FEB 2014

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 4 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 24 To create a party atmosphere, keep over- head lights low and instead, find unique ways to light up walking and seating areas. At the inau- gural Rendezvous South trade show for meeting planners held last year in Shreveport-Bossier, La., attendees experienced a Mardi Gras-styled evening reception at the Shreveport Convention Center. Vintage-styled street lamps and lighted fountains created a festive French flair. ■ Shreveport Convention Center Welcome in the spring with a white egg shell filled with a grouping of small, colorful flowers. This creates an organic and simple table setting. ■ Organic design trends using natural elements continue. Here, wispy leaves draped inside a rounded candle holder and flower petals accent the table top. ■ Through the perfect use of color, lighting and fabric draping, the arena at the Summersville (W.Va.) Arena Conference Center is transformed into a refreshing banquet space. ■ The CREATIVE Issue 08-26 CS FEB 2014_Layout 1 1/31/14 5:28 PM Page 24

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