Midsummer night magic

October 1, 2015  |  Projects, Trend Watch

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 canva…
Under the Tuscan stars

October 1, 2015  |  Project Briefs, Projects

A wedding by Starr Tent brings the flavor of an Italian night to a New York residence. The romance and beauty of a star-filled spring evening in an Italian garden was the inspiration for this 300-guest private wedding reception in Bedford, N.Y., by New Rochelle, N.Y.-based Starr Tent. To provide the…
Dazzlingly brilliant

October 1, 2015  |  Project Briefs, Projects

Exposed frames and swags offer a clear view for a Lake Tahoe fundraiser. Mark Twain famously described the waters of Lake Tahoe as “not merely transparent, but dazzlingly, brilliantly so.” As that pristine clarity has decreased due to environmental factors, the League to Save Lake Tahoe has advo…
The personal touch

October 1, 2015  |  Project Briefs, Projects

B.C. Tent & Awning Co. brings commitment and excellence to tented events. Caught by the entrepreneurial spirit after working for someone else after college, in 1980 Bob Costa launched B.C. Tent & Awning Co. Inc. in his parents’ garage. Costa had worked summers for a tenting company through…
Structure of champions

August 3, 2015  |  Project Briefs, Projects

RÖDER installs merchandising structure for UEFA Champions League Final. The UEFA Champions League is the top tournament of European soccer leagues and is widely acclaimed as the best and most challenging club competition in the world. For a top tournament, only top tents will do. At the UEFA Champi…
Site inspection surprise

August 1, 2015  |  Project Briefs, Projects

An unlevel site requires a return to the drawing board. Installing a clear tent with a white floor for a country club wedding sounds like a typical job for a tent rental company. For Bob Mutton Party & Tent Rentals of Fort Wayne, Ind., this May wedding posed several challenges, including having …
Circus glam

August 1, 2015  |  Projects, Trend Watch

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 associate…
Designer dome

August 1, 2015  |  Event Production, Products, Projects, Tents & Tent Fabric

Todd Events shows that a dome can be a stunning choice for any party. When a client wanted an iconic tent, event design firm Todd Events of Dallas, Texas, didn’t just source a tent. They bought one. And not just any tent, either. A geodesic dome nearly 100 feet in diameter, with a center height &h…
Trending in tents: Transforming the ordinary into magical

June 15, 2015  |  Industry News, News, Trend Watch

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 ha…
From glam to punk

June 1, 2015  |  Project Briefs, Projects

Two nights, two themes, one tent. In a public parking lot for a popular local beach in southern California, Elite Productions International, Laguna Niguel, Calif., created a venue for a glam rock event one night and a punk rock event the next. The client, hosting a conference at the hotel across the…