Corporate events: Vogue 100: A Century of Style Preview Dinner
Corporate events are our speciality as busy event organisers, and we were delighted to have the privilege to design the preview dinner for the Vogue 100: A Century of Style Exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery. Vogue 100: A Century of Style showcased an impressive collection of photography that has been commissioned by British Vogue since it was founded in 1916.
Our corporate events director Mandy Mahil wanted to ensure that the essence of Vogue’s sophisticated, chic and high-end persona was brought into every element of design throughout the evening.
On arrival guests were treated to Champagne and canapés by caterers Alison Price & Company. The delicious canapés included Butternut Pavlova with Pumpkin Panna Cotta, Rye Wafers with Cornsh Crab Mayonnaise and Yuzu cured Beef Skewers with Edamame.
Nicky Doodson created stylized, structured arrangements placed on either end of the bar in the main hall. The floral displays boasted a fountain of phaleonopsis orchids and hydrangea in tall sleek mirrored vases.
After speeches had taken place the guests were called through to dinner in The Victorian Gallery where a striking 84ft mirrored top table ran down the centre of the gallery. The layout of the table had to match the style of Vogue. Elegant, sophisticated with clean lines yet timeless which mirrors the luxury lifestyle and fashion magazine.
We worked together with Nicky Doodson, as we do for many of our corporate events, to come up with a stylish floral design that would enhance the tablescape. Nicky did a fabulous job in making our vision come to life using a selection of chic vases and white seasonal flowers. Arrangements included white lilac in humbug vases, ceramic vessels with white cyclamen and mini fishbowls with white tulips. Adding to the floral displays were 150 Vogue magazines that were placed in stacks down the table. Cordless statuesque crystal lamps dominated down the table providing the ambient and ideal lighting for dining.
Clean crisp white menu and place cards had been designed using the Vogue font and were neatly tucked into a square white napkins. Black handled cutlery and square based crystal glassware adorned the table. Greathire supplied the contemporary white chairs to keep the look sleek and modern.
Alison Price had created a mouth-watering menu consisting of Olive Oil Poached Sea Trout, Roasted Loin of Lamb and Confit Belly with a Roasted Clementine, Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding for dessert.
Metro Productions provided lighting and sound which created a intimate atmosphere. A spotlight was placed on the iconic Victoria & Albert sculpture at the end of the gallery providing a dramatic focal point.
Here is a sneak peak of what went on behind the scenes.
Thank you so much to Laura de Meo from Paul Clarke Photography for taking such beautiful pictures.
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