Bowes Construction — what a huge part of the Brookings community. February, 2015 was a big month for them. Not only did they plan a 40th anniversary party and retirement party for Lyle and Marcia in one night with over 400 guests attending, but they were also awarded the “Family Business of the Year” from the Brookings Chamber of Commerce. We were honored when they approached us about decorating for their event.
Miranda Bowes, the Bowe’s Construction main contact for this event, is one of a kind. She’s a strong woman in a male-dominated industry. She’s organized, graceful, decisive, and has creative intelligence. I fully credit her with the underlying success of the event, because she was so on top of it! Hitch brought together the decorations, the flowers, the photo booth recommendation, the set up and the take down. Our team successfully decorated tables AFTER the dirt had settled from the bulldozers that were also brought into the event! Bowes brought in one of their original bulldozers from the 1960s in one corner of room — and their newest bulldozer in the other corner.
Their milestone event took place on Valentine’s Day, so we also decided that using red roses in the centerpieces was a must. It matched their logo and was the perfect parting gift for the women to take with them. While every woman got to take home a long-stemmed red rose from the centerpieces, every guy got to take a custom embroidered Bowe’s cap. People absolutely loved the appetizers, open house, photo booth and dance to celebrate the evening.
Check out the rest of the details below. Thank you, Miranda and all those at Bowe’s who allowed us to decorate for your event!