Lisa Hurley

Lisa
Hurley
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California's Napa Valley, a premier wedding destination.
Napa Event Industry Unshaken After 6.0 Earthquake
Despite the worst temblor in 25 years, events largely go on as planned, local experts say
Foot-stomping 50th: Elias Events Designs an 'Outlaw' 50th Birthday Party
Everything's bigger in Texas, including this "outlaw" 50th birthday party from Elias Events for a huntin', fishin' man's man.
Esprit Award Winners Honored at ISES Live 2014 in Seattle
The International Special Events Society takes the international stage with the 2014 Esprit Awards honoring outstanding special events.
ISES Live 2014 Brings Education, Inspiration 1
Days 2 and 3 follow the format launched last year with Thought Talks and Deep Dives
ISES Live 2014
ISES Live 2014 Debuts in Seattle
ISES honors outstanding volunteers and chapters with its Spirit of Excellence awards as Think ISES 2014 launches in Seattle.
Lake Erie Historic Marker
Toledo Pros Keep Events Afloat Despite Water Ban
The event industry in Toledo, Ohio, was left high and dry over the weekend when city fathers—alarmed by toxins in the water supply caused by an algae bloom—imposed a two-day ban on drinking and washing with city tap water
Party at the Phillips: The 2014 Gala is All 'Glitter and Glam'
Washington society turns out for the annual opportunity to dine among masterworks at the Phillips Collection. The 2014 theme: fun, flashy "Glitter and Glam" a la 1970s.
Living Color: 2014 Emmy Ball Keys on Color Theme
The Sequoia Productions team takes the 66th Emmy Awards Governors Ball out for a spin on the color wheel.
Draped dining area for seaside wedding.
Seaside Ceremony: KBY Designs Dreams Up a White Wedding by the Water 1

KBY Designs dreams up dreamy white wedding by the sea for 150 lucky guests. Photos by Ran Bergman.

Big DMCs List Top Trends for 2014-2015
Yes, lead times are still tight, the big DMCs say, but also yes--business is getting better!
Show from E Plus Productions
Curtain Up: Today's Top Acts in Event Entertainment

Something old, something new--that's not just for brides. Event entertainment moves through cycles, too, and here are some of the hottest acts around. Enjoy!

Guests at Saatchi Art House event catered by Rhubarb
Artful Eating: Rhubarb and GSP Showcase Food and Art at the Saatchi Gallery

Big British caterer Rhubarb, a fixutre on the Special Events "25 Great, Big Caterers" list, teams with event production company GSP to transform the contemporary Saatchi Gallery into 'The Art House' for a unique evening showcasing creative flair in art as well as food and drink. Photos courtesy Rhubarb.

Glorious Gatsby: A Bright, Beautiful 'Gatsby' Wedding from KBY Designs
The glorious 'Gatsby' look is still going strong. Here, a bright and beautiful 'Great Gatsby' wedding from KBY Designs shows that Art Deco, 1920s style just keeps roaring.
BRATT Productions Brian Jenkins
BRATT Picks Up Two Aztec Rental Outlets, Warehouse

Texas is seeing the emergence of a major party rental player with the announcement last week that Arlington, Texas-based BRATT Productions has acquired the central Texas division of Houston-based Aztec Events and Tents.

The Last Word: Randi Lesnick Makes Event Magic in Music City
Randi Lesnick is the go-to event maven in Nashville thanks to her high standards, creativity and loyalty. Yes, afer 16 years, she still has her very first client.
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