Archives for January 2016

A Crystal Clear Vision: 2016 Participants

Happy Feature Friday everyone!
The 3rd Annual A Crystal Clear Vision event at Mayapalooza is a little over a month away and we are so excited! This year’s event is going to be pretty spectacular with so many fabulous participants, sponsors, and photographers. Those that purchase tickets and attend this one of a kind bridal event are in for a real treat where you will be able to view fully set reception tables, gain decor ideas, meet the areas best vendors, explore lighting options and so much more! Click here to read about all of the awesome experience you will get by attending A Crystal Clear Vision and Mayapalooza as a whole!
12508793_952482701455654_5978949097701422718_n1624_10153938160433939_2918050474571821123_nAlmost all of the design tables have been sold and today we’ve got an exclusive list of the participants you can expect to see at this year’s event, along with their respective websites so you can get a jump start on checking out all of the talent!

Floral & Designer Partipants
{These vendors will be showcasing breathtaking fully set reception style tables at the event!}
Antonia Christianson Events
As You Wish Weddings & Events
Botanique Events
Cherry Blossom Planning Factory
Dreams 2 Reality, LLC
Ellasin’s Events

Emily Weddings, Inc.
Everly After Events

Events By Jacklyn
Fluttering Flowers
Jamie Leigh Events
Kelsey Ann Events

Marlene Events Floral Design
MorLina Events
Palette Of Petals
Soirees By Lauren
The DIY Bridal Network

Touche Weddings And Events
Waterford Event Rentals

{We’re excited to have these photographers on hand to capture the event!}

Rob Korb Photography
Caitlin Gerres Photography
Amanda Hedgepeth Photography
Kirstyn Marie Photography
Amanda Manupella Photography.

{We wouldn’t be able to put on such a great event without these wonderful sponsors!}
Antonia Christianson Events
Big Dreams Entertainment
Blue Steel Lighting And Design
Conyers Eletrical Service Inc.
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
House Of Maya
PaperDolls Design

We cannot wait for all of these amazing wedding professionals to come together at the biggest bridal event that Hampton Roads has ever seen! We can only imagine the creativity that is going to be on display throughout the entire event…we thought last year was amazing, this year is going to be insane! Don’t forget to purchase tickets here, and to “like” the official Crystal Clear Vision event page on Facebook for pictures and exclusive information as it becomes available!

Waterford Wednesday: Bridal Show Tips

We’re back for another Waterford Wednesday!
Remember a couple weeks ago when we blogged about “Bridal Show Season” and answered a few frequently asked questions? Well, our post was such a hit that we’ve compiled a few more tips and tricks that will really come in handy for all you brides (and grooms!) to be! We are fresh off participating in the Uniquely Yours Bridal Showcase and we can’t wait to be a part of many more of the awesome bridal shows Hampton Roads puts on each year, especially our very own A Crystal Clear Vision at Mayapalooza!

Now for some helpful little tips & tricks. . .

Ask Questions!
Don’t be afraid to ask questions…and a lot of them! 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! Each vendor wants to impress YOU with their knowledge of their particular specialty, which is something you definitely want to take advantage of!

Register Online
Registering online is a great way to not only save some time at the door, but it can also save you a couple dollars! Nearly all bridal shows offer a cheaper price if you register beforehand. Additionally, by registering online, you are able to browse through the event website and you’ll likely be able to see a full list of all of the participating vendors…bonus

Wedding Email
This little tip goes along with our “should I bring anything” frequently asked question. We mentioned that bringing pre-printed labels with your contact information would be so helpful and save you a lot of time. Setting up an email address through a free service such as gmail or yahoo that is specifically for your wedding needs is a great idea as well! It’ll keep you super organized and all of your bridal show information will be sent to one central location!

Look Around!
12507088_955587777811813_2766985313346533345_nYou might be a bit confused on what “look around” means, but just hear us out! Bridal shows can prove to be a little overwhelming and sometimes you might find yourself stopping at different booths, but not actually looking at them. Don’t do this! An important tidbit to remember is that each vendor booth is a direct reflection on the product or service that they offer. For this reason alone, it is important to really look and see how they represent themselves and if it’s consistent with what you want for your big day!

