Wednesday, July 6, 2011

What a Ball!

Last Friday, I told you we were attending a Masquerade Ball for our friend's 30th Birthday {post found here}...and let me tell you...was it ever a ball!!  It was the most decadent birthday party I've ever attended....truly!  The birthday girl made her own gown and it really knocked everyone's socks off.  Her guests were required to wear full length gowns and suits/tuxes...and everyone wore masks.  It was great!

When we first arrived {by chartered buses}, there was a horse-drawn carriage to greet us.  As we walked in, a photographer took our photo and a string quartet played in the background.  The food was amazing and just when we thought things were winding down, a new room {the barrel room, no less} opened into a beautifully designed room with a DJ set to play and a welcoming dance floor.  It was truly divine!  We felt super lucky to be a part of her celebration.  Here are some pictures from the big day!

First...here is what I wore:

{Dress by BGBG}

Look at those vineyards!

The venue from the courtyard side.

Horse-drawn carriage...don't mind if I do!

The beautiful birthday girl in her own dress...isn't she stunning?!

 The Barrel Room, when you first walk in.





 Still can't get over her dress!

 Mustache on a stick?!  I was in love!

Clearly!

The Girls...we had a great time

Lorian really set the bar high for 30th Birthday Parties...good thing I have a couple years to plan mine...right?!  :)

xo natasha

43 comments:

  1. Love it, love it!!! That looks like soooo much fun!!! and I lu u uvvvv your dress!

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  2. i love both of your dresses...beautiful! that looks like so much fun! let the countdown to 30 begin (or not) ;).

    www.natyouraveragegirl.com

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  3. WOW!!! This is incredible!!! What a bash, indeed :) And, YES! Her dress is incredible! You look gorgeous, too!!! Glad you had fun!

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  4. What a blast!! I want to go to a ball! You look stunning in your purple dress..and yes the birthday girls dress is pretty amazing as well!

    XO Lindsay

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  5. wow what a beautiful party! it looks like a wedding. the bday girl looks fantastic! i LOVE your dress too, what gorgeous colors. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  6. Holy smokes! Wow. That is quite the birthday bash. So gorgeous. Looks like a blast. loving the BCBG dress. You look stunning.

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  7. Oh my gosh how fun! Love your dress!
    xo
    Alexa
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  8. wow - you're all wearing such gorgeous & fun dresses! looks like a great party :)

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  9. omg! this looks like so much fun! love your dress. what a fun event to get dressed up for :)

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  10. what an adorable idea!! you all look amazing!

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  11. wow great dress natasha! the room and all the details look amazing, what a perfect way to celebrate one's 30 birthday!
    meg
    henninglove.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow!! Looks FANTASTIC!!!

    Im your new follower!

    AllGlamThings

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  13. Wow! That is insane! it looks like so much fun!

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  14. that party is amazing! looks so much fun and both of your dresses were gorgeous. I would love to do a party like that, but am intimidated about all that planning haha

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  15. What a fun event! It's rare to attend such an elaborate party, you are one lucky girl. You look gorgeous!

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  16. Wow, what a gorgeous party! I love the chandeliers hanging from the rafters. And you look stunning!

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  17. Masquerade balls are so much fun! But a masquerade ball 30th birthday party?! Even better!

    Belated happy birthday to your beautiful friend!

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  18. Holy crap that put my 30th birthday to shame. The vineyard is beautiful, love your dress, and the mustaches are hillarious. Put a few drinks in me and I wouldn't be able to set that stache down!

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  19. Love it! Beautiful dresses & masks!

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  20. You look stunning! What a perfect place for a ball!

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  21. That looks like such a fun time! I love your ensemble!!

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  22. Wowzers!! What a fantastic party. Your dress is gorgeous too.

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  23. Loving all the dresses! Yours is AWESOME. What a fun idea! Kinda jealous

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  24. Fun fun fun times! I adore your dress!

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  25. Holy guacamole! and crap! I just had my 30th and it wasn't *nearly* that amazing! (c: That is one insane party and it's always so much fun to get dressed up. You looked amazing, my dear! I love that it was a long but patterned dress...makes it all the more fun!

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  26. How fun! The birthday girl was stunning- and your dress was so great!

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  27. That sounds like Sooo much fun! The best party I ever attended was a wedding in Disneyland! Glass pumpkin, micky and Minnie, married in front of the castle, and ate dinner at 3 AM in front of it's a small world! I love memorable moments!
    www.moddybee.blogspot.com

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  28. LOVE your dres!
    LOVE your hair!
    LOVE this party....always wanted to go to one and this post just confirms it! So much fun!

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  29. OH my worddddd. This is amazing. FIrst of all, your dress is so pretty. Love the colors. Her dress was stunning, you're so right! This is my type of party. Those chandeliers were amazing, too. Wowza...how fun! (:

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  30. What a fun party! I'll have to remember that for when it's my 30th! Love your dress too!

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  31. So fun! And that setting is absolutely gorgeous!!! Wish Ilived in Cali : )

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  32. WOW! I love all of the outfits! That setting looks so gorgeous! My prom was a masquerade ball at a winery! It was lovely, can't believe that your friend had that dress though! So sparkly and royal!

    http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

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  33. Love your outfit!! You look stunning! How incredibly fun that must have been! I wish one of my friends would go all out like that for a party! Maybe I'll have to do the planning next time! ;)

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  34. Wow!! That looks like so much fun and I love your dress!!

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  35. That is one amazing party! You look gorgeous, Natasha! The "birthday girl" looked like a fairy princess...so beautiful. It looks like she had a wonderful birthday celebration. I'm also in love with those stunning chandeliers! What a fun evening.

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  36. How fun!!! You look gorgeous! And the mustaches - so funny. I can't believe the birthday girl made that dress - spectacular!

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  37. What fun!! And I can't believe the birthday girl made her own dress...so fantastic!

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  38. Oh my gosh what a blast!! You looks absolutely gorgeous!! xo

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  39. what a wonderful venue...! you look beautiful, love your dress:)
    Claudia xo

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  40. You look gorgeous girl! Love that dress! Looks like such a fun partay.

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