Great Gatsby Cocktail Party at A Classic Party Rental


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We had the pleasure of working with Anne Rogers, from Anne Rogers Productions, to design our showroom for the winter season. We were thrilled to find out Anne wanted to showcase a Great Gatsby themed event! View pics of our showroom here.

Meet the Designer | Anne Rogers Productions

1) How did you get started as an event planner and designer? How long have you been in the industry?

“My career started in New York City producing fashion shows and working on events in the fashion industry. When I moved back to Indianapolis to raise my kids, I started producing and planning events about five years ago.”

2) Do you primarily plan weddings or corporate events?

“The majority of my work has planning social events, milestone birthdays, bar/bat mitzvahs, and weddings. I intend to do more corporate events in the future.”

3) What was your inspiration behind the Great Gatsby theme?

“My inspiration for the Gatsby design was the fashion from the 1920s. The style from this time period is so glamorous, but also very modern. It is very current in the fashion magazines right now. There is also the upcoming remake of The Great Gatsby with Leonardo Dicaprio and Carey Mulligan. I felt the graphics, music, and fashion in the movie trailer were very exciting and set the tone perfectly for a glamorous and decadent affair.”

4) Tell us a little bit about your design thought process? How did you choose the color palette, linens, china, etc.?

“I wanted the A Classic tablescape to convey a sense of luxury and opulance but still read and feel like springtime, so I chose colors and linens that had a chalky pastel. For the lead table, I chose a silver bengaline fabric with texture to set off the gold flatware and china. Accents of gold make it feel modern with bold and graphic black candles.”

5) If you were to plan a Great Gatsby themed event again, are there any design aspects you would do differently?

“I would use real flowers, not silk.”

6) What wedding trends are you beginning to see this year? Do you think Downton Abbey and Great Gatsby will be prevalent?

“Downton Abbey and The Great Gatsby will definitely have an influence on wedding trends this year as they have become such a part of our popular culture. Old world glamour with accents from the 1920s and playful patterns are also a trend in 2013. I have been seeing Moroccan and chevron patterns in linen, invitations, and backdrops. Layers of soft pastels with accents of gray will be big in 2013. I also see natural elements, such as branches or flowers, being used to contrast elegant items like chandeliers.”

7) When planning an event, what aspects are most important to you?

“When I plan an event, the overall tone and feel should be seamless and reflect the personality of the hostess or couple. I place high emphasis on setting the scene with a great invitation, great textures, linens, and lighting. I assemble the best team to provide superior service and create an inspired event that is timeless, but with modern sensibility.”

Contact Anne if you need help planning your wedding, birthday party, or any other special event! 
Designer Info:
Anne Rogers Productions | 317-417-5747 | 1101 East 54th Street Studio E | Indpls, IN 46220

Creative Partners for the Great Gatsby Themed Event:

Table Decor, Table Settings, Linens & Chairs | A Classic Party Rental
Stationary | Pomp & Polish. LLC.
Floral | The Empty Vase
Cake | Heavenly Sweets
Vintage Furniture | Violet Vintage
Video Production | Indy Visual
Photographer | Erin Hession Photography

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