When Tuscany meets Denver

When the Red Cross approached SKYLIGHT’s planning team about helping design their Donor Appreciation Event in July, we were thrilled!

They originally posed a garden theme with lanterns and bright blooms, but after digging deeper into their vendor list, which included an Italian caterer, we proposed a Tuscan Garden theme to better tie it all together. The Red Cross team loved the idea, so we got to work!

As guests entered the front door through, they walked through an arch of overgrown greenery, and were escorted outside for cocktails on the back patio.

SKYLIGHT rented wine barrel umbrellas, faux olive trees, and a rustic earth-tone lounge to go with the Tuscan theme. Lale Florals adorned patterned cocktail table linens with terracotta vases filled with herbs, all to make guests feel like they had been transported to the Italian wine country!

On their way inside for dinner, guests walked under a fun installation of thrifted baskets, and sat at a table layered with an ivory hemstitch runner and assorted greenery & herbs.

Cranelli’s catering provided a delicious spread of pastas and other Italian dishes for donors to enjoy while tuning into the program. 

This Italian soirée was one that we and the Red Cross will never forget!

Looking for help bringing your event’s vision to life? SKYLIGHT offers a la carte design and planning services for corporate and non-profit clients! Learn more about our planning services here, and contact us at [email protected] for more information.

Venue, Planning & Beverage: SKYLIGHT
Florals: Lale Florals  
Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals
Catering: Cranelli’s