This was a Black Tie Event for The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command. Main Stream Events and PR Firm designed and coordinated their Hope Gala 2015. This is there 2nd annual and we are honored to have coordinated both of them. We had 375 feet of Red Carpet and a beautiful archway filled with ice and flowers that the guests walked through as they arrived inside the main lobby.
It was a team effort with amazing vendors and wonderful Salvation Army staff and volunteers.
Emmitt Smith was our Key Note Speaker and what a story he has.
Stage Right Lighting Weddings-Special Events from the uplighting, stage washes and spandex circles, to the beautiful colored lanterns hanging from the center of the basketball court. The lighting was the finishing pieces we needed to bring this event to life. They were also a sponsor and so appreciate your generosity and flexibility. They also provided the spandex for the VIP stage backdrop.
Botanique provided the beautiful linens, napkins, and centerpieces and was such a delight to work with. She also sponsored the acrylic arch and flowers in the main lobby. It was so beautiful to walk through and was a great addition to the ice.
Big Top Entertainment provided the VIP/outside red carpets, stanchions, velvet ropes, bar, and amazing black velour backdrop on the stage to the pipe and drape around the basketball courts.
Astro DJs (Entertainment) provided and sponsored the VIP pictures with Emmitt Smith for the guests to take home at the end of the evening.
Ice Art - created the two amazing ice pillars with The Salvation Army Shield. All-Star Photobooth provided and was a sponsor the photos in the main lobby. Express Valet - provided and was a sponsor for Valet Service. Waterford Event Rentals, LLC - worked with us on the spandex chair covers and the bands. Whiting Turner - sponsored the rest of the red carpets. Wow, 350 feet of red carpets inside the building. Calvin Dunn Photography - sponsored the event photography and the amazing pictures.
Couldn't have done it without my wonderful friends who assisted me: Our awesome team Karen Clements, Kelly, Christina, Sandy, Laura, Jo, Laurie, Linda.