Walking through a modern architectural gateway accompanied by the elegant sounds of a harp was a charming welcome to one of the most popular young professionals gatherings of the social calendar.
Was it the allure of a garden party as Houston was experiencing mild temps? More than 400 stylish guests ambled through McGovern Centennial Gardens where Hermann Park Conservancy young professional Urban Green members set up a lovely milieu that raised more than $25,000, surely pleasing event chairs Rachel and Daniel Fein, Brittany Ringel, Topper Sherry and Glyn Tower.
"Spring on the Green" guests took advantage of the many signature features of Hermann Park's newest pride and joy, the most favored of which was a casual stroll up the 30-foot Garden Mount that offers a stunning panorama of the public space.
Beats by DJ Mav and DJ M-Que vitalized the scene while patrons nibbled on a spread by Butter and Company Catering, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Whole Foods Market, Bagel Dots, Chili's Grill and Bar, Adair Kitchen, Relish Fine Foods, Paulie's, Pappas and Judith's Little Sweets, alongside bevs by Deep Eddy Vodka, TX Whiskey, Bayou Rum, Saint Arnold Brewing Co., Siphon Coffee and Deluxe Honeydrop Beverages.
Spotted among the crowd were steering committee chair Catherine Bradley, Hermann Park Conservancy executive director Doreen Stoller, Maridith Allen and Jackson Felder, Gwen Bradford, Marc Eichenbaum, Annie and Campbell Eifler, Maddy Fox, Nikki and Robert Hanley, Jessica Hart, Megan Kaldis, Mary and Weston O'Black, Brittany Sakowitz and Kevin Kushner, Jon Sanfelippo, Adrienne Saxe and Andrew Borches, Sara and Craig Stone and Gabe and Bridget Vick.