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Waterford Wednesday: Tips and Tricks

Our favorite day of the week is back again, Waterford Wednesday!
We’ve been so eager to share today’s post with everyone because it’s all about some basic tips and tricks for utilizing linens in the best possible way. Let’s be honest, linens liven everything up, and with some of the suggestions and pointers we’re about to mention, any event that you’re planning is sure to be elevated!

1. Invest in linens!
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Photo// Torrance Saunders Photography
Our biggest piece of advice. . .make linens a priority when planning your special event! Don’t let them become overshadowed or an afterthought! After all, they are the foundation of your tables and provide you with various colors and textures to set the tone for your event.

2. Don’t be afraid to mix it up!
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We love a basic white or ivory linen just as much as the next person, but throw a speciality linen on a table and we swoon! It’s true, speciality linens are more expensive, but totally worth it in the long run. Think about how many photos will be taken of your cake table or sweetheart table. You definitely want a fabulous sequin linen or rosette linen to add that extra “pop” to these special tables! Since these particular tables are often the most prominent, they deserve to stand out a little!

3. Choose linens that compliment your event
Unless you’re in the wedding or event industry, you may not know the various fabric choices that are available. Believe it or not, the different fabric types can elevate or better explain the concept of your event. Lucky for you, we’re here to give you the scoop on some of our most popular choices!
Polyester – durable & crisp
Satin – romantic & elegant
Organza – delicate & sheer
Pintuck – unique & stylish

4. Know your table sizes!
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Planner // Baxter’s Creative Events
One of the most important tips we can offer is to know the various sizes of your tables! There are many different styles and sizes of tables and an equal amount of linens to match. Sure, you could throw any size linen on a table and call it a day, but knowing the exact size ensures that you order the linen that will look and fit the very best.
Waterford tip: We’ve found that varying table sizes actually makes for the illusion of a larger space!

5. Utilize your resources!
Finally, our last tip of the day. . .utilize all of the amazing resources around you! When you visit your wedding vendors, use their expertise and connections. Trust us, they have a lot of opinions and experience with many businesses and love steering you in the right direction!

That’s it for our inside tips and tricks! See you Friday for our next Feature Friday, we can’t wait!
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Feature Friday: Satin Rosette On Mesh

Welcome to our new series, Feature Friday!
Each Friday we will feature a different linen from our extensive collection along with some information and pictures of the linen styled. We hope this will give brides and those planning special events some inspiration and fresh, new ideas!

Satin Rosette on Mesh Ivory Satin Rosette on Mesh

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Table Design // Touche Weddings and Events

We love how glamorous this linen is and how effortlessly it transforms a table from plain, to romantic and chic! This particular specialty linen comes in satin ivory and white and is very textured, making it the perfect addition to a cake or sweetheart table!
Check back with us each week as we showcase new linens and products that are perfect for all events, and keep an eye on our Speciality Linens page to see all of our great linens in one location!

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Waterford Wednesday: Features

It’s that time of the week again. . .Waterford Wednesday!
It’s been so fun for us to blog each week about the various happenings of Waterford and we have so many more posts and updates on the way! In fact, we are starting a new weekly series that we are so excited about called Feature Friday! Starting this week, every Friday we will feature a Waterford linen and showcase some different ways that the particular product has been styled. We get so many brides that have seen our linens at various bridal shows, and we think that this will be a perfect opportunity to provide some style inspiration! We have such a wide variety of specialty linens that we can’t wait to show off as well!

The upcoming first Feature Friday post has us so excited that we thought we’d share one of our most favorite times that Waterford was featured!
Photo Jul 22, 10 56 09 PMOne of the very first times that Waterford was featured was on the Bridal Guide blog, and it is still one of our favorite “feature” moments! In the blog post, our pintuck sashes in lime were featured as one of over 25 ways to decorate a basic chair at a wedding! During the time of the feature we were a rapidly growing company and it’s so fun for us to look back on this moment and know that our sashes are still a product that serves as a focal point for our company. Whether it be pintuck, satin,  or organza, we love how our sashes still continue to transform chairs!
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Wedding Coordinator // Antonia Christianson Events

We will see you guys back here on Friday for our first edition of Feature Friday! You won’t want to miss the specialty linen we are showcasing!

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Waterford Wednesday: The Team!

Happy Waterford Wednesday!
Today, it’s all about the Waterford Team and we are pretty excited about that! Being an event rental company, our linens are the star of the show most of the time, but we love and appreciate every single staff member and know that without each individuals talent that Waterford just wouldn’t be the same!
View More: http://robkorbphotography.pass.us/waterford-2014Remember a few weeks ago we mentioned that we had the fabulous Rob Korb of Rob Korb Photography shoot some updated group shots and head shots for our website? Well, we’ve updated the About Us section of our website and we are thrilled to finally show off the faces behind Waterford! Often times, many of you will see 2 or 3 of us scurrying around in our black shirts and signature sparkly vans at various events, but don’t get the chance to get to know each of us individually! As the weeks progress we can’t wait to share more stories about each person! This wedding season has been the busiest that we’ve ever experienced, so it’s been so important for us to build a strong team and we’ve be really fortunate to have found a great balance between every person!
View More: http://robkorbphotography.pass.us/waterford-2014View More: http://robkorbphotography.pass.us/waterford-2014View More: http://robkorbphotography.pass.us/waterford-2014Right after we got our individual and group shots done, we added a new team member, Breanne Langston! We are SO excited to welcome her to the Waterford Team and we can’t wait to add her headshot to our team page! We know she will be a great addition and asset to Waterford!
Thank you again to Rob Korb for capturing all of these amazing shots, as well as the ones that we have featured on our About Us section of the website. Go check out our wonderful staff here and keep an eye out for some more updates to the website! Let’s just say, we have some amazing specialty linens heading our way!

