A 'Summer of Love' 50th Birthday Celebration


Page Bertelsen Photography


Our clients were both born during San Francisco’s Summer of Love, so to mark their 50th Birthday, we decided to celebrate all things 60’s. They are a super lovely couple who love to throw celebrations to share life’s special moments with their friends and families, so we knew the design would need to reflect that. We collaborate really well and it’s such a joy bringing their visions to life.

We created a San Francisco/Haight-Ashbury hippie party, complete with a psychedelic light show, daisy chains, body painting, lots of textures, colors, and fabrics, vintage lounges reminiscent of 60’s San Francisco, and of course all the hit music of the 60’s, featuring San Francisco artists like the Jefferson Airplane, and Janis Joplin.

Some favorites were the explosion of colors of the overall palette,  the amazing tented lounges, which featured velvet Victorian sofas, Peacock rattan chairs, and Moroccan leather ottomans.  The velvet dining chairs in vivid colors against psychedelic table linens and bright flowers were also pretty great.  The bubble dancer floating on the pool and body painted artist made a big splash with guests and added so much to the overall fun.

We had a great team of vendors who all made our collective vision come to life; The Lux Productions created a gorgeous psychedelic light show, Entire Productions provided our body painted artists, and bubble dancer.  Raj Tents provided the colorful tents for our lounges.  The clients really got into the groove and together we had a blast creating their Summer of Love birthday celebration.  Oh, and their friends were incredible - they all came dressed in their best hippie garb.  A fantastic celebration!

Creative Partners

Event Venue: The Vineyard Estate, Napa
Planning + Design: Marilyn Ambra Party Consultants
Photographer: Page Bertelsen
Catering: Marks the Spot 
Desserts: Sprinkles
Tenting: Raj Tents
Light Show: The Lux Productions
Linens: La Tavola Linens
Furnishings: Found Vintage Rentals
Furnishings/Decor: Bright Event Rentals
Tabletops: Hensley Event Resources
Florals: Erica Rose Design
Entertainment: Entire Productions
Music: DjRockaway
Furnishings/Decor: Theoni Collection


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