The glamour of the 1950s was the theme for the Irvine Company Office Properties 2013 Awards. This yearly event highlights the division’s achievements, and to honor their successes, Jennifer and the SAVVY team set out to produce not so much a party, but an experience, transporting attendees to a time when big band music defined an era.
Held at the Lyon Air Museum, guests were welcomed to jazz and swing tunes the moment they stepped into the venue. Vintage cars and warplanes displayed throughout the space made for the perfect (and not to mention impressive!) backdrop. Irvine Company executives and event staff dressed the part by donning pilot uniforms and Rosie the Riveter jumpsuits, setting the tone for what would be a fun, celebratory evening.
The awards ceremony kicked off with a grand entrance made by the Irvine Company Office Properties executives. Dressed as pilots, the executives were escorted to the hangar via a B-25 airplane, and entered through the open hangar doors that led directly to the stage as the soundtrack from Top Gun played in the background.
Upon the conclusion of the ceremony, SAVVY staff quickly transformed the ceremony space into a lounge and dining area, styled according to the theme with vintage furniture and props. Thank Goodness It’s Sofia (TGIS) Catering offered something for everyone, from crabcake sliders to pancetta and truffle mac and cheese. Dessert included ice cream from Sweet Lucie’s and made-to-order doughnuts from The Fry Girl.
In addition to dining and socializing, guests explored the museum and took advantage of the evening’s special access inside a vintage American Airlines DC-3 cockpit.
As a parting gift, guests made personalized flipbooks, provided by A Little Scene. Props including mustaches, glasses, and red bandanas encouraged everyone to tap into their inner child in front of the video camera, which would then use the movement to produce a flipbook. From the venue to the styling to the personalized touches, Jennifer and her team succeeded in delivering a fun, one-of-a-kind evening.