A flawless party
with lots of pretty fragrant white roses
New York City
Inspired by the grandness of Versailles, you first climb a grand spiral staircase made of Hauteville marble. The ceiling over the stairwell is home to a painted mural by French Artist Hector d'Espouy and a Tiffany stained-glass skylight. The ballroom walls are made of Campan vert marble and detailed ceiling depicting floral arrangements and similar accoutrements. The original painting of an Italian garden by Bonanno hangs high on the wall. Unlike the other areas of the home, which were modeled after more traditional English and European styles, the ballroom was shaped from the ornate Galeries des Glaces of Versailles with elaborate twelve foot high doors encased with mirrors and surrounding the ballroom. Check out the Burden Mansion website for more information and historic mentions about this unique space, one of New York City's largest residential homes from the early 1900s.
in the throes of making the hand tied arrangement,
Amy (ABCDDESIGNS) and I
worked all day...
finished up our work on the eve of the gala with a toast -
sharing a delicious bottle of
Paul (Pol) Roger champagne
Thank You Amy for introducing me to this bubbly!
After the installation of the pretty tables,
gold ballroom chairs, green shimmery tablecloths, the menu cards, and the
hand tied vedella roses and greenery,
the ballroom was set and ready for the 120 guests to arrive
Chef David Burke's
crew set up in an adjoining room
under a coffered ceiling
they plated the delectible food...
the quiet before the storm...
The Perfection Menu was divine
check out this ornate ceiling
guests left with arrangements in hand to take home
and enjoy for the rest of the weekend...
|Baklava from Astoria|
Stop back next week for a detailed look
at organizing a Greek Dinner Party
complete with recipes,
a trek to Astoria, Queens
for inspiration and a fun gathering of friends!