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.
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.
June is National Rose Month and at A Legendary Event, “We love to do flowers.” Image: Nancy Jo McDaniel A dedication and passion for florals is evident in every arrangement that the team headed up by Floral Director Jeanna Graham, collectively conceives and creates. Few careers can compete with working in a florally-infused environment where everything is fragrant and saturated with color. Imagine working among rose petals, curvy willow branches and setting your watch according to what time the rose bud blossoms and the orchids bloom? Maybe this is the reason why A Legendary Event’s floral team is always wearing two things, a green-dappled apron speckled by stem trimmings, and a playfully puckish smile.
The holiday calendar at A Legendary Event fills up very quickly so an appropriate quote for this time of the year comes from an anonymous source: “All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.” In other words—it’s never too soon to start planning for your Holiday party. By the time you read this, some of our clients will have already spoken to our design and floral departments; others are even finalizing their holiday soiree menu choices. One of our clients commented, “Once I get the ball rolling with my initial phone call, I actually kind of enjoy the planning process.” She says she relies on a “six month rule.” She’ll begin planning for her holiday events in mid-June “no matter how large or small the gathering.” That way, by the time the party time rolls around, she’s relaxed and can actually enjoy the company of the guests. “Besides,” she says, “who likes an uptight host?” Though the Six-Month Rule may seem a bit premature, when considering all of the elements necessary for successful event: invitations, venue selection, event and floral design, music choice and menu selection—it’s never too early to plant for the “flowers of all the tomorrows.”