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Link to Libraries – Once Upon a Time Gala with Colin Cowie – Tanya Costigan Events

I can’t even express how life changing this event was…on so many levels. When The Log Cabin in Holyoke, Massachusetts invited me to be a designer for this event, and that it would benefit local schools, and that it would be an opportunity to meet Colin Cowie…whoa!

The Log Cabin was transformed so that attendees were walking through real life illustrations from four well known children’s stories. This is because the event raised money for books for libraries in schools in the Western Massachusetts area.

The two scenes that my team and I designed were Alice in Wonderland and Snow White. MY FAVORITE, FAVORITE, FAVORITE.



Before I walk you through these real life illustrations, you should read this first…so snuggle into this like it’s a good book on a rainy day.

Thank you to the Log Cabin, and Nicole Lucas, especially.
The photography was done by two powerhouse photographers who tag teamed to capture the magic… Brian Marsh Photography and Four Wings Photography!
The filmmaking was done by Epic Filmmakers and is enough to give you the goosebumps, it’s so good.
Thank you to Durocher Florist for all of the flowers.
Thank you to Michael’s Party Rentals and Peak Event Services for the rentals that served as the base for our designs.
Thank you to CJC Uplighting for the lighting that just polished off these designs.
Thank you to Link to Libraries for allowing me to take part.
Thank you to my clients who attended as a VIP guest!

and now….ONCE UPON A TIME…

ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Tanya Costigan Events
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SNOW WHITE by Tanya Costigan Events
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Check out this SAME DAY EDIT that Epic Filmmakers did. Literally so talented that he took the day’s footage and played it at the event for us to watch! How cool!?



Behind the scenes photos and the full gallery if you’re interested in seeing who attended!