One of our favorite events every year is the High Museum of Art Wine Auction. This year’s event, which took place in March, featured a live and silent auction that raised $1.7 million for the High’s exhibition and educational program funds.
Here are some of the photos from the Friday Night Fête dinner we designed with the theme “The Ultimate Collection: A Sumptuous Blend of Wine, Art, Food, and Friends” in mind. The overall look was a cozy, rustic vineyard feel with tones of warm purple and spring green and pops of yellow through bright sunflowers. A big thank you to Janet Howard Studio for photographing the décor for us!
Two centerpiece styles were featured on pretty spring green paillette textured linens. The above centerpiece was low in a custom wooden box with sunflowers, purple grapes and floral accents, natural kale and grass, grape vines, moss, and candles, while the one below was also in a custom wooden box filled with more purple grapes, open yellow sunflowers, and lush greenery.
Pulling off an event in a tented area is always tricky, but we have fun coming up with new designs and ideas. We disguised several tent poles in the tent this year with a natural wood trellis covered in grape vines and trailing greenery.
Of course it’s fun to play with the lighting and ceiling treatments, too. Here are two different takes on the lighting, above and below.