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An industry known for throwing fabulous parties must go all out when it’s time to celebrate their own, right? This year’s San Francisco NACE Gala was no exception, with a glamorous Rococo theme that was the epitome of French chic. The Franciscan Room of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel was transformed into an opulent ballroom to allow some of the Bay Area’s top wedding and event professionals to celebrate the end of the season in style. We love being a part of such a thriving, creative community, especially the chance to collaborate with so many talented people!

This year’s gala was no exception, with Charmed Events Group behind the luxurious Rococo theme. The hotel’s cream on blue color scheme inspired our palette, with long tables of our Lamour Blue Light linens topped with floral table runners in Peony Ivory. Frances Lane provided place settings worthy of Marie Antoinette with carved ivory chargers and vintage glassware in pastel shades of pink and blue. Two of our favorite Bay Area floral designers, The Petal Company and Nicole Ha Designs, provided lush centerpieces of delicate pastel flowers accented with gold leaves. A blend of French inspired Louis chairs and clear ghost chairs from Blueprint Studios added a fun modern twist on the vintage theme!

Rococo Glam Wedding Reception | Colson Griffith Photography | French Chic at the San Francisco NACE Gala 2014!Ivory, Blush, and Gold Table Decor | Colson Griffith Photography | French Chic at the San Francisco NACE Gala 2014!Pink Vintage Glassware with Ivory and Gold Place Settings | Colson Griffith Photography | French Chic at the San Francisco NACE Gala 2014!Petite Gold Wire Centerpieces | Colson Griffith Photography | French Chic at the San Francisco NACE Gala 2014!Elegant Powder Blue and Ivory Place Setting | Colson Griffith Photography | French Chic at the San Francisco NACE Gala 2014!Mosaic Marrakesh Ivory and Gold Table Linens for Cocktail Hour | Colson Griffith Photography | French Chic at the San Francisco NACE Gala 2014!Parisian Glam Wedding | Colson Griffith Photography | French Chic at the San Francisco NACE Gala 2014!Lush Pastel and Gold Centerpieces on Peony Ivory Table Runners | Colson Griffith Photography | French Chic at the San Francisco NACE Gala 2014!Rococo Inspired Wedding Reception in Blue and Cream | Colson Griffith Photography | French Chic at the San Francisco NACE Gala 2014!Crystal Chandeliers and Damask Print for a Paris Glam Reception | Colson Griffith Photography | French Chic at the San Francisco NACE Gala 2014!Elegant Powder Blue and Cream Wedding Table | Colson Griffith Photography | French Chic at the San Francisco NACE Gala 2014!

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PHOTO CREDITS –

Photography: Colson Griffith Photography
Venue: Sir Francis Drake Hotel
Event Design: Charmed Events Group
Event Coordination: The Argonaut Hotel and A Savvy Event
Floral Design: The Petal Company and Nicole Ha Designs
Place Settings: Frances Lane
Equipment Rentals: Blueprint Studios
Stationery Design: Curlicue Designs Calligraphy

We often get asked why it is that we focus solely on specialty wedding linens, and to us, the answer is simple. It’s not only our abiding love of textiles that sparked this love affair, but the fact that the perfect table linens are the key to a truly gorgeous event! There are so many details that have to come together to create a striking design – from the surroundings, to the color story, to the decor and rentals that grace the tables – but the unifying element falls to the perfect linen choice. Dressed tables occupy the most visual real estate in the reception area, giving linens the ability to personalize and transform a space. Bright colors or a pop of pattern can instantly dress up a simple hall, while luxuriously textured tablecloths look perfectly at home in a grander setting.

When we work with clients on selecting wedding linens, we always begin with their venue. Whether they are getting married in a ballroom, a wine cellar, or a barn, we start with the ambient colors in the space. Working within an existing color palette, like a prominent carpet pattern or wall treatment, is one of the best ways to create a harmonious design that complements the space. We recently collaborated on the San Francisco/Bay Area NACE Gala in San Francisco’s historic Sir Francis Drake Hotel – the icy blue and ivory linens with touches of blush and gold in the floral arrangements made a beautiful match with the Ballroom’s cream on blue carpeting. Adding colored linens to guest tables is the easiest – and most cost effective! – way to dress up a simple space and leave guests wowed. Of course, we love it when our couples like to get creative with their tables as well! Patterned linens, vibrant runners, or the sparkle of sequins help tables feel full with smaller centerpieces or minimal decor.

