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A Crystal Clear Vision Linens 2017: Part 3

It’s Part 3 of our A Crystal Clear Vision Linens 2017 posts!
This week it’s all the beautiful photos and linen details on the four tables that Caitlin Gerres Photography captured: A Lively Affair, ISO:ALT, Soirees by Lauren, and Spirit of Norfolk!

 Midnight Polyester | Pottery Print Overlay
How gorgeous was A Lively Affair’s blue and white chinoiserie chic tablescape? Our Midnight Polyester linen was the perfect base for the table, and our Pottery Print Overlay had a pattern that really brought their vision to life!
 Florist: Leslie Hartig Floral Design Plates: Table Seven Antiques, Glass/Flatware: Distinctive Event Rentals, Jars/Chair Shrugs: Little Stitch Studio

Silver Eyelash | White Polyester
ISO:ALT 
had such a unique table that was set apart from every other design, which we loved! The geometric aspects incorporated throughout, mixed with the varying colors shining down created an interesting overall look on our Silver Eyelash and White Polyester linens!

Pink Crinkle | Banana Leaf Overlay
Soirees by Lauren had the most FUN table! The tropical and flamingo inspired table was brought to life using our Pink Crinkle linen and Banana Leaf Overlay! We love how the floral centerpiece even had a tropical vibe to it!
Florist:
Fluttering Flowers, Stationary: PaperDolls Design

Vintage Lace Overlay | Gold Aphrodite
We love a good theme, and Spirit of Norfolk blew their Beauty and the Beast table out of the water! The attention to every single detail on their table (including the infamous rose!) was incredible and really brought the vision to life. Our Vintage Lace Overlay and Gold Aphrodite linens used as a faux runner down the middle of the table was the perfect addition!

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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Waterford Wednesday: Linen Fabric Choices

It’s Waterford Wednesday!
Unless you’re in the wedding or event industry, you may not know the various fabric choices that are available, and believe it or not, the different fabric types can elevate or better explain the concept of your event. There are so many different types of fabrics to play with and each set their own tone. Today we are breaking down some of our favorite fabrics and giving you the scoop on our most popular choices!

Polyester – Polyester is a go-to linen for many events. Often used as a base linen in standard colors such as white, ivory, and black (but gorgeous in other colors as well!), this fabric is durable, crisp, and perfect to build off of!
Photo: Crystal Belcher Photography

Organza – This delicate and sheer fabric is classic at weddings, and can definitely give off a romantic and airy vibe to whatever table it is used on. Organza is beautiful when used on sashes, and is a common fabric for table overlays due to the linen underneath remaining  mostly visible creating a complimentary tablescape!
Photo: Dragon Photography Studio

Satin – If you’re looking for a romantic and elegant vibe at your event, satin is the fabric for you! The glossy look and texture creates an expensive overall feel for your event and is a popular sash fabric choice for those wanting to dress up their event chairs!
Photo: Sean Holder Photography

Lace – Lace is one of our favorite transitional fabric choices! We see it used a lot in the summer and fall months, and as such a delicate fabric it works for many different areas of your event. Lace is definitely a fabric that brings a softness to whatever table it’s included on!
Photo: David Champagne Photography

Pintuck – Pintuck is such an underrated fabric that we absolutely adore! Though it’s not used as often, this crisp and unique fabric is stunning as a stand-alone fabric, or paired with another and will give your tables an overall stylish feel!
Photo: Dragon Photography Studio

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Waterford Wednesday: Special Sweetheart Tables

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends! Today we’ve got a fun little post all about sweetheart tables and some cute and creative ways you can make these special tables shine a little more! At this years A Crystal Clear Vision, a few of our participants decided to design a sweetheart table rather than a full guest table, and these stunning designs gave us some good ideas that we just have to share with you! Here are three sweetheart table ideas that we love:

Love Seat
Photo: 
Amanda Manupella Photography Design: Antonia Christianson Events
A great way to add a little extra touch to your sweetheart table is to seat you and your loved one on a comfy sofa or love seat together! Not only does this incorporate a vintage feel, but it also has the potential to add in a nice bold pop of color depending on the chair you go with! We loved how Antonia Christianson Events added this chair into their design at A Crystal Clear Vision, it definitely made the whole design more romantic we think!

