A Beautiful & Moody 30th Birthday Party
February 16, 2015
United States
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Tell me this doesn't sound amazing: eating dinner by candlelight, feasting on a gilded cake and sipping on Blackberry Whiskey Smashes. It's an amazing way to ring in a a new decade for photographer and birthday girl Anna Wu Photography. With friends and industry experts Amanda O'Shannessy Creative  + Natalie Bowen lending a hand, she threw a party set against a California winter, where al fresco is still a thing. 
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From Anna Wu Photography... Each year on my birthday, I gather a small group of friends for a dinner party. Especially since my birthday is in January, it's a wonderful way to reconnect and kick off each new year. For my thirtieth, of course, I envisioned a little something extra.

It all started with the venue, which is the beautiful garden out in the back of the office for my photography business. I've shared this studio with Natalie Bowen Designs and her husband Seth of Porro Design for the past year, and I've long imagined throwing beautiful little soirees in the backyard. From there, I envisioned something lovely but moody, fitting for winter in California. I was lucky to be able to draw on some of my wedding industry connections, as my friend Amanda of Amanda O'Shannessy Creative came on board to oversee all of the design and rental arrangements. Other amazing vendors helped make the party come to life as well. I loved that we were able to gather such beautiful details while keeping a casual ambiance. And of course, the best part was being surrounded by friends old and new as we chatted away, the string of lights casting a warm glow on us into the night.

It was a truly wonderful 30th birthday.