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Waterford Wednesday: Sweetheart Table

It’s Waterford Wednesday!
If you follow along with us on Facebook, you know that things have been crazy (in a good way!) around here. Wedding season is in full swing and between set ups & breakdowns, the ILEA Gala, client meetings, and taking inventory of all of our linens & products (and there’s A LOT!) we have been busy little bees at Waterford! With all of our inventory work going on, it’s got us knee deep in specialty linens, and specialty linens ALWAYS remind us of one thing in particular…sweetheart tables! Sweetheart tables are one of our absolute favorite parts of a wedding reception, so today we’re sharing some of our favorite advantages to having a sweetheart table at your event!

All About You
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Having a sweetheart table, as opposed to a head table (still a great option!), will ensure that you will be the focal point at your reception! Your guests will be able to focus on you and in return you will be able to see all of your guests and take in your reception as a whole…after all, you’ve spent months and months planning this!

Easy Access
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A sweetheart table makes it much easier for your guests to come chat with you and your new spouse! You won’t be surrounded by your family or bridal party, which will allow those that want to congratulate you or share special moment with you the opportunity!

Creative Design Options
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If you love specialty linens, but don’t want to go all out on each of the guest tables, the sweetheart table provides you the perfect opportunity to explore your creativity! This table is separate from the guest tables and is meant to be a focal point of the reception, so spice it up with a fun linen, centerpiece and chair signs! After all, this table deserves an extra special touch!

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Waterford Wednesday: ILEA Gala 2016

We are SO pumped for this blog post!
If you follow us on social media (or pretty much any Hampton Roads wedding professional!) you know that last week was the 2016 ILEA (International Live Events Association) Gala held at Cypress Point Country Club! Not only were we excited to be attending, but also providing all of the linens and chairs for the under the sea themed Gala! With a top notch vendor list that included sounds from Astro Entertainment, floral by Botanique, lighting and draping by Stage Right Lighting, and dresses/tuxedos by Maya Couture, this was an event that we will remember for a long time! Dragon Studio captured the most beautiful photos at the Gala, and we are completely obsessed with all of the detail shots he got of our linens and chairs!
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These tables featured our Champagne Payette Sequins linen, Coral Matte Satin linen (which you can see really well in the 3rd picture!), and Royal Blue Polyester Napkins!
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 How AMAZING are our Blue Allure Overlays draped over a Sequins table linen? When we found out that the Gala was “under the sea” themed, we immediately knew that we had to incorporate these beauties into the table design! Our Camel Majestic Napkins were the perfect neutral to add a little light to the table!
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There was more sparkly goodness on our rectangular tables with our Champagne Sequin linens and Turquoise Majestic Napkins!


We can’t wait for all of the amazing networking and educational opportunities we’ll get to be a part of through ILEA Hampton Roads over this next year, and we are SO excited that our very own boss ladies, Alyse, is the new Director of Communications for the 2016-2017 year!


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1 Product, 3 Ways : Chiavari Chairs

It’s Waterford Wednesday!
Today is a “1 Product, 3 Ways” post all about our chiavari chairs! If you’ve been reading the blog or follow along on social media, you know that we got our beautiful gold chiavari chairs in March, and that we also have white chiavari chairs on site at The Water Table! To say we are OBSESSED with these chairs is a complete understatement, and today we’re excited to show you a few different ways that they can be utilized at your event!

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One of the most popular ways to utilize chiavari chairs is for ceremony seating! Oftentimes, brides are so concerned about their reception area that they forget all about the importance of ceremony seating. Chiavari chairs are an easy way to ensure that your ceremony setup will be uniformed AND beautiful. Plus, the ceremony is a portion of your wedding where a lot of your photos will be taken, so you want nice looking chairs that will give off a polished look in photos!

Reception Seating
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There are so many different options when it comes to reception area seating, but chiavari chairs are definitely becoming the most popular choice! They give a classic and overall brighter look to the area as a whole! Chiavari chairs are an excellent option for those that want to use simple linens, yet want their area to feel elegant and upscale!

Chiffon Weave
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Chivari chairs are beautiful standing alone, but adding weaved chiffon sashes creates such an elegant and romantic look! The sheer, lightweight fabric of chiffon hangs perfectly on chivari chairs while the weaving pattern creates a unique and different style! We love how the weaved chiffon in this photo by Elizabeth Henson was used to differentiate the bride and grooms chairs from the rest!

Also, don’t forget about our limited time special on chiavari chairs!!
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Waterford Wednesday: Ivory & Khaki Wedding

Happy Waterford Wednesday!
Today we’re excited to share photos from a beautiful Ivory & Khaki Woman’s Club of Portsmouth wedding that we were recently a part of! We just adore this venue (not just because we have our white resin chairs stored on site there!) and every single wedding we do there is always gorgeous! Elizabeth Henson Photos captured Beth & Devon’s wedding perfectly and we just know that this particular wedding will be a hard one to top this wedding season!
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This wedding was definitely a vendor team win, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the contributions of everyone involved:
Venue:  WOMEN’S CLUB OF PORTSMOUTH  //  Coordinator:  ASHLEY FUSSELL, SOIREES BY LAUREN  // Cake: Cakes by Carrie  //  Caterer:  EAST BEACH CATERING  //  Hair & Make Up:  BLUSHING BRIDES  //  Linens & Chairs:  WATERFORD EVENT RENTALS  //  Florist:  KELLY GISH  // Band: CHEAP THRILLS  //  Dress: BETSY ROBINSON’S BRIDAL COLLECTION – BALTIMORE’S PREMIER BRIDAL SALON
To see more from the wedding, check here!

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Waterford Wednesday: Linen Do’s & Don’ts

Happy Wednesday, friends!
It’s been a little while since we’ve done a “tips & tricks” type of post, so today we’ll be talking all about some linen “do’s & don’ts!” As we’ve mentioned time and time again, linen rentals are an absolute MUST at your event. Not only will linens make your event space look cohesive and tie everything together, but will also provide you with so many different options for decor!
Here are a few of our top tips to ensure that you utilize your linen rentals to the max!

Do: Mix and Match Colors & Textures
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Everyone appreciates a nice blend of colors when they enter a room, and finding the right match of colors & textures will leave a fantastic first impression on your guests. There are so many creations, from romantic and sweet to vintage and timeless, that can be created by just mixing colors that complement one another! (PS: check out more of the photos of the above Alice in Wonderland styled shoot here!)

Don’t: Forget Chair Covers!
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You can find the most gorgeous linen or specialty linen rental in the world, but your event space will look very lackluster without “pretty” seating as well! If your venue just provides a standard chair in the event space, chair cover rental is particularly important! We’ve seen first hand how transformative chair covers can be for an event space, and this is one major thing that you simply CANNOT forget about!

Do: Try Different Table Designs
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Renting great linens is only half of the battle when it comes to your table design. You still need some sort of decor adorning the table to ensure your guests aren’t just sitting at a bare table (with amazing linens)! Tabletops offer a fun way to play around with design elements, from florals, centerpieces, and even something like handmade favors can all help to make for the perfect table.

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