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Top 4 Napkin Folds of 2020

Hello again, signing on for our last blog of 2020! We are ending the year talking about the top 4 napkin folds we saw in 2020. When it comes to planning a wedding, everyone wants their design to be different than the last! We are so on the same page with that too! Choosing linens and designs that are out of the box make for perfect wedding pictures & you never know, maybe someone else’s future inspiration photo! Let’s just jump right in, shall we?

#4 Band around charger

This is a napkin fold we’ve seen for years but still reigns supreme when it comes to giving you a great place setting for your guests. The napkin is delicately folded to wrap around your charger plate. Whether it’s just the charger or you’re adding a salad plate on top this fold is a go to for sure.

Photography: Dragon StudioPhotography: Chelsea Anderson Photography

#3 Trifold

Another OG in the napkin fold game is the simple but beautiful trifold. This napkin fold is great and adds a little bit of color and contrast on those tabletops. Whether you let the trifold hang off the side, or its folded on top of the table (or charger) it’s sure to draw attention and be noticed.Photography: Jessica Ryan Photography | Table Design: Fluttering FlowersPhotography: Audrey Rose Photography

#2 Menu Fold

Coming in for a veryyy close second place, we have the beautiful menu fold. A great way to give that extra attention to your stationary is by accenting with a menu fold. This fold creates a cute little pocket that allows the menu card to slide right in. There’s a few ways this fold can be achieved, take a peek below!Photography: Jessica Ryan PhotographyPhotography: Tylar Brooke Photography

#1 The Knot

If you have stayed up to date with our blogs this year, then you already knew that the knot is our #1 napkin fold of the year. It’s super cute & trendy- a lot of times that’s what couples are looking for. The knot is also versatile and can be tied perfectly in the middle or a little higher at the top. Check out some of our favorite napkin images with that knot fold.Photography: Sandra Leigh PhotographyPhotography: The Girl Tyler

There ya have it. Your top 4 napkin folds of 2020. We’re ready to kick off 2021 with some new trends and see where this year takes us.

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Mauve and Dusty Rose Wedding

Happy Waterford Wednesday guys! One of our last couple blogs of 2020- how INSANE. Today we are taking a look at a mauve and dusty rose wedding we were a part of at The Woman’s Club of Portsmouth this fall. We were thrilled to be a part of this one with some great vendors & so happy for this couple to be able to say I Do in the midst of this pandemic.

We are just loving the linen choices that were used here & even saw the bride and groom chairs decked out with our mauve chiffon sashes. Let me tell y’all adding some color to the chiavari chairs is a MUST have. We don’t see this too often but it is sure to be a hot trend for the coming 2021 wedding seasons!Although this couple had to reduce their guest count, they sure seemed to have the best time! They had a gorgeous venue and incredible team working for them to ensure their day was amazing!Kelly picked some napkins that were a custom order just for her & chose to match that with her sweetheart table. That’s a shot we can’t wait to show you because it puts the linen, chairs, and mauve sashes all in one picture- TO. DIE. FOR.Love taking a look at a good cake table shot. Usually there is so much detail surrounding the cake that you really get to bring all the elements of design together. Linen, cake, arch, drapery, and floral all make for a great photo op & focal point to your reception space.Ending this blog with these beauties! Absolutely adore the choice to use the mauve sashes woven through the chiavari chairs. It is so stunning and different that we’re hoping to see a little bit of more often. The sweetheart linen itself was also custom for the bride.

Remember guys- what you see is not what you get from us… We can make your wildest dreams come true! Custom printing is always an option or you can just bring us a Pinterest photo for your inspiration, we can make it happen for you no doubt!Congratulations on a beautiful wedding day Kelly & Jay! We hope that this day was everything you could have dreamed of and more. We loved being a part of it with you!

Vendor Shoutouts:

Venue: Woman’s Club of Portsmouth | Planner: Carolyn Celeste Weddings | Catering: Montero’s Restaurant | Photography: Rowlands Photography | Florist: Norfolk Wholesale Floral | DJ: Boardwalk Photobooth Co. | Stationary: River City Graphics | Linen & Chair rentals: Waterford Event Rentals 

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Outdoor Wedding in Smithfield Virginia

Happy Waterford Wednesday! Can you believe Christmas is here- legit a week away. Wow where has the time gone? We just received images back from a beautiful outdoor wedding in Smithfield, Virginia at The Aberdeen Farm. Not even a last minute rain plan was going to ruin this day! Seriously though you guys, when planning your wedding a DREAM TEAM when it comes to your vendors is a must. We do what we do to ensure that your big day goes off without a hitch! Sometimes rain is the problem on hand, but that doesn’t mean we can’t turn that day right on around.

We had the pleasure of setting up this incredible wedding early on a Saturday when there was nothing but rain on the forecast. But y’all- we made it happen & the results are incredible.

We love a good neutral color palette! From the florals to the plateware down to the linens we are in awe of how these final touches came together. Anytime there’s going to be a lot of glass incorporated in the centerpieces we know that the glass beaded chargers are the perfect match! The two together just gives a super clean and sleek feel to the tables while still bringing on the elegance. And isn’t this the cutest menu card you’ve ever seen! Sometimes all it takes is one small detail to be out of the box to make the biggest impact on the table. It’s a perfect fit in the beaded charger and framed perfectly by the knotted napkin. Guys we just can’t.Loving that this image captures the details in the floral, glassware, linens- such a beaut don’t you agree!A cute cocktail hour with a touch of vintage was perfect to give this groom “his own space”.And a beautiful cake table image to finish the night off! This cake is so amazing and topped with a gorgeous gold foil detail. It didn’t take much to make the cake look this good!Victoria & David- your wedding photos are going to be ones you show off FOREVER. These images are giving us so much life. Congrats to the both of you & we hope that you have an incredible life together!

