Hats on everyone!
We organized this English client’ 50th birthday in a typical and beautiful mansion in the Provence side of the Drôme region, wide open on the surrounding countryside, and we witnessed many surprises and sweet madness.
The first one was the guests’ dress code, which stipulated only one thing: hats on everyone!
A collective effort accentuated a second time by the drummer squad welcoming guests, as if directly pulled from a fairy tale. A recurring theme for the staff attire as well, as all were dressed like Mr. Steed in The Avengers.
The “entertainment” spirit contributed to the whimsical side of this celebration: trapeze in trees, jugglers and contortionists strolling among the guests … Our client wanted extravaganza, we delivered.
We even delivered up to the surprise secretly organized for the host, guest of honor of a flash mob involving all 170 guests, and supported by professional dancers. Quite a performance on Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now”, that had required the involvement of a choreographer, the broadcasting of a video tutorial and a secret rehearsal the day before.
A large party to remember, which lasted late into the night, under the lights of the dance floor covering the swimming pool, to the sound of the rock-band that had come specially from London.
Photo credit: Madeleine Farley