E-Trender Sue Keels is getting ready to launch many new catering trends and showcase the latest in tabletop design at the upcoming, award winning Royal Park Hotel Ballroom Bliss! Sue Keels and her fabulous catering and sales team invited over 300 clients for an inclusive and amazing night of inspiration!
Can't wait to see all of the cutting edge trends and innovative ideas on the Eventtrender Blog.
Here are a few pics from last year...
Design by Bellisario Florist
Violet rotating color wash wall created by Colonial Party Rental & Event Rental
The "Wow" flowing fabric color wash wall changed all night - it was a show stopper!
Do you want to see a Ballroom Bliss sneak peak for this year?
We are getting ready to compete in the much anticipated National Association of Catering Executives Tabletop Wow competition! This year the tablescape concept needs to be centered around a movie theme and we have selected the movie "Mystic Pizza". We look forward to creating a Mystic Pizza tablescape and excited to work with a great team of talented people! Last year we took first place for the "Under the Sea" theme tablescape featuring a live mermaid! Here is a sneak peak of what we are planning this year!
Mamma Mia this is such fun!
Inspiration boards are a great way to piece together many design elements and get a true vision of your color story and theme when planning your upcoming event. The boards are easy to create just pull pics from the web or favorite mags and design a collage on your computer or on a piece of poster board. Here are a few examples of inspirational boards we love!
Love the sweet inspiration!
Trend Alert! Chalkboards are very trendy and add an organic element to the theme
The ET gals are working on an inspiration board for their upcoming NACE Tabletop Wow competition...stay tuned next week! You will just love the fun theme!
Whether fall inspires special event designers to go spooky with Halloween ghouls or gorgeous with autumn's hues, the season is rich with design opportunities.
Susan Keels, director of catering at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Mich., lets the rich color of pumpkins inspire her buffet and tabletop decor. "Color trends are very similar to the [fashion] runway in New York,” she says. She turns to popular colors including burnt orange, copper, moss green and shades of plum for her autumn tablescapes. "When planning an event, it's important to select an inspiration piece, identify your color story and select elements that share a common thread during the entire dining experience," she says.
Keels lets pumpkins stand in for candles on candlesticks, and recommends giving the gourds a quick spray of Armor All—"It gives them a wax coat and makes them shine," she says.