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What You're Reading: Top Special Events Stories for June 2014

The most popular articles for special event professionals on Specialevents.com for the month of June 2014 include tips on turning homely sites into hot ones and great event branding.

From Homely to Hot: Special Event Pros Share Tips on Turning Ugly Sites into Beautiful Venues
From forlorn to fabulous, homely to haute, here are tips from special event pros on turning an ugly site or awkward feature into a breathtaking event venue. Some involve total transformations, while others are proof of the adage "If you can't fix it, feature it!"

Seaside Wedding: KBY Designs Mixes Al Fresco and Ballroom for a Beautiful Wedding
From a cocktail hour by the sea to a rustic garden wedding ceremony to the ballroom reception, KBY Designs hits all the right notes for this elegant event.

24 Great Corporate Branding Ideas
They're fine, of course, but everyone has already seen logo'd pillows and step-and-repeats. Here are some great examples of corporate branding that make a big impression.

Pompeii Party: The California Science Center Goes A-Roman at the 16th Discovery Ball
The California Science Center celebrates the 16th annual Discovery Ball with a Pompeii party. a trip back to ancient Rome

28 More Great Corporate Branding Ideas
Our story 24 Great Corporate Branding Ideas just wasn't enough. So many Special Events readers loved it that we bring you 28 more!

Gaga for Gatsby: A 'Great Gatsby' Photo Gallery
"Great Gatsby" themes stay strong, with event designers everywhere tuning into that irresistible mix of bouncy music, bangles and bathtub gin that marked the Roaring 20s. Special Events shares the secret password right here, giving you access to a bevy of great "Gatsby"-theme parties. They're the bees knees!

The Rustic Revolution: Weddings to Love
Special Events just took a look at the rustic revolution, where the rustic style--and its cousin, vintage--rule the design roost. Here are some lovely examples of rustic and vintage weddings. Get ready to fall in love.

Down by the Seashore: 709 Beach Creates a Wedding Showcase
Inspired by The Special Event in January, Regina Paolella, catering director at 709 in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., creates a wedding showcase that shows off her seaside venue.

Spotlight on the 2013 Special Events Gala Award Nominees
Here are details on the latest crop of Gala Award nominees, named by the Advisory Board of Special Events. Watch for the winners, who will be named Jan. 10 at The Special Event 2014.

World Meetings Forum 2014 in Cancun Address Trends in Events, Meetings
MICE industry leaders gathered in Cancun June 6-8 to study trends shaping meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions at the 2014 World Meetings Forum/World Trade Show Forum.

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