Our Favorite Kind of Event……

As mentioned in my last post about a recent visit to a local prop house, we were on the hunt for unique and extraordinary items to add interest and dimension to an incredible event (Bar Mitzvah party) we had coming up – incredible from the standpoint of being a delicious opportunity to create an overall ambience made up of a series of mini-environments, each with its own individual creative flavor.

The event took place in a huge (14,000 square feet!) warehouse-type space with fantastic bones – mostly brick walls and a bow-truss ceiling. We had such a blast transforming the venue, section by section!!

The guests entered at approximately the mid-point of a very large rectangle with the main bar immediately to their right:

The adult guests then had the choice of various seating vignettes (and a smaller vodka bar with an ice luge!) both in front of them and to their right,

and for dining one could choose either to continue lounging or to sit slightly more traditionally at the 32′ long table.

There was even a glamourous little boudoir for the older sister!

The kids had the run of the left side of the room which also housed the dance floor

with its spectacular ceiling treatment!

There was one two-sided buffet for all the guests…

as well as a couple more seating areas adjacent.

This is truly our favorite kind of event as we get to let our imaginations run wild!! We had so much fun planning it even though there was of course a lot of intricacy involved and lots of potential for things to go wrong (which they thankfully did not)! Seeing an event like this finally take place in real life after months of planning is truly such a joy! Many thanks to our beloved Cindy and Claudia of Gold Wong Photography for the unbelievably gorgeous photos and for always making us look so good!!

13 Responses to “Our Favorite Kind of Event……”


  1. 1 Lori Weinstock February 13, 2011 at 1:56 am

    This looks amazing and I think it’s a wonderful opportunity to show people what you can do! I will pass this along to my friends so they can get a taste of your style.
    Love it!!!

  2. 3 mom and dad February 13, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Fabulous. So proud of the work the two of you ladies are doing. Imaginative and spectacular.

    Much love

  3. 4 Ora Nadrich February 13, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Nicole, your site and pictures look amazing! I can’t wait for my son’s Bar Mitzvah! I’ve already told people about you, but will also pass this on to my friends. Can’t wait to see what event you do next!

  4. 5 kristaeverage February 13, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Hey Nicole- I see the QP dolls strike again- and how! Would have loved to attended that event- such a shame it isn’t a permanent venue! Very lucky clients – and I do aspire to be one!

    Congratulations! Krista

  5. 6 Fiona Pattinson February 13, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Amazing Nicole and I love what you’ve done with lighting!

  6. 7 Nicole February 13, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Thanks so much for all the lovely and very generous comments – I so appreciate your taking a look!!

  7. 8 joannie burstein besser February 14, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Amazing!

  8. 9 Lynn Neuberg February 14, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Nicole…..you little fountain of creativity….what fantastic work….i had to go back and look again so that i could absorb a little more…xoxo

  9. 10 Maria DeLalla February 18, 2011 at 3:36 am

    The bones of the venue are fantastic, but wow what a huge canvas for you to pull together. I am so impressed with your ability to create a cohesive, warm, and inviting yet surprising and stimulating environment all in one fell swoop. It looks as though it could be the site of a modern art museum built into a giant igloo in Finland.

  10. 12 milwaukee piano August 26, 2013 at 5:52 am

    I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme.

    Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?
    Plz respond as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. many thanks

    • 13 Nicole September 12, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      We did work with a website person but came up with the ideas ourselves! Thanks for you lovely comment and sorry it took me so long to respond – I was out of the country. – N


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