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Breakfast at Tiffany's - West Coast Zest (50 photos)


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Our bride-to-be, Samantha (aka Sammy), is originally from Las Vegas/San Diego and currently lives in New York City (where she met her fiance). Her maid of honor suggested a "Breakfast at Tiffany's" theme. Sammy is one of my best friends as well, so I wanted to make the theme really personal for her. I spun the theme a bit making a West Coast version where Marilyn Monroe (who was the original choice for the role) won the part of Holly Golightly instead of Audrey Hepburn. We still used alot of Tiffany blue and black but we also included orange and tons of citrus in the florals.  I used the quote "East Coast glamour meets West Coast Zest, That's our Sammy!" in the invitations and this drove home the design for our alternate version of the story. We set the tone for the party by sending Guests a package that included an invitation & a muslin bag with a custom printed design with a pair of black sunglasses and an orange with a tag that read "Fresh Squeezed Hugs & Citrus Kisses." We asked that the ladies dress to impress by wearing a little black dress.

For the party decor, we were inspired by the cat and the rain scene from the movie. We hung parasols upside down and then built a fluffy cloud (a DIY paper mache project) to dangle from the middle of the parasols. Jeweled raindrops dripped from the cloud. Samantha carried 2 umbrellas during the party. One was for a game - a play on the apron kitchen game with kitchen utensils. Instead we hung the utensils from a parasol. The second was a spectacular floral embellished parasol with hanging tulips, created by Layers of Lovely.

The grumpy cat pinata guestbook was a decor favorite. Guests took polaroids with a Tiffany blue camera, wrote their special message, and placed it in the pinata for safe keeping. Eventually Cat made his way into the photo booth for some fun memories. We used cats in a number of other places as well. We painted miniature cats for on the place settings, made feline sparkly masks (inspired by a Kate Spade design), used them as cupcake toppers, presented Sammy with a kitty cat ring (in a macaroon ring box), and chose a cat design on our Baggu bags that we gave out for favors.

Another guest favorite was the bauble making table where we offered an assortment of gum ball beads and asked our guests to "Be(ad) Beautiful, Be(ad) Fancy, and Be(ad) Married." Brunch, the mimosa bar, and the assortment of incredible desserts were equally amazing as well!


Decor, Planning, and Design: When Pigs Fly Events (
Florals: Layers of Lovely (
Photography: Weddings by Scott and Dana (
Venue: Private home in Las Vegas
Custom Tiffany Backdrop: Jeanette Hall (
Paper Goods/Print work: When Pigs Fly Events (
Catering: Soiree Catering (
Bartender: Liquid Courage (
Desserts: Road Apples (
Cookies: My Sugar Studios (
Pipe Installation: Current Events (
Furniture, Props, Masks, Drapery, Linens, Tableware: Pigs are Flying Prop Shoppe (
Photobooth: Shutter Mania Photobooths (


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