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Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria

What's fun and fabulous and filled with all kinds of girly goodness? Say hello to this darling and oh so sweet, 'Gal-entine's Day' themed party photographed by Laura Foote.

Because, um? Have you heard about the sweet spinoff idea for the holiday more traditionally known for celebrating love and romance? Well, let me clue ya in, m'dears! Sound like a plan?

You see, 'Gal-entine's Day' is all about celebrating all of those fabulous friendships of yours! You know your partners in crime? Your best gals? The ladies you love? The ones who have your back and vice versa? You know who I'm talking about!

So without further ado, let's take a look at what Amber Veatch Designs dreamt up for us! Because, I don't know about you, but I can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon than with great friends, good food Oh, and I did I mention sangria?

 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
From the designer, "We wanted to change up the typical Valentine's day color story by adding in tangerine, green and gold accents."
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
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 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
The vision for this soirée was for it to be fun, fresh, and elegant.
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
The gals sipped on sparkling grapefruit and orange sangria...
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
...and the most delicious looking sweet display I ever did see...
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
You can create this same look for your girlfriends by picking up a few of your favorite treats from your local bakery and presenting them on white trays. 
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
More from the designer, "I almost always use the same neutral serving pieces for all of my parties. I bring in the theme and color of the party in the details like, flowers, napkins, utensils and fresh fruit."
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
"...I like to make simple mixed drinks for my guests ahead of time and place them in glass canisters."
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
So much to love about this lil' cake!
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
And what's not to love about this darling color blocked outfit?
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events  Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
Nope, no boys allowed at this party! 
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
Oh, and don't forget a fun favor! these "love ya!" mailboxes full of girly goodies were perfect because they doubled as gifts and table decor.
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
And how cute is this? Love the idea of gifting polish in an of pretty pinks...
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
Such a beautiful mix of color and texture!
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
More from the team, "drinks like infused water or the sangria we created for this party are a great focal point for the food table and a beautiful way to conveniently serve your guests."
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events  Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
And who could resist these darling heart shaped balloons?
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events  Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
It's the ultimate girl’s party with floral design by Laura Helm of Ashton Events
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
And these place settings? Be still my heart!
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events  Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
Love these fun shots with these macarons by Chocolate Pi!
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events  Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
And of course a party isn't quite complete without a few group shots!
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
Happy Gal-entine's Day, girls!
 Galentine's Day Gala with Tangerine Sangria, Captured by Laura Foote Photography, Styling by Amber Veatch Designs, Florals by Ashton Events
Such a colorful day filled with love, and laughter, and all of the stuff that really matters!
Oh, and here's the recipe for the sangria they sipped! Looks delish!

Sparkling Grapefruit and Orange Sangria

+ 1 750ml bottle of rosé wine
+ 1 1/2 cups fresh grapefruit juice 
+ 3/4 cups tonic water or club soda 
+ 1 cup vodka 
+ 1/2 cup raw honey 
+ Orange slices (for garnish)

So what are you waiting for? Grab your favorite gals, get dolled up, and start the celebration! Oh, and don't forget the sangria!

Photography: Laura Foote // Design, Styling, Hand Lettered Signs: Amber Veatch Designs // Florals: Laura Helm, Ashton Events // Hair and Makeup: Emily Gore, Makeup by Emily Ann // Venue: The Regent // Cake and Macarons: Chocolate Pi // Linens and Chairs: Kate Ryan Linens // Gold flatware, Chargers, Goblets, Serving Platters: Set Event Rentals // Sangria Recipe: Nichole Crews, Casa de Crews

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Chrissy Arpie Ott is the founder of The Perfect Palette. Since its launch in 2008, The Perfect Palette has been the go-to color resource for couples who dream of a unique, creative and colorful wedding day.

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