For the last nine years, The Knot Gala has been the most elite and well known end to New York Bridal Fashion Week. Every year, they throw the most extravagant and glam party in the city for over a thousand of their closest friends. Those friends consisting of the countries most prominent Event Planners, of course.
This year, the fabulous Amy Jacobs from Chandelier Events was in charge of planning the Gala, and I don’t think the Knot could’ve found anyone better to lead this fabulous night. My team and I arrived early in the afternoon to begin setup for the nights event. It was amazing to see everything being created. The globe of florals towards the front of the building was being constructed by at least 10 people, the chandeliers were being hung high upon the ceiling and furniture was being cascaded around, trying to find its designated place. It was crazy to think that in just a few short hours, this place will hold over 1,000 of the most prominent event planners in the country.
As night started to fall over the New York Public Library, the lights shone bright onto the masterpiece that was The Knot Gala. Guests started to flood in dressed in elegant ball gowns and fashionable suits. They were welcomed by the whimsical sounds of harpists and were greeted by two Pan Am styled flight attendants offering “Passports” to guests as they entered the event.
The theme for the nights event was, “Love Can Change The World” and was illustrated into every single piece of the event. From the second you walk into the Library, you’re transported to an elegant dance party with a band that never stops playing, a moving ceiling with a strobe light show and hot air balloons made of florals intertwined into the stage. Walking through the New York Public Library, you’ll find the Zen Pavilion, inspired by the Zen Gardens of Japan. A Polar Pavilion where you can shuck your Oysters all the while, snuggling up to all the fur details in the room. The Futuristic room was next, a 360 Degree Photo Booth lined the walls while guests ate off a conveyer belt of food. The French Pavilion was full of the most intoxicating Lavender flowers that I had ever smelt, the room was stocked with pastries and delicious bites. The last room (and my favorite, if i’m being honest) was the Moroccan Spice Market inspired by the markets of Marrakesh.
After guests picked through their spice preferences and light bites, they were escorted towards the Sugaire® Organic Cotton Candy Hot Tea Infusion Bar with dealers choice of either Clove Chai, Moroccan Mint or Jasmine flavored cotton candy. Everyone loved the sweet twist of a Moroccan Tea Bar.
As the night progressed, my team and I began a passed service of Glow in the Dark Sugaire® Organic Cotton Candy on the dance floor. Guests were going CRAZY, it was incredible. Everyone was having such an amazing time dancing it up in the main room. Rescue flats saved the day as heels started to fly off and flats started to be the new normal.