As summer is coming to an end, I sit here and reflect on some of our favorite events. Every wedding and event has been unique in its own way but one stands out among the rest. We were honored to have been asked by Viacom and MTV Productions to work under Evan Alexander, event designer out of New York, to execute his vision for this country meets modern/industrial CMT Music Awards Show After Party at Marathon Music Works. Below are a few of our favorite shots sent over by Chef’s Market who catered the event.
Other vendors that played a major role in pulling this epic event together: Visual Elements (Furniture and Draping), Music City Tents and Events (Rentals), Southern Events (Furniture), and Chef’s Market for an amazing menu and perfectly styled food displays.
Day 4 – April 2, 2011 – War Memorial
Did you know that the Grand Ole Opry once took residence in Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium before it set up shop in the Ryman Auditorium? This is just one of the many events War Memorial played host to. On Day 4 of our Nashville Fashion Week experience, War Memorial Auditorium was the perfect setting for the “X” shaped runway positioned in the center of the auditorium. Guests arrived to cocktails outside in the Plaza before making their way inside.
Day 5 – April 3, 2011 – Pinnacle
Our epic week with NFW came to an end back where it all began on the 21st Floor of the Pinnacle. NFW went out with a bang hosting a killer after party. Big Events and Visual Elements did not hold back on the decor to create the vibrant lounge that we infused with LEDs washing the entire space with blues, pinks, and purples.
I hope you’ve enjoyed our cell phone photo diary of our experience. We’re so excited to be a part of 2012′s Nashville Fashion Week. I can’t believe it’s just 1 month away. For more information on how you can experience this year’s NFW, check out their website at www.nashvillefashionweek.com or follow them on Facebook.
2011 has been the year that NEL took over the Nashville runway! Who knew that black t-shirts with a simple logo would make such a statement!?!? We started the year off with the Pink Bridal Show runway in January. By March we were initiated into the grand-daddy of all the fashion shows in Music City, Nashville Fashion Week. This was a 5 day citywide fashion event on March 29th through April 2nd sponsored by Lexus. Proceeds from the event went to the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund .
Each night was showcased in different venue. The week was kicked off at the Pinnacle downtown, followed by to the historic Arcade, the Crystal Fountain Church, War Memorial, and wrapped up back at the Pinnacle. The next few post I hope to give you a glimpse into our amazing experience with everyone involved in this epic event.
Day 1- March 29th, 2011 – The Pinnacle
The skyline of Music City was changed for one night, as we added a blue stripe of color on the 22nd floor of the Pinnacle building.
The models walked an “L” shaped runway that went with the perimeter of the room, giving a perfect backdrop of the city lights below.
The Press were snapping photos as fast as their cameras would allow to capture every moment.
A view from the back row. Camera flashes, runway lights, killer tunes, and an electric blue vibe!
Day 2 , The Arcade…..