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Event Designer Profile: Alison Hotchkiss of Alison Events

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Create outdoor “rooms” -- such as the buffet, lounge, or dance floor -- by hanging  curtains to block off certain areas of your reception space.
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Use fabric to create a focus. Here, Alison gave the walls of this reception lounge area an eye-catching look with a graphic yellow tent liner.
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Mix-and-match patterns on tent liners create an eclectic atmosphere.
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Want an original look for an outdoor wedding reception? Try quirky décor, like this living room set Alison covered in moss for a whimsical, organic look.
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Garden orbs create a contemporary look when used in multitude.
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For a clever twist on table cards, Alison formed the table numbers out of Mexican charms attached to a block of wood.
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For a wedding reception near a pool or pond, dress up the space with floating floral pomanders. Oversized pink ones create a romantic and modern look.
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Alison believes in catering to her crowd! Keep kids occupied (and give their parents a break!) by creating a “kids tent” with crafts, games, and –- most importantly –- a babysitter. Hanging 3-D stars give the room a kid-friendly atmosphere.

Event Designer Profile: Alison Hotchkiss of Alison Events

San Francisco-based event designer Alison Hotchkiss of Alison Events believes in creating a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere for wedding guests.
For this reception, Alison livened up an outdoor wedding with chic ceremony seating -- wooden benches adorned with vivid pillows.

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