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A Marvelous Midsummer Night’s Dream

Camp Lucy Sign

It’s no secret that we love a good #ParTea, and ILEA Austin’s annual ASE Awards Gala never disappoints! With nearly 200 event professionals from all over town, how could it NOT be one of the most spectacular parties of the year?! 

This year’s gala theme was “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and was held at Sacred Oaks at Camp Lucy, which is an unbelievably stunning venue in Dripping Springs. Cocktail hour was under the canopy of ancient & majestic Live Oak trees that added to the whimsical woodland theme. 


We brought in our giant mushrooms & flowers and hanging vines for fun pops of color. 

Mushrooms 2

Hanging Vines

We also popped in some of our brass woodland animals, silver teapot vases and vintage books for fun accents to the high boy tables & lounges! 

Unicorn Terranium

Our mismatched vintage dinner plates were used as chargers & the etched glass goblets held wine and helped to create a bespoke, organic feel to the tabletops. {Side note on dinner: It was an AMAZING 4-course meal prepared by the fabulous team from Whim Catering.


Of course, our Tea.E.O. Sophie channeled her inner Puck for the event!  

Sophie Costume

The evening continued with the induction of the new 2016-2017 ILEA Austin Board and the presentation of the ASE Awards. 

We were BEYOND THRILLED to win the ASE Award for Best Specialty Vendor! 

Sophie Award

It really means so much to be supported by our peers and colleagues in an industry filled with such amazing and talented teams! Congratulations to all the nominees from the night! Your hard work and dedication to this community is truly something special. 

Shout out to Andy Sams Photography for capturing the evening’s magical moments so beautifully! 

And special thanks to Lori Schneider, past ILEA Austin President and owner of The Cupcake Bar, for being such an amazing & supportive friend to Marvelous Tea.

Be sure to check out the awesome video from Re:Life Films for more of the gorgeous details! 

If you’d like more information on how to book any of the props, decor or serviceware from this post, please click HERE to check availability!