COMMUNITY: Celebrating International Women’s Day {with PURPLE FLOWERS!}

March 8, 2015
Floral Design by Evantine Design; Photo courtesy of Drew Noel Photography

Floral Design by Evantine Design; Photo courtesy of Drew Noel Photography

In honor of International Women’s Day‘s 2015 Theme: Make it Happen and ‪#‎PaintitPurple‬ campaign, we’re sharing this image of some beautiful bridesmaids as well as the bouquets we designed for them to carry in all shades of, what else? PURPLE!

What is International Women’s Day?

All around the world, International Women’s Day (IWD) represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. BOOM. That’s it, that’s all. Important to remember every day but TODAY it’s a global statement we’re happy to participate in. In some countries, like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday.

Make It Happen is the 2015 theme which encourages effective action for advancing and recognizing women. The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911 and each year IWD is celebrated on March 8. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organizations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.

Why purple?

From 1908, the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in Great Britain adopted the color scheme of purple, white and green to symbolize the plight of the Suffragettes. In case you aren’t familiar with the term, or just don’t remember your high school history lessons, Suffragettes campaigned for women’s right to vote. The word ‘Suffragette’ is derived from the word “suffrage” meaning the right to vote. International Women’s Day honors the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women’s success, and reminds us all of inequities still to be addressed and eradicated across the globe.

PURPLE POWER! Specifically, purple symbolizes justice and dignity – two values strongly associated with women’s equality to this day. The three colors were, and still are, used for banners, flags, rosettes and badges to show solidarity. Like many other businesses, EVANTINE DESIGN has chosen to take part in today’s celebration if only by honoring women through a few beautiful images shared across our social media.

Join us, please.

#PaintItPurple in your own world’s today to mark International Women’s Day and show your support. You can also lend your support by
donating to your favorite women’s charity, supporting a female-focused crowd-funding initiative, or via social media using hashtags#PaintItPurple, #Makeithappen, #IWD, #womensday, and #internationalwomensday.  

COMMUNITY: Toasting a Legend, Forging a Destiny, Cooper Hospital Celebrates 125 Years

April 4, 2012

Cooper Hospital Gala Evantine Design Hyatt at the bellevue Paul Loftland-c

Just because you’re hosting a gala doesn’t mean it has to be a formal, sit-down dinner. This year, Brian Kappra worked with the Gala Committee for the Cooper Hospital Gala to design a lounge-style setting for their 125th Anniversary Celebration. Founded in 1887, Cooper Hospital provides world-class medical care to the entire Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey region. Honoring a tradition of outstanding achievement and ensuring a future of continuing medical advancement, monies from this year’s gala attendance supports the new Cooper Cancer Institute. Cooper University Hospital is constructing a new state-of-the-art, 4-story, 103,050 square foot mulitdisciplinary care center just steps away from the hospital and the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden. A worthy cause, indeed. {Photos: Paul Loftland} Read the rest of this entry »

COMMUNITY: “Dinner on the Terrace” at Date with a Plate at the Phoenixville Foundry

March 14, 2012

We are always honored to participate in the IMAJNZ Foundation’s “A Date with a Plate” event, a non-profit organization created solely for the purpose of helping local charities through the appreciation of innovative event design. As we again begin to plan {and plot} our table design for this year’s “Date with a Plate” event on May 8th and 9th, we took a trip down memory lane to see what other design concepts we cooked up for previous versions of the event. At the Date with a Plate event in 2010, Evantine Design’s Creative Director, Brian Kappra, was inspired by his love for Central and South American travel when he designed his tropical paradise “Dinner on the Terrace in Buzios.

Photos Courtesy of Marie Labbancz.

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