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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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5 Questions with…Cecilia Nguyen, Event Specialist at A&B Partytime Rentals

Meet the people behind A&B that make all the magic happen! Our blog series, “5 Questions with…” introduces our team of event experts. Today’s post features Cecilia Nguyen.  Cecilia started with A&B in the summer of 2018 and quickly fit in with our team.

What does your typical workday look like?

Lots of emails, phone calls, and assisting customers in the showroom!

What are some of your favourite events that you have worked on?

Wedding shows are my favourite so far.  The first wedding show I worked on was Creme de la Creme at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.  It is amazing seeing all of the models walking the runway in such beautiful wedding dresses.  The Fleur wedding show at the J.W. Marriott was another visually stunning show that I loved being a part of.  It’s great to see new designs and to meet other vendors, current clients, and future brides!

What are is the rental item that you are coveting right now?

Our Champagne Lace Linen is a classic.  It’s a great neutral colour that is still detailed and eye-catching that works with so many settings/themes.

Finish this sentence.  The key to a successful event is…


If you had an unlimited budget to plan the ultimate event of your dreams, what kind of party would you throw?

I would throw an extravagant party for my mom just cause she deserves it!  She’s a simple person but loves a good surprise so I would throw a party with all of her favourite things <3