Celadon Event Design has produced events and meetings for a variety of clients. The following case studies are just a sampling of the many success stories that reflect our creativity, expertise and “can do” attitude for every project.
Big in Japan
A cocktail reception for over 800 guests makes a big splash in DC.View Project
Big in JapanWe created an elegant and fun cocktail reception for Toyota at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. Guests were challenged to “race” a car around Mt. Fuji, become a virtual reality samurai and silk-screen their own t-shirts. The dramatic kabuki-inspired banners were designed using Toyota car part images.
An Evening at the Library
Celadon created an elegant cocktail reception and dinner for a corporate event at the Library of Congress.View Project
An Evening at the Library
Celadon created an elegant reception and dinner for a corporate event at the Library of Congress. Guests viewed various archival materials during the cocktail hour and enjoyed a dynamic speaker during dinner.
The Big Picture
On the 7th anniversary of 9/11, the Pentagon Memorial Foundation hosted an event at the National Building Museum to mark the completion of the memorial.View Project
The Big PictureOn the 7th anniversary of 9/11, the Pentagon Memorial Foundation hosted an event at the National Building Museum to mark the completion of the memorial. The challenge was how to create a suitable atmosphere for the families as well as many sponsors without being celebratory. How could a positive and unifying statement be made with the event décor? The answer was to make all of the eighty guests tables part of a giant waving flag design. Centerpieces featured fresh florals as well as an elegant glass vase with the foundation’s logo in an etched glass vinyl. The stage backdrop was comprised of a montage of black and white photos of the memorial features.
A Night of Shakespeare
A corporate client wanted to create a special and unique evening in Washington, DC.View Project
A Night of ShakespeareA corporate client wanted to create a special and unique evening in Washington, DC. They had held past events in the many museums and historic places of DC and they asked Celadon Event Design to come up with something new and different. The answer was a little known jewel called the Folger Shakespeare Library. Founded in 1932 it contains the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare works. The dinner for approximately 100 guests started with a cocktail party with “secret” wooden doors that opened to reveal the beautiful main library. The dinner included a well-choreographed production including a speaker, classical guitar performances and an actor reading soliloquies from a balcony.
Up in the Air
Sometimes the most challenging situations create the most fantastic results.View Project
Up in the AirSometimes the most challenging situations create the most fantastic results. A corporate meeting of eighty web designers was scheduled in a historic venue with a 3 am load in time. The client wanted something laid back and comfortable for the attendees, not traditional meeting chairs – sofas perhaps. But heavy furniture might scratch the beautiful site’s floors... The solution was our staff carried in tote bags full of compressed inflatable chairs and inflated them on site. They were comfortable, they were colorful and they were unexpected! At the close of the meeting our staff deflated the chairs and each attendee walked out with a fun keepsake of the day.
License to Thrill
Toyota wanted an elegant and interactive James Bond theme for their annual Washington, DC event.View Project
License to Thrill
Toyota wanted an elegant and interactive James Bond theme for their annual Washington, DC event. Celadon Event Design came up with the event name “License to Thrill” and created a custom movie poster style logo featuring the Lexus LFA.
Guests sampled cuisine from Havana, Shanghai and Moscow-themed food stations and had lessons in molecular gastronomy desserts at “Q’s Confections.”
Guests also had their custom passports stamped when they achieved certain assignments such as racing virtual Toyota cars, playing a hand of blackjack or being challenged by a Russian villain for “Dr. Know Your James Bond Trivia”.
For their efforts, guests were eligible to receive themed prizes such as “For Your Eyes Only” aviator sunglasses and “The Spa Who Loved Me” gift certificates.
An Amazing Race
We designed an “Amazing Race” inspired cocktail party for a Washington, DC corporate event.View Project
An Amazing RaceWe designed an “Amazing Race” inspired cocktail party for a Washington, DC corporate event. Over three hundred guests were “racing” for several charities that evening. Challenges included virtual white water rafting in New Zealand, mastering a Flight Simulator aircraft over the Grand Canyon and Pyramid building in Egypt. In the “Dessert or Dare” station, guest could take the challenge of eating a chocolate truffle made with ants.
Dream a Little Dream
The National Sleep Foundation wanted a fun theme for their 2007 gala.View Project
Dream a Little DreamThe National Sleep Foundation wanted a fun theme for their 2007 gala. The cornerstone issue of the event was a poll focused on women and their unique sleep issues. Celadon suggested a retro sixties theme of “Dream a Little Dream” that celebrated the era of “girl groups”. The event was kept on budget with the use of a single color (orange) to decorate the event. Orange eyelash linens covered tables and bubbling orange lava lamps topped the bars. Models served creamsicle flavored “Tangerine Dream” drinks and greeted guests to a soundtrack of sleep themed songs such as “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” and the Beatles’ “Hard Days Night”.
The World Stage
A couple celebrating a milestone wanted to take their family and friends around the world.View Project