Have A Plan
Finally, like any good wedding coordinator would tell you…have a plan of attack! This one is a pretty simple tip and one that could end up saving you a lot of time! Going into a bridal show you should start navigating towards the vendors that you still need to book for your day. Additionally, you don’t want to spend too much time at a vendor that you’ve either already booked or have no interest in booking. Free samples aren’t worth your precious time ladies!

We hope these few extra bridal show tips were helpful! Check back in with us this Feature Friday for a full list of our current A Crystal Clear Vision sponsors and participants!
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xo, Waterford!


Waterford Wednesday: Linen Tips & Advice

Our favorite day of the week is back…Waterford Wednesday!
We’ve been so eager to share today’s post with everyone because it’s all about some basic tips, tricks and general advice for utilizing linens. Now that we are smack dab in the middle of booking season, we thought it’d be a great post for all of the newly engaged couples to learn how linens really do make a huge difference!

1. Invest in linens!
First and foremost, our biggest piece of advice. . .make linens a priority when planning your special event! At this point, there’s obviously no question that you should utilize linens at your wedding, but don’t let them become overshadowed or an afterthought, linens are something to be invested in. After all, they are the foundation of your tables and provide you with various colors and textures to set the tone for your entire event!

Don’t be afraid to mix it up!
rustic-inspired-wedding-ideas-5We 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 the overall effect an interesting, eye-catching linen will have on the entire area, you definitely want a fabulous linen to add that extra “pop!”

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

Know your table sizes!
gold-pink-purple-womans-club-portsmouth-wedding-obx-wedding-photographer-95One of the most important tips we can offer is to know the sizes of your tables, especially if you have many different shapes and sizes at your event! There are varying 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!

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!

Photo 1: Chelsea Anderson Photography
Photo 2: Tara Liebeck Photography
Photo 3: Amanda Hedgepeth Photography

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xo, Waterford!

Waterford Wednesday: Our Clients

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!
Today we’re excited to talk about one of the most important aspects of Waterford: our amazing clients! Let’s face it, our clients are a huge factor in the growth and success of Waterford, and providing top-notch customer service for each and every one of them is a huge priority of ours! Recently, Waterford hit a major milestone/goal…100 reviews on WeddingWire!
IMG_5424If you’re not familiar with WeddingWire, it’s basically an awesome resource for engaged couples to find the best of the best vendors in their area. Not only do we love getting to know each of our couples as we help them navigate through one of the best days of their life, but to have them leave such sweet and positive words about our company, staff and products is the cherry on top! Some of our very favorite reviews to read are the ones that mention using our company in the future or referring their friends or family members to us! We could read and re-read these wonderful comments and reviews each day…here are some snippets of a few of our most recent reviews!

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xo, Waterford!

Waterford Wednesday: January Linen Special

Welcome to our first Waterford Wednesday post of 2016!
Before we get to our awesome January linen special, we have to mention our biggest news of the New Year so far…A Crystal Clear Vision! If you don’t follow us on Facebook, you missed our HUGE announcement that Waterford Event Rentals is partnering with House of Maya Bridal Salons and Entercom to bring you THE BIGGEST bridal event that Coastal Virginia has EVER seen on March 5, 2016! We are thrilled to pieces to be the VIP attraction at Mayapalooza. Be sure to stay tuned for more information…we are in major planning mode!

Onto our January Linen Special. . .

unnamed-12016 is going to be a very exciting year for Waterford, so it’s only fitting that we start the year off with an amazing linen special. Yes folks, you’re reading that right…50% off our Ivory Chiffon Sashes when you book this month! This is a huge deal, and one that you brides getting married this coming wedding season should totally take advantage of…especially if you’re planning on renting our gorgeous new Gold Chiavari chairs! The weaving technique that you can utilize with these sashes is so unique and pretty, and will really make a beautiful statement and focal point at your event!


Photo 2 // Amanda Hedgepeth Photography
Photo 3 // Kirstyn Marie Photography

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xo, Waterford!

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