Brian Kappra to be Honored at Cancer Support Community Gala

April 19, 2017

 

Honoring Dedication and Generosity

We are tremendously proud to announce that our very own BRIAN KAPPRA, President and Creative Director of Evantine Design, will be honored at this year’s Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia’s Annual Evening in the Park Gala! To know Brian at all is to know what a generous spirit he is, regularly offering his time, product and dedication to supporting local organizations such as the CSCGP. This year’s Gala takes place on May 4th — and, although it says “gala” it’s not black tie. Rather, it’s a fun, tapas-style cocktail party that focus on music, art and friendship. Read more below…

About the Cancer Support Community

If you are not familiar with the Cancer Support Community, their mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Their programs and daily support is vital to anyone facing cancer head on. In fact, the Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia provides 150+ free social and emotional cancer support programs EACH MONTH!

The 19th Annual “An Evening in the Park” Gala

This year’s Gala co-chairs Iliana Strauss and Wendy H. Rosen invite you to join them on May 4th, 2017 at 6:00pm for an Evening in the Park on the grounds of the Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia at the Suzanne Morgan Center at Ridgeland.

We Congratulate This Year’s Honorees

Mr. & Mrs. John Green and Family, Members of CSCGP at Gilda’s Club

Gerald L. Messerschmidt, M.D., FACP, Chief Medical Officer, Precision Oncology, Attending Pysician, Lankenau Medical Associates

Mr. Brian Kappra, President & Creative Director, Evantine Design

Interested in Attending the Event?

REGISTER HERE to attend the Gala, or, if you are unable to attend, just click right HERE to make a donation. Why? Because the Cancer Support Community is committed to making sure no one has to face cancer alone.

Event: The 19th Annual Evening in the Park Gala

Where: The  Suzanne Morgan Center at Ridgeland, 4100 Chamounix Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19131

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6:00 PM

Thank You for Your Support

We would love to see you there so get your tickets to attend the GALA before it’s too late!

Looking Back to Allie & Jordan’s Magnificent Bellevue Wedding

December 27, 2016

WE’RE LOOKING BACK over our crazy-amazing year of events and weddings. WOW. Hard to believe we managed to produce such a diverse collection of parties and celebrations in 2016! Our best year ever, and that’s saying a lot since we’ve been designing events for over 30 years now.

As we make our own year-end review, we’ll be sharing some of the most memorable events here on the blog. Starting with this magnificent day we planned and designed for Allie and Jordan at The Hyatt at The Bellevue. Not only was Allie breathtaking in her fashion-forward gown, but the entire room was moved to tears by the sentimental words of love shared during their wedding ceremony. Snowballing right into more laughter and tears as the toasts were made during the wedding reception. Clearly, this was a love story not only shared between Allie and Jordan, but with their family and friends too.

What a privilege and joy for Evantine Design to be a part of it! Mazel tov again to the happy couple!

{Video courtesy of CinemaCake Filmmakers}


TASTE: A Food Tasting Isn’t Optional in Party Planning

December 8, 2016

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Food is part of the entertainment…

One very important, and always challenging-but-exciting, aspect of what we do here at Evantine Design is menu design and planning. Each event we design and produce has unique requirements for food, beverage, display, and service. As a result, we are always looking to create the NEXT exciting food experience for our clients!

A food tasting that wowed…

To that end, earlier this week we were treated to an absolutely exquisite tasting, right here in our design studio. One of our favorite New York caterers created an open kitchen in our floral studio that gave us a chance to see all the culinary magic come to life as each plate was made. It also afforded us the opportunity to ask questions of the chef and culinary team. We are collaborating on many upcoming projects with this caterer in the 2017-2018 event season and it was great fun introducing them to our client in such an interactive fashion!

Only crumbs remained…

We took just a few photos of the food tasting as we were just too busy eating all the delicious food! But as you can see, the chef really pulled out all the tasty stops for us… {nom, nom, nom}

The table is set for the food tasting...

The table is set for the food tasting…

Our floral design studio became an open kitchen...

Our floral design studio became an open kitchen…

A sirloin beef slider with 3 pepper ketchup that was insane, with homemade chips...

We enjoyed a sirloin beef slider with 3 pepper ketchup that was insane, with homemade chips…

Persian Cucumber with Yellowfin Tuna, black olive, caperberry...

Persian Cucumber with Yellowfin Tuna, black olive, caperberry…

Event Planner Paige Dietz tasting the Truffle Grilled Cheese with smoked tomato jam...

Event Planner Paige Dietz tasting the Truffle Grilled Cheese with smoked tomato jam…

Paige loving her Kippered Salmon hors d’oeuvre before we could photograph it...

Paige loving her Kippered Salmon hors d’oeuvre before we could photograph it…

Event Planner Robert Canada, who has dropped his phone one too many times, helps document the tasting...

Event Planner Robert Canada, who has dropped his phone one too many times, helps document the tasting…

An amazing Frank en Croute with spicy mustard...

An amazing Frank en Croute with spicy mustard…

A Citrus Roasted Baby Carrots – Blood orange, puffed rice, parsley-honey dressing...

A Citrus Roasted Baby Carrots – Blood orange, puffed rice, parsley-honey dressing…

The chef plating up the carrot salad...

The chef plating up the carrot salad…

Market Beets with heirloom Apples – SO GOOD.

Market Beets with heirloom Apples – SO GOOD.

Herb roasted beef tenderloin with butternut squash polenta, bordelaise sauce... ahhh-mazing...

Herb roasted beef tenderloin with butternut squash polenta, bordelaise sauce… ahhh-mazing…

Applewood Smoked Chicken Roulade – So smoky and delicious. Served with Cauliflower farrotto, Spinach, Braised Cipollini...

Applewood Smoked Chicken Roulade – So smoky and delicious. Served with Cauliflower farrotto, Spinach, Braised Cipollini…

...and with a rich and mind-blowing Chocolate Bomb for dessert.

…and with a rich and mind-blowing Chocolate Bomb for dessert.

 


Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2016

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING! We’re setting the table for one of our dearest clients, and then, we’re off to celebrate the holiday with our own families. But first, a note of gratitude to all of you.

THANK YOU for sharing with us your family celebrations, charitable works and company successes. It’s an honor today, tomorrow, and every day to follow…

ENJOY the day! XO

With gratitude, #TeamEvantine


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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