Embrace Your Event Venue Surroundings!

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

When hosting an event, it’s always better to go with the vibe of the event space than against it, which is exactly what we did at the Institute of Contemporary Art. The ICA does an amazing job at highlighting artists that have a unique style, so we decided to highlight some of our favorite unique “artists” at our event! A true artist can take an ordinary item, like a sharpie or a mirror and elevate them into something distinctive.  Similarly, a talented musician with the right ear can reimagine a classic instrument and pair it with contemporary music to give it new life. We never want our guests to experience an ordinary evening and this event was no exception.

Artist Ethan Murrow creates stunning black and white drawings. Instead of using traditional paints, pencils, and brushes, he uses sharpies. You might think “sharpies, what’s so special about that,” but these are no small drawings, and they end up looking like they could be real photographs. Recently at the ICA, he spent two weeks drawing a colossal mural on an entire wall in the museum! It was the perfect masterpiece to set the mood for the rest of the night.

An up-and-coming local Boston musician greeted guests with his talented violin playing, but he wasn’t playing any classical music. Instead, he brings a modern style to the classical instrument by playing songs from a range of popular artists such as The Beatles, Adele, and Drake. Even giving songs dominating the Hip Hop charts an elegant flair.

A mirror with elegant scripted font was used as directional signage to invite guests to take a tour of the gallery space and informed then when the dinner would begin. You can read what time dinner starts AND look at how amazing you look in your outfit, who wouldn’t want that?!

With help from a brilliant local florist company, the centerpieces for the event were anything but ordinary. The company takes simplistic flowers and arranges them to make stunning works of art. Adding height and drama to the tables in the theater with branches and cherry blossoms; reminding us that spring really is right around the corner.

To end the night, ice cream mixologists served tasty ice cream that looks like your average ice cream, but is created using liquid nitrogen! The trained mixologists used their homemade ice cream base, added flavors and mix ins, and froze the mix in liquid nitrogen. Somehow, they’ve made ice cream even more exciting!

We couldn’t be happier to have had our favorite artists share their talents with us at the ICA for the night.


New Year, New Resolution

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Happy New Year everyone! It’s that wonderful time of the year when we all take a good, hard look at ourselves in the mirror and think, “what is my New Years resolution going to be?” …and then forget we ever made one 2 weeks later.

But here at Corinthian Events, we’re DETERMINED to keep our team resolution this year: to be smarter than our smart phones! And just how do we plan to do this? Easily, especially with help from these five great websites that PCMA inspired us to look at.

Mental Floss is a great website to go to for everything. From articles on trending topics to educational quizzes, this website is like the Pandora’s box of knowledge.

Ted Talks is perfect for when you don’t feel like reading a five-page article on a topic. You can choose from a list of thousands of videos to listen to or watch while you’re at home, taking a break at work, or commuting home.

Ever thought about learning a new language? Look no further than BBC Languages, where there are free tutorials on how to learn over 40 different languages!

For a more philosophical approach to reading, check out Brain Pickings. This could be a great way to start the morning off!

Brain Pump is another website that offers videos rather than articles. You can choose from various categories (including Psychology, Space, Game Design, and Nature) and watch all the videos they have to offer on the topic.

Although we’ll probably be looking at these websites from our smartphones, we can’t wait to see the wealth of knowledge we’ll have by 2017!


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!


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!


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