The third annual Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS event in Atlanta honors sponsor Mumm Cordon Rouge ("red ribbon") champagne by using red as the key design color; red ribbons also symbolize the fight against AIDS. Atlanta's A Legendary Event oversees the event, featuring 50 designer tabletops. Photo by Northlight Photography.
Designer champagne buckets featuring Mumm Cordon Rouge "red" are up for auction at the DIFFA event. Photo by Northlight Photography.
A Legendary Event creates a red-based "Days of Wine and Roses" tabletop at the DIFFA event. Photo by Northlight Photography.
S&R Originals of Tarzana, Calif., keys on the bat mitzvah client's love of the novel "The Red Tent" to create a Bedouin "tent" inside the event hall. Here, red light overlaid with a lace-pattern projection plays on the hall's peaked ceiling, giving a rich look without costly draping. Photo by Alexis Barker.
The buffet stations at the "red tent" bat mitzvah resemble Middle Eastern market stalls. Decor required more than 2,000 yards of crushed red velvet. Photo by Alexis Barker.
Red lights spell "L'amour," underscoring the "red" theme at the 2003 Tribeca Ball in New York. The event honored Baz Luhrmann, director of "Moulin Rouge" (The Red Windmill). Photo by Patrick McMullen.
For this "red rose" dinner, designer Craig Gruzd of Toronto's Designing Trendz creates dramatic centerpieces featuring suspended roses and glowing votives. Red water glasses add more pop. Photo by Henry Lin.
Piles of red petals grace the buffet at Designing Trendz' "red rose" dinner. Photo by Henry Lin.
Las Vegas-based MGM MIRAGE Events creates a Chinese New Year party keying on Chinese lucky coins, swags of red and gold fabric, and red crystalline drape from Dazian. Photo by Dahl Photographers.
A children's birthday party gets a dose of sweet sophistication from Los Angeles planner Sonia Sharma, who suggests the "Candy Land" theme with playful Gerberas in a bold red, fuchsia and orange palette. Photo by Andrena Photography.
A lucky birthday girl has her initial rendered in a cheery red Gerbera display from Sonia Sharma and florist The Empty Vase, both in Los Angeles. Photo by Andrena Photography.
Triton shows that Dorothy grows up; here she sports high-heel ruby slippers. More red slippers are suspended in acrylic spheres; LEDs give the shoes extra sparkle.
For a Hindu-style wedding, Celebrations in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, mixes the traditional red favored in India with the bride's personal choice, pink. Photo by Rebecca Davidson.