It’s hard not to get caught up in the negativity surrounding this economic slowdown, but we can all do with a party to help us forget about it for a day, an evening, or just a few minutes. It was the coldest night in January when we did an event at the Pine Hollow Country Club on Long Island, New York. The client wanted the theme to be “disco” – not traditional 70’s and 80’s disco, but a version with a modern/future look. So this is what I came up with.
The cocktail décor was all in red. In the main dining room I went for a very elegant modern look with beautiful floral centerpieces in green and white. The restroom was filled with white flowers and candles for a warm and relaxing atmosphere.
Golf Srithamrong, Tantawan Bloom
There were three centerpiece styles, with one of them inspired by an event we did last September.
The first one was an upside down calla lily sculptural design with the addition of small pieces of mirror wrapped around the pole to suggest a disco ball. The table top was an arrangement of white and green flowers.
The second design was a disco ball lamp on a mirrored column, accented at the base with a modern floral arrangement of tulips, roses, calla lilies, anemones and narines, again in white and green .
The third was my favorite of the event, and took us a long time to produce. I called this centerpiece “Dream”. We used open cut calla lilies curled around the top of the centerpiece, with the addition of green cymbidium orchids.
Globe lanterns filled with candles swirling above the table made for a beautiful atmosphere when the lights were dimmed. On the table top was a very simple design of wheat grass accented with the disco balls.
I hope you enjoy it as much as the client did. I think it took everyone’s mind off the economy for a few magic hours.
Golf Srithamrong, tantawanbloom and please visit www.tantawanbloom.com