Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Trending Elements For Holiday Parties

We pride ourselves in creating exceptional, one-of-a-kind events and holiday parties are among some of the favorite event environments we create! There’s an excitement that builds each year as the holiday party season nears. We love that by creating inviting and innovative holiday parties we allow guests to begin celebrating from the moment they arrive. 

In this holiday design blog we’re sharing two trending elements that can make a difference in the success of your event: lounge seating and buffet decor. Learn more about how you can incorporate these elements into your holiday party plans – or, connect with Your Event Solution and see how we can create your perfect holiday party that includes them!

Holly, Jolly Lounge Areas
Adding a seating area (casual or formal) to your holiday party is an effective way to add an element that’s both decorative and functional. Lounge groupings that include sofas, chairs and side tables are a special touch that leave a lasting impression on party guests. With Your Event Solution's inventory we design groupings around a variety of colors and styles. The addition of LED lighted furniture, pillows and other accessories give each grouping a unique look that ties into a wide range of themes. Mixing and matching furnishings also adds a dramatic visual impact. Lounge seating areas work particularly well in large spaces where they help to define your event space. But whether a large or small venue, lounge seating areas provide intimate areas for people to gather and network. These are a few of our favorite YES designed lounge areas:

Rockin’ Around The Holiday Buffet
Designing and decorating food buffets and bars are a favorite for our team year-around. Food and beverage service for an event are elements that can make or break the success of a party. When clients decide that a buffet will be their service of choice we work with them (or their caterer) so that the theme of the decor is carried throughout all areas of the event. We find that building an interesting and appealing holiday buffet design is all about layering. For holiday buffets we start with a linen or table base that fits in with other room elements. From there we build drama by adding height and interest with props that pop and sparkle and invoke the ‘spirit of the season.’  From candles to sculptural holiday pieces we design buffets that people want to visit for food service and for the visual experience! These are a few of our favorite YES designed bars and buffets:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Have You Seen Our New Logo?

We find that designing for special events is an ever-changing landscape. There are many factors that feed the trends – from fashion to technology to the economic times that you're currently in. So when we set out to redesign the logo for Your Event Solution (YES) we knew it had to boldly represent not just what YES is now, but what YES will continue to be in the future. After much engagement with our team we're proud to present our new logos. We've changed our look on the outside to reflect the progress we've made on the inside!

The winning logos are two that represent the core service divisions within Your Event Solutions and each shares the tagline of "dream. create. achieve." We expanded the color palette from red/black/white to a contemporary red/turquoise/gray for the logo that represents our corporate and tradeshow design work. To define the brand of our expanding social and bridal design services we chose to push forth a charcoal/white version of the identical design. By modernizing the logo design and customizing for each division we now have the best of both worlds and a better way to apply branding that will serve us for years to come.

When you view the logo design what does it bring to mind for you? Some say it has an aspect that incorporates a flower —and that’s no coincidence because our environment designs very much include the art of floral design. Others think the artwork looks like fireworks — and that makes perfect sense, too, because we dream, create and achieve WOW for our clients in a spectacular way for every project we do. Ultimately, we just hope that you love the new look as much as we do. And stay tuned, we have more exciting YES updates coming this year!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Your Event Solution Receives Three Allie Award Nominations!

The annual Allie Award nominations were announced this week and we're proud to announce that Your Event Solution received nominations in three categories!

Best Event Innovation
"SEC Championship Tailgate Party"

Best Themed Entertainment
"ASAE Kickoff Party"

Best Tradeshow/Conference
"Balance Kitchen"

It's always wonderful to have your clients appreciate your work. But being recognized by peers is truly something special and a reminder that we're part of a larger community of talented event professionals. We have observed the importance of distinguishing our work as part of a community that drives the industry further. Thank you to those that have supported Your Event Solution over the years. And we send a warm congratulations to our fellow nominees –– we're in esteemed company this year!

Enjoy a few photographs from the nominated event, "ASAE Kickoff Party." 

Enjoy a few photographs from the nominated event, "Balance Kitchen."

