Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mandarin Oriental Hotel - 10th Anniversary Party

This past weekend I photographed the Mandarin Oriental's 10th Anniversary party for their D.C. property.   The event was held for the staff of the hotel, many of whom had been there since the site opened.  Bret Freedman did an incredible job transforming the ballrooms for this event.   She had also arranged for guests to be entertained by a tea leaf reader, a calligrapher, fan dancers and an aerialist.  After dinner in the main ballroom everyone moved to the after party for dancing and dessert in another room where DJ Jaime Mizel spun the tunes.  So nice to see an organization show such thanks to the employees who make the Mandarin such an amazing property.

Vendors for the event:

Design - Syzygy
Flowers - Edge Floral
Lighting - PSAV
DJ - Jaime Mizell E2 Events
Entertainment - Cast of Thousands

Friday, March 14, 2014

Sage Communications 10th Anniversary Party - March 13, 2014

My friend, Jackie Fenton, who I have known through the event industry for years, just started work at Sage Communications in McLean, VA, as their Director of Events.  She asked me to photograph the company's tenth anniversary party last night.  The party was held at Fathom Gallery, a new gallery on 14th Street, a part of town that gets cooler and more interesting by the day.  With the help of Chris at Amaryllis they transformed the gallery and its roof top deck into a beautiful club like space.  Suzanne Lowell of Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design provided the gobo and the lighting.  Occasions Caterers delivered their usual amazing food selections.  Thanks so much to Jackie for bringing me in to help this lovely event.