


With love,
Amanda 


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