Our 1st Company Year-End Party 2014

Welcome to Modern Romance's first company year-end party! We were SO excited to have our own first year-end company party. It was meant to be a Christmas party but James and Lilly were going to be out of town so we decided to have it earlier. I had so much fun planning this, buying the prizes, printing the little things, and checking out the venues and I have to say, event planning is fun but could be a little stressful, too (hey, we're a photo + video studio after-all ha ha!). But seeing all the details coming together feels amazing. I love our #morofamily <3

We have our own hashtag #moroparty2014 Let's get social!

We also had dress code - "anything but black!". For those that know us, we ALWAYS wear all black (from shirt, to pants, all the way to shoes and socks). So of course for the first time being together at once, we did not want anyone to wear black. Don't you love dress codes. :P

Thanks to Andy and Gary setting up our "Red Carpet Entrance Without the Carpet" hehe

Cedric here prepping for the behind the scene photos and all the weddings we have done in the past years. 

Seating arrangement was fun, although I totally looked quite angry here... (?)

Party with wine and prizes!

Minimal decor all day! A little Christmas touch but not crazy. (thanks to Steph from Balconi Floral for the flowers I got at the workshop just the night before! xoxo)!

Woohoo, all the minions and their plus ones started to arrive, walking through that "red carpet but no carpet" little entrance.

What is a party without an ice breaker? Knowing all the group games from my summer camps days made it tough because many of the games were definitely too "cute" to play with a bunch of adults! I decided to go for something simpler and slightly awkward - Death by Shaking (or some called "Murderer"). 

First victim!

First victim!

second victim, perfect acting!! Love it!

second victim, perfect acting!! Love it!

This Australian Riesling wine was so yummy!

This Australian Riesling wine was so yummy!

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There was ice breaker then self introduction. Always fun for awkward times.. :P

What a sweet couple <3

What a sweet couple <3

well, ain't a couple here :P Tony is talking to Christian's girl friend while Vincent and Christian having a great chat here. One of my fav candid shots of the night.

well, ain't a couple here :P Tony is talking to Christian's girl friend while Vincent and Christian having a great chat here. One of my fav candid shots of the night.

Beef carpaccio. I heard this was really delicicous

Beef carpaccio. I heard this was really delicicous

Seafood Chowder, this was yummy too.

Seafood Chowder, this was yummy too.

Guess what we were looking at ...? BTS and more BTS!

I had prepared a little surprise for the minions :D I wanted to recognize the hard working teammates and add a little humor to something that they could take home with. So I thought, hey why not a little award? Each award certificate has something funny with their title and what they are good at (or not good at) and we will keep those as secrets :P

And... of course we had prize draw! I was so excited to do this, always fun to see people's reactions to what they get :P

I loved the name tags with their titles plus a little humor.

I loved the name tags with their titles plus a little humor.

Chocolate for chocolate lover Andy

Chocolate for chocolate lover Andy

USB drive for practical Tony

USB drive for practical Tony

Gary got the candle set, perfect for his sister :P

Gary got the candle set, perfect for his sister :P

Shanna got chocolate too!

Shanna got chocolate too!

gift basket with sweets

gift basket with sweets

Cedric with tea set

Cedric with tea set

And of course our traditional group photo session!!!

Lucky dude got 2 prizes

Lucky dude got 2 prizes

USB drive for Christian!

USB drive for Christian!

Chocolate for Joyce!

Chocolate for Joyce!

Grand Prize goes to Lilly! External Hard drive

Grand Prize goes to Lilly! External Hard drive

Second prize on top of the movie tickets!

Second prize on top of the movie tickets!

Big group photo <3

Big group photo <3

Kind of funny to sit down like the seniors that sit in the front for family photos... :P

Kind of funny to sit down like the seniors that sit in the front for family photos... :P

The ladies

The ladies

The gentlemen

The gentlemen

The Video Team

The Video Team

The Photo Team

The Photo Team

The award winners hahaha :D

The award winners hahaha :D

The newest minions

The newest minions

The founders of Modern Romance

The founders of Modern Romance


See all the photos here - Photo Slideshow =)


Thanks to Edward L. for being our photographer of the night. It was definitely fun to hire another photographer to photograph a bunch of photographers and videographers. :D