CATEGORY: Real Gatherings

What Happens When A Wedding Showcase Turns Into A Highly Anticipated Party?
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27143
VENUE:
Bently Reserve
LOCATION:
San Francisco, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Wedding Showcase
Cream of the Crop
San Francisco
REPORTER: The Venue Report

As a longstanding event industry insider, I have been lucky enough to know bada** lady bosses Paige Appel and Kelly Harris of Bash Please for almost a decade. I'll never forget the very first Cream event they threw many moons ago and I have since watched it grow to epic proportions where the 'cream of the crop' gather in the event industry. Yes, The CREAM is a curated experiential event, showcasing the most innovative and creative people working in weddings . In fact, The Venue Report has even been lucky enough to have been invited to be a part of The CREAM in the past. 

How did these girl bosses come up with the idea? Paige Appel and Kelly Harris of event design sensation, Bash Please, founded the CREAM event in 2010 after seeing a void in the wedding market. They wanted to take the traditional ballroom wedding fair and turn it into a fun party where vendors could think outside the standard 8x8 box. They knew vendors and couples alike were seeking a curated wedding showcase highlighting the raddest people in the industry - gone are the days of bland ballroom fairs. #GENIUS

Photography: Max Wagner

 

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#DreamDinnerParty: This Is What Happens When We Throw Super Fun Retail Brand, Ban.do A Slumber Party Themed Gathering
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27140
VENUE:
Light Lab
LOCATION:
Los Angeles, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Dream Dinner Party
Featuring Ban.do
Light Lab
REPORTER: The Venue Report

What happens when you give someone the opportunity to create their dream event where nothing is off limits and everything is a ‘go’? What happens when you bring someone who’s crazy creative into the mix to dream it all up? 

The #DreamDinnerParty project is a way to celebrate and connect with kick a** ladies in the creative space as The Venue Report is led by our fab female Founder and CEO, Cortnie. The goal is to find like minded lady powerhouses and collaborate on this project together to foster our female focused creative community and to have fun while we do it. So, who’s in? 

Photography by Brian Terada + The Venue Report 

 

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A Ribbon Workshop Worth Dyeing Over
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27096
VENUE:
The Fisk Collab
LOCATION:
Minneapolis
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
DIY
Ribbon Dyeing
Warehouse Workshop
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



If ever you’ve been tasked with sourcing ribbons for bouquets, gift wrapping, attire, or anything else, you know what a challenge it can be to find just the right colors in a fabric that’s display worthy. Silk ribbons are particularly hard to come by, and calligrapher Shasta Bell knows all about that dilemma. While working in invitation design, she realized how tough it was to find beautifully hued silk ribbons, so she started hand dyeing her own using natural botanical and plant-based dyes.

Fast-forward a few handmade dye recipes later, and Miss Bell developed a workshop for lovers of naturally colored silk ribbon to get together and learn her tricks of the trade. Documented by photographer Kristen Dyer (aptly named, no?), the event took place at Fisk Collab in Minneapolis. We can’t believe what vivid colors she was able to create using berries, plants, flowers, avocados, and the like. Jump below for the full scoop on natural dyes from Shasta and to take a peek at the photos by Kristen.

Words by Shasta BellPhotography Kristin Dyer

 

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This New Pretty In Pink Pop-Up Has All Of L.A. Talking
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27136
VENUE:
Sonix Pop-Up
LOCATION:
Los Angeles
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Trending Topic
L.A. Pop-Up
Sonix
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

We love and know Sonix as the uber cute, kitschy iphone case and accessory website... But what happens when they round up their squad of like-minded friends? Pop-up magic - that's what! Amongst the Sonix's product on Melrose is brands Ivy Kirzhner, Gorjana Jewelry, Emm Kuo, Bite Beauty and Stone Fox Swim. If the curated brand line-up isn't enough, the design team behind this pop-up made the entire space an instagrammable moment complete with a cherry blossom tree and swing dead-center in the middle of the shop and trending blush tones covering every wall. Sold? We thought so.

This pop-up is only lasting one more weekend so don't miss out. Shop the latest Spring ’17 collection at their exclusive FIRST EVER pop-up shop at 8017 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles 90046. Delivering up the details and dates behind this grand idea is Creative Director, Jillian Wheeler + PR Manager, Mallory Molinski. 

Photography by: Sonix

 

L.A.'s event and pop-up happening till April 2nd

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Check Out This Pop-up Dinner Series With A Cause
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27123
VENUE:
UBC Farm
LOCATION:
Vancouver, British Columbia
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Outdoor Community Gathering
Long Table Dinner
The UBC Farm
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

We’re always chatting about the importance of gatherings to make people feel like they’re part of a community, but our gatherings would be null without great food and drink. The team at Canada’s Farmacie is totally with us on that point. This crew not only produces amazing pop-up events where they connect folks over delicious meals, but they do it all in the name of fundraising for local farms, small businesses and non-profit foundations. 

The Farmacie crew recently hosted a Garden of Eden community dinner in the poplar grove at UBC Farm in Vancouver to raise funds for Thrive Alive. They asked guests to show up in their Thursdays' finest (aka: farm chic) and prepared the attendees to expect the venue to completely blow their farm-to-table, garden of eden dreams out of the water. How much fun does that sound?! We turned to them for the whole story behind these amazing (and gorgeous!) events. Be sure to check out their event newsletters, because this is a team that’s worth keeping an eye on. More from Farmacie below.

Photography by: Christine Pienaar

 

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