Designers of the 2009 Emmy Awards Governors Ball, slated for Sept. 20 at the L.A. Convention Center, gave the press a sneak peek of the annual special event, where "color" will be king. Longtime event producer Sequoia Productions, caterer Patina and the Governors Ball Committee presented the "Let There Be Color!" preview yesterday, featuring "Xanadu"-inspired Middle Eastern motifs and a vivid palette of lime green, teal, purple and green.
With an expected 3,600 guests, the Emmy Ball is largest formal sit-down event in the United States, Emmy Committee member Russ Patrick said.
Golden scroll-back chairs will be set at rectangular and circular tables topped with gold-rimmed white china, trumpet stemware with gold bands, and gold-handled flatware from Unique Tabletop Rentals. Classic Party Rentals will oversee rentals.
Plush purple banquettes will create a circular stage in the middle of the room, which will be topped with a piano. To rein in the space, 38 giant, custom verdigris lanterns will be suspended from the convention center's ceiling. Also, 38 circular LED towers from Images by Lighting will dot the room; the towers will change color and create color chases to highlight moments in the event's program.
Florist La Premier will create both towering centerpieces and compact arrangements featuring orange circus roses and flame pincushion protea complemented by moss and sage-green succulents.
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