If ever there were a celebration that spoke to my soul, this one is just that. Oh gosh, does that sound horribly over the top? The thing is, it’s really true! This party honoring the 30th birthday of Melanie Duerkopp, designed by Amanada O’Shannessy Creative, took place at Hog Island Oyster Co. With a casual picnic table boasting a feast fit for kings, pretty ticking stripes, gorgeous flowers and a surfside location that can’t be beat, this is 100% my dream party! It’s the kind of party where you could show up in your cutest dress and end the evening barefoot frolicking on the beach with salt water all up in your hair. The perfect pairing of beautiful little details and weather-worn wood aged by years of ocean breezes. This party is how I want to be live my life. Again with the over the top metaphors. Only it’s real and true and I’m in love. Many thanks to Melanie for sharing these beautiful images she captured of her amazing 30th birthday party!