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February is an exciting month around these parts – not only are there lots of new Valentine’s engagements, but some of our favorite wedding magazines publish their new issues! We were so excited to see a number of amazing collaborations in this year’s edition of Ceremony Magazine, including this lovely Southwestern wedding shoot in turquoise and copper!

Fringed Wedding Dress with a Colorful Protea Bouquet | Clane Gessel Photography and Creative Flow Company | Colorful Southwestern Wedding Inspiration at Wente Vineyards
Tulip, Sweet Pea, and Protea Bouquet | Clane Gessel Photography and Creative Flow Company | Colorful Southwestern Wedding Inspiration at Wente VineyardsCopper and Cacti Centerpieces on an Aqua Silk Table RunnerNeutral Bridesmaids from a John Singer Sargent inspired editorial by Lisa ORich Rustic Table Decor in Copper and AquaNeutral Bridesmaids from a John Singer Sargent inspired editorial by Lisa ORustic Farm Table with Pops of Aqua and CopperBeaded Copper and Feather Place SettingNeutral Bridesmaids from a John Singer Sargent inspired editorial by Lisa OSouthwestern Inspired Bride among SunflowersNeutral Bridesmaids from a John Singer Sargent inspired editorial by Lisa OFloral Beaded Wedding Dress SashNeutral Bridesmaids from a John Singer Sargent inspired editorial by Lisa OBeautiful Relaxed Bridal Portraits

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We adore shoots like this because they give us a chance to collaborate with some of the incredibly talented event professionals in our ever-expanding community. This shoot was conceived and designed by Creative Flow Company and shot by one of our Bay Area boys, Clane Gessel PhotographyWente Vineyards provided a gorgeous backdrop for the colorful pastel flower arrangements from Roots and Stems. The copper vessels and beaded chargers added an on-trend metallic look to the eclectic flowers – king and pincushion protea, air plants, and cacti added an unexpected touch to romantic spring flowers like tulips, sweet peas, and ranunculus.

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PHOTO CREDITS –

Photography: Clane Gessel Photography

Creative Direction: Creative Flow Company

Venue: Wente Vineyards

Floral Design: Roots and Stems

Table Decor: Alicia K Designs

Wedding Gown: Kinsley James Couture Bridal

Jewelry: KoKoro Kara and Something Treasured

Stationery: The Card Lady

Makeup: Charrie Lanette

Sound and Lighting: Fantasy Sound Event Services

One of the best things about being in the special event industry are the amazing, creative connections that we’ve made – in the San Francisco Bay Area, and all around the world! The incredible Very Mary Inspired invited us to take part in her Sketchbook Series, a workshop for creative professionals; whether we were sending gorgeous linens for attendees to sketch or hosting a workshop in our showroom, we have loved being a part of her classes! Now she is taking the Sketchbook Series all around the country, and we are so excited to be going with her (at least, our linens are)! Next stop – Maui!

Aqua, Yellow, and Coral Modern Geometric Table Decor | Photoflood Studios | Partnering with The Sketchbook Series!Aqua, Yellow, and Coral Modern Geometric Dessert Display | Photoflood Studios | Partnering with The Sketchbook Series!Cheerful Modern Wedding Cake | Photoflood Studios | Partnering with The Sketchbook Series!Petite Geometric Desserts | Photoflood Studios | Partnering with The Sketchbook Series!Bright Peony Centerpiece  in a Honeycomb Vase | Photoflood Studios | Partnering with The Sketchbook Series!Drawing Event Designs | Photoflood Studios | Partnering with The Sketchbook Series!Sketching Class in the Napa Valley Linens Showroom | Photoflood Studios | Partnering with The Sketchbook Series!Sketching Class for Creative Professionals | Photoflood Studios | Partnering with The Sketchbook Series!Very Mary Inspired teaches Sketching to Wedding and Event Professionals | Photoflood Studios | Partnering with The Sketchbook Series!Practicing Sketching Techniques | Photoflood Studios | Partnering with The Sketchbook Series!Putting the Finishing Touches on a Sketch | Photoflood Studios | Partnering with The Sketchbook Series!DIY Geometric Gem Escort Cards | Photoflood Studios | Partnering with The Sketchbook Series!The Sketchbook Series for Creative Professionals | Photoflood Studios | Partnering with The Sketchbook Series!Join Us for the Sketchbook Series in Maui!

Don’t Miss the Next Class!

Tomorrow is the workshop in Maui, where Hawaiian event professionals will learn to bring their designs and concepts to life through incredible, creative sketches. Mary is touring the US after that, with stops in Sacramento, Atlanta, LA, and New York City! Check out upcoming cities and classes here!

