Backdrops in Music City TSE2014

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Paris Eiffel Tower 5 Night Backdrop at TSE2014

Despite the cold weather, the Special Event Show in Nashville, TN was a big success for us. As always, it was great connecting with old and new event professionals.  The hosting venue, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, was an amazing setting for such a great event.  In my opinion the word “huge” is the best way to describe such a magnificent property. It boasts over 2,800 guest rooms, climate-controlled glass atriums that enclose all sorts of restaurants and shops, as well as a river and garden with several pathways and bridges.  At times, I even felt as if I was at Disneyland.

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At our booth, our Black & White Ballroom Backdrop and our Twenties Backdrop, both inspired by the movie the Great Gatsby, were showcased back to back.  In addition, once again we sponsored the performing stage and displayed our Paris Eiffel Tower 5 Night backdrop which was a match made in heaven with Cort’s TSE Live Attendee Lounge featuring their Napoleon Collection.   Their theme was “Viva La Revolucion.”

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We’d like to congratulate Leesa Phipps, of Distinctive Events, for winning our Free Backdrop Rental Raffle. Thank you everyone who stopped by our booth and registered.  See you next year in Anaheim, CA!

Stage Backdrops Help Set The Stage

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Not sure on how to dress up your stage?  Our stage backdrops allow for any AV companies to offer a wow factor to their clients, especially if their budget does not allow for an LED screen.  Instead of boring black drapes or any color for that matter (my personal opinion), pitch them the idea of a themed backdrop according to the event or their presentation topic.  At the very least if the presentation is dull the audience will appreciate a beautiful backdrop to look at.  Backdrops is a cost effective way to add value to your contracts and create a one of a kind space for your clients.  It’s easier for people to understand the visual impact backdrops can create if they are able to see past examples so make sure you have a library of photos to share with them on hand.

We recently transformed the Celebration Hall Stage at Market Creeks Events and Venues in San Diego, CA with our Twenties 5 Backdrop for the San Diego NACE November Meeting and Annual Showcase.  Market Creek Events & Venues offers a collection of indoor and outdoor spaces to fit all types of events whether it be an intimate gathering to a large-scale conference. All their venues incorporate multicultural art and design, presentation technology and environmentally-friendly operations. Setup was scheduled for the same day of the vendor showcase.  The  venue made it hassle free for everyone by allowing access through the front doors of the Celebration Hall.  Aside from carrying the pipe and base by hand it took one quick cart trip to bring in our  gear.  Below is a quick outline of my total setup time and the equipment I used.

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  • Setup Time: 20 minutes
  • Backdrop Name:  Twenties 5A Backdrop
  • Backdrop Size:  20’ W X 10’ H
  • Hardware:  Pipe & Base (3 uprights, 2 cross bars and 3 bases)
  • Miscellaneous:   Scissors / Box Cutter / Zip Ties (clear)
  • Man Power: 1 man team (myself)

Almost immediately after hanging the backdrop it created a stunning environment.  And even though the meeting wasn’t themed to anything specific it gave it visual interest and helped add decor.  A few lights were added for ambience by the venues AV team and Tim Altbaum Productions; a gobo projecting a moon and stars and a few up lights around the hall.  And even though the vendor showcase wasn’t themed the backdrop added character to the event.

We carry a large selection of stage backdrops for any size event.  Please keep us in mind for all your backdrop needs. For local customers we also offer pipe and base rentals.

What other suggestions do you have for setting the stage?

Hart of Dixie Halloween Masquerade Party

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Anyone a fan of Hart of Dixie? Our Palace Interior Gold Backdrops were featured in Season 3 Episode 4 – Help Me Make It Through The Night: Junior League Halloween Masquerade Party!

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“Help Me Make it Through the  Night” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, D) (HDTV)

TAKING ONE FOR THE TEAM —  After Lemon’s (Jaime King) fallout with the Belles, she is blacklisted from the  Junior League Halloween Masquerade party, so she calls her Grandma Bettie (guest  star Maree Cheatham, “Days of Our Lives”) for help and lands herself a date with  another of Alabama’s most eligible bachelors.  Lavon (Cress Williams) has a big  surprise for his anniversary with AnnaBeth (Kaitlyn Black), but when she has a  health scare, she turns to Zoe (Rachel Bilson) to help her out.  Meanwhile,  during the party, George (Scott Porter) has to do damage control with the town  judges and Wade (Wilson Bethel) keeps finding himself in trouble with ineligible  ladies.  Robert Buckley (“One Tree Hill”) guest stars.  Tim Matheson directed  the episode written by Jamie Gorenberg (#304).

Hart of Dixie 3×04 “Help Me Make It Though the Night” aired on Monday, October 28th at 8/7c on The CW.

