Meet Our Design Partner

 
 

MODA is sustained by individuals, corporations and foundations who share our belief in the power of design to inspire change, transform lives, and make the world a better place.

We are honored to be supported by WM Events!

Celebrating its 15th successful year in 2019, WM Events is a nationally recognized, full-service event planning and design firm based in Atlanta. Founded by award-winning designer William Fogler, the firm’s driving passions are creativity, extravagance, innovation and surprise. Implementing these ideals within large-scale corporate events, fundraisers, meetings and tradeshow designs, WM Events has earned a reputation for excellence. Clients have included Audi, Doosan, Georgia Tech, Pratt Industries, Shaw Industries, TAG Heuer, TechBridge and University of Georgia, as well as many sophisticated private event hosts.

 Each WM event is built upon a mission to deliver on every client’s vision while representing brands in the best possible way. From the initial concept to post-event follow-up, WM Events ensures that each step is one in the right direction. The firm’s robust local and national connections further enhance the client experience. WM Events possesses in-depth knowledge of many cities, including Atlanta, Denver, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Orlando and New York City, to name just a few. And at home in Atlanta, the firm fosters strong community relationships with nonprofit organizations like Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, Caring For Others Inc., Museum of Design Atlanta and Wounded Warrior Project.

Whether conceiving unprecedented floral designs, devising attention-getting stage sets, producing memorable multi-day conferences or leveraging sponsorship opportunities, the WM Events team has the ingenuity, skills and relationships to create the ideal blueprint for your next event.

 

To launch MODA’s Inspiring Beauty exhibition, which celebrated 50 years of the Ebony Fashion Fairs that brought European fashions to the African-American community, WM Events rolled out the red carpet, and lots of it. Combining MODA’s signature color with the glamour of a Hollywood premiere, the preview party for Inspiring Beauty featured an outdoor lounge with glamorous white leather seating, twinkle lights strung throughout the trees, and a branded step-and-repeat draped in a silver and white backdrop. Inside, décor remained balanced with the exhibition’s stunning fashions, and DJ Mike Zarin provided atmospheric lounge sounds.


Three-Day Technology Conference – 2015

From transforming three event venues to converting a conference space overnight, WM Events had plenty of opportunity to showcase a variety of event features and trends at a three-day event for a digital software company. A sunrise run through Piedmont Park, a gospel choir, 3D printing classes, wearable technology lectures, racing simulators and more kept attendees entertained and interested. Décor highlights included 3D wall decals; crisp, modern seating with pops of bright color and messaging; an 18-ft. balloon wall and graffiti murals. At every step, catered fare complemented the distinct theme of the venue. A final bash featured helicopter tours, a seated dinner with elegant florals and an after-party casino with branded poker chips and cards.



Backyard BBQ Blowout – 2017

While attending an Atlanta conference, a global company wanted to celebrate its subsidiaries and customers by inviting them to the most Southern event possible – a backyard barbecue at the World of Coca-Cola. Guests were greeted by a drumline and stilt walkers before entering the fully branded event, which featured rustic styling, games like Jenga and cornhole, and beer tasting. Subtly branded areas gave a nod to hosts, sponsors and partners. Amid wood picnic tables and blue gingham-topped highboys, 1,400 attendees celebrated family style at this friendly “neighborhood” event. 



TechBridge Digital Ball – 2018

WM Events produced, managed and designed the 18th-annual Digital Ball fundraiser for TechBridge. An event that welcomed nearly 1,000 tech-savvy community leaders, the Digital Ball necessitated cutting-edge ways to wow the guests. By pairing innovative features like virtual assistant Bridget and a virtual reality experience with a dose of magic from mentalist Max Major, WM Events created an unforgettable evening that brought in more than $1 million for the organization.



60th Birthday Surprise Party on a Rooftop – 2018

When an LA resident wanted to host a surprise 60th birthday party for her girlfriend in Atlanta, WM Events produced a multilayered event that kicked off with a helicopter ride and rooftop landing followed by a party for 200 guests. The hardest part about this sophisticated evening for well-wishers from throughout the country? Keeping it all a secret! Thinking she was about to enjoy a private dinner, the guest of honor descended the spiral staircase to the 15th floor and stood in amazement as the curtains were drawn, revealing her family and friends waiting below. Glitzy décor, a Chanel-style cake and live entertainment completed the polished theme.