REAL STORIES: Celebrating Club Cory on this Mitzvah Monday!

April 13, 2015

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Happy Mitzvah Monday! The weekend is behind us and we are happy to proclaim that we managed to survive another absolutely AH-mazing mitzvah party! When you produce the detailed, labor-intensive events that we do, day in and day out, it can get a little stressful. But all that passion for producing the impossible in a matter of hours is what we live for! Cory’s Modern Mitzvah this past Saturday at Meadowlands Country Club was another example of that passion. We designed and produced an experience that not only WOWED Cory’s guests from the moment they arrived, but kept them engaged and energized right up until the last sweet second. Always wonderful to get a note like this from your client:

Thank you Brian and Evantine Design for creating such an amazing night. The room was spectacular. You are a pleasure to work with and your vision and creativity is like no other. Thank you for making everything work and creating a beautiful room. There was no detail left out. Thank you for not only doing your part but also reaching out to all my other vendors and making sure everyone was on the same page!!! You are awesome!!!!

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Even Dinner Tables Need Dress Rehearsals by Event Designer Brian Kappra

November 6, 2013

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My design team and I endeavor to bring inspirational ideas and entertaining concepts to each event design, creating spaces that are not only beautiful but also functional. Which means, in addition to understanding the project goal and interpreting the client’s needs and tastes, careful logistical planning is a must for every party design we produce. Even for the floral designs and decorative tablescapes we create on a weekly basis. We NEVER arrive at a party space and wing the set up. NEVER. No stone is left unturned; no tactical solution is left unaddressed. We know exactly what we have to work with and back that planning up with sketches, floor plans, photographs, and diagrams. (not to mention LISTS!)

If that requires setting up a 50 foot long table like we did above to confirm the overriding big picture design, as well as how all the decorative accessories and floral materials play a part, so be it. Even dinner tables need dress rehearsals.

No matter how busy you are as a party professional, nothing takes precedence over careful planning.


DESIGN NOTES: A Walk in the Warehouse

March 7, 2013

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Walking through the Evantine Design warehouse always impresses and delights our clients, from the new merchandise we’re constantly sourcing to well organized party supplies to keep things efficient… it takes a dedicated crew but the passion for what we do every day clearly shows… It’s truly a labor of love.

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MITZVAHS: Bringing the Jersey Shore to The Rittenhouse for Alexa’s Bat Mitzvah

January 30, 2013

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We love when clients walk in the door with a fun party concept that’s derived from cherished family memories. For Alexa’s Bat Mitzvah celebration, our inspiration came directly from our young client’s love of the Jersey Shore. Particularly, her love for carousels, ferris wheels and boardwalk arcades. With this fabulous collage of brightly-hued and vintage-toned beach scenes as inspiration, we managed to gather up plenty of playful ideas for her boardwalk birthday party.

{Awesome photos courtesy of Marie Labbancz, collage via Pinterest}

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WE LOVE: All Things Neon!

August 16, 2012

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Okay, let’s be honest here. When neon came screaming back onto the fashion scene last Winter we all thought “Easy Come, Easy Go,” right?  Just a Spring/Summer fashion trend that will disappear as fast as it arrived, right? Oh, were we all so very wrong. Fluorescent neon seems to have struck a bold nerve as it’s now dripping into decorative elements and interior design at breakneck speed. It’s truly back from the past with a vengeance!

Shown beautifully against crisp white, sharp black and our favorite, steel-gray, neon yellow and electric pink are HAUTE in party production. Bar and bat mitzvahs, social gatherings and corporate events have all been inspired by the 80’s color wheel. But what we particularly love about this design style, is that it’s fabulous for men and women, boys and girls, young and old. From table cloths and napkins on dinner tables, to invitations and place cards, reception chairs, vases, pillows, furniture and other decorative accessories ~ neon offers eye-popping options for every celebration. And, if you choose the design elements carefully, you could even incorporate neon into your wedding design without scaring away the guests! Mix in that vibrant pink or glow-in-the-dark orange with plenty of elegant neutrals and you’ve got yourself a chic, sophisticated event space even your grandmother would love. Like, totally. She will, promise.

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{Photo credits, top to bottom: The Lighter Side; Ital Design FurnitureJason WuHouse to Home; From the Right Bank; Asstral; Melissa’s Ornate Palace; Flygirls; Shopten25; Christian Louboutin.}


SPECIAL EVENTS: Philadelphia Union Hosts Intimate Dinner Party for Major League Soccer at The Barnes

July 27, 2012

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Simple. Elegant. Modern. Zen. Relaxing. Upscale. Sophisticated. Intimate. All words we heard when we were brought on to design a dinner party at The Barnes Foundation hosted by the Philadelphia Union in honor of this week’s Major League Soccer All-Star Game.

{Photos: Philadelphia Union and Susan Beard}
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REAL STORIES: Jake’s Brown, Black & Gold Plaid Bar Mitzvah at The Phoenixville Foundry, Philadelphia

March 31, 2011

We planned and designed a family-style celebration for Jake’s bar mitzvah at the historic Phoenixville Foundry in suburban Philadelphia.

[Photos courtesy of Susan Beard Design]

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