As you may already know, one of the organizations I am involved with is NACE – The National Association of Catering Executives. Each year they hold a design competition for local wedding professionals called Top of the Table. The Bay 7 event this year was the fourth one I have attended and the 1st one I have ever entered a table into the competition.
The theme of the event was Alice in Wonderland but, honestly, I’ve never seen the movie all the way through and as the proceeds from the competition all go to a wonderful charity, the Inter-faith food shuttle, I decided to go with a little different theme. As I love Sushi, I decided on an Asian theme for the wedding but still stayed under my category financial limitation of $150. I had two wonderful vendors help me out on the table – providing both flowers and table/plate rentals.
Michael McLamb from Fleurtations Weddings in Raleigh not only provided the gorgeous flowers, vases and candles, he helped greatly with the overall design of the table as well as some really helpful tips on how to avoid bugs in spanish moss and how NOT to kill goldfish when using tap water. Before anyone asks, the goldfish are happy and healthy in their new home – Michael’s pond. American Party rentals provided the table, lines, black chargers and napkins and Amy Greene, from going greene events, helped out with the final touches.
I am not sure how much money was raised but I know the event was truly a huge success and I was thrilled I could be a part of it. Here are a few photos of my table.