InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 17

very event offers opportunities and challenges, but this is especially
true for those designed around a specific theme. On the one hand,
having this kind of " outline " can be handy for kicking off the creative
process. But on the other hand, themed events typically come with
lots of moving parts, relying on details large and small to effectively
deliver the experience. As a result, complex planning, tracking of deliverables and
coordination with multiple vendors-as well as potentially lengthy installs and
teardowns over sometimes difficult terrain-are generally required. In the following,
we take a look at three very different themed events and what went into taking them
from concept to reality.
E
SUMPTUOUS RETREAT
The theme: A luxurious Middle Eastern
experience, dubbed " Desert Oasis, " for
a couple celebrating their engagement.
Designed by ABC Fabulous Events Ltd.
Held mid-April 2018 in West Nyack, N.Y.
The tent: A 45-by-85-foot sailcloth,
adorned with blue flags at its peaks, served
as the main area for dining, dancing and
other festivities for 50 attendees. The tent
was selected for its elegance and ability
to transmit natural light, says Shlomo
Deutsch, operations manager at the Hackettstown,
N.J., party and event company, a
provider of high-end tents, premium flooring,
draping and bespoke furniture rentals.
" Generally, [this size] tent can accommodate
up to 175 guests. However, given
the Middle Eastern theme, the tent was
filled with floor pillows and lounge areas
separate from the seating for the guests, "
Deutsch says, explaining the use of a larger-sized
tent for the intimate gathering.
The space also had to accommodate an
array of " culturally rich " details-such as a
hookah lounge, musicians, catering, floral
arrangements and a " very tall " camel that
had to fit inside the tent (a separate 12-by12-foot
frame tent, raised up to 15 feet,
was provided for the camel).
The camel wasn't the only challenge,
says Deutsch, adding that there was an
animal care specialist on-site. Another was
the site's uneven terrain, necessitating
the use of a Bil-Jax®
flooring system for
leveling and for ensuring a solid foundation.
Staying within the clients' budget while
still delivering all the desired opulence also
required careful planning, says Deutsch.
That began in September 2017, taking
about eight months. In addition to the
tents, the company provided an array of
items, including emerald-green carpeting
(selected to complement the overall color
scheme and to tie in with the theme), gold
chairs, gold cutlery, glassware, chargers
and tables, as well as multicolored drapery
(a key design element). Additional
vendors included a caterer specializing
in Middle Eastern cuisine, a florist who
LEFT: Held to announce an engagement
and designed to give guests a luxurious
Middle Eastern experience, ABC
Fabulous Events bedecked the interior
with all manner of decor and details to
uphold the theme. The tent was filled
with pillows, lounge areas, colorful rugs,
decorative chairs and tables,
gold cutlery, hookahs and more.
BELOW: ABC Fabulous Events installed
this 45-by-85-foot sailcloth tent to provide
a spacious setting for approximately 50
guests. The party, dubbed " Desert Oasis, "
was designed around a Middle Eastern
theme, with the tent chosen for its ability
to transmit natural light, imparting a
sense of warmth. Photos courtesy
of ABC Fabulous Events
InTentsMag.com 17
http://www.InTentsMag.com

InTents December 2023-January 2024

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of InTents December 2023-January 2024

InTents December 2023-January 2024 - Cover1
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - Cover2
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 1
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 2
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 3
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 4
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 5
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 6
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 7
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 8
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 9
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 10
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 11
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 12
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 13
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 14
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 15
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 16
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 17
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 18
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 19
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 20
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 21
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 22
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 23
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 24
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 25
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 26
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 27
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 28
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 29
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 30
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 31
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 32
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 33
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 34
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 35
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 36
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 37
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 38
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 39
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 40
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 41
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 42
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 43
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 44
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - Cover3
InTents December 2023-January 2024 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-june-july-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-april-may-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-february-march-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-idea-book-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-december-2023-january-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-october-november-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-august-september-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-june-july-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-april-may-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/-intents-february-march-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-idea-book-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-december2022-january-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-october-november-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-august-september-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-june-july-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-april-may-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-february-march-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-december-2021-january-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-october-november-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-august-september-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-june-july-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-april-may-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-february-march-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/1220IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/1020IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0820IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0620IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0420IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0220IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/1219IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/1019IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0819IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0619IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0419IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0219IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/1218IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/1018IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0818IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0618IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0418IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0218IT
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com