Archives for February 2016

Waterford Wednesday: Valentine’s Styled Shoot

Happy Waterford Wednesday!
Can you believe that A Crystal Clear Vision is in just a week and a half?! It seems like it was just yesterday that we announced that this year’s event would be partnering with Mayapalooza to create the biggest bridal show Hampton Roads has seen! We really can’t wait for everyone to see everything come together March 5, 2016 at the Virginia Beach Field House. While we are working away on getting the final details squared away for A Crystal Clear Vision, we had to show everyone some gorgeous photos of a Valentine’s inspired styled shoot our linens were a part of! Let’s just say…red sequins linen!
14546823656891454682385648145468242886514546823551271454682493383Swoon! We just adore all of these beautiful shots that Maria Grace Photography captured! The idea of creating a styled shoot around a holiday that is all about love was right up our alley! When someone thinks of Valentine’s day…red, white and pink are colors that naturally come to mind, and we like how all of the traditional colors were used, but in such a subtle way. Of course, we are huge fans of the idea to use our red sequins linen on the sweetheart table! Awesome job to all vendors involved…to get a full list of vendors as well as more pictures of this gorgeous shoot, check here.

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A Crystal Clear Vision: Diann Valentine

Happy Friday, friends!
With A Crystal Clear Vision at Mayapalooza literally right around the corner (March 5th, ah!) we are finalizing everything and making sure the event goes off without a hitch! If you follow along with us on Facebook and Instagram, you may have seen that we have a very special guest  joining us at A Crystal Clear Vision…Diann Valentine! Our VIP ticket holders will enjoy a meet + greet with this brilliant, internationally acclaimed celebrity wedding and interior designer! Get to know a little bit more about Diann below!

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What She Does: Wedding/Event/Interior Design, Inspirational Speaker, Author, Reality TV Personality, and currently the co-host of Just Saying a Friday night talk show that airs on You Tube with girlfriends April Daniels and Sheree Fletcher.

Celebrity Clients: Usher, Martin Lawrence, Toni Braxton, Tamra and Eddie Judge, Lela Rochon, Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men), along with the controversial short-lived nuptials of Reality Star Evelyn Lozada and Chad Johnson to name a few.

Corporate Clients: Moet Hennessy, HBO, Nike, FedEx, Essence Magazine among others.

Books: Weddings Valentine Style: Rich Inspiration For Every Woman’s Dream Day.

TV Work: Host of Wedding in a Week for Buena Vista Television, Host of Wedding Day for TNT and Mark Burnett Productions and the Host, Designer and Executive Producer of WEtv’s I Do Over.

Keep Up With Diann: Website, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and You Tube @diannvalentine.

We are so thrilled to have this incredible boss lady at the biggest bridal event Hampton Roads has seen! We can’t wait to chat with her about all things related to the event industry and we are extra excited for her to see all of the amazing talent that will be present at A Crystal Clear Vision! You still have time to purchase your tickets here!

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Waterford Wednesday: Fashion & Linens

Welcome back to Waterford Wednesday!
Today we’re excited to do another fashion & linens post! If you’ve been reading the blog for awhile, you might remember when we did a similar post all the way back in April 2014! If you’re into awards show season like we are, then you probably watched The Grammy’s this past Monday (unless you chose The Bachelor instead!) and saw some of the gorgeous gowns that hit the red carpet. We always love to compare red carpet fashion trends with various linen trends, and since A Crystal Clear Vision is right around the corner, we’ve dug into last years picture archive to match some fashion with linens! Check out 3 of our favorite pairings below!

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Taylor Swift //Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS
Chelsea Anderson Photography

 We absolutely love the two-toned trend! Taylor Swift’s fuchsia and red/orange two-piece outfit reminded us of Palette of Petals STUNNING design at last year’s A Crystal Clear Vision. Not only did their gorgeous florals steal the show, but the sash colors that they chose in differing hues mixed together to create a deeply romantic overall setting!

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Adele // E! Online via Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Chelsea Anderson Photography

 Adele can do no wrong in our book, and when we saw her wearing this gorgeous black gown with the hint of sparkle at the top we immediately thought about MorLina Events! Remember how gorgeous her table was with our black tinsel linen as the base?! Black is such a versatile color that can be kept pretty simple or enhanced with a “pop” of color!

