Lisa Hurley

Special Events 13th annual 50 Top Event Companies
2014-15 Event Trends from '50 Top' Companies 
The biggest companies in event planning share their take on the top trends shaping the world of special events for 2014-15.
Peyton Events at IWM London
British Reopen: Peyton Events Caters the Relaunch Party for IWM London
Peyton Events caters the relaunch party for landmark London venue IWM
Lisa Hurley
Editor's Page: Tech with Tact
Special Events editor Lisa Hurley stresses the importance of including all-important tech tools in events with a deft use of tact.
13th Annual 50 Top Event Companies
The biggest players in special events share their takes on the biggest trends
Desi mehndi ceremony
Confetti: Wedded to Color--Significant Events of Texas Designs a Delightful Desi Wedding
Significant Events of Texas merges traditional and modern styles in a two-day desi wedding
Cross-back chairs from Apres Party and Tent Rental
What's Renting--Hottest Party Rental Items

Party rental pros prefer to rent what's already in the warehouse, but when clients keep calling for certain pieces, they have to give in and stock up. Here, some of the items that are flying out of event rental warehouses.

Rooftop dinner at Vivienne Westwood store by Exquisite Events
Up on the Roof: Exquisite Events Creates a Fashion Industry Dinner

Madiha Khan and the team from Exquisite Events help fete a fashion blogger with a stylish dinner atop the Vivienne Westwood store in Hollywood. Photos by Brady Puryear Photography.

To Market, To Market: KBY Designs Dreams up a Market-theme Bar Mitzvah

KBY Designs develops a bold, brilliant open-air market as the festive party setting for a bar mitzvah. And that's not all--the second half of the event features a night club where guests could party till the wee hours. Photos by Lovka.

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.
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