I don’t generally plan or design parties for myself, because my idea of the perfect birthday (considering the career I’ve chosen and often-crazy schedule I have) involves a day off my feet!! However, last year felt different. It seemed like a good year to plan one extra event , this one for my nearest and dearest. Truthfully, it had nothing to do with celebrating me and everything to do with the fact that many of my friends including my twin brother haven’t actually attended one of the events I’m hired to design. So, I made my birthday an excuse to bring 24 of my closest together for a night under the clouds. My team at Melissa Andre events has now become very recognized for this style and some of the lovely little details I spend my life fussing over.