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.
Melon and mint soup/cocktail. Refreshing.
Jeri created some beautiful floral centerpieces. I love the wheat grass at the base of these gerbera daisies.
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.
Whit Wales captured the video for the event. So we had to capture Whit’s signature bowtie.
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.
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.
When the program is over, we are treated to an absolutely phenomenal chocolate dessert bar. Let’s just say I had more than one.
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.