Archives for October 2016

Waterford Wednesday: Event Style Inspiration

Happy Wednesday, friends!
It has been quite the week for Waterford with two huge announcements! First, we are SO excited to be partnering with The Historic Post Office to offer mahogany chiavari chairs on-site when their venue opens this December! And second, A Crystal Clear Vision is back for another year on March 4, 2017! This year is going to be even better than last year, so save the date and stay tuned for more details!
14572817_1132368490133740_944193141230467845_nThis time of the year is always one of our favorites, as there is so much “behind the scenes” planning in the works with design meetings and planning for upcoming bridal shows, so today we’re sharing two different ways to achieve the perfect style for your event to make it unforgettable!

Simple & Classic
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Fresh, clean, and uncomplicated! Every event is unique with it’s own style, and if you’re someone who believes that “less is more,” a simple event style is the perfect option! Choosing from our basic table linens in neutral colors is the perfect way to achieve this particular feel. A table cloth in white or ivory would be a great starting point and adding a table runner or overlay in a similar neutral tone would bring the table together elegantly! The addition of a white or ivory chair cover with a neutral sash, or a classic gold chiavari chair would round out your event perfectly!

Extravagant & Glamorous
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While some people like  simple and classic, others believe that if you’re going to throw an event, you better go big! If an expensive look and feel is what you’re going for, an extravagant and glamorous design is the way to go! Choosing from our specialty linens would be a great starting point for creating the perfect “glam” look. Adding a pop of sequins, whether it be in a table runner, overlay, or full length table linen is an obvious necessity to round out your lavish event! Instead of choosing a basic white or ivory table linen, a gorgeous full length satin or pintuck would make for a stunning overall look! Of course, a “wow” centerpiece is a MUST with your glam linens!

If you’re looking for more table design inspiration, keep checking back for updates on our annual A Crystal Clear Vision show! This is the perfect show for all you brides to be to gain exclusive design ideas!

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Waterford Wednesday: Stephanie’s Wedding!

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!
We are SO excited for today’s post, because it’s all about Stephanie’s wedding! Stephanie and Eddie got married earlier this month, and we’re thrilled to finally be able to share the pictures that Caitlin Gerres Photography captured, along with some inside scoop from the bride herself! Check out the mini interview we did with Stephanie below and some of our favorite shots!

What was your vision for your wedding?: It was very important for me to make our wedding enjoyable for everyone.  I wanted it to be classic, unique and romantic. I also wanted there to be a feeling of being outside in a vineyard (which is exactly what guests told me they felt!) Success!

After working in the linen industry, there was obviously a lot of interest in what linens you would choose! Was there one linen you absolutely had to have?: I wanted something that was unique and that hadn’t been in the market for long. So, when we got our new sequin floral overlays, it was the perfect opportunity for me to use something no one else had yet! Also, the sequin polka dot linens..those have been one of my favorites since I started working at Waterford.

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blacktiesheratonvirginiabeachwedding-181blacktiesheratonvirginiabeachwedding-238Seeing her vision come to life for the first time…we LOVE this shot!
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stephanieeddiewedding-details-179stephanieeddie-sheratonvirginiabeachweddingbts-113blacktiesheratonvirginiabeachwedding-287What linens did you have?:
Guest Tables:
Khaki Poly & Sequin Floral Lace Overlay
Guest Tables: Ivory Petal
Head Table: Nude Sequin & Sequin Floral Lace Runners
Cake/Popcorn: Ivory Crinkle
DJ/Gift: Burgundy Poly
Cocktail: Sequin Polka Dot & Champagne Blush
Napkins: Khaki Poly & Burgundy Poly
Chargers: Glass Beaded & Gold
Chairs: Gold Chiavari

Did you plan every aspect of your wedding, or have help?: Working in the industry, I had a good idea of what I wanted and did not want for my wedding. When it came to planning and designing, I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it on my own…and I did just that! I had all of these visions in my head, and while the design and details were mostly mine, I would have nothing without the amazing vendors that I chose to help me. There were many times that I came into the Waterford office stressed, upset, and basically ready to give up. Thank God for Alyse and Rebecca because they were always there for me and always supported my ideas and were ready with advice!

