A Surprise 40th Anniversary Party

Apr 17

I really adore this beautiful surprise party that the massively talented Kristy of Momental Designs planned in celebration of her parents’ 40th wedding anniversary. Kristy’s parents have a lifelong passion for food, music, friends and good times, which set the stage for the party. For Kristy great food, simple flavors, the best people and the laid back sounds of country and bluegrass classics defined the night. Such fun!

Of course, Kristy’s gorgeous stationery and illustrations took center stage, starting with the invitations which were inspired by old whiskey bottle labels in a gorgeous palette of jade, gold and tan. That same vibe was carried throughout the evening with decor with a distinct kitschy vintage vibe. I personally can’t get enough of the Jack Daniel’s mustard favors! For cocktails they served up amaretto sours, old fashioneds and tasty whiskey lemonade paired with a picnic station boasting yummy eats like sliders, baked beans and homemade chips.

A beautifully detailed visual trivia game hand illustrated by Kristy were printed as placemats for each guest. “What is Linda’s favorite country tune?” and “What is Jake’s favorite food?” were just a couple of the questions mingled with graphic sketches telling the story of their personalities and their lives together. Isn’t that the sweetest idea?

Vendors –
Event design + styling: Kristy Rice, Momental Designs / Venue + catering: Canteen 900, Forty Fort, Pennsylvania / Photography: Daniel Lanton, Darker Shades of Brown Photography / Stationery: Momental Designs / Coordination: Danielle Pasternak Events / Entertainment: The Hometown Boyz / Cake: Truly Scrumptious, Kingston, Pennsylvania / Vintage rentals: Maggpie Vintage Rentals / Linens: LaTavola Linen

{Photos by Darker Shades of Brown Photography.}