Before and After: Seasons of Hope

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 […]

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AOO Events “Hi-Tech Namaste”

The ceremony was held under an elaborate, custom-built Mandap, standing 12’ x 12’ x 12’ tall, decorated in gold leaf and crowned in white fabric. We embellished the structure with 6,000 hand-opened red and fuchsia roses and accented it with white hydrangeas and orange marigold garlands. The base and steps were covered with 1,000 white […]

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Wedding Trends by David Merrell

Four Wedding Trends by David Merrell

Weddings are all about making dreams come true. Included in that process is the ability to suggest fresh ideas that will create memories of a lifetime. Since we’re right at the start of an exciting 2015 wedding season, this is the perfect opportunity to gauge this year’s most exciting trends. 1. The Non Traditional Wedding Out with […]

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Los Angeles event venues

Los Angeles Event Venue: Vibiana

Locations We Love! By David E. Merrell Vibiana is a stunning wedding, events and performing arts venue located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Originally the City’s first Archdiocese Catholic Cathedral, Vibiana has been beautifully transformed into a full-service event facility. It was AOO Event’s first time working in the Los Angeles event venue, […]

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Indian Wedding Design

Event Profile For this two-day Indian wedding held at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, California, AOO Events wove Hindu symbolism and an abundance of floral design into all the various celebrations. But all the stops were pulled for the wedding ceremony of the contemporary couple being united before 360 guests. In less than three hours, […]

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Welcome to the New DesignDawgs!

Welcome to the new DesignDawgs! If you’ve been following DesignDawgs since 2006, first of all Thank You! If you are just joining us, Welcome! It’s a place where we can let our ideas run free and find inspiration from each other. It’s funny, even today, with all the internet apps and sites, I still have […]

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Design Basics in Palm Desert

Sometimes, a great event is all about a beautifully prepared and presented dinner. In this instance, a long dining table makes a very unique, elegant configuration. Yet, easy as it sounds, it is not without its challenges, the biggest one being the fact that typical banquet tables are not wide enough to accommodate full place […]

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