NACE Detroit – Table Top Wow!
What is NACE, you ask? It’s the National Association of Catering Executives. It’s a great place for anyone in the event business, from caterers to videographers (hence why I’m a proud member of the Detroit chapter). Each month, NACE holds a meeting – which is actually more of a really fun party – where members and guests can network and learn something new about what’s going on in the world of events and weddings. It’s pretty awesome actually.
In April, the meeting turns into a competition. Vendors can enter into a contest to see who can design the best event table. Hence, the name, “Table Top Wow!”. It was such a fun event, filled with creativity. We were there to capture it all. It takes a lot of work to decorate a hall by the way… We watched an empty ballroom transform into a warm and colorful party room filled with beautiful – and edible – displays of pure genius.
Please enjoy the highlight video we created, celebrating all of the talented vendors and members of NACE.
The event was held at Laurel Manor in Livonia.
Winners for each category are listed below:
Guest Table: Sweet Passion
Lead Designer: Dena Radzwion from Event Source
Team Members: Bill Hamilton (Bill Hamilton Designs) & John Montgomery (Brighter Melons)
Place Card Table: Secret Garden
Lead Designers: Shylah Petkus & Todd Lloyd from Top That! Event
Team Members: Todd Lloyd, Mark Ephraim, Shylah Petkus (all from Top That! Event)
Cake Table: Vintage Dream
Lead Designer: Kate Montgomery from Skyline Club
Team Members: Scott Moloney (Treat Dreams)
Head Table: Candy Land
Lead Designer: Deirdre Stemmelen from Laurel Manor
Team Members: Jacquline Dixon, Laila Desouza, Rachel Dennis (all from Laurel Manor)
Photo Credit: Shannon Schwabe, Clicking Through Life