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Delivering details that make a difference

Remember the last time you read a really great book or watched an exciting movie or play? Not only did it comprise of all the parts and pieces that created the thrilling storyline, but it also contained wonderful and delicious details that made the story come alive—delivering a memorable experience that you never wanted to end. Allow your next event to tell a compelling story by filling it with details that make an impact.

Once an event theme/feel is established, the detail dreaming can begin! Embellishments that support the theme and tell the story go beyond venue, color palette, music and food. Thoughtful details add so much, by making the event consistent, cohesive and solid, and leave the guests with an experience that endures.

"Creativity is intelligence having fun"  – Albert Einstein

Creativity was at an all time high at an event that had a Punk Rock music focus. Here are excellent examples of paying attention to the details and using an unconventional theme and complementary elements. The results gave way to an event filled with street cred and an edgy vibe.

Spikey succulents and tables with graffiti-like art decoupage lent an air of cool without trying too hard—an unique way to add an extra element of interest to décor that could otherwise considered basic and blasé.

Bars with trussing and galvanized aluminum were the perfect centerpieces for the event; LED screens offered a club feel, while the vintage pinball machines and skull details in décor and the floral designs kept the vibe chill. The centerpiece of the space featured more corrugated metal that embellished the dance risers with an industrial feel.

A skateboard ramp added energy and entertainment to the event—tricks and talents of local pro skaters were featured.

Happy guest, happy client

Whether large or small, details can pack a punch and often are the defining elements that clients and guests remember the most. Be creative, think big and wide, and don’t be intimidated by the big picture; be inspired with little nuances that you can implement. Like a good story ending, living happily ever after is a very, very good thing.


Lili Shadab is the Founder & Creative Director for Elite Productions International. Photos by

Lili Shadab

Founder and Creative Director, Elite Productions International

As a trendsetter in every industry she has participated in, Lili Shadab has established herself as an event design innovator, with her finger on the pulse of style. Lili first began in the fashion industry as a designer and stylist. She then directed her creative talents into floral design and special event production - she started her business in a spare room in her home. This humble beginning is where Elite Productions International was born. In 1991 Lili launched what would become an event production powerhouse, fearless in the endeavor to create events that were only limited by her client’s imagination.

She has produced events for fortune 500 companies, private parties and local charities. Having spent countless...