Vendor Shoutouts:

Venue: Aberdeen Farm | Planner: Antonia Christianson Events | Catering: Cuisine & Co. | Photography: Kirstyn Marie Photography | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | Floral: Palette of Petals | Stationary: Kara Anne & Co. | Hair & Makeup: The Posh Pair | Bridal Gown: Studio I Do Bridals | Lighting & Drapery: Stage Right Lighting | Cake: Incredible Edibles Bakery

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Cavalier Wedding Feature

Hey there everyone! Hope you are just as happy as we are that we made it halfway through the week!! Today for our blog we are showing you ALL the angles from a BOMB wedding that was at The Cavalier Hotel not too long ago.

I feel like we say this every time we do a wedding throwback, but for real this one is INCREDIBLE. From the views, to the linen choices, the tiniest of details, and the vendor list- y’all they went all out here!

Right at the end of October, which is normally our CRAZIEST month we finished things off right with Sara & Taylor’s wedding. Sara made some BOLD moves with her linen selections & boy did this come out magical!

Let’s start by checking out the ceremony space. She has her gold chiavari chairs perfectly lined for the ceremony and added some dainty floral decor to the first couple rows of chairs. We always love a good chair accessory!Now, let’s get a view of the reception space. Also outside on the lawn covered with a tent is her jaw dropping reception space with details to die for. Sara made big moves with her fabric choice and the decision to mix and match these colors and IT. JUST. WORKS. The two linens paired together is serving all the looks. From this photo you really get a good peek into the space as a whole, the drapery, the chandeliers, the floral- this is truly incredible.Let’s take a closer look at these tables. Below you’ll see our warm and cozy velvet linen in navy. I know what you’re thinking…. Wow they must really love velvet because that is just the talk of the town. While you are correct….. It’s not just us that’s obsessed with the AHHHHHMAZING velvet options we have to offer. Our couples dig it just as much as we do.The other linen that we paired with the velvet is one that is also SO pretty and has so much potential. This one gets overlooked quite a bit but is a beauty in itself. This one is called Extreme Crush and featured below in the color mint. This linen is perfect for the person looking for a little more than the average but still doesn’t get too crazy. We love adding in a bit of texture while still keeping the linen the same color.PS- Did you spot the little hand sanitizer in this photo? Thanks COVID for giving our couples the perfect wedding favor.

The tables couldn’t look any better if we TRIED. I mean the simplicity of the centerpieces allows them to be beautiful on their own but the best complement to the linens. And we can’t end this blog without showing you the view from the sweetheart table. Wouldn’t you just die arriving to your table seeing a view like this one? And the extra bit of florals and details that are in this incredible arrangement really just sets it off!Congratulations on your wedding Sara & Taylor! We are so thankful you let us be a part of this big day in the midst of such a crazy time for us all. Getting photos back like this really just makes it all worth it. Enjoy the married life!

Vendor Shoutouts:

Venue & Catering: The Historic Cavalier Hotel | Photography: Dragon Studio | Planner: The Happy Hour Hostess | Linens & Chairs: Waterford Event Rentals | Lighting & Drapery: Blue Steel Lighting | Floral: Palette of Petals | Cake: Incredible Edibles Bakery

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September Wedding Throwback

Happy Wednesday! December is here and it brought that cold weather too! This week we are blogging a beautiful outdoor wedding that we were a part of in September.

Okay, we get it….. COVID has been crazy for our couples. BUT this wedding had a pretty large guest count and was lucky enough to go off as planned with all the things! Tons of incredible vendors were brought in to make this day happen & we were happy to be a part of this team!

We were looking forward to this wedding for SUCH a nice time that it was so exciting for when the day finally arrived!! We LOVED the style and the design of this entire event from the largest details down to the tiniest- because they all matter! The ceremony was held on the private residential lawn over near the water with an incredible view & then the guests returned to the tent for all the reception festivities!The guest count was a little large so the couple decided to mix and match the tables by bringing in some King’s Tables and rounds to create some dimension throughout the space.And boy do we need to talk about these centerpieces. We are loving the monochromatic floral & tons & tons of glass design elements everywhere. We’re obsessed with the candle overload.Like come on, how stunning are these tables???? The simplicity while also layering on the fabrics is just to die for.

The napkin is one of our brand new styles- Hemstitch. And this couple was the FIRST to get their hands on it. Remember, when getting your linens through Waterford the option for custom linen rentals is ALWAYS an option.Might I add, this event was completely outdoors and while the weather was beautiful the wind was like nothing we had ever seen before. We arrived early on site to the venue and did everything we could possibly to ensure that all the linens were perfect and in good condition before we left. I mean we were literally sitting inside the cubby of the bar perfecting each and every napkin fold before placing them on the tables to make sure they didn’t blow away. Just another reason to stick with us for all your linen needs- we really go above and beyond to make sure your day is PERFECT no matter what.

I’d have to say this was one of our most anticipated events of the year and we were thrilled to be able to execute it with such a talented group of vendors.

Vendor Shoutouts:

Venue: Thorndike Residence | Planner: The Happy Hour Hostess | Catering: Yummy Goodness | Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | Photography: Chelsea Diane Photography | Floral: Gather Floral | Vintage Rentals: Paisley & Jade | 

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