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: Join Us April 27th for THE Party and Celebrate Life!

April 26, 2012

Gift of Life 2011 Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia

Join us tomorrow, April 27th at 8:00 PM for the Donors Are Heroes’ 10th Annual “THE Party” at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia. All proceeds go directly to help maintain the Gift of Life’s public awareness programs, school summits and teaching initiatives. All of which are geared to educate and dispel the myths surrounding becoming an organ donor and the need for life-saving, life-enhancing transplants.  This year, Donors Are Heroes is proud to honor Joan and Bernard Spain as their 10th Anniversary Honorees!

Gift of Life 2011 Evantine Design Four Seasons Hotel

Tickets are still available, so COME ON! Spend your Friday night out on the town at this stylish cocktail-style celebration! Along with Evantine Design and the Four Seasons Hotel, the following Philadelphia businesses have donated their time, service and staff in support of the celebration: Cashman & Associates, WT Graphics, DJ Eddie Tully, Betty the Caterer, Bredenbeck’s Bakery Ice Cream Parlor, Bistrot La Minette, Ciao Bella Cakes, Fountain Restaurant, Night Kitchen Bakery, Rouge, STARR Events, Table 31, The Famous 4th Street Cookie Company, Village Belle and Water Works Restaurant and Lounge!

For ticket information, please CLICK HERE but if you want to wing it, tickets will be available at the door as well.  No tuxedos or ball gowns are required, just fashionable attire.

{Photos: Faith West Photography}

COMMUNITY: We Were Honored to Support the Women of Faith and Hope’s “Hope Gala 2012”

April 22, 2012

women of faith and hope evantine design Philadelphia Breast Cancer Support Group

Last night we were honored to donate 25 floral centerpieces to the Women of Faith and Hope’s “Hope Gala” fundraiser at Williamson Hospitality Hall. Since 1996, Women of Faith and Hope educates and supports women faced with breast cancer, especially African-American women. Since its inception, WOFAH has touched the lives of over 38,000 women in the Philadelphia area. We congratulate them on the success of their fundraiser, particularly when we know the monies raised benefit the lives of so many.

For more information on this incredible organization, go to

women of faith and hope evantine design Philadelphia Breast Cancer Support Group

women of faith and hope evantine design Philadelphia Breast Cancer Support Group