Before we head out to celebrate the unofficial beginning of summer, we had to share this amazingly fabulous 30th birthday party in Paris. It’s just about the most amazing thing I have ever seen! I have vowed with my bestie, just this morning, that since we already ahem, missed our chance at a 30th in Paris, we are now officially aiming for a fabulous 40th instead! It really doesn’t get any more devine than this and the images from Polly Alexandre are beyond gorgeous.

From Polly Alexandre:When it came to Audrey’s 30th birthday party, she decided to have the celebration she always wanted. A quintessential Parisian woman, and a talented photographer too (featured on SMP! http://oneandonlyparisphotography.com & http://www.lesecretdaudrey.com/), she used her creativity to produce this perfect little celebration.  She commissioned some beautiful hand calligraphy for invites, and little party signs -  ‘Time to Shine’ & ‘Joyeaux Anniversaire’, hired a suite at a beautiful hotel, a friend made a gorgeous cake, then Audrey invited a bunch of her best friends to drink champagne, and decorated the suite with antiques and beautiful flowers with the help of some friends. We spent the afternoon shooting on the streets of Paris for Audrey to have photographs that captured this personal milestone, then her cocktail reception in the suite with a bunch of friends before going on to a chic Parisian restaurant for a fine meal and dancing. I think it’s a magical idea for a hen party, but I also love the idea of commissioning portraits of yourself or yourself and a loved one on the romantic streets of Paris, to celebrate a special occasion or just to treasure as an experience. 

Photography: Polly Alexandre / Cinematography: Studio Artifice / Event Styling: the fabulous Annie Brahler / Flowers: Estelle Preston / Hair and Make Up: Yael: contactyael@gmail.com / Portraits Location: Marais, Paris / Cocktail Reception: Hotel Champs Elysees Plaza / Stationary: www.calligraphybycristine.com / Shoes: Louboutin / Dress: Aidan Mattox and Zara / Cake: Julie

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An oh-so friendly reminder…

California brides, mark your calendars for Kirstie Kelly’s trunk show featuring her new collection from June 1st – June 3rd!  This is one event you don’t want to miss!

SMP readers get 15% off Margaret Elizabeth jewelry until May 31st. Just use the code SMPsparkle at checkout!

And lastly, we’ve got one lucky winner to announce! Congrats to mccormcr, the winner of SMP Florida’s Inspire Me Pretty Florida and a $200 gift card to Macy’s!

Have a great weekend, lovelies!  We’ll see you back here Monday morning! xoxo

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