You only turn 30 once, so why not make it a night to remember? Better yet why not make it a surprise?

Johnny’s wife, Venessa, wanted to make an extra special night for his 30th birthday, so a surprise party was a must.

She tasked the team at Bertie Does with creating his surprise 30th birthday. And with this bold and sophisticated event, it’s safe to say they delivered a night guests won’t be forgetting any time soon.

The Styling

Pulling inspiration from Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’, the Bertie Does team, pulled together a sophisticated lounge for the backdrop of this surprise 30th birthday.

The colour palette reflected the vibes excluding from the rustic warehouse space. The blacks, golds and mustards worked to tie the rustic space together with sophisticated and masculine edge of the event.

The team used a range of blooms to incorporate a subtle touch of earthy tones to break up the bold and create a slightly softer yet equally impactful visual experience.

Featured amongst an epic display of foil ribbons and a drop light pendant, the blooms once again broke up the bold statement to help create a ceiling installation that would draw the eye.

But what stole the show were the luxurious gold wings suspended to look as like they were floating. Not just a harmonious companion to the décor, but also the photo backdrop of choice by guests.

The Menu

A highlight of the night came in a delectable form, with a food and drinks menu full of delicious food and an abundant selection of beverages.

First on the menu for the night was a grazing table, starting guests off on the night’s food journey. Canapes followed before the main course of pasta, with guests being treated to a live cooking display before digging in.

In true tribute to the guest of honour, a cake decorated with all of Johnny’s favourite things wrapped up the food menu for the night.

To quench the guest’s thirst, there was no shortage of drinks on offer at the bar. The staples of beer and wine were accompanied by some of Johnny’s favourite drinks, ensuring every guest had a selection to choose from throughout the night.

The Entertainment

In true Baz Luhrmann inspired style, you can’t recreate a lounge for a party without the music to match.

A DJ provided the music for most of the night, keeping the party going from beginning to end, and giving guests a soundtrack to match the night.

But what would a surprise party be without a hidden twist? Not just for the guest of honour, but for everyone in attendance.

A surprise performance by saxophonist, Mark Turner, provided the twist needed to spice up this sophisticated night and treated the guest of honour and his guests to a little something unexpected.

Have a peruse of this sophisticated night below.

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Photographer: Ridhwaan Moola | Event Planning + Styling: Bertie Does | Lighting: Festoon Lighting Perth | Floral Styling: Natural Art | Hire Items: M Events HireHire SocietyMaisey CollectionsEvent Artillery | Venue: Perth City Farm (The Art Room) | Catering: Birraz | Drinks: Essential Bar Hire | Signage: Paper Fusion | Entertainment: House of a DJ | Cake: My Petite Sweets