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Gala Dinner | Cream and Gold


Gold opulence and the richness of cream – a warm yet understated elegant setting for your gala dinner.  These two colours richly enhance and compliment one another.

Gold has been precious since time immemorial, and ever remains so.
Whether your thoughts go to strawberries and cream at Wimbledon, or the rich layer of light golden cream on top of fresh farm milk – cream is both sophisticated and earthy.  When coupled with gold, up-market elegance wins the day.

SA Event Décor offers two table and chair dressing options, which display this colour combination to perfection – opulent yet sophisticated.

Kindly also note that SA Event Décor would be happy to vary the décor described below, or to customise your gala dinner décor entirely, in consultation with you.

Pre Drinks Area 

The cocktail tables will be covered in cream and gold stretch fabric, with centre pieces of T-light candles, scattered cream/white petals and gold glass beading as detailing. 
Here, your guests are welcomed with a drink, as they meet and greet one another.

A portion of the pre-drinks area may optionally be set aside for photographs to be taken. A suitable backdrop will be provided.  A full bar can also be placed in the pre-drinks area, should you so choose.

Entrance Area

A draped entrance or a tunnel to the main area is created using cream draping fabrics, with gold beading detail and draped fairy lights to pick up on the gold accents.  Touches of gold organza draping can also be added.   Gold beaded trees enhance the twinkling entrance's elegance and provide depth and dimension to the guests' progression through the entrance.

Main Function Area

All the walls will be draped in long, soft cream fabric, with gold sections of draping, pulled together into softly gathered curtains, and tied with decorative gold ropes and tassels, at suitable intervals. 
Fairy lights draped across the ceiling enhance the rich gold elements, and highlight the soft folds of draped materials.  

Tables and Chairs

Table 1
The table is draped with a cream flocked taffeta cloth, which provides the look of damask, but has the sheen of taffeta.  Gold underplates indicate each place setting, and cream serviettes, creatively folded and detailed with gold ribbon, are placed on gold underplates, providing both contrast and flow of colours.

The centre piece is a square mirror, raised on hollow glass feet, into each of which a cream rosebud has been placed – your centre piece is resting on flowers.  On each corner of the mirror, a small glass vase also displays a soft, cream rosebud within.  In the centre of the mirror, SA Event Décor will arrange two trumpet shaped crystal vases, one taller than the other.  Each of these vases contains gold beads, on top of which we arrange subtle greenery, and 2 small candles in the larger vase.

Chairs are dressed in cream, with gold detailing in gold rope, or with gold organza sashes, to complete the picture.

Table 2
A creamy gold cloth dresses this table.  Individual place settings are indicated with square, clear glass underplates.  Cream serviettes, folded into gold serviette rings, rest upon each underplate.

A round mirror forms the base of the centre piece.  Upon the mirror, a 1.2 metre glass candelabra with hanging crystals, gives unobtrusive height, with crystals reflecting the golden light of the gold elements.  Small gold candle holders contain T-light candles, enhancing rich gold hues, and scattered crystal beads with informally placed creamy white flowers, complete the centre piece most elegantly.
Chairs are all covered in cream fabric.  Each alternate chair back is artistically covered with glowing gold organza, which is gathered in rich folds, secured with a gold ring, on the outer chair backs.  This alternate chair décor, enhances depth and dimension in a stunning display of cream and gold.

Another centre piece alternative to consider, is the use of tall gold candelabras, with tall candles.  The base of each is detailed with T-lights, scattered beads and white/cream flowers.
These candelabras give an extremely opulent appearance to the venue setting, especially when viewed in its entirety.


Lounge/Chill Area

These sections may optionally be included, and will be artistically created in keeping with the magnificent cream and gold setting.