The Pink Tie Gala held last weekend was a tremendous success! One of the highlights for many guests was hearing the gala’s honorary chair, Adam Hayward speak. To watch a must-see video created by the Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s Video Producer, Takara Fuller, click here. This video truly summarizes what the Pink Tie Gala is all about and why Event Design chose to serve on this committee to make the event as successful as possible. (Amber as the Co-Chair of the Pink Tie Gala and Lindsay as the Co-Chair of the Event Production committee along with our great friend Jocelyn Karas from Voila Cinematic – who served as a Pink Tie Gala sponsor as well). Reginald Roundtree served as our emcee for the evening.
We are excited to give you a sneak peek with photographs featured by the talented and always amazing Becky Johnson of Becky Johnson Studios, also a sponsor of the Pink Tie Gala. Other highlights of the event included a giant silent auction room – including numerous items such as: an autographed poster by Jimmy Buffet, David Yurman earrings, many gift baskets from local restaurants, spas, and boutiques, a suite for an October Tampa Bay Lightning game, a signed photograph by John Travolta, Taylor Swift autographed photo collage, and much, much more! The live auction was a big hit as well, including a trip to the Kentucky Derby, a vacation to Lake Tahoe, BMW driving experience, a trip to Costa Rica, two gorgeous rings by Owen Sweet … just to name a few!
Each guest enjoyed fabulous music from the South Town Fever band along with their personal favorites from the pink dessert buffet, featuring a PINK chocolate fountain by Chocolat Affair along with a mini-cookie assortment from Publix Greenwise, dipped chocolate cake truffles from A Piece of Cake, petit fors from Alessi Bakery, Poplicious gourmet popcorn, and a wide candy assortment of salt water taffy, jelly bellies, strawberry malt balls, etc. We are sure that no one left the gala hungry!
In addition to our involvement as committee members, Event Design also served as a sponsor for the Pink Tie Gala, providing decor including our chiavari chairs, up lighting, gobo lighting, pipe and drape, tabletop decor and floral design. It was a phenomenal experience and more than rewarding to give back to such a worthy cause. To learn more about how to join the fight against breast cancer, please visit www.komensuncoast.org