Archives for April 2015

Waterford Wednesday: Chair Sashes

Happy Waterford Wednesday!
Remember last week when we mentioned what a busy weekend this one coming up is going to be? Well, we’re up to 30 events and have been prepping and organizing like mad women this week! Nothing like a crazy weekend to welcome us into wedding season!
Lately, we’ve been talking a lot about our specialty linens and how they really can become the statement piece of your wedding or event. Well, today is all about our sashes!
unnamed403331_304056926298238_948055524_n10526065_783031331727925_7611481411990904763_nEven though we talk a lot about specialty linens, sashes can equally be the “pop” of color or “wow” piece of your event as well! If you plan on using basic white linens as the base of your tables, including a sash on your chairs is the perfect opportunity to incorporate your wedding or event colors! We have SO many different sash fabric options and colors that finding the perfect match to your colors would be no problem! Choosing a sash tie, whether it be a traditional bow or a unique obi will bring a gorgeous uniformity to your entire event!

Photo 1 // Kirstyn Marie Photography
Photo 2// David Schwartz Photography
Photo 3// Sean Holder Photography

Be on the lookout for many new linens that we will be unveiling on the blog in the coming weeks! In preparation for our Crystal Clear Vision bridal event, we added so many new colors, styles and designs to our inventory and we can’t wait to show you them all!
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Waterford Wednesday: Using Linens Outdoors

Happy Wednesday friends!
It’s been super busy here in the Waterford office and we think it’s safe to say that our wedding season craziness is officially here! Let’s just say that we’ve got over 15 weddings or events next weekend. . .EEK! As busy as things can get, we are always so thankful and excited for the opportunity to be a small piece of our clients big day! With the warm weather that accompanies wedding season, we provide linens for so many outdoor receptions, so today is all about a couple of tips that are important to consider when renting linens for your outdoor event!

Invest In A Tent!
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The biggest piece of advice we could give for using linens during an outdoor wedding is to invest in a tent! If there’s one thing we know and love about Virginia, it’s that the weather can be pretty unpredictable! Investing in a tent is a wise decision especially if you plan on renting full table linens. You don’t want to end up having to pay extra fees for soiled linens that were damaged in the event that it downpours on your day!

Use Tablecloth Clips!
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While investing in a tent is a great way to ensure your beautiful linens don’t get rained on, even the very best tents won’t block heavy winds that may occur during your event. Tablecloth clips are the perfect solution to use at outdoor functions to hold down your linens and ensure that they aren’t blowing off your guest tables! Many outdoor venues have tablecloth clips on hand, but if you need to purchase some, standard clear clips come in large packs for very cheap! You definitely won’t regret making this purchase!

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Waterford Wednesday: Incorporating Plate Chargers

It’s Waterford Wednesday!
If you keep up with us on Facebook, you saw our announcement yesterday that we are now renting silver and gold beaded glass plate chargers! We’ve had so many clients ask about these gorgeous chargers and we are thrilled that we now offer them as rentals! We are already renting a ton of them so be sure to reserve yours ASAP if you’ve been eyeing them. In honor of these new additions we’re talking about different ways to incorporate plate chargers at your event.

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How gorgeous are these chargers? We love them!

Plenty Of Florals
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Few things complement plate chargers as well as a gorgeous floral arrangement! Not only does a great floral centerpiece create an overall eye-catching table, but surrounding your chargers with tons of flowers will bring an elegance to your whole design!

Table Accessories 
The tables at your event allow you the perfect opportunity to let your whole vision shine through! Choosing pieces that match your color scheme such as candles, nameplates and table numbers will be great additions along with your gorgeous plate chargers!

Add A Menu
As we’ve mentioned a few times before, adding a menu on top of a plate charger is one of the best ways to highlight them! You can match the menu colors with your plate charger or linens or go with a simple and clean neutral. Any way you decide will look fabulous and will leave your guests knowing what yummy food they’re about to be served!

Photo 1 // Palette of Petals
Photo 2 // Kirstyn Marie Photography

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Waterford Wednesday: Innovative Wedding Trends

We’re back again for another Waterford Wednesday post!
If you’ve been following along with our weekly posts for awhile now, you know that each Wednesday, we do a post we like to call “Waterford Wednesday” where we talk about a variety of topics ranging from linen tips & tricks, wedding inspiration and so much more! We love doing these posts and it was this month a year ago that we revamped our blog and started this weekly series! It’s been a fun year and we have so much more material coming your way!
This week we thought we’d share our ideas of some innovative wedding trends that can make your event extra special!

Pop of Pattern
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We’ve always been a fan of an unexpected “pop of color” at a reception table, but we love the idea of a “pop of pattern” even more! Antonia Christianson Events provided the perfect pattern pop with these adorable plaid napkins at our Crystal Clear Vision event last month. Including a pattern can create an unexpected yet amazing visual impact and using a napkin to do so is super easy! We loved how this table setting had a rustic feel without using the typical burlap fabrics.

Visual Statement
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Creating a strong visual statement at the main tables of your event is something that we think is important! Oftentimes, brides choose to use extravagant floral arrangements to achieve this statement, but we are loving the idea of a chandelier as a statement piece! Waterford chose to suspend a gorgeous chandelier (thanks Blue Steel Lighting Design!) above our tablescape at our Crystal Clear Vision event. It really was the “wow” piece of our table and drew so many eyes as the focal point of our design!

Photo 1: Caitlin Gerres Photography // Pendant Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting Design // Florals: Isha Foss Events // Paper Goods: RSVP Stationery in Virginia Beach

Photo 2: Caitlin Gerres Photography // Chandelier: Blue Steel Lighting Design

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Waterford Wednesday: Spring Weddings

Happy Waterford Wednesday friends!
This past weekend at our 2nd Annual Crystal Clear Vision bridal event was absolutely incredible! The best of the best Hampton Roads vendors filled the room and we met so many sweet brides who got to view many creative table designs! We can’t wait to show everyone all of the gorgeous designs each vendor came up with! While we wait for the professional photos, make sure to check out the video below {thanks to The Wedding Corner & Big Dreams Entertainment!} and the hashtag #thecrystalclearevent on Instagram to see some sneak peeks and behind the scenes of the whole event.

Now that our big event has passed, it’s time to shift our focus to wedding season! With the arrival of wedding season, here are a few reasons we’re excited for some Spring weddings!

Bright Colors!
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Nothing says “Spring Wedding” more than fun and bright colors! This winter has dragged on for what seems like forever, so we’re super pumped to see pops of corals, mints and teals incorporated in the upcoming Spring weddings!

Outdoor Weddings
bahrfinals056While we love a gorgeous indoor wedding, we are SO ready for the warm weather and to revisit some of the beautiful outdoor venues around Hampton Roads! Springtime presents the perfect weather and setting for a gorgeous outdoor ceremony or reception! Oftentimes, linens have a brighter “pop” when they are in natural sunlight!

Photo 1: David Schwartz Photography // Design: A Signature Event
Photo 2: David Schwartz Photography

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