An evening to remember...truly one of the most exciting and extraordinary events on which I've worked. And with the most engaged and supportive clients ever! The process started in late June of 2004 and first involved finding a venue. Gotham Hall was selected as the magnificent backdrop for the occasion. From that point, we worked to assemble the most amazing team possible to pull off this evening. Not so many meetings as one might expect, but thousands of e-mails later, the party was ready to roll. Many people were brought together to produce this evening, the key players were....
Overall Planning and Coordination: Chas Miller of ForwardMiller with Maggie Fogel | Catering: David Castle of Sonnier & Castle | Overall Creative Direction and Decor: David Stark and Lindsay Rubin of Avi Adler | Graphic Design: Alice Chung and Karen Hsuof Omnivore | Entertainment and Stage Management: Tanya Greenbalt and Lauren Brignone of Event Resources, Inc. | Performances by Richard Jenkins Jazz Band + John Epperson as Lypsinka + John Tartaglia + Imago + DJ Andy Anderson | Lighting & Staging: Bentley Meeker | Sound: ESP - Eastern Stage Productions | Philippe Cheng of Philippe Cheng Photography(a professional verses me and my digital...).
The images that follow are grouped according to functions of the event.
There was an underlying police theme, as the honoree of the evening had recently retired from the NYPD.
ABOVE is the PARTY VIOLATION announcement / save-the-date card.
LEFT is the actual invitation that arrived in a box marked OFFICIAL BUSINESS and contained a bath-tub toy police car (below), a hand-towel on which the invitation text was printed, and a GUEST PLEA card for accepting or regretting the invitation..