I met a lovely pair of gentlemen outside a club in Berlin one night.
We strolled and chatted and I showed them my drawings from the night. Not long after, I got an email from one of them, T, who wished to hire me to draw at his husband A’s 60th birthday party.
The party was held at Lutter & Wegner seit 1811, a beautiful historic restaurant walking distance from our flat.
Lutter & Wegener seit 1811 is so cozy and gorgeous, a charming interior of dark wood and white linen. It was filled with flowers from the couple’s floral design business.
Sir Henry de Winter, seen above and below, performed vintage songs of the Berlin 1920s. Marvelous!!!!!
He is an absolute legend of Berlin! His website is here, instagram is here, you can hire him to sing at your event! (hopefully, soon, when there are events again.)
The party was 1920s themed and everyone wore fancy dress!
Everyone looked divine.
The couple brought their “daughter”, a sweet little dog.
You can bring a dog to most restaurants in Germany. Shocking to my US readers!
The pup snuck into several of the pictures!
The restaurant staff were incredibly kind and the food was delicious.
Here the staff gather at the end of the night.
As they knew my clients very well, the atmosphere was very friendly and great care was taken with everything.
Of course there was much drinking of fancy wine, and dancing!
But far more exciting to me, there was chocolate mousse cake!
I switched to brown Kraft paper at the end of the night.
this was about a year into my beginning to add color to my drawings!
I believe this child was wearing his grandfather’s antique silk topper.
Of course in Berlin tweens come to fancy parties and stay up very late having fun!
I had the most wonderful time, documenting this group of dear friends and this loving couple in such a beautiful setting. I believe times like this will come again, of course, though my own health has devolved enough that I may never draw all night like this again.
And so I am so grateful to my wonderful clients, who invited me into this dream of Berlin that night.
*drawings shared with their consent of course, I lost the scans for a while so it took me a long time to post them!
What great detailed, careful drawings of everyone. Looks like a very lovely party.