Untitled designOur stunningly dramatic red styled shoot inspired by Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is featured on Inside Weddings.

Click here to see the full feature.

This shoot was truly a fairytale come true with an opulent table setting inspired by Disney’s 1991 classic movie, Beauty and the Beast. The scarlet draped curtains with gold fringe trim alluded to the cinematic inspiration of the shoot, and a bullion chandelier evoked the image of Belle’s gown.

The red and gold baroque style continued throughout the place settings and glassware, with burgundy crystal wine glasses and champagne flutes. However, the highlight of the table scape was a single rose in a dome, the perfect nod to this timeless movie.
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Creative Team:

Custom Decor/Design/Rentals: Revelry Event Designers
Floral Design: Flowers by Cina
Photography: White Rabbit Photo Boutique
Wedding Planner: Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings



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As originally featured on Inside Weddings:

“The creative teams of Sterling Engagements and Shawna Yamamoto Event Design took a step back in time for their “1920s Vintage Seaside Romance” styled shoot. “We wanted to design something that stands up to today’s design standards, [while embracing] the vintage elements,” they explain. The historic Bel-Air Bay Club guided the ambience of the event, which featured a classic color scheme inspired by the selected linen. 

Constructed by Alphonzo Bell from 1927 to 1928 along the shores of Pacific Palisades, the property was intended to provide a beautiful place of leisure for prominent local citizens, socialites, and Hollywood celebrities. These were the individuals for whom this event was staged. Thus, seating assignments, indicated by names written with navy ink in elegant calligraphy upon sand-toned paper seashells, placed Mr. Bell at the head of the table. The Talmadge sisters – silent film actresses – and Douglas Fairbanks were also among the shoot’s honored guests.

Windows offering views of the Pacific Ocean were dressed with breezy ivory fabric gathered by bouquets of green and white flowers. Vanilla hydrangeas were lined on the low windowsill below. To anchor the essence of romance, a sculptural swirl centerpiece composed of a variety of pearl blooms, including hydrangeas, lilacs, stephanotis, anemones, and fringed tulips, started at one end of the table – dressed with an opulent ivory, textured tablecloth with gold threads – and ended at the other. Three small teardrop-shaped, beaded glass chandeliers accented the floral piece. Soft lighting emitted from taper candles in cylindrical candleholders and votives in golden vessels.

Offset by sapphire satin napkins, place settings of elegant china with gold rims and patterns and bullion chargers were paired with gilded flatware. Double Old-Fashioned glasses with modern gilt swirls, as well as wine glasses with rosy stems and bowls, were on hand for the libations at the celebration. A couple of treats awaited attendees when they took their seats in chic Infinity chairs with polished bullion backs and ivory cushions: a cupcake in a gold foil cup topped with frosting, artistic scalloped circles, and petite sugar flowers, and a cake pop sprinkled with gilded sugar. Additional treats were displayed on an Art Deco dessert cart, including a pastel blue cake embellished with golden ropes and sugar anemones with navy centers on a crystal cake plate.

Ultimately, all the elements harmoniously created a timeless aesthetic. “Together by the sea is a beautiful place to be” was gracefully handwritten on a cut-out, which was showcased on place settings to capture the scenic location as well as the sentiment of joyful gatherings. So as you plan your big day, be aware of how your venue and details that catch your eye can inspire the look of your celebration. If you are interested in seeing more events featuring vintage flair or gold and ivory color schemes, visit our weddings page and search by color or style.”


From Sonia Sharma Events

What better way to enjoy your wedding than with the backdrop of the beautiful Pacific Ocean? We had so much fun designing this wedding. The entire design was inspired by a Chanel fashion show, Chanel being the bride’s favorite designer. We dreamt up a mandap that was unique in size and shape. To top off the look, Tic Tock Couture Florals accented the ceremony with a mixture of stunning pink, orange and yellow floral pieces. We couldn’t have asked for a better team or location to create such a gorgeous event.

Customary in Indian weddings is the Baraat, where the groom proceeds to the wedding ceremony with his family dancing and signing in celebration. One of our favorite additions to the Baraat celebration, are confetti sticks! The confetti sticks get the guests involved and make for a great photo op. We continued with the Chanel inspired theme inside the ballroom. We added oversized mirrors, custom made chair covers by Revelry Event Designersand continued the gold draping around the room. To top it off, we add an elegant fountain, from Raj Tents, in the center of the ballroom.AR-24th-Wedding-photos-0126-2558084395-O

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Vendors:
Photographer: Lin and Jirsa Photography
Wedding Design & Coordination – Sonia Events 
Rentals, Mandap & Decor – Revelry Event Designers 
Florals – Tic-Tock Couture Florals 
Rentals – Chiavari Chair Rentals
Fountain – Raj Tents
DJ & Lighting – Ambiance AV 
Elephant – Have Trunk Will Travel 
Bride Hair & Makeup – Beauty by Linda Chiriac
Caterer – Manohar’s Delhi Palace


The Montage in Beverly Hills was transformed for this Hollywood Regency Style 60th  birthday party with the design direction of Marianne Weiman Nelson from Special Occasions Event Planning as well as Eric Buterbaugh, Images by Lighting, Classic Party Rentals and No Static Pro AV.

