Fiftyfest – Pt1

In 2007 I was hired by Kimberley & Paul to help cordinate their wedding & post wedding BBQ the next day. The weekend was a huge success. Fast forward to 2009 and I was contacted by Kimberley to organise a 50th birthday party for Paul. Because of their love of music and the fact Paul plays in a rock band in his spare time, we decided on a rockfestival theme bringing in elements of the 60’s & 70’s.

The first thing we did was to have a logo designed to be used on invitations, posters, menus and staff t-shirts. An image of Paul was manipulated to show him in a tie dye headscarf a-la ‘woodstock’.

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The party was to be held in their garden so we needed the right marquee as sadly we couldnt plan the weather. I knew giant tipis would be perfect and so we used 3 of them in a line.

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We used their long tables & benches as we felt this was more authentic then banqueting tables. We covered them in bright linen using contrasting colours for the runners.

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Bright gerberas

Bright gerberas

Down the centre of the tables we had small containers with bright gerberas, small jars of M&M chocolates, candles, glow sticks & the printed menus with the schedule on the reverse.

Canle & napkin

Candle & napkin

Outside we covered poseur tables with bright linen and cut up tie dye sheets to wrap round the tables. Kimberley and her friend spent hours tie dying the sheet & 130 napkins, the end result looked fab.

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Come back next week for more images of the tipis, garden, food & some of the entertainers we booked.

Photo Credit –

My thanks to the photographer for the day Nick Kontou who I think captured some amazing shots

 

 

 

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  1. […] part 2 of fiftyfest (already mentioned here and here ) we show you further design images plus a taster into the entertainment […]

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