View a full list of nominated events at www.AllieAwards.com


About Us:
Your Event Solution (Y.E.S.) was founded in 1992 and is now one of the nation's premiere event production, design and décor companies. No matter the size of the event we strive to provide guests with a unique and engaging event experience that pushes the envelope. We house an impressive in-house inventory allowing our work to be a cost effective leader of special events from chic soirees to themed parties to energetic meetings. We're proud members of: the Georgia Chapter of MPI (GaMPI), National Association of Catering Executives (NACE), Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association (HSMAI), Atlanta Convention and Visitor's Bureau (ACVB), Buford Business Alliance and the National Association of Casino Party Operators. • www.4YES.com

About the Allie Awards:
In it's 21st year, the Allie Awards is an annual awards production with 30+ awards that honor the year’s most outstanding examples of quality and creativity in Atlanta’s event industry. Produced by a Board of Directors, the awards event works to promote excellence in event design, planning and production. The theme for this years event is "Allies In Wonderland." Fall down the rabbit hole, registration is now open for the 24th annual event at http://ow.ly/tp5my - Sunday, March 9, 2014 (5:30 pm – 11:30 pm) at The Tabernacle Atlanta. • www.AllieAwards.com

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Magnolia Moon Pie Affair - The Event

We've had the most exciting Summer of events at Your Event Solution. Now transitioning into Fall we’re happy to be getting back in the swing of bringing you details of our exciting designs, concepts and events via the YES blog. We’re not shy in saying;  this share is a real treat! Sit back, relax and prepare to enter a lavish YES designed Southern affair where every detail planned was to honor 25 years of accomplishment for our client. 

We dove into this event with the spirit that every guest would be welcomed into an environment of true “Southern hospitality." Signifying the client’s home was the selected venue, the Fox Theatre Atlanta and it's spacious Egyptian Ballroom, Salon and Patio. It’s true that with a venue heavily adorned with Egyptian motifs we had our work cut out for us to transform it into a residence in the South. Yes ma’am, at every glance this event exuded Southern elegance. In fact, you just might forget that you’re in the Fox Theatre at all and not deep in a historic Southern homestead.

As guests arrived at the theatre and made their way up the entry staircase they immediately became immersed in the opulence of a garden. The steps were lined with flickering pillar candles that lit the way. Branches and a starlit sky were projected by lighting onto the ceiling and walls surrounding the stairwell. Once reaching the top of the stairs guests entered the beautiful Salon where the YES team recreated every essence of a Southern backyard. Amongst the vignettes in the Salon we designed one area as the “back porch." A neatly lined row of rocking chairs, a stone weathered backdrop, palladium style windows, shutters, porch lamps and plants we created a serene area for the activity that Southerners affectionally call “porching." This area gave guests a chance to relax and enjoy the melodies of the performers in the room. By bringing in various textures, greenery, lighting and striking focal points we were able to transport guests upon arrival. Iron gates, stone columns and a custom printed stone floor guided attendees through the path-lined garden. We were of course careful not to reveal what was in the ballroom.

Alas, a Southern residence would not be proper without a patio. From the Salon guests entered into a Southern open-air space, which was appropriately named the “Magnolia & Moon Pie Patio." Attendees had the opportunity to mingle underneath the twinkle of festive string lighting. We we have to say, we just love any chance to use string lighting. By adding that lighting touch along with the venue’s built-in stone benches, our custom pillows and some occasional tables we were able to encourage groupings for deep conversation before guests entered the main event. Centerpieces selected for this area were colorful and included the use of magnolias and candles. 

Leaving the Patio guests made their way down a tree and greenery lined path into the Egyptian Ballroom - the “home” of the event.  Serving as a focal point, a mural was placed at the end of the beautiful garden pathway with a 25th anniversary topiary. With much creativity the YES design team covered and disguised all traces of the Egyptian period. Disguising the in-house architecture was accomplished by bringing in rich textures of greenery and fabric panels of gold drape. For covering the stage front we placed custom printed panels with images of foliage. This large visual not only served as a skirt but it tied the stage to the other décor and gave the stage area an expansive look.

