Tented event trends poised to reshape the industry

April 1, 2016

Tented events tend to be subject to the same wishes and whims as other segments of fashion and lifestyle industries. Hot event themes, decor preferences and color schemes change as quickly as the weather. (Remember when everything was chocolate and turquoise?) But sometimes what starts as a fad or trend has long-lasting effects on the …

Bold predictions

December 1, 2015

In 2016, expect subtle to showstopping colors and furniture that power immersive experiences. A new year brings new event trends and new strategies to interpret traditional themes. Pantone® describes its spring 2016 color report as “transporting and transformative.” “Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a …

Midsummer night magic

October 1, 2015

A garden-inspired reception combines fabric, crystals, lighting and drama. Tent design continues to evolve as innovative companies and event planning professionals achieve greater creativity for their clients. What was once lightweight material supported by a metal framework is today’s blank canvas for an event designer’s masterpiece. Whether an event is a wedding reception, fundraising gala …

Circus glam

August 1, 2015

Liner fabric in a bold color scheme raised a circus-themed corporate event to new heights of glamour. Photo by McNee Productions. Dramatic draping brings elegance to circus-themed event. Circuses evoke all kinds of emotions—thrills, laughter, amusement, delight. But they usually aren’t associated with glamour. Elias Events of Houston, Texas, took on the challenge of creating …

Trending in tents: Transforming the ordinary into magical

June 15, 2015

Event designers and planners are tasked now more than ever with putting on unforgettable events that reach new creative heights. They are utilizing all platforms to excite and thrill clients and attendees. The tented event is no exception to this rising trend. Popping up in events are: poles that have become an integral part of …

A designer’s garden

June 1, 2015

A tented wedding reception glows from within. In October 2014, the grounds of The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, Mo., served as the perfect backdrop for the tented wedding reception of a couple with a distinct vision. Exclusive Events Inc., St. Louis, Mo., designed a reception that combined the greenery of the lush outdoors …

Event trends using five senses

May 19, 2015

When sight, sound, touch, smell and taste are delighted, so are your guests. Cort Trade Show & Event Furnishings shares tips and trends to turn any wedding into the most memorable event of the season. Some senses, such as sight, are fairly straightforward when designing an event. While the other senses can be a bit …

Personal design

April 1, 2015

Table centerpieces and props tell a couple’s story. One of the most rewarding aspects of wedding design is the opportunity to customize an event for a specific couple, creating a celebration unique to their personalities, tastes and traditions. In particular, table centerpieces are becoming an expression of a couple and their collective style. Centerpieces may …

Visual feast

December 1, 2014

Attention to detail and a strong focal point inspire wedding guests’ awe. By David Caruso With the shores of Lake Michigan and the downtown Milwaukee skyline as a backdrop, a tented wedding reception requires a vibrant and focused design to complement the scenic locale. Dynamic Events by David Caruso designed this wedding to be a …

Jane Austen-inspired nuptials

October 1, 2014

Two tents bring romantic literature to life for a wedding ceremony and reception. By Michelle Hope and Jaime Newsom A client of Social Butterflies LLC of Memphis, Tenn., was inspired by author Jane Austen for a fall wedding and reception. At first she was skeptical of tents, but a plan to begin with a blank …