Atlanta Opera Ball

We were very honored to create the stunning décor for the fabulous Opera Ball last month.  The Atlanta Opera Ball began its 31st Season  On October 2nd and opened its season with the  staple of romantic opera repertoire, La bohème. In snowy Paris, six young penniless artists are full of idealism and beauty, but they soon encoun­ter the harsh realities of life. Therefore, our fabulous event designer, Amy Saltzman, interpreted this years Ball into a Bohemian Parisian setting at the St. Regis.  Overall, the ballroom and stage looked magnificent (or should I say Magnifico in Italian!).  A Legendary Event was thrilled to support such a significant cultural event in our great city of Atlanta!!

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2010: The Year of the Tiger

The Chinese New Year is a celebration based upon the first day of the New moon. Just another excuse to throw an extravagant celebration!! We helped celebrate by doing the décor for the St. Regis Chinese New Year event on the 7th floor terrace. Of course, the temperatures weren’t exactly favorable, but a clear tent helped keep the guest comfortable. The tent (ironically) had a clear top so guest could actually view the “new moon” if they choose to!!
As guest entered the tent, the first element that caught their eye was the large black laquered pagoda in the rear of the tent and the lanterns that hung from the ceiling. These two dramatic elements definitely set the tone for the evening. Large reservoirs that held water with floating candles and beautiful quince blooms sat in the middle of two seating areas. The curved bar fronts were faced with two gorgeous orchid graphics and lit from behind. Four Buffets were set around the perimeter of the tent to provide authentic Chinese cuisine for the celebration.
The evening was a huge success and, once again, our talented event designer, Amy Saltzman, wowed us with her innovative and breathtaking design!! Click here to see more photos that were taken at the St. Regis by the fantastic Nancy Jo McDaniel.


We have been busy elves here at Legendary Events during the 2009 holiday season and have been fortunate enough to have many events on our December calendar.

One of the exciting design and floral events that we produced on the 1st of December was a Client Appreciation Party for the St. Regis. The St. Regis Astor Ballroom is gorgeous with its ivory painted mill work, custom chandeliers, silk embroidered fabric walls and the silver leaf ceiling. This architecture makes our job easier (and harder); while we have great bones to work with, we have a high standard to live up to.

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The ballroom was draped off into 6 sections with gorgeous sheer white fabric. The focus of the space was placed in the center of the room under the magnificent hand made crystal chandelier. A tree full of holiday red berries was created by our floral director, Jeanna Graham and our infamous creative director, Steve Welsh. Surrounding the tree were over 50 glass containers filled with berries, amaryllis, ruby water and, of course, candles.

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The entrance to the ballroom was draped with sheer white fabric then tied back with magnolia leaf and large sweet pine cone garland and finished with a luscious red ribbon. A large silver urn filled with over 300 red roses sat on this gorgeous mahogany table. The entrance alone was enough to take your breath away!!

Overall, this turned out to be a wonderful and gorgeous evening!!


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From The St. Regis Hotel and A Meal to Remember to The Ritz Carlton and Around the World in Eighty Days, A Legendary Event provided unique décor for two marquee Atlanta Gala events this weekend. On Friday night, 500 guests gathered for “A Meal to Remember” benefitting The Senior Citizens of Metropolitan Atlanta. Incorporating the chairs’ vision, the tables were draped in rich Chocolate Dupioni linen and topped with alternating fuchsia and orange roses, peonies, and Gerber Daises. A Legendary Event Floral Designer Jeanna Graham described the look as “chic, contemporary and classic.”

The following night at the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead, The Shepherd Center Foundation celebrated their annual “Legendary Party” under the direction of Gala Chair Cyndae Arrendale. This year, the theme was “Around the World in Eighty Days.” After the 450 guests received their “passports,” they crossed a large wooden boardwalk and were greeted by Phileas Fogg and other characters straight from the pages of the Jules Verne classic.

The décor in the main ballroom featured a handmade patchwork hot air balloon and a 12’ x 32’ map from the late 1800’s. Each table was pin-spotted and centered with a one-of-a-kind vignette composed of old clocks, hat boxes filled with pavéd roses, and nautical enhancements. President and owner Tony Conway said, “We are so honored to have been selected to provide the design and floral for these two worthy causes.”