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Waterford Wednesday: 2014 Year In Review

Happy New Year’s Eve!
We can’t believe this is our final Waterford Wednesday post of 2014. . .this year truly did fly by!
As each year passes it’s so crazy for us to look back and see how much Waterford has grown in such a short amount of time. We are continually thankful for every single person who supports Waterford: family, friends, fellow vendors, and of course our amazing clients.
2014 was an amazing year filled with so many accomplishments that we had to take a look back on some of our favorite moments and Waterford’s biggest milestones!

Winter
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The beginning of the year started off fantastic with so many exciting events for us! In January, we hosted our open house to unveil our new warehouse location. It was such a fabulous event attended by all of our loved ones and supporters! We’re so thankful Will Hawkins Photography was on hand so we have pictures to remember. February was a HUGE month for us as we not only participated in the VOW Bridal Event, but we also took home two of the top honors! We were absolutely thrilled to win Best In Show and People’s Choice Award at the show and it definitely got us so excited for the upcoming wedding season!

Spring
Photo Jul 08, 5 37 37 PMUnknown1When spring came it definitely sprung for us! We hit the ground running with our first annual Crystal Clear Vision bridal event that we hosted in March. With this event we got the amazing opportunity to have a six page spread in The Wedding Planner Magazine of Hampton Roads and it’s truly a day and experience with many talented friendors that we will never forget!
April came and our very first Waterford Wednesday post went live. We were so happy to be able to connect with everyone weekly!
The end of spring brought us our first taste of the busy wedding season that was upon us, and gave us the perfect opportunity to give everyone a peak inside “A Day With Waterford.”  Making this short video was so fun for us!

Summer
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Summer brought us our craziest wedding season to date! During this time we hit our 1,000th event which was such an achievement for us as a company that started as a small home business that initially only offered one chair cover option and a few sashes! We were on the go all summer, every single weekend, as we made our way through all of Hampton Roads and fell in love with many gorgeous weddings! Thankfully, we were able to squeeze in a little break to meet up with Rob Korb Photography to take updated company photos! With some awesome new additions to our Waterford team, we were so happy to have gotten some fresh shots of some new faces! 

Fall
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The end of summer meant the end of wedding season. September and October kept us super busy with some gorgeous “fall themed” weddings and a lot of burnt orange! We welcomed the cooler weather and the beginning of booking season with open arms. After a crazy summer we were ready to meet some 2015 brides as well as participate in two awesome bridal shows. . .The Reception Line and Show Bride! The end of fall brought us many Christmas parties and winter weddings to end the year with a bang!

What.A.Year! Looking back on all of these achievements over the past 12 months is so exciting! It’s hard to believe so much was accomplished in just one year. . .we can’t wait to see what 2015 brings! We hope you’ll keep up with us into the New Year as we navigate what is going to be another crazy year!

See you next year!
xo, Waterford

Waterford Wednesday: Embassy Suites Stylized Shoot

Merry Christmas Eve to all!
We hope everyone is having a fabulous holiday break with family, friends, and loved ones! We are definitely enjoying our mini vacation from events, but we are eager to finish out the year strong and then start 2015 with a bang!
Waterford was recently a part of a stylized shoot at the Embassy Suites in Hampton and we finally have some pictures from Dmitry Gotkis Photography to share! We absolutely loved the whole concept and direction of this shoot!
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Great job to other participating vendors:
Amanda Cox of Greenhouse Picker Sisters
Stephanie Rolla of Sinful Treats

Check back with us next Wednesday as we look back at some of our favorite events of 2014! It was a crazy busy year,  you’re not going to want to miss it!
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Feature Friday: Forest Taffeta

It’s finally Friday and we’re back to feature another one of our gorgeous specialty linens!

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We can’t believe we haven’t featured our gorgeous Forest Taffeta linen yet! I mean, this is a linen that we really love! It’s super cute and the crisp white color makes it such an easy linen to pair with anything! It can be perfect for a spring/summer wedding when paired with a bright coral napkin, but we can also see the Forest Taffeta being a great fall/winter linen with a bold floral arrangement! Many of our other specialty linens are very textured and are most often used as a “wow” piece on a particular table, such as the sweetheart table. However, our Forest Taffeta linen is a lighter more delicate specialty linen that we’ve seen used throughout an event, not just on one table. We loved how our Forest Taffeta linen looked on a long table (shown above) at our Crystal Clear Vision event, and we’ve seen this linen used many times on cocktail tables at receptions! Any specialty linen that can be used in many different ways is a winner in our minds!

