Waterford Wednesday: Brianne and Austin Wedding

Happy Waterford Wednesday friends!

We just received these gorgeous photos from one of our fav 2018 weddings at Half Moone in Norfolk and we are so excited to share them with you!  Brianne and Austin’s wedding holds a special place in our heart as truly a breathtaking event.  The touches of natural greenery with accents of navy, white, and beige prove to be quite appealing and rightly so, a tropical trendsetter.  Collaborating with Ethan Yang Photography and Antonia Christianson Events was an absolute dream to say the least!  Take a look at some of our favs from Brianne and Austin’s wedding day:

By choosing the Velvet Navy table linen in combination with the Panama Cobalt napkins for their sweetheart table, Brianne and Austin completed their look for this tropical yet rustic wedding.  The pops of color from their beautiful floral as well as their final touches throughout further invited their guests to feel warmly welcomed.  So, if you’re in the middle of planning your 2019 wedding and are at a lost for inspiration, make sure you save this one as a reference for what’s on trend and quite breathtaking!

Great job to all vendors involved:

Photography: Ethan Yang // Event Planner: Antonia Christianson Events // Venue: Half Moone // Videographer: Ethan Wise // Floral Design: Palette of Petals // Linen Rentals: Waterford Event Rentals // Event Rentals: Big Top Entertainment // Vintage Furniture Rentals: Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals // Lighting Design/Draping: Blue Steel Professional Lighting // Photo Booth and DJ: Boardwalk Entertainment // Cake: Aunt of the Bride // Catering: Omar’s Carriage House // Bridal Beauty: Beauty Box and Amanda Stainback // Transportation: Truffle Shuttle // Stationary: PaperDolls Design

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Waterford Wednesday: Natural Silver Linen

Happy Waterford Wednesday!

Looking for a linen that compliments the modern yet natural trends of today?  Look no further than our Natural Silver Linen, showcased at our beloved Rebecca Tinkham’s wedding.  Rebecca’s choice to utilize this accent of Natural Silver with pops of gold and greenery really proved to add great dimension and softness to the atmosphere of her wedding.  See what you think for yourself, by checking out some of our favs from her special day!

 

Photography : Kirstyn Marie Photography

Photography : Kirstyn Marie Photography

The stunning texture and color variances really do make this Natural Silver Linen come to life!  If you are considering adding color to your event but yet want to stick with a underlying staple for major decor pieces, this linen is for you.  It can pair with almost any texture, color, or style.  Rebecca, as can be seen below, chose to showcase our Natural Silver Linen throughout her wedding.

Photography : Kirstyn Marie Photography

Photography : Kirstyn Marie Photography

Photography : Kirstyn Marie Photography

What would you pair with our Natural Silver Linen?  Let us know by commenting below!

Check out our inventory by booking an appointment with one of our WER gals by calling us at (757) 448-5999!  We hope to hear from you soon!

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Waterford Wednesday: What’s New in 2019?

Happy New Year and Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!

What an exciting 2019 it will be as we embark on yet even more adventures with local vendors and provide an even more diverse variety of products to make your events spectacular!  As you may remember, we are just over a month away from the 2019 A Crystal Clear Vision event at the Women’s Club of Portsmouth, which means final touches on design elements and planning aspects are being made!  The excitement is overwhelming!  So, if you haven’t purchased your tickets for this amazing, one-of-a-kind VIP experience for February 10th, please visit us here, before we sell out!

Photography:  Dragon Photo Studio

Not only are we extremely excited about the 2019 A Crystal Clear Vision but also that we are now offering tables in the new year!  Waterford Event Rentals is proud to be your destination for all of your linen, chair, and table needs!  Our variety and quality of products while offering exquisite service make us your go-to place for your 2019 events!  Check out some of our new inventory below:

Pictured above are our 6-foot banquet, 48′ round (we also have 60′), and 8-foot farm tables.  Along with these new offerings, as new trends are set, we will continue to grow in our inventory of linens.  New textures, patterns, and colors are always being added to our warehouse of linen heaven!  Make sure you check out our latest additions on our Linen of the Month blogs.

Lastly, as our team continues to grow, products increase, and demands rise, we now see the need to redesign our website!  So, in the next few months, we will be rolling out our new Waterford Event Rentals website that will be more user-friendly and appealing to the eye!  Don’t worry, we will keep you updated when it launches.

So, from us gals and gent at Waterford Event Rentals, we wish you all a Happy New Year!  Make 2019 the best year yet!  

Photography:  Sandra Leigh Photography

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Waterford Wednesday: Champagne Floral Leaf Sequins Linen

Linens, linens, linens.  There are simply so many options to choose from that it can be overwhelming to say the least!  Well, if you’re feeling the heat and don’t know where to begin, don’t worry because we’ve got you covered!  Each month we will feature one of our favs, so you can start thinking about your 2019 events.  One of newest additions to our linen family is our Champagne Floral Leaf Sequins.

The soft elegance of this floral pattern combined with champagne embellishments really do add that extra touch so many couples look for when choosing their linens.  Check out a recent wedding who featured this unique linen for their own sweetheart table!

