The Elias team takes over the Bayou City Music Center in Houston for the event, which plays hosts to 250 guests. Here, the dramatic event logo.
The venue offered plenty of space but no focal point. To rope it in, the event team designs a huge rope chandelier.
A closer view.
Beneath the rope chandelier is a center area constructed of mahogany wood shelving.
Overview of the event space, including dance floor and concert area.
Who says an outlaw party can't be stylish?
Photos of the birthday boy and his family are strung on fishing line.
Another view of the lounge.
What's a Texas outlaw party without a mechanical bull station?
The dance floor is defined with hay bales, fencing and rustic accents.
Gifts for guests include a logo'd lighter, shot glass and koozie.
Tablescapes include rustic accents such as lanterns and sayings that reflect the guest of honor's philosophies.
A salute to the guest of honor's love of hunting.
The grits station.
A big hit with guests: the 12-flavor popcorn station.
The concert featured Texas country rock legends David Allen Coe and Robert Earl Keen. Both performances lasted some 45 minutes each, with a DJ filling in for a brief set change.
The perfect cake: a salute to hunting and fishing ...
..ablaze with candles!
Everything's bigger in Texas, including this "Outlaw Country" 50th birthday party from Elias Events for a huntin', fishin' man's man. Photos by Morris Malakoff.