...Summer!" (forever, if you're lucky!) Graduation season is upon us, and Class of 2016 party décor is everywhere. While new grads are just beginning their careers, we recently celebrated the closing of a storied career. The Exquisitely Dunn team had the pleasure of planning a retirement party for a Superintendent who had given her school district 38
years of service. 38 YEARS! Now school is officially out for summer. The first step of her Retirement Plan – treat everyday like SUMMER! J Exquisitely Dunn Creative Director, Kayla, built upon a school-themed event with an upscale twist. The invitation set included a report card invitation and an attendance report response card. All items were placed inside a glitzy permanent record file folder. Upon arrival, guests had an up close view of the honoree’s desk and were asked to leave congratulatory notes on the adjacent locker. On the head table, unique décor elements included a dictionary pages table runner, gold desk lamps, hydrangea-filled card catalog drawers, and blooming gold and white decorative books. The surrounding tables were adorned with vintage books, flask and beaker vases, school-themed book art and memorabilia for the Jock, Cheerleader, Band, Class Clown, Drama Club, Math, Science, and Art tables. Chalkboard art hung as a backdrop to the program. The pièce de résistance was the dessert station where a beautiful tiered cake by Edible Moments sat atop a vintage library card catalog filled with gourmet chocolates! This was the Valedictorian of Retirement Parties.
Exquisitely Dunn by Kayla Marie
Exquisitely Dunn was officially established in 2007, but its story begins many years prior. Our founder and creative director, Kayla Marie Dunn, has been crafting memorable events since childhood. She quickly realized her knack for dreaming big and transforming vision into reality. This, coupled with her impeccable style, allows us to create classic, elegant events to suit any client’s taste. The hummingbird embodies our philosophy at Exquisitely Dunn. It is delicate, yet surprisingly strong; it is versatile, efficient, swift, and graceful. Understated yet bold, the hummingbird provides joy, brightness, and love. This is the unique spirit Exquisitely Dunn brings to every event.