Special Events Magazine http://specialevents.com/rss.xml en Gilded Glory: Lynn Fletcher Weddings Creates a Winning Wedding http://specialevents.com/weddings/gilded-glory-lynn-fletcher-weddings-creates-winning-wedding <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>An equestrian facility was transformed into a modern-day vision of the Palace of Versailles thanks to a dedicated event team from Lynn Fletcher Weddings, which coordinated daily deliveries of decor pieces in the run-up to the wedding. The stunning event won a 2015 Gala Award for Best Wedding and Best Floral.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/gilded-glory-lynn-fletcher-weddings-creates-winning-wedding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/gilded-glory-lynn-fletcher-weddings-creates-winning-wedding#comments Weddings Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:50:00 +0000 21171 at http://specialevents.com Truly intelligent design: A tribute to Richard Carbotti http://specialevents.com/blog/truly-intelligent-design-tribute-richard-carbotti <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Lisa Hurley" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2014/12/Hurley_Lisa_Portrait_0.jpg" style="width: 193px; height: 224px; float: left;" />Last week marked one-year anniversary of the loss of one of the bright lights of special events, Richard Carbotti. I was proud to be part of the ceremony at The Special Event just three weeks ago for the presentation of the inaugural Richard Carbotti Gala Award, accepted by his sons Evan and Jordan&mdash;two event talents in their own right.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/truly-intelligent-design-tribute-richard-carbotti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/truly-intelligent-design-tribute-richard-carbotti#comments Richard Carbotti Special Events Blog Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:10:00 +0000 21161 at http://specialevents.com Special Events Business News for Jan. 28, 2015 http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-jan-28-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Special events business news this week includes new executives at Hargrove and at AlliedPRA New York</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-jan-28-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-jan-28-2015#comments archive Silver Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:45:00 +0000 21151 at http://specialevents.com <p>Ron Bracco takes the role of vice president events at Hargrove.</p> ISES Accelerate Conference Set for May 15 http://specialevents.com/ises/ises-accelerate-conference-set-may-15 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The new conference shows the global reach of ISES</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/ises/ises-accelerate-conference-set-may-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/ises/ises-accelerate-conference-set-may-15#comments ISES Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:03:00 +0000 21141 at http://specialevents.com <p>Emirates Stadium, London</p> What You're Reading: Top Special Events Articles for January 2015 http://specialevents.com/archive/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-january-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>From great branding to gorgeou Gala Award nominees, here are the top topics with SpecialEvents.com readers for January 2015.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/archive/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-january-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/archive/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-january-2015#comments archive Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:11:00 +0000 21131 at http://specialevents.com How Meetings Are Chilling out for the Big Northeast Storm http://specialevents.com/archive/how-meetings-are-chilling-out-big-northeast-storm <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The meetings industry is facing stormy weather with Juno--the big nor'easter storm threatening New England.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/archive/how-meetings-are-chilling-out-big-northeast-storm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/archive/how-meetings-are-chilling-out-big-northeast-storm#comments archive Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:24:00 +0000 21121 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Jayson Photography / © Getty Images Protect your wedding and event planning business with four powerful contract clauses http://specialevents.com/blog/protect-your-wedding-and-event-planning-business-four-powerful-contract-clauses <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Attorney Matthew Villmer gives tips on four essential clauses for contracts for special events</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/protect-your-wedding-and-event-planning-business-four-powerful-contract-clauses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/protect-your-wedding-and-event-planning-business-four-powerful-contract-clauses#comments archive contracts for special events Special Events Blog Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:17:00 +0000 21111 at http://specialevents.com Personalized Decal Plates, High-quality On-site Printers, Customizable LED Label Vodka http://specialevents.com/event-tools/personalized-decal-plates-high-quality-site-printers-customizable-led-label-vodka <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New products for special event professionals include personalized decal plates, high-quality on-site photo printers, and vodka bottles with customizable LED label bottles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/personalized-decal-plates-high-quality-site-printers-customizable-led-label-vodka" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/personalized-decal-plates-high-quality-site-printers-customizable-led-label-vodka#comments Event Tools Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:44:00 +0000 21091 at http://specialevents.com Stunning 60th: Showtime Events Creates a Multi-day 60th Wedding Anniversary Celebration http://specialevents.com/weddings/stunning-60th-showtime-events-creates-multi-day-60th-wedding-anniversary-celebration <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Showtime Events creates a stunning multi-day celebration honoring a couple&#39;s 60th wedding anniversary, an event honored with a 2015 Gala Award nomination from Special Events. See all the Gala nominees here.