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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xo, Waterford!

Waterford Wednesday: Holiday Events

Happy Wednesday everyone. . .we hope you’ve had a fantastic week so far!
This past weekend was super crazy! It was a fun numerical date (12.13.14) and SO many people utilized the date to get married or throw a holiday party. One of the events we provided linens for this weekend was a huge 350+ person corporate event and we were inspired to list some of our favorite ideas for holiday parties!

Think Non-Traditional
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When it comes to holiday parties, we like when clients mix it up a little bit! Instead of opting for the traditional reds and greens for Christmas parties, you could use more neutral colored linens such as white and silver, and then use the more traditional colors as your accent decor!

Use Plate Chargers
If your holiday event has a sit down dinner, plate chargers are the perfect way to bring in some holiday color and cheer! Our red chargers would be awesome for a Christmas party while our gold or silver would look great at a New Year’s event!

Spandex Chair Covers
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We love how crisp and clean our black spandex covers look, and they really are the perfect addition to a holiday party! We’ve used them a lot for New Year’s parties and they are different enough from the traditional white or ivory cover that they make any holiday party special! Holiday parties also seem to include a lot more people than a wedding, so spandex chair covers make a space look bigger and not as cluttered.

Most importantly, have fun planning or attending any holiday party! After all, ’tis the season for big celebrations!
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Feature Friday: Burgundy Linens

It’s Feature Friday!
We just blogged about Pantone’s 2015 Color Of The Year, Marsala, so today we thought we’d feature some of our burgundy linens!

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We love the rich color of our burgundy linens and they are super close to the Marsala color! We offer a ton of linens in burgundy: full length table linens, table runners, overlays, sashes, and napkins. We’ve used our full length pintuck burgundy table linens a lot this fall and the color is so versatile! We’ve seen burgundy paired with black for a more bold look as well as with touches of silver and gold for a lighter feel at an event! Burgundy is a color we hope to see used throughout the winter and into next wedding season!

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Picture 3: Floral // Botanique Events

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: 2015 Color Of The Year

Have you guys heard the exciting news?!
Pantone just recently announced their color of the year for 2015, and we are obsessed with it.
Marsala is the gorgeous color that was chosen, and it’s the perfect blend of red and burgundy!
Pantone_Introducing_Color_of_the_Year_Marsala_bannerWe think Marsala is the perfect choice for 2015! Marsala is such a different color than Radiant Orchid, which was the 2014 color off the year, and we totally dig the deep richness of the color! Lately, it seems like every event that we have provided linens for has used red or burgundy in some way, so we definitely see this color becoming hugely popular in the coming months! Deep reds are normally associated with fall and winter weddings, but this past summer Marsala was a huge color in red carpet fashion.
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We love all of the dresses above and how versatile Marsala is! It looks gorgeous paired with black, yet can become “brighter” when matched with lighter colors. We can totally see brides going crazy for this color and using it in their linen choices as well as for little pops of color in their other wedding decor! We can’t wait to see how this color is used all through 2015!

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Waterford Wednesday: Bridal Show Tips

Happy Waterford Wednesday friends!
A few weeks ago we talked about late fall/wintertime being our busy booking season, and today we’re going to give some tips on a large aspect of booking season: bridal shows! Not only are bridal shows beneficial for brides/grooms, but they are a great opportunity for us, event companies, to give out information and ideas! We’ve been a part of A TON of bridal shows, and even hosted our own, so today is all about just a few tips that we think will be useful the next time you attend a show!
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Be Prepared
Preparation is key! Attending bridal shows isn’t supposed to be stressful, but it can certainly become overwhelming with the amount of information/vendors present. Many businesses will have information sign up sheets that require you to fill out some basic information, so doing something as simple as printing out labels with your name, wedding date/venue, & email address will save you the stress of having to fill out that information multiple times by hand!

Check It All Out
The whole idea of a bridal show is to give you ideas for your big day, so scoping out all of the vendors is an absolute must! During these shows, many vendors will offer awesome promotional opportunities specifically for the bridal show attendees, so you don’t want to miss out on that!

Ask Questions
Don’t be afraid to ask questions! Oftentimes, people will rush by every booth and not get solid information about services that they still need. Don’t let that be you! Vendors participate in these shows specifically to help you and answer any questions you may have, utilize that!

Enjoy!
Last but not least, ENJOY! A bridal show is just another step in the fun planning process, so soak it all up!

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