In Atlanta this past month AOO Events designed and produced this 2,800-person event at Centennial Park (this is located in the heart of the city and was created for the Olympics when they were held here). This annual corporate event is held in conjunction with a large convention that travels from coast to coast. We work with TenCue Productions who provides all the technical aspects of the show which this year included a performance by Chris Isaak.
The overall theme was park-like but in the details, we wove ribbons through (pardon the pun) as a design element using the same colors as the invitation to brand the event. We had "ribbon girls" who helped guide the attendees to the entrance, the table linen (which you can see a little of in the photo above) featured colorful linen, 20-foot flags around the perimeter in the event colors looked like ribbon, and we also used ribbon to decorate centerpieces that hovered well above the buffet tables (see photos below).
We used the tall centerpieces and the Airstar lighted balloons (which you can see in teh nighttime shots at the very top of this post) so that the event design took place on all levels. It was especially helpful with a crowd this large. They used the centerpieces as markers to tell where the buffets were and the Airstar balloons gave them the location of the stage (plus they also provided safety lighting once the sun set.)
More on this event in the next post...