This past March we had the privilege of planning The Nature Conservancy of Texas Charity Luncheon at the JW Marriott in Austin, TX. Our keynote speaker was Pete McBride a National Geographic photographer who has traveled the entire length of the Colorado River and gave a fascinating talk on how the river is one of the most diverted and heavily litigated rivers in the world.
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As this was a luncheon we didn't want to go too heavy handed with the decor. We focused on linens of an ocean blue color and ribbed texture. There were 3 distinct centerpieces to help breakup the sea of rounds in the room. 1) The terrarium centerpieces accented with large geode slices and pieces of driftwood. 2) On other tables we had large glass bowls filled with blooming water plants and river pebbles. 3) For some of the tables we took a photograph from Pete McBride traced it to create a topography map layout. Which was then layered to create a paper art centerpiece. We paired it with a large acrylic tray, sand and succulents to complete the look.
For the registration area we printed out a large scale window cling of one the main TNC conservation projects in Texas along with the TNC logo. The tables were accented with mini terrariums on pieces of reclaimed wood.
The backdrop of the stage was a custom built 18' high light box collage filled featured the Colorado River photographs of our keynote speaker and The Nature Conservancy Logo.
Thank you to Lisa Hause Photography for the photos and check out the event feature on CBS News!