Mixing Things Up With Mixed Seating

Mixed Seating
This season it is all about mixed seating. Wedding trends have been known to come and go throughout the years and return with a slightly different twist. In 2016, here is one trend that is mixing things up by mixing and matching seating in a different way to enhance the guest experience. Many event producers have begun using this trend as a major design element. One recent social event took the designer's cue to stray from the norm and incorporate a var... Read More

10 Questions with Susie Perelman

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Susie Perelman is the owner of Mosaic, Inc. a national linen company which specializes in original and unique applications of fabric to both tabletop and decor components of special events. Susie is also the founder and President of Event Pros Take Action (EPTA), a not-for-profit organization for event professionals who join forces to help rebuild communities suffering destruction from environmental catastrophe. Perelman is a consistent presence in the event de... Read More

ABC Orange County Trendsetter Awards

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The Association of Bridal Consultants Orange County Chapter Trendsetter Awards were held on December 15, 2015 at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Orange County, California. The Trendsetter Awards is considered the favorite night of the year among members of the Orange County Chapter. AOO Events and AOO Floral worked with planner Kerrie Underhill and all the team members from the ABC to create a night of black, white and gold elegance for the audience of ... Read More

Ring in the New Year with Fresh Design Trends

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The New Year has arrived and event planners are already busy working on fresh designs to impress their clients.  More than ever, the 2016 trends in event décor offer a multitude of options for event professionals to create eclectic and immersive environments. Technology continues to shape events in a profound manner, and planners are challenged to design event spaces that incorporate it without sacrificing aesthetics. From touch screen monitors to iPad and... Read More

10 Design Ideas for the New Year

by David Merrell

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The New Year. I think of it like an Etch-a-Sketch. Time to shake it up and make some exciting changes to what you do now! Here are 10 design ideas that I hope will excite and inspire you. 1 Tell a Story of Fantasy A few well-placed details took the architecture of this space to Morocco. The lamps, art, screens and draping all helped to envelop the guests in a world of exotic and lush design. The floral color palette of jewel tones hat matched the art w... Read More

Before and After: Seasons of Hope

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Creating a fresh, eccentric, 4-seasons look that rivaled any nature herself could craft, AOO Events customized the entire event to fit the venue of choice--the 88,000 sq. foot Pittsburgh Steeler’s practice field. Over a 5-day period and with over 15,000 man hours of labor, the space was transformed from an Astroturf-covered field to an enchanted forest filled with living as well as artificial scenery including trees, shrubbery and boulders with a real water ... Read More

10 Questions with Kristin Banta

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Kristin Banta, with her long blond hair – often up high in retro ponytail – quick smile, and inquisitive mind, is a star of the wedding and event world. She can rock a headset on camera or at an event. As a television personality who has been seen on The Ring Leader, The Wedding Planner and a new show in the works, Banta is a natural with her extensive background in fashion, entertainment, and event production, as well as in catering and interior design. We... Read More

Architectural Design + Art Basel

A Collaborative Exhibition

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Originating in Europe, Art Basel has been the driving force behind the success of many artists worldwide. The annual festivals held in Miami, Hong Kong and London have elevated from catering to just local artisans to incorporating the international art world. Their creative projects are exhibited in the best and largest galleries and installations are displayed on custom designed staging grounds. Art Basel continues to collaborate with a series of world renowne... Read More

Showroom Design

How MMD Events Shows Off Its Style

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Showroom design is an art form. It’s not, as many might think, a place to show trends or what one things a client might like. When done right, it’s a visual palette of your creativity; how you put together colors, design, shapes, patterns and style. In Tampa, MMD Events recently took a cue from interior designers and created a showroom experience that envelops the clients in the style of the owners, Matt and Amanda Allen. A recent expansion of space from... Read More

Before and After

An Artistic Transformation

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LOOK2015 had guests looking twice at this amazing before and after design transformation. The fundraiser for the Centennial Planetarium was a collaboration between Boom Goes the Drum, an event production team in Calgary, and Contemporary Calgary, a modern art gallery. The objective was to both elegantly and provocatively expose the 700-plus guests to a wide range of modern art and artists, and create an experience that mimicked the on-the-pulse nature of the ar... Read More