Posts tagged: Bryan Rafanelli

WASHINGTON POST: Opera Ball Celebrates Italian Culture With Special Guest Joe Biden

Opera Ball celebrates Italian culture with special guest Joe Biden

This weekend we brought a taste of Italy to DC for the Italian edition of the Opera Ball hosted at the Italian Ambassador’s Villa Firenze.  We set up a tent whose interior resembled an Italian Piazza.  Read more about this exciting event in The Washington Post.

Photo courtesy of The Washington Post / Yassine El Mansouri.

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CeciStyle Magazine – Expert Style Tips by Bryan Rafanelli

Ideas to Take Weddings to the Next Level by Bryan Rafanelli of Rafanelli Events

In this edition of CeciStyle, Bryan Rafanelli shares 5 ideas in his interview with Invitiation Innovator Ceci Johnson of Ceci New York.  Don’t miss these expert style tips as they’re the new standards for cutting edge wedding experiences!

“Teaming up with creative minds is one of my favorite things. And when those minds are also genuine, professional and fun to work with, it’s just icing on the cake. Bryan Rafanelli and his team are just that – top-notch innovators, creating some of the world’s most notable parties”- CECI JOHNSON

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HGTV Celebrity Holiday Homes TV Segment with Bryan Rafanelli

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Tune in this Friday, December 14th at 9pmEST to HGTV for the season premiere featuring Bryan Rafanelli.

In this edition of Celebrity Holiday Homes, comedienne Lisa Lampanelli‘s beachfront Connecticut home glitters with holiday design thanks to luxury designer Bryan Rafanelli. Also watch designer Jes Gordon deck the halls of actress Tamara Tunie‘s Harlem brownstone and designer Kelli Ellis dream of a white, pink and blue Christmas for Haylie Duff‘s LA home.

Below: a behind-the-scenes look at the taping with Bryan at Lisa’s home in Fairfield, CT.

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The Knot: Bridal Style

The Knot catches up with Bryan Rafanelli on the red carpet at this year’s Gala in New York City. The topic? Bridal Style. Click below for the full clip!

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BOSTON COMMON – Spring 2012 Charitable Highlights

Boston’s Spring 2012 ‘Season of Giving’ included the following two couldn’t-miss philanthropic fêtes. We are honored to have designed and produced both and send a huge congratulations to the Camp Harbor View Foundation and the Fallon Family Charitable Foundation on their tremendous success.

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Bryan Rafanelli’s exquisite sense of style, attention to detail and ability to transform clients’ visions into unforgettable celebrations have made him a go-to planner for the nation’s most exclusive and high-profile events. From Chelsea Clinton’s “wedding of the decade” to elaborate fairy tale-themed fundraising galas for Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, to State Dinners hosted by President Barack and Michelle Obama to intimate birthday blowouts — he has produced it all. We asked Bryan to share his thoughts on the latest wedding trends…

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Bryan Rafanelli, Huffington Post “Oasis” Designer, Reveals The Do’s And Don’ts Of Throwing A Great Party…

Since the Republican And Democratic National Conventions are essentially the two biggest parties to be thrown in America this year, we’ve been wondering all about hosting our own soirees (on a smaller scale, of course.) So, we asked event planner Bryan Rafanelli, who designed Chelsea Clinton’s wedding and HuffPost’s Oasis retreat at the National Conventions, to give us some hosting tips. Rafanelli gave us a list of do’s and don’ts for throwing a great party:

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TIP #1 of 10: Time Gives You Choices

DO begin the initial process at least four months in advance.

It’s never too early to start planning.

Planners, hotels, caterers, entertainers, and other vendors get booked quickly.

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STYLIST.COM – Huffington Post “Oasis” at the 2012 RNC & DNC

Bryan Rafanelli, Event Planner Behind Huffington Post “Oasis”at the 2012 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, Answers Our Questions…

How do you calm the (frayed) nerves of hundreds of delegates whose smartphones have practically become appendages? You start with a peaceful space. And that’s just what The Huffington Post will do with the Oasis, a wellness-focused destination at the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. The mini-retreat, which offers healthy snacks, spa sessions and yoga classes, offers a respite from the hustle and bustle. But what’s extra-special about the Oasis is the soothing design, created by event planner Bryan Rafanelli. We sat down with the designer (who designed Chelsea Clinton’s wedding) to find out exactly how to turn an intense environment into a true relaxing getaway. Be sure to click through the slideshow to see the before and after photos of the Oasis and scroll down to read our Q&A with Rafanelli.

Click the “HuffPostLive” photo below to watch Bryan’s interview with Arianna Huffington.

Click here: “StylistHome” to read all of Bryan’s tips.


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THE HILL: Political Nuptuals

Wedding Planners Reveal Secrets to Planning Political Nuptuals

To hear Bryan Rafanelli talk about his job, you might think he’s a member of the CIA.

A task two years ago was so secretive, he told virtually no one — not even his father.

Yet Rafanelli’s dad could’ve found out what his middle-aged son was up to by opening up virtually any glossy mag on Aug. 1, 2010, the day after Chelsea Clinton’s nuptials.

The only daughter of the former president was just one of Rafanelli’s clients. The Boston-based owner of Rafanelli Events is a wedding planner to a slew of celebs, politicians and socialites.

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CeciStyle: Sparkle & Shine


…This week’s muse, Dana, had the right idea when she chose to throw her wedding on a long weekend capped by Independence Day. Set in the beautiful Vermont outdoors, Dana and Michael’s nuptials were inspired by the fireworks to come (on their big day and the one right after). To help establish the mood, the elegant invitation featured fireworks laser-cut into the main card’s sleeve and on the envelopes in shimmering silver against navy paper!

Event designer Bryan Rafanelli (famous for planning Chelsea Clinton’s wedding) created an unforgettable night – you can see the spectacular details in the photos below. For more of Bryan’s brilliance, read on for his Expert Style Tips. Plus, wise planning advice from Dana and Michael’s fireworks team and lots of mouth-watering recipes for you to try this holiday.

Happy 4th!

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