We were delighted to be a part of The Sketchbook Series East Bay in a big way, by playing host to some of the Bay Area’s most talented event designers and florists in our newly refurbished showroom! True to the spirit of the class, Mary sketched a phenomenal dessert bar to inspire attendees, realizing her vision with Bay Area dessert and design specialists Honeycomb Events & Design. They turned each, intricate detail of her design into delicious reality with a modern, geometric display in a playful palette of aqua, yellow, and coral. A cheerful, patterned cake from The Whole Cake added a fun pop to the geometric inspired treats, asymmetrical backdrop, and hanging gem chandelier, while Soul Flower Design Studio provided truly gorgeous floral designs to accent the spread and our showroom. We picked up her palette with linens in soft shades of aqua, with our raw silk Faux de Soie Aqua and geometric Tetris Aqua Table Runners. We are so excited

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PHOTO CREDITS –

Concept, Planning, and Workshop: Very Merry Inspired for The Sketchbook Series
Photography:  Photoflood Studios
Desserts + Styling: Honeycomb Events & Design
Cake: The Whole Cake
Flowers: Soul Flower Design Studio
Specialty Rentals: Archive RentalsMilkglass Vintage Rentals

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

Modern, Colorful Wedding Table in Wedgwood Blue, Coral, and Yellow | Angie Silvy Photography | Suite Retreat - Modern Wine Country Wedding Inspiration from Napa Valley Linens

Today’s gorgeous Suite Retreat styled shoot brings the vibrant, colorful aesthetic of Palm Springs to Wine Country! Founder and CEO of Napa Valley Linens, Sharon Dexmier, was inspired by the clean lines of Palm Springs architecture coupled with the laid back elegance of Sonoma. Twin Palms proved the perfect blend of the two locations, with an airy, modern construction bordered by two enormous palm trees located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley. Sharon designed the shoot around a linen that we were just getting ready to debut, our Kate Wedgwood – the intricate ivory medallion on a soft blue field brought a fun print to the design without being fussy. Soulflower Floral Design captured the bright, Southern California hues of Palm Springs with bright coral peonies and yellow ranunculus, adding eclectic desert elements with pincushion protea and kumquat accents! Crisp while pillars and honeycomb vases kept the lines of our table decor clean and modern amongst the mix of prints and vibrant colors on the tabletop. We picked up the palette and patterns of the guest table in our cake display, with our blue on white Pippa Wedgwood print topped with a modern white wedding cake by The Whole Cake with delicately tinted ombre flowers in citrus shades of green and yellow.

The key to creating a truly stunning styled shoot lies in tying every aspect together – from the big picture down to the smallest of details. Our incredible collaborators – and our own work with textiles – allowed us to fabricate custom items to truly capture the spirit of the design that Sharon had in mind. We fabricated custom chair cushions from our geometric Pippa print, adding a wrap in the pattern to the place settings. Custom lounge pillows in our cheerful palette adorned the guests’ chairs as well as the lounge furniture set throughout the pool house. Stationers Olive-Route Design created bold escort cards, menus, and bar signs to complement our color scheme and pick up the interlocking patterns at the heart of our design. We are so grateful to photographer Angie Silvy Photography for capturing every detail of this amazing shoot!

 

Pops of Color | Angie Silvy Photography | Suite Retreat - Modern Wine Country Wedding Inspiration from Napa Valley LinensModern Printed Table Linens with Bright Coral and Yellow Flowers | Angie Silvy Photography | Suite Retreat - Modern Wine Country Wedding Inspiration from Napa Valley LinensGeometric Print Band around a Coral Napkin for a Modern Place Setting | Angie Silvy Photography | Suite Retreat - Modern Wine Country Wedding Inspiration from Napa Valley LinensPatterned Table Linens with Bright Summer Flowers in Coral and Yellow | Angie Silvy Photography | Suite Retreat - Modern Wine Country Wedding Inspiration from Napa Valley LinensGiant LOVE Letter Installation | Angie Silvy Photography | Suite Retreat - Modern Wine Country Wedding Inspiration from Napa Valley LinensBright and Colorful Reception Lounge | Angie Silvy Photography | Suite Retreat - Modern Wine Country Wedding Inspiration from Napa Valley LinensBlushing Bride Mimosa for a Specialty Cocktail | Angie Silvy Photography | Suite Retreat - Modern Wine Country Wedding Inspiration from Napa Valley LinensGeometric Blue and White Cake Table | Angie Silvy Photography | Suite Retreat - Modern Wine Country Wedding Inspiration from Napa Valley LinensModern Ombre Wedding Cake with Geometric Print Linens | Angie Silvy Photography | Suite Retreat - Modern Wine Country Wedding Inspiration from Napa Valley Linens

Photography: Angie Silvy Photography
Venue: Twin Palms
Floral Design: Soulflower Floral Design
Cake: The Whole Cake
Stationery Design: Olive-Route Design
LOVE Letters: Rrivreworks

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Styling Your Wedding Cake Table | Napa Valley Linens

