Best Social Event Planning: Budget Under $25,000

Pete Nelson, Event Lab, for Becker Wedding
Best Social Event Planning: Budget Under $25,000

A bride chose to be surprised on her wedding day and let her event planner make the decor decisions. She named three colors to be used: champagne, camellia pink, and black. The planner chose a lake resort venue and planned a reception with 300 candles, champagne-colored linens, black chair covers and charger plates, and camellia napkins. The ceiling was hung with bands of champagne-colored fabric, and large white spheres were rigged over the dance floor. The centerpiece arrangements consisted of calla lilies, LED lights, ivory carnations, greens, snapdragons, and ivory roses. Votive candles, rose petals, and four arrangements of dogwood branches and allium lined the floor in front of the head table.

Other nominee:

• Melanie Vejdani, Hire a Host, Inc.