Flávia’s 15th Anniversary Party
Today I am not writing about weddings but instead of a beautiful family that crossed the ocean to come to Portugal to celebrate her daughter Flavia’s 15th anniversary. It was a party that I had immense pleasure organizing, creating the whole decoration project and coordinating the day itself! For those who do not know the importance of this date, I start with a small introduction about the origin of the 15th Anniversary parties and this date in Brazilian traditions.
Completing 15th years old is important in a teenager’s life according to Brazilian traditions! It is a time when the young woman plans her future and idealize all her dreams. the day she celebrates 15th years old has a special meaning as it marks the transition from girl to woman.
Karla, Flávia’s mother came to know me through the recommendation of some friends that were present at Isabelle and André wedding that took place in September 2014 in Lisbon.
Karla contacted me 1 year in advance and we spend about 1 hour on the phone. It was a wonderful chat and at the same time relaxed enough so I could understand and connect with the wishes of mother and daughter which is essential for my work. At the time, Flávia’s only request was that the party take place in venue next to the sea in Lisbon or surroundings. Everything else: selection the professionals, the venue, the church, etc would be up to me since Karla said herself she trusted my style. (It’s so good when clients trust your work, right?)
After our conversation and a few emails to understand Flávia’s life story I realized I had a huge responsibility in hands. I decided to visit N Sra de Fátima church and as I look around the modern architecture of the church I concluded right away that would match the young spirit of a teenager. I decided to schedule right away the private mass for Flavia’s 15th anniversary. I also explained the motive of the celebration, the meaning of the date and that the whole group would travel from Brazil.
Next comes the least complicated part of the arrangements. To choose the professionals that would work with me and to design the decoration project. For the design I chose light colors to achieve a sweet and light atmosphere like Flávia. I also looked to custom the venue and use the must have of the season: a long table, which in my opinion brings people together.
Overall everything was a success!
But I was only certain of the positive result when I receive a total of 3 feedback for the party. One by Whatsapp another by email and the third by phone from Karla as soon as they arrive back in Brazil. She was very emotional in thank me and my colleagues for all the effort.
July 8th, 2015 was a beautiful day with emotional speeches from Flávia’s father, grandfather and the priest was amazing with everyone.
Flávia wear three different and amazing looks. One for the mass, another for the party and finally one for the waltz with a white dress suitable for a princess!
The party was mega joyful and nobody stand still. Flávia and guests danced a lot!
Organização do aniversário/Birthday organization : Do Pedido ao Altar
Projeto de decoração/Event design: Do Pedido ao Altar
Coordenação e assessoria/Day of party coordinator:Do Pedido ao Altar
Missa/Ceremony: Igreja N. Sra. de Fátima em Lisboa
Local/Reception Venue: Hotel Grande Real Villa Itália
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DJ e Sax: Bix Eventos
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