A South End Festivity!

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Below swaying canopies of sheer luminescent fabrics, dancing in dynamic lights of purple, guests were welcomed into the Ben Franklin Institute in the South End for a festive evening.

Upon entry, guests were immediately beckoned by the deep hues of purple, gold and silver enhancing each and every corner of the room. The swags, hanging from the ceiling above, were an added touch to the room’s ambience. Uplighting for this event complimented the designs embellished on the linens and highlighted key areas of the space such as the bar, food stations, candy bar and guest tables.

Scattered throughout the venue were high and low tables, allowing for varied perching and seating.  Metallic alloy and gold stools, were an addition to the tables. The tables were dressed in stylish and chic royal plums and gold fabrics, giving them each holiday touch. Chrome tables were also brought in adding variation while also complimenting the color palette we had instilled and envisioned.

While tables for eating were essential, we wanted the guests to be able to relax and unwind as this was their holiday party. We added additional seating, lounge areas to be exact, providing guests with comfort in sleek loveseats, which also added to the varied selection of seating to choose from.  These areas were placed strategically throughout the space adorned with purple throw pillows which were complimented by metallic chairs.

Glass cocktail tables provided a place for guests to rest their beverages upon when they were not admiring the handcrafted triple bar enveloped in mirror plating. Purple votives with lush, vibrant floral arrangements, as well as glass and metal candleholders were amongst the items placed on the bar. The candle holders in particular, flushed in silver and gold tones reflected off the mirror plating on the bar, adding some height but overall added to enhance the festive look.

This event enjoyed by all in attendance (including our staff along with the wait staff)  is sure to be the standard set for every event in years to come!


Starting Off December Creatively

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

For the first week in December, we had the pleasure of planning three creative events, each different in their own décor and vibe.

The first night was all about being unique. The Renaissance Waterfront Hotel hosted the Welcome Reception where guests had the chance to visit different food stations, creating their own lobster rolls, steak sandwiches, and cupcakes. We loved this different way of serving guests food so much that we said, “heck, let’s make the event kitchen themed!”

Centerpieces were created using common kitchen items such as whisks, cheese graters, and wooden spoons and instead of vases with flowers, measuring cups with fruits and veggies were displayed. Overall, our creativity paid off and the guests enjoyed every moment of their Welcome Reception.

The second night was held at Coppersmith, a new venue that transformed an old copper mill building into a beautiful neighborhood restaurant, and this night was full of rustic simplicity. Upon arrival, guests were greeted with Moscow Mules and entered into a scene full of wooden furniture and succulent plants.

Guests were able to get their hors d’oeuvres from the two permanent food trucks inside Coppersmith (how awesome is that?!) and were able to enjoy the delicious food while listening to an upbeat live trio, adding ambiance to the space.

The final night was hosted at the Institute of Contemporary Art and had a more contemporary and elegant feel to it. Guests were greeted by an amazing art installation by local artist Ethan Murrow that was drawn using only sharpies.

After the cocktail reception, guests were invited upstairs into the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater for a presentation followed by a plated dinner and a 20-minute acapella entertainment performance.  Waves of purple light highlighted the contemporary centerpieces while the Boston skyline provided beautiful views for all of the guests to enjoy.

Overall, this was a week filled with creativity and innovation and was enjoyed by all!


Congratulations Serenity and Rose Quartz!

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Each year, the design, fashion, and beauty industries await to hear the color chosen for Pantone Color of the Year. Usually one color is chosen, but this year Pantone decided to change things up by picking TWO colors (I know, crazy right?), so say congratulations to Serenity and Rose Quartz! Pantone chose these two colors because they “demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.” The company also recognizes the blending of genders within both the fashion world and pop culture and feels that Serenity and Rose Quartz together reflect these cultural shifts.

Although these hues are typically used for baby showers, we have some creative ideas on how to incorporate them into all the events us event planners will be setting up throughout 2016.

Serenity and Rose quartz worked perfectly in flower arrangements we had at two of our events this year. The pastel color helps the bolder colors pop and ties together the whole table setting!

And what event would be complete without votives? Accent Decor offers these great looking votives that will spruce up any event.

Whether you’re using the colors together or separate, Rose Quartz and Serenity will give your table setting an classy, but calm vibe.

And if you don’t want the colors to be the focus of your table setting, they both work great as a pop of color with the place settings.

And if you happen to need something unique at your event? Add Rose Quartz pop rocks to drinks, make a Rose Quartz slushy, or pair a Rose Quartz colored drink with raspberries! They look amazing and taste even better.

We’re excited to see how these colors are used throughout all industries in the New Year!


LIT UP with GrubStreet

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Early in November, Corinthian Events partnered with local creative writing center GrubStreet to produce their annual LIT UP gala whose proceeds support GrubStreet’s programming and scholarship fund.

The November event took place at Laugh Boston, a perfect location for this fundraiser whose program highlights the incredible talent that is developed through GrubStreet’s writing classes.

Upon arrival, guests were treated to tasty bites and delicious cocktails while they mingled with old and new friends alike. Then they were seated for the speaking program which honored New York Times best-selling novelist Wally Lamb with this year’s special ‘Grubby’ award. Through their signature 10X2 program, ten writers took the stage for 2 minutes apiece to showcase their best work. Some pieces were moving, some were funny; all were heartfelt and profound.

Through their live auction and their Fund A Need, GrubStreet was able to secure donations to keep their literary programs thriving in Boston. Overall, it was a wonderful event, enjoyed by all!


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