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!
We are so excited to share photos from the 2013 Piedmont Ball today. Tony first began his relationship with the ball while working at Atlanta’s first event design company, Griggs VanHorn and Associates, in 1983. Tony Brewer & Company first worked with the Piedmont Ball in 2003 and has since designed the ball eight times! The event champions a worthy cause — the Piedmont Ball is sponsored by Piedmont Hospital’s Women’s Auxiliary and allows Piedmont Hospital to purchase cutting-edge medical equipment.
The evening’s theme was “A Night in Old New Orleans,” so Tony designed the evening using lush florals and greenery, wrought iron elements and, of course, fleur de lis accents. The city’s rich French history also gave Tony plenty of design inspiration. Thank you to Ben Vigil for these stunning photographs!
The ball is held at the beautiful Piedmont Driving Club and features an evening filled with dinner, drinks, and dancing. Tony Brewer & Company’s linen team sewed each brocade table linen and fleur-de-lis chair back, while our floral designers used stately silver candelabra and vessels to display gorgeous roses, hydrangea, stock, lilies, and other fresh Southern flowers.
Other custom design elements in the room included the French Quarter-inspired installations constructed to fit into the venue’s existing archways and magnolia leaf garlands wrapped around the space’s many columns.
We are already hard at work designing the 2014 Piedmont Ball and can’t wait to share some of our design inspiration along the way. Thank you to the Piedmont Hospital’s Women’s Auxiliary for allowing us to be involved with this event for yet another year!
The 28th Annual Swan House Ball benefiting the Atlanta History Center was held in April 2013 at the Swan House and in the History Center’s Overlook ballroom. Oversized custom painted murals and centerpieces featuring white orchids, blue hydrangea, and yellow … Continue reading →
When you’ve got a good thing, you hold on to it – or so the saying goes. And we’ve found a great thing in our relationship with Piedmont Hospital, who we will work with in 2014 to design the 57th Annual Piedmont Ball!
It’s quite an honor to be a part of this touted social event, especially considering the proceeds will support the hospital’s ever-growing list of innovative services it offers patients throughout the region.
It’s not Tony Brewer and Co’s first time at the ball! In fact, you may have read about our involvement in the most recent ball, in January, in Atlanta Social Season Magazine. The TBC team worked hard to transform the ballroom at the Piedmont Driving Club into the 1920’s era of Old New Orleans, with all of the excitement and spirited pageantry you could ask for!
The event drew support from Brown & Company Jewelers, our friends at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and more.
We’re dancing on air – and if you’re as attentive to us on Facebook as you are here, you know why! Tony Brewer and Co. has been selected to handle all design and decor for the Atlanta History Center’s celebrated Swan House Ball! The celebration is well off – it’s not scheduled until Saturday April 27 – but we’re already busy thinking of all the bells and whistles we’ll put on this, one of the city’s most celebrated events held at one of the city’s most celebrated landmarks!
One of Atlanta’s most anticipated galas of the year is right around the corner – the United Negro College Fund Mayor’s Masked Ball! This exciting event is one of our favorites – not only because it brings out the glitterati from far and wide – and not just because, in it’s 29th year, it’s one of the city’s older social events. We love this event because it’s a good time for a great cause!
Atlanta is known for producing brilliant black political leaders, social activists and performers. This event brings together many of those amazing minds to raise money to support the education of a new generation of leaders of color.
The holiday charity was started by the city’s celebrated Mayor Andrew Young during his time at Atlanta’s helm. Young, a respected activist in the civil rights community, sought a way to leverage the resource in Atlanta’s vast philanthropic community to aid talented black students.
Creating the perfect holiday decor – each year it’s the same goal! Every host wants to have the most memorable centerpieces or the most unforgettable place settings – not to mention the tastiest dishes and cocktails. But keeping planning fresh and fun – while remaining season appropriate – can be a challenge. After all, how many different ways can you really remix a holiday event?
Plenty! Here at Tony Brewer and Co., our job is to provide creative, inspiring decor no matter what the circumstance. When it comes to holiday celebrations, the formula for freshness is simple: Blend color and creativity with a polished touch to produce a holiday that will be memorable for seasons to come!