Albrecht Events Wins Best Entertainment Production from ILEA
Albrecht Events received the title of 2019 Best Entertainment Production from the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the International Live Events Association (ILEA). The winning submission for "Celebrating the Arts and the Holiday Season," a two-part production for a local company, is a model of Albrecht Events' innovative ideas, creative vision, and team-oriented logistical approach. The award-winning corporate event social celebration for the client's employees took place in December.
The first component, an elegant evening affair at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, was influenced by the venue's world-renowned collection and grand architecture. A variety of event entertainment set the scene for an artsy, soulful vibe, including a jazz guitarist and quartet during guests' arrival and cocktail hour. A costumed photographer, complete with a wearable tray with a portable photo printer, interacted with guests as she snapped their photo and provided it to them as a souvenir. Fitting for the museum's special exhibition, Fabulous Fashion: From Dior's New Look to Now, a fashion illustrator created sketches of guests for them to take home. The pinnacle of the evening's event entertainment came just before dinner, as musicians began to appear on the grand staircase, synchronized to a dramatic lighting effect and a live soundtrack provided by a violinist. A vocalist, accompanied by 14 other musicians playing wireless instruments, sauntered down the stairs and sang a unique and moving arrangement of 'Hallelujah.' It was truly a moving performance for a memorable evening.A family-friendly, Nutcracker-themed special event brunch closed the weekend events the following morning, at Vie. Adding a sense of whimsy and magic to the space, a ballerina standing-hoop aerialist welcomed guests as they arrived. Various activities kept the children attendees busy in the kids' lounge and play area, such as a Nutcracker painting station, toys and games, a Victorian dollhouse, a wooden puppet theater and a reading nook with a soft ivory and pink teepee and a small kids' flower shaped table and chairs for dolls. Additionally, a pink child's vanity with sparkly tiaras and gold crowns was provided for the children to play dress-up. Custom pink ping pong tables were also available for the older children to enjoy. A strolling magician played the part of Clara's Godfather, Herr Drosselmeier, and a candy-cane-costumed roller skater, a dancing ballerina, and a strolling Nutcracker photographer interacted with guests to add to the fun. The children also had an opportunity to write their own letters to Santa and then drop it in one of the many mailboxes artistically placed on a "Letters to Santa" wall. Albrecht Events' President, Ashley Albrecht, says of the annual event, "For more than a decade, our team has planned this two-day holiday event extravaganza for our client. Our goal is to surprise and delight guests as well as never repeat elements from previous years' celebrations. It provides our team a creative challenge that we master through working collaboratively, which is when we are at our best. I'm grateful for and proud of the recognition we received from ILEA."