On August 22, 2015, the Clearly Classy Events team attended the anxiously awaited International Special Events Society Live 2015 Esprit Awards. The Sugar Mill in New Orleans, Louisiana filled quickly with guests all bringing high hopes following a year of dedicated hard work. The amount of talent and excitement in the room was astounding!
The venue was draped in 1920s inspired sophistication and charm. Touches of beads and feathers brought a whimsical excitement to the setting, and the swanky clear chairs were nothing short of fantastic! No detail was overlooked for this event.
Our Clearly Classy Events team was very excited to bring home TWO awards - winning the 2015 Best Social Event ($25,000 - $75,000 Category) and the 2015 Best ISES Team Effort ($75,000 - $150,000 Category)!
Our work coordinating Lake's 45th Anniversary Celebration won our team the 2015 Best Social Event Award ($25,000 - $75,000 Category). The anniversary celebration began with Jon and Carrol's vow renewal ceremony near their rustic home at sunset. Surrounded by an intimate group, the couple was the perfect image of bliss. Even after 45 years of marriage, the amount of happiness Jon and Carrol share is an inspiration. The couple then hosted a larger reception for a few hundred friends and family. The community hall in Falls City, Texas underwent an absolutely stunning holiday transformation with vibrant reds, pine cones, candles, and holly to perfect the festive décor.
Our award for the 2015 Best Team Effort ($75,000 - $150,000 Category) came from our work on Ana and Russel's Wedding! The entire event came together seamlessly in just a few short months, leaving the couple and their guests completely in awe. Set in Russel's parent's residence, the wedding took on a whimsical, yet elegant theme. Beneath the grand tent, tables were dressed in golds and deep purples with tall centerpieces of gorgeous off white arrangements and pops of crystal sparkle. Surrounding the tent, lush greenery made for the perfect backdrop for the couple's day. A mariachi band set the mood for the couple's grand entrance, sending smiles across the room. Later, the DJ entertained guests as they sampled creative tastes and treats throughout their appetizers, dinner, and even a late night snack! Following a fantastic evening, the couple made their exit to a tunnel of cheering friends and family blowing thousands of tiny bubbles.
Thank you to Jon and Carrol, and Ana and Russell for allowing us to be a part of your beautiful celebrations, and to the team of amazing vendors who helped make these award-winning events possible! To ISES, thank you for your thoughtful consideration and for honoring us with these incredible awards!
Cheers to another fabulous year of event planning, and congratulations to all the other award recipients!