Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Ahhh... Linens & Flowers!

Photo Credit: Wildflower Linen

Lately, I am having a blast working with my brides on their linens and flowers. Even if you only have a handful of tables, they add so much color and depth to the table top, and can totally transform your entire event.

My favorite "mainland" linen companies are:

Wildflower Linen
BBJ Linen
Resource One

And here are the different types of linens and fabrics:

- A fabric with a crosswire rib made from textile fibers (as rayon, nylon, cotton or wool) often in combination.

- A fabric with a crinkled silk feel to it.

- A heavy, exquisite jacquard type fabric with an all-over raised pattern or floral design.

- A glass jacquard fabric, usually made from linen, cotten, rayon, silk, or blends. The patterns are flat and reversible.

DUPIONI SILK (my favorite)
- An elegant fabric woven with slubbed yarns, medium weight with a crisp, scrunchy hand, a beautiful luster and uneven texture.

- A smooth, matte-satin fabric.

- A crisp, sheer, lightweight plain weave fabric, with a medium to high yarn count commonly made of silk, rayon, nylon, or polyester.

- A smooth fabric of silk or rayon; has a glossy face and a dull back.

- A lustrous, medium weight, plain weave fabric with a slight ribbed appearance in the filling (crosswise) direcction.

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