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This past Sunday April 10th, the team at AOO Events joined forces to participate in a six mile mud run at Castaic Lake. The Down and Dirty marathon included over 20 obstacles, which highlighted the team building aspects of the run through collaboration, support and working together. The team completed the course in a […]

Behind every major event production is a great stage designer, a great team and a whole lot of teamwork. Once an event has been given the green light, AOO Events CEO David Merrell is usually the first point of contact for initiating design plans. For this recent event, the client […]

Everyone in special events has that one moment that ignited their passion for the event world … this is Jimmy’s: In 6th grade each student was given an ‘egg baby’ to keep alive and safe for a month. Any crack in the egg resulted in failing the project. The health […]

Brandis Protenic is our newest addition to Team AOO Events. Born in Newport Beach, and raised in the west Texas town of El Paso, Brandis returned to Southern California to pursue a culinary career. When she quickly realized her love of food and beauty regimen didn’t quite translate to 4:00 AM bakery […]

American film, stage and television actress Alfre Woodard began hosting an annual industry dinner for African American, and women of color in film over five years ago. The dinners began after Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson were both nominated for an Academy Award and Woodard saw an opportunity to […]

AOO Events has become a leader in live show production, due to its extensive experience in the field. The key to success for any live show is to properly plan out all the elements. Direct communication between departments is also paramount to the success of the live show. As most […]

The holiday season brings people closer together in a season of celebration. The traditional celebration sees families and friends, our loved ones, gathered around a table sharing, eating and bonding. The table is symbolic in that way; always bringing us closer to the ones we love. In honor of that, […]

When designing an event it’s extremely important to keep your eye on the details. It’s the event producer’s responsibility to maximize their opportunity to align the client’s objective with detailed design elements. The prize is always in the details. We recently caught up with our lead floral designer, Jason Vorse, to […]

CEO and Creative Director of AOO Events David Merrell, recently had the unique opportunity to host his long time friends in the event industry at a private dinner. The dinner took place at LA’s City Club, which boasts sprawling 360 degree views of our wonderful city. Being the event industry […]

Halloween is one of the most creative holidays of the year. The feeling of festivity around costumes and candy, fuels our creative inspiration and propels us into full-blown holiday planning mode. Since Halloween is seen as a bridge to the grand finale of the holidays on December 25, we decided […]