From wonderful weddings to innovative corporate events, Special Events Magazine is proud to present the nominees for our 2006 Gala Awards as chosen by members of our Advisory Board. The winners will be announced Friday, Jan. 12, at a gala celebration during The Special Event in Los Angeles. Watch for our January issue, which will include photos and descriptions of this outstanding work. — The Editors

BEST FAIR/FESTIVAL
JHE Production Group, Concord, N.C.
The Lundquist Co., Sacramento, Calif.

BEST INVITATION
Arlene Segal Design Group, North Miami Beach
Jobe and Associates, Dublin, Ohio
Wilkinson Rhodes, San Antonio

BEST DINING TABLE DESIGN
Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla., and Harith Productions Ltd., Willow Grove, Pa.
Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla., and Harith Productions Ltd., Willow Grove, Pa.
High Rise Events, Las Vegas

BEST OFF-PREMISE CATERED EVENT
Culinary Capers Catering, Vancouver, British Columbia
Mitchell's Catering & Events, Raleigh, N.C.
Someone's in the Kitchen, Tarzana, Calif.

BEST CATERED EVENT PRODUCED BY A HOTEL BANQUET DEPARTMENT
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
Harith Productions Ltd., Willow Grove, Pa., and Ritz-Carlton Naples, Naples, Fla.
The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, Las Vegas

BEST FUNDRAISING EVENT
Alison Silcoff Events, Montreal
Hala Events & Communications, Toronto
MGM Mirage Events, Las Vegas, and MGM Grand Productions, Las Vegas

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
Alison Silcoff Events, Montreal
The Special Event Co., Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom, and Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla.
Total Event Resources, Schaumburg, Ill., and Kehoe Designs, Chicago

BEST WEDDING: BUDGET UNDER $500 PER GUEST
Events of Distinction, San Francisco
Sasha Souza Events, Napa, Calif.
The Precious Moment Taiwan Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan

BEST WEDDING: BUDGET $500 AND ABOVE PER GUEST
Barbara Wallace Weddings, Corona del Mar, Calif., and Fiori Fresco Special Events, La Habra Heights, Calif.
Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla., and Weddings Unique, Winter Park, Fla.
Rosewood Market/Distinctive Design Events, Otto, N.C., and Karen Casey Events, Marietta, Ga.

BEST MULTIPLE-DAY INCENTIVE EVENT
Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla.
Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, Calif., and ISIS Designs, Long Beach, Calif.
Harith Productions Ltd., Willow Grove, Pa., and Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla.

BEST MULTIPLE-DAY EVENT PROGRAM FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION
Circ Corporate Experience GmbH & Co., Wiesbaden, Germany, and E.ON Energie AG, Munich, Germany
Event Architects, Chicago
Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, Calif.

BEST EVENT STAGED IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
AMCI, Marina del Rey, Calif.
Los Angeles Party Designs, Los Angeles
Papa John's Pizza, San Diego

BEST FLORAL DESIGN
Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla.
Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla.
Janet Flowers Wedding and Event Designs, Rockville, Md.

BEST TENT INSTALLATION: TENT BUDGET UNDER $75,000
B.C. Event Management, Burnaby, British Columbia, and Tentnology, Surrey, British Columbia
Harlequin Marquees and Event Services, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Premiere Tents & Events, Austin, Texas, and Word of Mouth Catering, Austin, Texas

BEST TENT INSTALLATION: TENT BUDGET $75,000 AND ABOVE
De Boer Vinings, Austell, Ga.
Regal Tent Productions, Stoney Creek, Ontario
So Fine Event Design, Concord, Calif., and REP Eventos, Sao Paulo, Brazil

BEST USE OF LIGHTING
LD Systems, Houston
Total Event Resources, Schaumburg, Ill.
XA: The Experiential Agency, New York

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Edwin Allen Productions, Cedar Valley, Ontario
LD Systems, Houston
Planning the Globe, Mount Pleasant, S.C., and Innovative Event Services, Charleston, S.C.

