A Joy Wallace Presents | “The Speakeasy Club”

A Joy Wallace Presents | “The Speakeasy Club”

A Joy Wallace Presents | “The Speakeasy Club”

As guests arrived to these event they found their way into the dessert reception area through a short corridor dressed as an urban alleyway leading to the “Speakeasy”.  Vintage style posters and advertisements were affixed to faux brick walls. Faux doors and custom lighting created a unique entry to this secret urban throwback.  As guests entered the Speakeasy, they saw that  the room was divided by a sheer drape.  The AJW Design team created a custom rustic 16’ bar with a large 3d structure consisting of barrels, pipes and storage containers which resembled a spectacular faux distillery which acted as a center point for the space and a location for the main bar.

To further identify the second side of the room as the traditional “upscale” atmosphere the 1920s were known for, a spectacular gold bar was placed mirrored to its rustic counterparty where the guests could continue to enjoy libations as the band plays on. On the “rustic” side of the room, wooden barrel high top tables were accented with a simple pharmacy jar with red floral accents.  Tables on the “elegant” band side were dressed in burgundy velvet, damask and time period appropriate linens with mixed chair options to create an eclectic atmosphere.  A variety of unique centerpieces included cabaret lampshades with pearls, candles, crates with red flower accents and feathers to complete this vintage setting.

Check out the time lapse below to see the magic come together!

 

African Queen | Ocean Reef Club

African Queen | Ocean Reef Club

African Queen | Ocean Reef Club

The A Joy Wallace Design Team had the opportunity to bring the jungle to life at the the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, FL.  For this event, we brought our camera crew to film a time lapse video of how the event came together.  Textures & fabrics included leather, burlap and wood. The color palette was full of earthy tones enhanced by the mood lighting. The perimeter featured a variety of plants & trees to finish the jungle effect.  The Ocean Reef Club is a beautiful private club located in Key Largo. Part of the magic of working in design is having the opportunity to take already stylized spaces and turn them into a completely different experiences for event guests. We’re excited to share this with you via video!

Click play to take a walk on the wild side!

AJW 25th Anniversary Celebration | The Temple House

AJW 25th Anniversary Celebration | The Temple House

AJW 25th Anniversary Celebration | The Temple House

The AJW Team was so excited to throw a special celebration in honor of our 25th anniversary with over 350 friends at the Temple House in Miami Beach.  It’s not every day that an event company has the opportunity to spoil clients at an event where they have creative direction over all event aspects. From a catering standpoint, the A Joy Wallace team focused on sharing their various food service styles: stations, mini plates, action stations and more! The design focus was on flowers but also on production building through station walls, cabanas, and backdrops. The creative heads came together to create a fun-filled evening showcasing the combination of A Joy Wallace’s  food and design capabilities in a true Miami party atmosphere.  To read more about this event, click here

Vintage Chic Wedding | Fairchild Tropical Gardens

Vintage Chic Wedding | Fairchild Tropical Gardens

Vintage Chic Wedding | Fairchild Tropical Gardens

This wedding was held at the stunning Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens which is one of the most unique botanical gardens in the world.  The botanical garden showcases cycads, vines, flowering trees, rare palms, lakes and so much more.  From the moment guests walked into this venue they are instantly transported to a place of paradise, warm breezes and sweet fragrances of flowering vines.  Guests enter through the welcome center and take a stone path to the Bailey Palm Glade for the wedding ceremony.  The wedding ceremony area is a narrow garden area towards the lake.  There is natural stadium seating due to the slight incline of the land which makes seeing the bride and groom say I Do much easier for all of the guests.  The overall theme that the bride chose for her wedding was Chabby Chic.  The Bride is a huge vintage lover  and she really knew what she wanted so there really wasn’t that much research done on our end.  We just took her vision and brought it to life.  To read more about this wedding, click here.

 

Chinese New Year, Year of the Horse | Private Residence

Chinese New Year, Year of the Horse | Private Residence

Chinese New Year, Year of the Horse | Private Residence

The A Joy Wallace Design team worked hard to create a custom and elaborate build out that would really “wow” the guests from the moment they arrived to the party.  For the Year of the Horse, guests arrived at the front of the private residence and followed the rustic lantern lit path to the backyard. Upon entering the backyard, they passed through a custom built Arabian archway complete with hand painted gold scroll detail and into an Arabian Nights Dream.  Once guests made their way through the Arabian archway they found themselves in a custom interior draped tent that was lit in jewel tones of Gold, Blue, Fuchsia, Orange and Turquoise.  There were Authentic Moroccan poofs and floor pillows laid out in groupings around the perimeter of the tent with large wicker day beds for guests to lounge on while enjoying conversation and delicious food.  Beyond the tent, the AJW Design team built a custom Moroccan street scene as a backdrop for the food stations.  In addition to the Moroccan street scent was a spice market complete with a fabric awning and woven baskets of colorful spices that enhanced the overall theme of the night and allowed guests to celebrate the Year of the Horse in true Arabian Nights Style.  To read more, click here.