Arabian Nights was the theme for this year’s gala held at Fazeli Cellars, and it was gorgeous! Every last detail was thought of and the night went off without a hitch. Upon entering the venue we were greeted with a glass of bubbly, loads of vibrant colors and one-of-a-kind lighting provided by Sterling Productions.
The tables were designed in variety – long rectangular which seated 16 and large rounds which seated 12. The table designs also varied. The rectangular tables were exposed dark wood with a gorgeous gold sequin table runner provided by Luxe Linen. The round tables were covered in gold sequins and both designs included teal and hot pink napkins, menus and accents. One touch I also found to be beautiful were the water and wine goblets at each table setting.
The lighting for the evening was romantic – think candlelight by tableside and then blue and pink up lighting around the venue which made the space feel cozy, inviting and celebratory. One of the other details that was original were the multi-colored draped tents setup in the ballroom, which is where the food was served. It really provided a nice balance to the space and something that was unique.
The menu included Persian Tacos station(yum!), rice, veggies, multiple delicious salad stations featuring Israeli couscous, tabbouleh as well as a Fesenjoon station with braised chicken and more than is right to mention here. It was all a feast for the eyes as well as the appetite. There was also two gorgeous dessert displays missed in with a coffee station with body-warming concoctions. As always, the cuisine at the year-end galas never disappoints!
The entertainment for the evening might have been the most fun of all. Kicking off the evening with the hit song from Aladdin, “Arabian Nights” performed by Ryan of Killer Dueling Pianos was just the start. To follow dinner was a fabulous performance by a team of belly dancers. Think gorgeous outfits, coordinated exotic dances, fire and fog. It was awesome! The night was topped with an open dance floor which in fact was never open because everyone was dancing!
This event also honored 2017 vendors and included awards such as:
Venue of the Year – Avensole Winery
Business of the Year – Rustic Events
Member of the Year – Soiree Design & Events
New Member of the Year – Abby’s Party Rentals
Board Member of the Year – Hulse Photography
The Members who helped to make this fantastic event come off:
Venue: Fazeli Cellars
Lighting & Sound: Sterling Productions
Wood Tables/Chairs: Gonzalez Productions & Rentals
Tableware: Allies Party Rentals
Glassware: Abby’s Party Rentals
Cabanas: Premier Party Rentals
Draping: A Better Party & Events
Linens: Luxe Linens
Centerpieces: Soiree Design & Events
Menu Cards: Paper Doll Invitations
Coffee Cart: Espresso Chauffeur
Desserts: Cakes to Celebrate
Desserts: Elegance on Display
Entertainment(Flamenco Guitarist): Music As You Like It
Entertainment(Singing): Killer Dueling Pianos
Entertainment(Henna): Henna Strokes
Entertainment(Caricatures): Cartoons & Caricatures by Dave
Valet Services: Temecula Valley Valet
Photography: Hulse Photography
Cinema: The Emotion Picture Studio
Event Recap: Allie Marion Photography
The gala was in celebration of 9 years of TVWP and we cannot wait to see what is in store for the 10 year anniversary next December!
Lastly, a huge Thank You to Justin @ Hulse Photography for capturing the evening of us.