Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Set-up: A Celebrations Transformation

It's only one day before the big Celebration! I was very torn in choosing a space for the event--in these economical times I didn't want to give a party that was too slick, so it was essential to find the right venue. I love the Armory because it's a raw, empty space that sort of reminds me of a high school gym.

It's been an interesting challenge transforming this space. For each new venue, there are specific elements I always focus on:
The walls--how do I cover them?
The ceiling--what am I going to hang from there?
The floor--depending on the space, sometimes I think, "How am I going to deal with this?"
The entrance
The actual decor itself

It's always good to have as much time as possible for setting up. This being New York city, we only have about 48 hours to set up the lighting, the flowers, the stage, projections, and so much more. My crew and I will definitely be pulling an all-nighter for this one.

I'll have more pictures of the set-up process to show you tomorrow, but for now, tell me....

What was the most exciting transformation you have ever created or witnessed?


  1. oh wow, i'm excited to see the final product:D

  2. Please post a lot of photos of the setting up process. I'd love to see it. The party is going to be amazing!

  3. I love going to the art show at the Armory...haven't managed to snag entrance to the M Jacob show there...or any for that matter;) My bestest girl, Andrea, is working your party tomorrow...looking forward to getting the scoop and seeing your final presentation. Congratulations Preston, it looks to be quite the party!

    All the best,

  4. You are so fiscally sensitive.... So does this mean you are going to start taking the subway and fly coach from now on...

  5. It's all getting so exciting we are all keen to see the blog updates. It is like watching a good soap opera story.
    Have a Fantastic Night

  6. One of the most rewarding & exciting transformations I have seen & been a part of was for a client's wedding reception in a church "gym" on a miniscule (and I mean MINISCULE) budget. What we were able to do with draping and lighting (and even just briging in prettier chairs) completely transformed the concrete space to a flowing, warm, inviting celebration. It was a first for this space, so I stood near the entrance to hear the guests' (who are in this space every weekend for church activities) reactions, and they were wonderful!

    Excited to see how you transform the Armory!

    All the best to you!
    Jenessa Dyer Bailey
    Fayetteville, Arkansas


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