We had the pleasure of designing an "Under the Moroccan Moon" themed surprise party at The Grand Del Mar a few weeks ago. Guests were great and keeping hush, hush so that we could make our birthday girl blush! Thanks to our friends Weddings by Scott and Dana and Layers of Lovely, the night came together beautifully.
Guests entered into the cocktail reception where they were transferred to an "Old Hollywood" themed parlor featuring grandiose portraits of vintage movie star icons and larger than life balloons. Our escort cards were even designed to look like movie ticket stubs to view Casablanca in the main dining room.
The Grand Del Mar is...well...GRAND. The main ballroom has soaring ceilings with gorgeous chandeliers and a sprawling stage with burgundy and rose drapery. The main color scheme was blush and pinks complemented by abundant amounts of lush greens and metallics. The colors were striking against the natural burgundies in the room. The feeling was classic and feminine with a worldly elegance.
Raj Tents provided a gorgeous home for our fortune tellers. With lovely drapery and tassels, the tent completely delivered that Moroccan feel. Guests were delighted to meet with the Tarot card readers to hear what their future held. Entertainment was abundant as guests feasted on a Moroccan menu, enjoyed a live action Ice Cream station by SubZero Ice Cream, and danced the night away to the Ira Liss Jazz Band.
We loved this spectacular night in "Morocco."