Before and After: Exotic Car Reveal

It's been important for me to connect with the younger generation of event professionals. I have seen so much growth in the industry because of companies such as 3 Pillars Events and it is truly an honor to be able to inspire my peers with new and innovative ideas and concepts.  David Merrell Lead DesignDawg For this event, 3 Pillars Events transformed a car rental warehouse into a lounge for Keurig’s Launch of their 2.0 model. The full service entertai... Read More

Miami Events: Tropical Paradise Meets Urban Lifestyle

Miami Events
[caption id="attachment_7107" align="aligncenter" width="800"] This featured Miami beach wedding is a collaboration with two time Industry Award winner Jose Graterol designs.[/caption] Miami/South Florida is a worldwide gateway for visitors and locals alike. A fusion of large urban city with many cultural influences, fast paced lifestyle, a vibrant cultural arts and music scene, burgeoning tech and entrepreneurial hub and of course a tropical, fun party atmo... Read More

Golf Season with CORT and PRO EM Party and Event Rentals

It’s officially golf tournament season!  The streets of Scottsdale, AZ bustled with visitors for the annual Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO).  For an entire record-breaking week, the TPC Scottsdale was a social mecca for golf enthusiasts and socialites alike.  Over 618,000 attendees visited TPC Scottsdale during the annual tournament, making it the highest attended WMPO event to date. The event, put together every year by the talented team at PRO EM Pa... Read More

10 Questions With Janice Cardinale

DesignDawgs recently caught up with Janice Cardinale, owner and creative director of The Idea Hunter  in Toronto, Canada. Cardinale is known for creating customized event solutions through the process of tracking down cutting-edge event design and entertainment ideas in the special events industry. Her passion to live, work and share ideas has made The Idea Hunter a valuable resource for all corporate planners, producers and industry professionals. We were t... Read More

Top Tips on Capturing Insta-worthy Wedding Photos

Vision Event Co.
DesignDawgs recently caught up with Daniela Grafman from Vision Event Co., a unique entertainment and event planning company based in New York City. The company has consistently produced and coordinated several events, which called for top notch entertainment captured with high quality images. Due to Grafman's experience, we felt she would be one of the best people to give us her top tips on how to make sure entertainment and photography teams work together to... Read More

Designing For The Oscar With AOO Events

Alfre Woodard
AOO Events, located in downtown Los Angeles, is a stone's throw from The Dolby Theater, where the Oscars are held each year. In the week leading up to the awards, there are a slew of special events celebrating nominees, talent and major players in the film industry. One such event is the Oscars Sitsahs Soiree, hosted by Alfre Woodard. Woodard began hosting the annual dinner for African American women and women of color in film, over five years ago. [captio... Read More

Dawg Treat: Awakening Your Event With Conscious Bean

Conscious Bean
Conscious Bean has been keeping event guests caffeinated with some of the finest coffee the earth has to offer. Funny enough, this is one of Conscious Bean's main objectives since they began brewing in 2011. To reach this goal, the mobile coffee company has been on a mission to source ethically created local ingredients. Free of chemicals, pesticides, additives and genetic modifications, with a focus on organic, fair trade and non-GMO ingredients. Staying on th... Read More

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

Mosaic Linens
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

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