Big bash for 7,500
The media today previewed the 2015 Emmy after-party celebrations, which will follow the 67th Emmy Awards on Sept. 20 and the Creative Arts Ball on Sept. 12. Nearly 7,500 guests are expected to attend the celebrations, making them the largest sit-down event in the U.S., organizers say.
Governors Ball Committee co-chair Barbara Cassel (at lectern) introduces this year's theme--Reigning with Radiance--as co-chair Geriann McIntosh looks on. This year's event will feature 30 Swarovski crystal chandeliers that drop 27 feet from the ceiling.
18th anniversary for Sequoia
Sequoia Productions founder Cheryl Cecchetto takes the stage to thank her team; this year marks the 18th year that Sequoia has produced the Emmy events.
A total of 530 crystal strands
The event design will feature some 45,000 Swarovski crystals used to create 530 strands. The layout will feature a center lounge 30 feet from the stage where guests can lounge and mingle.
Furniture, provided by Designer 8, will include these leather pieces, which feature tufted backs and nailhead accents.
Designer 8 furniture
And more Designer 8 furniture, here in linen.
A pretty table with floral from La Premier, featuring callas, orchids and Della roses.
Another look. Linens will include the tones of Rose Gold, Ivory, Silver, Cream, Amber Blush and Champagne.
Floral with candles
A low arrangement with candles.
Joachim Splichal of Patina Catering
Longtime Emmy caterer Joachim Splichal (left) of Patina Catering takes the stage to introduce the 2015 Emmy menu.
Pretty first course
A server shows off Patina's first course: Wildflower Honey Poached Forelle Pear Salad.
Tenderloin main course
The main course: Filet of Beef Tenderloin with Herb-scented Potato Terrine, King Trumpet Mushrooms, Yucca Chips, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Red Wine Jus and Bearnaise Espuma.
Chocolate dessert with bourbon caramel
And dessert: Single Origin Ghana Brownie with Zephry Popcorn Chantilly, Cara Crakine and Baby Bourbon Caramel.
Plated dishes on the table
Plated dishes on the table.
Kevin Lee at L'Oreal
Sponsor L'Oreal welcomes Le Premier founder Kevin Lee.
Penfolds as sponsor
Sponsor Penfolds will provide its Bin 311 Chardonnay and Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz to event guests.
Patron as sponsor
Sponsor Patron Tequila will offer specialty cocktails.