On New Years I got to be more of a producer/designer for the EDS New Year's party at the Beverly Hills Hotel which hosted top executives from Fortune 500 companies.The theme of the event was a black and white "New York New Years".
Set up included:
cocktail reception: all white furniture and all white flowers with some black accents
dinner/dance reception: primarily black and white colors with accents of cabernet red
Instead of bringing on a floral/event designer & staff- I ordered the flowers from one of my favorite floral companies and handled all the design and installation myself.
I hired my own crew to hang the fabric and lighting and the balloon drop. Usually I out source everything and oversee the set up but in this case I was in an integral part of the set up
( running around working while at 8 months pregnant!)
Why I liked it: I just love flowers and creating different looks and styles of arrangements-it's one of my favorite things to do when I'm not working. I don't often get a chance to do that as I am usually called into the mediating and planning portion of weddings. This time I got my opportunity to bring toge her linens, fabrics, ambient lighting, and floral arrangements picked out and created by me!