We have all sorts of tricks when it comes to working with in a tight budget, of course! We often meet with couples who fell in love with one of our specialty linens and would love to incorporate it in their design. Since all eyes are on the Head Table or Sweetheart Table, as well as the cake, those are the best places to start! Once the eye-catching linen has been placed where it will be seen – and photographed – the most, we can select accent linens in complementary colors and styles to place on Guest Tables. Adding a fabulous linen to accent tables like the Guest Book or throughout the Cocktail Area is another great cost-effective way to create a gorgeous, cohesive design.

Elegant Modern Blush Wedding Reception | Jesse Leake Photography | Luxury Linens for any Wedding Budget!

Ankara Blush | Jesse Leake Photography

Powder Blue and Ivory Wedding with Floral Table Runners | Colson Griffith Photography | Luxury Linens for any Wedding Budget!

Lamour Blue Light with Peony Ivory Runners | Colson Griffith Photography

Romantic Blush and Champagne Wedding | Love Story Pictures | Luxury Linens for any Wedding Budget!

Lamour Taffy | Love Story Pictures

Rustic Wine Country Wedding with Industrial Modern Styling | Carmen Santorelli Photography | Luxury Linens for any Wedding Budget!

Tangier Pumpkin | Carmen Santorelli Photography

Burgundy and Gold Carmel Valley Wedding | Luxury Linens for any Wedding Budget!

Faux de Soie Gold

Modern Wedding with Silver Sequin Linens and Black and White Stripes | Gustavo Fernandez Photography | Luxury Linens for any Wedding Budget!

Paris Silver | Gustavo Fernandez Photography

Mint, Blush, and Gold Country Club Wedding | Kim+Phil Photography | Luxury Linens for any Wedding Budget!

Basic Hazel | Kim+Phil PhotographyGlamorous Purple Wedding with Crystal Chandeliers | Caroline Tran Photography | Luxury Linens for any Wedding Budget!

Lamour Purple Haze | Caroline Tran Photography

Simple and Elegant Holman Ranch Wedding | Scott Campbell Photography | Luxury Linens for any Wedding Budget!

Basic Ivory and Paris Blush | Scott Campbell PhotographyGlam Sparkling Blush Wedding Cake Table | Inkspot Photography | Luxury Linens for any Wedding Budget!

Paris Blush | Inkspot Photography

Vintage Inspired Ivory and Gold Wedding Head Table | Sterling Tyler Photography | Luxury Linens for any Wedding Budget!

Luxe Ivory and Gold | Sterling Tyler PhotographyNavy Blue and White Nautical Wedding Cake Table | Limelife Photography | Luxury Linens for any Wedding Budget!

Necco Navy Overlay | Limelife PhotographyRomantic Neutral Wedding with Bright Colorful Flowers | Fondly Forever Photography | Luxury Linens for any Wedding Budget!

Ankara Taupe | Fondly Forever PhotographyCream and Blush Chanel Inspired Wedding Sweetheart Table | Tyler Vu Photography | Luxury Linens for any Wedding Budget!

Coco Champagne | Tyler Vu PhotographyRuffled Petal Wedding Cake Table | Intercontinental Mark Hopkins | Luxury Linens for any Wedding Budget!

Peony Blush | Intercontinental Mark Hopkins

 

What a year it has been! 2014 ended up being a huge year for Napa Valley linens – we launched our new website, found ourselves in some amazing new markets, collaborated with some of the most incredible event professionals in the Bay Area and around the world, and finally managed to branch out into blogging! It is with a huge sigh of satisfaction – and a large glass of wine – that we sign off for the holidays! We’ll be back in 2015 with lots more to share!

Peace and Love from Napa Valley Linens!

