Monday, September 27, 2010

Orlando WOW Awards 2010

September 10, 2010..The Orlando WOW Awards... You may ask Orlando has a award show called The WOW Awards? What is this? The local professional organizations that make up the Orlando event industry (MPI, ISES, NACE, HSMAI, ABC) convene each year and recognize excellence through honoring members and the work they do through the events they produce in their everyday businesses. This year the award show event was at the Hard Rock Live. 

As you entered through the back stage entrance, wall to wall drapery greeted you into what surprise would lay ahead.
 A media wall with the event's logo emblazed throughout was your first stop as guests posed for pictures celebrity style.
Left to Right- Elisa Delgardio, President of Wish Upon a Wedding Orlando and the Event Marketing Maven, Michelle Bergstein posed for pictures.
The Event Marketing Maven strikes again as she poses with colleagues, Stacey Paul Barabe, Exhilarate Events, center and Dana Wells of
Perfect day for a rainbow, a rainbow was at the event's door that evening
As you walked into the event a vivacious purple lit stage and high energy band illuminated the entire room
The room had sofa groupings scattered around the impressive custom dance floor from Letz Dance on It and on the outer perimeter unique glass top dining and bar height tables with complimenting chairs and bar stools from Chic Event Furniture served as perfect and attractive alternate dining arrangement to indulge in a delicious entree. Decadent custom cascading chandeliers suspended from the ceiling and looked radiant with the hues of purple lighting that gleamed off each crystal. The room was beautifully designed by ShoWorks events.
Design partner Chevere Creative got props as they sponsored the amazing graphics for the event from invitation to the intense and visually stimulating event program. 
The event kicked off with a stunning display of a dance routine from a young dance troupe

It was my pleasure and honor to help write the award entry for "Opportunity Rocks" The Summer Job Summit event for my good friend and colleague, Stacey Paul Barabe, CSEP, as she took home the WOW Award that night for best event planning for a corporate event.