Last December we had the honor and total pleasure of being part of the “Fam 1st Family” Foundation Gala. It’s co-founder and president Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch hosted this sports-star-studded event at The Edgewater Hotel last December. Team owner Paul Allen was in attendance, along with head coach Pete Carroll, football legend Joe Montana and former Sonics player Shawn Kemp. ESPN anchor Kenny Mayne acted as host, raising more than $325,000 for the organization, which uses athletics and education to empower at-risk youth across the nation. That is #beastmode at it’s finest!!
We designed all aspects of this event – linens, chairs, and centerpieces. The client wanted a warm, natural look that didn’t translate Christmas or Holiday since the event took place in the middle of December. So we ended up using lots of greens, succulents, natural foraged items, ferns, glassy baby candles … they were so pleased with the outcome!
It was a pleasure collaborating with Kelly O’Brien Events, California and working alongside Mat Hayward who was the lucky photographer onsite and who took these awesome photos of the evening. Thank you, Mat!!!
Linens by BBJ Linens – Chairs by Cort Party Rentals
I can’t believe November is already half over! At this time of year we are in the middle of planning several fabulous holiday parties and holiday decor projects. And therefore there is no better time than to showcase some of the work we have done in previous years.
We love the holidays and with it all the sparkly, festive decor elements we get to play with! We will be covered in glitter for the coming 6-8 weeks but that is all part of the fun.
The below holiday projects each represent a different theme and ambiance we created for the client – please check it out and let us know what you think.
Theme 1: “Winter Wonderland” at the Grand Hyatt in Bellevue
Theme 2: “Northwest Wintery Woodland” at K & L Gates Company – Seattle
Theme 3: Gold & Silver Sparkle Holidays for Seattle Children’s Hospital
Last month we had the pleasure to work for Desiree Hartsock‘s and Chris Siegfried’s engagement party at DeLille Cellars. You might remember the two from their season on ABC’s The Bachelorette.
We created lush, vintage floral pieces for the long dinner tables paired with lots of candles, mercury glass vessels, beautiful lace linens, romantic stationary, and vintage dish and glassware. The room could have not been any more romantic!
The event was produced by Jocelyn Cates of Capstory and photographed by Carla Ten Eyck.
We even got a full feature on Desiree’s wedding blog today called Vintage Flowers!
And the ever so fabulous Austin Beaver kept the party going till late!
Today I want to share some fabulous pictures of a corporate holiday party we had the pleasure to work on last year. We transformed the ballroom of the Grand Hyatt in Bellevue into a wonderful sparkly winter wonderland featuring icy branches, snow cones, white and blue floral, luxury linens, fabulous lighting, silk draping, and lots of warm candle light.
Flawlessly coordinated by Megan Keller from A Kurant Event
this was a party for 300 guests to be remembered. Together with Megan we designed the overall concept with a stunning atmosphere: silk drapes, tall and low centerpieces of various heights and styles, lush table linens by Choice Linens
, chair covers by Swank
, cool room lighting by Austin Beaver
. So fun!!
Hopefully these images can be a source of inspiration for YOUR upcoming holiday party. Please contact us if you need assistance in designing and decorating your party – we would be more than happy to help!
Thank you to the always fabulous Barbie Hull
for the truly beautiful images!!
In the lobby we created a silk-draped “grand entrance” which greeted the guests to the pre-cocktail party and a fun photo booth.
The winter arrangement below was a massive 12 feet tall!
For the ~30 dinner tables we designed fun winter designs of 5 different styles: some tall and lush, some break-away featuring branches, floral, and sparkly spheres, and some other with clusters of candles and ornaments.
Suzanne celebrated her 50th birthday last month in great style, at a super romantic location, and in company of extended family and closest friends. She chose beautiful taupe linens, chocolate Chivari chairs, and elegant flowers in pinks, purples, cream, and green. Lots and lots of candle light created a wonderful atmosphere – it could not get more romantic!
I loved Tina right from the start! She has such a sweet personality, wonderful style, a great sense of humor, and is of Italian heritage – needless to say our meetings took a while longer than usual: we had so much fun talking, designing and styling her 25th anniversary party at the Four Seasons Hotel ballroom.
Tina and Kevin envisioned a party with closest friends and family (including of course the original wedding party of 10), with great food and drink, in a beautiful setting. No better place than the Four Seasons Hotel to achieve this goal!
Celebrating their “silver” anniversary, we wanted to incorporate lots of splashes of silver throughout the room. We brought in silver linens and chairs, used silver votive candles and chargers, and even sprinkled in some silver foliage in the floral center pieces. The room sure triggered a big WOW by many and in Tina’s words, we “could have not executed (her) vision more perfectly!”
But see for yourself! Thank you again Azzura, for the stunning images!
We designed a swank cocktail lounge as part of the ballroom, sectioning it off from the dinner area with sheer draped walls. To create a magical illusion of a true wall, the drapes were lit up with strong amber colored up-lighting cans. Large willow trees adorned with crystal strands “softened” to walls and brought texture into the ballroom. Lots of white leather couches with side tables invited the guest to a cocktail in comfort …
The wall up-lighting, lots of candles, and center piece up-lighting made the whole ballroom aglow in a warm light. It brought out the sparkle from the linens and the crystal strands – what a gorgeous atmosphere!!
For the centerpieces we used mainly lush garden roses, dahlias, hydrangea, orchids, and trailing amaranthus in shades of peach, green, and chocolate. Silver foliage complemented the color of the linens.
The wonderful couple Tina and Kevin!
And here the great team of vendors: