Emergency Wedding Decor–and a Tight Budget

Welcome to The Great Gatsby

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So we got a call from a coordinator at a wedding location on a recent Tuesday, asking if we could provide decor for a Great Gatsby theme wedding on Saturday of the same week.  On Wednesday I traveled to the location, a Southern California historical masion .  A gorgeous location from the outside.  As I stepped inside, things got a little more interesting . . . The interior of the masion was in the midst of a unexpected, temporary remodel and the project was only half completed.    Instead of an elegant historical setting, reminiscent of the 1920’s, it was a construction zone featuring bare wires, holes in walls, unfinished wood, and lots of dust.  Their unique request was to ask if we could transform the construction space into a gorgeous Great Gatsby theme on a tight budget.  Of course we said yes.  We got to work and here are the results.Great Gatsby theme wedding Great Gatsby theme weddingDance Alcove ResizeGreat Gatsby theme weddingGreat Gatsby theme weddingCandelabra close up resize

Food Show Decor For SYSCO Ventura

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In keeping with this theme, they asked us to create a “back of house” scene (restaurant kitchen) on the stage, to serve as a background for the headliner presentation by celebrity Chef Robert Irvine.  SYSCO Uni 5 resize


The scene was furnished with baker’s racks, a prep table, a variety of kitchen equipment and an enormous amount of food.  Their desire for the exhibit area was to create a “front of house” atmosphere (restaurant guest dining area).

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This area was quite large with high ceilings, so we accomplished the task by using a number of theatrical lights of with coordinated colors. SYSCO Uni 1 resize



We also created eight large, free standing, color changing light towers and placed them throughout the front of house area.  We fabricated these towers with a fair amount of effort on a welding rig and a sewing machine.

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The event was a huge success and was packed from wall to wall with guests, as well as SYSCO corporate officers from national headquarters.


Trade Show Decorating


Lewis Events is proud to work with SYSCO and has had the opportunity to provide decorating and event services for SYSCO food shows since 2007.