We work with some of the Event Industry’s most creative event professionals, their events are nothing short of spectacular.  On the RED blog we highlight our design work and our creative collaborations with our “Uber” talented clients.

We are so excited to showcase our first table we sponsored from Luxe Linen‘s “Luxe Launch 2015″ series at Bel-Air Bay Club. This “Gothic Garden” table was designed by the talented AOO Events and AOO Floral. Using Luxe Linen’s Lismore Garden Taupe linen and Black Satin Lamour Napkins, the team decided to use our Black Venice Chairs with Nailhead Trim, which were the perfect choice for this design. Signature Party Rentals provided other rentals with china by Dish Wish. Thank you Krista Mason Photography and Weintraub Photography for these images.


We have an exclusive interview with AOO Events conducted by Kristin Banta of Kristin Banta Events. See below for the full Q&A session and photos.

This is really unexpected and very interesting- what was your inspiration behind this?
We obviously started with this lovely linen. We decided to do something opposite of what the natural occurrence of this linen may have been. We brought in a lot of black and lacquer and did a juxtaposition of this linen.

What makes this so compelling to me is that it is so unexpected. I am always looking for a point of view and fresh spin on things. Did you have an idea prior to the linen or did the linen start it all?
It all started with the linen. As soon as I saw this linen, I knew I wanted to take it in this direction and bring a dark side to it.

I love all of the elements on the table. How much of this developed through the course of the table design versus you saw something and you ran with it?
Well, I had a vision at the beginning, but a lot of it developed throughout the process which started a week ago I guess. My natural background is in art installation so I wanted to bring that into the table.

Was there anything that you played with at the very end that you decided to keep?
Really all of this has been sitting on my table for the last week. I think the linen lends itself to the mix match and patterns and glassware. That was the natural direction for me to go with this. The harsh reality is the lacquer and florals are very sexy to me and I think they are a little unexpected together.

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Vendors:Host/Linen: Luxe Linen | Concept/Design: AOO Events | Rentals: Revelry Event Design and Signature Party Rentals | Chinaware: Dish Wish | Photography:  Krista Mason Photography and Weintraub Photography | Venue: Bel-Air Bay Club | PR: Rayce PR

Party Sponsors: Bel-Air Bay Club | Revelry Event Design | Line 204 Events | Dish Wish | Wiens Family Cellars | Classic Party Rentals | Luxury DJs | Smile Lounge | Face It Sugar | Seasons Catering | Made By Meg | Jennifer Naylor Catering and Events | Petros Catering | Rasta Taco | Sprinkles Cupcakes | Lovesome | Design Dawgs | EDGE Design Decor | Copper Willow Paper Studio | Krista Mason Photography | Weintraub Photography

We are so excited to showcase our first table we sponsored from Luxe Linen‘s “Luxe Launch 2015″ series at Sherwood Country Club. This “Marie Antoinette” table was designed by the talented Felici Events and Coco Rose Design. Using Luxe Linen’s Vogue Sherbert linen and Rose Quartz Va Va Voom Napkins, the team decided to use our Florence Wood Chairs, which were the perfect choice for this Marie Antoinette inspired design. A Rental Connection and Otis and Pearl provided other rentals. Thank you Michelle from Michelle Lacson Photography for these images.

We have an exclusive interview with Zohe Felici conducted by Lara Burnap, editor of California Wedding Day. See below for the full Q&A session and photos.


Why did you choose this linen?

It was available, ha ha. I actually love it because of the texture and rainbow hues.

How did you build up from there?

From there, we went to Otis and Pearl for our rentals. They’re amazing. And Nina Kincaid from Coco Rose Designs did our florals. At that point, I had a swatch of the linen we knew we were going to use. We talked about it having a “Marie Antoinette” theme and we got the chairs from Revelry to match.

Is there a particular detail you love the most?

I do love the strawberries. They’re different.

Can you describe the flowers?

Those are merlot carnations in the high bunch, which is actually a new carnation, and french tulips in the small tabletop vase

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You Only Live Once! Produced and Designed by Marianne for Special Occasions EventsWhat a night…every detail was considered and coordinated. We love the repeat yellow and black pattern in the overall design. We provided the drapery, tables, chairs, mirrored wall panels and lounge pieces.

