What a wonderful honor it was to design + decorate for Notre Dame Basketball Coach Mike Brey’s annual Coaches vs. Cancer dinner, auction and awards ceremony. We looooooved running away with this theme at the Joyce Center! Event organizers originally planned to cover the old basketball court with carpet, but we asked if we could leave it exposed to help create a cool nostalgic vibe for the event.

Another fun part of this one (aside from the super custom fresh floral arrangements we designed) was the stage. How many events have you attended where the presenter speaks from a podium and it’s the same blah blah set up every time? We stepped away from that typical stage set up to create a lounge where guests and presenters could sit while they did interviews and received awards. How fun is that? Scroll on to see every little detail… including basketball jersey tablecloths!

Design + Decor + Fresh Flowers : Merry Me Events

Specialty Chairs : Aays Event Rentals

Specialty Lighting + Tech : ProShow

Catering : Four Winds Casino