A Special Surprise Party
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By Stephanie Forte
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Early last year, I began planning a surprise birthday party for someone near and dear to my heart...my husband. Not long into planning, I realized how hard it was to keep a surprise from someone who I talk about everything with. I also realized how hard it is to plan an event that is so personal.

Under the ruse that he was coming to provide support for Elegant Events at one of our client events - he's often the "unhired" help, I got him there without ruining the surprise. The theme was nautical. Everything was navy and white (even guests' attire). My exceptionally talented friends, Andrea (a photographer) and April (an event planner), assisted on the day of the party.

We had a blast with family, friends, fantastic food, GREAT music (thanks a million, Reggie Sullivan), dancing (there are videos of Soul Train lines) and laughing.



















Caterer: Spotted Salamander Catering

Music: Reggie Sullivan

Photography: Photographs by Andrea

Venue: Lake Carolina Lake House

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