Gathering together during a week in June, 350 speakers and attendees visited The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida to attend the #Engage!16 conference. The “Luxury Wedding Business Summit” invited wedding professionals to mix, mingle, and inspire each other with new ideas. Attendees enjoyed a tailored schedule of curated activities for natural networking, which included a variety of events with expertly designed décor.
An alfresco “Breakfast of Champions” invited guests to delight in a Bloody Mary bar, which displayed garnishes in mason jars. Beautifully carved fruit displays and cocktail napkins personalized with the event name and a fleur-de-lis motif added to the details of the day. Inside, guests found their seats at golden chairs facing the stage for the conference at long tables topped with small arrangements of pink peonies. Speakers took the stage, which was decorated with a gold pineapple and coral backdrop and a gilt lounge area embellished with ombré and monogram pillows, as well as a lush floral runner composed of coral tulips, peonies, and dahlias.
The next event was decorated in a similar style, as guests found their seats around tables featuring golden votives brimming with vibrant red and pink florals and greenery accents. A Gospel choir performance emerged much to each guest’s surprise. Additional entertainment for a later sugar-themed soirée included circus-style performers and Harajuku girls wearing cupcake headpieces, brightly colored wigs, and sprinkle-covered lips and lashes, who served lollipops from acrylic trays.
A formal black-tie event took place in the resort’s opulent ballroom. Before entering the space, guests found their seating assignments on round tables decorated with mirrored risers brimming with hundreds of red roses. Inside, elegant tablescapes were adorned with gold-rimmed charger plates and gilt taper candles, which complemented the bullion-hued chairs. Large crystal chandeliers were suspended overhead, drapery softened the romantic space, and centerpieces featuring ivory florals were illuminated with candlelight emitted from gilt votives. Attendees danced the night away on a large dance floor emblazoned with the event logo before heading home flooded with inspiration.