Archives for August 2015

Feature Friday: Aidan Waters

We’re back for another Feature Friday: Staff Edition! Today is all about Aidan, one of our Event Staff members. We’re so thankful that she’s one of our local college girls who will be with us throughout the fall and winter! Check out her interview below!
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Name:
Aidan Waters

Age: 19

Position: Event Staff

How long have you been with Waterford?: I was hired in January of this year!

 College/Major: I go to Old Dominion University and I’m majoring in Elementary Education

Describe yourself in 3 words: Funny, Outgoing, Caring 

Describe WER in 3 words: Professional, Astounding, Devoted

What do you love most about working at WER?: I love being able to be a part of the brides day, and having the opportunity to make her day so special and beautiful.

Favorite Linen: Rosette on Mesh

Favorite Sash Tie: Chiffon Weave

What linen trend are you loving this wedding season?: I’m loving the purple trend! I’ve seen so many different shades of of purple used this summer.

If you aren’t working, where would we find you on the weekend?: You’d most likely find me at the beach!

Craziest setup story: Definitely the time Kendal and I had a set up in Newport News, and there was SO many chair covers, sashes, table linens and chargers that it was overwhelming! But, after 6 hours it was fulfilling to see how beautiful the reception looked with all the centerpieces!

What is your favorite part of the setup process at an event?: I love tying sashes! Making a perfect bow is the best feeling!

What is the most significant thing you’ve learned from working in the event industry?: I’ve definitely learned how to be more innovative with event ideas and I’ve had to learn to be quick on my feet because sometimes issues come up and you have to think fast and creatively to solve them.

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Don’t forget to check back with us each Friday as we feature and introduce
you to our Waterford staff members!
To “meet” previously featured staff members, click below:
Rebecca Norfleet // Office Manager
Alivia Urquhart // Blogger
Kendal Hersh // Lead Event Staff
Hayley Hightower // Lead Event Staff & Intern
Hannah Burmeister // Lead Event Staff
Stephanie Laria // Event Staff
Brooke Webster // Event Staff
Ariana Spencer // Event Staff

xo, Waterford!

Waterford Wednesday: Beach Stylized Shoot

It’s Waterford Wednesday friends!
September is quickly approaching, and while we’re definitely excited for cooler weather and some fall touches in upcoming weddings, we’re having a hard time letting go of this awesome summer wedding season! Now that our out of town college staff members have headed back to school, it’s hitting us that ready or not, fall is here! We couldn’t end this summer without reminiscing on a gorgeous beach stylized shoot we were recently apart of! Enjoy the gorgeous concept by Jamie Leigh Events and shots by Tara Liebeck Photography!
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Photos // Tara Liebeck Photography
Design Concept //Jamie Leigh Events
Stylized Shoot Vendor List // Click Here

Don’t forget to check back this Friday for our Feature Friday: Staff Edition post! Check out our latest interview here!

Don’t forget to keep up with us daily on our social media channels!
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xo, Waterford!

Feature Friday: Ariana Spencer

Welcome back to another Feature Friday: Staff Edition!
We’ve got another awesome Waterford member to introduce you to today. Keep reading below to meet Ariana, one of our Event Staff members who we adore!
View More: http://robkorbphotography.pass.us/waterford-2015Name: Ariana Spencer

Age: 17

Position: Event Staff

How long have you been with Waterford?: I was hired in December of 2014, so about 8 months

College/Major: I’m a senior at Hickory High. . .not quite there yet, haha!

Favorite WER Memory: My favorite memory would have to be all of our team meetings. It’s so fun being with everyone and catching up and just enjoying each other and our job!

Describe yourself in 3 words: Outgoing, Caring, Joyful

Describe WER in 3 words: Loving, Professional, Amazing!

What do you love most about working at WER?: Definitely the bond all of us have, it’s not just a boss, manager, and coworkers; it’s literally friends that feel like family and such amazing women who I look up to in every way!

Favorite Linen: This is so hard, but I would have to go with our Champagne Sequins!

Favorite Sash Tie: I love a wrap around obi, it’s so pretty!

What linen trend are you loving this wedding season?: This is my first wedding season, but I would have to say having so much variety and not just one linen throughout, mixing up Sequins and Rossete is one of my favorite combos!

If you aren’t working, where would we find you on the weekend?: At the beach or hanging out with my awesome friends, family, and boyfriend!

Craziest setup story: Oh lord! Probably when me and Brooke had to tie over a hundred sashes and lay chair covers in 45 minutes! It was so crazy yet so rewarding when we finished!

What is your favorite part of the setup process at an event?: Definitely comparing what the venue looked like before and then comparing it to after we’ve added our touch!

What is the most significant thing you’ve learned from working in the event industry?: Working in the wedding industry has taught me about time management and how important it is to ALWAYS be on time! Things are crazy and always changing so it’s good to just be prepared for anything.

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Don’t forget to check back with us each Friday as we feature and introduce
you to our Waterford staff members!
To “meet” previously featured staff members, click below:
Rebecca Norfleet // Office Manager
Alivia Urquhart // Blogger
Kendal Hersh // Lead Event Staff
Hayley Hightower // Lead Event Staff & Intern
Hannah Burmeister // Lead Event Staff
Stephanie Laria // Event Staff
Brooke Webster // Event Staff

xo, Waterford!

Waterford Wednesday: 1 Product, 3 Ways

Happy Waterford Wednesday!
Today it’s another “1 Linen, 3 Ways” post, but with a little twist. Instead of a linen 3 ways, we’re showing you “1 Product, 3 Ways” with our beaded glass chargers! We’ve only had these gorgeous chargers in our inventory for a few months, but they have been renting out like crazy! Check out 3 different ways to include our silver and gold beaded glass chargers at your event:
11220879_885328564837735_4056830365432183053_nWe always love collaborating with Jamie Leigh Events on stylized shoots and she did not disappoint with this one! Our silver beaded chargers mixed with the warm beach themed colors and textured specialty linen made for a gorgeous table setup! The contrasting colors of the silverware surrounding the chargers is an interesting and appealing pop that we love as well!

Ruffled - photo by http://www.chelseaandersonphotography.com/ - http://ruffledblog.com/crimson-bohemian-wedding-inspirationTo say that we are completely obsessed with this bohemian styled shoot featured on Ruffled would be an understatement! Our gold beaded glass chargers on top of a bunch of moss and green goodness is absolutely gorgeous! The crimson napkin is the perfect pop and provides great contrast to the rest of the table!

The-Oyster-Farm-Seafood-Eatery-Eastern-Shore_07(pp_w700_h326)How gorgeous are our gold beaded glass chargers on this table? Our sequins linen as the base of the table creates a super glamorous look that is softened by the pop of coral in the napkins! One thing that we will never get tired of is seeing beautiful specialty linens on all of the guest tables at weddings!

Photo 1: Tara Liebeck Photography // Jamie Leigh Events
Photo 2: Chelsea Anderson Photography // Just Dandy Events
Photo 3: Leigh Skaggs Photography

Don’t forget to check back this Friday for our Feature Friday: Staff Edition post! Check out our latest interview here!

Don’t forget to keep up with us daily on our social media channels!
Facebook: Waterford Event Rentals
Instagram: waterfordeventrentals
Pinterest: Waterford Event Rentals

xo, Waterford!

Feature Friday: Brooke Webster

It’s another Feature Friday: Staff Edition!
Today is all about another one of our sweet Event Staff members, Brooke! Keep reading below to learn more about Brooke and her role at Waterford!
View More: http://robkorbphotography.pass.us/waterford-2015Name: Brooke Webster

Age: 19 (But my birthday is less than a month away!)

Position: Event Staff Member

How long have you been with Waterford?: I was hired in late December, about 7 months now!

College/Major: I’m an Elementary Education Major at Old Dominion University.

Favorite WER Memory: My Favorite WER Memory so far would have to be our photo shoot! It was so fun getting all dressed up and taking pictures with the girls!

Describe yourself in 3 words: Outgoing, Goofy, Upbeat

Describe WER in 3 words: Creative, Hardworking, Fun

What do you love most about working at WER?: I love how we’re like one big Waterford family! Even when we have our staff meetings they last hours because we have so much fun together! It’s really nice working with people who are kind and are more than just coworkers.

Favorite Linen: Definitely our new Sheer Sequins! It’s gorgeous! The most perfect sheer ivory with splashes of champagne sequins!

Favorite Sash Tie: Wrap around center bow

What linen trend are you loving this wedding season?: I’m loving the neutrals! Khaki, champagne, ivory, blush!

If you aren’t working, where would we find you on the weekend?: You would find me playing with my new puppy, watching Grey’s Anatomy, or getting a tan in the sun!

What is your favorite part of the setup process at an event?: My favorite part is comparing what we walked into to what it transforms into! When we enter the venue the linens are usually the first thing in the room. It’s amazing to see everything come together once the centerpieces, decorations, etc. are added!

What is the most significant thing you’ve learned from working in the event industry?: I’ve actually learned SO MUCH since I’ve started working in the event industry, the main thing being: Be prepared for anything! Things are always changing and last minute decisions are always being made so you really have to go with the flow!

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Don’t forget to check back with us each Friday as we feature and introduce
you to our Waterford staff members!
To “meet” previously featured staff members, click below:
Rebecca Norfleet // Office Manager
Alivia Urquhart // Blogger
Kendal Hersh // Lead Event Staff
Hayley Hightower // Lead Event Staff & Intern
Hannah Burmeister // Lead Event Staff
Stephanie Laria // Event Staff

xo, Waterford!

Waterford Wednesday: Our Staff

It’s a very special Waterford Wednesday this week!
If you keep up with us on Facebook, you were the first to know about our freshly updated About Us page! We’ve welcomed many new girls since our last photo shoot and we are so excited to finally have all of our staff members represented on our website! The fabulous Rob Korb Photography took our individual and group shots again this year and we just love all of the gorgeous photos and memories he captured! If you follow along with our Feature Friday: Staff Edition posts, you’ve seen so many of the girls mention the crazy melting ice cream portion of the photoshoot. . .enjoy some behind the scenes shots!
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Check out our latest Feature Friday: Staff Edition interview here!

