EMAS has taken on a new style of event for the first time ever this year to cater for our beloved university students and it was a huge success as everyone who went had a blast!
by Harriet Calverley
When Andrew and I first started working on the idea of EMAS Ball, I had no idea how it would turn out. After months of liaising with our wonderful suppliers on every detail, including Reece’s Event Hire who made the event possible with their generous support as our major sponsor, fiddling with the budget and planning all the decorations, I was truly amazed by how well the inaugural EMAS UWA ball turned out – and all the hard work was worth it.
Guests dressed to the nines for the beautiful (but cold) evening and many were thrilled with our pre-dinner entertainment – acoustic music by the talented Christian Zappia, and the opportunity to hold and have photos with the gentle snakes and lizards, provided by Slithers and Slides. Even those who were scared couldn’t keep the grin off their faces when they held the snakes (myself included!)
The marquee opened to reveal the stunning truss decoration and lighting feature, and from then the night flew by. Guests enjoyed the delicious buffet, plentiful dessert, and a moving speech by Joanne Suckling from the Cancer Council WA, on the real life impacts that our fundraising has on the community, before packing out the dancefloor until the final song.
Love what you’ve seen? A list of our suppliers who can make your next event spectacular:
Security: Ace Security & Event Services*
Lighting & Sound (including the truss feature): Icon AudioVisual*
Marquee & furniture: Reece’s Event Hire*
DJ’s: EMAS DJ’s
Photographers: Kenneth Lim Photographer* & EyeCandy Australia*
Acoustic musician: Christian Zappia
Reptile display: Slithers & Slides
Decorations: Theme-it, Mr Pot Plant, Infinity Weddings Perth (styled by EMAS)
Food: Golden Roast Perth*
Bar service: UWA Tavern
Fencing: Rent-A-Fence WA
*Indicates event sponsor
Special thanks to Kasey and Siobhan, from the Guild Events department – who go above and beyond in all aspects of their jobs every day, to support students with big ideas for events and help make them a reality. Final thanks to Andrew, Matt and the whole EMAS team for supporting our vision for the event.