Black and Gold Party

July 5, 2012

We were asked to design, manage and produce the multiple day events providing evening entertainment and reception for conference attendees at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel. The goal was to create a look and feel that was different than what had been created in the past several years at the same venue.

This year the inspiration was to create a look that provided an indoor/outdoor setting allowing a larger  area for the guests and working with a large and upcoming trend of catering strictly with food trucks! A clear structure tent was selected to provide a feeling of openness. All existing trees that fell inside the tent and outside were enhanced with lighting to provide an expansive indoor/outdoor feel. Almost all openings of the tent on one end were left open to eliminate the barrier & division of space making the entire 25,000 square ft. space feel as one. String lights outside reflected into the tent and the surrounding trees were lit to bring the effect into the tent.

The space for the party was transformed to a sexy club lounge. The transformation was with the color palette of black and gold inspired from the glamorous trend seen on fashion runways for 2012. Flo Rida was the talent for this evening and the look was perfect! A mix of gold leather furniture with black patent leather and suede lounge seating enhancing the look. Dancers were placed on a runway behind the bars and highlighted with large Payette backdrops while custom-made costumes were hand made for the dancers with feathers, beads and gold chain  adding to the overall luxury feel of the event. Flowers were all in shades of ivory and white to bring a modern feel to the space.

1. Chanel Boy Bag
2. Balmain Cropped Suede Jacket at
3. CC Skye Cocktail Fringe Necklace at
4. Alexis Pendant Light at
5-8. Event Design by Elite Productions International
9. Oscar de la Renta Gold Plated Leaf Buckle Belt at
10. Gucci Fringe Dress Spring 2012, Model Joan Smalls, Photo by Marcio Maderia for firstVIEW
11. YSL Ring with Reflective Stone at
12. Lulu Guiness Lips Clutch at
13. LK Designs Chain Wrap Around Bracelet at
14. Edie Parker Flavia Geo Clutch at
15. French Art Deco Vase at
16. Gucci T-Bar Pump at
17. Jagger Edge Montana Studded iPhone Cover at
18. Gold and Marble Tree Trunk Side Table by Revelry Event Designers
Photographer: Cynthia Halverson
Bartenders 200 Proof Bartenders
Entertainment (DJ, Dancers) Elite Productions International
Entertainment (Headline) Gail & Rice
Decor, Design, Event Management, Flowers, Permits, Production Elite Productions International
Furniture Rentals FWR Rental Haus
Furniture Rentals Lounge Appeal
Lighting Gorilla Production Group
Security Premier Executive Solutions
Tenting Classic Party Rentals

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