A couple of weeks ago, here, I posted photos of the glossy white cubbies that I had just painted.
Well....the party was last night in a tent at the Football Hall of Fame for Jerry Rice, one of the 2010 inductees. Pieter Bouterse designed a deceptively beautiful space. It was a clean, fresh look with the colors of the evening white and red with silver accents.
The cubbies were used as bar backdrops. They were placed on risers and filled with glasses and balls of red roses in the top shelves and used for storage by the bartenders in the bottom shelves. As usual, my photos (phone photos) are not in the best focus and the caterer had not completed their setup in time (!) for me to take pics before the guests walked in. The lighting changed colors behind the cubbies throughout the evening.
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The guests walked into the tent through this rose allee. The roses (the longest I've ever seen) were my height. The question asked most often here was "Are they real?" (Mais oui!)
The main decor items were the hanging red rose balls. The two sizes measured 38 inches and 48 inches in diameter. They looked proportionately sized here, but they were gigantic to work on in the studio.
This is the stage, standing in front of the dance floor. Yes, I did more draping of fabric! (see here for reference)
At one end, Jerry's #80 jersey number hung, full of roses. The numbers were five feet tall. Needless to say, they were heavy. It took five guys and a lift to hang them.