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Recent Press: CPR of VA Featured on United With Love Blog
Posted on: 3/5/2014  by Angela

We were once again delighted to be part of an amazing team of talented professionals who were honored with a two-part feature on the United With Love Blog. Check out the Valentine's-inspired photos here and here. We hope you enjoy the romance as much as we did!

Thank you to all of contributors to these beautiful designs:

Event Design + Styling: Fête Studio
Photography: Rachel May Photography
Venue: Quirk Gallery
Floral Design : Southern Blooms
Cakes and Dessert: Candy Valley Cake Company
Chocolate Truffles: For the Love of Chocolate
Chairs: AFR Furniture Rental
Stationery and Calligraphy: The Weekend Type
Linen Rental: La Tavola Linens
Bridesmaid Dresses and Accessories: Bella Bridesmaid
Table, Plates, and Silverware : Classic Party Rentals of VA
XO Coaster: Sugar Paper for J.Crew
Bowtie: Mrs. Bowtie
Red Candles, Be My Bridesmaid Bracelet, Pearl Necklace, Cocktail Glassware: Quirk Gallery

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2014 Wedding Trends: Pantone’s Color of the Year
Posted on: 2/24/2014  by Angela

2014 is off to a great start, and savvy brides are asking, "what are this year’s hottest trends?” There is no quick answer when in comes to the cutting edge, so we’ve developed our Classic Party Rentals of Virginia wedding trends series to help you reach Expert status on what’s in for 2014. We’ll start with one of our very favorite topics: color!

Pantone's Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Are you ready to create a wedding palette approved by the recognized authority of all things color? Pantone has declared the 2014 Color of the Year to be "Radiant Orchid” and we couldn’t be more excited! According to Pantone, "an enchanting harmony of fuschia, purple, and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love, and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

Sounds hot, right?

Sophisticated and sultry, Radiant Orchid can be combined with pastels for a feminine, garden-y look, or vibrant contrasting colors for a modern, eye-popping feel.

Pantone anticipates seeing Radiant Orchid in fashion and beauty, and sported both women and menon the runways. Your bridesmaids might step out in style in orchid dresses, accompanied by groomsmen in sexy orchid ties! The color masters at Pantone emphasize that Radiant Orchid is versatile and complements both warm and cool undertones. Perhaps you will pair it with red for something seductive, or match it with its "sister tones” lavender, purple and pink for something sweeter.

Brides will see Radiant Orchid at every turn this year. Designers are embracing it for overall wedding palettes. It will be in-demand in the makeup industry as well, and flatters many different skin tones and cosmetic "personalities”. Not quite daring enough to splash it across your own wedding design yet? Why not play "peek-a-boo” with this year’s daring color and look for Radiant Orchid heels underneath your wedding gown – a secret, but oh-so-popular trend in bridal footwear! 

Florists are among professionals who will most certainly be combing the globe for varieties of flowers that can match and pair with Radiant Orchid. You are also likely to see the its beautiful tones splashed across the hottest print products of the year, like invitations, escort cards, programs, and specialty signage. Accessories ranging from pashminas that will keep your girls comfy on a cool wedding evening, to bold jewelry, to handbags and fun totes are likely to appear in this high-demand hue.

Do you ever wonder how they come up with a "Color of the Year”? Pantone sites multiple sources of input for the decisions, including the entertainment and fashion industries, traveling art collections, popular travel destinations, technology trends, and even important sports events! In the rental industry, we certainly see how the color of the year sets trends that last, sometimes for many years to come!

Wondering what your Radiant Orchid options might look like? Well, the Color of the Year has its own Facebook Page, Twitter Feed, Pinterest Page, and Instagram Account. You’ll have no trouble finding orchid inspiration in today’s day and age!

What do you think? Are you excited about the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year?

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Local Venue Inspiration: PBS
Posted on: 1/27/2014  by Angela

PBS recently contacted Classic Party Rentals of Virginia with a request to show off their banquet spaces set up for different events. It's amazing how changing linens, chair styles, lighting and set up really sets the mood for everything from sophisticated corporate events to romantic wedding parties. We thought we'd share these fun inspiration photos taken during that shoot, courtesy of Jami Carlton Photography.

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Chevron Inspiration Photos
Posted on: 1/24/2014  by Angela

Bold patterns like the popular zig-zaggy Chevron are all the rage in event design. This refreshing and fun design features our patterned table runners and napkins - the perfect accent to this fresh, clean palette. Great for a colorful wedding or a sunny party, we just love this look! 

Thank you to the following professionals for putting together such an incredible scene, and to Shalese Danielle Photography for the sweet images.

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