As event planners in Miami, we have been loving the Tropical trend.  It takes is 1 minute to pull a palm frond off the tree, spray paint it gold, and create a fab decor piece. So when this amazing husband approached us to throw his wife a 40th birthday that celebrated her Cuban heritage, we were all in. We embraced all things tropical, but wanted to stay on the modern side of things, and make sure her love for all things upscale was also on full display.

We knew that Penthouse Riverside Wharf was the perfect venue to pull all of this off. It is all white, has amazing glass walls, and has 360 degree views of Miami. The high ceiling is always a challenge in that it makes a venue look empty. So we started by designing a balloon chandelier that would help lower the ceiling and make the venue look more inviting.

As the guests entered, they had a photo opportunity in front of a custom wall where we reflected a Louis Vuitton like pattern with the birthday girl’s initials.

Louis Vuitton Step and Repeat Wall at Miami Event

After that the guests headed to a custom wrapped bar. The palm watercolor motif was the palette we used for the rest of the decor.

custom wrapped wall and balloon garland

Dark green lounges, rose gold tables, and grey accents pulled the decor together and gave the guests plenty of areas to relax after dancing the night away.

It was an amazing party. It was one of those event planner moments where a party is is so beautiful that it is hard to breakdown. At least we have the photos 🙂