Before and After: Room Transformations Bardessono Resort

29 April 2013



Room transformation are so amazing.  One moment you have work tables, buckets, flowers, tarps, drop clothes, ladders set up.  And in a matter of minutes, hours, days, it goes from a ballroom in transition into a lounge and dance party.  This is the before and behind the scenes look at what goes into transforming a space.  See the after photographs by Kevin Chin below.

Simple hydrangeas in acrylic white vases are being finished before looking pretty for a pool area that will serve as the cocktail space for this event.


Inserting a beautiful ranunculus.

Hartmann dropped a white carpet.  We're using ladders to place flowers in this over the top head table piece.

There is Casey, our designer, having a blast.  Kate, my intern, who is over 6 feet table is handing me orchids.  Yup, that's me in the back(dressed in all black).

The hanging piece is 30 feet long and has hydrangea and orchids.  Simple yet modern.  John Woods from Enhanced Lighting stayed up past midnight hanging the bubble bowls.

The pipe and drape has to be pristine and steamed.  They are tied at the bottom so that we(the vendors) can't get them dirty.  They will be pressed in a few hours.



Bardessono staff have come in to set up chairs, flatware, and chargers.  Tables are set and we are putting final touches on the main table before the floral centerpieces and glassware arrives.


Anne Millett, designer is working on modern arrangements.  These open/leaning bubble bowls have beautiful long white tulips hanging out.  I love how she is making them so perfect. Go Anne.


It's almost the start of the wedding.  Gaby, lead designer, is putting finishing touches on centerpieces which pipe and drape are finally steamed and placed.  We still have candles to do.

Finally....the finished room





At 10am Saturday morning, we hadn't finished the chandelier, the drapes needed to be steamed, tables had to be built from scratch.  In just 7 hours, final components were pulled together.  As for me,  the lighting could not be more romantic.  

It was our work space for 2 1/2 days.  That morning there were tarps, buckets, flowers, tools, garage, water everywhere.....and when it was cleared, vaccumed, cleaned, it transformed into a lounge.  Way to go Team A Savvy Event.

Hope this was as fun for you as it was fun for us.  Along the way, we have to give a lot of people credit where credit is most certainly due....

Thanks to Kevin Chin Photography for these amazing photographs.  Bardessono for their amazing staff who let us transform their ballroom into our work area. Enhanced Lighting for the setup and design of the head table floral piece.  Hartmann Studios for the amazing tent, carpet, and tabletop furnishing that really made a difference.  La Tavola Linens for the linens in the pool area and napkins in the reception space.  My awesome team for being such great partners in crime.  It takes a village to transform a space.  The amazing Kelly of A Savvy Events.  Without our wedding planner and team, we wouldn't have this amazing visionary.    To our clients, we are so indebted to their willingness to let us run with an idea.  To Lauren and Ashton for their courage, generosity spirit and inspiration!  Thank you!


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