Roberto Says Hello to Retirement

On the Evening of April 26th, 2008 Roberto celebrated 30 wonderful years with the FBI. Together with his family, friends, and colleagues, he enjoyed a cocktail reception by the water in celebration of all his hard work and years with the Bureau. Roberto called me three weeks prior to his event an wanted to me plan very detail from start to finish. It was a challenge, but after hearing his expectations and visions on how the evening would be, I quickly got to work. As soon as his guests drove into The Wave in Hollywood Beach, they were greeted by valet and a private attendant greeting them at the door. Upon entering to the Piano Room, the decor was simply chic giving the event the sense of comfy and elegant. The cocktail tables wee various heights dressed with soft blue shantung silk linens and enhanced with mahogany chiavari stools and chairs with deep espresso cushions. (I really like using dark brown cushions with mahogany chairs; it makes the chairs look more like furniture). Each centerpiece was distinct from the next. The florist incorporated soft and medium shades of flue stock and hydrangeas and incorporated dark brown leaves to give them a chic look. To enhance the décor on each table, we added candles for ambiance and elegance. At the left hand side of the room, we set up an “L” shaped bar where guests were served an unlimited variety of specialty drinks made to order. The caterer prepared delicious cocktails throughout the night. As the night got later, the food got heavier until an hour before the set to end. They then started to pass gourmet mini desserts and “cafesito cubano”. The food was beyond delicious and the presentation was phenomenal. Roberto and his guests were beyond pleased and that makes me more than happy. Roberto, thank you for letting me and my team create the perfect event as you bid a due to your career and hello to enjoying your “beach time”. =)

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