Archives for March 2017

A Crystal Clear Vision Linens 2017: Part 1

Friends, it’s finally time!
We’ve officially got all of the pictures back from A Crystal Clear Vision 2017, and we are so excited to finally be able to share with everyone! Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be showing off the amazing photos and detailing the various linens that were used on each of the different tablescapes. We had five amazing photographers on hand to capture the event, and to avoid picture and information overload, we’ve broken down the posts by photographer! First up are the tables that Amanda Manupella Photography captured: Antonia Christianson Events, The Bridal Dish, and Waterford Event Rentals!

Rose Quartz Velvet Runner
How amazing was Antonia Christianson Events table this year?! She pulled design inspiration from her personal life and every.single.detail that she chose had a sentimental value attached to it. All of the custom elements she included from the monogrammed napkins and rose gold plates, down to the Rose Quartz Velvet Runner all came together in this epic sweetheart table!
Designer: Antonia Christianson Events // Florist: Isha Foss // Stationary: RSVP // Vintage Rentals: Mad Hatter Vintage

Black Sequins | Black Petal
The Bridal Dish used two of our favorite linens on their table design – Black Sequins and Black Petal! We haven’t seen these two linens used in black that often and we absolutely fell in love with how classic and expensive it made the table feel/look! No detail was left untouched on their design from the fabulous striped and clear chairs to the “gather” piece hanging above.
Designer: The Bridal Dish // Florist: Fluttering Flowers // Stationary: River City Graphics // Chairs: Big Top Entertainment & Chesapeake Bay Catering

Silver Diamond Sequins
Along with planning the whole A Crystal Clear Vision event, Waterford always loves the fact that we get to show off our design skills during the show too! This year, we decided to go with all the sparkles! Our Silver Diamond Sequins linen was the star of our table, and we couldn’t have been more thrilled with how everything turned out. The sparkles in contrast with the crisp white of our chiavari chairs and white chair covers gave off a glamorous feel that we just adored!

Keep checking back each Friday as we show off all of the tables and behind the scenes shots from A Crystal Clear Vision 2017!

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xo, Waterford!


Simple Steps to Ensure You Have Perfect Place Settings

Welcome back, friends!
We’ve got a fun little post for you today! The whole planning process of an event can be overwhelming with so many different decisions that need to be made, so when we find ways to simplify part of the process, we obviously have to share! Today we’re going to share a few simple ways to ensure you have the perfect place settings at your next event! Creating a visually appealing place setting with a beautiful design that matches the theme of your event is simple to do – here are some of our top suggestions for creating a one of a kind look in your place settings:

Sweat The Small Stuff (No, Really!)
Amanda Hedgepeth Photography
We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again: details matter at events! So, in the case of your place settings, it’s actually important to sweat the small stuff, aka the details! Subtle details are often the biggest showstoppers at a table setting, and trust us when we say that your guests will take notice of these small, but significant details!

Keep A Consistent Theme
Dragon Studio

Keeping with your event’s theme is an important piece in perfecting your place settings! Staying true to the theme, whether it be a particular color, pattern or accent piece will ensure that the look of the table as a whole will be consistent. For example, the place setting above was a perfect representation of the “Boho Beach” inspiration that Misty Saves the Day was aiming for!

Layer, Layer, Layer!
Deanna Casey Photography
Layering linens is a fun and easy way to create visually appealing place settings! How adorable is this tropical table setting with the varying patterns from the full length table linen and leaf runner? Oftentimes, people can be nervous using multiple patterns, but if done correctly, it can really be a wow factor for your guests.

Feature A Menu
Caitlin Gerres Photography
We can’t recommend this enough! Whether you choose to place it on top of a charger, fold it in with a napkin or incorporate it in with your centerpiece, featuring a menu is always a plus that will give your overall place setting more visual appeal!

Accent Special Place Settings
Audrey Rose Photography
Making your guests feel welcome is always an important piece of planning an event! Adding a unique accent or personalized touch to their place setting is an excellent way to do so! Anything from a beautifully designed name card or a nice favor will distinguish each individual and leave them feeling appreciated and thought of. We were completely obsessed with these gorgeous name cutouts set on top of our napkins and plate chargers! 

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xo, Waterford!

Waterford Wednesday: Ways to Add a Personal Touch

 Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!
One thing that’s very important when planning any event is adding personal and unique touches throughout. The saying “it’s all in the details,” rings true when it comes to the event industry! Today we’re excited to share with you 5 easy ways to add a personal touch to your next event.
Photo: Dragon Studio 
You know what they say – location, location, location! This sentiment definitely rings true when you’re considering a venue for your event.  Pick a location that suits your style! If you like nature and greenery, choose an outdoor venue, or if  you love glamorous and romantic, consider a venue that has “wow” elements such as high ceiling and chandaliers.

