Help is Here – Red and White Ball
The American Red Cross Greenwich chapter had another successful Red and White Ball at the Westchester NetJets Hangar last night and I was fortunate enough to be involved and create a tabletop design along with designer Erin Olivier. Each table had its own flare, some flashier than others, but they were all fully admired by the 400 + guests who attended the ball. This years host was actor Stephen Baldwin (who sat at my table!) and the honorary tabletop design chair was noted interior designer Barclay Butera. The ball’s co-chairs were Pamela Blackwell and Elizabeth Boutry and the media sponsor was Connecticut Cottages & Gardens.
I joined the guests for the cocktail hour and was able to explain the inspiration for our table which was a Japanese theme demonstrating our support to those affected by the recent disasters. By the time I returned to break down and clean up the table (close to midnight), the guests were still getting their groove on and enjoying one last cocktail before it was time to wrap things up for the night. A big thank you to those who organized (Beth Dempsey, Tonette Cookson and Rachel McAree to name a few) the event and those who attended and donated to help the Red Cross with their disaster relief efforts.
And now for the tables…
My table! (designed by Rebecca Tier Soskin and Erin Olivier). The fabric is Brunschwig & Fils’ classic “Le Lac” with a solid burgundy silk contrast trim on the bottom
Table close up
A close up of our gorgeous flower arrangement donated by Nielsens’ Florist in Darien, CT. We provided the pogoda lantern and they did the rest! A HUGE thank you to Nielsons for creating such a stunning center piece that completed our table!
One last detail shot!
Ok, enough about me! Let’s check out some of the other fabulous tables from the ball which I have to say were slightly more adventurous and fun!
She’s got legs, and she knows how to use them!
A black rose tableskirt with solid red and black and white stripe. I’m loving the black and white damask napkins for a pop on each plate
A simple and soothing design
Red Roses and butterflies
There’s something about a solid white arrangement that makes me happy
Unfortunately I only have a shot of the centerpiece but how amazing is this colorful blue and turquoise bird cage with bright green ferns
Another photo of just the centerpiece but again a show stopping arrangement with large birch branches and bird houses wrapped in a variety of fabrics including Quadrille Fabrics. Designed by Amy Aidis Hirsch
Another Japanese themed table that used the bright primary red throughout their design. There’s also an umbrella covering the table which can’t fully be seen in my photo
I like to call this table Miami Vice! It was popping with all kinds of glam and fabulousness
Miami Vice close up!
This pucci-esque table was bursting with flavor
A picnic table design by Beth Dempsey
Looks like a Sunday afternoon in the park to me! This table was designed by Diane James and her daughters Carolyn and Cynthia. Take a look at their website to see some of the most beautiful faux arrangments and orchid plants out there!
All said and done the tables were fantastic, the guests looked like they had a “ball” and the Red Cross raised a ton of money for those who have been, and continue to be, affected by disasters all over the world. Job well done to everyone involved!