Pittsburgh Event Planner | Peachie's Mardi Gras Ball

One of the best and most exciting things about our job is we never know what our next job or who our next fabulous client is. So every single new consultation has an element of surprise! When we got the call to plan a big bash with a four week turn around for Peachie's birthday 5.1, {SHE} had no idea it was the beginning of a wonderful relationship and friendship! We started the planning with an info gathering session with Peachie's sister and closest friends. Though Peachie knew about the party, they wanted to keep a lot of the details + surprises unknown to her. Peachie is innately a giver and always taking care of others so it was important that she could just show up, be celebrated, and be the guest of honor. What originally was going to be a winter wonderland experience at a ski resort turned into a New Orleans meets Pittsburgh experience when {SHE} got involved because the initial venue was simply inadequate for this affair. Pressed for time and decisions, {SHE} put the brainstorming cap on quick and learned one of Peachie's favorite places to travel was to New Orleans and {SHE} loved Mardi Gras so it was the perfect theme for this vibrant lady in red! Moreover, her February 27th birthday often falls right within the Mardi Gras festivities! Don't even know where to begin with the details for the PARTY. OF. THE. YEAR! {SHE} can assure there were none left out. From the second line grand entrance, to the array of colors and ambience of N.O. streets, to the completely customized and unique centerpieces for each guest table, to the live speed paint artist, to the masked aerialists, to the taste of Bourbon Street in the food and beverage--we were celebrating in her beloved hometown but you felt the soul and culture of Mardi Gras + New Orleans! Mecca Gamble captured this amazing celebration beautifully and Emmai Alaquiva's cinematic story allows us to relive the fun over and over and over! This special celebration will never ever get old. 

Planning: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Party Venue: Heinz History Center
Caterer: Commonplea Catering
Photography: Mecca Gamble Photography
Videography: Emmai Alaquiva
Floral Design: Hens + Chicks Floral Design
Stationery Design: Bellamy + Belou
Linens: Mosaic
Rentals: Marbella Event Rental
Cake Design: Bella Christie's
Lighting: Three Rivers Entertainment
Master of Ceremony: Tee Jay
Jazz Ensemble: Calvin Stemley + Stemtec
Aerialist: Iron City Aerialists
Speed Painter: George Williams