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a night at the derby

 
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The Promise Ball

Client: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) 
Location: Connecticut Convention Center 
About the Event: When we were asked by JDRF to be more creative with this event, we decided to do a twist on the theme they had chosen – Kentucky Derby. Instead of a typical red, white and black color scheme we took inspiration from the Derby’s green grass and spring florals. We made the entrance auction area fun and cheeky with a grass astro turf photo backdrop. Then we used galvanized metal trays with astro turf and Gerbera daisies as auction item displays. Inside the ballroom we went for a more elegant gala look. We paired green and white linens with redwood Chiavari chairs and built tall green, white & yellow florals in elegant gold vases. We draped swags of fabric from the ceiling to create a more intimate setting for the 760 guests that attended. And last but not least, we added topiaries, yellow lounge seating and gold accented art deco tables for an exclusive VIP area. 

 
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