The client celebrates her 30th birthday in style with a two-day party for 80 international guests. The first event: dinner at the Grand Hotel Plaza
near the Spanish Steps in Rome.
The dramatic Central Salon of the Belle Epoque hotel. The guest of honor loves purple, which gives the design team its touchpoint. Palazzi & Gas
aided with local logistics.
The design concept keys on oval dining table with trailing purple taffeta table linens with runners of roses, peonies, hydrangeas and calla lillies snaking across tabletops.
Another view of an oval table.
The tables are arranged in a semicircle, permitting clear access to the dance floor and a clear view of the stage, where performers appeared and speeches were presented.
Another view of the Grand Salon.
The dramatic chandeliers.
Note the tapers and floral on the chandelier.
A closer view of the lavish table linen.
A close view of the tabletop floral, with its rich interplay of purple tones.
A tall centerpiece adds drama.
More lighting effects ...
The brunch tent is perched upon a parapet.
A view inside the brunch tent.
Elegant swags in the brunch tent.
Instead of replicating the elegant dinner of the night before, the event team creates a more casual mood--a vintage flower market.
An elegant alcove at the brunch. The event team brought in artifacts from flea markets in the Netherlands.
White-washed wrought-iron furniture adds rustic elegance.
A rich array of flowers, from the flower market in Rome.
Floral bedecks a column of the brunch tent.
The event team brings in a Neapolitan theater group, which sings local street songs and banters with guests.
In keeping with the castle's history, the event team poses two actors in 18th century costumes to add atmosphere.