A biennial bash, this time chaired by Soraya and Scott McClelland of H-E-B fame, toasted the fifth anniversary of Downtown’s Discovery Green. The sold-out, black-tie soiree took place under a lavishly verdant party tent on the park’s Jones Lawn.
Per the event’s custom, the walkways at the park were lined with red carpet, and dozens of crystal chandeliers dangled from the 100-year-old live oaks. Glam lounge furniture was set up outside the tent, while tabletops inside followed suit, bedecked in crystals by The Events Company.
The nearly 500 guests—including former Gala on the Green chairs Nancy and Rich Kinder, and Phoebe and Bobby Tudor—raved about the Tony’s-catered meal of strawberry salad and pollo involotini. And people partied all night long to the Atlanta-based, 13-piece dance band Simply Irresistible, whose tunes lived up to its name! –Photography by Anthony A. Hynes