Like most women, Violaine Diogene has a deep and abiding love for shoes (the higher the stiletto the better, she says), jewelry and hand bags. At a birthday celebration for her and her husband in October 2010, that accessory love escaped, taking over the private pavilion and dining room at the St. Regis Atlanta. With the help of André Winfrye Events and Perfect Petals, Violaine arranged for the centerpieces on each table to be made up of shoes, jewelry and purses, with some natural elements like wheat grass tied in as well. The color palette for the evening included orange, gold and blue, with a touch of ivory. A saxophone player from the Uptown Entertainment Band serenaded the party while they sipped cocktails and tasted passed hors d’oeuvres on the pavilion, which was beautifully lit by a large fireplace and handmade custom candles from Artevelas Candles. Before dinner, the guests enjoyed a dramatic champagne bottle saber during a toast to another year with good friends. In the dining room, guests found their seats indicated by miniature cakes engraved with their names, provided by Sugarplum Visions. Over the next few hours, the party enjoyed a five-course meal with wine pairing, and celebrated the birthdays of their good friends. Images by Fotographa.
Venue & Catering: St. Regis Atlanta | Flowers: Perfect Petals | Other Decor: Artevelas Candles | Music: Uptown Entertainment Band | Photography: Fotographa | Stationery: Praez Occasions Couture Invitations | Planner: André Winfrye Events | Dessert: Sugarplum Visions