Cheers to 40! George’s Surprise Birthday Celebration


Cheers to a New Year!! Wishing everyone much happiness, health and joy in 2015!!! We appreciate all of you that have supported us throughout the past year (as well as the years before) and we hope to continue working with wonderful clients and vendors and creating one of kind, special events. So to that, thank you very much.

When the New Year roles around, I always become a little bit nostalgic. It is a wonderful time to reflect on the past accomplishments, failures, ups and downs. This is the time to make new goals, re-group and focus on what really matters to make sure that our core happiness and well-being reflects what we want to continue doing and creating.

We want this  Journal  to be a reflection of what we love. Writing does not come easy to me, so bare with me, but we do hope you enjoy seeing the events rolled out in this new format and I promise the photos will be just as pretty to view.

We kick off this  first post with a “Cheers to 40 Birthday Celebration” at Ditka’s Restaurant in Oakbrook. This event was so enjoyable to create, not only because it is the third time we have had the pleasure of working with Jamie, but because we are also, obsessed with a black, white and gold color palette. From the black linens to the custom frames, all the details for a masculine surprise birthday celebration came together nicely. We added small floral details and incorporated whiskey filled decanters and faux ice cubes for a splash of crystal. The homemade teaspoon sweet made by George’s mom were perfect for a fall event. We added coordinating cloth to the mason jars and placed them on a gold bar cart to complete the whole look.

White florals made up of full hydrangeas, kale and fall football mums were used throughout the centerpieces.  The white flowers popped against all the dark linens and dark wood pieces. Clusters of pieces together, like the wine bottles or decanter and glasses, make for unique centerpieces and of course lots and lots of candle lights add to the ambiance of the room.

Wishing everyone a wonderful day and happy, happy New Year!!


Team Limani

Vendor Love: Venue Ditka’s Restaurant Event and Floral Design and Place Cards by Limani Designs Photography by Peggy



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