Thursday, October 8, 2009

A great philanthropist

At the Hilton, guests found Renee Fleming CDs at each place setting; the cover bore an image of the soprano in a copper-hued silk ensemble. "We took that image and carried it over into our print pieces and our invites," Duffy said. "Heffernan Morgan then took the invitation and transformed it into what we saw in the ballroom: a very feminine, gorgeous setting" with russet linens and draping, candles in etched hurricane globes, magnolia leaves, and blush pink roses.

A new component of this year's event was a partnership with the Glass Slipper Project, a nonprofit that donates formal attire to underprivileged women. In their programs, guests found a donation pledge card asking for items such as evening bags, jewelry, and unused makeup.

photo by Dan Rest

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