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/stunning-60th-showtime-events-creates-multi-day-60th-wedding-anniversary-celebration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/stunning-60th-showtime-events-creates-multi-day-60th-wedding-anniversary-celebration#comments Weddings Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:09:00 +0000 21051 at http://specialevents.com Special Events Business News for Jan. 21, 2015 http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-jan-21-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Special events business news this week includes a new director of event services at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-jan-21-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-jan-21-2015#comments archive Silver Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:16:00 +0000 21041 at http://specialevents.com <p>Alexis Berggren joins the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center as director of event services.</p> Party Reflections Announces Merger with Displays Unlimited http://specialevents.com/rental/party-reflections-announces-merger-displays-unlimited <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Big Southeast party rental company Party Reflections announces its second business expansion within a month</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/rental/party-reflections-announces-merger-displays-unlimited" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/rental/party-reflections-announces-merger-displays-unlimited#comments Rental Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:12:00 +0000 21061 at http://specialevents.com <p>Dan Hooks, CERP, of Party Reflections announces his conpany&#39;s latest business expansion.</p> Stop asking if your event was a success http://specialevents.com/blog/stop-asking-if-your-event-was-success <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Matt Engel of Attend.com" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2014/12/Engel_Matt_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />I hope that the holiday season brought you plenty of perks, like a sudden uptick in events on your calendar. However, as you worked your way through the fundraisers, galas and holiday parties of the season, you may have found yourself wondering: &ldquo;Are any of these events serving their intended purposes?&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/stop-asking-if-your-event-was-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/stop-asking-if-your-event-was-success#comments Event Tools Attend.com Special Events Blog Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:04:00 +0000 21031 at http://specialevents.com Shared Experiences. Inspired People. http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/shared-experiences-inspired-people <div class="field-byline"> Chris Lee </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Chris Lee of big DMC ACCESS Destination Services shares the power of shared experiences.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/shared-experiences-inspired-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/shared-experiences-inspired-people#comments Corporate Events Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:16:00 +0000 21011 at http://specialevents.com You Can Leave Your Gown On: Britain Has No Plans to Allow Nude Weddings http://specialevents.com/weddings/you-can-leave-your-gown-britain-has-no-plans-allow-nude-weddings <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Britain won't let it all hang out--you still have to wear clothes to get married.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/you-can-leave-your-gown-britain-has-no-plans-allow-nude-weddings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/you-can-leave-your-gown-britain-has-no-plans-allow-nude-weddings#comments Weddings Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:28:00 +0000 21001 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Leah-Anne Thompson / © Getty Images 'Saturno' China Line Expands, Kool Offers Free Column Base, Town and Country Debuts Moscow Mule Mugs http://specialevents.com/event-tools/saturno-china-line-expands-kool-offers-free-column-base-town-and-country-debuts-moscow-m <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New products for special events include sleek porcelain platters from Corby Hall, glowing acrylic columns from Kool Party Rentals, and Moscow Mule mugs from Town and Country Event Rentals</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/saturno-china-line-expands-kool-offers-free-column-base-town-and-country-debuts-moscow-m" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/saturno-china-line-expands-kool-offers-free-column-base-town-and-country-debuts-moscow-m#comments Event Tools Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:31:00 +0000 20991 at http://specialevents.com The Special Event 2015 Celebrates its 30th Anniversary in Anaheim http://specialevents.com/content/special-event-2015-celebrates-its-30th-anniversary-anaheim <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The signature event industry show brings exhibits, education and events to the Anaheim [Calif.] Convention Center and Anaheim Marriott Hotel</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/content/special-event-2015-celebrates-its-30th-anniversary-anaheim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/content/special-event-2015-celebrates-its-30th-anniversary-anaheim#comments content Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:28:00 +0000 20971 at http://specialevents.com <p>The exciting performance by Bollywood Rise at Michael Cerbelli&#39;s &#39;The Hot List&#39; 2015.</p> Photo by Special Events Prep, Poach, Print: Is 3-D Printed Food Coming Soon? http://specialevents.com/catering/prep-poach-print-3-d-printed-food-coming-soon <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Top chefs are now working with 3-D printer manufacturers to create entirely new confections.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/prep-poach-print-3-d-printed-food-coming-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/prep-poach-print-3-d-printed-food-coming-soon#comments Catering Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:10:00 +0000 20961 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Sergey Nivens / © Getty Images Special Events Business News for Jan. 14, 2015 http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-jan-14-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Special events business news this week includes a promotion for Mallory Powell at Oliveaire and a new role for industry pro Karen May at Alive Experience ... </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-jan-14-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-jan-14-2015#comments archive Silver Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:26:00 +0000 20951 at http://specialevents.com How to use a single event to effectively market your event or catering company http://specialevents.com/blog/how-use-single-event-effectively-market-your-event-or-catering-company <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Don't just create an event--create a social media campaign to go with it, and you'll win more clients</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/how-use-single-event-effectively-market-your-event-or-catering-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/how-use-single-event-effectively-market-your-event-or-catering-company#comments Catering building an event and catering business via social media Special Events Blog Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:16:00 +0000 20941 at http://specialevents.com New Buffet Riser System, Instax Mini Camera, Live Event Painting http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-buffet-riser-system-instax-mini-camera-live-event-painting <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New products for special events include buffet risers, instant film cameras and live event painting</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-buffet-riser-system-instax-mini-camera-live-event-painting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-buffet-riser-system-instax-mini-camera-live-event-painting#comments Event Tools Tue, 13 Jan 2015 20:33:00 +0000 20931 at http://specialevents.com Gala Award Winners Named at The Special Event 2015 http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/gala-award-winners-named-special-event-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Top events from around the world were honored Jan. 8 at The Special Event 2015 in Anaheim, Calif., at the Special Events Gala Awards</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/gala-award-winners-named-special-event-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/gala-award-winners-named-special-event-2015#comments Gala Awards Sat, 10 Jan 2015 00:54:00 +0000 20921 at http://specialevents.com Day Two of The Special Event 2015 Brings Hallmark Events http://specialevents.com/archive/day-two-special-event-2015-brings-hallmark-events <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Day Two of The Special Event 2015, held in Anaheim, Calif., brings guests hallmark events including the Opening General Session, Design Galleries and the SEARCH fundraiser.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/archive/day-two-special-event-2015-brings-hallmark-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/archive/day-two-special-event-2015-brings-hallmark-events#comments archive Thu, 08 Jan 2015 04:03:00 +0000 20911 at http://specialevents.com The Special Event 2015 Debuts in Anaheim http://specialevents.com/archive/special-event-2015-debuts-anaheim <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The original event expo celebrates its 30th anniversary</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/archive/special-event-2015-debuts-anaheim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/archive/special-event-2015-debuts-anaheim#comments archive Wed, 07 Jan 2015 03:14:00 +0000 20901 at http://specialevents.com The key to longevity in the event business http://specialevents.com/blog/key-longevity-event-business <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Christine Yodsukar gives tips on making a business survive in special events</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/key-longevity-event-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/key-longevity-event-business#comments archive key to longevity in the event business Special Events Blog Tue, 06 Jan 2015 07:39:00 +0000 20881 at http://specialevents.com Big Special Events: Are They Worth the Hassle? http://specialevents.com/archive/big-special-events-are-they-worth-hassle <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Despite the huge crowds and huge challenges, large public sports events pay off, this writer says.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/archive/big-special-events-are-they-worth-hassle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/archive/big-special-events-are-they-worth-hassle#comments archive Tue, 06 Jan 2015 07:03:00 +0000 20861 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Getty Images / © Lincoln Rogers AirDD's Space Dividers, Fortune's Star Spheres, Taylor Foam's Custom Foam Decor http://specialevents.com/decor/airdds-space-dividers-fortunes-star-spheres-taylor-foams-custom-foam-decor <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Decor pieces for event pros include AirDD's Space Dividers, Fortune Products' Star Spheres and Taylor Foams' Custom Foam Decor</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/decor/airdds-space-dividers-fortunes-star-spheres-taylor-foams-custom-foam-decor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/decor/airdds-space-dividers-fortunes-star-spheres-taylor-foams-custom-foam-decor#comments Decor Tue, 06 Jan 2015 06:33:00 +0000 20851 at http://specialevents.com Special Events Presents the 2015 Gala Award Nominees http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/special-events-presents-2015-gala-award-nominees-0 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>As chosen by the Advisory Board of Special Events Magazine, outstanding event work from around the world</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/special-events-presents-2015-gala-award-nominees-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/special-events-presents-2015-gala-award-nominees-0#comments Gala Awards Fri, 02 Jan 2015 02:08:00 +0000 20841 at http://specialevents.com Think ISES: January-February 2015 http://specialevents.com/ises/think-ises-january-february-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The latest news from the International Special Events Society for January-February 2015</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/ises/think-ises-january-february-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/ises/think-ises-january-february-2015#comments ISES Thu, 01 Jan 2015 23:17:00 +0000 20761 at http://specialevents.com Editor's Page: Made to Measure http://specialevents.com/archive/editors-page-made-measure <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Special Events editor Lisa Hurley on measuring an event's success</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/archive/editors-page-made-measure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/archive/editors-page-made-measure#comments archive Thu, 01 Jan 2015 22:47:00 +0000 20751 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Nadine Froger Photography The Last Word: CAD Expert Steve Kohn is a Designing Man http://specialevents.com/rental/last-word-cad-expert-steve-kohn-designing-man <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Longtime party owner Steve Kohn makes the move into a second career in CAD</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/rental/last-word-cad-expert-steve-kohn-designing-man" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/rental/last-word-cad-expert-steve-kohn-designing-man#comments Rental Thu, 01 Jan 2015 22:43:00 +0000 20821 at http://specialevents.com