Rent What? Inc. was extremely proud and honored to be a part of an exceptionally important event here in Southern California this past month. Our client LG Productions combined some of our stunning theatrical rental stage drapes together to be used as a luxurious stage design for a charity fundraiser that brought about awareness and funding to help provide long-term, sustainable solutions to homelessness for children and families. Taking place in a magnificent ballroom in the impressive La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, this annual fundraiser for the charity Solutions For Change works to gain the funding necessary to help provide skills, knowledge, and resources so that families living in homelessness can permanently break the cycle of poverty. Called “An Evening to Remember,” this year’s charity fundraiser was a huge success, raising over $1.3 million for this worthy cause. Working with event planners from Pantherella Specialty Events, the event’s gorgeous stage design was led by Luke Gulley, who did an incredible job providing overall lighting, audio visual support, set design, and production for this remarkable gala.

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 Photo Courtesy of Luke Gulley

With former First Lady Laura Bush and 49th District Congressman Darrell Issa as keynote speakers for this fundraiser, and offering the guests a five-star menu, outstanding entertainment, and silent and live auctions, our client needed to have a backdrop for this event that would be versatile enough to change looks between speakers and various activities throughout the evening, but of course still have a lavish and decadent feel coinciding with the event’s overall motif.

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Photo Courtesy of Luke Gulley

Using our magnificent and light-reflective 28’h x 50’w White China Poly Silk Austrian drape as the main feature of the set design, along with some of our exquisite White Voile Swags and Legs, and sided with some of our opulent White Supervel panels (all from our Delightably White Series), they were able to create a memorable background suitable for the important theme being discussed by their honorable guest speakers, and also still be fitting for the auctions, speakers, entertainment, and everything else in between. You can see from these beautiful photographs taken by Luke Gulley, that by changing the lighting in subtle, yet dramatic, ways, our client was able to help keep each aspect of the event looking unique and appealing to their captivated audience. Mixing and matching different drapes from our collection really helped create a truly exclusive look for their stage design, too. We absolutely love seeing how our drapes look mixed and matched together—either as the main focus of a production’s stage design, or even as part of a special event’s overall look—and felt privileged that our drapes were such a dazzling part of this truly meaningful event.

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Photo Courtesy of Luke Gulley