Guests gather for the 2012 Black and White Ball, celebrating the 100th season of the San Francisco Symphony.
The event team sets the "black and white" theme by splitting the venue--San Francisco's Beaux-Arts City Hall--in two via black and white runners.
An overview of dining tables.
Classic Party Rentals provided rentals.
A longer view of the rotunda.
The Black Party, in the North Light Court, takes place in room encased in black drape. McCalls handled catering.
A rich black tabletop at the Black Party. BBJ provided chargers and linens.
The White Party takes over the South Light Court.
A white tabletop.
A dramatic black and white lounge area.
A longer view.
A pristine place setting.
The white cocktail lounge.
A white alcove.
The modern lounge furniture provides a refreshing counterpoint to the ornate interior of City Hall.
An adjoining tent serves VIPs for dinner in a whimsical black-and-white setting. Later, the tent will be used for the after-party.
Polka dots rule in the VIP dinner tent.
Floral sits at the base of a table lamp.
Note the mix of black and white Louis XVI chairs.
The VIP menu and the auction catalogue.
Black and white bid paddles.
The VIP tent is draped in black and white stripes.
A longer view of the wall drape.
Black and white chandeliers.
Dramatic floral ...
... and more.
The bar area mixes Old World with modern.
A long view of the tent ...
.. and another.
The black and white bar.
A dramatic highboy.
The party moves outdoors, where guests can dance to disco and enjoy lighting effects from Got Light. Photo by Got Light.
More stunning effects from Got Light; photo by Got Light.
Taylor Street Productions assisted with concert elements.
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