A Formal Plated Dinner for Koss Olinger Financial Advisors
We were thrilled to work with one of Gainesville’s finest financial groups to help facilitate their 2018 Board of Advisors Reunion. For this special occasion, they rented a board room (with a beautiful view!) and the upper floor of the newly built Info Tech building in Celebration Pointe for their formal plated dinner catered by Blue Gill Quality Food. Simple and understated was our inspiration for this dinner’s tablescapes. We were so happy to be a part of this one and to work with such great vendors!
A formal plated meal calls for a few special touches like customized dinner menus, freshly steamed + pressed linen napkins and a sprig of rosemary. *Mercer + Smith professional tip: Steam your linens with Evian while preparing the space for your guests. (Truthfully, we did it out of necessity – sorry, Stephanie of Psych’d Marketing for swiping your water bottle for our steamer – but kind of love how upscale it sounds.)
If you’re in need of a conference space for your next corporate event, this is the perfect venue. The Info Tech headquarters + office-share feels brand new having just celebrated its first birthday since opening and has amazing views of untouched North Central Florida woodland from the many bright and airy windows all over the building. It’s a great spot for your next office party and we’d love to help you host it!
For the mostly male guest list, a more masculine look was requested for the event design. We chose to go with dark fruitwood chairs as an alternative to the standard white. The gold chargers added a welcomed pop of metallic shine against the soft grey of the table linens. A sprig of greenery looked perfectly at home atop the crisp white napkins which housed our custom dinner menus. We went with classic white for the floral arrangements to keep a soft tone for the room. (We did not quite anticipate the Gator blue carpeting throughout the space, but hey, that’s Gainesville!)
We were super surprised by this pretty roof top terrace and garden at the Info Tech building 😍 It was the perfect place for Koss Olinger’s cocktail hour!
One of our favorite custom designs so far is this bar menu we made for the rooftop cocktail hour. We think this modern graphic feel went perfectly with the space.
Two of our every day rules: 1) Always say thank you and 2) Always customize everything – even the labels on your parting gifts! We LOVE meeting new vendors and especially ones who make such amazing sweet treats! The Cookie Cache, it was so nice seeing you and taste-testing these beautiful Koss Olinger-inspired creations. The keylime frosting was SO good!