Shedding Light on the Game of Thrones Premiere

“The public obsession with Game of Thrones has become somewhat of a phenomenon within the past few years. I think Billy Butchkavitz and the entire design team did an extraordinary job capturing the energy and essence of the show, turning the premiere into an authentic and memorable experience for the cast and crew. I could not […]

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Design Flexibility with Stereobot

“Every event designer looks forward to that client with an unlimited budget. When a client comes to me with an unlimited budget and says ‘make it happen,’ this is the type of technology I like to bring to them and say ‘see we made it happen.’ The structures that Stereobot are capable of, which can […]

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King Dahl

An Industry Snapshot with King Dahl

Prominent event professional King Dahl was recently inducted into the 2016 Event Solutions Hall of Fame. Stemming from his passion for art, environmental aesthetics and music, King embarked on a flourishing career in event production, design and public speaking. Inspired by free-thinking visionaries, since 1982 he has produced event environments throughout the world for numerous celebrities, dozens of Fortune 500 clients and many […]

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Giving Thanks: Event Pros Take Action

As in every profession we event professionals lead lives dictated by strenuous schedules generally consumed with work and more work – current projects and future proposals. Five years ago however, a couple of our industry leaders, whom a few of us have come to revere as “the Wolfpack,” came together and thought … what if […]

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wedding linens

Special Event Linens

“Me? Normally, I love a table that sparkles, but the look of jute on a table in a vineyard or garden setting is perfection.” Dave Merrell Lead DesignDawg Jute or sequins? Seems no one can choose just one. These days trends for special event linens are totally black and white, or rather, matte and glossy, but […]

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Locations We Love: The Temple House, Miami

One Location: Three Event Styles As far as locations go, The Temple House in Miami Beach offers a lot to love. The full-service venue, destination management and lifestyle company is geared towards domestic and international corporate, social and celebrity clientele. Built in 1936 by world-renowned architect L Murray Dixon, and fully renovated in January 2013, […]

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Design Ideas from a Birthday Party 50 Years in the Making

When event designer Joe Mineo, owner of Something New Events in Ohio,  throws himself a birthday party it garners attention. Beginning with the invitation, the message was clear: This was going to be a serious party that wouldn’t take itself so seriously. Wax seals add an unexpected accent to envelopes. Mineo’s team found theirs at […]

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A Formula for a Design Explosion

Catering By Design + Atomic Design The Monday night event at Catersource-Event Solutions has become the standard bearer for many catering and design trends that make their way across the country following their debut at the conference. For the past eight years, Catering by Design has been involved with it in many different ways, from […]

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