wellpleased | Venetian Masked Ball
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Venetian Masked Ball

Category: Charity Ball, Corporate Events, Private Events, Wellpleased


A large retailer wanted to hold a Venetian Masked Ball in the Royal Armouries, Leeds to raise money for charity but we thought that theme was a bit old hat so we did it with a difference.  We took the Rialto Bridge, photographed it, split it into slices, framed it and then hung it over a real bridge to bring the theme into the 21st century.  We find that if you take a theme too literally it can just look cheesy, and what we wanted was class, elegance, innovation and style.  Large projections along the wall brought the movement of the water in the Grand Canal alive, and giant shards of metal hanging above brought fragments of light and shades of dark to the ceiling; acting as reflections on the architecture.