Any last minute thoughts on your wedding?: Because of all the vendors involved (see below!), my friends and family, and of course my loving husband, I had the wedding of my dreams! And I am so grateful.

Vendor Love:
Venue: Sheraton VB Oceanfront | Coordination: Soirees by Lauren | Bridal Gown: Hayley Paige from The White Magnolia Bridal Salon | Bride’s Shoes: Jessica Simpson | Bridesmaids: Ava Clara Bridal | Cake: Incredible Edibles Bakery | DJ: Danny at Astro Entertainment | Favor: Tastebuds Popcorn | Florals: Botanique Events | Groom’s Attire: Mens Wearhouse | Hair & Makeup: Wink Salon | Lighting: Stage Right Lighting | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | Photography: Caitlin Gerres Photography | Rings: Madison Jewelers | Stationary: Paperdolls Design

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Waterford Wednesday: Table Details

Happy Waterford Wednesday!
If there’s one piece of advice that we could give to someone in the wedding industry, it’s that details matter! Thoughtful and creative details at a wedding can really set it apart from the rest. Taking the time to sprinkle fine details throughout your wedding will not only create a memorable experience for your guests, but an overall more cohesive look for your event! Here are some of our favorite ways to add in some extra special details to your tables:

Plate Chargers
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Plate chargers are the perfect addition to any table! They can create a great layered look to your table, as well as provide an elegant and sophisticated touch to each place setting. We have many different plate charger options ranging from solid colors (gold, silver, red) to beaded glass (gold, silver).

Chair Sashes
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Caitlin Gerres Photography
Although not technically on the table, chair sashes can be utilized around the table, so the detail they can bring is reflected as part of the table setting. Sashes can be rented in coordinating colors to your other event details and can be displayed with various ties ranging from classic, modern and intricate. Check out the many different ties we offer here!

Table Runners
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Deanna Casey Photography
Table runners, like table linens, provide the base for your whole table and the various smaller details you place on top of them. The options for table runners are endless! Satin, pintuck, bright color, neutral color, sequin, specialty. . .you name it, we have the perfect table runner for you!

Napkins
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Rob Korb Photography
Finally, napkins are one of the easiest ways to add a little color and creative detail to your table! With SO many color and fabric options, along with many different ways to fold them, napkins are a simple yet significant detail that you can add!

Don’t forget to check back with us each Friday for our Feature Friday posts, where we will be showcasing all of the new linens in our inventory! 

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Waterford Wednesday: Half Moone Wedding

Happy Waterford Wednesday!
If you follow along with us on Facebook, you saw that Stephanie’s wedding was this past weekend, and it was absolutely fabulous! We can’t wait to see all of the pictures, but in the meantime, we’re obsessing over this sneak peek! Today, we’re reminiscing on one of our favorite weddings from this past summer. The Girl Tyler captured a beautiful wedding at Half Moone in downtown Norfolk, and we loved how the linen, floral and other decor came together so well! Check out some of our favorite shots:samantha-john_wedding-norfolk_half-moone_june-2016_thegirltyler-2043samantha-john_wedding-norfolk_half-moone_june-2016_thegirltyler-2035samantha-john_wedding-norfolk_half-moone_june-2016_thegirltyler-2065samantha-john_wedding-norfolk_half-moone_june-2016_thegirltyler-2107samantha-john_wedding-norfolk_half-moone_june-2016_thegirltyler-2038samantha-john_wedding-norfolk_half-moone_june-2016_thegirltyler-2064samantha-john_wedding-norfolk_half-moone_june-2016_thegirltyler-2282samantha-john_wedding-norfolk_half-moone_june-2016_thegirltyler-2060samantha-john_wedding-norfolk_half-moone_june-2016_thegirltyler-2121samantha-john_wedding-norfolk_half-moone_june-2016_thegirltyler-2099We love, love, love all of the gorgeous natural light that the windows at Half Moone provide! Our champagne sequins runners on the guest tables and sweetheart table seem to sparkle just a little brighter in this venue! The beautiful florals and intricate greenery by Isha Foss made the tables the focal point of the room, and our moss satin napkins were the perfect shade to compliment the green! Our gold chiavari chairs and gold plate chargers were the final pieces to bring the whole table design together!

Photography: The Girl Tyler // Floral: Isha Foss // Coordination: Simply Perfect Events // Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting

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