In the lobby, a large sign that read “Michael’s Tail Gator” set the stage for a fun, sports-themed party. ● A unique display was created for the place card table. T-shirts, hats, and towels with Michael’s logo, fun slogans, and Florida Gators emblems were displayed on metal fencing. ● Rather than a sign-in book, guests penned their good wishes for Michael on a custom sports jersey. ● The tailgating idea was carried over into the cocktail room decor. We created cool signs designed as the back of cars with illuminated tail lights. These were made for each of the food stations, and coordinated with the items being served.

Two different centerpiece styles were designed for the guest tables in the ballroom. Each table was decorated with a tall locker or a chain link fence. These were embellished with flowers and Florida Gators logos. The displays were placed on a bed of wheat grass and surrounded by lush floral arrangements of orange roses, blue hydrangeas, white calla lilies, and green Bells of Ireland. ● The seating for the kids’ area included a combination of cocktail tables, comfortable couches, and coffee tables customized with the Florida Gators logo. ● In keeping with the sports theme, we created a special “bleacher seating” area for the kids.

The bar area was framed with a brick wall facade that was decorated with Florida Gators signs and party logos. The custom bar front featured a “Michael’s Tail Gator” sign. ● We wrapped the dance floor with a white, high-gloss vinyl overlay for a seamless look. ● This was personalized with Michael’s party logo placed in the center of the dance floor. ● The entire ballroom was draped in an elegant dark blue fabric. ● Blue washes of light around the ballroom and light patterns on the dance floor completed the party atmosphere.

Venue: Temple Solel
Event Planner: it Events By Julie
Photographer: Lux Images
Entertainment: Dale “The Host” McLean

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