Dia de Los Muertos with Encore Events Rentals

Since Dia de Los Muertos- the day of the dead- is celebrated on November 1, we teamed up with Encore Events Rentals to bring you some spooky inspiration for a themed celebration of your own. A fun alternative to the typical Halloween party, Dia de Los Muertos is typically celebrated with lively parties, bright colors, and fabulous food- all things we love here at A Savvy Lifestyle! 

For those of you who aren't familiar with this holiday, Dia de Los Muertos is celebrated predominately in Latin America, but originated in Mexico. The day of the dead honors the deceased with festivals and lively celebrations that are a mix of aztec traditions and catholicism. Originally it was thought that somber celebrations and mourning would offend the dead, so the day of the dead focuses on celebrating those who have passed away by enjoying all the things they loved in life. Common symbols of the holiday are calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls), and they are generally depicted as enjoying life with happy expressions on their faces. 

When creating our design inspiration board that you see below, we wanted to focus on the bright colors Dia de Los Muertos is most famous for. Vibrant floral arrangements or accents are a great way to bring the day of the dead traditions to your tabletop. Candelabras and votive candles add a layer of depth to your table, while simultaneously creating a romantic, spooky ambiance. Don't forget to include some calveras or calacas on your tabletop or in your decor as they are a signature of the holiday!

All of the rental pieces you see above are available at Encore Events Rentals if you feel inspired to throw a Dia de Los Muertos party of your own this November 1! See the specifically linked pieces below. 

Encore Events Rentals & Dia de Los Muertos Pieces:

Happy Hosting ASL'ers! Snap a pic of your table and tag us @a_savvylifestyle to show us your fabulous work! 

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Trends to Watch: Encore Events Rentals

As wedding season inches closer and closer to full swing, we can't help but ooh and ahh over all of the new rentals, linens, and trends this season has brought. Encore Events Rentals prides itself on offering a dependable full-service rental experience, and with that comes the desire to bring in the newest and the best quality rental items. 

Encore Events Rentals draws inspiration from their clients when creating their line- some of the most talented wedding planners, event coordinators, caterers, wedding venues, wineries, and homeowners in Northern California. They are a company driven by the desire to offer unique items of quality, taste, style, and elegance at affordable prices. This can all be seen in the products and services that they provide and is one of the elements that have made them such a successful company in the area. 

So, without futher ado, let's take a look at the trends popping up at Encore Events Rentals this season!

Mixed Textures and Patterns

Bold colors are definitely trending in 2017 and we think tabletops are a great place to show it off. Go for bright glassware or textured votives to add depth to your tablescape. Don't be afraid to mix textures and patterns- keep a continuous color story to create a cohesive look!

Bring the inside, outside!

Outdoor venues are all the rage, especially here in Wine Country. Wooden structures adorned with flowers and greenery are a great way to enclose a dining space when outside. Just because you're outside doesn't mean you have to make things too casual! Bring the inside, outside and create an elegant setting for dinner and your reception. 

Larissa Cleveland Photography, Floral Design: Revel Floral, Table Design: Morgan Events, Linens: Napa Valley Linens

Larissa Cleveland Photography, Floral Design: Revel Floral, Table Design: Morgan Events, Linens: Napa Valley Linens

Larissa Cleveland Photography, Floral Design: Revel Floral

Larissa Cleveland Photography, Floral Design: Revel Floral

Rebecca Gosselin Photography

Rebecca Gosselin Photography

It's all in the details!

Sometimes, making a wedding or event feel personal is in the smallest details. Use votives and bar accessories that look like they might be in your home to personalize your guests' experience. Lounge furniture and unique textiles can make the guests feel at home during cocktail hour or the reception, and are a great place to express your personal style as a couple!

Sylvie Gil 

Sylvie Gil 

In addition to all that you see above, Encore has expanded their line of table top decor for the 2017 season. This means looking forward to lots of new votives, lanterns, and vases! Their new contemporary lounge furniture is sure to be a hit this season, as well as some new colorful specialty plates and china. Their 2017 collection is sure to allow for clients to complete any look they desire; romantic elegance, colorful fun, refined modern, edgy contemporary, wine country chic, relaxed rustic, and many more! The possibilities are truly endless.

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Trends to Watch: Bright Events Rentals

The beginning of a new events season means lots of new trends to look out for. We rounded up a few of our favorites coming up from Bright Event Rentals this year. 

But first, a little bit about Bright Event Rentals.

Bright Event Rentals is a full service event rental company in Northern California with offices in Sonoma, Healdsburg, and San Francisco. They are a team of passionate, talented event professionals who are completely dedicated to providing exceptional service, beautiful products and reliable, dependable execution from start to finish for any event.

Trends to Watch

Bold Geometrics

There is something so wonderful about the juxtoposition of a bold geometric light fixture and the soft romanticism of a wedding day. These hanging lanterns from Bright Event Rentals hit the nail on the head with this trend. We are looking forward to more modern geometric shapes in bars, lighting, and furniture this season!

"Our goal is to be innovative and we want to offer lines that are unique and sets us apart from other"

Mixing Soft Neutrals

This trend has carried through season after season because it is a classic, but mixing neutral tones can come off monochromatic if it isn't done right. Try mixing different shades of the same neutral color, or adding in different textures to break up the design. Mixing neutral colors creates an aesthetic of elegance, and timelessness. Plus, you can add a little extra bling in the form of metallic votives or crystal chandeliers without overwhelming your guests' palettes. 

"We are inspired by our clients and the feedback of our staff.  It is key for us to understand what offerings they want us to incorporate in our collections and their event needs."

Strong Color Statements

Something we are seeing more and more from brides each year is the desire to mix in a strong color statement somewhere throughout the wedding day. One of our favorite ways to do this is in your lounges at cocktail hour or for after dinner dancing. The bright pops of color are fun, lively, and sure to get the party started! 

"Clients are looking for innovative, unique furnishings and structures that set their event apart. Taking the standard and putting a creative twist to lighting, staging, dancefloors, bars and china are very popular."

Our team at A Savvy Event is looking forward to working with Bright Event Rentals this upcoming events season, and for many seasons henceforward. Their ability to create unique, customized items, partnered with their top of the line customer service are just a few of the many reasons we love working with them.

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