Photo Credit: Studio B Photographers
Most of the time, at events, the people who plan them are rushing around, making sure things go smoothly and looking important—but once you take away their clipboards and headsets, they really know how to cut loose. Exhibit A was The B-List, a blowout held at the EpiCenter that served the dual purpose of encouraging collaboration within the wedding design business and raising money for the nonprofit Artists for Humanity.
The space was transformed into a simulacrum of Studio 54, with no fewer than three well-appointed bars pouring potent libations, food stations, loungy seating areas, a Travolta-worthy dance floor, beautiful flowers and a photo booth, to name a mere smattering of the evening’s diversions. Guests sipped, supped and shook their groove thangs, intermittently comparing notes on the industry’s latest trends. Among those on hand: the party’s creators, Natalie Pinney and Moira Thompson, calligraphy queen Meg Chaloner and her sidekick, Kate LaGarde, the super-sparkly Gregory Costa-Saint John, bearded hipster Jonathan Wiegratz, lovable shutterbug Lauren Dobish, Improper cover girl Priscilla Kwong, pixieish beauty Jennifer Rissler and the infectiously upbeat Lindsay Arenson, to name a few.
Contact info was exchanged at a dizzying pace, the evening raised a respectable chunk of change, and the overall consensus seemed to be that pretty much everything was flawless, although there were a few predictably catty remarks, like the following conversation: “Would you really have fuzzy pink pillows at your wedding?”
“No. Especially not ones that look like a cat on Distractify.”