Sunday, October 24, 2010

Swanky San Francisco Movie Birthday Party

Have we mentioned how much we love our creative clients? Just recently we had the opportunity to plan a unique birthday party in San Francisco. Our client wanted something different & original for her husband's birthday. So since the birthday boy is a huge movie buff, we thought the Variety Children's Charity private screening room in the historic Hobart Building would be the perfect setting.

We designed a vintage film invite for the event, setting the stage for a fabulous adults night out in the city.

The screening room has a great lounge area with comfy sofas & chairs and a bar area. This space was a great space for everyone to hang out in and have some drinks and snacks before the movie.

Stacey & Company whipped up some light snacks for the pre-movie meal including chicken salad croissant sandwiches, pea pesto crostini, and an artesian cheese board with fruit and crackers.

We also brought in gourmet pizzas from Brick & Bottle a fabulous new restaurant in Corte Madera.

Of course no movie screening would be complete without candy and popcorn. We kept our party goers well stocked with all the movie-candy favorites plus kettle corn popped fresh that day at our local farmer's market. Everyone had there own little treat bags (with custom sticker) to fill up just in time for the movie...

We topped off the evening with an iconic San Francisco movie, Vertigo. The night was a complete success and our birthday boy loved it! The most fun was hearing all the people talk about the San Francisco landmarks that they recognized in the film. Happy Birthday Frank!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

best of the bay - bride nine/mocha bride | wedding invitation competition

***News Flash***

We WON! According to Bay Bella Publishing - we are the 'Best of Napa' Invitation Designer! Look out designers from the other 8 counties in the Bay Area, we're coming to win at Best of the Bay on November 18th!


We were so excited to get the call from Bay Bella Publishing (the publishers of Mocha Bride and Bride Nine magazines) and they asked us to compete in their Best of the Bay competition. So on October 18th we packed up the car with samples of our newest design (created just for the contest based on some our favorite elements from several weddings this season) and headed to the Gaia Resort in Napa to show off our stuff!

After arriving we set up our display table, presented to judges and told them that we should win! Our display included:

  • an invitation suite (including rsvp, hotel information and a map + directions insert)
  • a save the date with envelope
  • program
  • custom stamped petal tossing bag
  • wish ticket guest book
  • hotel welcome guide
  • menu with place card mini chalkboard
  • jam jar favor with ribbon and tag
  • candy bar bag with custom sticker
  • photo thank you card

Don't you LOVE this shot of the couple (I just love the light and the country road behind them!) Hats off to Jennifer Brotchie Photography (check out the real couple behind the faux design we used for the contest)

We thought that instead of just showing the pieces on a display board, we'd show off our wares in action, so on the backside of the table we created a little vignette showing the elements as they would be used at a wedding.

Cross your fingers! We'll let you know if we win...