This past year we joined the New England Chapter of NACE, National Association of Catering Executives, and it has been such a fabulous way to meet other professionals in the events industry. Each month we get together at one of the member venues and enjoy a time to connect and network. We eat, we drink, we talk.
Typcially we get to enjoy good music and great company. Sometimes there is a special program.

We started our evening in the Huntington Room.


The Westin put together an amazing spread. Salmon eggs with passion fruit juice below.


Melon and mint soup/cocktail. Refreshing.


Jeri created some beautiful floral centerpieces. I love the wheat grass at the base of these gerbera daisies.

nace_event_westin_copley_-flowers by jeri solomon floral design

I had never been in the Huntington Room and it was a great space for this type of cocktail party. Of course, Dave and I loved the natural light from all of the windows (to the right).


Teal from Art of the Event enjoying herself.

nace_event_westin_copley_- teal from art of the event

Whit Wales captured the video for the event. So we had to capture Whit’s signature bowtie.

nace_event_westin_copley_-whit wales videography

Abby of Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Peaches by Plums fame. You may recall that Abby did the flowers for one of our opening celebrations. She is amazingly talented.

nace_event_westin_copley_-abby brennan from peaches by plums and the boston park plaza hotel

Naomi from Generations Cinemastories chats with Ashley of the Fairmont Battery Wharf.

nace_event_westin_copley_-naomi from generations cinemastories

Teresa, left, with her partner in crime, created the amazing floral designs from Lisa and Scott’s wedding (read the floral story). It was great to catch up with the Mimosa team again.

nace_event_westin_copley_- teresa from mimosa floral design

As members, we also have the opportunity to sponsor an event. Dave and I did so for the June event at the Westin in Copley Place. This was a great opportunity to capture what a NACE event is like. And this particular month was focused on green initiatives. A matter near and dear to my heart. So I share with you a few of my favorite images from meeting portion of the event….

Lyndsay from the Fairmont Copley Plaza makes introductions.

nace_event_westin_copley_-lyndsay from the fairmont copley plaza

We hear a bit from the engineering team of the Westin. They have won all kinds of awards for their green practices.


And then Gayle from Art of the Event shares about green trends in event planning.

nace_event_westin_copley_-gayle from art of the event

When the program is over, we are treated to an absolutely phenomenal chocolate dessert bar. Let’s just say I had more than one.

nace_event_westin_copley_-chocolate dessert bar


A special thanks to all of the sponsors who helped make it a wonderful evening:
Venue and Catering: Will Krupp and his crew at the Westin
Flowers: Jeri Solomon Floral Design
Videography: Whit Wales
Entertainment: Ahronian Productions
Table cloths: Festive Occasions
Bar and podium rentals: Art of the Event

If you want to see more, check out the video Whit created.