Established in 2015 and headquartered in Northern Colorado, Melinda Brown Events specializes in creating event experiences for both individuals and businesses. Melinda meticulously plans and flawlessly presents events on behalf of her clients with the end goal of bringing business events, milestone celebrations, and destination retreats to the proverbial next level. She will work with you every step of the way starting with initial concept and budget planning to deliver an event that is guaranteed to exceed your expectations while creating lasting impressions. Melinda Brown Events offers personalized service with uncompromising attention to detail and utmost hospitality to help you achieve your event goals and provide guests a thoroughly elevated experience. The result is a meaningful, memorable and extraordinary experience for your personal or business community.
The Business of Entertaining
Every event has its own unique message and set of objectives. Melinda Brown Events organizes the important aspects of the special event, sets deadlines, and incorporates an overall design that helps achieve objectives, deliver the vision, and set the stage for the event. You can be assured that your plan will be successfully implemented in the style and fashion most beneficial to you and/or your organization. Additionally, Melinda is your resource to discovering the perfect people and places that best fit your function and budget to make your event a success. Every detail will be handled flawlessly so you can relax and enjoy your event: taking your planning experience from high-stress to effortless.
Symbolism of the Pineapple
The pineapple has become an enduring expression of welcome and hospitality, as well as friendship, generosity, and other forms of social warmth and graciousness. But, do you know why?
History records that New England sea captains would spear a pineapple outside their homes on gateposts or on their front doors as a symbol of safe return after traveling the perilous trade routes in the Caribbean. The pineapple was an invitation for friends to visit, share food and drink, and listen to tales of the captain’s voyage. This concept of hospitality – the warmth, charm and style with which guests were taken into the home – was a central element of daily life.
As the tradition grew, in larger, affluent homes, the dining room doors were kept closed to heighten guests’ suspense about the table being readied on the other side. At the appointed moment, and with the maximum amount of pomp and drama, the doors were flung open to reveal the evening’s main event and crowning food piece. The pineapple which was the visual keystone of the feast and home naturally came to symbolize the high spirits of the social events themselves. Starting in seaport towns on the East Coast, the fruit was also an inspiration to craftsmen who sculpted and carved pineapples in stone and wood onto the exterior facades and interior surfaces of mansions and buildings of prominence. The pineapple symbolized those intangible appreciated in social gatherings; expressing the sense of welcome, good cheer, warmth and generosity.
The pineapple indeed has a colorful history and is today heralded as the princess of fruits and credited as the symbol of hospitality and welcome. Today the motif is still celebrated as a design element and you can find fine examples throughout many historic homes and estates in the South. If you look carefully around these old homes, it’s not uncommon to find the pineapple cleverly carved in areas around the front gate, bedpost, main foyer, staircase, and fireplace mantle – all places where guests would tend to gather.
As you can see, the rich symbolism paired with Melinda’s thirteen years living in the South makes the pineapple a perfect inspiration for our event company logo. Melinda Brown Events strives to produce charming events that leave attendees with a feeling of warm hospitality and divine graciousness. We welcome the opportunity to serve you and your guests in this way.