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    Love and Linens

    Diana Cardenas

    By Diana Cardenas

    How can you transform an event space with color and texture? With linens, of course! Most couples are new to planning an event as large or important as a wedding is, and are not familiar with all of the linen options that are now available to them. If you add up the square footage of all of your tables, it will be the largest area of color you are adding to the room. Linens are not only inexpensive, but they also involve no added labor for set up, in most cases.

    How to choose linens? Your linen is the canvas. Everything you place on top of it will pop! I always ask my clients: What is the main color that you want to see when you walk into that room? Do you have a theme? What is the feeling that you want to create— romance, glam, bold, rustic? Your theme should reflect your personality and help to personalize your wedding.

    The next step is to choose all of the linens within your theme, from satin to sequins and everything in between. I always give my clients swatches to take with them so that they can share these with their florist or any other vendor who may need to match the color(s).

    Regarding set up, we deliver the linens a day or two before your event. The staff will place the linens on the tables when they prepare the room.

    Our work is not exclusive to weddings. We also do parties of any kind, as well as corporate events. We purchase fabrics that are gender neutral and that are appealing to everyone and can work for any theme.

    Napa Valley Linens has been in business since 2006 and is located in Emeryville. They deliver from Wine Country to Carmel, and ship nationwide. Diana Cardenas has been with the company since August of 2010 as a Sales Representative and Director of Business Development. She is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure your event is just as beautiful as you envisioned. For questions or to book an appointment, please contact her at
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