To celebrate turning 30, Anna planned something a little more elaborate than the usual restaurant outing. She gathered her nearest and dearest to dine by candlelight in a gorgeous city garden venue where guests feasted on a custom-made gilded cake, lavender and honey-infused macarons and sipped on Blackberry Whiskey Smashes.

It was an amazing way to ring in a new decade for the photographer and birthday girl. Anna imagined a moody colour palette for her birthday bash that perfectly captured winter in California. Deep purples were used, anchoring some greys and dusty mauves highlighted with accents of gold.

‘It was wintry and elegant in a way that wasn’t too stark or organic,’ said Anna.RC_Birthdays_Annas30th_11RC_Birthdays_Annas30th_10RC_Birthdays_Annas30th_04.jpgRC_Birthdays_Annas30th_02.jpg RC_Birthdays_Annas30th_09.jpg RC_Birthdays_Annas30th_07.jpg RC_Birthdays_Annas30th_06.jpg RC_Birthdays_Annas30th_05.jpg Photography: Anna Wu Photography | Styling: Amanda O’Shannessy Creative | Florals: Natalie Bowen Designs | Location: San Francisco, California | Guest List: 15 guests | Calligraphy: Alley & Co. | Hire items: One True Love Vintage Rentals | Cake: Pretty Please Bakeshop | Catering: Pizzeria Delfina