Backyard pink, black and gold dinner party

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Pink, black and gold dinner party | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

When someone tells us that they love all things pink our heart kind of skips a beat. We love all things pink too, but we also know that it can be easy to go over-the-top-girly with it. But when it’s your 30th birthday, who cares! Sally Balt of the calligraphy and custom paper goods design studio, la Happy recently celebrated her 30 years. To make all the pretty happen, Rachel Bowes of Finch & Thistle Event Design styled a fab celebration to coordinate with the gorgeous hand lettered invitations Sally designed. The result was a memorable, whimsical and fancy backyard dinner party set against a backdrop of organic apples trees.

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Invitations and Calligraphy by Sally Balt of la Happy | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Invitations and Calligraphy by Sally Balt of la Happy | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Invitations and Calligraphy by Sally Balt of la Happy | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

So, you guys know how much we LOVE pretty paper goods, yessss? Here’s what Sally told us about her beautiful birthday invitations:

To set the tone for the party, I designed and sent out custom calligraphy party invites. The invitations were letterpressed and calligraphed by me, la Happy, on soft cotton paper with a hand painted pink watercolor background. The letterpress printing was done by my friend Lisa at ilfant press in a beautiful gold ink. The guests’ addresses were then calligraphed in black ink on light pink envelopes with sweet heart postage stamps to match. The return addresses were letterpressed on the back flap of the envelopes in gold ink. The table numbers were calligraphed in black ink on soft pink cotton paper. (Perfection!)

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Great tip from Finch & Thistle on how to style florals around a large dining table:

To fill out the long table, I chose to create a single large focal arrangement and several smaller bud vase style pieces with a slightly larger grouping of blush and rose pink garden roses at one end to add visual interest and some whimsy. I used garden roses and cafe au lait dahlias as the main components in the gold urn centerpiece with gorgeous peachy-blush garden spray roses and accents of pieris and berries. I used fresh hops to provide a gorgeous scent as well as movement to the arrangement. 

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Flowers by Finch & Thistle Event Design | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Flowers by Finch & Thistle Event Design | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Flowers by Finch & Thistle Event Design | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

Using an iron-on transfer, Sally hand lettered the guests’ names making the napkin both a personalized favor and a place card.

Pink, black and gold dinner party | Photo by Scott and Ashlee of O'Malley Photographers | Read more -  http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=66281

So good, and not too over-the-top girly, right? Make sure to pop into the gallery for all the lovely details!

For more inspiration check out our Wedding Ideas section + Pinterest boards

Floral, Event Design and Styling: Rachel Bowes of Finch & Thistle Event Design / Stationery, Invitations & Calligraphy: Sally Balt of La Happy / Photography: Scott and Ashlee of O’Malley Photographers / Flatware, glassware, silverware and chair rentals: AA Party Rentals  / Woodfired Pizza Truck: Verace Pizza

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miralinchen on Jan 6, 2014

I just love the calligraphy! So romantic - yet elegant...

Sukey (Dress For The Wedding) on Jan 6, 2014

Absolutely gorgeous details and styling!

Ashlee O'Malley on Jan 6, 2014

Beautiful! We're so grateful for the feature, 100 Layer Cake!

Em on Jan 6, 2014

So many pretty details in this one!

Fábio Azanha Studios on Jan 6, 2014

Adore the combination of stripy table cloth with the stunning flower arrangement! Beautiful and chick!

Scott O'Malley on Jan 7, 2014

Thank you 100 Layer Cake for featuring our photos and this beautiful party!

Rachel {Finch & Thistle Event Design} on Jan 8, 2014

Thank you for sharing our fun little soiree with your readers 100 Layer Cake! We are thrilled to have our work featured on your lovely site!

Alyssa on Jan 25, 2014

Do you know what the place settings are (brand/name)? And the flatware? Love them!

lyn on Jan 21, 2015

what is the white table cloth fabric under the black/white stripes, please. such a lovely and interesting combination of fabrics. ty

Nina on Jan 26, 2016

This is a beautiful and inspiring. I was wondering if you could tell me where you purchased the table runners? thank you nina

100layercake on Jan 28, 2016

Hi Nina, These tables numbers were created by La Happy (http://lahappy.com). I sure you could commission her to create some for you or browse Etsy. Good luck! Jillian, 100 Layer Cake

Crystal on Mar 1, 2016

Hello! I'm an interior designer and have a client who would like to use the second to last image as inspiration for her home office design. Would you mind if I reposted the photo on my social media to announce the project? (Giving you credit, of course) Cheers, Crystal

100layercake on Mar 1, 2016

Hi Crystal, That's fine! Please credit vendors as well!

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