photographer: Kehoe Designs | décor: Kehoe Designs | venue: Sheraton Grand Chicago
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Add Sparkle to Every Event — Iridescent Décor is Here to Stay

There’s a reason why diamonds are a girl’s best friend. At PartySlate, we love anything that sparkles — especially iridescent décor. These 12 celebrations bring on the glimmer from dance floor to ceiling installation. Trust us: Disco balls, sequin linens, and crystal beading are just the tip of the glittering iceberg. Whether you are hosting a lavish gala or an intimate wedding, there is no such thing as too much sparkle.

It’s Crystal Clear — This Wedding was Dreamy

photographer: Rachel Bush

This boho-themed wedding was a photographer’s dream with ombré tablescapes, cascading floral installations, and a watercolor-inspired dance floor. We especially love how a geode wedding cake and jewel-toned glassware brought additional sparkle to this glittering affair.

photographer: Rachel Bush |planner: Evoke Design & Creative | décor: Exquisite Events and Floral Design and Syzygy | venue: The Goldfish Barn Event Center | rental: Aisha Malik and Nuage Designs | av & technology: Vinny DiGiorgio and All Stage & Sound | videographer: Brook Bush | entertainment:  Carbone Entertainment, Surprise Attack, and DJ Ryan Kersey | caterer: Hempen Hill and Lara Halabi | transportation Premier International Transportation

Take a Shine to Your Surroundings

photographer: Miichael Blitch

Geometric mirrored-walls, futuristic furniture, and an iridescent dance floor made this Tampa Gala a dreamscape of silver and shimmer. Performers wore sparkling costumes while guests enjoyed lustrous cocktails — because there really is no such thing as too much glitter.

photographer: Photography by Avery | planner: Tracie Domino Events | décor: MMD Events | venue: Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina | entertainment: Michele Pesce, Event Show Productions, and Chris Isaak | photobooth: Flipbook Creations | caterer: Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, The Grand Bevy, Tito’s Vodka, Pepin Distributing, Breakthrough Beverage, Eddie V’s Primie Seafood, Mini Doughnut Factory, PDQ, Irish 31, Renew IV Wellness, and Cafe Ala Carte

Opals are (Also) a Girl’s Best Friend

photographer: Nelson Lee

Opalescent backdrops paired with iridescent uplighting for a stunning aesthetic at this Kérastase collection launch. We adore how shimmering rollerblades and skateboards added additional twinkle (and creative photoshoot props) for this eye-catching event.

 photographer: Nelson Lee | planner & décor: Patrick J Clayton Productions | venue: Appear Hear Mansion | rental: Taylor Creative Inc. | caterer: Black Flour Crepes

I Got Disco Babe

photographer: Osh Images

The world’s most glamorous diva (Cher, of course) received a glamorous Broadway debut with giant disco balls, mylar fringe, and mirrored backdrops. A vast tasseled chandelier took our breath away — and almost stole the show.

photographer: Osh Images | planner: Apotheosis Events | environmental design: TINSEL Experiential | venue: Pier Sixty | rentals: Luxe Event Rentals | a/v technology: L&M Sound and Light | photo booth: The Bosco

Party Like it’s 1969

photographer: Kehoe Designs

Disco balls, lava lamps, and a slinky ceiling installation made this corporate soirée a night to remember. If we had any reservations about dancing, the psychedelic dance floor quickly changed our minds.

photographer: Kehoe Designs | décor: Kehoe Designs | venue: Sheraton Grand Chicago

Peer into a Crystal Ball

photographer: The Mamones

The orchids were glowing, lucite seating was shimmering, and crystal balls were reflecting on mirrored table tops. This unique corporate event even featured greeters decked out in LED attire. 

photography: The Mamones | planner: Jennifer Zabinski Events | décor: Todd Events | venue: Gilley’s | a/v technology: See Hear Productions | caterer: G Texas Catering | entertainment: Élan Artists

(G)listen Up: Light-up Balloons Add instant Glamour  

photographer: Tell Draper Photography

This Bat Mitzvah dazzles us with LED balloons and teal uplighting. An archway of iridescent balloons gave guests a ‘Grammable entrance worth sharing again and again.

photography: Tell Draper Photography | planner: Events By Tess | décor: Balloons by Tommy, LLC | venue: Maggiano’s Old Orchard | rentals: Hall’s Rental Service, Inc and Windy City Linen | entertainment: A-Z Entertainment, Ltd.

A Desert Mirage We’d Happily Go Astray For

photographer: Tuan B & Co

Wish Upon a Wedding’s annual gala, at which PartySlate was a sponsor, convinced us that the desert is a good place to lounge. Other glittery décor — like Crystal beaded centerpieces, a mirrored wedding cake, and silvery place settings — kept us swooning throughout the evening as we learned about the couples who were gifted weddings by this generous organization.

photography: Tuan B & Co | organization: Wish Upon a Wedding | décor: Ashland Addison Floral and Event Decor, Atmosphere Events Group, Flowers for Dreams, Ella & Rose, Willrett Flower Co., Zuzu’s Petals, Revel Decor, Taylor & Co, Yanni Design Studio, and Vale of Enna | venue: Revel Fulton Market |lighting: Frost Chicago |rentals: Hall’s Rental Service, Inc, BBJ Linen, Blue Peak Tents, Bowery & Bash, Nuage Designs | caterer: Dipsy Desserts, Limelight Catering, and Vanille | entertainment: BeatMix Music | entertainment: videographer: Hunter Floyd Films

Puttin’ on the Glitz

photographer: Natasha Moustache

This DJ turned up the volume (and the shimmer) at this Boston gala. Purple-sequin throw pillows and a crystal-beaded room divider made the space dazzle from every angle.

photographer: Natasha Moustache | planner & décor: TYGER | Event Design + Production |venue: Boston Center for the Arts | caterer: Gourmet Caterers

Sazeracs, Manhattans, and Sparkling Champagnes

photographer: Gustavo Campos

Reflective disco balls, starlight projection mapping, and a mirrored dance floor kept this party on fire. This iridescent bar facade meant adults were also able to indulge in the glitz and glamour.

photographers: Michael Jurick Photography & Gustavo Campos | planner: Florie Huppert Design | venue: West Rock Events | rentals: Bubble NYC Event Rental Furnishings & Something Different Party Rental | a/v technology: Fusion Productions | caterer: Altamarea Group and Thomas Preti Events to Savor | entertainment: Total Entertainment | photo booth: Shake and Share Media

Glitter-Bomb us to Smithereens, We Don’t Mind

photographer: Stark Studios

The giant disco ball wasn’t the only thing shining at this glitter bomb-themed Bat Mitzvah. The sparkling linens and glittering votives made the dining experience one for the picture books. 

photographer: Stark Studios | planner: Lisa Ivler Events | décor: Flower Power Designs | venue: 4Sixty6 Caterers | caterer: 4Sixty6 Caterers | entertainment: Total Entertainment

Start the New Year Off Right with Plenty of Sparkle

photographer: Bob & Dawn Davis Photography & Design

An iridescent ceiling installation almost stole the show at this New Year’s Eve wedding. Of course, the bride was even more stunning — and just as dazzling with sequined high heels, diamond jewelry, and a glittering clutch. 

photographer: Bob & Dawn Davis Photography & Design | planner: Reva Nathan & Associates | décor: HMR Designs and Frost Chicago | venue: Four Seasons Hotel Chicago | entertainment: Rendezvous Music