Interview with Khalilah Birdsong — Atlanta Artist

Khalilah Birdsong Painting at Flourish | Legendary Events When event planners in Atlanta want the perfect venue with a modern aesthetic appeal, they go to Flourish. Able to accommodate up to 800 guests, Flourish is known for its unique décor and design, making it the venue of choice for social events, corporate events, weddings and receptions.   

In a bold move, Tony commissioned Atlanta artist Khalilah Birdsong to produce the Flourish artwork. When Khalilah isn’t creating large, exuberant, and colorful canvases, she is the Director of Communications & Engagement at Tyler Perry Studios.  

Let’s get to know the talented artist who’s responsible for the beautiful canvases that adorn the Pre-Function room. 

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Become Atlanta’s Most Successful Gala Host With These 4 Tips!

Catering and Design to Make the Best Atlanta Social Event | Legendary Events When you’re planning a social event in Atlanta, every detail matters. As the host of a black tie fundraiser, everything from choosing the right venue for your gala to selecting the color palette will play a big role in the success if your event. Here are some tips for planning a successful fundraising gala.  Continue reading

3 Hot Color Trends for a Cool Fall Wedding

3 Fall Wedding Ideas | Legendary Events

For some newly engaged couples, choosing the color palette for their wedding can be exciting and fun, while others dread that part of the decision-making process. After all, the colors you decide on will determine virtually everything else about the design of your wedding – from décor to flowers, to dresses and cake, it’s no wonder that picking out a few specific colors is an important matter for many couples.  

Having a wedding designer in Atlanta to help you choose from hundreds of options can help take the pressure off, as well as allow you to enjoy the engagement season without stressing over each detail of your big day.  

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How to Include Metallics in Your Corporate Event Without Going Overboard

How to Include Metallics In Your Corporate Event Without Going Overboard | Legendary Events
You’ve reached the decor stage of planning your corporate event or party. After entertaining the notions of several different color palettes, you find yourself being drawn to ideas that literally sparkle and shine. Metallic hues are trending and using them in your event space can infuse a luxurious air to help keep your corporate event from going bland. But how do you add a sheen to your business affair without blinding your guests? Continue reading

A Legendary Location For Your Next Event!

Estate, – our exciting “Legendary” location welcomes your visit by appointment only. Discover us in the heart of Buckhead as we help make your next special occasion “Legendary”! The dazzling ballroom will host your social or corporate event in style! You’ll also love the salons at Estate with gorgeous interiors by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and art curated by Bill Lowe Gallery. For receptions in the ballroom for up to 350 to seated dinners, luncheons and events (up to 180), you’ll fall in love with Estate! Whether you are having a wedding, social or corporate event, Estate awaits you. Check us out! By appointment only please. (Photo by Nancy Jo McDaniel)

Psychedelic Floral Trend – Tie-Dyed To Perfection

Our event designers and floral team are always creating fabulous designs and once again, we added pizzazz to a recent party. Always up on the newest, latest and greatest trends, one of our favorite designs that mesmerized guests at a Mitzvah we did were centerpieces filled with stunning, jaw-dropping tie-dyed roses. That’s right…it was a spectrum of colors which burst from these roses and they were the talk of the party!! The one question everyone asked was, “How do you make these tie-dyed roses?” The answer: Roses this special and exquisite were imported from our top sources who are masters at this process and inject pigments into the rose stems using hypodermic needles. The result was a breathtaking surprise for everyone. A throw-back to the seventies, they were quite elegant with a fresh new spin. It was another legendary party that guests are still raving about and the psychedelic flowers were a big hit at the party!

**Photos courtesy of Eric Wittmayer

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!


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!!!

Dr. Seuss Goes to War….and More!!!

We did the cutest event this weekend for the William Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum in Midtown Atlanta. They have a new exhibit called “Dr. Seuss Goes to War….and more!” featuring some of Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) original works that he did while he was the chief editorial cartoonist for the New York newspaper PM from 1941-1943.

The beginning of the exhibit (the first photo above) has more adult friendly historical facts and original material from two private collectors, together with material on loan from the Holocaust Museum in Houston. The end of the exhibit (the second photo above) has a ton of kid friendly, interactive activities that feature more of his current work. If you have kids, please take them to this interactive exhibit. I promise they will love it!!

The opening Gala featured a dramatic entrance with a large Seussian inspired arch and tuffula inspired trees in the existing planters.
Three truffla trees were at the center of the room as you entered the foyer. Our colorful painted bullseye panels were flanked by large Dr. Seuss graphics. All these elements made a dramatic tranformation to the room. Overall, the opening gala was a huge success with a little over 350 attendees.