When the iconic car maker, Porsche, planned to unveil its latest vehicle and first four-seat sedan, the Panamera, the event had to be top of the line. Executive Producer Dana Dabruzzi with Affairs To Remember Caterers teamed up with WM Events to create a stunning reveal of the Panamera. The event took on an air of luxury starting with the venue — The Manor, which is a private mansion in Buckhead. Celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio of Bravo’s “Top Chef” and Suchita Vadlamani of “Good Day Atlanta” were the evening’s hosts. Passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails were enjoyed in the driveway amid a collection of current model Porsches, which exited the scene to make way for the oh-so-sexy Panamera. Guests toasted the vehicle with a specialty cocktail designed by Chef Colicchio and made their way to the “Porsche” dining room for the event’s entertainment — a conversation on the arts in Atlanta moderated by Vadlamani with celebrity guest speakers: NBA star Steve Smith, playwright Pearl Cleage and radio personality Ryan Cameron. The night’s sumptuous three-course dinner was planned and executed by Chef Colicchio’s Craft Restaurant. The exclusive evening concluded with a multimedia presentation of “Georgia on My Mind” by the impressive Burmester stereo system accompanied by singer Jennifer Hanson and a twenty-person gospel choir. In all, it was the Porsche of special events. Photos by PWP Studio!
Venue: The Manor | Catering: Craft Atlanta, Affairs To Remember | Floral & Decor: Tony Brewer & Co. | Rentals: Peachtree Tents & Events | Photography: PWP Studio | Lighting: One Stop Productions | Entertainment: Lee J. Howard Entertainment | Stationery: Papered Wonders | Event Producer: Dana Dabruzzi with Affairs To Remember | Onsite Coordinator: William Fogler with WM Events