A mountain soiree! This intimate event was created for founders of Extra Space Storage to celebrate the companies booming success over the years. Not only was this a stunning event, but also an award-winning event! The tablescape from this event won a 2019 CATIE Award for Best Tablescape Design from The International Caterers Association.

The design was created around the season as well as its backdrop; the mountains of the midwest. Using the colors of the changing leaves, the mixedwood of a log cabin, and wildflowers as inspiration this event featured a unique custom design.

A key element in the design was to bring nature inside, mixed wildflowers in the colors of the fall leaves brought this concept to life. Warm and eco-chic pieces were custom created to meld into the tablescape to showcase a beautiful fall setting.

Hidden motifs of the outdoors are captured in the menu cards, floral containers, tables, and chairs. Mixed textures were achieved with floral containers, linens, and passing trays, while contemporary elements and reclaimed wood played a large role. With the blending of various textures, modern, and rustic elements, we brought the outdoors, indoors in astounding style.

The guest list consisted of 27 founders of the company that was being celebrated. The event was designed to recognize 25 years of unprecedented growth for the company.
Guests arrived and were promptly shuttled to the residence via ATV and horseback. Upon arrival, they were greeted with hot towel service and butler passed hors d’oeuvres. The hors d’oeuvres featured a strictly local menu. Items included a bourbon glazed pork belly in a smoke-filled tin, a pickled beet chip with chevre cheese, a brie, fig, and orange canape, and a seasonal butternut squash bruschetta.

Once in the dining hall, attendees were welcomed into a warm and rustic setting. The featured tables varied in texture with seating that varied in style as to promote a curated design aesthetic.

Featured in the middle of each table was a European inspired suspended garland centerpiece. A centerpiece grounded with a wood base with a decorative aluminum wire suspending acrylic tubes was created to showcase a stunning floral arrangement.

Each table setting was draped with a harvest shantung napkin, multiple wine glasses for course pairings, and menu card placed atop a birch sheet and embellished with a skeleton leaf and twine.

Photos by Billow and Mull


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