Monthly Archives:  June 2011



June has officially busted out all over, and as we head into July, the Bowen & Company team took time to smell the roses, along with anemones, peonies, lilies, and a few other exotic choices. Florals are a powerful expression of personality at any event. Here are a few of our favorites.

“The anemone has been a favorite flower of mine for years! And while I love the brilliant reds, pinks, and purples; the black and white variety is the stand out. Its graphic elegance is both romantic and contemporary, making it “tres chic” for weddings and black-tie events.”

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After more than 15 years of producing corporate and nonprofit events of all types and sizes and swearing that “we don’t do weddings,” we finally tossed our bouquet into the wedding biz at Andaz 5th Avenue on Tuesday, June 21, where we celebrated the launch of our new division exclusively dedicated to weddings and private events. With all the long overdue but finally legal weddings about to be planned—thank you State of New York—our celebration turned out to be quite timely.

The truth is we’ve secretly been accepting some plumb wedding assignments over the years and realized that our brides and grooms aren’t so different from our corporate clients. They’re smart, they’re busy, and they desire excellence. They want to remain true to who they are, and they want their big day to reflect their unique qualities. Our ability to act as editors and master organizers for our clients makes the process more efficient without sacrificing any of the quality or creativity. We’ve loved each of the weddings we’ve planned over the years, and we’re excited about making the commitment official with our new division.

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Welcome to Strategy & Style, Bowen & Company’s official blog. If you visit us regularly, (and we hope that you do!) you will find an array of helpful tips, inspirations, and tales from the field.

We have lots of exciting news here at Bowen & Company this summer. We just wrapped up the James Beard Awards, the most successful to date, and we are already in planning mode for next year’s big 25th anniversary. We are also working on an exciting new JBF program focused on sustainability in the food industry…more details coming soon! This fall, the Museum for African Art hosts its first gala event in their new Harlem digs, and we are producing the grand reopening festivities for the National Academy Museum & School. We are also pleased to announce the launch of our new division exclusively devoted to planning weddings and private events.

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