Gala Cloths Linen & Chair Cover Rentals Marks 20th Anniversary Dressing Tabletops and Chairs for Weddings and Events, Inspired by Pop Culture Trends, Red Carpet Couture

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Tabletop design can be a transformative yet affordable décor element for weddings, parties, and special events. Trends in table cloths, napkins, overlays and toppers, runners, chair covers and sashes are inspired by color, fabric, and design on fashion runways, and influenced by pop culture, royal weddings, and even celebrity couture seen on the red carpet. There’s even an official “Color of the Year” announced by Pantone®, the world’s color authority, that impacts consumer choices in weddings and fashion, interior and graphic design, furnishings, and even cosmetics. Celebrating its 20 year anniversary, Gala Cloths http://www.galacloths.com specialty linen and chair cover rentals has stayed on-trend with selections in tabletop dressing in demand by brides, caterers, florists, hotels, country clubs, wedding and event planners, by looking seasons ahead, yet reacting to the hot pop culture item du jour and changing socio-economic conditions dictating consumer budgets.

As soon as the Golden Globes® and Oscars® air, requests come in from brides and event planners for table linens that interpret what the celebrities wore on the red carpet.

Tabletop design can be the most transformative and affordable décor element for weddings, parties, and business hospitality events. Trends in table cloths, napkins, overlays and toppers, runners, chair covers and sashes are inspired by color, fabric, and design on fashion runways, and influenced by pop culture, royal weddings, and even celebrity couture seen on the red carpet. There’s even an official “Color of the Year” announced a few weeks ago by Pantone®, the world’s color authority, that impacts consumer choices in weddings and fashion, interior and graphic design, furnishings, and even cosmetics. The Color of the Year for 2012 is Pantone’s “Tangerine Tango.”

For the 20 years since Dulany Noble founded “Gala Cloths” linen rentals, she has stayed on-trend with what the entertaining and bridal seasons ahead will bring to the table, so to speak, in tabletop décor for her clients, who encompass caterers, florists, hotels, country clubs, wedding and event planners and their customers. Noting, for example, that brides and event planners can customize the “Color of the Year” to express anyone’s personal signature style, Noble suggests selections from the Gala Cloths Gallery that interpret “Tangerine Tango” in varying hues, fabrics and finishes, among them Bengaline Tangerine, Medici Sheer, Tiger Lily Satin, Cirque Orange Taffeta, Saffron Squares, Melusine, and Jaipur Taffeta. Noble adds that demand, however, is still strong for metallics – particularly silvers -- and eggplant. Just adding a pop of color with napkins on a white tabletop or a chair sash adds impact and style but is budget friendly.

Designer and rental consultant Nancy Bauman, who covers Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware for Gala Cloths, notes that what brides see at bridal shows and on the red carpet heavily influences their decisions. In fact, according to Noble, "As soon as the awards shows air, requests start pouring in at Gala Cloths!" The Golden Globe® awards, the Oscars®, and the prime bridal show season are all just around the corner.

Brides and event planners can stroll through Gala Cloths’ online gallery, visit Gala’s two showrooms in Maryland and Pennsylvania, request sample swatches, or arrange for a Gala Cloths regional designer and rental consultant to meet them at their party site. Gala’s Showrooms are in Reisterstown, Maryland near Owings Mills and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which is by appointment only. Gala Cloths has designer and rental consultant managers managers covering Greater Baltimore, Washington, D.C. Metro (including Northern Virginia), Maryland, West Virginia, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware and also ships linens throughout the U.S.

Gala Cloths’ long history of service and recognition includes hundreds of celebrity events and photo shoots for bridal and society media. The company was selected as the linen provider of choice for a Today Show wedding and is the multi-year winner of Wedding Wire’s Bride’s Choice Award.

Dulany Noble has achieved distinction in the events industry through her work with the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) on a national level and also through NACE’s local Baltimore chapter. She won the George Zell Spirit of NACE award, national recognition for one individual NACE member who exemplifies the goals and values of the organization and who has outstanding participation and contributions at the local, national and humanitarian levels. Gala consultants are active in ISES, the International Special Events Society and include a past-president of a regional chapter.

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Maryland Showroom & Resource Center
12360 Owings Mills Boulevard
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Toll-Free 1-888-747-1144

Philadelphia Showroom - By Appointment
1530 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Contact Nancy Bauman
215.760.2853, Nancy(at)galacloths(dot)com

Gala Cloths Regional Designers & Rental Consultants

Maryland
Teri Mullican
410-790-8171
Teri(at)galacloths(dot)com

Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware
Nancy K. Bauman
215-760-2853
Nancy(at)galacloths(dot)com

Washington, D.C. Metro, Virginia, West Virginia
Donna Felter
301-385-2575
Donna(at)galacloths(dot)com

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