c.e.o., lead designer
WILLEM-AIDAN had the remarkable opportunity to design a media launch for Audi’s R8 Spider at l’Auberge in Del Mar, CA in 2010. They artfully designed each of three distinct events that comprised the launch including all florals, furniture, accent décor, linens, lighting and tabletops. It was after several events together throughout California that Audi’s event producers asked David and the WILLEM-AIDAN team to travel the country with them designing and executing every aspect of décor for all of Audi’s parties, launches and executive dinners. The proposal was particularly flattering considering these expert planners had worked with the best event designers throughout the U.S. over many years. During the next five years, WILLEM-AIDAN designers flawlessly created legendary event décor at the most renowned venues in the world. Whether at the Aspen Mountain Club, the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas or Seven-Mile-Beach in Grand Cayman, they managed to continue year after year and at each new event to impeccably represent this highly esteemed global brand.
In 2014, David was inspired to a new adventure far to the east, to create the perfect ranch venue in the Texas Hill Country outside Austin, TX, drawing from his unique background of working and staying for extended periods of time at the world’s most prestigious hotels, resorts and venues. After searching intensely for over a year, he found it. King River Ranch truly is an alluring oasis amidst the rugged beauty of the magnificent Hill Country, spreading out from the most beautiful and dramatic spring-fed quarter-mile section of the Pedernales River at one end to serene pastures and beautifully manicured grounds at the other, all surrounding charming barns, cottages and a breathtaking pond straight out of a Mark Twain novel, fireflies and all. The venue is expertly planned for beauty and charm, ease of flow and access, photographic opportunities, and of course, excellent service.