What a week it has been. Full of Events, engagements, and client meetings for upcoming weddings. To top it all off, I’ve been working on getting my meeting spaces (yes that’s right – 2 offices) up and running.
A few days ago, the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) was in town for their annual convention. When the organizers here in Austin asked me to help out, I was both flattered, and excited. I knew that it was going to be an incredible event.
To start the conference, two Event planner powerhouses in town teamed up to produce the opening night Gala at the Driskill Hotel. Tacy with Meritage Events, and Cindy with Red Velvet brought in the very best Austin event vendors and talent.
Scroll down for some of my favorite shots, or visit the temporary event photo gallery to see all the fun!
The Driskill Hotel in Austin
9-foot tall Glamazons in the Driskill Lobby greeted guests.
Entrance to the Driskill Ballroom, where all the incredible NACE food was displayed
The Driskill Mezzanine, decorated for the NACE opening night with red light by Ilios, and tables from Townsley designs
The Driskill Ballroom
Cowboy hats as take-away favors by Hatbox in Austin
Authentic Can-Can girls gave a special Hello, to guests of the NACE conference.
Real-live cowboy statues greeted NACE guests as they arrived to the Rhinestone Cowby opening night event
The stage was set for American Outlaw at the Rhinestone Cowboy event
Watermellon and Mozzarella appetizers
The Hatbox booth was a huge hit.
The mezzanine at the Driskill with special lighting.
Chefs at the Driskill prepared authentic Austin Cuisine for all the NACE members.
Cindy Lo of Red Velvet Events, and Tacy Infante of Meritage Events planned the whole opening night for NACE. Great Job!
Some of the great folks from Townsley Designs
American Outlaw started their set with Fireworks from Special FX in Austin
Come back tomorrow to see the rest of the photos from some of the conferences and the closing night awards ceremony and finale party!