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Classic Blue: 2020 Pantone Colour of the Year

A “universal favourite,” Classic Blue, or Pantone 19-4052 is the colour of the year for 2020.  Described by Pantone as “a reassuring presence instilling calm, confidence and connection,” which is everything you’d want at a wedding!  Classic Blue is not too bright or too pale, which means it is perfect to mix with both warm and cool tones.

Warm Tone: Blue & Gold

This is a timeless and luxurious combination.  Classic blue serves as a versatile base colour that allows the vibrancy of the gold to pop!

Blue Linens & Gold Chiavaris Source: Pinterest
Blue Linens & Gold Chargers Source: Pinterest
Blue Linen & Gold Cutlery Source: Deer Pearl Flowers










Check out our Gold Chiavari Chairs, plates, chargers, and flatware if you’re looking to incorporate this look into your next event.

Cool Tone: Blue & Grey

This colour combination can be both modern or traditional, depending on your decor and settings.  Use Classic Blue as an accent to give your space a punch of colour.  You can also use Classic Blue as your base and trim with white, grey, silver, and platinum for a modern finish.

Grey Linen & Blue Sashes Source: Pinterest
Silver Chargers & Blue Napkins Source: Pinterest










Chair sashes, charger plates, and napkins are great accents that work with any budget.

If Classic Blue isn’t for you, a softer Wedgewood Blue can be incorporated to tone down your look.  We carry our Wedgewood Blue linen in most of our linen sizes that can be used as a full linen or a table runner.  We also carry chair sashes and napkins that pair well with neutral shades (i.e. cafe, ivory, white) or use blue on blue for a gorgeous, monochrome look.  Our vineyard chairs match perfectly with Wedgewood Blue linens and accents!

Vineyard Chairs & Blue Runner Source: Once Wed
Vineyard Chairs & Wedgewood Napkins Source: Pinterest
Gold Settings & Wedgewood Napkin Source: Elle Weddings (Photography by Sparrow Photography)










Whatever your event, there are countless ways to incorporate Pantone’s 2020 colour of the year.  Need more inspiration?  Come by our office or call in to speak with our sales staff!

~ Cecilia

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Greenery: A New Neutral


Because of its ability to unite a myriad of colours, seasons, and mediums, Greenery is the 2017 Pantone Colour of the Year.  Greenery can be the focal point or a calming tie-in for your event.

Recalling freshness, energy, and lushness, there are many ways you can incorporate this colour to evoke different moods at your event.


You can punctuate greenery with colour accents.  Use it as a base linen and then go bold with rich hues and pops of bright florals.  We have a range of green linens that can work as a base for your bright ideas.

A&B linens, clockwise from top left: Lime Taffeta, Light Olive, Olive Crush, Green Bohemian


Greenery pairs beautifully with bright colours, deeper shades, jewel tones, and metallic pieces.  By bringing foliage to the forefront, you can add a dimensional luxury and invigorate your aesthetic.

Photo Sources (clockwise from top left): Unknown; Weddingomania; Unknown; Weddingomania


Incorporating greenery in your backdrops is a way to add volume amidst a monochromatic scheme.  Its versatility means you can achieve whatever suits your mood: playful and vibrant; minimal and calming; or moody and romantic.

Photo Sources (clockwise from top left): Weddingomania; Pinterest; The Permanent; Pinterest


Especially with white and neutral shades, Greenery can add a burst of freshness and vibrancy without overpowering your scheme.  You can use large leaves as your place cards, tie garlands around balloons or cocktail tables, or drape greenery over chairs.  Take a look at our selection of chairs to kickstart your imagination…the possibilities are endless!

Photo Sources (clockwise from top left): Pinterest; Design Love Fest; Trendy Bride; Southern Weddings

Whether you use Greenery as a base, centrepiece, backdrop, or accent, be prepared for a stunning visual.  This year’s Pantone colour also has a sunny aspect to it; creating warmth and hope.  By bringing in an element of nature and unity, you encourage your guests to not only connect with the environment; you are inviting them to connect with your event.

~ Kim Lam

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Wedding Inspiration: RoseGold in Perfect Wedding Magazine

perfect wedding magazine

Perfect Wedding magazine’s latest Blossoming Issue features a stunning editorial shoot that has us inspired! Co-produced by Perfect Wedding magazine and Filosophi Events, the colourful design pairs one of the hottest colours of the year Rose Gold with Pop Art. A&B Partytime Rentals provided Vineyard X-Back Chairs and Crown Gold Flatware that helped tie the whole look together. We especially love the floral detail added to the chairs! Shot on location at The Pipe Shop at the Shipyards, a heritage venue on North Vancouver’s waterfront.

Take a look at the feature film about the editorial shoot by Life Studios Inc. For even more wedding inspiration, also see our recent blog post: Rose Quartz in Real Weddings magazine.

