Archives for July 2020

July 2020 Styled Shoot

It’s Wednesday! Woo hoo!!! We are halfway through this week and getting closer to another scorching hot weekend! Just two weeks ago we were asked to be a part of an incredible styled shoot! We knew this shoot was going to be one for the books because the vendor list is off the chain- but also because the linens they chose are TO. DIE. FOR.

It was good to get out and have some fun with a styled shoot and to see how beautiful everything came together. Y’all, we literally received these photos TODAY and because we can’t wait any longer to post them we’re blogging them!!!Are you obsessed yet?? This features a handful of our brand new products and we are THRILLED with how these photos turned out. These yellow flowers add the perfect bright and fun pop of color to the tablescape. We love seeing closeup shots of this linen because it gets more and more beautiful the closer you get to it, the detail, the slight shimmer, the pattern- gives us all the feels.We have no words. When something is just that stunning, you let it do all the talking for you! And can this cake design get any more beautiful?!The beauty and brains behind the operation! Sarah and Jacklyn thank you soooo much for letting us be a part of this shoot! These photos are incredible and we are so thankful that you thought of us to join in on this magic!

Linens & Rentals featured: Sonoma Wooden Chair | Florence Jacquard in white | Slate Velvet

Vendor Shoutouts: Photography: Sarah Lin Photography | Coordination: Events by Jacklyn | Tabletop decor: The Collection by Courtney Inghram | Floral: Aleen Floral Design | Linens & Chairs: Waterford Event Rentals | Hair: Hair by Emily Dami |  Makeup: Beauty by Tiffany | Calligraphy: Lovely Scripture | Cake: Rachel Bakes | Table Runner/Napkins: Deco Dreams Handmade | Gelato Cart: Lolly’s Creamery | Veil: Lumiere Bridal Shop | Shoe Jewelry: Boutique JuJu

Recap of The Summer Social Fest 2020

Hello everyone & happy Wednesday!! We are especially excited for this blog because we are recapping all of our amazing fun from The Summer Social Fest which was held virtually last weekend. As we are all aware, COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into A LOT of plans. Weddings, graduations, birthdays, vacations, and even just a regular work schedule. COVID is unique in the sense we have all been affected by it some way.

For us, and tons of other vendors and of course SO. MANY. COUPLES any and all events and gatherings have come to a screeching halt. What a whirlwind and adjustment it’s been to say the least. As COVID became more and more dangerous we were left with no choice but to reconfigure our summer bridal show. The result= Summer Social Fest held on Facebook Live! With the help of our partner Missy with Antonia Christianson Events, Mike Dragon with Dragon Photo Studio, Misty with Misty Saves The Day, Ashley of Studio I Do, and the crew at Stage Right Lighting, we brought this idea to life!

After months of replanning our super fun social meet and greet to be exclusively online the weekend finally came to fruition July 17-19. We had about 30 vendors sign up to meet about 100 couples all virtually!!!! We are so thankful and thrilled to have each and every vendor participate and help bring this idea full circle. The best part, is that we were able to help our vendors AND future couples all for free!!!!! This was our way of really letting couples know how much we feel for you during this time and want to support you and give you something to look forward to because we all care that much.

With all of that being said, we want to shout out and thank each vendor that chose to be a part of this magical weekend, but also show you a glimpse of the INSANE fashion show we put on. I mean, we don’t like to toot our own horn but we really pulled it off with this entire weekend and feel incredibly blessed we made this happen!

Vendor Shoutouts: Chef By Design | Astro Entertainment | Avenir Bridal | BCP Floral | Jessica Hanyok Calligraphy | Dragon Photo Studio | Boardwalk Photo Booth Company | Misty Saves the Day | Antonia Christianson Events |Carolyn Celeste Weddings | Fluttering Flowers | East Beach Catering | Virginia Zoo | Big Top Entertainment | PaperDolls Design | Montero’s Restaurant & Catering | Fresh Look Photography | Silk Bridal Studio | Woman’s Club of Portsmouth | Kara Anne + Co | Waterford Event Rentals | Music Makes You Happy Entertainment | Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art | The Cake House | The Posh Pair | Jessica Ryan Photography | The Twisted Fork | Rusty Cottage Rentals & Styling | Echard Wheeler Photography | Allstar Photobooth | The Neon House | Stage Right Lighting | Studio I Do Bridals

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to all the vendors that participated and went live on Facebook during The Summer Social Fest! We cannot thank you enough for all you do for us! Now on to some fashion show photos. This was SO much fun and really had us feeling like we were back stage of a HUGE production.

Fashion Show Vendor Participants: Bridal gowns, models, directing by Studio I Do Bridals | Sound stage, video production, lighting and chandeliers by Stage Right Lighting | Music & DJ provided by Boardwalk Photo Booth Company | Floral by Fluttering Flowers | Hair and makeup by: Makeup by SAC, BlushTones, Flawless On Site, and Sarah Rillon | Behind the scenes photography and videography: Dragon Photo Studio | Media: Misty Saves the Day | The Summer Social Fest brought to you by Waterford Event Rentals & Antonia Christianson Events

If you didn’t get a chance to check us out LIVE during The Summer Social Fest click this link to check us out! Learn all about Waterford, the services we offer, and amazing products we have to share!

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xo, Waterford!


