We started the evening off with a flag ceremony of 40+ flags from around the world, silent and live auctions, steel drummers, African dancers and drummers, Filipino dancers, and the band, Rare Mixx ended the gala with some live entertainment that got everyone on the dance floor.
It was a team effort with amazing vendors and wonderful Physicians for Peace staff and volunteers.
Leslie Hartig Floral Design provided the center pieces and was such a delight to work with during the process.
Stage Right Lighting Weddings-Special Events provided the uplighting and stage washes. The lighting was the finishing pieces we needed to bring this event to life. Big Top Entertainment provided the amazing backdrop on the stage and stage. Astro DJs (Entertainment) provided the Red Carpet photos for the guests to take home at the end of the evening.
Waterford Event Rentals provided the beautiful satin linens, napkins, spandex chair covers and bands. Jason Hillian of All You Photo captured the beautiful event photography. The Entertainment was top notch with One Love Steel Band (Steel Drum), Atumpan (African Dancers and Drummers), The Young Filipino American Modern Dancers and Rare Mixx (for the after party). Kelly Bridgman of Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel did a great job taking care of me for the venue.
We could not have done it without wonderful friends and team who assisted:
Awesome team of Karen Clements, Ava Ryan, Christina Cox, Cathy Benett, Laura Jeanne Miller, Laura Nuchols, Kelly Hall, Margaret and Pete Kopaz, Shelly Decker, Trulinda Britt,