I have had the privilege of serving on the ILEA Gala Committee for the last three years – and co-chairing the gala last year with Emily Miller of the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, and again this year, at the newly renovated Cavalier Hotel. Somehow, I realized that I never blogged last year’s epic event, that couldn’t have been put on without the incredible committee that made it possible: Emily Miller of Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Courtney Pollard and Jeramie Hobizal of Stage Right Lighting Weddings & Special Events, Staci Jelley of Chef by Design, Alyse Conyers of Waterford Event Rentals, Jennifer Cregar of Sweetwater Cuisine, and Kelsey Leeper of The Historic Post Office.
You all know that I’m not an event planner – and I don’t intend to be. Planning the gala this year and last was a labor of love, done with some amazing individuals as a group effort, and I’m so glad that I’ve been part of it. Check out the vendor list below the photos for all the vendors involved in last year’s gala.
I’m SO looking forward to this year at the Cavalier. Interested in going? You don’t have to be a member of ILEA Hampton Roads to go – get your tickets to this year’s “Emerald City” gala on June 20th at the Cavalier by clicking here. It’s one of my favorite nights of the year, and you won’t want to miss it! We’ve got an all-star cast of vendors taking part in it, and with another amazing gala committee this year, you know it’s going to be incredible!
Vendors Involved in the 2017 ILEA Gala:
Photobooth: Allstar Photobooth
Cake: Candie’s Treats
Vintage China: Chic Unique Vintage Rentals & Events
Photography: Dragon Studio
Acrylic Programs: Jollity & Co
Lighting: Stage Right Lighting Weddings & Events
Catering: Sweetwater Cuisine
Venue: The Historic Post Office
Linens: Waterford Event Rentals
Florals: Isha Foss