5 Tips for Selecting a Florist

Five Things To Do Before Selecting A Florist Not all flower arrangements are created equal!  Here at A Legendary Event, we know our award-winning florists play an extremely important role in many of our clients events.   For your special occasion, your decor should be nothing short of show-stopping, so use these 5 insider tips to help bring your floral dreams to life. 1. Figure out your vision Maybe a decadent red flower wall (pictured) is a little too racy for your party, but there is unlimited inspiration to be found both online and in person, so go out and find it.  Decide which flowers are most important to you, and what color scheme you think you want to work with. 2. Do your research Our Floral Director Jeanna Graham has a long and impressive body of work to show our clients.  Seeing examples of a florist’s previous work is essential as it allows you to see if their style suits yours. 3. Have a chat Let the florist know your ideas, can they contribute anything to your vision, or do they want to change your original plans? The florist should be someone who supports your concepts, and brings them to life in an extraordinary way. 4. Prepare a budget Find someone who understands your budget and is excited about making the most out of every penny.  A great florist knows the tricks to extend your finances as far as possible, so make sure you always have your numbers in mind. 5. Go with your gut When you’re feeling unsure, go with your first instinct and hire the person you feel most connected with.  This is somebody who will be handling a major part of your special event, so they need to be someone you can trust.  

Fabulous Fall Forecast: What’s Up At The High?

Just the other day, Tony was spotted at the Four Seasons Atlanta enjoying Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial with Ms. Cate Candler, of the High Museum’s Wine Auction Office. What else could they have been discussing so late in the year? The party of the century, of course! The High Museum’s Fast Forward Gala: Modern Moments 1913>>2013 is co-chaired by Sandra Baldwin and Tony Conway. The event is an exclusive peek at the High Museum’s newest exhibit. During a night rich with decadence, guests will have the opportunity to preview the greatest works of modern art in the world. Such a celebration is sure to offer an exciting peek at what has been waiting in the wings of the High Museum. For more information, visit www.high.org/gala.

Tony’s Top Etiquette Tips

Photo By Lauren Rubinstein
Make a “Legendary” impression at a dinner party. Tony Conway, founder and CEO of the special events company A Legendary Event in Atlanta, GA, is the master at leaving impressions. Today, Tony shares his no fuss tips on how to impress and look like the best. His tips for dinner etiquette are simple to follow and even easier to make a habit. ? The Perfect Setting-To remember the placement of your dinner set up, think of this moniker: ‘Bread, Meal, Water.’ Your bread plate will be on your left, your meal plate is in the center and your water or wine glass will be on your right. ? A Cut Above-When cutting a food item on your plate, your fork should be turned down, holding the item while the knife gently cuts through the item. ? The Rule of Thumb- When it comes to which to use first, always work your way from the outside in. The outermost silverware is for your first and second courses and so on and so forth. ? Table It- It is important to remember that once the utensils are used, they should be placed on the side of your plate and are not to touch the table again, including the handles. Your dinner etiquette will be a hit with fellow guests and potentially an inspiration. You’re a legend; now, flaunt it!

Making A Difference Is Also Our Business!

At A Legendary Event, we make it “our business” to “make a difference!”  We are proud to announce that our CEO & Founder Tony Conway has recently made many meaningful developments in our company’s community service efforts. In addition to being named one of The Georgian Terrace’s list of the Top 100 Influential people, Tony will serve as Honorary Event Chair of Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities 3rd Annual Hearts and Hands Gala on October 29th, a member of the Board of Trustees for Leadership Atlanta and a panel member for this year’s Les Dames d’Escoffier International at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead from November 3rd – 6th. Other charitable contributions happening soon includes producing the dinner for 400 guests for City of Refuge, teaming up with The High Museum Wine Auction as the Culinary Partner where Tony will work with the visiting guest chefs, and supporting A Meal To Remember Chairs Marjory Harvey, Harrison Rohr and Jack Sawyer while serving as a Chef Sponsor for the event.  Add designing The Legendary Party to benefit The Shepherd Center, and catering, designing and arranging ADAC’s Rising Designer event at The Bourbon shots. A Legendary Event is proud to support these wonderful causes and hope you’ll join us by making a difference!