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Super Sweet Fifteen | Orlando Quince

Super “Sweet 15″ (Quince) celebration planned and produced by A Flair for Affairs and Encore Creations.


A Flair for Affairs and Encore Creations

A fashion forward quinceanera designed to captivate the attention and imagination of the young adults as well as the young at heart!  “CLAUDIA” represents another signature event created by the awarding winning team: Eddie Diaz, CSEP and Elisa Delgardio, CSEP.


I’m not even sure where to begin, except to say that we are so proud of this Orlando Quince event! It was both a thrill and a joy to plan! Our Clients were wonderful & gracious people; Eddie and I had a ball working with them! From the invitations to the gelato flavors, everything about this event was fierce – and custom tailored to our super chic fashionista, Claudia. ~ Elisa


Images featured are courtesy of errol colon photography
mini dress forms centerpieces

The inspiration for this Quince event was fashion – so we designed a chic room that featured double runways and two stages. Fuchsia was the key color, so the palette included shades of pink, black and white.

Quince Reception: Fashion theme
Pink Birthday cake for Quince
Quince cake table - pink sparkle
Ballroom reception for quince - sweet 15

We threw in lots of sparkle, and accented the room decor with gobos and wall washes. The client’s monogram was a play on the Channel logo.

Lady Gaga performer with dancers

Lady Gaga: The ultimate fashionista! Our high-energy performer was instrumental in setting the mood for the evening and introducing the birthday girl. Later in the evening, the performers danced with the guests and posed for photos.

Quince details - gelato cartcirque style performer - live entertainment

Private Residence | New Years Eve + Wedding

Photos from an intimate New Year’s Eve Wedding celebration – December 2011

Photos courtesy of Errol Colon
Private residence wedding and party by A Flair for Affairs

I can’t tell you how excited I was to receive a call about a New Year’s Eve wedding! Especially upon hearing this couple’s unique love story and the special circumstances of their nuptials (and I will honor my promise to respect their privacy). I worked with them to bring together all the elements of an exceptionally memorable New Years Eve wedding.

Elegant poolside reception by A Flair for Affairs

New Years Eve wedding cake and floral bouquet with pewter ribbon

The couple exchanged vows in the grand entrance hall of their home with their closest family and friends in attendance. Following the ceremony, guests toasted the couple with Dom Perignon. A custom menu of mostly vegetarian hors d’oeuvres and small plates were passed by Puff n Stuff, and guests ate, mingled, and danced until the New Years Eve countdown began.
outdoor patio wedding reception by A Flair for Affairs | errol colon photography

Pool patio decor lighting for house party

New Years Eve fireworks over lake

The weather could not have been more perfect for such a grand fête! Guests were led out onto the client’s private dock to view the fireworks over the lake. They cheered and sipped champagne and asked if they could do it all again next year… (Exactly what we like to hear!)

Photography | Errol Colon Photographers
Catering | Puff n’ Stuff
Floral | Raining Roses
DJ Music | Junction 88
Cake | The Sugar Suite

Heaven Event Center | VIP White Party

Winter White Party - A Flair for Affairs

We had a blast planning this “wintery” White Party event! The Heaven Event Center was the perfect location for this chic and sexy affair and the guests partied late into the night.

Winter White Party - A Flair for Affairs
It was an interesting challenge to balance a club look with a holiday look. The client asked for a cool, wintery feel; at the same time, we were designing a full-blown night club experience. I feel we did well with the array of linen selections from Kirby – white fur, prismatic, spandex and “dazzle”. We used both crystal and silver colored chiavaris from A Chair Affair for the seating, in addition to the white furniture and glow cubes.

Decor by A Flair for Affairs

Winter White Party

Winter White Party

Dancers performed throughout the evening – in themed costumes, of course!

White Party

White Party Event - A Flair for AffairsWhite Party - A Flair for Affairs

White Party - A Flair for Affairs

… And a good time was had by all thanks to these featured professionals:

Photography + Step & Repeat | Errol Colon Photographers
Catering | Casa Del-Dio
Kirby Rentals
A Chair Affair
Libations | BarFly Bar Catering
DJ | James “JB” Balcer

White Party Toast

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01 2012

Chocolate! Fun to make, perfect to give, a joy to receive!

Elisa, the Countess of Confectionery

Elisa, the Countess of Confectionery?

Today I was a kid in a candy shop – literally!

In honor of Valentine’s Day we visited Farris and Foster’s Famous Chocolate Factory in Orlando. Holy peanut-butter cups! – if you love chocolate this is the place to be!

While I could go on and on about our chocolate factory adventure, and how much fun we had, and how delicious everything was, I won’t (because you’ll be jealous!). {wink}

Instead, I’ll tell you about what a great event venue it is for parties. I mean, who wouldn’t want to come to a ‘make your own chocolate’ party? And the team at Farris and Foster’s is ready to accommodate groups of up to 36. Children’s parties, Girls Night Out, Date Night, Bridal Showers and Teambuilding events are so much sweeter when chocolate is involved!

On the other hand, if you’re just looking for Orlando’s finest handmade chocolates, Farris and Foster’s is known as ‘your neighborhood confectioner’. Almost all of their candies are made fresh daily right in their shop and some of the recipes go back generations! Stop in anytime you’re craving a sweet treat or in search of a memorable gift (except Sundays).

Something for everyone!

Something for everyone!

Fresh chocolate covered strawberries

Fresh chocolate strawberries

Farris and Fosters’ gift shop has something for everyone and every occasion – from holiday novelties, to boxes of assorted chocolates, to gift baskets!




They also make scrumptious truffles which are ideal as favors for parties and receptions. And please don’t forget to try the fresh dipped strawberries!

Foster, Farris and Fosters

Foster, Farris and Fosters

Owner Foster Lanenga holding today’s Orlando Sentinel, where his picture appeared on the front page.

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