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Gala featuring “Monochrome Sea of Red” Color Palette
by Debi Lilly

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For the American Heart Association’s “Heart Ball” annual gala, A Perfect Event brought the “Open your Heart” theme to life through a monochrome sea of red color palette. Chicago’s Navy Pier was dressed in lush spring blooms from Dutch Tulips to Charlotte and Black Velvet Roses, Spray Roses, Cymbidium Orchids, Hypericum Berry and more in every shape and size from petite crystal bud vases with ribbon accents to glowing wrought iron candle towers filled with dozens of pillars and votive candles for warm, ambient decor. Layered on dining tables, cocktail and low lounge height sofa tables were luxe red silk linens, including tone on tone layered hues with coordinating runners for added texture and depth.

About the Author

Celebrity party planner and author, Debi Lilly believes in elegant and easy design ideas for all. She is on a one woman mission to inspire, educate, and share her twenty years of party planning and stylist tips, tricks and DIY designs to elevate celebrations for any occasion, everywhere, coast to coast.  Working for more than ten years with The Oprah Winfrey Show as Oprah’s “Favorite Pro”, she planned Oprah’s on air live birthday party celebration and designed florals, décor, styling and gifts for countless shows. A remarkable talent, Lilly is committed to the personalization of every event for clients including Miss Winfrey, Dom Perignon, Moet Hennessy, Bentley, Lamborghini, Harry Winston, Cartier, Bulgari, Leo Burnett and more. Lilly prides herself on being involved in all aspects of her events, from her own custom stationery, invitations and floral design to tabletops and gifting.