Our Gold Venice furniture line was used to design the lounge area. Black yellow and white stripes were painted on mirrors and used as perimeter decor. Yellow Roses and Crystals hung from ribbons as part of the ceiling decor. Below you will also see a close up of the mirrored wall panels with a custom black, yellow and white hand painted design. The seating cards were placed on a mirror front bar that we hand painted with the theme colors for the event. The room was flooded with golden light and our mirror pedestals reflected the colors in the room. Thank you Joan Fuller Photography for these gorgeous photos.

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Creative Partners: Design and Planning: Special Occasions Event Planning | Floral Design: Eric Buterbaugh | Lighting: Images by Lighting | Sound: No Static AV | Invitations: Lehr & Black | Photography: Joan Fuller Photography | Venue: Montage Beverly Hills | Entertainment: Hall and Oates

We worked with Linda Howard Events and LA Premier Flowers to create this incredible reception design for a wedding at the Beverly Hills Hotel. We hung thousands of crystals on silk ribbons in the ballroom. The space was transformed by lighting, changing from blue to pink throughout the evening.

The reception design was all about the custom fabrics and ribbons. When the light reflected off of the pleating, a very unique and special look filled the room. Revelry provided custom linens, mirror top tables, ceiling treatment and draping.

The ballroom carpet was completely covered with a white dance floor and plush white carpet. The walls were draped in white chiffon, elegantly pulled back at the entrance. The cake table was also a focal point at the entrance, placed directly behind the sweetheart table.

The room transitioned into a gorgeous blue during dinner. Guests dined at tables with custom linens, mirrored table tops and White Chloe Chameleon Chairs from Classic Party Rentals. Centerpieces were created with orchids.

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Planning and Design: Linda Howard Events | Flowers: LA Premier Flowers | Venue: Beverly Hills Hotel | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Design, Furniture, Ceiling Crystals and Drapery: Revelry Event Designers

A gorgeous Russian Wedding Design created in our showroom for Oksana Flanagan’s European Speaking Tour. The team designed a rich and opulent tabletop with touches of gold and red rose accents. Murano Glass Scones were hung on Ivory wall panels, matching chandeliers and pendants were hung overhead. The ceiling and walls were draped with a soft ivory fabric. The tabletop designers were created for Oksana to present to wedding professionals in Russia. Florals by Eddie Zaratsian of Tic Tock Florals. Photographed by Christine Bentley.

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We recently collaborated on a California Experience at La Jolla photoshoot with Ultimate Weddings at La Valencia Hotel. The Ultimate Wedding Collection offers luxury international weddings with premier vendors, design options, budgets, transportation and accommodations for you and your guests already in place. The Ultimate Wedding Collection includes the ability to customize fine china designed exclusively for your wedding. Making one of your hardest decisions platinum or gold?

“This is the ultimate table setting…dressed with 24K gold China, honey only placards and silk napkins were think any discerning bride would approve.” Ultimate Weddings created a soft yet textural statement with their tablescape with lush blooms by Isari Flower Studio, China by L’OBJET, our rose gold chairs and calligraphy on Onyx by Design House of Moira. Thank you to Scott Clark Photo for the photographs.

Learn more about Ultimate Wedding Collection and their international locations HERE.

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We were recently honored to participate in the design of Rihanna’s first annual Diamond Ball. This black-tie fundraiser benefited the Clara Lionel Foundation. The singer performed with a live orchestra at The Vineyard, a private 157-acre enclave located in Beverly Hills. The Diamond Ball – which also included a dinner and live auction – hosted an estimated 600 guests, “ranging from entertainment and business executives to celebrities and philanthropists.” Coordinated by Special Occasions Events, Empty Vase provided the florals, and lighting by Images by Lighting. Thank you Kevin Weinstein Photography for these gorgeous photographs.

Below are our favorite pieces from the fundraiser.

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Rentals/Furniture/Draping: Revelry Event Designers
Florals: Empty Vase
Coordination: Special Occasions Events
Venue: The Vineyard
Lighting: Images by Lighting
Photography: Kevin Weinstein Photography

We recently collaborated with Sonia Sharma of Sonia Events and Celio’s Design to create this gorgeous tabletop design at Caroline Trans Propel WorkshopPropel focuses on helping artists build a sustainable business, and establishing their style when they shoot. They cover topics anywhere from marketing & branding to workflow. And of course, they always have a couple of beautifully styled shoots for lots of hands-on practice. Caroline walks you through how she approaches a shoot.  

The images from our design follow.


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