The People’s Choice!

Winter Wonderland Wedding We’re excited to announce we are the proud winners of the FIRST 2014 NATIONAL EVENT STYLE –  ‘PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD‘ for BEST SOCIAL EVENT – It was a joy to create the ‘Winter Wonderland Wedding’ for the Bride and Groom at The St.Regis Atlanta, and congratulations to our talented design and floral team. THANK YOU to everyone who voted for us. Image: Peacock Photo & Video

A Refreshed Brand

 

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We are celebrating 17 successful years of creating excitement and exceeding expectations in the full-service events industry, by debuting a new logo design, website, and a slight name change.

Tony Conway, Founder and CEO, says: “We have had some incredible achievements this year. Our business model continues to improve and allow us to function at the most ground-breaking and detail oriented level that our clients have come to expect, but to continue being the best at what we do, we need to advance and evolve. In my 30 years in this business I have never stopped learning, and the refreshed brand signifies our accomplishments and reflects this progression”

The new logo is designed to represent the continuation of this formidable legacy, whilst recognizing the companies’ flair for originality and innovation. The flourish symbol denotes a balance between the precision of ancient artistry, bountifulness, and the idea of continual re-invention.

You may have already noticed greater social media sharing capabilities and improved usability on the website. In other words we have made it even easier to efficiently explore our floral, catering and design/decor services. Enjoy!

Awards Season

D & M-Details034B Image: Peacock Photo & Video It’s an incredible honor to be a part of one of the most special days in someones life. The chance to turn dreams into reality and exceed expectations is why we love what we do, and to be recognized and rewarded for those efforts is an incredible bonus. This month, Biz Bash, the event planning news, ideas and resources company has selected our WINTER WONDERLAND WEDDING (pictured above) as a finalist for both the BEST SOCIAL EVENT and a PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD in the 2014 Biz Bash Event Style Awards. PCA_2014_FinalistBadge To win the PEOPLE’s CHOICE AWARD we need as many VOTES from the public as possible. It’s easy to do. If you would like us to win, just click HERE scroll to event no.8 and cast your vote for Winter Wonderland Wedding. Individuals are eligible to vote once every 24 hours and voting closes on Oct 12th.      

The Perfect Cocktail Party in 5 Easy Steps

Social Design Header 3 - 1210-167, St. Regis Client Party (127) 1. Provide a well-stocked bar with drinks that reflect your chosen theme 2. Make your party truly memorable by providing a special signature drink 3. Dress up the bar. Depending on the theme of your event, think about using colored tablecloths, or small accent lights to create a luxurious feel04_Fitzgerald_WPDetails-008 4. Don’t forget the appropriate drink ware – These should also reflect the theme, modern and minimal, or vintage and gold-rimmed, your choices are endless 5. Remember the other necessities; cocktail shakers & napkins, a chrome ice bucket , umbrellas, swizzle sticks and bowls of munchies for your guests

Celebrate Honey Month

10476465_10103346388502460_116045249535502049_oTo celebrate Honey Month (yes there really is such a thing) here are 3 quick suggestions for how to incorporate a honey theme into your party or even wedding, without subjecting your guests to a swarm of angry bees. 1R3A7055
  1. Bees can visually represent the theme rather than relying on numerous actual honey items. A few well-placed faux bee focal points add a fun and playful element to the decor.
  2. Honey in mini jars make wonderful favors. Substitute for honey flavored sweets and treats if you prefer.
  3. What about using honey as color inspiration for your next event!
Images: Kate Belle & Nancy Jo McDaniel  

A Golden Rule of Event Planning

Set realistic expectations from the start.  Every host would love A-list entertainment, many Brides, a fantasy wedding, but that does not mean the event budget is consistent with the vision. Understanding how to prioritize what will accomplish your “wow factor” is important from the moment you meet with the company you hire. Experienced event specialists at A Legendary Event understand how to help you reach your goal and manage expectations.

Photography: (Cake) Ross Oscar Knight.

Three Essential Party Pointers

Find your inspiration.  Every successful party plan begins with a vision.  Find that one color, flower, or image that resonates with you and never let go.  Your event style, décor, food, and even guest list will eventually be influenced by this. Think outside the box.  As the saying goes, “Something old, something new…” Every dinner party or wedding reception no matter how traditional should include an element of innovation in an unexpected way.  Some of the best places to think creatively are the table settings.  From luxurious table linens to jaw-dropping floral arrangements, your tablescapes can be a great place to show off. Make every guest feel welcome.  This may seem like a simple tip, but it is important to remember that everyone you have invited has come to help you celebrate your special occasion.  Keep that in mind as you plan elements like the individual place settings, where you can really show your guests you care.

A Quick Wedding Tip!

Photography: Tulle & Grace Look for places to include personal touches.  From the estate cards to cocktail tables, keep everything you A good event specialist will be able to help you sort through any elements that may not have been considered like the stage backdrop for the reception, or how to incorporate your loved ones in the décor.  

How to Keep Your Business Cooking

Tony Conway’s Secrets for Success Part 1   Photography: Nancy Jo McDaniel Hire a “Dream Team” — I always try to hire the best, brightest, and most talented.  When considering a potential employee, or what I refer to as a “team member,” I look for an outstanding portfolio, a relentless work ethic, and a streak of ambition. No one can be everywhere at once; you must have the right team in place to be successful in any business. Here’s the caveat.  Even if you screen potential candidates with multiple interviews, tests, and assessments, you’ll inevitably end up hiring some folks who just don’t “pull their weight.” For the sake of your business, you must be willing to let those team members go. Ineffective employees will eventually drag down company morale, and will sap company profits due to their lack of productivity. At A Legendary Event, clients can be assured they will be handled by the best in the business no matter who they come into contact with at the company.