Memorable summer soirees begin with the right furniture and decor

June 14, 2018

Outdoor event design is all about making indoor and outdoor spaces blend seamlessly, according to the experts at CORT Events, the nationwide furniture, lighting and accessories rental company based in Chantilly, Va. For this summer’s parties, event designers are selecting transitional furniture and designing around bold yet classic color pallets and patterns and Mediterranean influences. …

Pittsburgh and Cleveland-area event companies join forces at new design event center

June 8, 2018

All Occasions Party Rental and Marbella Event Furniture and Décor Rental, both of Pittsburgh, Pa., have relocated their design event center to the heart of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. L’nique Specialty Linen Rental of Valley View, Ohio, and tent and event renter AAble Rents of Cleveland join the two companies in featuring their own product lines …

Serge Ferrari launches product rebrand and redesigned website

June 6, 2018

Serge Ferrari has launched its newly redesigned website, www.sergeferrari.com, featuring new product branding for a more intuitive product selection experience. The redesigned website and improved product naming system will provide a more simplified selection experience, according to a company press release. The flexible composite supplier, whose North American operations are based in Pompano Beach, Fla., …

In memoriam: John Carter, J & J Carter

June 4, 2018

John Carter, founder of award-winning J & J Carter Ltd., Hampshire, U.K., died on March 31 at age 78. Carter founded J & J Carter in 1988, building a strong and reputable name in the industry. Carter loved his work and the dedicated team working alongside him. He had an unwavering commitment to quality and …

Stamford creates magical wedding day

June 1, 2018

IFAI’s International Achievement Awards (IAA) recognize the skills that drive excellence in the tent industry. Here’s one submission to the 2017 IAA competition that highlights the complexity of a project with a tight timeline. Stamford Tent & Event Services, Stamford, Conn., completed a 15,000-square-foot, multi-tent project with an attached lounge and raised hardwood floor for …

“Techno-chalet” lights up Montreal winter festival

Grandchamp Structure Design overcomes weather and site restrictions to build a “techno-chalet” for a winter festival. Montréal en Lumière (Montreal in Light) is one of the largest winter festivals in the world, drawing more than one million people annually to take in fine food, performing arts, family-friendly activities and nightlife in the midst of a …

Dinosaur-sized tents

World-famous dinosaur Sue—the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found—calls Chicago’s Field Museum home. But when Atlanta, Ga.-based Imagine Exhibitions wanted to bring a few of Sue’s friends to visit, in the form of Jurassic World: The Exhibition, it was clear that they would need a little extra space. Arena Americas, based in Oak …

Celina Tent hosts stop on USDA/SBA tour

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Linda McMahon, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), toured Celina Tent Inc. in April as a stop on Perdue’s third “Back to Our Roots” RV tour. Jeff Grieshop, owner of the Celina, Ohio-based manufacturing company, says that the visit came about because of the company’s recent expansion …

Sophisticated tented rehearsal dinner

A tented rehearsal dinner sets the tone for a sophisticated wedding weekend. A destination wedding on Lake Superior’s Madeline Island is as challenging as it is picturesque, with every person and item needing to be ferried to the site. For a July 2017 rehearsal dinner, Après Event Decor & Tent Rental of Minnetonka, Minn., installed …

Tented wedding of the year

A magical wedding ceremony begins with a backdrop created with attention to detail. A sunset shimmering with red-and-purple desert heat. A walk down the aisle to a full symphony. A bride’s vision for a “timeless, romantic and magical” wedding. And just the right tenting and decor to make it all possible. These enchanted moments came …