Photography: Erika Mills Photography 

Paired with the right floral designs (as pictured above), your sweetheart table or focal point for your event will come to life.  Additionally, when looking for the right colors to accentuate the small details in your Champagne Floral Leaf Sequins linen, try sticking with shades of brown, dusty pink, and spring green.  They certainly won’t disappoint!

Check out this fav linen today along with the rest of our fabulous inventory by booking an appointment over the phone.  Please call us at (757) 448-5999.

We can’t wait to make your 2019 the best year yet!

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Waterford Wednesday: 2019 Pantone Color of the Year

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!

The Pantone Color of the Year announcement is always one of our favorite ways to close the year.  Last week, the team at Pantone made their big reveal and we are quite excited about their decision.  The color for 2019 is Living Coral!

There is a lot of time and thought that goes into choosing the color of year.  With that being said, the color for 2019 needed to best reflect society’s greatest need.  Because we live in a world where digital technology and social media are almost a necessity in communicating with those around us, we, as a result, crave authenticity and intimacy.  Thus, Pantone’s choice for 2019 fulfills this desire by choosing a color the promotes connections and immersive experiences.  Specifically, “socialable and spirited, the engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity”, embracing warmth and comfort in an ever-changing society (Pantone).

Photo : Leigh Skaggs Photography

Here at Waterford, this choice of vibrancy seen by utilizing Living Coral proves to be a statement piece at any type of event.  Playing off of the natural elements of its surrounding environment, Living Coral encourages the continuous change in society by effortlessly fusing the old with the new.  It’s desired, familiar, and energizing to say the least!

When adding a touch of color to your event, you must first decide on how you want your guests to feel as they enter, interact during, and depart afterwards.  By choosing such the lighthearted and welcoming color like Living Coral, you leave your guests feeling at home and comforted beyond measure!  Make sure you check out our inventory of Living Coral for your 2019 wedding, event, or special party by calling us at (757) 448-5999.

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Waterford Wednesday: Elise & Thomas Wedding

Happy December friends!

It’s been a whole month since we received this piece of treasure in our inbox and we have been dying to share it with you!  Elise and Thomas’ wedding at the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club proved to be truly breathtaking and awe-inspiring!  Their choice of linens and unique final touches made this an unforgettable wedding.  Additionally, collaborating with these two gems, Emily Weddings and Caroline Lima Photography was a complete dream.  Take a look at some of our favs from Elise and Thomas’ special day:

 By choosing the Crushed Velvet Grey and Matte Satin Ice Blue linens for their reception, Elise and Thomas completed their look for this natural wedding.  The pops of gold from the chargers added dimension and complexity while still maintaining a high level of elegance.  So, if you’re planning your next Fall/Winter event and want to rise above the normalcy of warm color tones, be bold and order these glamorous Crushed Velvet Grey and Matte Satin Ice Blue linens.  We can guarantee that it will be an event to remember!

Great job to all vendors involved:
Photography: Caroline Lima // Event Planner: Emily Weddings // Venue: Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club // Videographer: JPixx // Floral Design: Parties for Particular People // Linens and Chargers: Waterford Event Rentals // Chairs: Distinctive Event Rentals // Lighting: Blue Steel Professional Lighting // Photo Booth: Snapqube // Cake: Incredible Edibles Bakery // Band: The Silver Bullets // Bridal Gown: Mikaella Bridal // Ladies’ Attire: Lulus // Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse // Limousine: Sand Shark Limos // Gentlemen’s Transportation: Orange Peel

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Waterford Wednesday: Blush Sequins Linen

2019 is right around the corner and you may be thinking, “Where did the year go?!”

If you’re like us and still dumbfounded how fast Fall flew by, make sure you take some time to start thinking about next year.  What events do you have planned or wish to host?  What items can you check off your list, now, before the new year begins?

LINENS!  If you know your venue and color scheme, linens are the next item to complete on your “check-list”.  One of our favs that compliments so many floral patterns is our Blush Sequins.

Uniquely, lighting plays a huge part in highlighting this sequin showstopper.  As you can see below, depending on how you utilize your lights for your event, this linen can look more blush or more champagne.

Photography: Caitlin Gerres Photography    Floral: Isha Foss Events

Planner: Antonia Christianson Events   Venue: The Chrysler Museum of Art

This sweetheart table turns heads!  The simple elegance of the linen complimented by the natural and earthy tones surrounded it adds a special touch to the lovely wedded couple’s table.

Photography: Kirstyn Marie Photography   Floral: Kelly Gish Floral Designs    Venue Hilton Norfolk THE MAIN

If you wondering how to play off of a particular carpet pattern but still add some sparkle, this blush linen proves to be perfect for your guests’ tables.  Additionally, Blush Sequins pairs wells with matte satin, khaki majestic, and many more linens.

