Gala Awards http://specialevents.com/taxonomy/term/8491/more en Garden Glory: Kristin Banta Events Takes a Gorgeous Wedding Outdoors http://specialevents.com/weddings/garden-glory-kristin-banta-events-takes-gorgeous-wedding-outdoors <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.kristinbanta.com/" target="_blank">Kristin Banta Events</a> turns to a sophisticated color palette and refined touches to create this elegant garden wedding. The<em> Special Events </em>Advisory Board members are fans; they nominated the event for&nbsp;a <a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/preview-2016-special-events-gala-award-nominees" target="_blank">2016 Gala Award.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.braedonphotography.com" target="_blank">Photos by Braedon Photography</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/garden-glory-kristin-banta-events-takes-gorgeous-wedding-outdoors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/garden-glory-kristin-banta-events-takes-gorgeous-wedding-outdoors#comments Gala Awards Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Weddings Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:19:00 +0000 27881 at http://specialevents.com Very Venetian: Incredible Artists Creates an Incredible Masked Ball http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/very-venetian-incredible-artists-creates-incredible-masked-ball <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Incredible Artists Group dreams up a Venetian masked ball for client Next Plc, winning hearts, funds, and a Gala Award from Special Events.</p> <p>Photos courtesy Incredible Artists Group</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/very-venetian-incredible-artists-creates-incredible-masked-ball" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/very-venetian-incredible-artists-creates-incredible-masked-ball#comments Gala Awards Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Themed Events Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:24:00 +0000 27051 at http://specialevents.com Shanghai Silk: Alison Silcoff Events Celebrates China with the Daffodil Ball http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/shanghai-silk-alison-silcoff-events-celebrates-china-daffodil-ball <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Imagine a Great Wall of China made of colorful parasols and thrilling entertainers--guests saw it all at the 2015 Daffodil Ball from Alison Silcoff Events and partners including Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth and Decor and More. The gorgeous event won a Gala Award in January from <em>Special Events </em>magazine.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/shanghai-silk-alison-silcoff-events-celebrates-china-daffodil-ball" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/shanghai-silk-alison-silcoff-events-celebrates-china-daffodil-ball#comments Gala Awards Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries Tue, 08 Mar 2016 15:18:00 +0000 26681 at http://specialevents.com Luxury Redefined: Peninsula Chicago Showcase Reception Shows Off Remodel http://specialevents.com/hotels/luxury-redefined-peninsula-chicago-showcase-reception-shows-remodel <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Despite the constraints of a tight budget, the Peninsula Chicago&nbsp;team treated 1,200 guests to a private event revealing the hotel&#39;s multi-million room renovation. Although many function spaces were already in use, attendees visited a variety of themed spaces within the property, including a &quot;Tastefully Thai&quot; area and &quot;Urban Chicago&quot;; the menu included everything from strawberry-yuzu terrine to lobster corn dogs.</p> <p>The event is a 2016 <a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards" target="_blank"><em>Special Events</em> Gala Award</a> nominee.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/hotels/luxury-redefined-peninsula-chicago-showcase-reception-shows-remodel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/hotels/luxury-redefined-peninsula-chicago-showcase-reception-shows-remodel#comments Gala Awards Hotels Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Thu, 03 Mar 2016 17:05:00 +0000 26581 at http://specialevents.com Last-Rite Night: Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth Serves a Funereal Fundraiser http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/last-rite-night-fairmont-queen-elizabeth-serves-funereal-fundraiser <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>This spooky soiree keyed on a funeral-wake-resurrection theme to raise funds for Montreal's beloved Musee d'art contemporain. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/last-rite-night-fairmont-queen-elizabeth-serves-funereal-fundraiser" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/last-rite-night-fairmont-queen-elizabeth-serves-funereal-fundraiser#comments Catering Gala Awards Galas/Fundraisers Hotels Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Tue, 01 Mar 2016 15:10:00 +0000 26521 at http://specialevents.com What You're Reading: Top Special Events Articles for February 2016 http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-february-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>From the newest Gala Award winners to coverage of a moving 80th birthday party, here are your favorite articles for February 2016 from Special Events.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-february-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-february-2016#comments Decor Gala Awards Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Mon, 29 Feb 2016 19:44:00 +0000 26491 at http://specialevents.com Evening of Honor: Chromis Event Strategies Creates a Fundraiser Honoring Veterans http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/evening-honor-chromis-event-strategies-creates-fundraiser-honoring-veterans <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>To raise awareness and funds to build the Education Center at The Wall, a proposed facility on Washington&#39;s National Mall honoring the sacrifices of veterans of the Vietnam War and other conflicts, <a href="http://www.chromisevents.com/" target="_blank">Chromis&nbsp;Event Strategies</a> and team&nbsp;worked within a tight budget to bring the center to life in a grand historic building via displays and a message-driven program.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/evening-honor-chromis-event-strategies-creates-fundraiser-honoring-veterans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/evening-honor-chromis-event-strategies-creates-fundraiser-honoring-veterans#comments Gala Awards Galas/Fundraisers The Special Event Show Thu, 25 Feb 2016 00:37:00 +0000 26481 at http://specialevents.com Meant to Bee Wedding: Weddings Unique Creates a One-of-a-Kind Wedding http://specialevents.com/weddings/meant-bee-wedding-weddings-unique-creates-one-kind-wedding <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>It was a night of firsts in this "Meant to Bee" wedding from Weddings Unique.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/meant-bee-wedding-weddings-unique-creates-one-kind-wedding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/meant-bee-wedding-weddings-unique-creates-one-kind-wedding#comments Gala Awards The Special Event Show Weddings Wed, 17 Feb 2016 20:54:00 +0000 26381 at http://specialevents.com Having it All: A High Rise Events Wedding Goes from Marvelous Ceremony to Midnight Carnival http://specialevents.com/weddings/having-it-all-high-rise-events-wedding-goes-marvelous-ceremony-midnight-carnival <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>A destination wedding from High Rise Events takes over the Empire Polo Grounds--site of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival--and transforms it into a stunning, flower-filled wedding for 475 guests. And the grand finale: a midnight carnival complete with carousel. The event just won a 2016 <a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards" target="_blank">Gala Award </a>from <em>Special Events </em>magazine.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/having-it-all-high-rise-events-wedding-goes-marvelous-ceremony-midnight-carnival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/having-it-all-high-rise-events-wedding-goes-marvelous-ceremony-midnight-carnival#comments Gala Awards The Special Event Show Weddings Tue, 16 Feb 2016 03:53:00 +0000 26361 at http://specialevents.com Stylish Safari: Future Affairs Productions Takes Gala Guests to the Serengeti http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/stylish-safari-future-affairs-productions-takes-gala-guests-serengeti <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>No boring ballroom for this hospital fundraiser. <a href="http://www.futureaffairs.com" target="_blank">Future Affairs Productions </a>takes a working airplane hangar and transforms it into a stylish safari on the Serengeti for 550 guests--and wins a<em> <a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards" target="_blank">Special Events</a></em><a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards" target="_blank"> Gala Award </a>at <a href="http://thespecialeventshow.com" target="_blank">The Special Event 2016</a> in the process.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/stylish-safari-future-affairs-productions-takes-gala-guests-serengeti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/stylish-safari-future-affairs-productions-takes-gala-guests-serengeti#comments Gala Awards Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:15:00 +0000 26301 at http://specialevents.com