Showcase of the Month – Waterway Cruises

This month’s Showcase of the Month is Waterways Cruises.   We were invited along with our friends to cruise Lake Washington on  The Emerald Star witnessing one of the most beautiful evenings in Seattle.  I want to extend a big Thank You to Corine Cooper, Waterways and Lakeside Event Centers, Director of Sales for the invite.   The Emerald Star is a 105 foot two large salons and two outdoor decks perfect for Weddings and Corporate Events.    The food was fabulous with Salmon for the entree, and a chocolate souffle for dessert.   It was great seeing Tracy Garrow on board that evening as well, she is the Wedding Sales Manager at Waterways.  Mount Rainier on the fantail of the Emerald StarHere is a sample of how nice an evening we shared looking at Mount Rainier from the fantail of the Emerald Star.

Rays Boathouse & Catering Open House

What a beautiful Thursday evening for a waterfront open house in the Northwest Room at Ray’s Boathouse.    Rays food is always the best with Salmon sliders, chicken mole’  and  many other seafood samplings to choose from and the staff there is extremely nice and great to work with.    Red and white Northwest Wines, along beer from Big Al’s Brewing were the drinks of choice and for the non-alcoholics,  guests had their choice of Jones Soda drinks.  With assistance from Rented Elegance with decorations, photography by Corey Hage from Hage Creative, and a gorgeous Seattle sunset over the sound, evenings in the spring don’t get much better than this.     Big Thanks to Amy Stevens and her new Catering Sales Manager,  MaryAnn Fiorito for a wonderful evening.

Showcase of the Month – Rented Elegance with David Galliett and his designers

I wanted to showcase Rented Elegance & Design with designer David Galliett.

I have worked with David for about 10 years and have seen him grow into an amazing Event Designer.   His work is known in Seattle for the “Oh My God, That’s Fabulous” words that come out of guests mouths as they enter an event.  Therse are some of the Wedding coordinators around Washington, that perfer to work with David.    Merry Beth Turpin from Aisle of View,  Jesse and Travis from True Colors Events,  Stephanie Solomon from Solomon Event Planning,  Wendy Hroncich of Ethereal Events

17 of 25 guests til the end

I performed for a company celebrating 30 years in commercial real estate business in Seattle area as the disc jockey.   The company has about 20 employees with about 12 attending with their spouses.   The party started off at 5:30 pm with a cocktail hour in a fairly large room, a sit down dinner followed the cocktail hour and then dancing began.   The age demographic was 40 – 65 years of age.  Dancing started at about 8:00 and ended at 11:00 pm.   Seventeen guests out of 25 were still dancing 3 hours later.    I stopped to think why they had danced so long, what had kept their interest through out the evening and why so many stayed the entire time.    The conclusion I came up with was they found music that they could relate to, tempos that kept the evening exciting and someone that read what they wanted as the evening progressed.

This was a fun evening that genuine people sharing with one another freely and because the evening delivered what they were expecting it to.

Gary McCord

Emcee Entertainment