November, 2009

  • Event FX supports the 2nd Annual FUEL THE CURE event to benefit

  • Event FX partners supports Valley Forge Military Academy Golden Sword Event.

November did bring a bit of sadness to us. On November 28, the greatest woman in the world, my incredible grandmother, Mary Antonelli, lovingly known to everyone as Nannie, died.

Event FX hosted a “spontaneous” (aka last minute) private event called BELLA LUCE, held at TRUST in Philadelphia on November 17th. simply to celebrate business and honor friendship.

Click here for pictures of BELLA LUCE documented by Jean-Valentin photography. Enter Code: TRUST

The theme, translated beautiful light, was designed by Kris Sumey to create an ambiance enhanced by the beauty of light. The evening began when guests were greeted at the door by an ancient vampire on stilts with a flaming torch in the spirit of the New Moon release which was set in Volterra Italy. The lower level of the gallery featured an eclectic combination of Italian statues , lucite, glass, stained glass candles, and crystals. The lighting breathed fresh life into the Italian inspiration which included copper sparkle drape and matching copper linens provided by Select Event Rentals that glistened. Fulvio Ranni entertained guests, Italian style, with beautiful piano playing music along with romantic and entertaining live performances using his KeyTar. Greg Wilson, Atlantic City’s RED SQUARE bartender in the Tropicana, mixed Kris’s favorite vodka drink using an refreshing infusion of fresh mint and thyme. The upper level of the gallery featured holiday décor ideas with a custom designed food station as a centerpiece. This unique food station was built implementing truss, (3) suspended lucite tables, ice trees, and crystals. Feastivities Events featured delicious pastas and tortas throughout the event. Select Event Rentals provided all of the rentals including the glassware, barware, flatware, tables, crystal chevari chairs, black chevari chairs, mahogany chevari bar stools, gorgeous sparkling and luxurious linens. Pedro Coleho Mc’d the night and DJ Jonathan Silva rocked the after party. A special performance by Michael Jackson (Mickey J) was presented by Mae and Company. The outstanding I AM PHRESH, Philadelphia’s hottest hip hop crew featured on MTV’s America’s Next Best Dance Crew performed a spectacular choreographed number that kicked off the after party. Special guest appearance by Marilyn Monroe.

Finding time to celebrate life for ourselves is always a challenge in the special events industry because we are always giving so much of our time to produce spectacular client events. But this last minute idea to host this event could not have happened in just a week without the support of extraordinary event partners who made this possible. In this economic climate, there is still an elite group of event professionals who band together to support one other. This event featured Philadelphia’s best of the best.

A special thanks to an all star cast who made this night an incredible success:

Jarred Yaron, TRUST (Formerly FUEL Collection) for use of this spectacular venue.

Garrett Crab and Alex Bader, TRUST, for their support.

Jennifer Yaron and Mirza Cavalic, FUEL THE CURE for their support.

Dave Buckley, CSEP, Select Event Rentals. All rentals; tables, chairs, linens, china, flatware, glassware.

Meryl Snow, Feastivities Events. Catering which included mouth watering pastas and tortas.

Alain Flambert, Feastivities Events for all of his hard work and commitment to the success of this event.

Fulvio Ranni. Live Music. Piano and Keytar. Jazz. Italian music.

DJ Jonathan Silva and Pedro Coleho. DJ/Dance Music/MC.

I AM PHRESH. Philadelphia’s Hottest Hip Hop Dance Crew. (Bookings through Event FX)

Mickey J and Marilyn Monroe presented by Mae and Company.

Wayne Stockton Brown. Stilted Vampire and Walkaround Angel Card reader. (Bookings through Event FX)

Marc Smiler, The Video Artist

Valentin Gheorge. Jean Valentin Photography.

Joan Peters. Peters Design Studio. Graphic Design.

And special thanks to: Tony Dagget, Shermona Bates, Dianne Altieri, and Greg Wilson

The EVENT FX crew: Daryll, Julious, Karo, Eric, Stewie, Leonard, and Linda.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR GUESTS who bless our lives. We appreciate you!









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