Now that we are officially into the thick of January, AOTE has been reflecting on what a creative and successful year 2017 was. Our calendar was booked up with corporate parties, non-profit fundraisers, college and university student events, Bar and Bat- Mitzvah’s, proposals, weddings and lots of furniture rentals. We appreciate the wide array of clients we work with and wanted to share some “stand out” events from the past year in a multi-part blog series.
Employees spend countless hours a week, month and year at the office in which they work, so why not surprise them by transforming your office lobby into a dramatic environment. We had the pleasure of creating the Twilight Zone in an office lobby this past October and let’s just say it did not disappoint!
Our team designed and fabricated multiple scenes from the iconic 1959 TV show. Employees truly experienced the “Twilight Zone” effect as they teetered between the reality of the workday surrounded by the delusion of an alternative state of mind.
At Art of the Event, we love designing for Bar and Bat-Mitzvahs. Every party is unique and we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver results that express the personality of each individual client.
This past year we worked with Twist Event Design and Management to create an NBA themed Bar-Mitzvah at the Pine Brook Country Club in Weston, MA. Jerseys representing various professional basketball teams hung from the ceiling, the dance floor was transformed with a basketball court facade and a shelved wall of basketballs stood as a statement piece behind the bar.
Music Encore Gala
We had the privilege of designing for an annual Music Encore Gala held at the Boston, Marriott Copley Place. The Gala benefits the Berklee City Music program, a nonprofit organization that utilizes the power of music to inspire youth.
To welcome guests in, we set up a red carpet and standing marquee highlighting the musical performances to be enjoyed that evening. In addition, we staged a retro seating area with weathered chairs, past-time posters, lava lamps and guitars for guests to admire as they passed through to the cabaret.
We always aim to provide a different “statement piece” to really dazzle guests. We love to think outside the box and create over-the-top decor pieces. This year’s statement piece was a 360 degrees, ceiling height guitar tower designed and built in our warehouse (click the link for a tour of our 42,500 square foot warehouse)!
Rustic Autumn Retreat
Autumn in New England is one of the most picturesque times of the year, so naturally, we had a blast bringing the raw beauty of the season to life with hand-made, rustic decor for this barnyard retreat.
An ornate wagon wheel chandelier with leaves, pinecones, glass orbs and twinkle lights hanging from each spoke was specifically designed and crafted to serve as an eye-catching piece for this event. Playing up the authenticity of the barn, hanging lights, brass votives, candles, and pumpkins brought a sense of warmth and welcome to this space. To top it off, floral arrangements consisting of mums, marigolds, and alstroemeria garnished the dining tables. Decor elements such as these can easily translate to all event types. Having a fall wedding or woodland reception? Give us a call!
As a full-service Destination Management Company (DMC), we were not only able to provide decor for this event but transportation from to and from the airport, transfer from the hotel to the event space, coordinated tours and event staffing for this multi-day program.
It was an honer to have worked with a local non-profit on their record-breaking, 14th Annual Wine & Spirits Charity fundraiser held at the House of Blues, Boston. As a nod to the theme of #SendCanerPacking, we designed a travel-inspired event featuring the juxtaposition of a tropical oasis and cozy ski lodge.
Not only were we able to showcase our design skills, but our lighting and production abilities as well. Guests were immersed in a fantasy vacation inclusive of palm trees and surfboards to evergreens and snowboards.
Check back soon for part two of our 2017 in Review blog series! We are grateful to all our clients and vendors that allow us the opportunity to create such amazing events and we look forward to working with you in the future! Contact us for professional event planning.