60s Hippie themed birthday party | Pasadena party photographer

You may remember Sheila and her husband Mark from their last eye-popping party, the Hogwarts-themed Christmas event. They were at it again this month, this time for Sheila's birthday, with a very groovy 60s theme! Of course they pulled out all the stops, bringing in a plethora of entertainment and colorful decor to wow guests (most of whom showed up in full costume), as well as treating them to the appropriate musical One Night With Janis Joplin at the Pasadena Playhouse afterwards.Venue: Private residenceEvent design: Doyle BordenFloral design: My Flower GuyCatering: The Spot GourmetCake: Cake Studio Los AngelesLive Music & Activities: Ron Rubin EventsTenting/draping: Town & Country RentalsFurniture & Volkswagon Bug: AFR Furniture RentalStep & Repeat Design: Red Carpet SystemsMagician: Curtis Lovell IIRoaming musician: Evyn CharlesCaricatures: Brooke Bisson

The flower power cake, along with cupcakes and "doobie" candles

The epic step-and-repeat included an original 1959 Volkswagon bug, and a Jimi Hendrix impersonator to pose with guests!Some of the event's treats (no drugs actually included!) and a professional mixologist concocting custom cocktailsOne of Sheila's helpers dressed as a white rabbit to lead guests from the meeting spot where they parked to the party buses that transported them to the event. "Follow the white rabbit"!Musician Evyn was on the scene serenading guests upon their arrival and during the bus ride.Some of the fun included face-painting, fortune telling, henna artistry, and drawn caricaturesMagician Curtis surprising guests with his otherworldly skillMore treats!Happy birthday, Sheila!

Pasadena Playhouse 2012 Gala

The Board at the Pasadena Playhouse was apparently tired of the same-ol' same-ol' fundraisers, so for this one they just threw a big party for their patrons. A little evening music from Wayne Foster Entertainment, some Playhouse musical performances, gorgeous table designs from My Flower Guy, a cigar lounge, signature beverages, and STELLAR food and dessert from The Kitchen for Exploring Foods. Sounds like a winning formula to empty wallets if you ask me! Here are some of our favorite pictures from the evening's festivities, held at a private estate in the exclusive San Marino neighborhood: 

ISES Los Angeles Special Events Awards Party at Pandora on Green, Pasadena

This week Matt and I had the pleasure of documenting the ISES Los Angeles chapter's 2011 Special Events Awards Party, which honored achievements of its members in the field of special event production.  It was great to see our talented peers nominated and recognized for their skills, and truly a delight photographing at Pandora on Green...the light is fabulous at that venue.  Really hard to take a bad picture when the light is so delish.Pandora on Green, Pasadena eventVendors Involved:Planning | Simply Mumtaz EventsVenue, Food & Beverage | Pandora on GreenRentals | Town & Country RentalsChairs | Chameleon ChairsEntertainment | Leonard Neil ProductionsSpecial Event Staffing | Red Carpet Event StaffVideo Production | GLI Video ProductionLinens | Elegant Designs & Specialty LinensFlorist | Wisteria LaneRentals | Classic Party RentalsLighting & Production | J & M EntertainmentRing Box Decór | Tiffany & Co. Jennifer Minzey and Ron HobbsPandora on Green, Pasadena event

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