How to Get Prepared for The Summer Social Fest

Happy Summer Social Fest week!!!!! We are officially TWO days away from The Summer Social Fest being held this weekend on Facebook Live!!! Not only do you get to meet the area’s best event vendors, but you get to do it from the comfort of your own home. Now come on, what really could get better than this?? We came up with some ideas of what  you can do to get the most out of this weekend.

First- of course is check out the schedule prior! While we have done our part to make sure all of our vendors lead you through the FB Live event flawlessly, it’s always a good idea to take a peek at the times of the vendors you’re looking forward to “meeting”! This way you can set those alarms and get ready for their designated show time.

Second- the event will be posted to each vendor’s page after their designated show time! This is great for anyone planning an event but having to work on the weekends or simply not being able to catch every vendor you might like to.

Third- write down your questions. Most of the vendors will be allotting a little bit of time at the end of their segment to answer any questions to help with your planning.

Take a look at the schedule below! Set those alarms now, you don’t want to miss this!All Graphics: Kara Anne + Co.

We can’t wait to see you all weekend long!! There is still time to register for the event at our website. Also, we have VERY limited seating left at the VIP Fashion Show Watch Party held at Studio I Do Bridals. Click this link to get your ticket now! Not only do you get to watch the Fashion Show as it airs, but you get to mix and mingle with some of the vendors in the show!

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xo, Waterford!

Top 3 Most Asked Rental Questions

Looking to plan an event? Whether it’s a wedding, bar mitzvah, baby shower, bridal shower, or graduation party- adding linens to your event will elevate the space. Don’t quite know where to start? Today’s blog is about some of our most asked questions. While there are plenty that we get asked, these three really stick out and will help you be the most prepared when setting up your rentals with us.

Read flyer below to see the questions & keep reading further to get those questions answered!Photography: Meghan Lupyan Photography


  1. Our rental fee covers the price of the linen, as well as the washing, pressing, storing, and labor it takes to put your order together. Each linen comes pressed and on a hanger to decrease wrinkles. The only additional fees are taxes where applicable and delivery, set up or shipping. Any damages or missing items will be assessed after your order is returned to us.
  2. Yes, you can make changes to your order! The deadline for final changes is 2 weeks prior to your event. After this time you may not make reductions to your order but you can make additions, however we cannot guarantee we will have your item in stock.
  3. We require a deposit of ⅓ of the total to hold an order. The remaining balance is not due until 2 weeks prior to the event, but you’re more than welcome to set up a payment plan or make payments whenever you choose.

We hope that these questions & answers have helped you feel more confident when renting your linens through us! Please call or email to book your appointment today!

Next weekend is our VIRTUAL Summer Social Fest! Stay logged onto FB Live and catch the 757’s best vendors ready to meet you and help you plan for your big day!

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xo, Waterford!


The Summer Social Fest 2020

Hey there! Happy JULY 1st!!!!! How crazy is it that we are already halfway through 2020??? This month is also a very special time in that we are hosting our first ever VIRTUAL bridal show with our main chick, Missy with Antonia Christianson Events. This is our second year hosting our super fun, laid back, Summer Social bridal event only with a twist! Instead of having our guests and vendors meet one another at The Woman’s Club of Portsmouth, we are going LIVE on Facebook.

We do love events, but we love our couples and vendor friends even more and we just didn’t think it was safe to risk having this event in person. But don’t be fooled, we have A LOT in store for our guests! Take a peek below to learn all about what’s going down the weekend of July 17-19 streamed exclusively through Facebook Live.

What bridal show could be complete without prizes? Yupp! None of them!! Of course we have rallied our closest vendor friends to bring you couples some prizes and much more! Note- you must be REGISTERED for the event in order to win. You can find the link on our Facebook page, Antonia Christianson Events Facebook, The Summer Social Facebook, AND our website. Not only do we have prizes but we have a FULL BLOWN FASHION SHOW. You will see none other than the hottest new trends from the ladies at Studio I Do Bridals. Another great bit is that we have some local venues giving some virtual tours for those struggling to find the perfect place to say I do!But how do you know who is going to a part of such a cool event? We gotcha covered there too! Below is the list of over 25 vendors ready and prepared to sign on and meet you VIRTUALLY. They will be telling you all about their business and the services they offer & will leave time to answer your questions at the end! Make sure to have some questions written down so you don’t forget.Let’s talk prizes! First we just have to take a second to thank our incredible vendors for being SO generous to donate to some lucky couples while COVID has really hit our industry hard. Here are just a few of the prizes we have to offer! Dragon Photo Studio offering a FREE engagement session with purchase of a wedding package, Studio I Do offering a FREE VIP dress fitting for one lucky bride and 8 GUESTS- that’s over a $200 value! Rusty Cottage Vintage Rentals offering 20% off a wedding rental package. The Posh Pair offering a free makeup trial- $150 value! The list just keeps growing!! We anticipate having tons of fun raffles for you that will make your time so worth it.

I know  I speak for all of us vendors when we say that we can’t wait to meet you! We know life has been crazy these last few months & events have come to a halt. But we are optimistic in the future of 2020 and beyond! Let’s plan some events!

HUGE SHOUTOUT TO Misty with Misty Saves the Day for all of her hard work keeping our social media up and running!!!!! Another HUGE shoutout for all of the incredible graphics goes to Kara with Kara Anne + Co.

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experience the Waterford Way!