Following a dramatic red carpet entrance to this grand Dolby Theatre wedding, guests were invited to enjoy drinks and conversation at a swanky pre-ceremony cocktail hour. Black carpeting and wall to wall draping set the tone for this luxurious part of the day’s events.

Using a combination of gold and white details, the room had an elegant old-Hollywood feel to it. Our gold cocktail tables were placed throughout the room and topped with white and green floral pieces by Mark’s Garden. Modern vessels for the florals varied in shape and size and were accompanied by glowing candles in glass votives.

Drinks were served from behind our bar by debonair staff in white tuxes with black bow-ties. A neon sign with the famous James Bond saying “Shaken not Stirred” glowed above the bar, adding to the old-Hollywood ambiance. Cascading white blooms flanked both sides of the bar and were the perfect finishing touch and sneak peek of the opulence to come in the ceremony.


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Design/Décor/Furniture: Revelry Event Designers | Venue: Dolby Theatre | Planner: Mindy Weiss Party Consultants | | Florals: Mark’s GardenPhotography: Andy Humphries for Simone Photography | Lighting: Images by Lighting | Catering: Wolfgang Puck | Tabletop Rentals: Casa de PerrinClassic Party Rentals | LED Screen: Cosmos | Cake: Rafi’s Pastry


The Art of Transformation, Part 6: Props

At Revelry Event Designers, anything that isn’t a piece of furniture, fabric or lighting is labeled a “prop.” While furniture and fabric may be the cake and frosting of my designs, props are definitely the nonpareils of my creation. They provide the finishing touches and complete the look.

Some of my props include shoji screens and other room dividers, oversized ornately framed mirrors, fire walls comprised of metal shelving units on which I place votives to create a glowing panel of light, as well as other decorative elements such as garlands of mirror disks and beautiful capiz shells. But if forced to confess, my most exalted and useful prop would have to be the bar.

Bars are a fundamental element in many of the parties I create and their design and look are as diverse as the clients who hire me. There are times when a bar is a seemingly inconsequential element of the party, often nestled along a wall, surrounded by any number of food and dessert buffets. In these instances, the design is usually kept simple and can even be a rented banquet table covered with a beautiful fitted or tufted cloth. But there are those parties when the bar gets pulled from the shadows and placed center stage and it is during these moments that my mind reels with all the possibilities.

I have a number of bars capable of accepting the starring role. Made of a light-weight metal and comprised of multiple units, they can be arranged to form a square, circle or even an oval. And since the surfaces are removable, I can easily alter the look. Likewise, I have a variety of shelving units used as back bars. The possibilities for beautiful and functional bars are endless and we are experts and custom-designing the perfect bar for any event!


Reflecting the Manhattan Skyline. Rather than set up a bar as a single unit, try scattering glasses, beverages and other items over a series of “building’like” risers. Start by making five or six plywood cubes; some tall and narrow, others short and wide. Paint the boxes different shades of grey and accent with squares of white to mimic lit windows. Arrange the cubes into a “neighborhood” and complete with stacks of sparking glasses adn bottles of libations. The more “buildings” the more effective the look. This same treatment also looks stunning with each cube wrapped in a brightly colored fabric.


Bountiful Versailles

If you love our line of Versailles furniture, you now have a reason to love it even more! We’ve added lots of new Versailles pieces to our inventory! We now have 350 Versailles chairs in three different styles; four 14-foot dining tables, and 16 7-foot tables!

Here’s a list of other Versailles items we have ready for your next event:
1 Beautiful 8-foot Sofa
1 Multi-Seat Sofa
4 Love Seats
4 Benches
10 Ottomans
2 Day Beds
6 Vanity Chairs
12 Arm Chairs
1 DJ Booth
2 Bars

Versailles 8-foot Sofa

Versailles Multi-Seat Sofa

Versailles Bench 1

Versailles Bench 2

Versailles Bench 3

Versailles Small Chair


Revelry’s New Vision

We’ve been very busy! In addition to all the fabulous parties and weddings we’ve been working on, we’ve also moved into our new warehouse, have been getting very organized and have added a lot of beautiful inventory! Our Raye C Marketing crew, along with celebrity photographer, Cean One, stopped by for a tour of the new warehouse and our Vision Gallery; a place to conduct meetings in style and view our design pieces. We thought we’d give you a little online tour of our new place. Enjoy!

The glass window overlooking our brand new lunch room.

Details from our amazing new Vision Gallery.

Revelry Antler Chandeliers hanging in the Vision Gallery.

Vision Gallery Detail

A Revelry Artisan working on fabric for an event in our brand new sewing room.

Revelry sewing room tour.

More fabulous Revelry Artisans.

Napkins in the sewing room, organized by color and style.

LOTS of Revelry fabric!

Giancarlo explaining Revelry‘s updated organizational system.

The Revelry Painting Studio.

A beautiful new Revelry bar!

Sparkling Revelry Chandeliers!



Danielle and Mauricio’s Wedding

We had the pleasure of working on Danielle and Mauricio’s gorgeous wedding with Mindy Weiss at The Bevelry Hills Hotel. The bride and groom wanted a softer look than the iconic hotel’s chandelier provided, so we covered it with lots of soft, silky fabric to create a new and interesting feathered look. The end result was an amazing and glamorous ambiance for their beautiful reception.

Our Revelry tufted circular bar added to the glamour and went perfectly with the white, green and silver color scheme. Danielle and Mauricio even had a tequila bar complete with Patron, Don Julio, lime and orchids. The white orchids, roses and green hydrangea by Mark’s Garden were over the top and amazing!