I was excited to work on this event! Over labor day weekend we helped our client throw a surprise 70th birthday party for her favorite guy… We were contracted to provide them with destination management and private event production services. Destination management services included accommodations management, guest transportation and itinerary management. Event management services included venue negotiation and contracting, comprehensive design and planning, vendor negotiation and management, guest list and RSVP tracking, and on-site event production and oversight.
Held at the Oak Park Country Club, the event featured menu items inspired by summer favorites including BBQ ribs, corn on the cob and fried chicken. Courtesy of Ben Mahoney Productions, guests enjoyed a video montage of favorite photos from both friends and family of Ron (the guest of honor) while they waited for him to arrive…Of course no birthday is complete without a great birthday cake, and the guest of honor has been involved in harness racing for most of his life – so everything from the invitations, guest itineraries, menu cards, guest gifts to the birthday cake were racing inspired!
Katherine from Flori Sculpture did an incredible job of capturing the change from summer to fall in the arrangements, and cigar dudes provided guests with a cigar bar outside. Guests danced the night away to the sounds of the Stephanie Rogers Orchestra and were treated to a private firework display at sunset…We have included some of our favorite images from the evening, that were captured by the incredibly talented Scott and Cara Nava of Carasco Photoghraphy!
Along with Phil Stefani Signature Events, MDE planned a brunch the following day, welcoming over 50 family and out of town guests to Ron and Giselle’s beautiful home in Northbrook.