In 2009, the Governors Ball took a slightly less “overdone” approach. It may not look like it—but in comparison to the 2010 Governors Ball, which we talked about yesterday, and the 2008 Governors Ball, which we will see tomorrow, it is the most scaled down version. However this does not mean plain or ordinary. The theme for this year’s ball was to create a zen atmosphere, as shown with its bonsai like centerpieces, bamboo shadows on the ceilings and serene lighting. Once again, I love the different table dynamic—consisting of rectangle and square tables this year showcasing the dimension of the design (and room) with alternating tall and low centerpieces.
Square tables featured a simple sculpted tree centerpiece with votive candles at the base, as the rectangle tables were adorned in satin with a sheer applique runner with three varied centerpieces in its center. Other rectangle tables featured small square lamps with one centerpiece. This is completely attainable for any event.
This has to be one of my favorite parts of 2009’s ball—the bar/cocktail area. First, how could you not fall in love with the hanging parasols with varied colors and designs. If you are looking for something to do in your tent, but the hanging crystals or chandeliers are not for you, this is a great alternative. The area is kept clean and simple with lounge seating, a few cocktail tables (LOVE those linens) and bamboo trees. even the bar itself is a work of art, with its Asian influenced structures and lighting to complete it.