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When my good friend Sarah (of the awesome blog, Escaping New York) asked my boyfriend and I to hold the date for her husband’s surprise party on a weekend in June I knew it was one we couldn’t miss. She enlisted the help of Greenhouse Picker Sisters to transform her backyard into a scene out of Marrakesh and delicious food from Zacki’s Culinary Creations to really bring the flavor of the region to life in North Carolina. We are so grateful The Perfect Palette featured this incredible event on their website too!
Sarah decided on a Morocco-like print from Paperless Post for the invitation to the intimate dinner with seven couples and encouraged everyone to dress festively. Challenge accepted!
I loved that velvet yellow chair! And I’m usually behind the camera…but since my awesome boyfriend knows how to use my camera I was able to actually be in a few memorable images from this wonderful evening.
Shoes off on the rug to enjoy an evening outdoors with fresh green grass! And of course amazing food and drinks. I loved the cheese and almond stuffed dates. And it was a perfect night to walk around the yard to notice the plentiful details, like gold accented throw pillows, colored stemware and glasses, mixed pattern plates and gold flatware and even a yellow wooden Coke crate with flowers scattered in it. Every colorful pillow, lantern and candle was perfectly placed.
Doesn’t this just feel like an amazing market with the cigar bar and macrame decoration and flower buckets? This awesome geometric custom shelving unit was custom built by Greenhouse Picker Sisters and Sarah placed photos of Jamie, the birthday man, throughout the years on it.
It took everything in me not to devour the tray of artichokes and dolmas! The olives were good too (I don’t eat much chorizo though) but I didn’t eat as many of those!
“Festive” attire was welcomed and everyone got decked out for the occasion. Kaftans, sparkly jewelry and sandals…and Sarah even had gold and silver flash tattoos for us to apply. I LOVED the perfectly sized buttercream cake complete with gold sugar crystal topping, by The Baking Pixie.
Alright, I admit it – that’s me and my boyfriend!!! Rarely shown but always adored!
Jamie complete with a gin cocktail and regional fez hat!
Happy Birthday, Jamie! For more visit the The Perfect Palette to see their beautiful feature of this wonderful evening.