The 26th annual Allie Awards, the Oscars for the Atlanta-area event industry, were given out at a gala called Xperience the Elements on March 6 at the Georgia Aquarium. The ceremony recognized companies, including such Jewish-led businesses as Kagan Entertainment, Event Savvy and Button It Up, for outstanding events they put on during 2015.

Photos by PWP Studio — Corporate Event Photographers

Allie Awards

Here are the winners with the events that earned them recognition.

Best Team Effort: Wedding Event — Clearly Southern
TOAST Events, Atlanta Showstoppers, the Moore Agency, Peachtree Tents & Events, Swan House at Atlanta History Center, Event Drapery Inc., Jackson Durham, Paper Daisies Stationery, and Bold American Catering & Events

Best Team Effort  Black and White and Luxe All Over!
Event Savvy, Button It Up, POHP Events, Celebration Concierge and Venetian Room

Best Culinary Innovation 
Proof of the Pudding — A Mashup With Flair

Best Menu Design (tie)
A Divine Event — All Aboard!
Proof of the Pudding — Love Your Future

Best Menu Presentation
Proof of the Pudding — Love Your Future

Best Off-Premise Catering
Kathy G & Company — No Place Like Home

Best Event Innovation
Active Production and Design Inc. — Holiday Spectacular

Best Event Photography
PWP Studio — A Six Year Journey to Seattle

Best Use of Media/Technology
Active Production and Design Inc. — Holiday Spectacular

Best Entertainment Production (Over $20K)
Kagan Entertainment — Neon Dream

Best Entertainment Production (Under $20K)
Destination South Meetings & Events — A Burlesque Affair!

Best Themed/Unique Entertainment
Destination South Meetings & Events — A Burlesque Affair!

Best Nonfloral Design
Event Savvy — Keep Calm & Neon On

Best Tabletop Design
Bold American Catering & Events — The Showstopper

Best Themed Event Décor
Your Event Solution — Atlanta Pride Meets Bollywood

Best Use of Rental Equipment
Faith Flowers — A New Year’s Eve Dream Wedding

Best Event: Corporation/Association (Over $100K)
Destination South Meetings & Events — Ocean Legends

Best Event: Corporation/Association (Under $100K)
Kathy G & Company — No Place Like Home

Best Event: Fundraiser/Non-Profit Gala
Plateau Event Productions Inc. — Unmasking Autism Fundraising Gala

Best Event: Social Event (Under $50K)
Ashley Baber Weddings — Hawks Tip Off BBQ

Logistical Achievement: Planning
Legendary Events — Too Darn Hot

Most Creative Venue: Planning
A Divine Event — All Aboard!

Best AV Design
Active Production and Design Inc. — Holiday Spectacular

Best Lighting Design
PPi — International Training Event-Baltimore

Logistical Achievement: Technical Production
PPi — ICON Honors 2015

Best Event: Wedding (Over $50K)
Legendary Events — Vintage Love

Best Event: Wedding (Under $50K)
Cherokee Town & Country Club — Wedding Day 911

Best Wedding Floral Design
Bold American Events — A Spring Wedding in Full Bloom!

Best Wedding Photography
Renee Brock: Photojournalist — A Day to Be Treasured

Best Wedding Cake Presentation
Cherokee Town & Country Club — Princess Bride

Bob Blaesing CSEP Lifetime Achievement Award
Teresa Day

Dale Riggins Humanitarian Award
Dee Lane Eades

Tim Lundy CSEP Rising Star Award
Tasha Jackson