Saturday, May 1, 2010

1st Place, 2 Years in a Row!!

Arcularius Events just participated in the Second Annual Tabletop Competition and Fundraiser hosted by NACE, the National Association of Catering Executives.  After winning first place at last year's competition we were extremely excited to participate in this year's fabulous event, where eight teams of designers went head-to-head to see who could create the best tabletop.  The judges had a tough time deciding which of the gorgeous tables would be the winner, but one table managed to capture the first place prize - the one designed by Arcularius Events!!  
Catriona teamed up with our new in-house florist Suzanne to come up with a innovative design in which natural beauty merged with a sleek, modern aesthetic.  Underneath the clear tabletop, rocks, moss, and tiny lights were combined to suggest a riverbed, while in the center of the table a modern twist on a manzanita tree replaced the traditional centerpiece.  The table was kept uncluttered with clear blue plates, curlicue flatware, and simple glasses - the menus, napkins, and table assignments were placed on rustic white benches surrounding the table.  In keeping with the "natural meets modern" theme, the menus were printed on clear plexiglass with images of dogwood trees and 
the place cards were replaced with river rocks.

Everything besides the china and glassware (from Celebrations Party Rentals) was custom designed by Arcularius Events - that's right, we sewed the table linens, found and painted a manzanita branch, constructed the benches and even the table.  This was truly a labor of love, and we hope you love our table as much as we do!  We really had a blast at this event, and our thanks go out to NACE, Celebrations Party Rentals, and Jenn Bartell Photography and Design for the beautiful photos.


Crazy Cake Lady said...

First place is definitely well-deserved, that tablescape is gorgeous! :)

The Memory Journalists said...

You so deserved the win AGAIN, Cat. Your table was gorgeous and our absolute favorite. Congratulations to you and your team!

Dynamite Weddings said...

Congrats Cat!!! I LOVED your table that night =)