ABOUT US: Our Retail Boutique Has Moved!

June 2, 2016

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FINALLY! We are happy to announce that our new Evantine Design retail store is OPEN! We invite you to stop by and take a look at all the gorgeous fresh flowers and fine gifts we have available. Where is this cool new place, you ask? 

ADDRESS: 715 Walnut Street, Philadelphia (just off Washington Square)

HOURS: Open Monday through Saturday from 10am-6pm

PHONE: 215-790-2576

Please stop in and ‪#‎shopevantine‬!

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Evantine Design, 715 Walnut Street, Philadelphia (just off Washington Square)

Open Monday through Saturday from 10am-6pm

215-790-2576


COMMUNITY: Philadelphia Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival

May 9, 2016

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LOOKING BACK TO LAST WEEK’S PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE’S WINE + FOOD FESTIVAL at Lincoln Financial Field.

Held in Lincoln Financial Field’s stylish SCA Club, this year’s #PHLWineFest was another exciting event for Philly foodies! With more than 650 samplings of exclusive wines from around the world and delicious food offered from Philadelphia’s most popular restaurants including 1100 Social, Amada, Bank & Bourbon, Birchtree Catering, Crow and the Pitcher, Davio’s, Fat Jack’s, Laurel, Revolution Taco, this was one of the biggest city celebrations of the year! A portion of the event proceeds benefited Daisy Days, a month long campaign to raise funds and awareness for research and patient care programs at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

As usual, Evantine Design was thrilled to be part of this exciting community event!

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Many thanks to our hardworking design team, led by Dean Springman, for all the detailed work this type of complex event required, most particularly, the graphic design and artwork. Well done #teamEvantine!


FASHION: Philadelphia University Fashion Show 2016

April 22, 2016

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TAKING FASHION TO ANOTHER LEVEL. With 1000+ Lucite chairs, some high tech stage production and the best cutting edge fashion designers in Philadelphia, this year’s Philadelphia University Fashion Show 2016 was a knock out event! Every year the students at PhilaU inspire the rest of the fashion world with their creativity and passion for fashion design. This year was no different with a combined audience of more than 1,800 industry representatives, alumni and friends in attendance at the show. Inspired by the students’ fabulous designs, the Evantine Design team, lead by our very own event planner Robert Canada, couldn’t be more thrilled to design the environment, set the stage and call the show. Bravo Robert on another production well done!

{Photos courtesy of Eventions Productions and Robert Canada for Evantine Design}

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We Can’t Keep it to Ourselves, Our Flower Boutique is Moving!

March 30, 2016

Evantine Design Floral Shop and Gift Boutique is Moving to Washington Square Philadelphia

NOW YOU KNOW OUR EXCITING NEWS! Seems almost like a birth announcement, and frankly, it feels kinda like that!

AFTER TWENTY YEARS at The Rittenhouse Hotel, EVANTINE, our floral boutique and fine gift store, is moving across town to a BIGGER and BETTER location! Of course, we are grateful beyond words for the patronage and support of the residents of The Rittenhouse Hotel and Condominiums, as well as the Rittenhouse Square community. But it’s time to move on to something new on another square…

OUR NEW STORE will be located at 715 Walnut Street in the Washington Square neighborhood near trendy restaurants, swanky apartment buildings, historic townhouses, and other chic boutiques. Our new cool digs will offer more of what you love about EVANTINE, custom fresh florals and beautiful plants, as well as stylish novelty items and wonderful fine gifts for the home.

BUT WE’RE NOT OPEN JUST YET! Someday soon, VERY SOON! We promise. We’re still working hard, getting our amazing inventory on the shelves and our luscious flowers flown in from around the world. We’ll let you know when you can stop by for a visit. And, right about that same time we’ll be re-launching our EVANTINE DESIGN website! Everything at once! of course. Is there any other way?

Until then, watch for our updates on social media via hashtag #shopEvantine.