L – Photography: Angie Silvy, Cake: The Whole Cake on Pippa Wedgwood

R – Photography: Inkspot Photography, Cake: Lettie Cakes on Paris Blush

Whether you opt for a simple, elegant cake with fresh flowers or a modern, graphic dessert, your wedding cake table is sure to be one of the focal points of your reception! Styling the wedding cake table is one of the easiest ways to bring a unique and personal touch to your wedding – we’ve paired some of our favorite cakes with just the right linens to complement them and complete the overall look. A minimalist wedding cake takes on a modern look when paired with a small geometric print, while a delicate tiered confection can take on a glam look when set on top of sparkling sequins. Combining just the right print or linen texture with your cake design can have an enormous impact on the look and feel of your reception, so read on to find out just how linens and cake can create a perfect pairing!

 

Barely There Naked Wedding Cake | Styling a Wedding Cake Table from Napa Valley LinensPhotography: Amy Anaiz Photography via Style Me Pretty

Naked cakes are still taking the wedding world by storm and this one could not be more romantic! The light crumb coat of frosting beautifully ties in with today’s rustic craze, while the peach roses and gold topper add a romantic finishing touch. The simplicity of the cake itself leaves lots of room to play with table linens when it comes to pattern and texture. The ivory and pale peach combination doesn’t call for vivid colors in the tabletop styling but an elegant neutral pattern would complement the soft colors in the cake itself. The large-scale damask print of our Brussels adds an elegant note to the unfinished cake, while the tone on tone palette complements it without pulling focus. The unabashedly romantic chiffon rosettes of our Boheme Creme Overlay tie in with the delicate florals and add beautiful texture!

 

Chic SImple Wedding Cake | Styling a Wedding Cake Table from Napa Valley Linens

Photography: KT Merry Photography, Cake: Hotel Caruso via Style Me Pretty

Sometimes simplicity is the best way to make a statement – elegant, minimalist cakes have become a beautiful trend! Smooth fondant columns or barely swirled buttercream layers look delectable but not overwhelming, leaving a lot of options when it comes to picking linens. Make a gentle impact with a selection of simple cakes in varying sizes and heights to create visual interest, tying them together with accent details and, of course, the linen! The subtle pattern on our richly textured Bellagio Cream linen adds depth to the table while the matte sparkle of our Paris Gold sequins adds a glamorous touch while remaining understated.

 

Delicate Pastel Wedding Cake | Styling a Wedding Cake Table from Napa Valley Linens

Photography: Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty

There’s nothing like fresh flowers on a cake, and this sweet, pastel palette is perfect for a garden wedding! Our swirling Ankara print in soft Aquamarine (Sharon’s favorite color!) adds a modern vibe to a petite cake table or a grand dessert display. The large-scale pattern adds a modern flair, but the delicate color palette helps it blend with a softer garden palette. Our Peony Overlay in Blush or Ivory carries the floral theme with a beautiful, textural petal design!

 

Eclectic Pie Dessert Display | Styling a Wedding Cake Table from Napa Valley Linens

Photography: Josh Gruetzmacher via Ruffled

Lots of couples are opting for a dessert buffet or elaborate display these days and we love the options it creates! Multiple platters and stands add a lot of different elements to a table, so it’s important to pick just the right linen to have an impact without overwhelming the table. Newport Sand has a lovely natural texture and petite polka dots to lend just a little bit of design, while our soft, distressed Brighton print adds color and pattern but is large enough to keep from looking busy with the rest of the decor.

 

Textured White Wedding Cake | Styling a Wedding Cake Table from Napa Valley Linens

Photography: Jose Villa, Cake: Sweet & Saucy Shop via Style Me Pretty

Textural cakes will always be one of our favorites – they remain a classic for lovers of elegant wedding design. Our Summer Sugar is thick and luxurious to the touch, with a woven look that adds depth to the table while still appearing chic and crisp. The simplicity of the linen ties into the texture of the cake while carrying the minimalist vibe. A small, repeating pattern like our Marrakesh adds a gorgeous design element while the matte gold on ivory remains effortlessly chic!

 

Metallic Gold Wedding Cake | Styling a Wedding Cake Table from Napa Valley Linens

Photography: Our Labor of Love by Heidi, Cake: Eileen Carter Creations via Ruffled

It’s no secret that we love a metallic and gold and silver look amazing on a cake! Whether your style is all out gold glam or just a hint of metallic, there’s a gorgeous way to tie that edible art into your cake table design. The bold metallic of our Cleo Gold Overlay is sure to make a statement, whether the cake atop it is romantic Art Deco or just a hint of gold leaf. If edible sequins or gold dust buttercream is your style, the vibrant hues of our Faux de Soie collection play off a dramatic cake with rich color and a luxe Dupioni silk texture!

 

What linens would you pair with your perfect cake! Take a look through the album of our favorite cakes, or check out these fabulous linens and the rest of our collection on our Website!