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Gala Award NOMINEES

Gala Award NOMINEES

Special Events Magazine is proud to present the nominees for the 2005 Gala Awards, as selected by our Advisory Board. The winners will be announced at a black-tie celebration on Jan. 13 at The Special Event show in Dallas. Watch for our January issue, which will feature photos and descriptions of these exciting events. Congratulations to all who created this outstanding work. — The Editors

BEST FAIR/FESTIVAL

City of Garland, Garland, Texas

Ken-Ran Productions, Richardson, Texas

The Lundquist Co., Sacramento, Calif.

BEST INVITATION

Arlene Segal Design Group, North Miami Beach, Fla.

Artful Parties and Events Inc., Salina, Kan.

Waltona Manion & Associates, Van Nuys, Calif., and Bonnie Schwartz Design Group, San Diego

BEST DINING TABLE DESIGN

Cheryl's Distinctive Creations, Ocoee, Fla.

Sasha Souza Events, Napa, Calif.

Sasha Souza Events, Napa, Calif.

BEST OFF-PREMISE CATERED EVENT

A Joy Wallace Catering Production & Design Team, Miami

A Legendary Event, Atlanta

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

The Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn, Dearborn, Mich.

The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, Las Vegas

BEST FUND-RAISING EVENT

Alison Silcoff Events, Montreal, Quebec

Garrett Hospitality Group, Columbus, Ohio

Tolo Events, Seattle

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

Alison Silcoff Events, Montreal, Quebec

SBC Park, San Francisco

Tolo Events, Seattle

BEST WEDDING: BUDGET UNDER $500 PER GUEST

Creative Occasions with a Personal Touch, La Jolla, Calif.

Creative Occasions with a Personal Touch, La Jolla, Calif.

VP Events, Westlake Village, Calif.

BEST WEDDING: BUDGET $500 AND ABOVE PER GUEST

Epicurean Catering, Greenwood Village, Colo.

Fiori Fresco Special Events, La Habra Heights, Calif., and Barbara Wallace Weddings, Corona del Mar, Calif.

Sasha Souza Events, Napa, Calif.

BEST MULTIPLE-DAY INCENTIVE EVENT

Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, Calif., and Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla.

Hello Florida, Orlando, Fla.

Isis Design, Long Beach, Calif.

BEST MULTIPLE-DAY EVENT PROGRAM FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION

Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Total Event Resources, Inverness, Ill.

Vok Dams, Wuppertal, Germany

BEST EVENT STAGED IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

AMCI, Marina del Rey, Calif.

AMCI, Marina del Rey, Calif.

Uniplan, Kerpen, Germany

BEST FLORAL DESIGN

Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla.

Janet Flowers Wedding & Event Designs, Silver Spring, Md.

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

BEST TENT INSTALLATION: TENT BUDGET UNDER $75,000

Premiere Tent & Events, Austin, Texas

Select Event Rentals, Pennsauken, N.J.

Top Productions, Richmond, Calif.

BEST TENT INSTALLATION: TENT BUDGET $75,000 AND ABOVE

Classic Party Rentals, Burlingame, Calif., and Stanlee R. Gatti Designs, San Francisco

Regal Tent Productions, Stoney Creek, Ontario

Top Productions, Richmond, Calif.

BEST USE OF LIGHTING

Active Production and Design Inc., Atlanta

Infinite Designs, Atlanta

Megavision Arts, Santa Monica, Calif.

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN TECHNICAL SUPPORT

ASI Production Services, Orlando, Fla.

Brite Ideas, Foothill Ranch, Calif.

Kohler Event Services, Orlando, Fla.

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN LOGISTICS

AMCI, Marina del Rey, Calif.

Event Architects, Chicago

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

Welcome Event Marketing, Copenhagen, Denmark

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN EVENT RENTAL SUPPORT

ASI Production Services, Orlando, Fla.

Austin Party Central, Austin, Texas

Ducky-Bob's Party & Tent Rentals, Carrollton, Texas

BEST NEW, INNOVATIVE PRODUCT/TECHNOLOGY

Jim Henson Creature Shop, Los Angeles

Megavision Arts, Santa Monica, Calif.

ThomasG, Sonoma, Calif.

BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION: ENTERTAINMENT BUDGET UNDER $25,000

Entertainment Plus Productions, Los Angeles

Evention Show Productions, Tampa, Fla.

The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, Las Vegas, and Best Productions, Las Vegas

BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION: ENTERTAINMENT BUDGET $25,000 TO $100,000

Bravo Entertainment, Dallas, and Fusion Entertainment, Los Angeles

Entertainment Plus Productions, Los Angeles

Sensix Communications and Events, Montreal, Quebec, and Les Productions Belluscious, Montreal, Quebec

BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION: ENTERTAINMENT BUDGET ABOVE $100,000

Sensix Communications and Events, Montreal, Quebec

T. Skorman Productions, Orlando, Fla., and Hello Florida, Orlando, Fla.

Total Event Resources, Inverness, Ill.

MOST OUTSTANDING SPECTACLE

JHE Production Group, Concord, N.C.

Welcome Event Marketing, Copenhagen, Denmark XV, Calgary, Alberta, and EnCana Employee Communications, Calgary, Alberta

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL: BUDGET UNDER $500 PER GUEST

A Joy Wallace Catering Production & Design Team, Miami

Grand Events, Chatsworth, Calif.

Timot McGonagle, Nashville, Tenn.

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL: BUDGET $500 AND ABOVE PER GUEST

Charles Banfield Productions, Los Angeles

Fiori Fresco Special Events, La Habra Heights, Calif., and Barbara Wallace Weddings, Corona del Mar, Calif.

Timot McGonagle, Nashville, Tenn.

BEST EVENT MARKETING CAMPAIGN

Shreveport Regional Arts Council, Shreveport, La.

Vok Dams, Wuppertal, Germany

Waltona Manion & Associates, Van Nuys, Calif.

BEST THEATRICAL ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION

Barkley Kalpak Associates, New York

E=MC2 Event Management Inc., Calgary, Alberta

Imagination Entertainment, San Diego

BEST THEME DECOR: TOTAL DECOR BUDGET UNDER $20,000

An Original Occasion, Los Angeles

Dream a Little Dream, St. Louis

Megavision Arts, Santa Monica, Calif.

BEST THEME DECOR: TOTAL DECOR BUDGET $20,000 TO $50,000

Bravo Productions, Long Beach, Calif.

Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla., and Harith Productions, Willow Grove, Pa.

Magic Moments Catering & Special Events, Norcross, Ga.

BEST THEME DECOR: TOTAL DECOR BUDGET ABOVE $50,000

Eventlabs, Hamburg, Germany

Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, Calif., and Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla.

Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, Calif., and Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla.

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET UNDER $100,000

Magic Moments Catering & Special Events, Norcross, Ga.

The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, Las Vegas

Tribble Creative Group, Charlotte, N.C.

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET $100,000 TO $249,999

Event Architects, Chicago

Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Rick Herns Productions, Redwood City, Calif.

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET $250,000 TO $500,000

A Legendary Event, Atlanta

Timot McGonagle, Nashville, Tenn.

Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, Calif., and Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla.

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

EuroEvents Ltd., Dublin, Ireland

Eventlabs, Hamburg, Germany

Experiential Events, Calgary, Alberta, and EnCana Employee Communications, Calgary, Alberta

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