The Art of Flight

We love bringing out-of-the-box concepts to life, so we were thrilled to design a flight-inspired event for our client's 30th birthday. With the celebrant's passion for travel and flight as the inspiration, we crafted a personalized celebration layered with custom elements.

To evoke the feeling of being in flight, we designed, fabricated and installed realistic, billowy clouds suspended over the guest tables (which truly made them feel as though they were dining on cloud nine!). Each cloud was meticulously handcrafted and hung from the venue's voluminous ceiling. With the event taking place at dusk, we illuminated the clouds in a soft magenta hue to represent the vivid colors of a sunset. 

With its art-infused atmosphere and open space, the Cupola Theater was the perfect venue for our client's milestone event to take off (guests definitely didn't want to miss this flight!).

To infuse a fun an unexpected element, we also created a custom tablescape consisting of 205 paper planes in a variety of warm and vibrant tones inspired by a Hawaiian sunset. The hand-folded paper planes were positioned in an ombre pattern and mounted in various heights to create visual interest and movement. Finally, our Louis Ghost Chairs were the perfect complement to create a light and airy dining experience. 

Aside from the main dining cabin, we also created a separate "pre-flight" lounge area for guests to mingle and enjoy bites and beverages, prior to boarding. To set the tone, we conceptualized a departure-screen that displayed the evening's signature cocktail and bar menu (no beverage limits here!).

Check out the video below to see the transformation take place:

A time lapse video of a flight-inspired event we designed for a milestone birthday celebration.

Mahalo to all the folks that helped with this event, including the team at Stage Restaurant and the Cupola for providing such awesome food + service. 

Cheers and enjoy the flight!

Photography: Jon Izumi
Video: CURATE decor + design
Linens + Draping: Royal Party Rentals
Venue: Cupola Theater, Honolulu Design Center
Food + Beverage: Stage Restaurant
Bar Menu Signage: I.Mencias