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5 Vancouver Hotels with Outdoor Event Space

Recently on the A&B blog, we showcased Vancouver’s New & Renovated Event Spaces. Today, we have highlighted outdoor event spaces offered by some of Vancouver’s top hotels.

Wedgewood Hotel & Spa: The Wedgewood Hotel & Spa‘s beautiful Chelsea Terrace is a hidden gem in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The space is perfect for private parties, receptions, and weddings, and has been recently refurbished.

Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver: By downtown Vancouver’s waterfront is the Outdoor Pool Terrace at Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver. The terrace offers 2,100 square feet of event space against incredible water and mountain views.

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre: The Fountain Square gardens at Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre offer a unique event space for both small and large functions up to 1,000 people.

Sheraton Wall Centre

Rosewood Hotel Georgia: Located in the inner courtyard of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia‘s 4th floor is Reflections: The Garden Terrace. Filled with foliage, soft lights, and natural elements, the space is a sophisticated urban oasis. Private events can be booked during the fall/winter season.

Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver: On the 6th floor of Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver is a contemporary Terrace. The event space is canopied and ideal for intimate gatherings.

Selected a venue? Talk to us about event rentals that will you require.

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Wedding Inspiration: Rose Quartz in Real Weddings Magazine

A&B Partytime Rentals was thrilled to be a part of a recent editorial shoot for Real Weddings magazine Spring/Summer 2016 issue. Produced by Debut Event Design and photographed by Union Photographers, the breathtaking design uses 2016’s Pantone Colour of the Year – rose quartz. Shot on location at The Permanent, a heritage gem in downtown Vancouver.



Our table, linens, glassware, plates, and flatware were featured in this shoot, including:

Blush Sequin Linen
Diamante Charger Plate
Golf Filigree China
Crown Gold Flatware

Pick up a copy of Real Weddings magazine Spring/Summer 2016 issue, and visit Union Photographer’s website for more behind-the-scenes photos. Contact us directly for more information on any of the featured rental items.

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2016 Hush Wedding Soirée

Photo Credit: @zhannababko

On Saturday, A&B Partytime Rentals was a part of the 2016 Hush Wedding Soirée hosted at Terminal City Club in downtown Vancouver. With two floors of wedding inspiration and entertainment, the show always brings together the city’s best vendors.

Our Skylight Canopy was located on Terminal City Club’s patio. Our main table showcased the following items, with a beautiful floral garland from Flower Factory that tied the whole look together.

  • Tableware: Diamante Charger Plate, Silver Flatware, Cylinder Vase
  • Glassware: Riedel
  • Linen: White 110×156, Ivory Satin 90×132, Grey Napkin
  • Furniture: Walnut Chiavari Chairs, Table 8×40, Kindle Propane Heater
Photo Credit: Vancity Bride
Photo Credit: Vancity Bride

Our rentals were also a part of other displays at the show, including Debut Event Design’s gorgeous table that featured our dinnerware.

Photo Credit: @tccweddings
Photo Credit: @tccweddings

For more information about any of the items, visit our Catalogue or Contact Us directly.

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Wedding Inspiration: Big City Love & A Gold Win

From styled shoots to shows, we love sharing wedding inspiration. Recently, we were thrilled to be a part of a design that gained media coverage, and another that took first place at a wedding show.

Big City Love

Produced by Smitten Events, “Big City Love” was recently featured in Real Weddings Magazine. The styled shoot took inspiration from the Big Apple, bringing together both monochromatic and vibrant elements. Featured products from A&B Partytime Rentals included our:

  • Mirror Cutlery
  • Square White Plates
  • Crystal Glassware
  • Platinum Burlap Linen
  • Bellini Chairs

See more photos in the Real Weddings Magazine article.

A Gold Win

Photo Credit: Pinnacle Hotel At The Pier - Instagram @pinnaclepierhotel
Photo Credit: Pinnacle Hotel At The Pier

Earlier this year, the Westin Bayshore held their annual Wedding Fair. Debut Event Design created a booth for the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier that took first place at the show. Featured products from A&B Partytime Rentals included our:

  • Gold Filigree Plates
  • Gold Cutlery
  • Riedel Glassware
  • Gold Bead Charger Plates
  • Gold Chiavari Chairs

For more information about any of the products featured, visit our event rental Catalogue.

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Holiday Event Inspiration

Our showroom is full of fun and festive inspiration for your upcoming holiday events. Highlighted below are two of our main table designs currently on display. Contact us to learn more about the specific items listed, and ensure to place your holiday orders in now if you have not already!

*Please Note:
Sold Out Dates: Dec 2 – 8, Dec 10-14
Holiday Closures: Dec 24 – 27 for Christmas and Dec 31 – Jan 3 for New Year’s

Holiday Event Inspiration