GATHER: A Sparkly Girlfriends Christmas Brunch

The Christmas season is busy and full of cocktail parties and evening get togethers, why not plan a little weekend brunch with your girlfriends and dress up while you are at it! How about a Christmas brunch full of lots of my favorites; pink, gold, sequins, marshmallows, cocktails and gifts for my best girlfriends. A really fun table setting with the addition of some special menu items is the perfect addition to a wonderful Christmas gathering !!!

We made a fun seasonal menu for the morning; Mini eggnog pancakes, breakfast yoghurt parfaits, a mimosa bar cart and little spiked hot chocolate goodie bags. Ask for your girlfriends to dress up and take bits you have around your house and add in some sparkle for the perfect get together for friends during the Christmas season! Cheers! Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you find some time to relax and gather with your nearest and dearest this holiday season! Thank you to the following for helping make this brunch sparkly, lovely and a magical morning! Photography Sanshine Photography | Planning, Flowers & Styling Rebecca K. Events | Sequin Linens Glimmer & Threads | Paper Pretty Jennifer’s Paper | Glassware, Bar Cart, Trays West Elm UK 

This post was originally featured on Style Me Pretty Living. See full post HERE.

Rebecca K. Events is a wedding and events company that focuses on planning and designing meaningful and stylish experiences, while allowing our clients to enjoy the excitement ahead and the event themselves. We are based in London and plan events worldwide!

GATHER : A Pinot & Pie Friendsgiving

Whether it is a 200 person wedding or an evening at home with a few friends, we love to celebrate and gather friends and family together for any occasion. Sometimes the smaller the celebration, the more memorable it may be! As an American living in London for the past seven years I do still miss celebrating Thanksgiving on the last Thursday of every November with my nearest and dearest. While I sometimes get back to the States for the big holiday, I am often here in London celebrating as well. Last year I decided to gather a group of friends for a little different Thanksgiving celebration. I hosted a reason to gather, an evening with friends to drink wine and eat pies, a Friendsgiving Pinot & Pie celebration. To GATHER, to give thanks for everything that we have and everything ahead during the Christmas season, done in style with bubbly and sweets! 

How gorgeous are these mini pumpkin pies that the pastry chef at Benugo created for us! The little pie leaves on the top are precious and they were delicious! 

To add a little personalisation to the table I had Judy Broad Calligraphy create placemats and wine glasses especially for the occasion.  I think I now want to have custom calligraphy placemats at every get together I host! 
GATHER. CELEBRATE. DRINK. EAT. BE MERRY! In this busy season it is often hard to find time to get together, so put something in the diary with your nearest and dearest and enjoy! As a London wedding planner I love the big soirees but I also love the small!

 

Thank you to the following for making this celebration come to life! { photographer Lydia Stamps | pies Benugo UK |calligraphy Judy Broad Calligraphy    | Flowers Bloomologie | Styling, planning, chairs, tables Rebecca K. Events }

 

Rebecca K. Events is a wedding and events company that focuses on planning and designing meaningful and stylish experiences, while allowing our clients to enjoy the excitement ahead and the event themselves. We are based in London and plan events worldwide!

Tabletop Tuesday : Galentines 2019

Designing event table decor is truly something I LOVE to do. Normally the table is where your guests spend the majority of the event, whether it is a London wedding, birthday dinner or any other special occasion. If you have seated your guests at tables, they will most likely be sitting down for awhile, so why not make the space beautiful and interesting. Starting this week we are going to begin a new blog feature on Tuesday Tabletops, showcasing ideas for your next event or inspiration on how we created one of ours. First up this week is Galantines 2019!

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Venue: 116 Pall Mall Wine Bar

Event Brief: Galentine’s 2019 Wine Tasting #GalentinesLDN An evening for female London wedding professionals to meet up and celebrate their accomplishments over the past year, get excited for the upcoming year, meet new connections in the London event world and catch up with old “gals”. Hosted by us at Rebecca K. Events and Jennifer’s Paper  we decided on an evening to indulge ourselves with nice food, good company and good wine with a professionally led wine tasting.

