Laisha’s intimate 35th Great Gatsby inspired birthday celebration was held on a Sunday evening at The DL Loft in Chicago. The event planner Nicole Marie Events chose this location because it was a perfectly curated event studio that simply needed personal detailed touches. It gave you the intimate feeling of being at someones home, like parties that were thrown in the 1920’s. The vision was to create an environment that felt uniquely inspired by The Great Gatsby, with a touch of innocence and femininity. The event planner wanted to create an environment that would reflect a comfort, upscale, casual day-party, which also incorporated shades of off-white and muted tones of gold.

The birthday girl wanted to feel regal, that is what inspired her Suzette Opara gown, which was handmade by Suzette Opara of 828 Collection, with the design process starting 7 months prior to the event!

The birthday girl’s advice to other women planning their birthday party: “Have fun!! Plan for what appeases the heart and what makes you smile. I’ve always had a thing for ‘The Great Gatsby’, from the decor to the costumes….I’ve always been a die-hard fan. What better way to celebrate a milestone birthday? I loved every moment of it.”

Check out the amazing photography captured from this beautifully planned party by Miss Motley Photography !




Vendor Collaboration

Photographer:  Miss Motley Photography//Dress Designer:828 Collection//Cake Designer: Cake Life Chicago//Shoes: Christian Louboutin//Ring Designer:David Yurman//Invitation Designer: Designed with Amore//DJ:DJ Charles Protégé//Location:DL Loft//Event Planner:Nicole Marie Events//Hair Stylist: Oluchi Zelda//Jewelry: Rolex//Makeup Artist:Tinaya Weems//

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