From Marianne of Special Occasions Event Planning…

“Inspired by the dramatic styling of the Hollywood Regency Period, I worked closely with the talented Ashley Coleman and Edgar Zamora of Revelry Event Designers to create a high contrast vision using sharp yellow and glossy black. French windows draped with taupe and canary yellow fabric accented the ballroom. Large mirrors with hand-painted dramatic lines in glossy white, black and sharp yellow created the authentic transformation into the Regency period.”

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Read the full post on Special Occasion’s blog here.

Vendors: Event Producer Marianne Weiman Nelson Special Occasions Event Planning, Eric Buterbaugh of Eric Buterbaugh Floral Design, Ashley Coleman and Edgar Zamora of Revelry Event Designers, Gus Galanis of Classic Party Rentals, Dave Meek of No Static Pro Audio, Inc., Curt Stahl of Images by Lighting

Special Thanks to Joan Fuller Photography for the amazing images!!




10Apr

Featured in Living Well Weddings Magazine

Exquisite Events was interviewed in this month’s issue of Living Well Weddings magazine and we just happened to help out with the furniture and draping for some of these gorgeous events. Congratulations Nikki and Madiha Khan!

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revelry event designers featured in living well magazine

revelry event designers featured in living well magazine

revelry event designers featured in living well magazine

revelry event designers featured in living well magazine

Living Well Weddings, Front Row’s annual magazine that caters to brides and grooms-to-be, reaches over 200,000 readers all over the Middle East! Due to its high standard of quality and accessibility, Living Well Weddings has become the go-to-guide for brides and grooms in the region. It has proven enormously successful over the past few years, and we don’t expect this year to be any different. In fact, we are aiming even higher!

Living Well Weddings is Jordan’s biggest selling annual bridal magazine with a circulation of 25,000 issues each year. Covering all things bride, each year we feature extensive fashion, planning, jewelry, travel, beauty, fitness and health, and home decor sections to cater to your every marital whim.


16Mar

Interview with Levine Fox Events

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We’ve worked with Levine Fox Events for years and we love them! We thought we’d sit down with Diane and Alyson to talk about what makes them such a successful team.

 

Revelry: We know you are a mother/daughter team. But how did you come to be event planners?

Levine Fox Events: Prior to forming our event company, I (Diane) worked for 4 years as head coordinator and assistant to the owner of a prestigious event production company in Los Angeles. I was lucky to learn the “biz” through my day to day experiences and from the variety of events that we produced. When that company was sold, Alyson, my daughter, and I decided to partner together and, in the summer of 1997, we created Levine Fox Events. With Alyson’s previous experience in producing high-end events and my original background in interior design, the two of us were ready and able to begin our career together!

 

RevelryHow would you each describe your personal style?

Levine Fox EventsOur weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs and parties are each tastefully designed, run with incredible organization and are always a visual “WOW”! We work hard to ensure that each event has its own personality and is in sync with the current styles and times. Most important, we strive to have each function reflect the tastes and priorities of each of our clients. We emphasize sophistication, dramatic appeal and unified design elements. Our style is fresh; our themes are understated and presented in innovative ways. Designing a perfectly exquisite and unique environment for each event is our PASSION!

 

RevelryTell us about the favorite event you’ve planned and why it was your favorite.

Levine Fox EventsLast October in Palm Beach, Florida, we produced and designed a destination weekend filled with an array of fun parties & exciting activities in celebration of our client’s 25th birthday. The venue, a grand hotel with an old world ambiance and with a variety of elegant ballrooms, proved to be the perfect location. Collaborating with celebrated design sources from  across the country, we transformed the interiors of several of the ballrooms into: a tropical spa environment for a ladies’ day of pampering amidst palm trees, the soothing sound of running water from a central fountain and canvas cabanas for private treatments; a whimsical and stylized Alice-in-Wonderland ladies’ high tea with fantasy floral and storybook props and table décor; a Latin nightclub, complete with ruffled fabric backdrops, a striking mirrored dancefloor and chic lounge furniture; an elegantly formal over-the-top six course birthday dinner set against a stunning backdrop of rich royal reds and jeweled accents, with masses of amazing floral creations and crowned with a multitude of black crystal chandeliers; and finally, the “pièce de résistance,” the weekend’s supreme event – a fanciful cirque du soleil inspired theater and lounge dressed in shades of lavender which provided the perfect ambiance for performances by an amazing line-up of entertainment!

