Wednesday, June 2, 2010

JDRF Stories of Hope

On Saturday, May 8th at the Intercontinental Buckhead Hotel, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) held their annual gala. The gala is infamous for raising record breaking amounts of money for JDRF and this year was no exception as they raised over $1 million dollars! Our Creative Director, Steve Welsh, took center stage as the event designer. This year, he wanted to go for more of a contemporary feeling but maintain a tradition, timeless design.
A plethora of silver, acrylic, wire and glass spheres were at the center of the design. The large tent that was placed in the courtyard at the Intercontinental was centered with a dramatic element of dripping spheres hanging over a sixteen foot table. Orchids were then carefully placed around the dramatic centerpiece.
The guest tables were draped in gorgeous “Fairmont Taffeta” from Party Tables. The centerpiece was a classic cluster of white Hydrangea with white Phalaenopsis Orchids placed sporadically in the arrangement.

The bar consisted of 16 of our lit bar tops with a long, skinny table in the center of the bar that held another magnificent arrangement of Phalaenopsis Orchids and silver, acrylic, wire and glass spheres. Of course, we added the proper ambient lighting with floating and votive candles.
The event was a fun and exciting evening. We were honored to have been chosen to do the event décor and serve as a sponsor for JDRF. This years gala brings JDRF one step closer to finding a cure for Juvenile Diabetes. Many thanks to the supporters and other sponsors!!

***Photos courtesy of Nancy Jo McDaniel

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