SYP Anniversary Party


"Hugs, color, and friends!" These were the key words Stephanie gave us to describe the party she wanted to host to celebrate her photography business' anniversary. Stephanie Yonce Photography's five year anniversary was definitely a milestone, but Stephanie wanted this party to be a celebration of the clients, friends and family that had gotten her to this point.

Inspired by Stephanie's iconic rainbow branding and her well renowned love for all things happy and fun, we set to work designing a party that had colorful layers and pockets of interactive fun in every corner for Stephanie's guests of honor to enjoy. Paisley & Jade's incredible inventory of vintage furniture helped create bright lounge areas, while their clean white space was the perfect backdrop for the pops of color we installed. Rainbow balloons at the entrance clued guests in that they were indeed at the right spot.

We also featured as many of Stephanie's favorite things wherever we could - A menu of her favorite foods, a hugging booth as a shout out to her infamous hugs, a rainbow variety of champagne garnishes (complete with a Bubbly Booth to capture guests' champagne creations), and an ice cream sandwich bar infused a sense of Stephanie's personality into the evening's activities. We ensured this event was uniquely SYP with DIY details such as our fringed streamer backdrop, hand dipped bamboo utensils and guestbook board that invited guests to share "5 Things That Make You Happy", created with an empty frame and hardware cloth.

We can't give a big enough shout out to Simple Booth, the app we use at event for customized photo booths. With bluetooth on-the-spot printing & a customizable logo for prints, the Hugging Booth was a major hit all evening.

Photography: Shalese Danielle Photography
Host: Stephanie Yonce Photography
Design & Planning: Tart Event Co.
Venue & Vintage Furniture: Paisley & Jade
Hand Lettering & Signage: Type Delight
Catering: I.K. Catering
Sweets: Sweet Fix RVA
Balloons: Balloons and Things
Hair & Makeup: Elle Style Studio