At a grand-opening event for a luxury automobile dealership, the design team from E=MC2 Event Management, Calgary, Alberta, used decor to showcase vehicle brands Bentley, Aston Martin and Spyker. The Aston Martin showroom featured clear Ghost chairs, silver-edged transparent tables and centerpieces of white lilies, bow-ties and faux diamonds; the Bentley showroom offered dark wood tables, chestnut-brown leather chairs and understated yellow- and orange-floral centerpieces accented with wood and wine decanters
Tasked with creating a chic urban environment that captivated all five senses and adhered to ecologically sound production principles, Tacoma, Wash.-based Vangard Inc. used replantable live plants in glass vitrines instead of cut flowers, and glass, wood and stone rather than plastic wherever possible for an event for international Microsoft CEOs. Designers topped tables with twisted taffeta cloths resembling tree bark, and used LED lighting in sunset colors to create a feeling of warmth.
The nature-inspired decor for this June wedding from Atlanta-based A Legendary Event started with the ceremony, where the couple wed beneath a wrought-iron chuppah completely covered in green foliage and accented with lichen-laden branches, spray roses, and white and green hydrangea. At the hotel reception, guests found their escort cards on six-foot tables topped by wood trays filled with river pebbles illuminated by votive candles.