For the Gala Celebration at The Special Event 2009, held in San Diego, event co-chairs Amy Berner of Pacific Event Productions and Nicole Matthews, CSEP, of The Henley Co., both based in San Diego, traded creativity for cash, using various shades of pink Gerberas to dramatic effect.
Centerpieces alternate at the 2009 Gala Celebration.
Only a small number of Gerberas make for dramatic "trees" lining the entrance to the 2009 Gala Celebration.
For the 2008 Gala Celebration, held in Atlanta, Detail + Design leads an event team creating a dramatic dining room inside a tent.
Frosty blue linen, fur and clear chairs offer drama at the 2008 event.
The icy blue tables at the 2008 event are complemented by glamorous brown designs, accented with animal prints.
Suspended ceiling treatments turn the tent into a pretty party space in 2008.
The 2007 Gala Celebration takes place in the landmark Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, longtime home to the Academy Awards Governors Ball. Extraordinary Events heads up the event team.
Centerpieces at the 2007 event alternate between artifacts such as metal lanterns and floral.
The 2006 Gala Celebration, in Dallas, places dining tables around a center stage, giving all guests front-row seats to enjoy the entertainment.
Under the direction of Stacy Stern, CSEP's, Special Events Group, the 2005 Gala Celebration in Miami takes a saucy Prohibition theme, with guests getting "jailhouse" fare after being caught up in a police raid at the "speakeasy" reception.
The 2005 event makes jailhouse dining go glamorous with a silver palette.
The 2005 event keys on acts from the hit movie "Chicago" to keep its '30s vibe alive.