A New Year's Eve extravaganza at MGM Resorts treated 1,500 guests to a "Wonderland" themed to grownups with a five-hour bash that transformed a convention facility from functional to fab. Guests interacted with eclectic, costumed performers as they sipped absinthe and puffed on hookah pipes in a psychedelic, surreal garden, traversed a secret tunnel through the Looking Glass, and then dined and danced at an extravagant tea party.
“It’s About Time” from Joe Mineo Creative celebrated the 125th anniversary of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in grand style, with a design that mirrored the venue’s modern industrial architecture using expanses of glass and open spaces for unique art installations and performances. Thoughtful branding was a focus in printed graphics and projected animations; “The Time Keeper,” a unique character in the ballroom projection, spoke directly to the 1,000 guests and led the program of the evening.
The multi-day Concours D'Elegance car show in Pebble Beach, Calif., gave guests the chance to view and test drive the new Black Badge from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
Befitting the upscale setting, the Good Gracious! Events catering team offered bistro-plate choices to 1,500 guests in an elegant mansion setting, which included a vertical mirror salad wall with three salad selections, a risotto bar, a California market experience, and colorful macarons on silver mirrors perched on a bed of chocolate nibs.
Big, bold and beautiful: Here, we present the nominees for the Special Events Gala Awards, the oldest and most prestigious award in events. The winners will be named at a gala celebration on Jan. 12 at The Special Event in Long Beach, Calif.
Tulips were the design touchstone at this beautiful wedding for 300 guests in Montreal's historic Bonsecours Market. The venue offered three distinct rooms—for ceremony, cocktails and reception—featuring such dramatic event elements as a champagne station, 60-inch round tables made from double-layered tempered glass with tulips tucked inside, and some 8,000 tulips suspended upside down lining the entrance hallway.
A company celebrating its 20th anniversary turned to Four Five One Events to create an event with innovative food stations and trend-setting design concepts.
Despite unexpected snow, the catering team decked out an old brick factory with a DJ suspended above a floating dessert buffet, a 12-layer doughnut cake, and a "Jerky Gallery" of three 7-foot-tall gallery frames offering jerkies made from different types of meat.
You cheered for them at the Gala Awards ceremony at The Special Event 2016--now take a closer look at this year's winners of the Special Events magazine Gala Awards. Here is the work that the judges fell in love with.
Don't look now but the year-end holidays are almost here. And so we present a dozen great gift ideas for the 12 days of holidays. You might find yourself setting a few of them aside just for you ...