Tuesday, May 10, 2016

3-0

I am so beyond excited to finally get to share the first round of photos from my big 3-0!!!
I feel so fortunate that I was able to work with some wonderful vendors here in the OC, including not one, but two incredible photographers! Early in the evening we had one photographer, and later a great friend of mine was kind enough to come in and snap pictures while the party got poppin' (oh yes I did use that phrase). 

I was so lucky to have connected with Nick Tellez Photography through social media. I love his style and think he has a super rad point of view, his shots are artistic and fun and I so appreciate his vibe... not to mention he was one of the coolest Instagram feeds (check him out here). 



If we are being honest here, let me tell you the real secret to planning the perfect event that comes out exactly how you dreamed it to be and is completely stress free... three words:

I have been using Cassie to head my events for the last two years now, from baby shower to holiday events and birthday parties, Cassie seriously has made every one of my event dreams come true. She has true vision and perfect execution, and I love that I can tell her just a few simple sentences of what I want, and she can read my ideas right off the bat. She truly made every vision I had for my party come to life, and ran the event so smoothly that I didn't have to think once about the party flowing perfectly throughout the night.


Mikasa Fine Linens killed it with their all white furniture and tables. I absolutely loved the lounge that Cassie created. It made the space inviting and chic and added the perfect modern touch to the venue. 


My listed requirements:
1. All white everything
2. In 'n Out
3. A celebration of life and good times

All three listed requirements were nailed perfectly, and then some!!


Women's Club of Laguna Beach was the most perfect venue we could have found. It is in downtown Laguna Beach, but not too crowded or surrounded by traffic that our guests couldn't find it or parking. I loved the design of the interior, and since we were doing an all white theme, I loved that the white interior and black trimming didn't require too much transformation. The patio made for a perfect place for our guests to lounge and chat, and the inside was used to dance the night away!







Our DJ Parag of Special Occasions LA was a dream come true for me!! Parag was the DJ for mine and D's Indian wedding, and is one of the top wedding DJ's in SoCal. We have seen him at so many weddings since ours, and have become friends with him over the years. We are not only the biggest fans of his work, but of him as well... he is so fun, the kindest and sweetest person, and if you are looking for someone to hype your party up, he is definitely your guy! He was such a HUGE hit with our friends and family and he kept the party going from the first minute to the very last. If you want to have the time of your life at any event, hiring a great DJ is one of the biggest requirements, they will make or break you event. Parag definitely MADE my party the best!















Raj was quite the dance machine!



But first, let me take a #selfie




Speaking of dreams coming true... 
In-N-Out freakin' catered my party!!!!! 
yes YES yes
#burgerQUEEN






Having a photo booth at my party was one of the best decisions we made. Joy Squad was one of the coolest photo booth companies I have seen, and since I wanted the photo booth to be more creative and self-expressive (so blogger of me) - I opted out of having props; just good 'ol guys and girls having fun, old school style. Christine of Joy Squad was also one of the sweetest vendors I have ever worked with... she was personable, fun, and made the photo booth experience a great one! What made it even more rad was that all of the photos were printed and emailed to our guests so that they could save them to their phones and upload them to social media, seriously SO genius!! 













Thank you to everyone who was part of the big day!! Thanks to my mom who came in and helped with so many of the little details, from last minute errands to making my cakes just like she has done for every birthday of mine in years passed. Thank you to Cassie, all of our vendors, and to my family and friends who made the celebration so memorable.

My wedding, the day Raj was born... and my 30th Birthday are all now three life events that I still can't believe are mine. I am so thankful to everyone who made it possible... and of course, and most importantly, I want to say THANK YOU to my amazing husband for making it happen. He works hard every minute of every day to provide the life he does for Raj and I, and this was just another dream he has made come true in my life. 

I can not wait to share Round 2 photos later this week!!!! Get ready to see the party in full swing and so many special moments and memories that were caught on camera, I can not wait to share the rest with you... 


Until then, farewell!! 


With love,
Amanda 


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