Guests gather for the 2012 Black and White Ball, celebrating the 100th season of the San Francisco Symphony.
The event team sets the "black and white" theme by splitting the venue--San Francisco's Beaux-Arts City Hall--in two via black and white runners.
An overview of dining tables.
A longer view of the rotunda.
The Black Party, in the North Light Court, takes place in room encased in black drape. McCalls
A rich black tabletop at the Black Party. BBJ
provided chargers and linens.
The White Party takes over the South Light Court.
A dramatic black and white lounge area.
A pristine place setting.
The white cocktail lounge.
The modern lounge furniture provides a refreshing counterpoint to the ornate interior of City Hall.
An adjoining tent serves VIPs for dinner in a whimsical black-and-white setting. Later, the tent will be used for the after-party.
Polka dots rule in the VIP dinner tent.
Floral sits at the base of a table lamp.
Note the mix of black and white Louis XVI chairs.
The VIP menu and the auction catalogue.
Black and white bid paddles.
The VIP tent is draped in black and white stripes.
A longer view of the wall drape.
Black and white chandeliers.
The bar area mixes Old World with modern.
A long view of the tent ...
The party moves outdoors, where guests can dance to disco and enjoy lighting effects from Got Light
. Photo by Got Light.
More stunning effects from Got Light; photo by Got Light.
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