I recently went to a very fun party for a relative's birthday. They held the reception at a beautiful old hall (which I think is being torn down) and did a great job on the decor. Candles, lots of mirrors, heavy velvet curtains, warm dark brown colours, brocade. A few of the pictures I took had an elegant atmosphere and are evocative of old black and white films, of a glamorous time in the past, say 1920's but with a modern twist. Glad I was able to be there!