Archives for October 2020

Napkin Folds- It’s a Big Deal

One of the most fun things about meeting with so many couples prepping for their big day is being able to show them every little detail. So many times we hear from our couples “wow I didn’t even realize there were so many options.” We love to hear that and then being able to show all the things that can just take your guest tables from drab to fab is SO fun. A super small detail that most people probably don’t think about is their napkin fold. I mean having the perfect napkin is one thing, but the fold really just sets it off and perfects the place setting.

Napkin folding is actually probably one of our favorite parts of the whole setup. Today we’re going to show you just a few of our favorite napkin folds.

Band around charger

This fold is a perfect way to add a small pop of color to your reception tables & when put together with an amazing charger plate you have the best duo!Erika Mills Photography

Trifold Hanging

This fold gives your table a more simplistic look from the top but adds an elegant feel as it just delicately hangs off the table. And if you’re feeling like you want to give it a little more- throw a monogram on them!Luke & Ashley Photography

Menu Fold

Ok y’all- if you are providing a menu for your guests then this fold is a MUST. It’s so beautiful and definitely is sure to have your guests notice the detail here. This fold is pretty intricate and is sure to have your guests chatting to their neighbor about just how cute that little pocket is!

Jessica Ryan Photography | Isha Foss Design | Jessica Hanyok Calligraphy

The Knot

Saved the best for last. Well this year we have seen a huge shift in couples going for the traditional napkin fold into a more trendy style such as the knot. We love doing knotted napkin ties because it’s a cute way to incorporate your napkins but also lays so nice on top of charger plates.
Chef By Design | Caitlin Gerres Photography

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Textures & Patterns- Yes They Go Together!

What’s up y’all! Happy Wednesday. Today we are talking about mixing and matching your textures and patterns- because yes they do go together!

We have some pretty photos from a styled shoot held at a new venue here in Norfolk, VA- The Neon House. If you haven’t checked it out yet then you’re really missing out! The Neon House is a super cool, modern industrial vibe right in the heart of Downtown Norfolk. The venue offers two sides available for rent, the cutest bridal suite on the second floor, and exclusive catering from our friends at Chef By Design.

These photos are from a styled shoot they had on the same weekend we had our “virtual” Summer Social Fest back in July! We paired some of our favorite and most out of the box linens together and y’all this combo just WORKS.Paired here you’ll see our matte satin taupe, etched velvet blush with a stunning french floral blush napkin. It’s so fun to see everything come together after starting off with just an idea in your head.Remember, the trick when picking out the best linens is to make it all complement each other. Not everything has to be the same, or match your bridesmaids’ dresses perfectly. Sticking within the same color palette and vibe is the best way to make your entire wedding day flow effortlessly.We just adore how these colors & patterns just bounce off one another for a perfect tablescape don’t you? If you’ve been wondering about pairing patterns- welp here is your sign to just GO FOR IT.Here is a better shot to capture the table from further out. We are just totally digging these vibes!

Venue: The Neon House | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | Floral: Leslie Hartig Floral Design | Photography: Sandra Leigh Photography | Chairs & Arch: Big Top Entertainment

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Stunning Fall Wedding at a Brand New Venue

Well hello there! Happy Wednesday to you! We are halfway through this week already- can you believe it? We are so excited to get some pictures back from last weekend!!!!! This wedding was near & dear to our heart because one of our Waterford girls was in this wedding! When we arrived on site to The Rocks 1620 to deliver tables & chairs on Friday we had no clue just how beautiful this venue was! If you’re looking for a stunning venue with a preferred outdoor ceremony & reception space in the Hampton Roads area then this might be the venue of your dreams.

Although we had planned to have the ceremony and reception outside, a last minute rain plan took effect & stunned us all! This venue is a huge & welcoming home that can even accommodate up to 150 guests. Renting the property for the entire weekend is available to give your bridal party & some of your guests a place to stay.