From the upper balcony a “hanging garden” graphic was installed. This enhanced the environment and also served to cover many of the motifs in that area of the room. Tables were placed in the room to enhance seating capacity and all were draped in Apple Green linens to add sparkle and pops of color to the garden décor. With ambient lighting we enhanced the beauty of the room and strategically projected trees and branch designs. The accent lighting on the venue walls most gave the appearance of an expanded garden setting.

In all of the decor and environment design our team was successful in bringing home a celebratory Southern garden theme for our client. If you've enjoyed reading about the event setup on this blog then stay tuned for more to come. We look forward to sharing more beautiful details about this event's entertainment, custom bars and the Southern charm of the food stations. 

Event Design & Decor:  Your Event Solution
Photography:  Picture This Photography (Sandra and Greg)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Are you ready to "Fall" for some creative Team building!

All these hot Summer days have us at Your Event Solution dreaming of cooler weather and warm pumpkin flavored drinks. To help Fall hurry along we are excited to create a decadent evening for your event goers. Check out this Fall Corporate Event & Team building retreat! Deep hues of chocolate, cranberry, pumpkin and gold had guest encased in the richness of Fall. 

The best thing about fall is the food. A cornucopia of food items lays the ground for a delicious event. Pumpkins, carmel apples rolled in toasted nut, jars of candy corn and carmel popcorn are artfully crafted into alluring dessert buffets that are sure to have all your guests mouths watering. How would you wash down all that sweetness?  Why not create a signature Autumn Apple Sangria or a warm Pumpkin Spice Martini to bring the season to life.

Cool nights bring warm colors to life. Beautifully blooming orange mums, cranberry daises and gold sunflowers cast a luscious cascade of florals over an event space. Using unusual containers to display arrangements really brings the fall landscape to life! Carved pumpkins, wrought iron hanging lanterns, and farm style baskets & crates bring out the rustic nature of the outdoors in the Fall Season. 

Creating a Fall flavored Event is a great way to get your guest in the spirit of the season and warm their hearts. 

For your Fall Retreat create interesting and fun Team building activities to make sure their is never a dull moment! 

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Fall? For us at YES its PUMPKINS! A pumpkin carving and decorating station at your Fall party will get your guest talking.  For this Corporate event guest not only carved pumpkins but they also teamed up to decorated Scarecrows for a Scarecrow Beauty contest. Guest used a plethora of amusing clothing to create a one of a kind Scarecrows that definitely had the crows shaking in their boots. 

Adding Fall inspired entertainment & Team Building options like these brings atmosphere and merriment to your next Fall event~

Friday, February 3, 2012

YES Creates A Cirque Fusion Night of Amazement

Meeting planner cries tears of joy after weeks of planning unfolds into a breath taking event!    The Retreat in Dunwoody was the stopping point for 100 guests, where they walked the red carpet and were greeted by Cirque Style Costume performers that were elevated on performance cubes.  The cocktail hour setting set the tone for what was to come.  It  was designed with floor to ceiling chiffon drape with dramatic uplighting.  An all white palette of sleek furniture that created  a hot club like setting with whimsical passed food and signature drinks.  The reveal was behind the curtain which was opened to a surprise dinner. 

High energy dance music created the energy in the room.  As guests entered, seven Cirque performers greeted them.  Dangling 20 feet in the area, three cirque aerial type performers danced from the ceiling, while two lighted stages in the middle of the tables held contortionist.  They twisted and displayed unbelievable acts of strength and balance.  Floor gymnast danced among the tables as the guests were seated.  Cries of surprise, while a flurry of camera flash and smart phones filled the room like a sold our concert.   The performance continued for five full minutes as multiple acts performed all at the same time.  The CEO, received a standing ovation as he welcomed his guests for their special night.  The multi course dinner continues as performances rotate around the room from one stage or hanging point to the next all during dinner. 

The evening finale featured all of the  performers for a final performance and of course the standing ovation from the guests.

Suspense builds as  another reveal curtain is pulled back to display a white dance floor, where an invitation to dance is given by DJ Derrick for two hours of crowd pleasing FUN. YES makes another great memory!!!