Designed and produced by Marianne Nelson at Special Occasions Event Planning
YOLO (You Only Live Once) was designed as an aesthetic tribute to Old Hollywood glamour of the 1930’s. A 60th birthday celebration that was a year in the making, collaborating with colleagues to transform the Montage Beverly Hills ballroom into a true Hollywood Regency style.
Ellen from Lehr & Black created the most fabulous invitations: a stunning black lacquer laser-cut sleeve over bright yellow patent paper, stamped in black and metallic gold. The gold embossed butterflies and canary yellow truly set the tone for YOLO.
The always-amazing Eric Buterbaugh killed it with a 24-foot long table arrangement. Stunning yellow roses and intertwining yellow calla lilies were designed in high-gloss black lacquer boxes. As if the centerpiece wasn’t already over-the-top, jaws dropped when the guests entered to see a thousand yellow roses cascading down from the ceiling that created a one-of-a kind canopy above the dining tables.
Inspired by the dramatic styling of the Hollywood Regency Period, I worked closely with the talented Ashley Coleman and Edgar Zamora of Revelry Event Designers to create a high contrast vision using sharp yellow and glossy black. French windows draped with taupe and canary yellow fabric accented the ballroom. Large mirrors with hand-painted dramatic lines in glossy white, black and sharp yellow created the authentic transformation into the Regency period.
Special thanks go out to all our wonderful vendors who helped make this event amazing: Joan Fuller Photography, Eric Buterbaugh of Eric Buterbaugh Floral Design, Ashley Coleman and Edgar Zamora of Revelry Event Designers, Gus Galanis of Classic Party Rentals, Dave Meek of No Static Pro Audio, Inc., Curt Stahl of Images by Lighting, and of course our very own, Bill Lindquist at Special Occasions!