The 25th-annual Allie Awards, the Oscars for the event design, planning and production industry in the Atlanta area, were handed out April 19 at the Foundry at Puritan Mill.

Special AwardsAllie Awards 2015

  • Bob Blaesing, CSEP Lifetime Achievement Award: Dan Nolan
  • Dale Riggins Humanitarian Award: Sharon Hochdorf
  • Tim Lundy, CSEP Shining Star Award: Julie Ann Neill
  • Best Team Effort: Added Touch Catering, KB Events, Celebration Concierge, Event Savvy, and Active Lighting and Design

Planning Discipline

  • Best Event, Corporate Association Over $20K: Mint DMC, Gulfstream Suppliers and Operators Conference
  • Best Event, Corporate Association Under $20K: Allied PRA, Be the Highlight of the Show
  • Best Social Event Over $20K: Your Event Solution, Raise the Torch
  • Best Social Event Under $20K: Plateau Event Productions, Fundraiser and Fun … Blue-tiful!
  • Best Public Fair or Festival: Destination South Meetings & Events, Mad Scientists Hit Downtown Atlanta
  • Logistical Achievement in Planning: Your Event Solution, Raise the Torch

Design Discipline

  • Best Floral Design: Legendary Events, Coming Up Roses
  • Best Non Floral Design: Let’s Celebrate, Mitchell’s Hunger Games
  • Best Themed Event Décor: Your Event Solution, Raise the Torch
  • Best Tabletop Design: Bold American Events, Snowy Winter in the Woods

Cuisine Discipline

  • Best On-Premise Catering: Bold American Events, Google Holiday Party
  • Best Off-Premise Catering: Added Touch Catering, Construction-Themed Bar Mitzvah
  • Best Menu Presentation: Hyatt Regency Atlanta, VIP Chef’s Table
  • Best Menu Design: A Divine Event, a la cARTE: An Exclusive Showing

Entertainment Discipline

  • Best Entertainment under $20K: L.E.D. (Luminocity Entertainment Division), E007 Skyball
  • Best Themed Entertainment: L.E.D., E007 Skyball
  • Most Unique Entertainment: PlayWorks Group, Givelympics

Technical Production Discipline

  • Best AV Design: MAGNUM, Raise the Torch
  • Best Lighting Design: PPi, Atlantic City International Training Event
  • Best Use of Rental Equipment: Cherokee Town Club, Southern City Chic
  • Best Tent Installation: Classic Tents & Events, Road Atlanta 2014
  • Logistical Achievement in Technical Production: MAGNUM, Six City Rally

Enhancements Discipline

  • Best Use of Media Technology: Event Curious, Creativity Lives Here!
  • Best Print Piece: ECRU Stationery & Design, NYE With T&C
  • Best Event Innovation: Your Event Solution, Illuminated Graphic Towers
  • Best Event Photography: Julie Anne Photography, Lapp Cup

Wedding Planning & Design Discipline

  • Best Wedding Over $20K: TOAST Events, London Calling
  • Best Wedding Under $20K: Distinctive Design Events, Vintage Wedding
  • Best Wedding Floral Design: A Divine Event, First Love
  • Best Wedding Photography: Renee Brock Photojournalist, One Enchanted Day
  • Best Cake Presentation: Cherokee Town & Country Clubs, Duck, Duck, Turkey
  • Most Creative Wedding Venue: A Divine Event, First Love