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challenge | a night of glitzy gold


A night of glitzy gold, styled by Cyd, editor of one of my favorite party sites The Sweetest Occasion. I had a chance to spend time with Cyd in Utah last month and just adored her passion for blogging and her drive as a stylist, you can check out her fabulous portfolio here.

A night of glitzy gold, a sleek party scene that would be perfect for Valentine’s day, an anniversary dinner, or as fresh look for a sweetheart table. There is so much beautiful interest in Cyd’s design. She mixed the reflectivity of the gold paper with simple textural white linens, sculptural white vases and simple white tableware creating a gorgeous party look. Isn’t that cake fun!?! I just adore how the simple, handmade details stand out against this design contrast to make a table fresh and modern.

White and gold take center stage, with bright pops of color from vibrant red anemones and a few raspberries tossed in with the champagne. The overall look is sleek, modern and a touch glitzy without a lot of fuss.

A pretty gold paper wall instillation served as the backdrop for this glamorous affair. An easy project to create by cutting and hanging wrapping paper in vertical rows from above. When a few extra pieces are left lying about, it instantly makes a sweet way for your guests to write a few congratulatory notes of love.

Check back later today for Cyd’s DIY project to create cupcake liner flowers. Plus you have 48 hours to add a comment if you’d like this celebration design to win!

Photos taken for Cyd by Megan Dailor



  1. i love the use of the cupcake holders as decor. the gold and white is such a clean pallet that looks elegant but not too fussy — as in i could easily do this in my home and have it not look out of place. great photos, thanks for sharing!!

  2. I’m obsessed with the gold. Everything looks so good together. Awesome job. Teach me how you do it! Looks amazing

  3. CYD! Everything you do is so gorgeous and clever! Im a HUGE fan of anything gold so I obviously love love love this…I have lots to learn :)