Floral Runner
Photo: Palette of Petals
Floral arrangements are always such a statement piece when it comes to sweetheart tables, and we absolutely adore the floral runner trend that’s been happening lately! Using a floral runner creates a unique and visually appealing element to your sweetheart table that will definitely set it apart from your guest tables!

Signage
Photo: Andi & Zoe Photography
Table signage is a cute and easy way to show off your sweetheart table seats! Something as simple as “Bride” and “Groom” signs are great starter ideas for you to get creative, but there are endless options when it comes to ideas! We love “The Sail” and “The Anchor” signs that were used at an Outer Banks wedding a couple of years ago! It really spoke to the bride and grooms style and worked well into the overall theme of the event!

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A Crystal Clear Vision Linens 2017: Part 2

We’re back for another A Crystal Clear Vision Linens 2017 post!
This week we are excited to share photos and linen details on the four tables that
Kirstyn Marie Photography captured: Emily Weddings, Events by JacklynFluttering Flowers, and Hummingbird Macaron!

Ivory/Gold Mermaid Sequins
Emily Weddings table design was an absolute stunner this year! For the second year in a row they won the People’s Choice Award, and for good reason! How amazing did our new Mermaid Sequins linen look on their table design, with that fabulous backdrop from Blue Steel Lighting?! This was definitely a table that will be talked about and remembered for years to come!
 Designer: Emily Weddings Florist: Palette of Petals

Light Blue Polyester | White Organza | Light Blue Majestic Runners
“A little bit Cinderella with some bold pops of color mixed in” was the direction that Events by Jacklyn envisioned for her table design, and with our Light Blue Polyester linen and Light Blue Majestic Runners she totally nailed it!
Designer: Events by Jacklyn // Florist: Gather Floral Design // Stationary: Victoria Paige Lettering // Vintage Rentals: Mad Hatter Vintage

Turquoise Majestic | Blue Allure Overlay
Fluttering Flowers table design was giving us major heart eyes with their use of various shades of blue! Our Turquoise Majestic linen and Blue Allure Overlay were the perfect combination to bring all of the thoughtful details (that cake and beautiful menu!) on the table together in a beautiful way!
Designer: Fluttering Flowers // Stationary: River City Graphics

Gold Disco Sequins | Champagne Satin
Can we all agree that macarons are just the prettiest displayed dessert ever? We loved how Hummingbird Macaron had their large assortment of macaron treats displayed in various ways on their “A Spring Tea in the Garden” inspired table! Our Gold Disco Sequins and Champagne Satin were the perfect base linens to make this table really shine!
Designer: Hummingbird Macaron // Florist: Isha Foss

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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Waterford Wednesday: Prepare For Your Linen Meeting

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!
With the start of wedding season right around the corner, our office has been full of design meetings over the past couple of months. While we love these meetings and the time we get to spend with our sweet clients working through linen details for their big event, we know there are a bunch of other tasks they need to accomplish as well. So today, we’re going to share a few tips on helpful information to have prepared to maximize your time during your design meeting!

Know Your Venue
Elizabeth Henson Photos

Knowing the ins and outs of your venue as far as layout is concerned is one of the most useful things you can do before attending your linen design meeting! Asking your venue coordinator or on-site contact questions surrounding table sizes or any unique qualities will help you ensure you’re choosing the right linens.

 Know Your Guest Count
Amanda Hedgepeth Photography

Guest count is normally something that isn’t finalized until about a month or two before a wedding or event, and we totally understand that! Having an exact guest count isn’t necessary of course, but having a general idea will come in handy when choosing linens. It’s better to go with your “if everyone we invite shows up” number, rather than aiming low. It’s much easier to adjust your linen numbers down than potentially getting into a situation where product is not available because your count has increased dramatically from the initial number.

Know Your Budget
Audrey Rose Photography

Oh budgets – the end all be all of events, right?! Budgets can definitely be overwhelming, but having a solid understanding of your budget and the breakdown allotted to each aspect is very important. This breakdown will help you decide where your priorities lay as far as must-haves at your event, and will allow us to choose linens and products that coincide with your needs. There’s nothing worse than having a loose budget and falling in love with something that is out of reach!

We hope these little tips were helpful for you, and like we mentioned at the beginning, you don’t need to have it all figured out before meeting with us! We just wanted to give you a few things to consider that will hopefully make the crazy process run a little smoother!

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