Last weekend I was honored to be invited to a California Christmas party, hosted and produced by Leila Kahlil of Be Inspired PR. Several bloggers and designers all gathered at the home of Carissa Jones of JL Designs and Events to feast and sit down at a lavish table (such a rare treat because we usually create inspiration without getting a chance to enjoy it!). With florals by JL Designs and event design by Cortnie Purdy of Canvas and Canopy, it was honestly the loveliest Christmas party I’ve ever attended! And of course, here’s proof, with images by Leo Patrone (meeting Leo felt like meeting a celebrity…he’s just that awesome).
I’ve got tons of images and vendor information as we go, but if you can’t get enough, be sure to check out Green Wedding Shoes, 100 Layer Cake and Hostess with the Mostess, who were all attendees and will be featuring the event on their blogs today!
First off, how great is the stationery suite by Wiley Valentine? I love those girls!
We were totally pampered with a scent station! Courtney of Kamilyin mixed up custom scents for us to take home in the form of soap, lotion and sugar scrubs. Talk about amazing! If you are hosting a bridal shower, she would be the perfect addition to pamper your guests!
I brought Carissa a bottle of wine with a sweater wine wrap. (Wanna make your own as a hostess gift? Check out the DIY here!).
We all had a chance to get “tan” at the “Let it Glow” tanning station provided by Danielle of Plush Tan. I absolutely loved my tan and I still think I’m looking just a bit darker.
The food and cocktails by Contemporary Catering was over-the-top delicious! I’m a sucker for cutie drinks too!
The desserts by Cupcakes Couture were absolute perfection. And by perfection, I mean, pretty and delicious. Quite a hard combo to come by.
A super darling banner hung above the dessert station that said: “Merry and Bright.” You can get your own here!
UPDATE!!! I can’t believe I forgot to mention originally…Jeni of Found Vintage Rentals provided all the amazing furniture! I love her more than words!
I can’t even handle how beautiful the table was. I literally cried when I saw it, because it was such a special opportunity to hang with some amazing women and really enjoy the types of things we admire, blog about and create on a daily basis. JL Designs and Canvas and Canopy–nailed it.
Me with my new favorite: Jesi Haack.
Thank you so much to everyone who was involved! Merry Christmas!