#avenuisone // rooftop party inspiration

We're so excited to celebrate our first anniversary with a special rooftop Feature Party at the Des Moines Building this Thursday! In anticipation of the event, we thought it'd be fun to give you guys a peek at what inspired us for the party as well as a look at the amazing vendors involved.


1. lush

We're obsessed with greenery so using large, leafy plants as a focal point just felt right. We're grateful to have Boesen bringing in a variety of palms and other beauties that will be a great foundation for the party's atmosphere.



3. moody vibes

The moment we found this image we immediately knew what kind of music and atmosphere we wanted to create for our party. We soon met with DJ Rock Paper Scissors, who got his start as a DJ because he could never find parties with the kind of dancing music he liked. So, he took matters into his own hands. We're so glad he did. If you want a little sneak peek of what he'll be spinning on Thursday, check out this preview playlist he put together. Get on your dancing shoes, people.
photo by petra collins.

sören albaugh


2. modern

The clean feel of these seats had us at hello. We've been working with Unique Events to create a relaxed feel for the party with a variety of lounge furniture, and they have been amazing with all of our requests. We don't normally get excited about chairs and couches, but this past week we've been pretty ecstatic about what these guys are bringing to the party.



4. pretty

We loved the stark simplicity of this photo and thought it was a good reminder to keep the party pretty and simple. via studio diy.


photo vialiberty london


6. fragrant cocktails

Huge thanks to our friend Steph Ferguson for helping us create a refreshing cocktail with just the right amount of sweetness to serve on Thursday. Vodka, pink moscato, thyme simple syrup, club soda and a squeeze of lemon. YESS. inspiration photo via honestly yum.



5. sweets

We love both the look and taste of these old-fashioned favorites.


by matt sklivas


7. this girl

"Amazing" is just one word that comes to mind when looking at Alyssa Leicht's work, and we feel so lucky that she had a free night from her job as a touring concert photographer to shoot our party. Come say hello – this gal is crazy talented, a huge sweetheart, and will probably take the best photo of you ever. 



8. farm florals

When we first heard about PepperHarrow Farm, we basically stopped everything and gushed over their beautiful florals all afternoon. Jenn and Adam are so great to work with and we can't wait to show off their arrangements in just a few days!




We hope by now you're all inspired and ready for a lovely night out in Des Moines! Click here to rsvp and get all the details.