Last week Shea and I had the pleasure of not only planning and party styling, but also catering, the kick off event for Leadership San Marcos! We started working with Mary on this event a couple of months ago.
Each year Leadership San Marcos offers a new group of local business members an opportunity to learn more about their community and serve on a service project for their city. Every year they host a kick off event in a new location and this year it was held at the new Texas Music Theater on the square in San Marcos. A huge thank you goes out to owner Scott Gregson for allowing us to use this wonderful space!
We decided to play off of this already vintage theater and go with a glamour vintage them. We were immediately thinking silver pintucks and black satin runners for the buffet tables and floor length black satin tableclothes for the bar top tables with watermelon colored silk runners but since the budget for this event was limited, and our ideas were not, we had to be very creative with our choices for decor and food.
We decided that an assortment of heavy hors de vours would give us the best bang for our buck on food. Since the table tops were small at only 22 inches across, we went with single candle lit vases (which we made ourselves to mimic antique mercury glass) so we didn’t take up too much table space. And the watermelon colored silk runners provided a beautiful pop of color.
Since we’re always on the lookout for quality vendors, we used this event to try out a local San Marcos photographer, Two Times Photography, a husband and wife team. All of the event pics were shot by them so please tell us what you think of their work!
The whole event was absolutely beautiful and ran so smoothly that we felt more like guests and the event than the planners! In fact the owner loved the decor so much that he asked us to leave it all so that he would have it set up for his next event, a jazz band, that was performing later that same evening.
If you would like information on renting the Texas Music Theater for your next party or event please give us a call at #512-902-2743 or Scott Gregson at #512-557-8000.
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Austin’s Fine Event Planning Firm