Archives for September 2017

Waterford Wednesday: Holiday Event Inspiration

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!
It’s officially fall, and if you’ve visited any department stores lately, you know that holiday decor is out in full force! Since the holidays like to sneak up on us every year, we’re jumping ahead of the game and giving you some linen and decor inspiration to make your holiday events festive, exciting, and fun! This time of the year is perfect for getting creative and making some bold choices – check out some of our favorite ideas for holiday parties this season:

Holiday Inspired Decor
Photo: Jessica Ryan Photography
Incorporating holiday decor pieces in your table design is a must at any party! How cute are these wreaths on the back of the chairs in this photo? The touches of red and the small holiday tree figurines are simple touches that make the table festive, but not overwhelming!

Non-Traditional Is Fun Too!
Photo: Leigh Skaggs Photography
When it comes to holiday parties, we like when clients mix it up a little bit! Instead of opting for the traditional reds and greens for Christmas parties, you could use more neutral colored linens such as white and silver, and then use the more traditional colors as your accent decor! Everybody likes to feel like they’re in a “winter wonderland” sometimes!

Sequins, Of Course!
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Photo: Maria Grace Photography
Is a holiday party even considered “fun and festive” without some sort of sequins?! We think not! How fun would our red sequins table linen be for a Christmas party dessert table? With so many different color options available, you could go all out at your holiday party with sequins!

Plate Chargers
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Photo: Justin Hankins Photography
If your holiday event has a sit down dinner, plate chargers are the perfect way to bring in some holiday color and cheer! Our red chargers would be awesome for a Christmas party while our gold or silver would look great at a New Year’s event! If you’re going for a more up-scale feel, our glass beaded chargers could be a great addition as well, with a fun napkin folded on top!

Have fun planning or attending holiday parties this year! ‘Tis the season for big celebrations!
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Waterford Wednesday: Milky Way Styled Shoot With ISO:ALT

It’s Waterford Wednesday, friends!
We are pumped about the super creative styled shoot we are showing you today – featuring our linens! A couple of months ago, Misty and Mike of ISO:ALT executed the most magical “Milky Way” inspired styled shoot in the mountains of Virginia, and you’re not going to BELIEVE the photos that were captured! The ISO:ALT team made sure no detail was left untouched when planning for this epic shoot – down to the exact day the Milky Way could be seen the best! Check out some of our favorite shots below and don’t forget to head on over to the ISO:ALT blog to see more pictures and read about all of the behind the scenes that went into achieving this shoot!
Aren’t the pictures just breathtaking? EVERYTHING about this shoot was so innovative, and it was so cool for us to get to be a part of something so new in the way of design! We absolutely loved how most of the table elements, along with the model’s dress were black so that the stars were really the “shining” point of all the photos! Misty and Mike made sure to time the shoot perfectly so they could capture photos on a night where the sky was clear and the stars were out in full force! Our black tinsel linen draped on the table gave off just the right amount of sparkle to compliment the night sky!

AMAZING job to all vendors involved, see below!

Vendor Love:
Photography & Styling: Dragon Studio // Styling & Coordination: Misty Saves the Day // Hair & Makeup: Behind the Veil Studio // Model: Jennifer Linke // Gown: Jeilyne Santana // Jewelry: Either Ore Jewelers Strawbridge  // Linens: Waterford Event Rentals // Florals: Fluttering Flowers // Calligraphy & Hand-Lettering: Ceindy Doodles // Cake: Kadi Bakes // Lighting: Stage Right Lighting Weddings & Special Events // Constellation Glasses: Ballou Sky // Bride & Groom Cut-Outs and Stars: Jollity & Co. // Chargers: At Home // Plates & Flatware: Bed Bath & Beyond // Chairs: Target

Waterford Wednesday: Picking Linens on Trend

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!
If you follow us on Facebook, you likely saw this video that we shared last week. Crystal with Cherry Blossom Planning Factory stopped by the Waterford office and talked all things linens with Rebecca! Some of the topics included how to add color, texture, and depth with linens as well as some of the trends we’ve seen come and go over the years. We thought it’d be a good idea to bounce off that topic and talk about some helpful tips for picking the best linens/colors for your event!

Consider the Season
Photo: Caitlin Gerres Photography
Like Rebecca mentions in the video, considering the season can be a big factor in determining the best linen colors for your event – especially if you’re wanting the event to follow the season it will be held in. Peaches and corals paired with Tiffany blues are perfect for summer, while berries and eggplants paired with blush are great for fall!

Get Inspiration
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Getting inspired is a huge tip when it comes to deciding on linens! Planning any big event can be stressful enough without having to think about what color scheme you’re going to want! But, lucky for you, there are SO MANY bridal magazines and wedding websites/blogs where countless ideas and designs can be at your fingertips! Searching through various visual collections will give you ideas on attractive color combinations as well as give you a sense of what colors you are drawn to.

Embrace White & Neutrals!
Photo: Chelsea Anderson Photography 

Many think that white linens are too “basic” but they don’t have to be! White is a standard color for many events, as that is what most people use as the base for their guest tables. Don’t underestimate how crisp, clean, and sharp white is! Major pops of color or texture on white is the perfect way to add attention! Whether it be rosette on mesh table runners, or napkins in varying shades, accentuate the white!

Be Different!
Photo: Caitlin Gerres Photography
Don’t let the “norm” get in the way of what you like. Choose colors/textures/patterns that you love and that will leave a lasting impression of your event! Often times, colors that aren’t frequently used together come together beautifully when mixed correctly. At the end of the day, this is YOUR event!

Make sure to check out the full video to get some helpful tips/insight directly from Rebecca!

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