Table Design: The evening was set up in the wine cellar within the wine bar. We chose a moody and glamorous color scheme with a POP of color. Navy blue was our base colour and what we used to set the table with. We then layered on shades of berries and gold and a pop of neon pink.

Food Details: We wanted to encourage guests to mingle so we set sharing platters in the centre of the long table and then served each guests their own indiivudal cheese platter which they then were able to take home as a gift. Something small, but it was a fun gift and guests love a little personalisation!

Lighting: Luckily the lovely 116 Pall Mall allows real candles {which I always believe is SO lovely!} so we added gold votives and lots of pink shades of dinner candles in gold holders. Dim lighting, candle light, easy and always lovely.

Table Setting: Use your napkin to make the color POP. This is where we brought in the hot pink napkin and added the guests place card in navy. Berry coloured ribbons {always love ribbons and ribbons and ribbons!} added a shade on the wine tasting tags! The gold cutlery added a bit of glamour to the table and I always recommend to hire something different as it truly does transform your table!

Flowers: Working with the lovely Ali at Bloomologie  we designed a look that was glamorous and girly, sticking with the Galantines theme, but not too girly girly, more wine and women! For a statement piece and easier to make conversation with, Ali added the flowers raised and then sprinkled smaller arrangements running down the table. Mixing in sprays of gold “Greenery”was a gorgeous and easy rich touch.

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Galentines – London Party Planner – Photo By Cecelina Photography
Galentines - London Party Planner
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Parties : An Italian Evening At The Museum

Last summer I received the brief from a client to plan and design an Italian, Dolce Vita, Ferrari themed, evening to remember at the Design Museum . Sounds fun right? It was! A lot of people think of Rebecca K. Events as a wedding planning only event business, but oh no, we plan so much more then that! This event was a fabulous evening to celebrate a private clients assistance with the opening of the Ferrari exhibition at the museum and truly a celebration of their friends, family and how important all of this was in their life. The theme was not to be all full of red and cars, but more of a festive evening honouring the history of the Ferrari company and family that my client has spent years researching. With that included the love of Italian music, Italian food, Italian drinks and well, I think we got it right!

London -party - plannerLondon - Event - Planner The look was glamorous and we incorporated a touch of red into the main colour scheme of golds, black and white. We added a little party attire to the handsome waitstaff with red bow ties and suspenders serving Bianco Negronis and glasses of Prosecco throughout the evening. We had a sketch of Mr. Ferrari himself printed in gold foil on cocktail stirrers and the napkins throughout the evening had racing quotes and black and white images from clients archives. The little touches were great conversation pieces throughout the evening and some guests even saved them as souvenirs !
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Featured: A Galentine’s Brunch

2018 has been declared as the “Year of the Woman!”. With an industry full of such amazing ladies, but unfortunately little time to always meet up, I started brainstorming with my friend Jennifer from Jennifer’s Paper about throwing a little party during the slower time of January. A reason to gather together and form a community over being competitive. Celebrating the achievements we have all made no matter how small or how large and talking about the struggles it also takes being a self employed girl boss, loving what we all do, but sharing and learning from struggles and mistakes. We decided to host a “Galentine’s Strong Women” brunch with a small intimate group of London based wedding industry ladies. As the name suggests, Galentine’s is a day to celebrate female friendships and gather your favourite gals together. Our aim was to toast to 2018 with a ladies filled brunch and lots of chit chat. We wanted the morning to be bright and fun and after speaking to everyone who attended, I think we all left feeling a little more pep in our step!

As a wedding and event planner I LOVE to style, plan and throw a party {by the way I am available for any of those!}. I hope that this feature gives you a little inspiration for your hen do, bridal shower or your very own Galentine’s brunch! You can see the entire feature on Rock My Wedding HERE!

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