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Get the Look: Two Gorgeous Events and How They Got That Way

Get the Look: Two Gorgeous Events and How They Got That Way

In Living Color

Vibrant shades of purple set the scene for Two Downtown's “Dedication Comes to Life” awards gala for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute in Seattle. For the 1,200-guest event, the company topped guest tables with plum and amethyst linen, dressing alternating chair backs in lavender and royal purple Sculptware Tuxtails. A standout head table was a sight in white linen, white napkins and white Tuxtails. A total of 135 centerpieces — 12-inch glass bubble vases filled with purple cattleya and pinstriped dendrobium orchids — added texture to the tabletop landscape, while color-changing lights transformed white Transformit panels on the room's elevated stage.

Two Downtown 2315 Western Ave., Seattle, WA 98121; 206/441-0811;

Tuxtails chair back covers
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Floral vases, mirror bases
Floral Supply Syndicate Seattle

China, flatware, glassware
Washington State
Convention & Trade Center

Table linen, napkins
Lacey Linens
Garden Grove, Calif.

Spandex panels
Gorham, Maine

Lighting, gobos
Seattle Stage Lighting & Equipment

Crème de la Crème

Cream-color candles, china and satin chair covers were just the beginning of a not-quite-white decor scheme created by Coronado Weddings for a summer wedding at the Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, Calif. In a room edged with twinkle-lit flowering dogwood trees, the design firm capped fruitwood chairs with custom-made cream organdy covers accented with crystal beads and satin ribbon. Atop tables, organdy squares overlaid cream satin linen, while gold-edged glass chargers provided a window onto the cream-and-bronze square menus set beneath them. The luxe look was completed by gold-banded crystal and flatware from Unique Tabletop Rentals, set aglow by hundreds of Swarovski crystal votives.

Coronado Weddings 1330 Orange Ave., Suite 155, Coronado, CA 92118; 619/437-0046;

Swarovski crystal votives
Kaos Candles
San Diego

Satin napkins
Creative Tables
Roswell, Ga.

Chair caps, overlays, cushion covers, napkin rings
Resource One
Reseda, Calif.

Fruitwood chairs, chargers
Classic Party Rentals
San Diego

Flatware, china, crystal
Unique Tabletop Rentals
Rancho Dominguez, Calif.

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