Lei Day Party for Wedding Planners!

Here at Arlington Hall, we LOVE wedding planners.  There’s nothing better than having a good wedding planner on your creative team for your special day.  For the last 3 years in May, we have hosted a themed appreciation party to show these amazing people how much we love working with!

This year, we did a luau theme and called it Lei Day!

We greeted all the wedding planners with leis made by each florist as way to get everyone in the Aloha spirit right when they walked in the door!ArlingtonHallLeiDay-166.jpg

The Great Hall was transformed by Todd Events into a “Tropical Chic” cocktail space complete with Hula Dancers, tasty bites like Hawaiian Pork Spring Rolls, Ulupalakua Grilled Vegetable Wrap with Papaya Dressing and AMAZING cocktails by Sourced Craft Cocktails.

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The conch shell was blown to signal the end of cocktail hour and the start of dinner!  Guests walked outside to the front porch, where an amazing Sandone tent was setup just bursting with creativity from all the designers!  Of course, all the guests, loving social media, had to stop and snap some photos.

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Each florist was given a table and were told the theme and then they ran wild with whatever they could dream up!

First up was the Garden Gate!  They made the flamingos with hydrangeas and pink velvet and it was larger than life!   All the orchids were simply stunning!

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The Southern Table wow in corals, oranges and golds.  Guests lucky enough to snag a seat at this table were gifted with a gold pineapple tumbler!

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The rich purples and yellows of Three Branches Floral against the greenery of the park was stunning!

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Branching Out embraced the Garden Isle of Kauai with their tablescape and really went for it with all shades of green.  Loving the gold pineapples here too!

 

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This bamboo and yellow orchid creation is from none other than David Kimmel Designs.  Just. So. Chic.

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Gro Designs stunned with a larger than life tiki torch design and we were obsessed with the “aloha” decals on the chairs!!

 

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The Wildflower’s design popped with bold tropical hues and we loved the movement of their arrangement!

 

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The styling of Bows and Arrows was simply gorgeous! We loved these dusty palms under the chargers and the taper candles in the hurricanes were the perfect touch!

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Jackson Durham was so creative in making their arrangement look like a giant palm tree!  Their leis were flown in all the way from Hawaii and were so gorgeous!

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Bella Flora stepped out of the box with their unique and organic orchid creation, we just loved the pops of yellow and orange!

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The cool blues of the Bella Acento Lounge was perfect for the planners to catch up and relax as the sun set.

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The cute pineapple signs were done by The Detail Department and while our awesome photographer, John Cain Sargent, got so many great shots, he didn’t venture into the ladies room where decals had been applied to the mirrors that read “how the hula are you?” and “nice coconuts!” also made by the Detail Department.

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But of course, the main attraction was to feature our wonderful space and fabulous catering by Food Glorious Food!  Below are some images of the tasty little plates as well as a sneak photo of our chef, Joseph Oldham.

Hawaiian Tuna Stack with Sushi Rice, Wakame, Avocado, a Crispy Lotus Chip and Black Lava Sea Salt

Kona Coffee Seared Steak with Mac and Cheese and Succotash

Huli Huli Chicken Skewer with Purple Potato Salad

Tropical Fruit Trifle with Ginger Pound Cake

Guests enjoyed the chic lounge on the front porch by Gloss Luxury Rentals.  Justin Cash serenaded us all with his soulful voice.  The tent lighting by Absolute was pure magic!  A ceiling full of twinkle lights!

 

As a final surprise, Pyrotex shot off an aerial fireworks show to guests and it was spectacular!

We know that wedding planners work super hard and they love to have a good time.  So what’s a party without an after party?!   Back into the Great Hall where LeForce Entertainment rocked the house and guests danced their way to valet with swag back from Sourced Craft Cocktails.

Mahalo Wedding Planners!!!

Champagne and Chandeliers 2016!

Last month we hosted our open house, Champagne and Chandeliers, and had such a blast!

Take a peek below and take in all the creative designs and amazing partners we are lucky enough to work with all the time!!  Scroll past all the photos to see the list.  Photos by the talented John Cain Photography!

 

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The clear tent was magical with pretty pastels and champagnes and we just loved what Bella Flora and Bella Acento did with our Formal Garden!  We loved catching up with the sweet ladies from Collins Coordinations!

Emily Clarke Events designed the covered part of the Front Porch and added a super  cool Detail Department photo backdrop wall for My Event is the Bomb!

 

Some of our tasty passed bites!

A gorgeous mix below of some amazing people like Caroline Events, John & Brittany Sargent, and Ben and Chrys Q!

Refreshing cocktails from Sourced! Super Stunning front porch with David Kimmel Designs and Emily Clarke Events.   We loved the cool blues of Diamond Affairs and their salted caramel favors were a huge hit!   A mix of Spring and Fall designs entertained in the foyer with Branching Out.

The Garden Gate wins with brand new gold containers and the Sandone tent was on point with the help of the lighting from Absolute.

Sea Bass, Tamales and Tuna.  Say no more.

Gro Designs with all whites and Jackson Durham with all the Fall hues…..love the different talents!

Always different and fun with Jordan Payne Events!

 

Of course we were the hostesses and always love to look our best.  That’s where My Fabulous Faces and Sonia Trevino came to the rescue and we felt amazing the entire evening!  Thank you to all the new and current clients that came out and to all the creative partners that brought their A game with their creativity!!

 

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Creative Partners

Absolute Entertainment and Lighting
BBJ Linen
Bella Acento
Bella Flora
Ben Q Photography
Beyond Lite Sound Video
Branching Out Floral & Event Design
 Caroline Events
Collins Coordination
Crystal Frasier Weddings
David Kimmel Designs
DFW Events
Emily Clarke Events
Events by Kristin
F8 Studio
Fabulous Fete
The Garden Gate
GRO Floral and Event Design
Invited.
Jackson Durham
John Cain Photography
Jordan Payne Events
LeForce Entertainment
My Event is the Bomb
My Fabulous Faces
Perez Photography
Pyrotex Fireworks
Sonia Trevino
Sourced Craft Cocktails
TODD Events