With only a shoestring budget, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's in-house event team netted $757,000—nearly 50 percent above goal—by deft management of funds and event space. The 550 dinner guests dined in six different rooms in Heinz Hall, each themed to a classic fairy tale. The Special Events Advisory Board loved this happy ending, honoring the event with a 2015 Gala Award.
Decor and More--the Toronto-based decor company and multiple Special Events Gala Award winner--celebrates its 25th anniversary with a bash that also salutes the retirement of founder Leslee Bell.
The team at MGM Resorts and MGM Resorts Events in Las Vegas treated attendees at TSE's "A Spin on Event Production" to an amazing behind-the-scenes tour of how they make event magic.
The team from Hello Florida helps Marriott stage an unforgettable Association Masters Conference by creating a one-of-a-kind Alice in Wonderland party. The 500 guests were impressed, as was the Special Events Advisory Board--the event won a Gala Award in January!
Legendary Events creates an oh-so-chic 40th birthday party that's long on pretty pink and brilliant bling. The Special Events Advisory Board loved it, bestowing a 2015 Gala Award nomination.
Alison Silcoff Events and team take the venerable Daffodil Ball, benefiting the Canadian Cancer Society, for a walk 'On the Wild Side,' featuring a jungle theme and wild decor. The event won two 2015 Gala Awards from Special Events magazine.
The age of the traditional bride is all but a concept of the past. Bridal and wedding trends are constantly evolving, from the location to the table settings to the gowns to the reception, and so much more. The year 2015 has paved the way for both wedding designers and the brides who hire them to reach out of the box and explore areas and ideas that counter the norm. Goodbye to the white dress and all the preconceived notions that went along with it.
Wolfgang Puck Catering and Events treats clients and friends to a sneak peek at summer with a rooftop patio party featuring an upscale look at the traditional barbecue. The venue: Target Terrace, part of L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.
A global technology client kicked off its 2014 international sales and marketing conference by welcoming 3,500 guests from around the world to the Venetian resort in Las Vegas. Ready for something different after years of staging events at the convention center, the Russell Harris Event Group team took the client poolside for a sophisticated pool party representing beaches of the world—Middle East, South Beach, South Pacific, Latin America, Asia—where the corporate giant has divisions. The event made a big splash, winning a 2015 Gala Award from Special Events magazine.
While traditional cakes appeal to many bridal couples, others are looking for cakes in new shapes and featuring new flavors, including vegetable-based cakes.