Well I turned the BIG 3-0 this past summer and I went back and forth whether i wanted to throw a big shindig at a venue or at my house (back yard bbq style).  Of course I weighed all the pros/cons and in the end I realized I wouldn't have as much fun if I held it at my house.  I would have to set up, host, clean-up, etc. So around the time I started looking for venues, is also around the time I got the word from Cork Factory that they were getting ready to open a new venue space, that wasn't quite finished yet.  When I went to tour the space, I fell in love!  The Wharehouse at Cork Factory Hotel was the winning venue, it was perfect!  I couldn't wait for the party!

I just wanted to keep everything very simple, a summer gtg with some good food, beverages,  atmosphere, and most important family and friends!

With the help of my friends, it was a success!

I have to thank those near and dear to me who helped make it FABULOUS!

Jill Fanning and Team at Cork Factory Hotel (You are so amazing, and such a great friend! Thank you Thank you!!!)

The Warehouse team took care of the linens, tables, chairs, amazing food and beverages, cake and of course just the super stellar service that every client receives when going to this facility.

The food was so delicious!  We had Mini Cork Burgers, Watermelon/Feta Bites,  Sweet Potato Fries in shooter cups with a mustard sauce, Bruschetta, my FAVORITE mac and cheese bar, with all the fixings and a yummy Cesar salad!

When it was time to toast to the birthday girl we had champagne served to everyone with passed tray's of silver crushed cakepops!  Oh how perfect!

We also decided to have a signature beverage, in addition to beer and wine.  Peach bellini's, my favorite

Freez Entertainment (DJAndyM rocked the party with his fabulous beats!  Freez Entertainment also provided the photo booth for the event!  I can't even begin to explain how much fun a photo booth is.  Even more fun, looking at all the images of your friends and family the next day on the disc that is provided with the services.  Freez Entertainment also provided some soft uplighting around the room.  It really made a difference and created an intimate atmosphere.

Shumaker PDT - provide my most favorite dance floor pattern, and a special 30 monogram for the wall!  It really made the room come together and was just what the space needed.

Petals with Style - Stacia did a beautiful job with the flowers.  I basically just told her my colors, and what color vases i had/would like and from there she took it and ran with it!  Lovely, lovely and just oh so perfect!

Take a look at these great photos from Jeremy Hess Photographers!  Jeremy was there capturing some shots for the new space, and we are so happy to have them to reflect back on!


















And here are some snapshots from me (non-professional, whatsoever!!)





And if anyone was wondering I did make all the glitter vases...soooo easy!!!