Esprit ... it means spirit or wit; having a lively intelligence.
I love that word because this is the attitude with which our team at AOO Events approaches event design and production.
So it was such an honor for us to have just received two Esprit Awards presented by the International Special Events Society (ISES) at EventWorld this past weekend. And doubly so because these are the association's international awards -- meaning our work was viewed and judged to be worthy alongside many amazing contenders from all over the world.
Needless to say, our esprit de corps couldn't be higher this week!!
Best Event for a Nonprofit Organization
We were awarded for our work on the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's annual fundraiser. This year, the theme was Celebrate and hot colors were a main design component. And the best part ... Gladys Knight performed! For more on this event, click here.
We are especially proud of this award because we only produce the rare wedding these days. And this was one of those -- a multi-day destination wedding that we produced jointly with Total Event Resources from Chicago.
It took place at The Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, California, and included a rehearsal dinner, wedding, after party (photo below), brunch, kid's activities and more. For the full story on this event, read the guest blog by Total Event Resources' owner, Kathy Miller, by clicking here.