Every year Flagler College hosts a gala in the ballroom on New Year’s Eve. I had the pleasure of helping plan this year. What an incredible learning experience.  This year’s theme was The Roaring ‘20’s – one of my favorites!

Flagler College Ballroom

Flagler College Ballroom

 The up-lighting on the ceiling completely transformed the ballroom. I especially loved the art deco detail.

Flagler College Ballroom

The rotunda had a social hour prior to dinner. There was a seafood buffet and ice sculpture. Outside in the courtyard were a martini bar and a cigar bar.

Ice Sculpture

Flagler College

Dinner was delicious. Guests had a choice of sea bass, vegetarian ravioli, chicken or veal. The food was catered by Flagler College Catering. I had the sea bass and it was delectable. There was also a HUGE dessert bar – yes, please!

Desserts by Flagler College Catering

Desserts by Flagler College Catering

The flowers fit the 1920’s theme perfectly. They were designed by Flower Works. I have to say, they were my favorite of the many details. I especially loved the ostrich feathers.

Table center piece by Flower Works

After dinner came the dancing. The band was great – entertaining and talented. Everyone seemed to have a great time. As the night went on the band announced that there was a surprise: a couple was getting engaged! Sean surprised his new fiancée, Stefanie, by getting down on one knee just before midnight. How romantic!

Sean proposing to Stefaanie

Sean proposing to Stefanie

Sean and Stefanie dancing

Happy couple

What a spectacular evening.  It was definitely one for the books.  For information on renting the ballroom for your own special event please visit www.flagler.edu/weddings or email me at events@flagler.edu