I am so excited to launch our blog with a Quinceanera I planned for Brittanie. I spent months planning this event with her mom, Denise, ensuring every details was highlighted. Brittanie had a traditional Catholic ceremony at St. John Newman's Catholic Church in the foothills
Brittanie chose a beautiful white ball gown for her ceremony dress and changed into a breathtaking blue gown for the reception along with her trusty tennis shoes!
Using the event colors of black, blue and silver we created these striking yet modern looking centerpieces;
Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner followed by traditional Quinceanera activities like the father & daughter dance, giving of the baby doll and changing of the shoes. Guests really enjoyed the candy buffet which set a new level of creativity for Circle The Date Events. With over 200 pounds of candy and over 35 jar options. I learned the hard way not to plan a candy buffet when on a diet!! Enjoy the eye candy;
I wanted the candy buffet to grab the attention of the guests so I brought in my lighting crew to up light the entire room in different shades of blues and a metal dress form for the center of the table. I had the florist create a choker made from flowers as well as a belt for the top of the black tutu. We definitely got the guests attention as you could hear the oohs and ahhhs across the room!
Brittanie chose a Cake Shoes spinning cake stand for her Quinceanera cake and we teamed up with our favorite baker, Jamie of Yuma Couture Cakes, to ensure our design would match the coloring of the cake EXACTLY! The guests had never seen a spinning cake stand and Jamie's work was definitely worth seeing in all 360 degrees. While shopping out of town I found a high heel cake server that I bought as a gift for Brittanie and I loved the look on her face when she saw it! The perfect addition!!
To ensure the guests kept dancing the night away we put a flip flop basket in the ladies restroom. I created a custom sign which matched all of the paper products used at the reception which read;
"Dance around in your pretty shoes, and never miss a beat but when they ache just take a break and wear these on your feet!"
A huge thank you to my friendor Kim Garcia, of Kim Garcia Photography, for these amazing pictures. When the weather changes Kim and Brittanie are planning a trash the dress session and I will bring you more pics of Brittanie enjoying her Quinceanera and the trash the dress session.
To kick off our new blog we are offering a give-away. Leave a comment telling me what you favorite element of this event is and you will be entered to win a fall gift basket from our friends at Kneaders. This is a deluxe basket full of fall goodies like fresh baked breads and sweets. The giveaway ends Friday, September 17th at noon....good luck!
Until Next Time...Happy Planning!