Summer Digest 2016

Summer Digest 2016

With Summer months giving way to Autumn breezes, we find ourselves reminiscing over the many wonderful events we've had the pleasure to help create. This summer had it all: beach weddings in Cabo, intimate concerts in Vancouver, street fairs in Seattle, birthdays in Napa Valley wine country, parties on the Queen Mary, and on location for feature film productions.

Before we say good bye to the season - we would like to share three of our favorite events this year. From a cool Moroccan inspired affair, to a colorful celebration at the iconic Rose Bowl, and finally a stunning Sangeet - please enjoy our summer recap!

Bazaar Under the Stars

We would like to break the ice with a cocktail from this gorgeous bar under a Raj tents pavilion. These photos are from Bazaar Under the Stars, a special affair at the Mingei International Museum in San Diego, California. Planned by Bettina Hahn Osbourne of Bettina Hahn Events, we love this event for it's eclectic combination of styles, lighting, and street-fair style vendors. You can find a more complete gallery at Bettina Hahn Events.

Raj Tents at the Rose Bowl

Taking place at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena made this an event we just had to share. The corporate event was planned by Penny Barr Events, and featured a very colorful collection of tenting and decor. We loved the way the colors came together in the space and worked with the fabulous expanse of grass and perfect blue Californian sky. 

Stunning Sangeet

Last, but certainly not least, is the stunning Sangeet celebration for Renu and Ajay. This event was designed by Ed Libby and produced by Kumba Entertainment at the family home. The crisp and refreshing canary & cream colorway is a standout from this years events - one we won't soon be forgetting!

Thank's for reading!

A Magical Gathering with Raj Tents at PAX West

A Magical Gathering with Raj Tents at PAX West

Magic the Gathering at PAX West

Over labor day weekend last week, Raj Tents co-founder Maurice Walsh and crew from our Los Angeles office flew out to Seattle to be a part of the magic at PAX West. The convention is dedicated to the world of games - and with it, comes a high bar for creating inventive, creative, and magical spaces. 

The Street Fair

We were tapped by Sitelines Productions to help create a "Makers Street Fair" for the launch of Kaladesh, a new collection of playing cards for the Magic: The Gathering card game. The street fair featured metal working demonstrations, Kaladesh themed body art, and fans of the series showing off their Magic: The Gathering cosplay.

With the help of Pacheco Wedding's and Events, who provided additional crew for the event, everything came together beautifully - despite the infamous Seattle rain!

Photos below from the Magic: The Gathering Facebook page

Hotbed 2016 - Cirque De Nuit

Hotbed 2016 - Cirque De Nuit

The photos from this years' Hotbed benefit are in thanks to Drew Altizer Photography, and what a night! The Hotbed Benefit is a gala hosted by the Drever Family Foundation to support charities focused on providing resources and educational opportunities to underprivileged communities. 

The Drever Family Foundation in front of Raj Tents decor at the 2015 Hotbed

Hosted by Sharon Stone

The fabulous Sharon Stone was host for the night, and her dedication to helping underprivileged children was a light shining throughout the night. The benefit supported Planet Hope:

Founded in 1993 by sisters Kelly & Sharon Stone, Planet Hope is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides help to homeless, abused, and terminally ill children. Planet Hope Programs include: Summer Camp, Educational Programs, and Prom Dresses for Prom Season, Food and Warmth Resources, Emergency Referral Programs and Hope for the Holidays.

Fabulous in Black & White with Raj Tents

The Black & White styling of our exclusive Raj Tents frame tent lining fit the theme perfectly, and created an elegant space to enjoy the evenings performance. The monochromatic colorway helped set the mood as a great backdrop to the lighting treatment which brought in an emotionally charged purple glow.

The evening festivities transformed the Giardini del Paradiso into a vintage French circus, complete with burlesque ladies on stilts, circus performers, and a man whose balance can only be described as hair-raising.

We have been a part of the Hotbed team since 2014, and every year we work with the benefit to create new and unique spaces. See some of the past years: