As Atlanta grew into one of the shining stars in the event industry, Tim Lundy began to envision an award geared toward professionals who wanted to showcase their talents while driving them to produce events that became nationally and globally competetive. The name “Allies” represents all Atlanta-based “allied” event companies that collaborate to promote excellence in event design, planning and production.
Today, the Atlanta Allies presents awards in 30+ catagories including Best Lighting, Best Entertainment Production, Best Floral Design, and many more. For the first time since it’s inception, distinct and separate Allie’s for Corporate Events and Social Events were awarded to nominees chosen by board members of ISES and NACE.
This year, PWP Studio was thrilled to be nominated for Best Event Photography for the 2013 GaMPI Phoenix Awards : Aquatic Fusion. PWP Studio has been a long-time sponsor of GaMPI, and this particular event was held at the Georgia Aquarium – a long-time vendor partner of PWP Studio.
Each year, the Allie Awards chooses a theme for the event, and this year’s theme was “Allies in Wonderland”. The Tablernacle stage was stylishly decorated in white leather and red velevet, eclectic seating and all highlighted with contrasting, purple uplighting.
Costumed guests and guests dressed to the nines piled into the audience. Filled with anticipation, each hoping to win a prestigeous Allie which was certain to gain them notoriety and garner respect amongst their peers. A highlight of costumed guests was seeing my long-time friend, Bob Carignan, dressed as the Mad Hatter – complete with lipstick.
With my wife Angel by my side, the time in the evening had finally come to announce the winners in each category. I couldn’t have been more thrilled to have my name called as a winner! With a quick kiss from my Angel, and a short walk to the stage, I found myself giving an epic acceptance speech. Of course, due to my excitement, I don’t remember one word! Trust me, it was awesome.
After the award ceremony wrapped, guests headed out for food, drinks, and a merry time.
A merry time was had by all – especially by me – THE WINNER! In all seriousness, I couldn’t do what I love without the support of my wife, Angel, and all of my vendor partners. Much love to all who support PWP Studio and all of our ventures. A special thanks to Viridian Images, who provided the images from the Allie Awards.