As I inch my way towards my thirties, the idea of dinner parties becomes significantly more appealing. Bottomless glasses of wine, fancy appetizers, over-the-top desserts? Sign me up! Throw in a post-dinner party slumber party, with movies & popcorn no less, a la Events In The City and you’ve got yourself one happy dinner guest. Captured by Abby Jiu, there’s more where this came from right here!
From Events in the City… The Goodstone Inn is a hidden gem in Virginia Farm Country, perfect for a weekend getaway or a romantic wedding soiree. Events In The City partnered with the Inn to host some of the top wedding planners in the Washington DC area for a night of glamping at its finest. The group was given tours of the property and information about events that could be hosted at this historical site. The guests we also wined and dined in the French restaurant on site and treated to incredible tablescape designed by Events In The City with florals by Holly Heider Chapple. The rich tones of green, pinks and golds were a great accent to the carriage house that held the restaurant on the property.
Events In The City happily tied in the horse country atmosphere by creating gold horseshoes that served as the placecards. Everyone grabbed theirs as a keepsake to take home to remember the lovely night away from the hustle and bustle of the city. More special touches to this adventure included calligraphied room keys for each guest so they could access their cottage for the evening. Michele from Meant To Be Calligraphy lovingly hand wrote each name out so when they checked in they knew where to head.
A sleepover that night included snuggling by the fire, watching Troops Beverly Hills, popcorn and movie theatre candy. Not to mention, a fabulous breakfast the following morning by The Goodstone Inn just before checking out!
Photography: Abby Jiu Photography | Event Planning: Cultural Intrigue | Event Planning: Floral Muse | Event Planning: Amazon | Florals: Girlfriends Put Them Together | Jewelry: Miadora | Calligraphy: Meant To Be Calligraphy | Venue: The Goodstone Inn | Floral: Holly Heider Chapple Flowers | Planning & Design: Events In The City | Rentals: DC Rental | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother | Vendor: Dollar TreeGet the Look Sources: 1. Linen Napkins: Amazon | 2. Gold Vase: John Salibello Antiques | 3. Gold Charger: Hobby Lobby | 4. & 6. Gold Mercury Glass Votives: Amazon & Cultural Intrigue | 5. Votive Holders: Dollartree | 7. Horseshoe | 8. White Dishes: Overstock.com | 9. Roses: Fifty Flowers & Peonies: Flower Muse | 10. Dining Chair: Zentique