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Set the Table for the Holidays

The simple checked pattern of gingham conjures up images of homespun goodness. The rustic accents hint at our region’s untamed backdrop. The two combined set the table for a warm holiday party. 

Of her choice of gingham for the table, designer Misty Damico says, “It has a casual ‘cabin’ feel. I felt it was a good textile for a Pacific Northwest vibe.” Damico is owner and creative producer of Luxe Event Productions, a Portland, Oregon-based specialevents firm. 

Valley & Co. Created Magical Backdrop for Summertime Celebration

If you want a magical setting, look to the forest, a favorite muse for event planners like Seattlebased Valley & Co. Husband-and-wife duo Nick and Aleah Valley turned to the natural Northwest backdrop to create this intimate tablescape at a backyard celebration on the first day of summer in 2014.

“We wanted to be really playful and complement the setting,” Aleah says.

Viva! Event & Destination Management Created a Lava Backdrop on Big Island

When it comes to event décor, it’s hard to compete with Hawaii. The land of rain forests and volcanoes has done a fine job of creating a backdrop that leaves residents and visitors alike speechless. Viva! Event & Destination Management Executive Director Denise Ker Waldron, CMP, is not one to back away from a challenge, however. So for the past 10 years, she has been coming to the islands to provide event management, including décor, for numerous clients.

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