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Golden Milestone: 50 Years of the Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility

Setting the Stage

We recently had the honour of styling and managing a milestone event: the 50th anniversary of the Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility, ANU. The celebrations were held at The National Arboretum Canberra. The brief was clear but challenging—create a golden gala that captured 50 years of innovation and excellence.

The Golden Touch

Gold was our hue of choice, a colour befitting a half-century milestone. From shimmering tablecloths to gold Tiffany chairs, we aimed to infuse the evening with a sense of occasion. The pièce de résistance? A glittering gold wall, perfect for those memorable photographs.

First Impressions Matter

As guests arrived, they were greeted with a striking black carpet and illuminated walk way—an unexpected and stylish twist that set the tone for the evening.

Tables with a Tale

To make each table setting more than just a visual treat, we crafted illuminated towers as a nod to the Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility itself. A blend of form and function, they were conversation starters in their own right.

A Walk Down Memory Lane

In the foyer, guests could peruse an illuminated gallery showcasing the facility’s history. Old photographs and key milestones made it a poignant journey through the past 50 years.

Client Feedback

We were thrilled to receive glowing feedback from Dr. Tom McGoram, the CEO of Heavy Ion Accelerators:

“Thank you all so very much for helping us deliver an amazing event last night! We’ve had nothing but tremendously positive feedback from everyone involved.”

In Conclusion

Creating a memorable evening for such an important milestone was a task we relished. If you’re interested in making your next event equally special, we’d love to hear from you.

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