When Event planner and mommy, Leandre from Black Olive Weddings & Events submitted this flamingo and swan party as feature I knew it would be a gem! Leandre is one of the most amazing people I have ever met and we got to work together on the Top Vendor wedding Award ceremony styling a few years ago. This lady has an eye for detail and is literally the queen bee when it comes to party planning and party styling.
The colours of this party for her daughter in blush pink, gold, and green were truly fit for a princess. And mommy and daughter twinning in leotards were simply stunning! There were pool swans, stunning paper plates, golden pineapples and detailed eats and treats. Leandre did an amazing job with this party!
The inspiration behind the party
Being a May baby my daughter has never had a pool party, for obvious seasonal reasons here in South Africa as it is winter! With her 10th birthday, I wanted to make sure that her pool side soiree would be realised. I managed to find a 30 degree heated pool and that became the inspiration for the party and the theme. The Purple Turtle indoor swim school was the perfect backdrop to what I had in mind.
I didn’t want a traditional back yard pool party! It’s her 10th birthday, and being an Event planner mom I have to make sure that the bar is raised year on year! I opted for a chic and savvy approach to the traditional Flamingo party styles we’ve been seeing quite a lot on the creative scene. Hence I decided to add the graceful Swan, and combine the two to give a different touch!
The decor style was very opulent, and stylish. Roses, hydrangeas and feathers were the order of the day. Custom made gift bags with flamingo and swan laser cut out added a very swanky touch to the gift bags. I also added flamingo and swan wooden cut outs to the decor which really made the decor feel dreamy!
Cake tables are a big yes for me, so I definitely spent quite a lot of time on the installation. All of the cakes were made by I love cake and the laser cut outs by Paper Moon. From a customised backdrop with Vinyl lettering, balloon garlands, and lots of flowers and little details to bring the entire look together. Furniture is a big trend when it comes to cake tables, and I layered mine with tables, and side stools for texture.
All of the images were taken by Carike Ridout Photography.
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