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN LOGISTICS
An Original Occasion, Los Angeles, and Epic Entertainment, Palm Desert, Calif.
Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Harith Productions Ltd., Willow Grove, Pa., and Alaska Destination Specialists, Anchorage, Alaska

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN EVENT RENTAL SUPPORT
ASI Production Services, Orlando, Fla.
Ducky-Bob's Event Specialists, Carrollton, Texas
Panache Event Rentals, Pompano Beach, Fla.

BEST NEW, INNOVATIVE EVENT PRODUCT/TECHNOLOGY
Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
The Event Company, Munich, Germany
TLC Creative Effects, Marina del Rey, Calif.

BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION: ENTERTAINMENT BUDGET UNDER $25,000
Choozi Entertainment, Las Vegas
Dorene Collier's Event Show Productions, Tampa, Fla.
Total Event Resources, Schaumburg, Ill.

BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION: ENTERTAINMENT BUDGET $25,000 TO $100,000
Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla., and Harith Productions Ltd., Willow Grove, Pa.
MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas
Wilkinson Rhodes, San Antonio

BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION: ENTERTAINMENT BUDGET ABOVE $100,000
Carter McRae Events, Calgary, Alberta
Planning the Globe, Mount Pleasant, S.C., and Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Sensix Communications and Events, Montreal

MOST OUTSTANDING SPECTACLE
Jam Entertainment & Creative Services, Chicago
JHE Production Group, Concord, N.C., and Q&A Entertainment, Atlanta
JHE Production Group, Concord, N.C.

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL: BUDGET UNDER $500 PER GUEST
A Joy Wallace Catering Production, Miami
Mitchell's Catering & Events, Raleigh, N.C.
Wilkinson Rhodes, San Antonio

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL: BUDGET $500 AND ABOVE PER GUEST
Decor & More, Oakville, Ontario
Sasha Souza Events, Napa, Calif.
Someone's in the Kitchen, Tarzana, Calif.

BEST EVENT MARKETING CAMPAIGN
AMCI, Marina del Rey, Calif.
TBA Global Events, San Diego
XA: The Experiential Agency, New York

BEST THEATRICAL ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION
Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla., and Harith Productions Ltd., Willow Grove, Pa.
GO West Events & Multimedia, Westlake Village, Calif.
Vok Dams Group, Wuppertal, Germany

BEST THEME DECOR: TOTAL DECOR BUDGET UNDER $20,000
A Joy Wallace Catering Production, Miami
Art of the Party, Orlando, Fla.
High Rise Events, Las Vegas

BEST THEME DECOR: TOTAL DECOR BUDGET $20,000 TO $50,000
Carolyn Dempsey Design, Port Chester, N.Y.
Decor & More, Oakville, Ontario
Total Event Resources, Schaumburg, Ill., and Timot McGonagle, Nashville, Tenn.

BEST THEME DECOR: TOTAL DECOR BUDGET ABOVE $50,000
An Original Occasion, Los Angeles
Edwin Allen Productions, Cedar Valley, Ontario
EventWorks, Los Angeles

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET UNDER $100,000
Harith Productions Ltd., Willow Grove, Pa., and Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla.
Harith Productions Ltd., Willow Grove, Pa., and Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla.
The Lundquist Co., Sacramento, Calif.

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET $100,000 TO $249,999
Bravo Productions, Long Beach, Calif.
Harith Productions Ltd., Willow Grove, Pa., and Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla.
Total Event Resources, Schaumburg, Ill.

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET $250,000 TO $500,000
Biltmore Estate, Asheville, N.C., and VIKTOR Incentives & Meetings, Traverse City, Mich.
Carter McRae Events, Calgary, Alberta
EventWorks, Los Angeles

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET ABOVE $500,000
Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
MGM Mirage Events, Las Vegas, and MGM Grand Productions, Las Vegas
MGM Mirage Events, Las Vegas