As a firm, we continue to seek out organizations that we can be a part of and offer our support to. A few years ago our staff donated clothing items to Laura’s House and our hearts were opened to this incredible organization. We chose Laura’s House because of the amazing work they do to help women escape domestic violence circumstances. Fast forward to earlier this year when our friends at Aviso Legal Group asked us to attend and participate in their annual event at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach… Maryanne of course jumped at the chance and responded with an enthusiastic, “Yes!”
Each table sponsor was in charge of designing their own centerpiece which was to be judged in three different categories against the other sponsored tables. Lori and Linda at Aviso said they wanted to capture the “Brighter Futures” theme - so of course we thought light and bright…..
We placed our lights into different sized hurricanes filled with airplants for depth. We created the Boho feel by bringing in driftwood pieces that were accented with succulents, moss and butterflies to help bring them to life. We enlisted Floral Designs by Christa Rose to create our fresh floral centerpiece. The flowers consisted of gorgeous Coral Charm Peonies, Pampas Grass, orange Pin Cushions, dried Bunny Tails, Ranunculus and Craspedia. The flowers provided a vibrant and cheerful color palette but also reflected the boho style with the addition of the dried grasses. We used a mud-cloth printed “tablecloth” (insider’s secret: this is actually a shower curtain from Target!) and added the cutest mini wall hangings from Ox and Nag as the parting gift for each place setting. Turquoise and indigo glass votives were sprinkled around the table to add a touch of sparkle. We had bone framed inspirational phrases like, “The Future is Bright” and “Wild and Free” around the table to emphasize our boho-inspired theme. Butterflies represent metamorphosis and change so we knew we wanted to have them all throughout the centerpiece. We placed them on the drift wood pieces, the frames and glass hurricanes. We were all so happy with the way all these beautiful pieces came together!
We had a fabulous time at the Luncheon seeing familiar faces and meeting new people! We spotted some beautiful jewelry on auction from our friends at International Sanctuary/Purpose Jewelry, also an amazing company with a great mission! We were so honored to be guests at this very worthy fundraiser! Thank you, Aviso Legal Group for inviting us to join you at such an incredible event! For more information on Laura’s House you can visit their website at https://www.laurashouse.org/.