About 200 event professionals gathered for The Special Event Leadership Lunch on January 8th at The Ranch. Jerome Raska AIFD, AAF, PFCI, CAFA, CF and J. Robbin Yelverton AIFD, AAF, CF, PFCI of Blumz… by JRDesigns headed up the design and being a great customer of our Detroit/Romulus branch asked us to sponsor the flowers. We asked the design duo about their inspiration for the event and this is what they had to say:
“ Inspiration…it was a combination of both the venue and the keynote speaker. The venue, The Ranch, has a very strong “western saloon” feel. The Speaker was a military veteran who lost his leg while serving in the Middle East. So the look was decidedly masculine, western, organic, rugged and textural. The linens selected were very earthy in greens, browns and taupes. Floral product colors were white/cream, green, and a hint of darker red. The use of the various mosses, bark, stones and succulents added depth to the composition. The function was also a luncheon so designs were kept lower and not so over the top. However, the unique floral products such as bromeliad bloom, protea, and artichoke gave an exotic feel while the roses and orchids lent elegance.”
We ran over before the lunch began to snap some photos to share with you – enjoy!