This is definitely a personal post for me.
My parents just celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary here in LA. It’s so amazing to think about how for 40 years they’ve been side by side going through thick and thin, raising all their children and now even being around for grandchildren. I can only hope that I will have their strength and passion for me to get to 40 years and beyond.
My siblings and I decided to host their happy celebration at Mastro’s Steakhouse in Beverly Hills. The Napa room on the second floor is a beautiful cellar room, complete with a view of their entire collection of wine.
I selected some springy and earthy tones to set up well with the colors of the room, the ambiance of a wine cellar, and just to keep it more natural. My parents are super mellow when it comes to parties and celebrations, so I didn’t want to overpower with too much going on. (linens provided by BBJ Linens)
The Napa room was really romantic, so Gina (Mille Fiore) suggested lots of candles to make the lighting really stand out. It was a great effect. By the way, don’t you love the florals she did with the bubble bowls? Modern and clean, but simple and beautiful.
This champagne glass is a vintage 1970 from my parents’ wedding! At my wedding, my parents gave me these glasses as a keepsake. My parents received these as a wedding gift on their wedding, and now they were passing it on. I was the lucky one to get them! I had to take these with me to dinner and surprise them with a toast at the beginning of the dinner.
The great part is that my mom saw them as they were being set, and asked “Hey aren’t these our glasses?” I loved it so much that she knew right away! My parents were super happy that we had a chance to break these out to use.
Melody (Sweet and Saucy Shop) made me an incredibly delicious cake for the event. I was so glad she was able to help me with this request. I wanted to give my parents something special and look a bit like a wedding cake. We even had my parents cut the cake together like they were getting married again! So cute!
I wanted to leave you with the food photos. I love food and so I couldn’t leave you without showing you all the deliciousness.
Congratulations to my mom and dad on 40 years of marriage. You guys are my inspiration and I love you both so much!