Kagami Biraki Celebration at The Grove
The Kagami Biraki Celebration at The Grove Houston was a VIP dinner to thank customers/clients for their support over the years. Being a Tokyo based company, the company’s leaders brought Tokyo to Houston. Part of the event’s festivities included kagami-biraki, a ceremony performed at celebratory events in which the lid of the sake barrel is broken open by a wooden mallet and the sake is served to everyone present. Kagami refers to the lid of the sake barrel and biraki means “to open” so kagami-biraki literally means “opening the lid.” Because of the lid’s round shape, the kagami is a symbol of harmony. The kagami-biraki, therefore, represents an opening to harmony and good fortune.
It has been a pleasure to design this event for three years in a row and this year the treehouse-style event space played well with bringing the outside in. This modern corporate event at The Grove showcased classic platinum linens, which complimented the acrylic chairs and glass vases, allowing for a crisp design. The loose greenery celebrated the majestic oaks surrounding the tree house while the chargers provided that special pop of color.
kat creech events: event stylist + planner | steve lee photography: photographer | the grove houston: venue + catering | aj’s urban petals: floral | bright star productions: lighting + production | elegant beginnings: linen + ghost chairs | a memorable event: chargers | j & d entertainment: japanese drummer