A Great Party

Written by Bryan Rafanelli | Foreword by Chelsea Clinton

About The Book

In his debut book, acclaimed event designer Bryan Rafanelli shares his secrets for creating unforgettable parties.

Voted one of the best wedding planners in the world by Vogue, Bryan Rafanelli has designed and produced some of the nation’s most exclusive and high-profile events, including many for President Obama at the White House as well as Chelsea Clinton’s wedding. In “A Great Party,’ Rafanelli shares his philosophy for creating artful celebrations that convey beauty and elegance while telling a story unique to its hosts. From a seaside destination wedding to a stylish masquerade fête, Rafanelli’s work is marked by stunning statements and clever everyday details.

The book explores dozens of events in detail, taking readers behind the scenes of Weddings, showcasing both the main event and the welcome and after parties; Charity Events, highlighting what makes one unique and successful; and the White House, featuring state dinners and holiday decor. It concludes with 7 key Rafanelli principles, otherwise known as “Rafanelli’s Rules,” for hosting great celebrations, from considering a room’s surfaces–the floor, walls, and ceiling–to how adding guests will change what you see. He shares his thoughts on the importance of enhancing what’s already part of a space rather than obscuring it, as when he enclosed the gilded mirrors of the East Room in the White House in twelve-foot frames of fresh flowers for a state dinner under President Obama.

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About The Author

Bryan Rafanelli launched Rafanelli Events in 1996 as a three-person operation executing only a handful of events a year. It quickly evolved into a full-service event design, strategy, planning and production company producing more than 75 events annually in venues around the world. Rafanelli Events has offices in New York City, Boston, and Palm Beach.

Chelsea Clinton is the vice chair of the Clinton Foundation and the author of several bestselling books including She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed The World.

Book Tour

October 12
New York, NY Bryan Rafanelli Book Signing The Bridal Council Pop-Up 655 Madison Avenue More Information
2:00 PM - 3:00PM
November 4
Newton, MA A Great Party in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation Winston Flowers & Garden 11 Florence Street RSVP & more information
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
November 20
Newport, RI "A Great Party" with Bryan Rafanelli Redwood Library & Anthenaeum 50 Bellevue Avenue Tickets & more information
5:30 PM
December 4
Washington, DC Bryan Rafanelli in conversation with The Honorable Capricia Penavic Marshall, former Chief of Protocol of the United States Politics and Prose Bookstore at Union Market 1270 5th Street NE More Information
7:00 PM
December 5
Chestnut Hill, MA Book Signing and Conversation with Bryan Rafanelli Portobello Road 55 Boylston Street Tickets & more information
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
December 7
East Hampton, NY Bryan Rafanelli "A Great Party" BookHampton 41 Main Street RSVP & more information
4:00 PM
December 8
New York, NY Bryan Rafanelli in Conversation with Chelsea Clinton 92Y 1395 Lexington Ave Tickets & more information
8:00 PM
December 12
Boston, MA Decorating "The People's House" - A conversation with Jeremy Bernard, moderated by Jeremy Hobson WBUR CitySpace 890 Commonwealth Avenue Tickets & more information
6:30 PM


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