On March 6, wedding and event professionals gathered at the Georgia Aquarium for the 2016 Allie Awards – a celebration for Atlanta’s most talented event professionals in the areas of event design, floral, A/V production, catering, entertainment, collaboration, philanthropy, and photography. The theme for the evening was “Xperience the Elements” and was a thrill for the senses! The Aquarium’s various event spaces transported guests through “Earth, Water, and Fire” with decor, entertainment, and lighting color schemes to match.
First up, “Earth” : guests entered the cocktail area and were greeted with a lighting and decor color scheme of ambers, greens, and browns, and entertainers costumed in Earthy attire. After libations and light bites, all were primed and ready to enter into the Oceans Ballroom for dinner and award announcements.
Next up, “Water” : with a lighting and color scheme of blues, greens, and teals, the awards-ceremony and dining portion of the Oceans Ballroom simulated an underwater experience. Awards were engraved, envelopes stuffed with winning names, presenters and speakers were ready, and the stage was set for an evening of awards!
Having been nominated three-years running, Patrick and Angel were in attendance in the hopes of taking home the trophy for the event he photographed in Seattle this past Fall. Cheering on vendor partners and friends as they accepted their Allie Award in their respective categories, the anticipation built for the PWP Studio team as they waited for the announcement for the “Best Event Photography” category.
Huzzah! PWP Studio for the WIN!
“It was an honor to be nominated, and it was truly a humbling experience to win the Allie Award for “Best Event Photography”! It was particularly exciting to accept the award at the Georgia Aquarium, the venue partner that opened the door for PWP Studio to thrive in the event industry! Without the support of my family, my team, and vendor partners, this win wouldn’t have been possible. Thank you!” ~Patrick
Dinner was served, all of the trophies were awarded, and it was now time to celebrate! Nominees, awardees, and guests exited the underwater awards area and were greeted a fresh theme of “Fire”. Bright, saturated reds, pinks, oranges, and yellows filled the reception area of the ballroom. Dessert, dancing, chatting, and laughing with fellow industry professionals lasted the duration of the evening, and was enjoyed by all.
After such an exciting win at the 2016 Allie Awards, it’s only fitting that we pay homage to the spectacular corporate event curated and executed by the CRG Events team in Seattle. Here’s just a snippet of some of the awesomeness that was captured:
A very special “Thank You” goes out to the CRG Events team. Their fantastic team executed this event flawlessly,
and entrusted us to capture every detail of their vision. It was one of the highlights of 2015 to fly out to Seattle to work alongside their mega-talented team to capture this event, and certainly one of the highlights for 2016 is winning an award for the work we did at that amazing Seattle event!!