Outdoor Dessert Party at Solaz Resort

Posted on December 12th, 2018 by Melissa Paul

Dessert Party Overlooking the Beach

In our role as Creative Director for the Engage Summits conference at the Solaz Resort in Cabo San Lucas, we designed several different events over many days. Like this cool Mexican folk art-inspired dessert party overlooking the beach! As we’ve mentioned in previous stories on the conference, our intention for all of the events for Engage! is to showcase Mexican art and design. The dessert party was our theatrical reimagining of Mexican Folk Art, and the tradition of altars constructed in homes, gardens, and cemeteries to welcome the spirits of loved ones. It’s a beautiful, loving tradition that celebrates life and family.

Making an Entrance

Our ofrenda or offering altar-inspired entrance into the dessert party was one of our favorite decorative elements conceptualized for the event! And, bonus, it doubled as a fabulous selfie station for all the guests to use throughout the evening! If you look closely at the “altar” structure, you’ll see a collection of sacred heart Milagros or folk charms, attached to the altar. This Sacred Heart charm, in particular, represents love, good health, and devotion. Truly a work of art, just another example of how talented Elena Damy and Mary Romero (our Interior Designer) are when they collaborate together and feel the inspiration!

Design Details

Candles, lanterns, and more candles secured the vision. As did fabric banners strung across the whole area, reminiscent of traditional Papel Picado. Add some modern woven rungs, seating areas, stylish pillows, and custom-designed wooden bars and you have a fantastic setting for a sweet celebration! Of course, sexy lighting, tasting cocktails, delicious desserts, flamethrowers, modern fairy dancers, groovy singers, and mystic makeup artists added more layers of wonder to the energy as well. All that and a cool silent disco too!

We couldn’t ask for a better offering for our fellow Engagees!

{Event Credits: Event: #Engage18; Location: @solazresortloscabos; Creative Director + Event Planning + Event Design + Florals & Decor: @elenadamy; Music & Entertainment: @elanartists; Event Branding + Gifting Design + Curation: @TPDDesignHouse; Lighting, backline and audio: @trilogy.produccion.cabo; Band Stage: @vvrproductionhouse; After-party Lighting + Audio www.encore-mx.com
Fireworks: www.cabofireworks.mx; Photographs: Banga Studios, Eric KelleyMatt Rice Photography; Love Life Images; Phillip Van Nostrand; and Rebecca Marie Photography}

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