We had the most wonderful opportunity recently to help create a ‘super fun’ and exciting ‘Business After Hours’ event, which was hosted and catered by Capital City Catering.  LeeAnne and Jonathan, owner’s of Capital City Catering and members of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce hosted the chamber event a few months back (I know, I am WAY behind) ~ they really wanted to showcase their creativity with both food and design…their ‘out-side the box thinking’!  We have all worked together on many events so I was really, really honored that they asked me to come work with them on really giving this event some WOW and bring in our background to compliment their amazing work!

This whole design is a GREAT example of how the design process works with all your vendors at times, we feed off each other, take what someone may mention and run with it.  All of this was all of us working together…knowing what they wanted to highlight and knowing what we could create!

The event took place in the Darla Moore School of Business ~ we went in to this large open space and totally transformed it….photos tell the story, but remember, there are some candids in here as well as lovely shots from All Dressed Up Photography!!  The lovely floral additions are from Something Special Florist. Rentals by Plametto Party Rental!!

This is of course, LeeAnne and Jonathan before we got started that evening behind them is the lovely creation of the Lo Mein Station.

So…here we go….this is the before shot of where the Lo Mein Station went~

And this is how it turned out 🙂  We had the best time creating this…so neat, fun and AMAZING if I may say!

Here is the close up of their sushi display…and in the background you can see the ‘Sliders Station’

Okay- next stop, the bar area….before

…and after.  This is Capital City Caterings signature lighted bar (it is available for rental through them).  The back bar is a BIO item.

Another angle…

So- look carefully, this is two angles of the room (opposite ends) and the last photo is a panoramic of the room just before we got done with set up-

I know, odd shot but you can begin to see the changes and additions…

Before shot of the milk and cookies station….

After shot…now THIS was a milk and cookies station- AWESOME!

Nice professional shot of it-again….words can not tell you how amazing this turned out.

Detail shot of the ‘Artist Slider Station’ – we really took this theme to heart 🙂

more details of the ‘Artist Slider Station’

…and more – we loved the touches we added in with the paints, cans, brushes and canvas overlays…also don’t over look the ‘frame  place mats’.

And finally, one of my favorites, the smores station!  Way, way too much fun!  This is the first idea I ran with when we began and it really pleased me with how it turned out.

The details.