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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.

Linens

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

Centrepieces

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

Backdrops

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

Accents

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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Valentine’s Day 2017 – Table Inspiration

I have a confession: I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day.  I’m all for celebrating love and togetherness but I hate the pressure of making everything perfect on this one day.  I have a lot of respect for anyone willing to brave the crowds to put a smile on their loved one’s face.  This year, to take the some of the pressure off, we have three easy options that you can set up anywhere!

Simple Romance

Surprise your partner with a romantic dinner for two.  Here, one of our A&B drivers transformed a warehouse space into a dining area by using silver sequin and white banjo drape to surprise his girlfriend with a home-cooked meal.  Lush linens, silver cutlery, and sparkling glassware combined with lots of candlelight and rose petals completed the look that brought tears to her eyes.

Blush Sparkle

Design by Debut Event Design; Photograph by Union Photographers

For those that love glitz, glamour, and sparkle, this setting is sure to wow!  This table, designed by Debut Event Design and photographed by Union Photographers, makes a statement with blush sequins and gold cutlery and china.  It has an old Hollywood feel that is fit for the leading lady (or gentleman) in your life.

Galentine’s Day

Sometimes a party with friends is the best route to take.  Get your girlfriends (or guy friends) together for a Galentine’s Day party to celebrate the day, regardless of your relationship status.  Whether it’s a long table dinner or a casual cocktail party, we’ve got looks for every setting.  For a full breakdown of the items used in these photos, check out our Pinterest board!

The important thing is to make sure your plans are full of details that mean something to you and whomever you are spending the day with.  They’ll love whatever you came up with regardless of what look you pick as long as it comes from the heart.

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Angela

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New Showroom Designs

New Designs

The A&B Partytime Rentals showroom always has new and fresh table designs to get you inspired for your next special event. Take a look at the three different looks we currently have showcased in our showroom.

Harvest Table: Crown Gold Flatware, Gold and Pearl Napkin Rings, and Blue Napkins add elegance to the rustic charm of the Harvest Table and Vineyard X-Back Chairs.

Willow Table: A warm earthy setting with our Willow Burlap Linen and Walnut Chiavari Chairs. This table features our brand new Oslo Fine Polished Stainless Steel Flatware.

Elliptical Table: A bright, fresh, and modern look featuring our Elliptical Linens that pair perfectly with white Bellini Chairs. The table setting’s cool tones include Silver Bead Charger Plates and Mint Satin Napkins.