On April 29, 2014, Nashville's most fashion forward men and women gathered at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center not only to show off their own fashionable frocks, but also to view the Fall 2014 collection by world-renowned fashion designer Christian Siriano.
Siriano rose to fame after winning the fourth season of Heidi Klum's fashion designer reality show, Project Runway. Since then, Siriano's fashions have received critical acclaim and he has dressed everyone from Heidi Klum and Rihanna to Taylor Swift and Kimberly Perry.
Big Events, Inc. was honored to have been chosen for the third time to be the exclusive event planner, floral and decor designer for the Nashville Symphony Fashion Show. This elegant event is one of the highlights of Nashville's spring season.
The original design plan was to hold the dinner portion of the evening inside three tents that were erected on One Symphony Place between Third and Fourth Avenues. However, the threat of extremely high winds and thunderstorms caused Big Events Inc., the Schermerhorn executive staff and Co-Chairs Vicki Horne and Dara Russell to make a few executive decisions! The day prior to the show, in the name of safety for the patrons, it was decided the dinner should be relocated to inside the Schermerhorn.
After a few major...*ahem* minor adjustments :)...The beautiful architecture and lighting of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center were transformed into an elegant space for a posh affair.The Big Events Inc. design team was estatic to be able to use such a gorgeous "backdrop" to enhance their vison.
The Schermerhorn's interior walls were washed with lilac lighting which accented the light green chivari chairs and the lilac and green floral Giverney linens. Big Events' floral design team outdid themselves by creating large bouquets overflowing with beautiful hanging amaranths, poppy pods, lime green hydrangeas and tea green roses. The over-sized bouquets were then displayed on a slant in tall vases on the dinner tables.
Big Events Inc. used the Fashion Show as an opportunity to install two of their custom lighting creations on each end of the East and West Lobbies. The illuminated medallion installations created a beautiful accent to the lobbies and provided a unique backdrop for many photos!
Throughout the evening there were many exciting moments...cocktails and dinner were served, the runway show was phenomenal and went off without a hitch, and The Band Perry ended the festivities with a fun and exciting concert in Laura Turner Hall.
All in all, the 2014 Nashville Symphony Fashion Show was a beautiful success and Big Events is honored to have played a part in all of the fun!
If you were unable to attend the 2014 Show, we hope to see you there next year!
Photography Credit: Daniel C. White