Summer Note from Tony Conway

This past week our team had the pleasure of working on a photo shoot with the Atlanta Occasion Publisher Heather Vreeland on her upcoming July Issue! It is going to be amazing and you will have to check out the newest venue in Atlanta, 200 Peachtree! The image above doesn’t even come close to doing this event space justice. Our Creative Director, Steve Welsh, and Floral Director, Jeanna Graham, took my vision and really made it come together with the amazing table settings and incredible floral decor…and then Senior Event Manager, Sandi Horgan, led a team of Legendary Staff and Supplier Partners to handle all of the logistics! Drapery was provided by the fantastic Event Drapery and, of course, photographer Ben Vigil made everything come to life! Heather and I have been planning and designing this shoot for sometime, and I look forward to your feedback on the issue…pick it up July! I cannot wait to see what the rest of the issue has in store for us because Heather is amazing at what she does!

I will also be featured in the July issue of Delta Sky Magazine… from what I hear, the overall theme really is going to be fun and innovative …I hope you like the article!

Have a great summer!



Michele Lend is the newest member of A Legendary Event’s award-winning sales team. Lend brings with her over 23 years of sales and social/corporate event planning experience.
After graduating from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Lend began her career in 1982 as the assistant director of food services for Epicure Management Services at the university. Within two years she was promoted to director of food services on the Mercer University campus in Atlanta. Lend then spent four years as the director of sales for the Atlanta Catering Company and an entire decade as one of the top sales producers for Proof of the Pudding caterers based in Atlanta.

Lend joined Atlanta Arrangements in 1999 as the director of sales and marketing and became a partner in 2003. She was promoted to chief operating officer in 2006 and to president of the company in 2007. She has had the privilege of working with many Fortune 100 and 500 companies throughout her catering career. Some highlights from her journey have been working with the delegations for the 1988 Democratic Convention, The Nationwide Seniors PGA Tour, The Federation Cup, The AT&T tennis challenge, The Bell South Classic, and the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
She has served as co-chair of ADME Achievement Awards and was the 1999 recipient of the ACVB Volunteer of the Year Award. She currently holds a position on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau. Tony Conway, President and Owner of A Legendary Event said, “We are very excited to have Michele on board. Her expertise in the field will be a fantastic addition to our team.”

Green Entertaining

We all love to look at the magazines that are tucked in front of us on the airplane.  What else CAN you do when you are not allowed to listen to your IPod or send an e-mail on your Blackberry??  For those of you who have not been on a plane lately or haven’t picked up the latest issue of Delta Sky, here is Mr. Conway’s latest and greatest article.  Enjoy!!

A Tony Evening

The New Loews Hotel set the perfect stage for this last weekend’s gala, A Tony Evening. All of the raised proceeds benefited the Alliance Theatre. Our talented event designer, Sophia Lin made it a stylish and upscale atmosphere that blended the setting of the hotel with an artistic rendition of A Tony Evening logo. The logo, which captured the essence of classic style and elegance with filigree patterns, portrayed a contemporary edge with its paint-like splatter design and unconventional color scheme. Sophia also utilized a mixture of soft and bold purple tones combined with dark blue, turquoise and gold, and jewel tones that dramatically came to life with the neutral hotel palette.
The step and repeat was anything but traditional! Sophia found her inspiration for the step and repeat on on the red carpet at the this year Grammy’s.
The centerpieces for the tables were a perfect marriage of traditional beauty mixed with modern style. Each centerpiece was constructed with a composition of stacked clear and turquoise colored glass for a glistening effect with the room lighting. These centerpieces contained a mixture of golden and orange toned florals mixed with deep purple blooms. Conventional florals such as hydrangea, roses and tulips were mixed with orchids, mums and other bold florals for a full yet simple look. A sleek crystal base table lamp was added to the composition and topped with an ivory tapered shade. Square votives were also used in the centerpiece, which again created a sense of modern style.
The theatrical filled evening, which starred Broadway Star Elaine Stritch, was a huge hit!! Our team did a fantastic job at this memorable event!!
****Photos courtesy of our fabulous Nancy Jo McDaniel!!!