Ornellas 50th Surprise Anniversary Soirée

There is nothing sweeter than being married to your partner for 50 years and having a surprise party for this big milestone is something no one will forget! Especially when it was planned by your own children. Ryan and his sister had done just that for their parents and you can just see how much they love their parents. We have worked with Ryan and his family in the past, planning his twins Hawaiian themed first birthday back in 2014 and we were so excited to be working with their family again. Rod and Gylene were about to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary and Ryan wanted it to be very special. Rod and Gylene were aware that their kids were planning a party but they didn’t know they were going to renew their vows at the same church they had wedded 50 years ago. All of their family and close friends were awaiting for their arrival and Gylene’s expression was priceless!

After the vow renewal, everyone headed to The Foundation Center to celebrate this big milestone! Chloe+Mint provided the gorgeous flowers and Hawaiian Luau fed all the guests delicious Hawaiian food. But one of the highlights of the evening was the incredible performance by Moana Nui. The guests got to leave a little present for Rod and Gylene at the polaroid station and each guest got to enjoy a delicious slice of paradise delight cake, provided by King’s Hawaiian. We also ordered custom party favors with the couples photo on minted tins so each guest could remember this special evening. Everyone just had a great time celebrating Rod and Gylene and their 50 years of love! Thanks to Grace Yellow, we can relive some of our favorite moments!

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