Until next week!

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Waterford Wednesday: The Wedding Planner Magazine

Today is a very special edition of Waterford Wednesday!
We can hardly contain our excitement over the fact that the summer edition of The Wedding Planner Magazine of Hampton Roads is finally out. . .and that Waterford has a 6 page feature on our event, A Crystal Clear Vision!  Of course we have been anticipating this issue for months and months, but now that it’s finally here we feel beyond blessed for the opportunity and very excited for all vendors who were involved with A Crystal Clear Vision!
Photo Jul 08, 5 37 37 PMThe event itself was a day that we won’t ever forget! All of the support, talent, and camaraderie between all of the planners, florists, and other vendors was so amazing to see! Often times, each of us are running in a million different directions, so whenever there is an opportunity for these talented vendors to collaborate in one set location, great things happen! I mean, we did put 15 of Hampton Roads best in one room, which made the creativity endless that day! We are thrilled to finally be able to show some pictures of the actual day. You’ll have to grab a magazine or view the digital version online to see  all of the gorgeous shots, taken by David Schwartz of  David Schwartz Photography, of every table that was designed!
CCVision2HR-1024x682CCVision1HR-682x1024CCVision3HR-1024x682We just gasp each time we see these pictures! David Schwartz Photography did a phenomenal job capturing not only the overall unique vision of each individual designer, but also the small details, down to the napkins and candle placements! We saw and experienced each table in person at the event but it’s still so amazing to see how much thought was put into the tables and how none of the tables looked remotely similar! To say that each of the designers have exceptional creative talent is an understatement! One of our favorite parts of the event was the fact that none of the designers knew what each other was “bringing” to the event, design wise. It truly made the event so much more exciting as each vendors “first look” at the other vendors tables was the day of the event when setup was happening!
Photo Jul 08, 5 38 05 PMPhoto Jul 08, 5 37 55 PMWe can’t thank each vendor enough for being a part of A Crystal Clear Vision! We couldn’t have anticipated the immense amount of support and success the event generated and we have each of you to thank for that! Of course, the event would not have been possible without our awesome sponsors, Cedrick Harris with The Wedding Corner, Stage Right LightingDragon Photo StudioDavid Schwartz Photography, and the Double Tree of Virginia Beach

Table Design Vendors:
Studio Posy // Marissa DiGirolamo & Carol White
Wildflower Weddings // Whitney Ketcham
Hannah Hildebrandt Events // Hannah Hildebrandt
Antonia Christianson Events // Antonia Christianson
MorLina Events // Michele Carrizales
Palette of Petals // Mary Hancock & Shannon Hart
Inspired Events by Kelly // Kelly Coronel
Kelly Gish Floral Designs // Kelly Gish
Isha Foss Events // Isha Foss
Jamie Leigh Events // Jamie Howell
Emily Weddings // Emily Petersen
Baxter’s Creative Events // Sandra Baxter
Touche Weddings & Events // Carla Walker
Botanique Events // Alisa Cowsert
A Signature Event  // Veronica Thompson, WPM-HR Advisory Board Member
CCVision4HR-1024x682THANK YOU ALL! We hope to see all of you again at next year’s event! Details to come soon!

xo, Waterford!

Waterford Wednesday: Nautical Stylized Shoot

Happy Waterford Wednesday!
Can you believe it’s already July?! These summer months have been flying by and we can’t believe all of the beautiful events that have come and gone so far! We’re excited to celebrate our nations Independence this weekend and then gear up for some more busy weeks/weekends ahead!

Since July 4th is all about the red, white, and blue, we wanted to share more pictures from the nautical stylized shoot, organized by Michele of MorLina Events and photographed by Will Hawkins Photography, that we first mentioned in our Waterford Wednesday: Favorite Things post! Although the shoot was a gorgeous nautical theme, we love how it incorporated America’s 3 favorite colors!

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Other awesome vendors included:
Venue // Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina
Dresses// Maya Couture on Main
Hair and Makeup // Behind the Veil Studios
Floral Decor // Botanique Events
Linens // Waterford Event Rentals
Desserts // Cake Delights
Stationary // Paper Dolls Design
Models // Rebecca Norfleet (WER), Elise Hemler, Hayley Hightower (WER) and Hanna Barker

We can’t wait to team up in the future with all of these vendors to hopefully create something just as great! One last thing before we leave today. . .remember back in April when we posted our very first Waterford Wednesday of the wedding season? In that post, we talked about our bridal event A Crystal Clear Vision that we hosted in March and how the show would be featured in the spring/summer edition of The Wedding Planner Magazine. Well, we are SO pleased to announce that the issue is finally coming out THIS MONTH! Stay tuned for the unveiling of the magazine and some inside scoop from us about the event! We can’t wait!

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