• Event Planner Showcases Skills with Stunning Tablescapes

     
    POSTED September 5, 2018
     

    Over the Top

  • Event Planner Showcases Skills with Stunning Tablescapes

     
    POSTED September 5, 2018
     

    Over the Top

“Our clients wanted to create a fresh, crisp, elegant, lush, over the top, wow wedding,” reports David C. McKnight, owner/founder of Emerald City Designs in Farmington Hills. 

“This springtime project was a formal, black-tie event. They only wanted to use neutral colors, white, ivory, green, gold and black,” he says. The results were stunning.

Emerald City Designs, the Best Event Planner/Event Planning Company in the Michigan Meeting + Events’ Best of 2018 readers’ choice awards, coordinated the wedding planning, floral, décor and stationary.

McKnight acknowledges that events like this take extensive planning and attention to details, especially when working with so many different vendors. Helping the Emerald City team for this special day were:

REHEARSAL DINNER: Joe Meur Seafood
CEREMONY: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
RECEPTION: The Henry Hotel
HAIR & MAKE-UP: Blush Salon
STRINGS: Sean O’Connell
PHOTOGRAPHER: Jess & Nate Studios
VIDEOGRAPHER: Mike Staff Productions
RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT: L’USA
GREEK BAND: The Levendes
CAKE: Love & Buttercream
TRANSPORTATION: All Star Chauffeured Services 

As the number of vaccinations across the country increases, the amount of live events and gatherings will hopefully rise with it. However, that doesn’t mean the way people gather will go back to normal instantly: there may be an adjustment period before bars, theaters, stadiums and churches are all full of people again.

 Spacing, social distancing, and creativity will be vital for planners and venues in the meantime, and tools like staging, seating, and more will be crucial for the execution of these.

 

2020 was on track to be a record year. For some catering companies across the state, continuous growth year-over-year had set them up for success, and they thought it would be their best 365 days yet.

And a record year it was—but not for good reasons. Layoffs and furloughs, major losses in sales, and too many cancellations and postponed events to count made 2020 a year that catering companies will never forget.

 

Lansing isn't just the capital of Michigan, but it’s also the central hub for the entire state—literally; it’s located within 90 minutes of 90 percent of the state’s population, making it both eventful and accessible for groups located throughout the state.