We were thrilled to be asked by the Unity team to help produce their first concert, in the United States, for their new album, “Unity: A Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson. We have known the Succar family for a while. We knew that their talent and big hearts would make this an unbelievable project. But we had no idea how much fun it was going to be to work with some of Latin Music’s top artists.
This entire concert was shot for a documentary airing on PBS in October.
Production Day 1: Tony and I went over the tight schedule. From multiple days of catering for the entire cast & crew, all front of the house logistics, and the complex riders for the artists, this was a big job.
And then Sheila E’s timbales came in. Bedazzled of course!
We would take breaks from all the front of the house setups to hear these amazing artists sing during rehearsals. Listening to Judith Hill sing in an empty theater is something I will never forget.
And after we had all our part done we got to enjoy the show…Ok, not really since we were running around doing breakdown, but we got to see some of it from backstage.
All these amazing photos were taken by Chip Yacob.
In all my years of experience, I have definitely seen corporate clients make more costly mistakes than brides do. It makes me cringe every time, and I believe it is time that someone slaps them with some reality. I could write a list as long as Noah’s, but here are the top three that need to stop immediately.
I recently sat down with an exec for a very well know television studio in Los Angeles. She is shopping around for a producer to coordinate a big annual convention in Miami Beach. The thing is, this lovely lady had the same exact complaints that I hear from all my major clients from New York, Los Angeles, or really any other metropolitan city…. “Vendors are hard to reach”, “No one emails me back”, “They were an hour late”
With a strong background in fashion, you can imagine our excitement when we were contacted to produce an anniversary party for fashion mega brand Moncler. A winter wear powerhouse who was looking to come celebrate in a hot spot, during Miami’s busiest week, Art Basel. Etienne Aigner from Villa Eugenie and the producers from WCMG were looking for a local production company with an in of the best Miami has to offer and we had just what they needed.
After what seemed to be the longest venue option tour ever, the client fell in love with the 1111 Lincoln road space. With it’s panoramic views and icy concrete structure, it fit the bill for their vision.
The concept was to create a modern, all-white, winter wonderland in the middle of hot South Beach.
Moncler’s signature duck acted as sculptural pieces on some of the custom made lounge tables.
All the invitees were thrilled to receive the favor, a custom made white parka produced solely for the event. Many of them even showed up at our after party at Le Baron wearing them. And it was a hot night!
It was a magical night with delicious food, a plethora of bubbly, and guests immersed in Moncler’s fantasy winterland.
I recently had the pleasure of working with an amazing family of artists. Their eccentric style was incorporated into every aspect of the wedding. The bride’s mother brought back some decor items after a trip to Bali. Capiz lanterns, sea urchin candles, and these gorgeous Balinese umbrellas were the inspiration for this beautiful and unique affair. Pistils and Petals complemented these elements by using landscaping material, pincushions, and orchids to add color and warmth to the tables. It was an incredibly gorgeous wedding full of art, laughter, and love.
In order to accommodate all guests, rectangular tables were placed inside and outside of the venue. By keeping them aligned throughout, and opening all the side doors, it eliminated any feeling of separation. Neutral colors and fibers were used for the table cloths to complement the coral walls of the venue.
The couple chose two different styles of music for their event. At the ceremony a sitar player welcomed the crowd and played for the processional and the recessional. At the cocktail hour, an Indian band played a great set of indian sounds mixed with electronica. And finally for the reception, an amazing reggae band got the entire crowd moving until it was time to go.
Thank you to Adrienne Langford for these beautiful pictures.
BY: JOAN LOVE
In December 2008, Joan Love Events was contacted by Mark Burnett Productions to produce a dream wedding for a deserving South Florida couple. We jumped at the opportunity to give back to our community and work with some of our favorite vendors. After only two short weeks, we pulled a dream team of vendors together and created a one million dollar, seaside paradise for Trine and Ryan, a couple that has endured the trials of liver transplantation. It was a pleasure to meet them and their family, and to be able to contribute some happiness to their life. Here are a couple pictures of our transformations and designs. All photos were taken by one of our fave photographers, Mr. Tony Gajate.
Before and After of Ceremony Tent: We added seagrass and plants for privacy, and a butterfly gate in the Bride’s favorite colors. The tent was then draped to add softness.
Guest seating: After grabbing their flip flops, the guests were surprised and thrilled when they saw the beautiful seating arrangement. We wanted to create a comfortable, living room feeling on the sand. Different colored couches and chairs from Bubble Miami where alternated among the rows. Some side tables were added to hold the Ceremony programs. Finally, cushions in different patterns helped tie all the elements together.
Photo Walk: We had beautiful photos of the couple and their family framed. We mounted them on lighted planters to create a photowalk. Guests walked through and enjoyed seeing the pictures on their way into the Reception tent.
Before and After of Reception Tent: It took a lot of elements to fill up this 3,000 square foot tent! We used different tables, a giant sand sculpture, and different activity stations to keep the guests entertained. But, most importantly, the great intelligent lighting system installed by Everlast Productions made the tent an ever changing spectacle.
Sand Sculpture: Why have a dripping ice sculpture on the beach when there is so much sand to spare? This beautiful and personalized, 8 ft. tall sand castle, was the focal point of the Reception. It was sculpted for us by Mark from Team Sandtastic.