Crystal Charity Ball
We felt so honored and privileged to work with some of the best in the event industry to make Crystal Charity Ball 2015 a night to remember. Year after year, the Crystal Charity Ball advisors, chairmen and committee work together to raise funds that benefit Dallas County children. The Crystal Charity Ball is a celebration of all the hard work and fundraising accomplished throughout the year. The ball is held in honor and appreciation of all of the generous donors. Since the CCB was founded in 1952, it has donated $123,901,601. This year the theme for Crystal Charity Ball was “A Night of Celestial Radiance” hosted at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, TX. We thought we would take a moment to showcase the event and some of the people who worked so hard to make it a success! Photography by Dana Driensky.

First Glance Upon Entering the Hilton Anatole Lobby

Tom Addis and his production team created this glowing Planetarium, but not without the help of Junior at Garden Gate Floral with his floral décor and Lambert’s lush trees and landscaping. What a beautiful entrance! Tom Addis Productions team began their first preparations at the Hilton Anatole weeks before the big night. They did extraordinary work to transform the beautiful hotel into an evening under the stars!

Grand entrance to the Hilton Anatole Ballroom

The entrance to the Chantilly Ballroom was decked with gleaming white flowers thanks to The Garden Gate. Pictured right is Junior Villanueva himself and his wife, Maria with Garden Gate Florals. Junior’s work is exquisite, check out more of his designs on The Garden Gate’s Facebook Page.

Behind the Scenes at the Hilton Anatole

The Hilton Anatole’s Catherine New and staff went above and beyond to accommodate and host all of those in the event industry working together to make the event a success! The set-up began nearly two weeks before the big night and the Hilton couldn’t have been more hospitable. Special thanks to Catherine for making room for all of our chairs and linens ahead of time!


Preparing over 1800+ cushions before Crystal Charity Ball began…

Collecting all of the linens after Crystal Charity Ball ended…


Setting Up the Chantilly Ballroom

The Crystal Charity ball chose silver chiavari chairs, silver sequin linens and silver cushion covers. We partnered with our friends at La Tavola and BBJ Linens to make it all happen!

A silver Chiavari chair for every seat in the house! For such a grand celebration, that was quite a bit of man power and muscle.

Even more, every chair had a satin silver cushion that was carefully tied into place!

But once it all came together, it was a site to see!

The 2015 Crystal Charity Ballroom

As you can see, the ballroom is dressed from floor to ceiling! The walls are draped in silver lamé and shimmering crystal beads. With the crystal beading, mirrored centerpieces and silver sequins sparkling and twinkling all around, you couldn’t help but oohh and aww!


As you walked in the main doors, the head chairman’s table was straight ahead. This table was unlike any other table in the ballroom. With White Louis chairs, an acrylic crystal table and 5-foot centerpieces, this table definitely made a statement!

Last but not least, many thanks to our crew! They were dedicated day-in and day-out to make everything come together. We appreciate all the hard work and long hours you put in to make each event a success! We couldn’t do it without each of you.