celebration of life • phoenix, az
celebration of life
Orchestrating a gathering that celebrates an individual's legacy is emotional . . . both for the client and the planner. It is an honor to be given such a responsibility. This celebration of life reception was for an exceptional person: a highly respected man who was a well known pillar in the community and in the state. The luncheon was held at his home since there was enough acreage in the backyard to accommodate the 200+ guests who would attend. Due to unseasonably warm temperatures that March day - we implemented valet parking for guests and also double tented the backyard to shield people from the sun. The backyard was lined on both sides with large beautiful trees. To tie into the landscape and to create a masculine feel - we chose chairs, napkins, tent ties and floral centerpieces - that complemented the wood, greenery and colors of the tree blooms found in the yard. A double-sided buffet line was orchestrated for the luncheon and situated inside the home. The buffet tables were draped with white linens, tall floral arrangements and silver serving dishes. For a personal touch - a custom card was created and tied to each luncheon napkin - thanking guests for being a part of this person's life and honoring him on this day.
Floral: White House Design Studio Valet: American Valet Tenting, Chairs & Linens: Party People Rentals