Archive for December, 2013

Ring in the New Year at Pure Space!

Join the coolest cats in PDX this New Year’s Eve at Pure Space for a fabulous event. Begin 2014 in style with live dance performances, succulent food, and amazing DJs in the iconic venue known for lavish and over the top affairs, Pure Space. West Coast is pulling out all the stops for a glitzy, glamorous, and groovy good time. Tickets and further information is available at NewYearsinthePearl.com . Come get your groove on!

R2C Group Walked Into a Winter Wonderland

R2C Group worked with West Coast Event Productions to throw a wonder winter wonderland holiday party at Pure Space on Saturday, December 14th. Guests entered through parted, illuminated chiffon to find a silver and white wonderland awaiting. Hors d’oeuvres by Chef Du Jour were enjoyed over silver organza draped tables, before the white dance floor filled with guests ready to demonstrate their holiday spirit and have a jolly good time.

White curly willow centerpieces accessorized with glass beads sprung up from the tabletops. Over 90 votive candles, lighting effects, moving snowflake gobo projections, and spinning mirror balls produced a dazzling ambiance.

Nike at The Heathman Hotel

The Heathman Hotel was the perfect setting for an elegant and sleek holiday dinner party for Nike employees to celebrate the season. Black, silver, and white, dominated the color palette. Guests read menus through Belmont Silver dinnerware in one of the eight private dining rooms located in the luxury boutique hotel. West Coast decor designers folded custom paper to hold flowers lining the center of the table in an array of unique arrangements.

Take a Stroll Through Pure Space, Wherever You Are

Take a virtual 360 degree tour of Pure Space on Visiting360.com with Visiting Media. Look up and down, and all around to get a true sense of the versatile, urban-chic venue located in the Pearl District. All venue details can be viewed on the Pure Space website. Take a tour of Pure Space.

 

Nike Got in the Holiday Spirit at Pure Space

Around 200 Nike employees got in the holiday and competitive spirit at Pure Space on December 5th, playing air hockey and darts under an illuminated canopy of snowflake gobo lights while enjoying bites, cocktails, and an 80’s cover band. Urban farmer tables and wood planked bars with over head lights set the tone for a lodge meets ballroom feel with natural shades and blue up lighting along the chiffon around the venue.

Urban farmer bar and furniture rentals are popular year-round, though this holiday event season, clients have shown particular interest in creating a Northwest lodge feel that is so well conveyed by these rentals. The neutrality in the warm colors of urban farmer rentals also allows a range of other color potential color combinations to draw in with linen, lighting, florals, and decor.

Providence Festival of Trees

The 31st Annual  Providence Festival of Trees at the Oregon Convention Center was a another merry weekend-long event this year! West Coast helped transform the Convention Center into a winter wonderland, where 20,000 families and kids of all ages flock to engage the Christmas spirit, and support the Providence Heart and Vascular Institute.

Over 25 originally decorated trees–from a whiskey and cigars themed evergreen to a jewelry adorned tree, lined the inner perimeter of the convention center, a midst fabulous silent auction items including elegant wreaths and specialty baskets. Children got to visit Santa for photos, make festive treats in Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, and hammer out artistic creations in Santa’s Workshop.

December 5th marked the date for the Festival of Trees gala. A holiday themed evening with elegant silver and red decorated rounds faced a snowy mountain-esque stage with illuminated podiums that appeared frosted. This year’s event supports the Providence Heart and Vascular Institute’s new program, Play Smart. Gala guests and visitors to the Festival of Trees this Year helped protect children’s hearts, while filling their with the holiday spirit. Learn more about Providence’s new heart and vascular program, Play Smart. WCEP looks forward to helping provide holiday decor, linen and catering rentals, picket fences, auction item areas, and other event rentals that make this event magical next year!

 

 

Favorites of New Years Past

Sharing some favorite events of New Years past at the Bellagio Hotel and Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, and at  the Skamania Lodge Resort–featuring a Blues Brothers theme. When it comes to New Years, there is no such things as over the top!

An Elegant and Sassy Wedding- Portland Art Museum

“Elegant and romantic, with a touch of sass,” is how Jamie Jubitz describes her black-tie wedding at the Portland Art Museum on July 28th of 2012. Jamie and groom David wanted an elegant and romantic theme that felt personal, with pops of sassy red and unique custom wedding rentals.  The wedding conveyed a sense of intimacy—despite the 430 guests.

“I will never forget the feeling I had walking down the aisle,” said Jamie. West Coast Event Productions helped create the intimate environment that truly conveyed the couples’ personality with inspiration from the bride and groom and Nora Sheils, wedding planner and owner of Bridal Bliss .

“I loved working with the beautiful bride, Jamie, her groom David, and their families on this gorgeous wedding.  The West Coast staff was incredibly creative and executed the wedding exceptionally well.  From stunning orbs to the over the top dessert display, this was certainly an event for the books.  The wedding was dripping with gorgeous flowers, the Russian style catering was flawless and no detail was overlooked” said Bridal Bliss owner.

The couple said their vows on a floral platform in the round of the ballroom. Groom David came up with the idea to position the alter in the center of the space—allowing guests to feel part of the ceremony.

“We wanted guests to feel like they were truly part of the wedding. It was our way of saying ‘you’re here because we want you to always be part of our lives together’” said Jamie. Brides and grooms generally hope that guests enjoy themselves at their wedding, though this was of particular concern to Jamie. Jamie recalled attending her first black-tie event in New York with her then fiancé, and remembered how special she felt. The couple wanted to recreate that feeling for their guests, which is why the bride and groom paid extra attention to their experience. Jamie and event planners took extra care to include décor and rentals that would transform the Portland Art Museum to make their wedding a one-of-a-kind experience, even for guests that regularly attend events at the venue.

One of the most jaw-dropping décor inclusions were the gorgeous floral orbs that hung overhead at the reception. Linens with an asymmetrical circular design complimented the custom aerial décor on the tables. Jamie came to West Coast Event Productions with an idea for the orbs from Pinterest. From there, Designer and West Coast Event Productions Owner, Pat Smith, helped materialize the custom rental design with original flair reflective of Jamie and David. Today, the couple is looking to transform one of the orb into permanent light fixture in the foyer of their new home—making the romance and memories of the wedding part of their everyday lives.

“Pat (West Coast Event Productions co-owner) helped pull everything together. Every time I met Pat, I thought she was amazing. I don’t think we said ‘no’ to any of her ideas. We even called to make changes just two weeks before the wedding, and Pat made it work” said Jamie.

Striking a balance between elegance and intimacy can be challenging, though this wedding achieved the elegance, romance, and sasiness Jamie and David were aiming for at the Portland Art Museum.