While you may not be interested in working in the wedding industry after you’ve said I Do, you might be interesting in the good things that the people you hired for your wedding do when they’re not “working”. The Phoenix chapter of NACE (a professional catering and event industry group) hosts a yearly Arizona fundraising event called PROJECT NACE: Creating Fashion for a Cause and it’s the most creative fundraiser in Arizona! It’s also a ton of fun.
Many of our Elite Circle wedding professionals participate in this fundraising event because they believe strongly in the charity it benefits, the Chrysalis Foundation, which services the needs of women, children and men throughout the Valley who are trying to break the cycle of violence and abuse and they welcome the opportunity to show off their creative chops. This year the fundraising event was held at the W Scottsdale– take a look at some of the fashions created by Elite Circle members:
Pixy Cakes is heating up the runway with this Pixy design! For this dress they took the opportunity to make their Pixy come to life.The wings are made from shaped metal and cloth and the trim is lined with cupcake wrappers. The top corset is fully covered in cupcake wrappers and fondant flowers.
Seville Golf & Country Club, Anthem Golf & Country Club, Oro Valley Country Club and Gainey Ranch Golf Club bring you a true hole-in-one dress- the beautiful ClubCorp model struts the runway in high fashion encompassing a Day on the Green. A beautiful birds nest head piece accessorizes this gorgeous scalloped sweetheart neckline with scorecard bodice. Make your way down the fairway to an A-Line astro turf skirt comprised of an 18-hole golf course with sand bunkers and pin flags. The beautiful tulle train with golf balls and tees adds drama while complementing the golf and leisure inspiration. No bogies here, it looks like there’s a new Golf Pro in town!
JBarry Designs made table linens out of Phoenix Bride & Groom Magazine pages for the festive fundraising event! We were so honored to be included in this event.
Sweets for the Sweet… This gown designed by Kick Ass Kakes and Vermilion Events is a black and white illusion neckline dress, with hand piped licorice design, studded with silver dragees and fondant sequins. Finished at the bottom with hand cut plastic wrap “feathers”. This creation is meant to inspire both the wearer and all who see it, and remind us all that sweet does have a seductive side.
Chateau Luxe is staying true to its brand with this spectacular custom designed chandelier gown. These crystals are from the very chandelier that hangs in the grand foyer of Chateau Luxe. This dress, like the venue itself, is sure to bring a modern ode to decadence and luxury to your next event!
Encompassing the W brand’s passion for Fashion, Music and Design, this dress includes elements from the world of jetsetting DJs and architectural pieces taken from the very walls of the W hotel. Represented is the glitterati of the animal kingdom—the peacock…along with their softer side found in exotic silk florals. Bound together with shredded stereo cords, acrylic mesh and metal bunting, this flirty number is your whimsical escape to the ultimate mingle.
This is our creation! Ripped from the pages of magazines….literally! The team at Phoenix Bride and Groom Magazine have created this fashion forward dress made from their publications of the last 15 years. This year’s look is inspired by a dress seen in a trendy New York window display. The entire dress is constructed of pinwheels made out of magazine pages and chards of tulle. And of course, she wouldn’t be complete without the colorful pinwheel hair accessory. This dress truly displays how great it is to be a part of the Elite Circle!
To see more of the designs from this cool fundraising event, click here to read the Phoenix NACE blog
All photos courtesy of Fable Photo and Video
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