Our client – a well-known motorcar manufacturer – wanted to host a luxurious, intimate and special banquet for 42 discerning guests. The banquet was to take place in two waves, held 1 ½ weeks apart.

They preselected Delaire Graff Wine Estate for the banquet, which automatically afforded us an incredible setting: panoramic views, generous skies, vineyards and mountains as far as the eye can see. The location also had the additional bonus of a helipad which meant flying in was an extra “lets-really-spoil-them” option. Inspired by the arty, creative atmosphere of Delaire, our concept for the event built on the existing sense of oppulence and luxury. To this we added our own funky, Avant Garde flair. Opting for pared-down elegance with a high level of attention to detail, we set up and styled décor that was both warm and sophisticated.

The look-and-feel we put together used burnt bronze, fiery orange and gold, and we were mindful of embracing and enhancing the existing artwork and sculpture. Burnt orange roses and deep burgundy anthyriums set the tone for a rich, warm, intimate dinner. The custom-made menu’s echoed the theme and added to the unique, tailor-made mood of the occasion.

The biggest challenge of the event was that we had limited time to set up as we couldn’t disturb the general public who were visiting the estate. For us, this meant being prepared, more prepared and the most prepared so that we could put it all together with minimal fanfare.

Because, after all, minimal fanfare and maximum results is how we like to do things.