THE PARTY Event planning and design company IDA ROSE launched onto the scene in true party-planner style. Guests were treated to a fabulous soiree at Fathom Gallery, where vendors offering everything from towering dessert displays, custom floral arrangements, furniture and photobooths could show off their swag. Heirloom Catering provided delectable hors d’oeurvres like Korean BBQ mini tacos and Italian shrimp and grits, while Buttercream Bakeshop dished up sweet bites of this season’s hottest dessert trend—marble. Everything from a three tier lemon-raspberry cake to bite size Oreo gems were beautifully marbled in shades of black, white and gold, the party’s color scheme.
THE PEOPLE Influencers from around the city came out to celebrate IDA ROSE. In addition to the best in entertainment and industry vendors, bloggers and business owners scoped out the trends of the season.
BEST IN SHOW Pretty in Pink! Lotus Production set the mood with soft pink uplighting, a perfect complement to Sweet Root Village’s vibrant fuchsia bouquets, arches and adornments. Even the drinks, provided by Stir DC, were a beautiful rosy hue. Guests could choose between the IDA ROSE Negroni and Granada Blanco, while buckets full of rosé kept the party going in true summer style. At the end of the night, guests snagged swag bags filled with gold foil map prints from Minted, custom Buttercream Bakeshop cookies and Breather gift cards.
Photography by Laura Metzler