Special Events

Gala winners named at The Special Event 2006

Dignitaries from the special event industry worldwide were on hand Friday night as the winners of the 2005 Gala Awards competition took the stage at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Dallas to pick up the coveted trophy. As chosen by the Special Events Magazine Advisory Board at The Special Event trade show and conference, the winners are:

BEST FAIR/FESTIVAL
City of Garland, Garland, Texas

BEST INVITATION
Arlene Segal Design Group, North Miami Beach, Fla.

BEST DINING TABLE DESIGN
Sasha Souza Events, Napa, Calif.

BEST OFF-PREMISE CATERED EVENT
Major the Gourmet Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia

BEST CATERED EVENT PRODUCED BY A HOTEL BANQUET DEPARTMENT
Harith Productions Ltd., Willow Grove, Pa., and The Westin Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico

BEST FUND-RAISING EVENT
Alison Silcoff Events, Montreal

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
Alison Silcoff Events, Montreal

BEST WEDDING: BUDGET UNDER $500 PER GUEST
Creative Occasions with a Personal Touch, La Jolla, Calif.

BEST WEDDING: BUDGET $500 AND ABOVE PER GUEST
Fiori Fresco Special Events, La Habra Heights, Calif., and Barbara Wallace Weddings, Corona del Mar, Calif.

BEST MULTIPLE-DAY INCENTIVE EVENT
Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, Calif., and Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla.

BEST MULTIPLE-DAY EVENT PROGRAM FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION
Total Event Resources, Inverness, Ill.

BEST EVENT STAGED IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
AMCI, Marina del Rey, Calif.

BEST FLORAL DESIGN
Someone's in the Kitchen, Tarzana, Calif., and Michael Walls Florals & Events, Beverly Hills, Calif.

BEST TENT INSTALLATION: TENT BUDGET UNDER $75,000
Select Event Rentals, Pennsauken, N.J.

BEST TENT INSTALLATION: TENT BUDGET $75,000 AND ABOVE
Classic Party Rentals, Burlingame, Calif., and Stanlee R. Gatti Designs, San Francisco

BEST USE OF LIGHTING
Megavision Arts, Santa Monica, Calif.

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN TECHNICAL SUPPORT
ASI Production Services, Orlando, Fla.

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN LOGISTICS
Waltona Manion & Associates, Van Nuys, Calif., and It's No Problem, Burbank, Calif.

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN EVENT RENTAL SUPPORT
Ducky-Bob's Party & Tent Rentals, Carrollton, Texas

BEST NEW, INNOVATIVE PRODUCT/TECHNOLOGY
Jim Henson Creature Shop, Los Angeles

BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION: ENTERTAINMENT BUDGET UNDER $25,000
Evention Show Productions, Tampa, Fla.

BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION: ENTERTAINMENT BUDGET $25,000 TO $100,000
Sensix Communications and Events, Montreal, and Les Productions Belluscious, Montreal

BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION: ENTERTAINMENT BUDGET ABOVE $100,000
Total Event Resources, Inverness, Ill.

MOST OUTSTANDING SPECTACLE
JHE Production Group, Concord, N.C.

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL: BUDGET UNDER $500 PER GUEST
A Joy Wallace Catering Production & Design Team, Miami

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL: BUDGET $500 AND ABOVE PER GUEST
Charles Banfield Productions, Los Angeles

BEST EVENT MARKETING CAMPAIGN
Waltona Manion & Associates, Van Nuys, Calif.

BEST THEATRICAL ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION
E=MC2 Event Management Inc., Calgary, Alberta

BEST THEME DECOR: TOTAL DECOR BUDGET UNDER $20,000
Megavision Arts, Santa Monica, Calif.

BEST THEME DECOR: TOTAL DECOR BUDGET $20,000 TO $50,000
Bravo Productions, Long Beach, Calif.

BEST THEME DECOR: TOTAL DECOR BUDGET ABOVE $50,000
Eventlabs, Hamburg, Germany

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET UNDER $100,000
Magic Moments Catering and Special Events, Norcross, Ga.

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET $100,000 TO $249,999
Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, Calif.

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET $250,000 TO $500,000
Timot McGonagle, Nashville, Tenn.

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET ABOVE $500,000
Eventlabs, Hamburg, Germany

All winning events will be profiled in the February issue of Special Events Magazine.

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