Photo: Dragon Studio
Invitations are one of the first impressions of your event. A personal touch here will give your guests an idea of the style and what to expect from your wedding. Adding a beautiful band to hold all of the different pieces together, or a personalized stamp are two simple ways to make them extra special!

Extra Table Decor
Photo: David Champagne Photography

Additional table decor that either suits the style concept or are significant to you automatically make an event more personalized. We love the tea cups and saucers that were added throughout this table design!

Chair Cover and Linens
 Photo: David Schwartz Photography
Chair covers and linens are always a great way to add a personal touch to your event. The easiest way to do this is to use specialty linens, of course! Spending a little extra money dressing up tables that everyone will be paying attention to (like a sweetheart or cake table) is always a special design touch! How great are our leaf petal linens on this dessert table? They definitely brought the  “enchanted woodland” theme to life!

If there is one element that we always suggest (besides linens, of course!)  it’s lighting! Great lighting can take your event to the next level. Lighting plays a crucial role in creating the mood for your space, and adds an intimate personal touch.

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xo, Waterford!

Waterford Wednesday: Lesner Inn Styled Shoot

Happy Waterford Wednesday everyone!
We are coming off of a major Crystal Clear Vision high, and we can’t wait to show off how amazing and beautiful the event was with pictures and details over the next couple of weeks! Everything turned out better than we could’ve ever imagined, and we’re so blessed to have had the most incredible team behind us helping along the way. While we wait for the professional photos to come back, check out this amazing time lapse transformation video that our sponsor, ViewItDoIt put together for us. Can you believe the incredible change that happened in 24 hours?

Speaking of transformations, we’ve got some gorgeous photos from a spring stylized shoot to share with you today!
Ah! As you all know, we love a good styled shoot, and this one definitely did not disappoint! Nothing can go wrong when you have the beautiful Lesner Inn as the venue. The light pink and neutral colors of the linens that were chosen had us seriously swooning! And don’t even get us started on the vintage tea elements that really brought a beautiful and feminine touch to the whole design. We love how this particular styled shoot used many of the different spaces that the Lesner Inn has available, so you could get a full idea of what your event would look like.  You can check out more of the photos here!

Venue: Lesner Inn | Photography: David Champagne Photography | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | Florist: Fluttering Flowers | Cake: Incredible Edibles | Vintage Rentals: Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals | Stationary: Kimberly at RSVP Stationery | Models: Annesley & Geoffrey

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xo, Waterford!

Coastal Virginia Bride Magazine Feature

Well friends, it’s finally here!
No – we’re not talking about today’s Waterford Wednesday post (which is full of pretty by the way!), we’re talking about A Crystal Clear Vision week! Can you believe it?! The big event is THIS Saturday, March 5th, and you do not want to miss it! We’ve been pouring over every single detail of this event for months and months, and we can’t wait to see everything come together at the Virginia Beach Field House. If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, now is the time! Now, to get you pumped for all of the gorgeous table designs you’ll be seeing at A Crystal Clear Vision, we’re so excited to share some photos from a beach-inspired styled shoot we were lucky enough to be a part of last month!

Misty of Misty Saves the Day knocked it out of the park with this shoot and her boho beach vision really came to life! Do you recognize the blonde beauty in some of these shots? Yep, it’s our girl Hayley – how stunning does she look with all of the elements of the shoot?! The shoot was picked up for a six page spread in Coastal Virginia Magazine and we were so excited to see the final product a couple weeks ago! Check out the feature here!

We can’t wait to see everyone at A Crystal Clear Vision on Saturday!

Vendor Love:
Photography: Dragon Studio // Styling: Misty Saves the Day // Bridal Attire: Martina Liana from Pure English // Men’s Attire: House of Maya Tuxedo by Sarno // Place Settings: West Elm Virginia Beach // Florals & Lighting: Fluttering Flowers // Hair & Makeup: Behind the Veil // Chair Backs, Place Card Holders, and Other Decor: Jollity & Co. // Cake: Cakes by Angela Morrison // Paper: The Girl Tyler // Jewelry: Either Ore Jewelers Strawbridge // Linens: Waterford Event Rentals // Rentals: Distinctive Event Rentals

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xo, Waterford!

View It Do it

Are you ready to watch A Crystal Clear Vision LIVE?
Thanks to our amazing sponsor ViewItDoIt, you’ll be able to tune in and watch the whole Crystal Clear Vision event in real-time! Using interactive portable cameras, the ViewItDoIt team will be on-site to make sure every single moment is captured! Starting at 12:00pm ET on Saturday, March 4th, watch live as the Virginia Beach Field House is transformed into a beautiful ballroom filled with amazing tables designs, decor ideas, and Pinterest-worthy inspiration from the top vendors in Coastal Virginia.

experience the Waterford Way!