You asked and we’re listening! Welcome to our new series, called THEME INSPIRATION. This is the place where we’ll highlight a theme that has gotten us thinking and we’ll give some ideas to inspire your next event.

Today, we met with a client interested in a Fire and Ice theme. There are so many ideas that work with this theme, so here are a few images to get your creative juices flowing…

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Doing your party on a smaller scale? How about these ideas:

Food: Inspired-by-Fire-BBQ.

Drinks: An icy martini bar complete with light up LED ice cubes.

Music: A playlist of songs that coordinate with your theme. Think  “Light my Fire” by The Doors and  “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice…

Lighting: A TON of candles and clear acrylic pieces to reflect light and imitate ice.

Bonus: Ask guests to dress to impress as their favorite element- Fire or Ice. It’s a great conversation starter and gets people excited about your party even before they arrive!

This theme is so hot, it’s cool!


Best of 2014

Happy New Year! I love the feel of a fresh new year, ripe with possibility and new opportunities. It’s also especially satisfying to look back on what has occurred in the past year. For us at Soiree, it was a great year: fun events, great clients, creative challenges and many lessons learned! I thought it would be fun to take a  look back at some of our most cherished events of 2014. This, in no way, covers them all, but I’ve chosen a few to highlight from the year with a single picture…

The Art Director’s Guild Awards. A great challenge to come up with a unique design that incorporated lighting, flowers, and was cohesive with a corporately sponsored color palette and a well thought-out stage design. The result was just what we hoped for. The event was a highlight and the feedback was incredibly satisfying!


CBS’ “The Talk” Valentine Stage. This is what occurred when we combined 6000 roses and a french street market inspiration. We included the idea to keep the roses in a monochromatic palette and the end result was a feast for the eyes…It didn’t hurt anything to have a shout out by Julie Chen on air, either…


Sierra Canyon’s Gala. The school took a leap of faith in raising the bar for their annual Gala Fundraiser. We joined forces to create a beautiful room- which isn’t hard with a combination of metallics, succulents, orchids and candlelight. It set the evening up for success and was enjoyed by many.


What we fondly call “Birthday Season”. A series of our own, along with repeat Birthday party clients where we churn out some super fun, whimsical kids’ parties that are to drool over. Like…

The Retro Beach Blanket Bingo Birthday.


The Safari themed 4th Birthday.


And, not to be left out…The Lego Party.


We hit our stride, with our new Decorative Rental packages available to our clients on a tight budget. We put together a rental package for this Bar Mitzvah client to suit her son’s baseball themed party. It turned out to be a homerun of a success, and didn’t break the bank!


Dawn and Bryce’s Wedding. Two great people deserve to be surrounded by beauty…


A French inspired Bridal Shower. This gorgeous black and pink themed shower was as gorgeous as it was heartfelt. The bride burst into tears upon arrival- overwhelmed with how beautiful everything was. Best. Reaction. EVER.

Photo by Frances Iacuzzi

Photo by Frances Iacuzzi


Rooftop Birthday Bash with a “Real Housewives” theme. More info coming soon in a full feature on this party, but one of the highlights was this great paper rosette piece we made. It was the perfect piece to tie together a color palette that was a complete ombre of blues…


Melissa and John’s Wedding. These two were so wonderful to work with and we were honored to help make their vision come to life!


Supper Club 5.0. (We designed 3.0 and 4.0 also!) What a magical night! Put together a small group of girlfriends+ a Top-Chef inspired cooking contest= a Night of fun and laughs. We got to set the mood, and Wow, was it beautiful!


A B’nai Mitzvah Challenge. Aiden & Anakin wanted to somehow create a theme that incorporated the mystical locations in all of their favorite Blockbuster movies.  The result was a mystical, fantasy dream-come-true…

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A holiday housewarming. It was such a lovely way to close out the year, with warm decor, hot drinks and sparkling conversation!

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Happy 2015 from The Soiree Girls! What parties are you planning this year?…

Eclectic Romance

Every once in awhile we get a Wedding client who knows EXACTLY what they want, the personal style they’d like to reflect and the flexibility to let us really help them achieve that look. Brigid and Ryan were a Designer’s DREAM! The bride envisioned a palette of purples-every shade imaginable, offset with white and black and a surprise accent of red. They wanted to feature the red at the reception only and keep it as a subtle surprise. First, the ceremony…


The bride’s bouquet was done in all Pacific Blue roses with brooches she has collected over the years. The Bridesmaid bouquets were small and simple, but the range of purple hues was a stunning effect.

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The bride and groom loved the idea of something natural, but grand as a backdrop for their ceremony. Of course the multi-million dollar estate they got married at provided gorgeous views, but we enhanced and defined the altar with a beautiful 9′ tall manzanita tree dressed in crystals and hydrangea.

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As the guests were enjoying cocktails inside, we transformed the yard into this gorgeous, eclectic reception area.



We reserved most of the red for the bride and groom’s sweetheart table, but each table number and reception card provided the pop of red that kept the whole design concept pulled together and cohesive.


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We used two different styles of centerpiece design to keep things interesting and add a little extra dimension. Some tables held low, but lush arrangements with simple pillar candles highlighting the look, while others held beautiful black candelabras and black mint julep cups spilling with flowers.  The black crystal chandelier hanging over the center of the black and white check dance floor was breathtaking…


The sweetheart table was stunning with it’s vibrant red arrangement.

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After the ceremony, Brigid and Ryan showed off their own red accents…red bridal shoes! Ryan wore fabulous red sneakers and a red tie, while Brigid floated like a goddess atop custom, red Nicholas Kirkwood heels. Guests had a blast hopping into the Retro Photo Booth to take crazy, fun photos as a reminder of this magical night.

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The guests danced the night away, only taking breaks now and again to rest their feet in the chic lounge we created- filled with white leather couches, mirrored tables and plenty of candlelight and flowers to make it even more gorgeous. A roaring fire in the outdoor fireplace finished the look.

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The last “pop” of red came in the form of this beautiful cake and cupcake display done by the bride’s friends Amanda and Sam from Sweet Spoons Bakery. Beautiful red sugar flowers looked fresh from the garden and the red velvet cake inside? Delicious!!

We thoroughly enjoyed bringing to life all of the zest and uniqueness that this couple exudes. Congratulations, Brigid and Ryan! We wish you as much fun in your life together as your wedding provided to all of your guests!

Simply Charming

When these college sweethearts came to us about doing the decor and coordination for their wedding, they knew they wanted something simple and they wanted to find a way to incorporate their families into the little details.  Their vision started with choosing the grand church that the groom’s own parents had married in years before, for their ceremony, and the charming Westlake Village Inn for their reception.

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The bride opted for a palette of mostly creams and white, but wanted a burst of fall colors- brought in only by the flowers- to add color to their September wedding.

Tables set for dinner; The charming foyer of the WVI’s Provence room


Perhaps one of the most sentimental and touching favor tables we’ve been a part of: The bride and groom wanted their guests to depart with milk and cookies for the road.  These weren’t just any cookies, though. The groom’s Mother gathered the “troops” and made dozens of batches of chocolate chip cookies along with traditional Italian wedding cookies as a nod to their heritage. Sweet and thoughtful- just like the bride and groom. It was, Simply: Charming.

Photography by the talented Toby Tucker

It was an honor to have been a part of this couple’s journey to marriage. La Soiree Chic wishes them the very best with a long and happy life together!