Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Gibbes Rodin Spoleto Party

photos by Charleston Picture Company

Thursday, May 24 was the opening reception for the Gibbes Museum of Art's newest, and most exciting exhibition Rodin: In His Own Words. Wanting to stray from the usual French themed party, with cafe tablecloths and Eiffel Tower ice sculptures, I decided to go for more of an urban-chic-lounge decor and sounds of European chill music transporting the guest even further. The menu was fun and funky; French but not stuffy. Granville's rocked the menu like they owned it... I mean they did, but whatever.

Passed Hors d’oeuvres
Mini Onion Tarts
Individual Croque Monsieur
Individual Salad Nicoise with Micro Greens

Food Display
Imported Cheeses and Fresh Fruit Board
Tartar Trio: Beef, Salmon and Tuna with Gaufrettes
Olive Oil Brushed Crostini
Truffle Grilled Asparagus
Individual Chocolate Mousse Cups

Station One
Double French Fries in Silver Cups
Steak Au Poivre

Station Two
Assorted Crepes (Sweet & Savory)
(Pear & Brie, Creamy Leeks and Crab, Nutella, etc)

Gelato from Paolo's- Pistachio, Strachiatella, Raspberry

Specialty Drink
Honeydew Prosecco Cocktail

Guest DJ's spun the night away, I was a House DJ "French Kiss", and though I started the evening out with Hotel Costes and Thievery Corporation tunes, by the end of the night the guest djs were playing Barry White and The Monkees, WTF??? It's okay, I don't think anyone noticed but me, but it was still FUN!

There was a huge 12'x12' bar in the middle of the tent and a very large iridescent fabric chandelier bathed in green light while the other parts of the tent were lit in deep blues and greens to give a lounge effect. I, personally, wanted to drape tons of fabric on the tent ceiling to bring the eye downward, but the bare tent worked fine because we projected our dj names and party sponsors onto it.

The centerpieces were mixtures of pieces I got at Pier 1 in an insane 75% off sale, and some recycled glass I borrowed from James Burns from JBC Catering. Also, Gayla from Tiger Lily, did some great floral arrangments with very little direction from me, but they flowed so nicely with the party!

This post is dedicated to Joseph Hubbard (AKA DJ Jay-D). He left the Gibbes the day after this party to pursue a fun Pro-Bono law career, and is back in Tennessee going to UT, shoutout, Holla! LOL


Christina said...

You rock! This looks great! I miss little Joe.


pam said...

i miss jose... love your blog!