Thursday, December 12, 2013

Bollywood Holiday Gala

This annual holiday gala at the Seattle Waterfront Marriott takes on a new theme every year. From Disco, to Wonka - this year is was all about Bollywood!

Grand Entry
Transporting guests into a Bollywood world right from the start, a vibrant archway of pink satin with sheer iridescent orange drapery was the first bright thing they saw! Gold tassels and carved wooden screen accented the lush entry.

Cocktail Reception
A triple canopy in sheer iridescent orange drapery flowed through the reception, and was centered with the entry into the ballroom. Two lounges sat underneath featuring rattan seating with embroidered pillows.

The room was draped floor to ceiling in apple green dupioni with pullbacks revealing stripes of pink, plum, yellow, and orange satin drapery.

Cocktail tables were dressed in bright fuchsia crush linens with marigold underlays. Assorted glass and metal lanterns illuminated every surface with loose floral.

Dinning Room
At 7:30 a musical trio began to play and the drapes were pulled back to reveal the dinning room extravaganza!

The ballroom was draped in stripes of pink, plum, yellow, and orange satin drapery. The stage was highlighted with a grand display of green iridescent arches with gold tassels. The green drapery also accented the exits and service entrances of the room.

Tables were adorned in alternating linen combos of orange crush over marigold underlays with gold chair covers and fuchsia embroidered ties, or lime green crush linens over marigold underlays with gold chair covers and teal embroidered ties.

Centerpieces were collections of Indian lanterns on mirror trays with mercury glass votives, or on wrought iron stands for height. Scatterings of rose petals, purple orchids, and orange marigold style carnations embellished the bases.

Custom programs were designed by PJ Hummel & Company with a delightful Indian flair. Long skinny cards were wrapped in shorted orange cards and tied with gold tassels!

Completing the the night, a photo-op with a baby elephant was set in the foyer for guests to remember the evening!

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