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A Crystal Clear Vision Linens 2018: Part 3

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!
Today is Part 3 of A Crystal Clear Vision linens! We’ve got 5 more tablescapes to show you with all of the linen and decor details! Check out the tables that Kirstyn Marie Photography captured: A Lively AffairCarolyn Celeste WeddingsChef By DesignEast Beach Catering, & Soirees By Lauren.

Navy and White Stripe Polyester
We love a good nautical theme and A Lively Affair definitely delivered with their “coastal chic” table design! Our bold Navy and White Stripe Polyester linen was the perfect choice for this table and was a great base for all of the sailboat inspired decor on the table!
Design: A Lively Affair | Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting | Florals: Leslie Hartig Floral Design |  Glassware & Flatware:  Mad Hatter Vintage | Sailboat: Norfolk Yacht & Country Club | EmbroideryMonkey See Boutique

Slate Polyester
Can we just take moment to reflect on the fact that Carolyn Celeste Weddings had actual TURF and SOD as part of her table design? I mean, it does not get more innovative or creative than that! Since February isn’t exactly prime time for beautiful green grass, Carolyn found another way to include it in her design, and paired with our Slate Polyester linen, this table was giving us all the spring/summer feels!
Design: Carolyn Celeste Weddings | Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting | Florals: Studio Posy | Paper Products & Graphic Design: PaperDolls Design | Setee: Mad Hatter Vintage | Turf/Sod: United Turf, LLC.

Marine Velvet
We still can’t get over the gorgeous sign that Chef By Design had hanging above their table! We loved the fact that Chef By Design decided to design a beautiful table setting with our Marine Velvet linen, yet also have two food displays on the side! The whole look really worked well together, and just deepened our love for velvet linens!
Design: Chef By Design | Signage & Rotating Food Sign: Blue Steel Lighting | Floral: Palette of PetalsChairs, Chargers, & Plates: Mad Hatter Vintage | Glassware & Flatware: Big Top Entertainment 

Charcoal Natural | Macrame Runner
East Beach Catering completely knocked it out of the park in showcasing their catering options! They had a wide array of items on their tablescape, and we (along with the attendees!) loved the fact they could get unique ideas to use at their weddings – such as a Biscuit Bar, or Bloody Mary Bar! Our Charcoal Natural linen was the perfect neutral base for the table, and our Macrame Runner brought just the right amount of flare!
Design: East Beach Catering  | Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting

Mauve Floral
Soirees By Lauren completely nailed their table design at this year’s show! How amazing is our Mauve Floral linen that the ladies decided to use as their main table linen?! The mini pies and the cut out names on the place settings was a unique and personalized touch that we loved!
Design: Soirees By Lauren | Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting | Florals: Fluttering Flowers | Place Setting Names: Jollity & Co. | Vintage Rentals: Mad Hatter Vintage

Keep checking back as we show off all of the tables and behind the scenes shots from A Crystal Clear Vision 2018!

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Waterford Wednesday: Internship Program

Were excited to dive into today’s post because it’s all about an aspect of Waterford that is very important to all of us, our internship program! We believe that real working exposure and networking in the event world is an invaluable learning experience, and our internship program is tailored around this!

Our wedding and event internship positions are open to Sophomore, Junior, and Senior applicants at accredited colleges/universities each semester for class, practicum/internship, or college credit. Our intern will assist with both office work and on site execution of events and have the ability to gain hands-on experience by attending design meetings with clients, emailing clients, updating social media outlets, and setting up/breaking down events. Qualifications for the internship program include desire to work in the event industry (of course!), a 2.5 GPA or higher, and week-day availability.

Read about the experience of some of our past Waterford interns below, including how our program has helped our interns get jobs after their internship at top Hampton Roads vendors!
 Starting in the event industry as an intern at Waterford Event Rentals was truly the perfect path for me. Unknowingly, it was the start of a new journey which lead to the dedication, drive, and passion I have today. Throughout the course of my internship I learned a plethora of communication and hospitality skills; beyond more than I ever expected. As an intern, I expanded my horizons and before I even realized, I was attending networking events and mingling with other professionals in the industry; if you take anything away from your experience with Waterford Event Rentals, it should be to soak all of that up. My time there was nothing short of amazing. It was challenging and thrilling, but I would not change any of it. To this day they are some of my biggest supporters while I chase my industry dreams.
— Kaci Parker, 2015 Fall Intern — Photo: Caitlin Gerres Photography

Being an intern at Waterford Event Rentals has turned me into the person I am today! I had the most rewarding experience being the 2016 Summer intern. I was able to get my hands into learning the products in the warehouse, to shadowing Rebecca’s design meetings, to going to networking events and more. I even got to shadow an Event Planner and a Catering & Sales Manager to help me figure out what direction I wanted to go in with my career. Rebecca and Alyse really helped me learn all aspects of the event industry and they helped me figure out exactly where I wanted to be. I just couldn’t leave after my internship came to an end, and I was very fortunate that I was offered a full time job as Administrative Coordinator with Waterford Event Rentals!
— Brigitte Bradshaw, 2016 Summer Intern — Photo: Kirstyn Marie Photography
When I first started interning at Waterford Event Rentals, I thought it would just be something fun to do while getting college credits, but what it lead to was me finding what I was passionate about, the Event Industry. I had seen the other side of events when I worked at a Yacht Club as a server, but the preparation for events is something completely different. It takes so much time, hard work, and an open mind to make an event happen. Waterford really taught me so much about this amazing industry. They allowed me to attend networking events, help plan and execute Bridal Shows, make monthly newsletters, and even helped me find a job after college! Most young adults after college don’t have a job (in the field they want) and are looking for months, but with the help of the lovely ladies at Waterford, I landed a job right out of the gate. I am now a Catering Sales Manager at one of the nicest venues in the area, and I LOVE IT! This company is more than just that, it’s a family who are my forever friends!
Kiersten Sydnor, 2017 Spring Intern — Photo: Jessica Ryan Photography

Does our internship program sound like the perfect fit for you? If so, drop us a note at employment{at}waterfordeventrentals.com​!

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Waterford Wednesday: New Product Alert!

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!
While we still have a ton of A Crystal Clear Vision pictures and details to show you, we are taking a quick break from that this week to let you in on some exciting editions to our Waterford inventory! Check out the three gorgeous new products that are now available to rent!

French Floral Blush Napkins
First up are these beautiful French Floral Blush Napkins! These napkins are PERFECT for a spring or summer wedding, bridal shower, or even a dinner party. I mean, who doesn’t love a good floral print?! We’re really excited about these napkins and there are even matching linens to go with them! Picture these napkins folded nicely on all the guest tables, with a floor length floral for the sweetheart and cake table to accent…we LOVE!

 

Silver Marble Linen
We debuted these fun Silver Marble linens at our General Manager’s wedding this past November, but they have been so popular ever since! They’re cream with silver, charcoal, and slate blue marble detail throughout the entire linen. We love them and they even feel like velvet! Trendy and different, but still so beautiful and elegant!

 

Velvet Linens
Yes, yes and yes! We are loving the velvet trend this year! Not only did we find the most perfect mauve velvet linen…but we also got them in napkins and we’re obsessed! Our velvet selections are quickly growing, so stay tuned for more colors to be added!

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