What better to way to mark a milestone than with a party?

The launch of Captured In Squares was in early 2017 and have since had the opportunity to work with some amazing businesses.  But the one thing we held off on the launch of a website. We wanted to focus on launching and building the business. Growing our portfolio was important before we could turn our attention to the website, however, and knew when we did we wanted to do it with a bang.

Captured In Squares Cake Topper
Cake Topper by Paper & Parties

Rewind a few months to our initial discussions around what we wanted for the website and how we wanted to launch it. Janette had an idea to not just launch the website but to turn it into a celebration. The concept of The Secret Dinner was born. What better way to do this than surrounded by some amazing locals, food, and wine.  The theme of the evening being ‘an evening to inspire’, we wanted to bring together a group of amazing ladies to share our experiences in business, challenges we’ve faced, and discuss how we could help each other work through them and achieve our upcoming goals.

The secret? Guests didn’t know who the host(s) were or where they’d be going, presented with a few clues leading up to the event as their only hints.  It was also a bit of a social experiment to see how trusting people were. Would you RSVP to a party where you had no idea who was hosting or where you were going?

The Best Surprise
Michelle from Pacific Coast DIY

Once the guests were invited we reached out to a variety of sponsors to help us bring our vision to life and settled on the style/ decor of the evening. Our vision was for each guest to feel comfortable and welcome while having the chance to network with other local women in business (with the added bonus of treating them to some swag and prizes thanks to some wonderful sponsors). We hoped each lady would walk away having had an evening of fun, feeling inspired and excited for the next goals on their list.

A Website launch For Royals
Beautiful Balloon Garland & Our Guests for the evening!

We revealed ourselves and our location to our guests as the hostesses a few days prior to the event.  The morning of the event, we let the rest of the world in on our secret and posted updates as everything came together. We were so excited for the evening and to launch the CIS website, now all we needed were guests to arrive!

As part of the celebration we live- streamed guests arrival and are excited to finally share how everything came together, including all the details that made the evening so special. The Secret Dinner unfolded exactly as we hoped it would and we couldn’t have asked for a better way to mark the launch of the CIS website then surrounded by great company and food (and wine!). See all the details and sponsor info below and welcome to the new Captured In Squares website!

Thank you to these sponsors for helping us bring together The Secret Dinner 2017. Who’s ready for next year?

#SecretDinner2017

Photos & Styling by Captured In Squares

Food & Refreshments

Appetizers: Caprese Skewers, Lemon & Garlic Chicken Skewers, & Prosciutto and Mint Wrapped Melon Skewers- Fork & Knife Catering | Facebook | Instagram

Selection of flatbreads: Fig & Brie, Parma, Classic, & Tomato Basil- Rocky Mountain Flatbread | Facebook | Instagram

Naked Cake- The Cake Mama | Facebook | Instagram

Wine- Evolve Cellars | Facebook | Instagram

Prosciutto & Mint Melon Wrapped Skewers
Appies by Fork & Knife Catering

 

Fig & Brie Flatbread
Flatbread by Rocky Mountain Flatbread
Naked Cake By The Cake Mama
Naked Cake By The Cake Mama
Wine From Evolve Cellars
Wine From Evolve Cellars

Decor

Balloon garland, gold striped plates, cake topper + gold words (on cutlery)- Paper + Parties | Facebook | Instagram

Florals & greenery garland (on table)- Budget Blooms | Facebook | Instagram

CIS photo prints (displayed on pallette)- Impressed App | Facebook | Instagram

Balloon Garland By Paper & Paries
Balloon Garland By Paper & Parties
Impressed App Photos
Impressed App Photos

 

Website launch dinner
A Beautiful Long table

Swag Bags + Prizes

Bags & tissue- Essential Packaging | Facebook | Instagram

Gift tags- A Paper Life | Facebook | Instagram

Gift Bags By Essential Packaging!
Gift Bags By Essential Packaging!

Prizes

$30 Gift card- The Handpicked Home | Facebook | Instagram

$100 e- gift card- Kristina Benson Art | Facebook | Instagram

$50 candle gift pack- Canvas Candle Co | Facebook | Instagram

Floral bouquet- Budget Blooms | Facebook | Instagram

Gourmet marshmallows- Marsh&Mallow | Facebook | Instagram

Swag

$10 coupon codes- Kristina Benson Art | Facebook | Instagram

Set of free photo prints- Impressed App | Facebook | Instagram

Mini white dream catchers- Shop Ava to Zoe | Facebook | Instagram

Individual gourmet marshmallows- Marsh&Mallow | Facebook | Instagram

 

2" Mini White Dream Catchers
2″ Mini White Dream Catchers by Shop Ava to Zoe

Secret Invitations
Invites by A Little Love Creative!