We love working with venues and vendors who share our values. We believe in leaving a smaller carbon footprint on the world we love. Shade Hotel in Manhattan beach does as well, and asked us to be part of an event that shared tips and tricks for the industry to do just that. They held an Eco Chic Luncheon and we provided all the floral decor. It was an intimate luncheon with 30 event professionals enjoying the beautiful courtyard at this modern beach hotel.
Event Sponsors are Photography: Kristina Lee Photography Venue: Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach | Event Planner & PR: 3 Wishes PR | Alcohol Sponsor: Russian Standard Vodka | Linen and Charger Rental: Elegant Designs Specialty Linens | Calligraphy: Calligraphy Katrina Rentals | DJ: Vox DJs | Paper Flower Favors: The Bleu Dahlia | Onsite Beauty Services: Bobby Pin Salon
We used a combination of crisp white orchids, air plants, succulents and other living plants for our design. It was important that we stayed in keeping both with the theme of reusable decor and the amazing succulent wall that is a showpiece of the courtyard at this charming hotel. To keep things interesting, we used many different types of vessels. This is a great way to keep guests engaged with what is happening the table. Their eye wants to see the multiple colors and textures and embrace them.
Shade Hotel hosted this event to show us how they are making a difference and how we could too. There are two Shade Hotels, one in Manhattan Beach and another in Redondo Beach. They have started a new program allowing guests to opt out of housekeeping services in exchange for planing a tree in their name. All of the event sponsors rose to the occasion for this luncheon. Russian Standard Vodka provided a Bison Grass Vodka that is sourced from organic farms and contains no pesticides. Calligraphy Katrina introduced her new line of rentals that can be used again again for signage and table designations, decreasing the amount of paper that's used in weddings. While we enjoyed an amazing meal, we listened to speaker Kai Cohen of Green Concepts. His company works with caterers, venues, and wedding planners to pick up all waste from events and recycles them. They even take your wedding flowers and donate them to local nursing homes and hospitals. Now that's something we can get behind! We learned so much about how to be better stewards of the environment and we can't wait to share those resources with you.