Third Place, Saint-Petersburg
20 YEARS OF LOVE XO
Dasha and Dima
Third Place, Saint-Petersburg
Dasha and Dima
20 years of love. 20 years of passion. 20 years since the first night. Many relationships begin with intimate closeness, and it is this point that serves as the starting point of this couple's story. Once condemned by society, it only fueled the passion and further intoxicated the lovers. UNMARRIED NIGHT - that's what we called the event, in an atmosphere of theatrically exaggerated sensuality and palace surrealism. Therefore, we held the event in the setting of palace corridors, full of anticipation of intimacy and forbidden temptations.
To make the guests feel comfortable and get to know each other before the quite revealing party, we organized a small pre-party. The guests met in St. Petersburg, relaxed after their arrival, and gathered on a terrace with views of the city's iconic landmarks, and then went on a boat trip along the famous canals of St. Petersburg with a view of the drawbridges.
At the appointed time, the guests arrived at the address, which was kept secret until the day of the event. None of the invitees could have guessed that by dialing an inconspicuous doorbell in modern and bustling St. Petersburg, they would enter the salons of the palace of St. Petersburg. The entrance to the immersive fantasy was marked by the mansion's doors and the butler's loud announcement for each guest: "The Marquis and Marquise Marconi have arrived!"
On the walls, we hung portraits of all the guests in lavish palace attire, created by artificial intelligence. Each invited guest encountered their alter ego from the passionate and curious 18th century and realized that they were not here by chance.
By the way, each guest took their portrait as a memento of this mysterious night.
In the welcome area, we also installed a screen disguised as a painting and broadcasted live from one of the mansion's rooms. All of this created the impression of a living painting featuring advertisements for an antique bed with the participation of guests and actors.
The immersion continued: the characters of the theatrical performance led the guests to the depths of the mysterious mansion, accompanied by intriguing music. Can you guess what happened next? We created an immersive show full of forbidden scenes. Our guests explored the rooms of the mansion, moving from one hall to another. There they encountered tarot card readings on a bed, where each card was about the guests themselves, a dance lesson where they could express their passionate feelings through movements, and much more.
How to convey the impressions of the most intimate moment of the couple, in whose honor the celebration was organized? With pomp and pride, of course. The climax of the evening was a passionate mystery in the name of love. Actors intertwined in an explicit choreography before the eyes of the guests, who were literally led by the hand to the scene, invited to become part of the story, and in the finale, another heroine of the evening appeared - Ida Galich.
Ida and Misha invited the guests to follow them, and everyone found themselves in the main hall of the mansion, which had been kept secret. "Oh my, how beautiful!" exclaimed everyone who entered. And we sincerely believe that it became the highlight of the evening.
After allowing the guests to relax and unwind after exploring the mansion, they were greeted with a game of lotto, consisting of significant dates and numbers from Dasha and Dima's lives, with the winner receiving the Kama Sutra. And the Prosseco show performers also entertained them with an improvisation based on the couple's story.
The dinner was provided by Salone pasta bar, with whom our team matched in meticulous attention to detail. Stunning dishes were served on vintage tableware collected from around the world. And all of this was done by incredible people, each of whom is a distinct and stylish character.
We will surprise you, but at this event, the dishes were served at the table - very European-style, with many beautifully arranged appetizers. We fell in love with this approach all over again and believe that this decision brought new life to the event.
Dasha and Dima have been together for 20 years, going through a lot and building a business together. They have their own social media blogs where they cultivate a tender and respectful attitude towards each other and their family. Dasha wrote a book and organized a private premiere at this event, gifting manuscripts to their friends. We hope that the book will be published soon and inspire as many couples as possible to have strong and tender relationships.
And a day before the event, we managed to sneak into the guests' beds... We filmed a movie together with Aram Voskanyan, where the guests were interviewed straight from their hotel rooms' beds. We discussed the most intimate thoughts about relationships, answered awkward questions, and laughed a lot. It was the perfect interview when you're lying in your pajamas and under the covers.
The entire mansion's hall turned into a cinema, where everyone watched this short film together. We got to know each other even better and had a laugh at the fantasies about Dasha and Dima's personal life.
At our events, the celebration doesn't end with the formal part. This time, after a sinfully delicious banquet, we moved the guests outside, to a location that was kept secret and became a surprise for them. We set up classic soft furniture right on the sand and placed bonfires in between to showcase the contrast between majestic decor and the coziness of the outdoors.
In this location, everyone was treated to a concert by Dima Malikov, DJ sets, and piano karaoke. It was pure hedonism!
Expressing gratitude to you is not easy at all! It was LEGENDARY! Seriously, this is the perfect wording in this case. We had quite an impossible task - to surpass BURNDAY, where the element of legend was at stake! The venue was already amazing, but it became absolutely FANTASTIC for the celebration! The decor itself was great, but the way you enhanced it with lighting was simply mind-blowing. Every detail of the sculptures came to life under the spotlights. The smoke added a touch of mystery. I wanted to capture every square meter of the estate in photos. Thank goodness I forget about my phone during celebrations. A special thanks for convincing us to trust the director. It turned out really cool! Sensual, ironic, and heartfelt at the same time - that's already a unique combination! From the very beginning, every guest knew for sure that they were expected! Everything was prepared specifically for their arrival. It was exactly what I wanted, and the execution was top-notch. The food. It is very rare for a restaurant to maintain the same level of service and food quality when they cater events, but there was simply nothing to complain about here. Even I, with a lack of appetite and the ability to eat during celebrations, enjoyed every dish and tried each one. Every bite was a mini-orgasm of flavors! Thank you for bringing me to dine at Salone pasta&bar. I know there were a million details that I didn't even find out about, but you handled them, protecting me from unnecessary worries. I truly appreciate that. Overall, the entire celebration was SPECTACULAR! You are amazing! We are amazing! I think we have set a new standard for festivities! Yes, modesty is not my strong suit, but we deserve it! And, as they say, that's what we needed! In conclusion, I think we even pleased Naryshkina in the afterlife!