February 09, 2017
We love the first few weeks of the events calendar because it gives us a chance to get back into the swing of things in a more relaxed manner and ensure that everything is ‘just so’ in time for our busier months in Spring and Summer. A key part of this is preparing a couple of showcase events for regular clients and to this end, we were hugely looking forward to the annual showcase at the Tower of London! Last year’s was sublime but what would this year’s gathering bring?
With the theme being ‘Plant Your Palace’ and ‘Let Your Event Grow’, we knew that we had to incorporate flowers in some form. Wanting as many people to see our efforts as possible, we decided to hire two stilt walkers to stroll about the Tower of London’s New Armouries in bespoke flowery costumes. They looked absolutely stunning and were a huge hit with attendees looking to snap that perfect photo for Instagram!
As with all good events, we decided that a sprinkling of music was needed as well and dispatched a number of fabulous bands and groups to keep the entertainment going throughout the evening. Upon arrival, guests were greeted by the dulcet tones of the Dukebox Singers, an all-female a cappella trio that were a perfect fit for the Tower of London before the great and the good from the events world were entertained by Booth Street West in the White Tower! One of the most famous castle keeps in the world, it is a truly awe-inspiring part of this world famous venue and the band’s songs immediately helped guests to get in the mood for the evening’s proceedings.
A lot of showcases are network-style evenings with attendees free to wander about the venue. Not so at the Tower of London showcase! A sit down dinner was marvellously provided by Rhubarb - be amazed by those photos of the puddings! - and the venue itself had been beautifully decorated by Fisher Productions with Great Hire’s furniture and Lavender Green’s flowers all amplifying the stunning main room. As for the entertainment, guests were treated to magic whilst they ate, with top magician Gareth performing card tricks and many more besides! When it came to the music, Gypsy Dynamite’s guitar duo provided a fabulous few sets of gypsy jazz before the main event of the evening.
The Ember Trio are one of the most in demand entertainment acts in the industry today with their cover of Sia having gone viral all over the world. They performed a medley of songs throughout their fifteen minute set that absolutely wowed the audience and we can’t quite do justice to the proceedings from words alone. Have a look at this video to see their fabulous ability and definitely check out their sensational videos on YouTube. They really are an act to be reckoned with and are surely the perfect for your corporate event or private party in 2017.
All in all, we had a fantastic time at the Tower of London and give thanks to the many suppliers and guests who attended. It was wonderful to be in such an iconic venue for the evening and our huge thanks also go to Holly Clark Photography for her superb photography. Entertainment has never looked so good!
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By Henry Fosdike