 

RevelryWhat is the most difficult part of planning a wedding or event?

Levine Fox EventsMost every event has a budget, whether it is very generous in scale or very restrictive. The most challenging aspect of planning an event is to create a dramatic and inviting setting in combination with a personalized menu and the best entertainment possible which work within our client’s budget. One of our most important jobs is to pick and choose the most important elements necessary to make for a cohesive mix of these elements so that each event stands on its own aesthetically and provides the most fun and festivity possible for all who attend!

 

RevelryTell us about the biggest problem that came up while planning an event (or at the actual event) and how you solved it.

Levine Fox EventsDuring one of our beautiful weddings years ago, a magnificent five tiered wedding cake which at first looked perfect in every respect began on its own to tilt and slump over during the reception.  It was the focal point of our beautifully appointed cake vignette and was positioned under a willowy tree at the entry of the ballroom. (The cake had been created by the pastry chef of the five star hotel where the wedding took place.)  Once we noticed the problem we alerted the banquet captain who called out the pastry chef. He carried the cake back to his studio for reworking.  Meanwhile, the two of us, together with our team of assistants, stood shoulder to shoulder forming a human barrier, making sure the missing cake was hidden from the guests’ view. Finally the chef returned and the “modified” cake was replaced looking a little more impressive than before. Most guests were not aware of what had transpired because of our success in blocking their view.

 

RevelryWhat inspires each of you?

Levine Fox EventsSo many things: the beauty of nature; the extraordinary world of art & architecture both past and present; fashion, furniture and fabrics; flowers and music; colors and patterns and new combinations of each. We are inspired by current trends; by our clients’ new ideas and visions; by sophisticated and understated ways to present themes; by our search to find the perfect mix of décor elements along with new ways in which they are presented. Working at a new event space inspires us to come up with unique design elements and new uses of space! Finally, the aesthetics involved in event planning along with its creative nature inspire us each day. We delight in our work and continually are challenged to create events that are distinctive and satisfy the dreams and visions of each of our clients!

 

RevelryWe know that you plan destination weddings. Tell us where you’ve been and which place was your favorite and why.

Levine Fox EventsWe’ve worked at varieties of venues on both coasts along with the fabulous resorts in Mexico and beyond. We love the beautiful Napa Valley and have produced and designed several weddings at Meadowood. We are inspired by the natural landscape of this resort and although the banquet rooms are small we have captured the magic of the environment in the décor for each of our events there.

 

RevelryHow is planning a destination wedding (other than the obvious location) different than planning a wedding in LA? And what tips or recommendations do you have for brides interested in planning a destination wedding?

Levine Fox EventsWe love working on destination weddings and events! What’s most important is having a strong correspondence network between the planners and those at the location site so that all questions, requests and concerns throughout the planning stages are addressed promptly and completely.  Logistics regarding guests’ travel to the destination and guests’ lodging must be handled with great care. Also essential is the creation of very detailed travel and transportation plans for the event vendors arriving from other locations. Attention must be given to informing guests about the variety of local activities, restaurants and sites available for them to enjoy during their multiple day stay. Major emphasis on the organization of every aspect of the destination weekend is essential.

If budget is a concern, finding reputable vendors nearby the destination site might be necessary to alleviate vendors’ transportation costs. Given the internet and access to networking locating these vendors has become easier and less challenging.

Tips to the bride include (a) finding a destination that is easy to access via available means of transportation, (b) making sure there is sufficient lodging in the area for all guests and vendors, (c) confirming that the budget will accommodate the additional costs for her vendors’ travel, lodging and labor, (d) ensuring that guests receive complete information for all aspects of their trip and stay.

 

RevelryWhat trends do you see coming in weddings and events in 2012?

Levine Fox EventsThe majority of brides and grooms these days want their wedding celebration to go “on and on” into the wee hours of the morning, long past the time their band has departed. Hence, after parties seem to be the norm rather than the exception. Our brides and grooms continually tell us that their number one wish for their weddings is a FUN “party” with great music and lots and lots of dancing. After parties provide guests with continuing that fun with additional time for dancing (to upbeat sounds from a DJ) and yummy late night snacks for all to enjoy.

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RevelryWhat are Levine Fox Event’s goals for 2012 and beyond?

Levine Fox Events(a) Working closely with each client to capture the visions, tastes and priorities each has for his/her event.

(b) Keeping up to date with new design trends, styles and technological advances and utilizing them in smart and upscale ways for décor, entertainment, food presentations and all aspects of our events!

(c) Networking and collaborating with our many capable vendors, tweaking our ideas with theirs to produce the “best of the best” for each party!