The Washington chapter of the National Association of Catering Executives (N.A.C.E.) turned to the fairy tales of childhood when it came to designing this year’s annual Capital Style Awards on Sunday night. Inspired by ABC’s drama Once Upon a Time, co-chairs Kelly Ann Downes and Aisha Malik brought together 40 local vendors to transform the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel into an enchanted wonderland.
The night began in the Emerald City reception in one of the hotel’s smaller ballrooms complete with green draping along all the walls, green uplighting, and even an appearance by Dorothy, the Tin Man, Lion, and Scarecrow. Snow White took over the seating assignments in the hallway with a table of poison apples adorned with a leaf-shaped tag with each guest’s name and table assignment.
Across the hall, the main event space had been completely transformed into an enchanted forest. Capital Party Rentals‘ provided wooden tables topped with elegant earth-tone linens from Select Event Rentals. Edge Floral Event Designers rounded out the forest look with grass, tree, and floral centerpieces accented with floating white candles in vases of varying heights. Drape Kings covered the walls with elegant light fabric, upon which golden uplighting created an sunset-style atmosphere.
Check out the complete look here:
Check back tomorrow for additional reporting on the catering at the event.
**Photos courtesy of Evelyn Alas Photography