Verizon Wireless at Sports Authority Field at Mile High
One of the major challenges for some events is what do I do with the super high ceilings. I have heard this time and time again, “the ceilings make my event look like it’s being held in a barn”
The trick is in fooling the eyes of your guests. Have them see what you want them to see, creating an illusion so to speak.
There are many ways to do this, super size your centerpieces, using balloon swags or in this case using string-of-pearl arches.
So which one do I choose…..lots of variables are to be considered, the two main ones are cost and how high is the ceiling.
The picture above is at Sports Authority Field at Mile High East Club House where the ceilings are one of the highest in the metro area.
We couldn’t have used balloon swags because we couldn’t have reached the ceilings even with a lift. Thought about using super sized centerpieces, but we were already using a lot of floor bouquets.
String-of-pearl arches were the natural choice. Fairly economical, no need for a lift and it created the illusion of the decor being part of the ceiling. Cutting the ceiling height in half.
For this event we also used a term called “Blocking”. Blocking is simply using solid colors. In this case each strand of the string-of-pearls was one color. This tricks the eye into seeing more of something then is really there.
You might try this “blocking” trick on centerpieces. Using solid color centerpieces instead of mixing colors…. it really does work.
I hope you picked up on these tips this month, they really do create magic for rooms with high ceilings.