"Graduation party, on a rooftop, in the big apple – tell us more!
Pearl & Pear Curated Supplier, Dani Pittorino is a talented event planner with an eye for detail. First of all, she’s not shy of experience with overseas events – and this one was certainly something special. The brief was open to creativity, with the only instructions, from the NYU soon-to-be graduate, being rustic, garden, fun and bright! With a venue like the Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm, inspiration for this intimate graduation party were endless. Dani quotes that it was “an absolute pleasure to organise”.
Upon arrival, bushels of carrots sat side by side inviting guests up to the rooftop. It was not an entry to rush! With photo opportunities in front of the spectacular skyline views of Manhattan it was breathtaking. The guest of honour’s favourite cocktail, an ice-cold Margarita, greeted guests at the party. Alongside this was served delicious Fig & Pig Catering canapés. Once the sun had set, guests found their seats, enjoying a relaxed family style menu. The banquet included Beet and fennel salad, Vegetable risotto, Grilled skirt steak, Roasted market fish alongside fresh spring greens and crispy potatoes.
A single table decorated with rustic potted herbs, tomatoes, artichokes and lemons sat 36 guests in one long row. This creates a relaxed, fun atmosphere for such a close-to-heart celebration. Also, the most beautiful table decor, incorporating the theme perfectly! To add extra detail, gorgeous stationary by Emily Robertson included place cards and menus. As well as guests receiving a personalised NYU themed diploma. A personal favourite of Dani’s was the “Masters in Expensive Taste” – we like that one too! Dani continues to describe the highlight of the evening being “a very heavy surprise gift from all the guests to the guest of honour. A 40kg/90lbs Parmesan cheese wheel… this was lifted nearby the dessert buffet to accompany the mouth-watering chocolate cake, pots of Eton mess, and an enormous fruit and cheese board”. In conclusion, guests relaxed in the rustic lounge, alongside dancing and celebrating until the early hours. Consequently a party very well-earned by the client, and executed to perfection by Dani.
Check out Dani’s Pearl & Pear profile here."