Designer Showcase

Each winter ILEA Denver hosts a Designer Showcase. Each year the Education and Programs committee comes up with a theme to help guide teams as they create one-of-a-kind showcases. This event allows teams and companies to show off new and exciting trends, and demonstrate their abilities to work with a team of professionals to bring a showcase to life. The call for teams will be posted in the fall.

Below you will see the winners from past years and a list of the professionals involved in those award winning showcases.


2018 Designer Showcase

2018 People’s Choice & Presidents’ Choice Winner


Team Captain: Chair Covers and Linens | Stationery & Signage:Platypus Papers | Lighting:Lighting & Design by Scott  | Linens: Chair Covers and Linens | Rentals: Allwell Rents | Catering:Relish Catering & Events | Desserts: The Makery |  Floral: DIY | Photo Booth: Fun Productions  | Peter and Wendy: Borrillo Entertainment | Photographer: Allee Photography

2017 Designer Showcase

Special thanks to Studio JK & Pure Cinematography for photo and video coverage

2017 People’s Choice & Presidents’ Choice Winner


Branch & Vine (NAPA Sonoma)

Team Captain: Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel | Marketing:Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel | Lighting and Music: Dancin’ Shoes | Team Inspiration & Grape Stomp Extraordinaire: Celebrations Event Planning | Rentals & Decor: Max & Livie | Linens: Chair Covers and Linens | Rentals: Allwell Rents | Catering:Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel | Desserts: The Makery |  Floral: Flourescence | Massages: Elements Massage |


2016 Designer Showcase

Special thanks to Studio JK & Pure Cinematography for photo and video coverage

2016 People’s Choice Winner

Black Swan


Team Co-directors & Concept Design:  Pro Chic Events & Platinum Weddings & Events | Lighting, Decor, & Graphics:  Pink Monkey Solutions & CORT Events | Lighting Production:  Lighting & Design by Scott & Highlights Colorado | Catering:  Occasions Catering | Cake & Desserts:  Cupcake Libations | Stationery & Signage:  Veronica Preston Design | Floral:  Pro Chic Events | Rentals:  Allwell Rents | Black Swan ballerina:  Bianca Meehan | Costume:  Disguises | Hair & Makeup:  Leeda Beauty| Jewelry Styling & Props:  Dora Grace Bridal | Glamor Photography:  Tony Contreras Photography| Cake Topper:  Platypus Papers


2016 Presidents’ Choice Winner

Around the World in 80 Days


Team captain, trends advisor, logistics:  Willie Ripple Events | Around the world in food & display:  Of the Vine Catering & Events | Balloon, lighting, pipe & drape, marquee:  Lighting & Design by Scott | Ticket Booth, walls, decor, train tracks, floral:  A Berry in the Wild | Invitation suite, menu, food signs, & stands, betting board:  Platypus Papers | with special thanks to Ooey Gooey | Couch | Chair Covers & Linens | Allwell Rents | Lizzie & Lou | The Idea Hunter | Fun to Eat Fruit

2015 Designer Showcase

With special thanks to Studio JK & Pure Cinematography for photo & video coverage

  People’s Choice Winner &

Presidents’ Choice Winner

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Un Nuit en Paris

Allwell Rents, Candlelight Ambiance Candles & Decor, Decor n More, Couch LLC, Platypus Papers, Florist Sean Pelkey, Highlights Colorado, The Modern Edge Events & Catering, Frances Photography

View highlights from past years!