I joked around in 2012 that I went 8 straight months without more than a couple days off, but I now realize that wasn’t really a joke! I had the honor of coordinating some really fantastic weddings and events in 2012 and I’ll give you just a quick rundown…
I helped 7 couples down the aisle, including huge blowouts at the Franklin Institute and Peche, my second romp at the Philadelphia Horticulture Center, and even a backyard celebration COVERED in lanterns and candles. One couple called me only 2 WEEKS before their wedding, and I was able to help them out of the weeds and take over all the logistics and details of their DIY wedding.
Myself, along with Canary Promotions and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, threw a party to celebrate the second year winners of the Knight Arts Challenge. We took over the Great Stair Hall of the Philadelphia Art Museum and gave away $2.76 million… well, the Knight Foundation gave away $2.76 million. I just made sure the stage was set and the hors d’oeuvres were hot. 🙂
I had a whirlwind year with the Association for Public Art. Starting in April and going through October, I helped them throw an outdoor tango party at Logan Circle, inflated 7-foot balloons to float above some of the great public art up and down the Ben Franklin Parkway, and capped the year off with the incredible “Open Air” installation featuring world-renowned artist (and all around fun guy) Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. If you were within 10 miles of Philadelphia and didn’t see the giant robotic searchlights of “Open Air,” I can only assume you were on vacation for a whole month. Check out just some of the awesome press and photos here, here, and here.
2013 is already shaping up to be a great year full of weddings and non-profit events. I lead a truly blessed life and look forward to planning, coordinating, organizing, and otherwise facilitating so many more wonderful events this year!