Traditional meets contemporary

April 1, 2014

A wedding reception on a southern plantation pulls together old and new elements for a complete design. By Becky Harris The Ford Plantation just outside Savannah, Ga., is a natural setting for a wedding reception that embodies traditional charm. But when a couple desired a modern approach in combination with the traditional elements, Event Lab …

Lowcountry cool

December 1, 2013

Snyder Events brings personality, professionalism and heart to Charleston, S.C. events. Warm, detailed architecture, angel oak trees, Spanish moss and tree frogs provide the backdrop for Charleston, S.C. In the city that exudes personality and a party atmosphere true to its Lowcountry culture, Keith Snyder began Snyder Events 18 years ago with only a few …

Image projection changes a tented experience

Digital projection transforms tented events into immersive journeys. By Danielle Beurteaux Tents have a sophisticated form all their own. But when you move beyond augmenting their architectural grace with elements such as lights and color washes to digital projection, tents become palettes for talented designers who can transform them into imaginative immersive environments. “Other than …

Support for America’s Cup

A New Zealand company worked across continents to provide world–class tent shelters for America’s Cup racing teams. By Jake Kulju We’ve all heard about the stunning come–from–behind victory at the 2013 America’s Cup by now. Oracle Team USA’s victory drew international attention and was hailed by many as the most exciting America’s Cup victory in …

A clear view

A Minnesota bride makes a last–minute decision to forgo tent fabric. When the site of a backyard wedding offers a view of Minnesota’s St. Croix River Valley, you can understand a bride’s disinclination to obstruct the view. And when you consider Minnesota’s ever–changing weather conditions (“If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute …

Start with the right tent

October 1, 2013

Which tent style will bring your vision to life? By Melissa Paul In today’s special event market, tents are more than simple canopies. They can be airy, light spaces barely contained by translucent sailcloth or fully-constructed buildings with anterooms and elegant ballrooms. When designing a tented event, it is important to understand which types of …

A world of pink

Tent structures that look like Barbie’s™ Malibu home invite fans inside. Since May 2013 it seems Barbie™ has been living in a life-sized Malibu Dreamhouse® near Alexanderplatz Square in Berlin, Germany (similar to the exhibit that opened previously in Sawgrass Mills, Sunrise, Fla.). RöDER Zelt- und Veranstaltungsservice GmbH provided the tenting design, manufacture and installation …

Executing the dream wedding

Chic Event Rentals exceeds a client’s vision for a backyard wedding. You know you’ve done well when a client tells you that she never imagined her backyard could look so great. This was the case for Anthony Karabetyan, owner of Chic Event Rentals of Monterey, Calif., and a May backyard wedding for the client’s daughter. …

Hallmark of change

Pittsburgh’s All Occasions Party Rental celebrates 35 years in business—and its ability to change with the times. As All Occasions Party Rental, Pittsburgh, Pa., enters its 35th year in business, it is celebrating by doing what it has always done—reimagining its future to better meet the needs of its clients. Formerly a Taylor Rental franchise, …

Tricky and trendy feats in flooring

Challenging surfaces and demand for fresh aesthetics keep tent rental companies busy. By Janice Kleinschmidt When Sur-Loc Flooring Systems LLC of Kearneysville, W.V., installed flooring on a lawn in Washington, D.C., the crew had to hide from view each time the residents passed by. “It took a long time because every time the president wanted …