We can't wait to share this swanky celebration with you. Although it is not a wedding, it was a birthday party for one of our favorite wedding vendors-Stacia McComsey, a very talented florist and owner of Petals with Style. (photos by Jeremy Hess Photographers)
Stacia came to us looking for a fun space for her party. We knew our newest venue, The Warehouse, would be perfect for her celebration.
Throughout the planning stages, we shared ideas via Pinterest (follow us here). By sharing a board, we were able to follow Stacia's vision for her party. Her pins spoke a contemporary and swanky vibe with black and white stripes, pops of emerald, and hints of fuchsia.
Stacia led us to believe that she was going to keep the centerpieces simple, because she didn't want to stress over flowers the day of her party. I believe her words were something like, "I'm just going to do something with lampshades and just a few small arrangements." Leave it to Stacia to go above and beyond her word. Her "simple centerpieces" were jaw dropping beautiful, as always.
Stacia formed an A-team vendor list. Special Occasions dressed the guest tables in Black Dahlia, topped the food tables in Fuchsia Silk, and tied the black high tops with Strasburg Stripe runners. Shumaker PDT created a funky lounge in the corner of the Warehouse and added specialty lighting, including a rotating "30" on the dance floor. DJ Freez brought his amazing photo booth and kept the dance floor energized throughout the evening.
When designing an event, we try to incorporate the guest of honor's favorite things anywhere we can. Stacia loves the beach and mojitos, which inspired us to mix the following signature drinks.
Stacia wanted a simple and informal menu of bar food favorites. We loved the challenge of presenting a casual bar menu to match the swanky vibe. Here's what we did:
Stacia loves strawberries, so our pastry team at The Baker's Table created a trio of strawberry and cream cakes.
After she blew out the candles, we served the cake in martini glasses topped with whipped cream and strawberry sauce. We displayed the strawberry and shortcake inspired dessert in The Warehouse's antique hutch.
Again, our team would like to wish Stacia a very Happy Birthday. We were honored to host her celebration.
To host your special celebration with Cork Factory Hotel, contact our event team at 717.735.2075 or via email.