Thanks to Tolo Events, the Grand Ballroom at the Westin Seattle features a muted color scheme marked by pops of yellow floral for the 2014 ISES Esprit Awards. Here, a rectangular table.
Lanterns make a great centerpiece addition.
Towering yellow floral. Creative Coverings provided all table linen.
A small round table features linen bedecked with ribbon rosettes.
"Mad Men"-style mash-up masters The Company Men get the crowd rocking.
Adam Sloyer of Sequence accepts the award for Best Industry Innovation. BC Event Management and Riggit Systems were honored for Best Event Solution, and Dr. Billy Chu won the award for Best Industry Contribution.
Sara Hunt, CSEP, of Giants Enterprises, accepts the award for Best Event Logistics and Support Services. Peter Cornforth of Medico won for Best Technical Production; Nikki Armesto of Red Velvet Events won for Best Meeting/Conference Program Over $250,000; and Ingrid Nagy, CSEP, won for Best Catering Event.
Lenny Talarico, CSEP (center), accepts the award for Best Event with a Legacy on behalf of his team at MGM Resorts Events. Sara Hunt, CSEP, won again for Best Public Event; Adam Sloyer pulled in a second win for Best Entertainment Production Under $25,000; Carolyn Luscombe, CSEP, CMP, of Eclectic Events International won for Best Entertainment Production $25,000 to $75,000; and Nick Robinson of MGM Resorts Events pulled in the award for Best Entertainment Production Over $75,000.
Tom Norwalk (left), president and CEO of Visit Seattle, is saluted by ISES governor Richard Foulkes, CSEP, of The Paradise Experiment for Seattle's support of ISES Live 2014.
Stephanie Leblond accepts the Esprit for Best Event Photography. Robert Ridge of IndyVisual won for Best Event Filmmaking.
Kevin Molesworth of Brass Tacks Events accepts for Best Social Event $25,000 to $75,000. "Steampunk Star Awards" won for Best ISES Event Volunteer Collaboration; Twin Cities Bridal Show won for Best Marketing/Design Collateral Under $25,000; Jobe and Associates won for Best Marketing/Design Collateral Over $25,000.
Bob Carignan of Corporate Events Unlimited (at right) accepts the award for Best Corporate Event Under $75,000.
Heather M. Phillips, CSEP (center), of AlliedPRA Northern California wins for Best Corporate Event $75,000 to $150,000.
Gwen Helbush, CWC (second from left) accepts the award for Best Wedding $75,000 to $150,000, with her groom/client Karl Heitz, CSEP, DMCP (second from right).
Yvette Audrain, CSEP, of Mox Event Boutique (center) accepts the award for Best Wedding Over $150,000.
The event "Society" wins for Best ISES Team Effort $75,000 to $150,000.
Celebrity DJ Brandon Olds gets the after-party rocking.
"NASPL '13 Annual Conference Sponsor Event" wins for Best ISES Team Effort Over $150,000.
The International Special Events Society takes the international stage with the 2014 Esprit Awards honoring outstanding special events last night at ISES Live. Photos by Special Events.
Read more on Day 1 of ISES Live 2014 here.