With much love and gratitude,

Brian Kappra, Creative Director


A BIRTHDAY BLOW OUT AT THE LOGAN PHILADELPHIA

February 24, 2016

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT!

by Brian Kappra, Creative Director & Owner

Just a little over a month ago we did just that with a big birthday blowout at The Logan, Philadelphia’s newest, sexiest and chicest hotel.

Attached is a short video highlight reel of this most amazing celebration, the first big “do” since the hotel opened. A video created, once again, by the uber-talented team at CinemaCake and in which you can see, frame by frame in super fast speed, the total transformation of the space. You can also witness the shock and awe on the face of the guest of honor, as well as on the faces of her guests. They were BLOWN AWAY!

No, it wasn’t the biggest event in terms of guest count; nor was it an elegant, black tie party. What it was, however, was a complicated combination of food and beverage, event design and entertainment meticulously planned with a strict timeline and many moving parts. To say that The Logan exceeded our expectations seems too weak a statement. I’m STILL amazed at how the entire team at The Logan – folks whom I’ve worked with for years {and years} when the property was the Four Seasons, and those who’ve just come on board – worked as one high energy unit to pull off the best party in years. When we, as event planners, get to plan the entire menu, working with amazing chefs and culinary artists like the ones at The Logan, as well as design two new gorgeous ballrooms around revolving talent and hand picked entertainment we selected for the birthday girl, like Taylor Dane, a hot Boys Tribute Band and more… well, let’s just say, it’s a dream job to orchestrate!

What an incredible experience it was for everyone! Enjoy the film.

 


PLANNING: Celebrate the Joy of Just Being Engaged

January 8, 2016

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The holidays are behind us now and “engagement season” is now officially open! All kidding aside, we congratulate all the newly engaged couples out there and wish you, and your families, much joy during this precious time. But, please, if we could suggest anything to you as wedding planners who have seen it all and then some, PLEASE take the time to enjoy your engagement. Treasure the wedding planning journey for it is more than trying on gowns and tasting cakes. We love seeing happy couples and their families sitting around our conference table; couples who are thoroughly enjoying themselves instead of collapsing under the pressure of weighty expectations.

The careful planning of your wedding is not something to rush through or feel stressed out about. Embrace it. Enjoy it. Savor it. Look at it as a transitional time for you and your beloved to start working together as your own family unit, and for your families to work together as a team. Share your dreams with each other. Include your families in the conversation. Listen to each other. Acknowledge what is important to each of you in sharing the celebration with others. Be willing to compromise or offer realistic alternatives. Trust each other, as well as the experienced professionals you choose to work with on this milestone occasion. Honor each other’s individuality and treasure the unexpected creativity that springs forth during the process.

Being engaged alone is something to celebrate! Planning a wedding is amazing, truly. But marriage, well, MARRIAGE is a beautiful thing if you let it bloom.

{Photo courtesy of Michael Spain-Smith}


A Beautiful Ballroom Reveal for Janey, Andrew and Evantine

January 6, 2016

POWERFUL MOMENTS, TRANSFORMATIVE EXPERIENCES.

That’s what we want to create for our clients no matter what type of event we’re designing for you.

This moment of speechlessness and joy, captured so beautifully by David & Blonnie photo + cinema, says it all and speaks to our hearts as creative professionals. The Sneak, the Peek, or the Ballroom Reveal. No matter how you label it, it’s just a few minutes of privacy in an otherwise jammed wedding day. Wrangling our brides and grooms out of their cocktail reception and away from their guests is never easy, but as you can see, those few stolen moments are worth it! Seeing the ballroom in all its romantic glory is appreciated by all. Particularly after we’ve talked and dreamed about the flowers (and linens, and candles, and dance floor, and lighting, and chairs) for months!

MAGIC MOMENTS FOR WEDDING PLANNERS.

But aside from the stunned amazement enjoyed by our clients, what a gorgeous moment for us at Evantine Design! As Janey and Andrew’s wedding planners, event designers and overall partners in crime, there is nothing more heartwarming than to share these moments with them. In addition to feeling that whoosh! of relief that the design is loved, we got just as blurry-eyed and mushy-brained as they did!

We thank Janey and Andrew, as well as their families, for including us in yet another family celebration.


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