We helped with the Port Catholic School annual fundraising Gala in April, and it was out of this world gorgeous!! (Plus it raised over $110,000!) With a delightful Alice in Wonderland theme, we were able to produce a lovely evening for all who attended.
Guests arrived and walked through the Rabbit Hole, registered, and were immediately greeted by the option to have a delicious Moscow Mule served in copper mugs (and the guests got to keep the mugs!). They could buy raffle tickets, or choose a gift card off the “Dine and Dash” wall, before walking through a lovely hallway draped in red with gold frames and red roses suspended in mid-air to the silent auction tent. The tent was filled with over 400 items on black crushed taffeta linen, while playing cards and red fabric hung above. Tables draped in red with paint cans filled with red and white roses completed the Queen of Hearts vibe.
The ballroom was out of this world – hundreds of china teacups and teapots were suspended in mid-air amid swathes of white gossamer draping. Icy blue uplights gave the room a little other-world vibe, while the white and silver linens were piled high with many types of eclectic centerpieces – branches dripping with keys and piled with teacups and flowers, teapots, cups and saucers laden with fresh floral, birdcages adorned with butterflies and filled with moss and flowers and little blue caterpillars, and lots of old books and candles. There were details everywhere, from the menus to the little corporate name tags on the backs of chairs. The creme de la creme was both the extraordinary cake to celebrate the school’s 25th year, and the Couture Table, which was a lovely vintage table surrounded by old chairs, covered in lace and more floral and china with white butterflies dangling above. The Mad Hatter himself (an actor) headed the table in full costume.
It was a fun-filled evening for all the guests and parents, which could not have happened without an ARMY of volunteers, and we cannot wait to see how 2016 unfolds!
Design help: Little Shoots Photo House
Cake: Cakes by Erin Salerno
Lighting in Ballroom: ACME
Lighting and sound in Tent: Accent Events
Linens: Elegant Touch of Cedarburg
Rentals: Relics Vintage Rentals
Tent: Arena Americas
Costume: Miller & Campbell