Guest Contributor: Kim Robles
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Andressa Bertaioli, of allie + andie, is one of the most generous, kind souls I’ve ever met. This was the first time we worked together – it was her own birthday party. Andressa’s mission in life is to create beauty. She does it flawlessly through her styling, floral design & event planning business, allie + andie. But the true testament to Andie’s character is that she creates beauty, for everyone around her, in the everyday. This was by far one of the most amazing birthday parties I have ever had the pleasure of attending.
She styled every detail in a very specific, meaningful way. I designed bespoke invitations and addressed them to each guest.
She began the fete by passing out servings of her homemade croquembouche with sparkling french lemonade.
She taught her guests the rules of croquet and played a few rounds.
The evening ended, not simply with Andressa opening presents, but rather with her reading a scripture and poem, and passing out a gift to each guest. She gifted a beautiful candle to every girl and gave them the opportunity to make their own wish or prayer.