We were so thrilled to continue our relationship with Atlanta’s High Museum of Art at their October 2013 bolo, boots, and black-tie gala, celebrating the opening of the exhibit “Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.” We drew inspiration not only from the stunning art of the exhibit but also from desert wildflowers and the cowboys of the Wild West themselves. Thank you to the wonderful Janet Howard Studio for capturing the evening for us!
Guests walked into the party through a custom ranch entrance and sipped cocktails on the Piazza, which was outfitted with split rail fencing and cocktail tables topped with square wooden tops and colorful cactus centerpieces.
When guests entered the Wieland Pavilion for dinner, they were seated at either a round table with soft burlap linens and low desert wildflower centerpieces in reclaimed wooden boxes or at an estate table with bright mandarin linens topped with wooden tabletops detailed with thin rope. Tall centerpieces of desert wildflowers, tumbleweeds, rope, and lanterns completed the look. Each seat had a custom linen chair back and a brown bandana napkin tied with leather.
One of our favorite details of the evening was the living statue who greeted guests at the entrance. With a treatment to disguise himself as a Remington bronze, he was the perfect complement to our cowboy-inspired evening!