50th Birthday Party
We were asked to design and plan Andrew’s 50th birthday party in Central London. The brief was essentially to plan a truly fabulous and memorable party! We had pretty much a blank canvas to work from which is always exciting, although the colour purple was to be running throughout.
The front of the impressive venue was lit up with amber, pink and purple lighting, flambeaux torches marked the entrance, along with LED spheres placed up the steps. Guests were offered Champagne and canapés by glamorous models who actually wore the serving ware, which certainly provided a talking point! The background music was provided by the dulcet tones of a sophisticated vintage group.
Moving downstairs for dinner, we created an impressive walkway of giant 3ft balloons and a mass of lanterns which led the way into the hall. Helen and Andrew wanted to avoid using flowers so instead we had bespoke mirrored table tops, LED candelabra, ghost chairs and acrylic table stationery, complimented by striking lighting.
After a delicious two course seated meal, guests could help themselves to delectable sweet treats from the dessert station, as well as the fun golf inspired birthday cake. The evening then went up a notch as the DJ ‘Goldirocks’ spun the tunes, accompanied by live percussionists.
Photographer – Mark Bothwell
“Andrew and I would like to say a huge thank you to Melanie and her team for their hard work with the planning and organisation of our fabulous, once in a lifetime party. Throughout the whole process Melanie was a pleasure to work with, well organised and approached everything with much enthusiasm and meticulous detail. The venue was beautifully decorated and the whole event was spectacular, with everything running perfectly on the night. I am a perfectionist with a keen eye for detail and I was also very impressed with Cranberry Blue’s great contacts, energy and flare for planning that ensured everything was coordinated with precision. As for the party itself, our family and friends all commented on how stunning the venue looked on the evening, and that it was a celebration to remember. The party exceeded our expectations, so thank you again for making it so special!”
Helen & Andrew Dyson (50th birthday)