Airing from 1981 - 1989, hit soap opera Dynasty portrayed the dramatic lives of oil tycoon family the Carringtons. In this Dynasty themed dinner party MunaLuchi Coterie member, Lucretia Williams of Distinct Event Planning has designed a truly unique dinner experience and captured the luxury and high drama of the Dynasty television show. The oil derrick centerpiece and napkin ring decor created by MunaLuchi Coterie member Ten23 Designs is a stroke of brilliance and so much fun. The black and gold color scheme perfectly reflects the high society world of the Carringtons, and the concept of oil based wealth.
Read all about Lucretia's event planning and design experience in this one of a kind dinner party, and view the entire gallery here!
"We had the pleasure of planning and designing our client’s Dynasty TV Show Themed dinner party for the 2016 Haus Und Garten Tour Celebration. This fabulous dinner party was held in their beautiful private residence in German Village, Ohio. Our client always had a love for the 80’s TV show and wanted the nostalgia to come through in the design and menu. Our design elements were inspired by the richness of the Dynasty TV Show and the oil industry. We created an impressive evening for their 16 guests to enjoy an exquisite 7 course meal prepared by a personal chef (flown in from Los Angeles, California), great wine and specialty cocktails while they participated in fun conversation about Dynasty trivia. We infused elegant and classic décor with the colors black and gold with accents of white luscious florals and gold accents. We incorporated the oil industry elements by using oil derricks throughout the event design.
"Upon entrance of the residence, the guests were welcomed by two exquisite floral arrangements designed with a beautiful array of fresh floral stems and lush blooms created by SHE Floral Design Co. Each floral statue was arranged inside a beautiful black vase pedestal which will serve as the base of gorgeous gold oil derricks bursting with white wispy ostrich feathers, custom gold tinted leaves and diamonds and pearls adorned with brooch embellishments. A two-of-a-kind statement piece setting the tone for a fabulous dinner party full of dynasty.
"We used beautiful black taffeta linen with a gold swirl design, shiny gold satin napkins and elegant two-tone metal chairs with black chair pads. The glassware, flatware, dinnerware and chargers were a vintage gold theme. We alternated stemmed glass candle pieces and black floating candles with lush floral centerpieces inside gold cubed vases. A black oil derrick was placed in the venter floral arrangement. We accented with mercury gold votive holders with black votives.
"Ten23Designs created a custom 4’ wood oil derrick painted black placed on top of a stunning foundation of luxurious florals. They also created custom black acrylic oil-well napkin rings, drink stirrers and matching food picks. In addition to sparkly, gold-painted standing name plates with each named after a Dynasty TV character.
Alternative Hitches designed classic and clean gold and black menu cards with the menu on one side and on the other side was the vintage ad of the Krystal Carrington’s Perfume, Forever Krystal."
(From the client) "My dinner party was the talk of the town! All of our guests were impressed with the transformation of our upstairs living area. They all loved the décor and the floral arrangements! They were in awe of the Dynasty theme and especially the oil derricks infused throughout our home. I’m still receiving calls from our guests with lovely compliments!”
Event Planner & Designer: Distinct Event Planning
Photography: J. Mariella Photography
Florist: SHE Floral Design Co.
Stationer: Alternative Hitches
Rentals: Event Source
Custom Oil Décor: Ten23 Designs