Don’t forget to keep up with us daily on social media!
Facebook: Waterford Event Rentals
Instagram: waterfordeventrentals
Pinterest: Waterford Event Rentals

xo, Waterford!

Feature Friday: Stephanie Laria

Welcome back to our Feature Friday: Staff Edition!
Today we are excited to introduce you to Stephanie, one of our event staff members who just recently got engaged! Check out her interview below and get to know more about her and what she does at Waterford!
View More: http://robkorbphotography.pass.us/waterford-2015Name: Stephanie Laria

Age: 23

Position: Event Staff Member

How long have you been with Waterford?: I have been with Waterford for a Fall season and this Summer season. My situation is a little different since I moved to Texas for a few months in between those times, but I loved working for Waterford so much that I just had to come back!

College/Major: I have a degree in Marketing from Old Dominion University!

Do you plan on utilizing your Marketing degree in the event industry?: I would love to continue working in the event industry. Having a marketing degree has helped me with the business side of things, so mixing the event side and the business side has made me realize all the possibilities for the future!

We saw on FB that you recently got engaged, have you started the planning process?: Ahhh yes! It has basically consumed my life. Since I do work for Waterford, I have seen SO many weddings, so I have been focusing on ways to make mine unique and totally amazing. Having my Waterford family by my side has helped in so many ways. . .I couldn’t do all this planning without them! I also just said “yes to the dress,” so that has been the most recent check off my to do list!

As far as linens go, what are your must-haves for your big day?:  I love any type of textured linen! For example, our pinchwheel table cloths or our mesh rosette runners are linens that really make the guest tables stand out. Another must-have is something that will make the sweetheart table be the focal point of the room!

Favorite WER Memory: Anytime us Waterford girls are all together is a great time! One of my favorite memories is when I came back from Texas. My first time seeing everyone was for our photo shoot at 7:00 am and I got to catch up with everyone as well as meet all the new, awesome girls! It was great to be back and to continue right where I left off!

Describe yourself in 3 words: Caring, Determined, Confident   

Describe WER in 3 words: Brilliant, Skilled, Original

Favorite Linen: I have always been a fan of our Pinchwheel linens, especially in a champagne color! It gives a very classic look and adds some interest.

Favorite Sash Tie: I love all of our sash ties, but my favorite would have to be the wrap around side bow. It gives you the elegant feel with the bow, but switches it up a little by placing it on the side of the chair, rather than the center!

What is your favorite part of the setup process at an event?: My favorite part of the set up process is definitely when it’s finished! Not because work is over and I get to go home, but because I love to see the final product of the work I have done! It makes it extra special when the bride, groom, or the family is there and their eyes light up at the sight of their ceremony/reception room.

What’s the most significant thing you’ve learned from working in the event industry?: Working in the event industry has helped me in so many ways! I’ve become more confident in myself and ability to take control of sticky situations, but most importantly, it has made me realize that this is what I want to do as my career. They say that “if you choose a job you love, you will never have to work a day in your life” and I truly LOVE working at WER!

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Don’t forget to check back with us each Friday as we feature and introduce
you to our Waterford staff members!
To “meet” previously featured staff members, click below:
Rebecca Norfleet // Office Manager
Alivia Urquhart // Blogger
Kendal Hersh // Lead Event Staff
Hayley Hightower // Lead Event Staff & Intern
Hannah Burmeister // Lead Event Staff

xo, Waterford!

Waterford Wednesday: For The Love Of Lace

It’s Waterford Wednesday friends!
If you keep up with us on Facebook, you already heard about our awesome August linen special. For the whole month, Waterford is offering 20% off on our lace linens! This includes all lace products including overlays, runners and sashes!
11792117_884942481543010_4705027236148402616_oIn honor of our August special, here are some of our very favorite lace looks:

Sashes
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We love, love, love our lace sashes! August is the perfect summer month to rent our lace sashes and pair them with a fun and vibrant color to go underneath! The duel sash featuring lace on top is a great way to create a whimsical and romantic touch to your chairs or cocktail tables!

Overlays
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Another one of our favorite lace linens are our overlays! Our lace overlays are beautiful additions to any guest table and have just enough decorative pattern to make a bold statement at your event. You can throw a bold or bright linen underneath the lace and you’ve got a gorgeous table setting in the works!

Table Runners
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If you aren’t committed to a lot of lace at your wedding, a lace runner is the perfect choice to bring an elegant feel to your event! A simple lace runner can fit with so many different themes ranging from rustic to beachy, and will surely elevate your table from basic to thought out and put together!

Photos 1  // Kirstyn Marie Photography
Photo 2 // Caitlin Gerres Photography

Don’t forget to check back this Friday for our Feature Friday: Staff Edition post! Check out our latest interview here!

Don’t forget to keep up with us daily on our social media channels!
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Instagram: waterfordeventrentals
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xo, Waterford!

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