Photography: Tyler Vu Photography from Champagne Wishes and Botanical Dreams at Casa Amore 2014

Christmas came early to our inbox, with the shots of this year’s Casa Amore event! The showcase features work of the Preferred Professionals of Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery and their sister site, the Palm Event Center. Engaged couples planning a 2015 wedding at either of these Livermore Wine Valley venues get the chance to see our work first hand, along with some of the most talented event professionals in the Tri-Valley Area! We teamed up with the incredible Nicole Ha Designs to create stunning and unique vignettes to inspire Casa and Palm couples, and now we get to share them with engaged couples around the world! Many, many thanks to the Casa Real team for all of their hard work putting together this incredible showcase, along with our other partners, Fantasy Sound Event Services, Hartmann Studios and Cake Delight. Talented local photographers and Casa alums Tyler Vu Photography and Rhee Bevere Photography were on hand to capture every detail!

Part of the beauty of the Casa and Palm showcase, is the chance to show off more than just one table or small vignette. Our team set up in the Entrance Hall and the cozy Amber Room of Casa Real, while other groups utilized the Sun Garden and the Grand Ballroom. With so much space to play in, we had the chance to create a number of gorgeous looks to inspire couples, from our linens to the floral design, lighting, tabletop rentals, and delicious desserts. Nicole was the creative force behind our varied looks, from the botanical glam Sweetheart Table set with our Paris Gold sequin linens and a lush botanical runner of peonies, roses, and antlers, to the Chanel inspired mini-reception that aptly used our Coco Champagne linens! A monogrammed flower wall and crystal chandelier called attention to the Sweetheart Table, with fully set guest tables on either side. Things took a modern turn with another look showcasing black, ivory, and gold decor – our mosaic print Marrakesh set the tone for graphic, geometric decor and crisp neutral flower arrangements. There was even a modern glam wedding ceremony set up in front of the Amber Room’s elegant marble mantelpiece, set with dozens of ghost chairs and hung with Edison bulbs and iron chandeliers! We hope these gorgeous vignettes inspire our readers as much as the wonderful couples at Casa and Palm!

The Entrance to Casa Real | Champagne Wishes and Botanical Dreams at Casa Amore 2014
Luxurious Gold Sequin and Peony Adorned Botanical Sweetheart Table | Champagne Wishes and Botanical Dreams at Casa Amore 2014Glamorous Gold Sweetheart Table with Sequins and Botanical Florals | Champagne Wishes and Botanical Dreams at Casa Amore 2014Chanel Inspired Table  Designs in Coco Champagne Linens | Champagne Wishes and Botanical Dreams at Casa Amore 2014A Monogrammed Floral Wall Makes a Stunning Accent for a Sweetheart Table | Champagne Wishes and Botanical Dreams at Casa Amore 2014Monogram Floral Wall Inspired by Chanel | Champagne Wishes and Botanical Dreams at Casa Amore 2014Ivory and Blush Roses on Sparkling Champagne Linens | Champagne Wishes and Botanical Dreams at Casa Amore 2014Blush, Gold, and Champagne Centerpieces | Champagne Wishes and Botanical Dreams at Casa Amore 2014Romantic Chanel Inspired Champagne Wedding Place Setting | Champagne Wishes and Botanical Dreams at Casa Amore 2014Blush and Ivory Monogram Flower Wall | Champagne Wishes and Botanical Dreams at Casa Amore 2014Modern Metallic Wedding Table | Champagne Wishes and Botanical Dreams at Casa Amore 2014Mixed Metals and White Flowers for a Modern Geometric Wedding Table | Champagne Wishes and Botanical Dreams at Casa Amore 2014Black and Gold Modern Geometric Wedding Decor | Champagne Wishes and Botanical Dreams at Casa Amore 2014Gold Geometric Table Decor | Champagne Wishes and Botanical Dreams at Casa Amore 2014Black, White, and Gold Modern Centerpieces | Champagne Wishes and Botanical Dreams at Casa Amore 2014Candlelight Ceremony Hung with Chandeliers | Champagne Wishes and Botanical Dreams at Casa Amore 2014Modern Glam Wedding Ceremony

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PHOTO CREDITS –

Photography: Tyler Vu Photography and Rhee Bevere Photography
Venue: Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery
Floral and Event Design: Nicole Ha Designs
Lighting: Fantasy Sound Event Services
Equipment Rentals: Hartmann Studios
Desserts: Cake Delight