Okay- but now onto the fun stuff!! The outdoor spaces that The Rocks 1620 has are definitely ideal for ceremony and reception. There is space outside capable of holding 150 guests down a beautiful brick pathway in the backyard and then your reception space down just a few steps to a fully cemented & finished outdoor area. There is an in-ground pool surrounded by amazing waterfront views. Not only is the outdoor space amazing but there are a few covered spaces to have your event indoors as well. There is a cute little barn that has dainty hanging lights from the ceiling if you’re wanting a more rustic theme. The driveway is huge and covered with an awning that still gives you some amazing scenery and perfect for a last minute ceremony site if it’s calling for rain. And the last little hidden spot, y’all the house is big enough you can fit 100 people inside with a dance floor!!!!!! It was INSANE, but so beautiful & we couldn’t be any happier to be a part of this big day.

We’ll start with the ceremony space. White resin folding chairs on the beautifully bricked driveway with a custom made arch. And yeah….. this was the backup space.  Moving into the house you have the tables paired with gold chiavari chairs, gold acrylic chargers, and some of our favorite napkins- Natural Belize Nutmeg.Aren’t you just loving this!!! We got all this done & moved inside in a matter of 2.5 hours- all in the middle of the pouring rain but as her guests you would have never thought this to be anything other than the original plan.Even the back patio could probably serve as a backup ceremony space. This weekend we chose to use this as an overflow for guest tables & the cocktail hour space.Told you guys these views were just stunning!! Seriously, if you’re still in need of a venue, this might be calling your name. A HUGE congratulations to Megan and Josh on their incredible wedding day! Nothing was going to get in the way of celebrating you two! We hope this day was everything that you have ever imagined. We hope you both have the most amazing life together!

Venue: The Rocks 1620 | Photography: Alexandria Photography VA | Chairs, tables, napkins & chargers: Waterford Event Rentals | Catering: Ukrops | Hair: Avery Hair Co. | Makeup: Beauty by Tiffany Inc.

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A Magical Woman’s Club Wedding

What’s up everyone? It’s Wednesday and we are finally kicking off the fall wedding season! In the last couple of weeks, things have finally ramped up for us & have us feeling normal again. We are so happy to be back in some of our favorite venues getting to make out couple’s wedding day dreams come true. Just a couple weeks ago we got photos back from a magical wedding we were a part of in July at one of our favorite spots- The Woman’s Club of Portsmouth!

Take a look at these incredible images to see just a glimpse of what we have to offer you!

We just can’t get enough of views like these. The tall ceilings, the chandelier, the gold chiavari chairs with a stunning arch like this one! I mean come on, does it get any better than this!?Debating on a head table? Well, you may have just gotten your answer right here. We love the sophisticated & elegant look that head tables bring and when topped with a stunning boa of greenery it doesn’t get any better than this! Wondering what else you can add to your reception space to add a more romantic feel? Sashes, and chiffon sashes woven through a chiavari chair is just everything! This may or may not be our favorite tie when it comes to giving chiavari chairs that extra oomph!Adding on a sweetheart table is a great way to make sure you and your new spouse get to spend that extra quality time together on what seems like such a fast paced night! After getting a chance to chat with all of your guests it’s such an intimate way to give you all that time just for the two of you!And who doesn’t love a BOMB cake table shot, amirite? Having a beautiful linen, or in this case, paired with a show stopping floral arch is the perfect way to elevate that cake table shot & ensure some beautiful photos when it comes time to cut the cake! We love a good cake table photo that just captures the beauty of all the things- linens, cake, floral, it’s just PERFECTION.
And when it comes to table decor, nothing is off limits. Whether you’re dramatic & show stopping with the centerpieces or simple but breathtaking, you’re sure to get some beautiful photos of what was once an idea, but now a reality!Congrats to Jeff & Paige! Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your amazing wedding day! We wish you love & happiness for the rest of time!

Wedding Vendor Shoutouts:

Planner: Carolyn Celeste Weddings | Photography: Courtney Timms Photography | Floral: Kelly Gish Floral Designs | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | DJ & Photobooth: Boardwalk Photobooth Co. | Cake: Rachel Bakes | Catering: Montero’s |Dress: Studio I Do Bridals | Hair & Makeup: Darling & Dapper Studio

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