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Waterford Wednesday – Why We’re Thankful

Since Waterford Event Rentals (WER) opened its doors in 2010, the events world has forever been redefined and changed.  From Day 1, WER has gone the extra mile to ensure each client receives the most excellent and pristine care before, during, and after their event.  With that in mind, you might be wondering how we do it.  How do we seamlessly and flawlessly make sure your event runs smoothly and ultimately brings your vision to life?  It starts with a great team and leader!  This week we want to take some time to focus on several key players from our team who make each event a success and, in addition, share how WER has radically changed their lives:

Meet Brigitte – Events/Admin Coordinator

“I have grown so much as a person and employee since I first started with Waterford Event Rentals back in May of 2016.  During my senior year of college, I began looking for an internship in the special events industry and came across WER on social media.  Soon after hearing about this company, I realized what a strong and influential leader they are in the community.  On top of that, they even offered summer internships!  Upon completing my internship, I started working as an administrative coordinator with WER, where I am further developing my knowledge and understanding of the events world.

Essentially, WER changed my life!  The lessons learned and skills gained, since joining the team back in 2016, have increased my overall talents and professional capabilities.  Why, you might ask?  Because WER taught me to focus on our clients.  We want each customer to feel as if they are family and to ultimately have the easiest and most relaxing experience from start to finish.  Each team member sees your event as their event, ensuring high quality and ultimate satisfaction.”

Meet Megan – Events Staff

“With celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow, I look back and reminisce on all that I am grateful for in my life, with one of those being Waterford Event Rentals.  For as long as I can remember, I have had a strong passion for planning and decorating.  When I discovered WER two years ago, I knew I wanted to be a part of this amazing company.  Since then, my knowledge and capabilities have grown drastically, vastly learning more about the wedding and events industry than I ever thought possible.  WER’s attention to detail and emphasis to always go the extra mile constantly remind me of the standard of excellence each of our team members hold themselves to.  This proves to be a company where not only do I have great co-workers, but I have also gained additional family!”

Meet Grace – Events Staff

“I started at WER as a summer intern earlier this year and have since gained so many more friends.  Because Alyse, Rebecca, and Brigitte took the time to invest in me from the beginning, I quickly caught on to the “Waterford Way” of ensuring the perfection and precision in every client’s event.  Like Brigitte, I was also offered a permanent position upon completion of my 400+ internship hours with WER, where I am learning even more!  Since joining the team during the summer, I have come to respect and love Waterford Event Rentals.  WER truly does care about their clients’ dreams and visions, mixing and mingling thousands of products in their inventory together to best meet their clients’ needs.  Prior to being an intern and employee, I had very little knowledge of the “behind the scenes” portion of an event; however, now, I get to see firsthand just how much work goes into making every event flawless!”

As you can see, Waterford Event Rentals changed each of these ladies’ lives, helping mold and grow them more into strong, professional, and creative event producers!  So, on behalf of the Events Staff team, we say thank you WER for investing in each of us!  Happy Thanksgiving to all!  Enjoy a festive time full of holiday cheer with friends and loved ones, while reminding yourselves what you are truly thankful for!

 Share in the comments below what you’re thankful for and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
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Waterford Wednesday: Why Rent?

Weddings are expensive!  You might have heard that rumor a time or two, but let’s be real, an average wedding can run up a tab of $30,000 easy.  Because of this daunting statistic, you might be wondering how can you cut costs.  What can I eliminate or reduce to bring the expenses down?  Well, if you’ve done some research, you might even ponder the thought of saving a few dollars by buying your linens, rather than renting them.  At first glance, this seems like a reasonable and cost effective solution.  However, when choosing to buy, you miss out on all of the added bonus that come along with coordinating with a third-party vendor like Waterford Event Rentals (WER):

1. We go the extra mile – From the moment you place your order with WER, we work to make sure your day is truly unforgettable. It starts with reviewing our inventory, ensuring we have the right amount of table cloths, runners, sashes, chair covers, and chairs to make your special day come to life.  Once prepared, we can personally deliver and set up on the day of your wedding, steaming the wrinkles out and providing extras in case a minor last-minute change is made.

No wrinkles & no set up! Talk about a win-win!

Photo: Caroline Lima Photography

2. The clean-up is easy – No need to fret about the clean-up! We’ve got you covered.  After your event has winded down, our team can personally return the rentals to our warehouse.  Talk about a stress-free service!

We clean up the mess, just make sure to look your best!

Photo: Caroline Lima Photography

3. Our products are of highest quality – Before even renting or distributing our products out, we guarantee that they are pristine. Reviewing the longevity, usefulness, and trends of the market prove to be key factors in determining our inventory.  You can count on us to make sure that our little touches of color and sparkle to your tables and chairs will definitely add to the atmosphere and character of your event!

So much elegance!

Photos: Caitlin Gerres Photography

As you can see, the small difference in price between buying and renting your linens, chairs, and decorative features really goes a long way!  When it comes down to it, would you rather save a few dollars and have paper thin, wrinkled, and cheaply-made linens or spend the extra bucks renting from a quality, high-end event rentals company like WER?  Trust us, we are without-a-doubt a worthwhile investment in bringing your event to life!

 

Let us help make your event elegant and stress-free! We promise, renting is worth it!
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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 any of our specialty linens!

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! 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!

Have fun planning or attending holiday parties this year! ‘Tis the season for big celebrations!
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