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Ariana Grande // E! Online via Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Andrew & Tianna Photography

 Red is such a bold and daring color and we oftentimes don’t see TOO much of it at weddings, but it’s a color that we just adore! Ariana Grande’s bright red dress, matched with her smokey black eye makeup had us reminiscing on Botanique Events table design at A Crystal Clear Vision last year. Using our Victorian Black Lace specialty linen & red satin linens, this tablescape was one of the most unique and beautiful!

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Waterford Wednesday: Why Renting Is Better!

We’re back again for Waterford Wednesday!
Can you believe that A Crystal Clear Vision at Mayapalooza is less than a month away?! Time is flying by and we are busy meeting with all of the participants helping to make all of their linen dreams a reality! Since all of the table designs at A Crystal Clear Vision will feature Waterford linens, today was the perfect time to discuss why renting linens is a better option as opposed to buying. We’re here to break down some of the top reasons for you!

Quality & Convenience
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In our expert opinion, quality & convenience are the most important priorities when you’re investing in linens for your big day! You don’t want to end up with linens that you bought for cheap to come in with very thin fabric and low thread count that you then have to lug around and set up yourself. This is supposed to be your special day…you don’t want to stress over placing a table linen perfectly! A rental company will ensure you have excellent quality linens at an affordable rental price as well as provide the option of delivery, setup & breakdown services.

Sizing
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One of the perks of renting linens compared to buying is the hands on assistance you will receive when renting. At Waterford, we hold a design meeting with each of our clients which helps in assuring you are renting the correct size linens to fit your chair and tables. This service is basically like having your own personal Linen Coordinator! You won’t receive this type of service when renting from a random website. You will appreciate this extra help, especially if you’re having different sized tables throughout your event!

Ironing Expense
10952259_843993025642985_4005535635249246777_nA HUGE incentive to rent linens rather than buying comes in the form of ironing. If you choose to buy, you run the high risk of your linens being delivered in very small packages which makes the process of ironing out all the wrinkles extremely difficult. At Waterford, we use a laundering facility that is equipped with extremely large industrial pressing machines so the task of ironing linens is not another worry that is added to your list!

Samples
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One of the biggest reasons that renting is a more effective option compared to buying is the ability to actually see the linens you are potentially going to rent. When you go into a business to rent linens you are presented with the opportunity to personally view the items and ensure the style, texture, and colors are exactly what you want! This becomes extremely important, especially if the colors you are looking for are very specific. The risk of a potentially mismatched color scheme is not something you want to stress about on your big day!

Photo 1 // Chelsea Anderson Photography
Photo 2 // Amanda Hedgepeth Photography
Photo 3 // Dragon Photography Studio
Photo 4 // David Schwartz Photography

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Feature Friday: Black + White Wedding

It’s Feature Friday!
Instead of featuring one of our linens, today is all about an absolutely GORGEOUS black + white wedding from back in September! We’ve been waiting to get our hands on these photos from Sarah Street Photography and we just love the beautiful way the linens were captured!
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Waterford Wednesday: TSE 2016

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!
We can’t believe it’s already February…wedding season is going to be here again before we know it! We have been crazy busy so far this year with TONS of design meetings, planning A Crystal Clear Vision at Mayapalooza, and most recently, attending an amazing industry conference! Last month, Alyse & Rebecca were able to sneak away for a few days to The Special Event Conference (TSE) in sunny Florida! TSE is one of the event industry’s premier tradeshow and conferences and we are beyond thrilled that they were able to attend and expand their education in the industry! Check out some pictures that they captured during their trip!
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Could you just die at all of the gorgeous linens?! I mean, the video above makes our heart pitter patter! Our ladies could not have been more in their element…completely surrounded by linens and fellow linen-lovers in the industry. Along with Ashley of Soirees By Lauren (a participant in A Crystal Clear Vision!), Alyse and Rebecca were able to tour a local linen facility, network with linen companies similar to Waterford, and expand their knowledge of the industry as a whole! We are happy to say that many of the linens that were seen at TSE will be making their way into our Waterford inventory and we can’t wait!

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