Surprise 60th Birthday Celebration

Kristi Drake and Katrina Nix hosted a memorable 60th birthday surprise for their mom, Sharon Fox. They really wanted Sharon to feel special and loved.

Petals From The Heart

All of Sharon’s friends and family arrived early to be ready to welcome her at our entry.

Sharon arrived in style by limo.

Everyone grabbed their cameras and started snapping pictures of her, paparazzi style. She was so surprised and overjoyed.
Sharon looked glamorous in her fitted dress and heels.

Inside, the restaurant was set for her entrance. In our lobby, gold, silver, and black balloons were gathered in a large bunch with their colorful strings festively shouting “Surprise!”

The tables were set with elegant candelabras. Flowers adorned our torchières.

Petals From The Heart

Petals From The Heart

The Durell Coleman Band (DCB) performed several numbers throughout the luncheon. The DC Band played a variety of contemporary and jazz beats. The band was lively and got the crowd dancing to some classic tunes.

Durrell Coleman Band

Kristi and Katrina prepared a “This Is Your Life” slide show for Sharon and guests. They laughed and reminisced about all the special moments of Sharon’s 60 years.

Green Photography

A special thank you to Ray and Terry Green with Green Photography for capturing these moments and sharing them with us!


Lawry's The Prime Rib hosted an ABC networking event in February.  ABC-GLA (Association of Bridal Consultants, Greater LA Chapter) was founded in 1981 and has provided education and networking opportunites to the wedding industry.

The featured vendors did a magnificent job in showcasing Lawry's for a dream wedding. One of our showcasers, SBD Events, featured their signature backdrop, sweetheart table, and cake table.

The sweetheart table was complimented by Flower's by Michael's bridal bouquets and lovely centerpieces.

Fantasy Frostings featured some of their fabulous cakes on display.
We were lucky to have one of their cakes as dessert for the luncheon.  They also made complimentary cupcakes. Oh what a sweet temptation!  There were many guests who were raving about the sweets.  It was a delicious treat for the luncheon.

Designer Specialty Linens featured some of their top linens for 2011.  Dahlia impressed us by transforming the Oak room into a beatiful setting for the wedding reception,

The Korman Group provided sparkling chargers, dishware, glassware and flatware that matched Dahlia's elegant linens.

We were delighted to have Marley Majcher from the Party Goddess as our guest speaker. Marley Majcher has her own catering and event planning company.  She discussed topics from her book, "But are you Making any Money?" and answered many questions from the audience. 

All of these photos are from the incredible photographers from Next Exit Photography