Melinda and Joseph’s 34th Wedding Anniversary


Melinda and Joseph have been inseparable for 34 years. Three of their children, Nachael, Alishea, and Ayesha chose not to wait for a milestone year to celebrate their wedding anniversary – they wanted to do it now!  They gave their parents an elegant surprise wedding anniversary dinner at the Aria Hall in Toledo, Ohio.

They called Par Excel Events with all of the details, and of course, we started the planning without hesitation. This event called for pure elegance! They chose ivory, black and gold, which definitely set the stage for an elegant event.

The tables were all draped with black linen, black chair covers and gold sashes. There were tall sophisticated centerpieces made with lots of cream roses with hints of gold leaves peeking out here and there and plenty of gold glitz everywhere.

The couple was expecting to attend a ‘Murder Mystery’ dinner. However, when the couple arrived, (Melinda made her entrance dancing her way into the hall) they were greeted to the shouts of guests saying, “Surprise – Happy Anniversary!” It took a few seconds for all of it to sink in before realizing what was really going on. They were shocked and totally surprised that something as big and lovely as their event could have happened without them finding out! The look on their faces was priceless!

Everything from the decor, to the awesomely beautiful dessert table and the food was ‘top-notch!’ Thanks to the help of loving family and friends, the two love birds, Melinda and Joseph, definitely had a wonderful time.

Thanks again, for choosing Par Excel Events for your event planning and decorating needs. It is always a pleasure creating beautiful events, because it is our passion!



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