Bay Area Networking Events: Angie Capri Photography Anniversary Party Highlights: Part One

We would love to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to our wonderful team of sponsors, helpers and guests who contributed their time and talents to make our anniversary party an absolutely wonderful, fun and beautiful event. There is no way we could have accomplished all of this without all of you!

Oh. Check out those gorgeous florals that I got to take home and continue enjoying all week looooong, gazing over at them every second of the day… (I’m not joking) And my boho flower crown!?! (I never wanted to take it off!)

That beautiful signage and calligraphy (with my personal motto “be happy”) sprinkled everywhere, and our super duper adorable new tote bags – the ladies just couldn’t get enough of and I’m totally obsessed with.

That gorgeous up-lighting, plus our super rad art installation combining the rusty old mattress spring (found on the side of the road – oh yeah) and Edison light bulbs, completely transforming the mood and ambiance of our studio.

Then came those dangerous (prepare yourself) salted ganache toffee maroons, raspberry rose lychee panna cotta dessert cups, orange blossom dark chocolates, lemon flower white chocolates, peach and strawberry lemonade cotton candy. Are you serous? Yes, why yes I am. (It was very challenging to keep my mitts off of them… and I’d say the same goes for everyone else).

More event, detail design and DIY descriptions from our team continues below…

See more anniversary party highlights and our gorgeous brides in stunning wedding gowns over here in part two

See more anniversary party highlights and our gorgeous brides in stunning wedding gowns over here in part two

“We were so excited to be a part of Angie Capri’s two year anniversary party and networking event. We knew from the start that we wanted to do something as fun as Angie is herself and maintain the rustic and eclectic feel of her industrial studio space that she had already transformed.

We started with some awesome furniture from Angie’s own collection, including DIY reclaimed wood tables sourced from pallets and a collection of vibrant vintage chairs. We combined these pieces with additional furniture sourced from Pleasanton Rentals.

The rustic vibe ran throughout the floral arrangements and bouquets as well where we choose to showcase them using a variety of mason jars, vintage bottles and a variety of patterned ribbon. Coral gem peonies and garden roses were complimented by ranunculus, dahlias, and thistle, as well as seasonal fillers.

As guests arrived they were greeted by A Quaint Soiree who hand wrote guests’ names on name tags. This small detail makes a huge impact on the way guests begin their evening at your event because they’ve already experience a personal touch making them feel welcome from the very start.

Next, our guests were greeted by a gorgeous beverage station; a variety of infused waters (lemon, strawberry and cucumber) and mason jar glasses set atop a vintage dresser. These infused waters are super easy to make and they create a beautiful and refreshing design element that everyone enjoyed on that hot summer afternoon.

We created a unique art installation by hanging a collection of vintage frames from two trees that formed another focal point and fun photo op for our guests. These sorts of creative backdrops are such a great idea because you want to give guests at your networking event as many opportunities as possible to take photos that they’re excited to share on social media, which helps promote your event and show the world how much fun everyone is having!

We utilized the indoor studio space for food and desserts where guests could relax, network and explore Angie’s fine art albums and wall art. This is also the location where we choose to showcase the rusty old mattress spring Angie found on the side of the road which she then partnered with 3 Stage Lighting to create a super exciting and unique fine art installment highlighting this trash to treasure find with gorgeous Edison lights.” – Angie Capri Photography, Kelly Elissa Events and Enchantment Floral

“Break the ice with lighting! An eye catching lighting display doesn’t just provide light for your event space, but also acts as a conversation catalyst for your guests looking to break the ice to begin networking. Edison bulbs are a great element to add to your networking event with their unique filament patterns and nostalgic feel. Color Tip: pair your Edison display with a cool tone accent to balance out the warm tones emitted from the bulbs.” – 3 Stage Lighting

See more anniversary party highlights and our gorgeous brides in stunning wedding gowns over here in part two

Our wonderful team of sponsors: Event Coordinator: Kelly Elissa Events // Event Photography: Sweetness and Light Photography // Hair and makeup: The Makeup Movement // Florist: Enchantment Floral // Wedding Gowns: Rivini and Lian Carlo Designs From Kinsley James Couture Bridal // Event Lighting: 3 Stage Lighting // Event Rentals: Pleasanton Rentals // Desserts: Fleur de Farine // Cotton Candy: Sweet Puff Candy // Chocolates: Something Sweet Chocolates // Event Signage & Calligraphy: A Quaint Soiree // Custom Garters: La Gartier

Find out more about our special gift with purchase from La Gartier for new wedding & boudoir photography clients in summer 2015