One of my favourite things about being an Edmonton event planner is the decor! I love designing events, being creative and challenging myself. This January I had the privilege of working with a wonderful company to design their James Bond themed gala. Instead of really focusing on the casino and james bond theme we went with the classy and elegant theme that goes along with james bond – Black Tie Elegance.
The venue was the hotel MacDonald in their empire ballroom so we really were able to work off the beautiful room with this decor. Beginning with a cocktail hour in the empire ballroom foyer, we set up a lounge area flanked with beautiful tall vases. Also added were so 3 silver pillows, I always recommend pillows when it comes to a lounge! They are an affordable way of bringing in a little colour and completing the look. 3 cocktail tables were scattered around the room covered with my favourite silver sequin linens and gorgeous flowers in a black lacquer vase.
After cocktails guests were invited into the main reception room to enjoy dinner, entertainment and of course our beautiful decor. Silver candelabras dripping with crystals were on each table, on the top of them were beautiful full flowers provided by Laurel’s On Whyte. They did a wonderful job of really following our black tie theme, using hydrangeas, roses and one of my favourites anemone, which is a white flower with a dark black centre to bring out more of the masculine black tie look. Silver Chiavari chairs were brought in from Special Event Rentals and they really compliment the room and the candelabras. It’s funny how a change of chairs can take a room to the next level. We also used black lacquer chargers, silver hurricane votives and black and white table numbers.
The whole look was amazing and definitely one of my favourite designs so far! I hope you enjoy!
EDMONTON WEDDING VENDORS:
Florals: Laurel’s On Whyte – www.laurelsonwhyte.com
Rentals: Special Event Rentals – www.specialeventrentals.com
Photography: crystal.puim.photography – www.crystalphotos.ca
Venue: Empire Ballroom at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald – www.fairmont.com/macdonald-edmonton/
Edmonton Event Planner: Fresh Look Event Management – http://freshlookevents.com