My favorite line of the night was by George:  “I think you’re getting with every unavailable women you can because you can’t have the one unavailable woman that you want.”

What did you think of this year’s Halloween episode?

Give the Gift of Backdrops

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So… you are not sure what gift to get for someone special? Don’t know if they already have the gift you want to give them? Don’t know if they will enjoy the gift you give them? Don’t have time to decide? Give the perfect gift -our gift certificate!

  • Makes a great last-minute gift
  • Great stocking stuffer
  • Convenient gift amounts

Call us today for more details: 1-858-300-2100

Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego’s Gala and 4th Annual Chef Appetizer Challenge

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We are honored and humbled to have once again been given the opportunity to participate on the Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego Gala and 4th Annual Chef Appetizer Challenge on July 20, 2013 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina.  This year’s theme was a Super Hero Soirée which was perfect given the fact that Comic Con was the same weekend.   We donated our Comic Book 6 backdrop (40×20) for the main stage and our Comic Book 5 backdrop (10×10) for photo opts.  This is Meals-on-Wheels largest fundraising event of the year to raise critical funds supporting the independence and well-being of San Diego seniors.

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Holy Cross Mothers Guild Fashion Show and Luncheon

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Once again Backdrops Beautiful participated in the Holy Cross Mothers Guild Fashion Show & Luncheon on April 27, 2013 by donating a backdrop to their event.  We donated our London Skyline 2 Backdrop.  This years theme was A Knight in London.

They are a group of mothers at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, CA that raise scholarship funds for students who have lost a parent.  It is a very worthy cause that we are privileged to participate in.

Giving Back Comes In Many Forms

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Giving back comes in many forms! February remains the month associated with love. Our CEO Ilana Goldstone paid a visit to her hairdresser as usual, however this time she felt like she needed a change and so she requested to have 5 inches cut off.  Her hairdresser found that to be quite drastic! But then Ilana had an even better idea and decided to donate 12 inches to a non-profit organization called LOCKS OF LOVE who use the hair to make wigs for children with cancer!   So you may do a double take, next time you see her!

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WHAT IS LOCKS OF LOVE?

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.

The possibilities of how you can help people in need are virtually endless because how you spend your resources or time giving back is completely up to you. What other non-conventional ways have you giving back to help someone?

Backdrops Beautiful Exhibits at TSE2013

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We would like to thank everyone who visited our booth!  It was fantastic seeing old friends and meeting new event industry professionals. We had so much fun capturing pictures of everyone in front of our backdrop via our partner Open Air Photobooth.

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We received a tremendous amount of positive feedback for both our City Skyline White Backdrop on stage and for our Cotton Club Backdrop in our booth.  Our backdrops are crafted with the notion of different venue heights and are adaptable by simply folding away the excess.  We continue to offer our one of a kind service, custom backdrop rentals.  Our design possibilities are endless! We either carry your backdrop design to meet your conference/event objectives or you can be unique and creative with a backdrop design of your own. Our backdrops will help you keep your event simple, but stunning or take it a higher a level by adding another layer of creativity. Please remember to stay calm and backdrop your event!

Below are some of our favorite booths at #TSE2013

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 A big shout out to Jackie Becker of Quest Drape for all your support!

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The Special Event Show 2013 in Chicago, IL

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Backdrops Beautiful is excited to Exhibit at the 2013 Special Event Show in Chicago, IL.

Please join us in booth 813, January 16-18 at Chicago’s McCormick Place (www.thespecialeventshow.com) and learn about our latest backdrop inventory.  Make sure to stop by the TSE Stage Live and check out our new Chicago inspired backdrop on display.

Going The Extra Mile In Our Customer Service

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Our customer service is second to none and we always go the extra mile to help our customers. A few weeks ago, our customer Michele Rubino was in distress because of an issue with not receiving one of the backdrops she expected. We first learned about the incident the evening before her event which made everything a bit more of a challenge for us. After reviewing all our options, we decided to jump on a plane and hand-deliver the backdrop.  Michele was shocked to learn that we would do something so out of the box to help her have a successful show.

At Backdrops Beautiful we value our customers and we will do everything we can to deliver on our product.  We will go up and beyond to earn your continued business to ensure a long-term successful partnership.

Here’s a testimonial from our valued customer Michele Rubino:

Dear Backdrop Beautiful,

I just wanted to write and let you know how pleased I am with not only your product but your amazing customer service as well! When there was a major snafu with one of our drops (no fault of your company), Backdrops Beautiful FLEW a backdrop to us on a commercial airline so we would have it for our production of “Cinderella”. Your backdrops were indeed beautiful and so was the service! Everyone there was friendly and helpful! We will be returning for our next big production for sure! Thank you for making “Cinderella” a truly enchanted experience!

Michele Rubino – Executive Director | Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre