Haute Tea with E 2012 was very well attended and turned out to be better than we even imagined! Eddie Zaratsian’s annual tea party took place at the beautiful Restoration Hardware European Garden and Gallery on Beverly Boulevard and this year’s tea party was a little less English and a little more LA; a fashionable cocktail party featuring a signature drink by Divine Catering called the Tea Time Tini. It was delicious and so were the passed appetizers!
Guests were treated to a complimentary valet at the garden gates and had their photo taken by Kris Kan (Photos to come…stay tuned to the blog!) We were able to spend some quality time with many of our friends in the special event industry in the incredible setting of the garden and gallery. Eddie’s florals were, as always, completely innovative and gorgeous. (We’ve learned not to expect anything less than fabulous from Mr. Zaratsian).
Lonnie Thompson of Images by Lighting illuminated the garden and turned it into something so magical! The famous Raymond Thompson of Images by Lighting showed up as well! What a treat! Speaking of treats…Rafi’s Pastries really raised the bar with exquisitely beautiful and unforgettable pastries that looked too good to eat. (But we did anyway and we’re SO glad we did.)
Guests were entertained by Brandi Smith & Jason Foster of The Society Band and MixOne Sound; and the parting gifts by Jo Malone and Azature Chocolates were the talk of the town on Wednesday! We can’t thank all of the vendors enough for making Tea with E the best one yet! Stay tuned to the blog for more Tea with E photos by Marianne Lozano and Kris Kan, coming soon!
Host: Eddie Zaratsian
Host: Restoration Hardware
Coordination and Host: Rayce PR and Marketing
Lighting: Lonnie Thompson, Images by Lighting
Entertainment: Brandi Smith & Jason Foster of The Society Band
Sound: Spenser Bishop of MixOne Sound
Photography: Marianne Lozano
Photography (Arrivals): Kris Kan
Catering: Divine Catering
Tea Time Tini’s: Divine Catering
Videography: Cean One Films
Pastries: Rafi’s Pastries
Invitations and Paper Goods: Copper Willow Paper Studio
Linens: Wildflower Linen
Gray Carpet Arrivals and Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Gifts: Jo Malone
Gifts: Azature Chocolates