New book Art of Celebration Georgia combines fabulous events and creative insights from prominent event specialists
“Outstanding celebrations don’t just happen. Many talented professionals must work together to create a great event. Art of Celebration Georgia captures this synergy found in the heart and soul of Georgia’s unsurpassed celebrations with a comprehensive collection of photography and insightful comments from industry professionals.” —Wolfgang Puck
Dallas—There’s no better way to mark a special occasion than having a party; just ask any of the internationally renowned event planners, designers, caterers, floral designers, photographers, lighting experts, musical entertainers, venue proprietors, or other specialists featured in the book Art of Celebration Georgia (Panache Partners). The exquisite 348-page collection is infused with more than 300 photos of locally based companies’ best creations. Published by Brian Carabet and John Shand, the hardcover book is the third edition of a series that is being expanded throughout North America and Europe.
Intended for a global audience, the book invites readers to catch a glimpse of some of Atlanta’s hottest and Savannah’s most exclusive, talked-about galas—birthday bashes, bar and bat mitzvahs, weddings, fashion shows, product launches, film premieres, awards ceremonies, holiday gatherings and more—through unforgettable photographs accompanied by tips, quips, and words of inspiration from the people who orchestrated them. Event planner Barbara Roos shares her secrets to wowing guests with theatrical parties. Jim Duggan’s Ice Sculpture Inc. team makes events extraordinary by adding unexpected excitement through innovative ice designs. Tony Conway with A Legendary Event conjures up the finest, most original gastronomic delights and flawless, decorative presentations. Martha Stewart-featured Robert Long’s flower-forward designs, whether minimalist or over-the-top, set a mood that lasts long after the party. EastCoast Entertainment provides sensory and visual experiences that beat with the pulse of Atlanta’s nightlife. Also featured is photographer Priscilla Wannamaker, known for perfectly capturing the heart and soul of an event using her cinematic perspective.
There is great inspiration from the featured venues: World of Coca-Cola hosts some of Georgia’s most outstanding events in one-of-a-kind spaces where dignitaries and celebrities are known to celebrate among artifacts from one of the world’s most celebrated brands. Art of Celebration Georgia is personified by Cindy Fowler’s creative philosophy: “Even the traditional requires untraditional thinking to keep it fresh.”
The 348-page book invites readers to walk the red carpet and enjoy the splendor of elite events thrown by members of high society, CEOs, world leaders, royalty, and celebrities. Art of Celebration Georgia is ideal for those who love a good party, are captivated by the lifestyles of the famous, or are looking for event planning ideas and tricks of the trade. It will inspire casual readers and industry professionals alike—anyone who wants to learn from the masters and see extravagant parties done right—with the Southern hospitality known so well in Georgia.
Complementary to the Art of Celebration coffee-table book series, PanacheCelebrations.com showcases even more fabulous event photographs. Along with a “find event resources” search feature, the site includes interesting articles, fun videos, and helpful news updates and industry links. PanacheCelebrations.com is part of the PanacheLuxury.com family of inspirational sites.
Book Title: Art of Celebration Georgia
Publisher: Panache Partners
Distributor: Independent Publishers Group
Publication: October 2010, $45, Hardcover, ISBN 9781933415864
348 pages, 10¾" x 10¾", 300+ color photographs
With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, Brian Carabet and John Shand are drawn to creating spectacular publications for discerning readers. The founders of Panache Partners have produced upward of 100 books and continue to redefine what it means to create sophisticated publications. Panache Partners specializes in coffee-table books showcasing luxury lifestyle subjects, including high-end interior design, custom home building, architecture, golf, wine, art, event planning and travel. For more information, visit Panache.com.