First Gala Kick-Off Party
Guests enjoyed cocktails alfresco to celebrate the 15th annual First Gala kick-off party, held at Jennifer and Gus Puryear’s historic family home. From servers wearing laurel wreaths to cocktail napkins reading “carpe diem”, “in vino veritas” and other well-known Latin phrases, guests couldn’t help but get excited about the 2018 theme: Rome: City and Empire. European-themed menu items were provided by Kristen Winston, floral arrangements were designed by J. Mike Smith, and Roman-themed shortbread cookies were created by Southern Shortbread.
The 2018 Frist Gala will be held on Saturday, April 21 at the Frist Center.