Waterford Wednesday: Spring 2019 Trends

Happy March, our Waterford friends!  Spring is right around the corner, with only 14 days until it’s official start on the calendar.  With warmer weather and flowers beginning to bloom over the next few months, new trends for dinner parties and weddings are beginning to come forth as well.  This week on Waterford Wednesday we want to share with you the top “looks” for all Spring 2019 social events, whether it be a small, intimate get-together or a large wedding celebration.  Uniquely-enough, all of these designs and vendors on the blog today are from our 2019’s A Crystal Clear Vision!  That’s right, folks.  In case you missed our one-of-a-kind wedding show, here’s your first look at some of our beautiful creations and collaborations:

Black Accents

Any bride or party host shooting for a “chic” look, may want to consider adding touches of black to their tablescape.  Simply said, the contrast and depth that this specific color adds to the decor can in many ways create a higher level of elegance and debonair to the overall atmosphere of the event.

Table Design:  Fluttering Flowers & Photography: Kirstyn Marie

Table Design:  Touche Weddings & Photography: Jessica Ryan

Velvet Linen

If you are seeking to create a warm, cozy atmosphere for your special day, velvet linen is the way to go.  With this particular linen being complimentary to almost any palette of colors, your options are essentially endless.  In general, thicker fabrics that are stark (like velvet) in comparison to the light, airy linens that we have seen in the past will encourage much richness and texture to your tablescape as a whole.

Table Design: Astro Entertainment & Photography: Kirstyn Marie

Table Design:  The Twisted Fork & Photography:  Katie Nesbitt

Greenery

As in 2018, greenery is continuing in its trend to be an organic choice for centerpieces at weddings and dinner parties alike.  The authenticity of this day and age parallels this natural “look”.  Similarly, as indoor venues continue to be an option that many brides and hosts lean towards, this greenery foliage is a great and cost-effective way to bring the outdoors in.

Table Design:  Waterford Event RentalsAntonia Christianson Events, & Woman’s Club of Portsmouth

Photography:  Katie Nesbitt

Table Design:  Cuisine & Company & Photography:  Jessica Ryan

Pastels

Soft touches of blush, celadon green, lavendar, beige, and sky blue will definitely make its returned debut in Spring of 2019.  In combination with lots of greenery and metallic, the earthy, marbled “look” you are going for will ultimately be brought to life.  As in the past, pastels are a safe choice for wedding decor; however, in 2019, these colors will be paired with bold accents of organic and metallic, adding unique dimension to your traditional design.

Table Design: The Signature at West Neck & Photography: Caitlin Gerres

Table Design:  Isha Foss & Photography:  Caitlin Gerres

Vibrant and Bold

Wanting to make a statement at your 2019 Spring event?  Well, this trend is for you!  This bold and the vibrant “look” is new as an option for a sophisticated client, seeking to create that “wow” factor that so many brides and hosts are desiring now-a-days.  Ditching the rigid color palette for a variety of complementary shades alongside velvet proves to be a contender for the Spring’s best weddings.

Table Design:  Chef by Design & Photography:  Leigh Skaggs

Spring 2019 is going to be one for the books, proving to be a mixture of the past and present.  What design from our collection was your fav?  Let us know in the comments section below!

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Waterford Wednesday: 3 Stunning Napkin Folds

Here at Waterford, we are all about helping your Pinterest dreams become a reality!  Whether you are hosting a small dinner party or a large wedding reception, your table decor should be your focal point.  There are so many elements that can add dimension and flair to make your tablescape breathtaking.  However, we Waterford gals feel the most influential piece on your table is the napkin.

An already necessity for guests, the napkin is a classic choice in sprucing up your table without blowing your budget.  Beautifully folded napkins are a small detail that can ultimately transform a table from “drab to fab”.  Nevertheless, with the endless amounts of napkin folds out there, we know you might be a little overwhelmed at where to begin.  So don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!  We’ve narrowed down our top three fav napkin folds and want to share them with you!

The Tri-Fold

This might arguably be our most common choice for our clients who are serving their dinner in the form of “buffet-style”.  Draping a napkin under a glass, acrylic, or melamine charger creates a romantic look that will ultimately enhance your event’s level of sophistication.  Depending on your overall theme, The Tri-Fold can either compliment a farm table to finish off that rustic look with polyester napkins or even finalize your glamorous, ornate look with satin napkins.

Photo: Audrey Rose Photography

Photo: Jessica Ryan Photography

The Knot

In the world of napkins, The Knot is one of our go-to’s when trying to dress-it-up or dress-it-down, just like your fav pair of jeans.  Coupled with an overall more simplistic look for your reception, The Knot can give off a sense of organic feeling to the table as a whole.  The beauty of this fold is its imperfect perfection, easily created with either a patterned or solid napkin of many different materials.

Photo: Angie McPherson Photography

The Banded Fold

Going back to our dynamic-duo of chargers and napkins for our last most popular fold, The Banded Napkin Fold is our most requested by our clients.  When trying to showcase your final touches on your table, this option essentially serves to “seal-the-deal”, wrapping around your choice of chargers and maybe even your menus for your event.

Photo: Lindsay Collette Photography

Photo: Luke and Ashley Photography

Elegant and classic are the characteristics that most fundamentally describe these three napkin folds.  Each unique in its own way, these particular folds can quite frankly be added to ANY look! Which one is your fav?  Let us know in the comments section below!

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Waterford Wednesday: Jess & Joey Williamsburg Wedding

Since we are still on “cloud 9” from our Valentine’s Day adventures, we want to share with you this week a wedding that truly displayed L-O-V-E to the max!  Every small detail and candid photo from Jess and Joey’s wedding in November at the Williamsburg Inn in Colonial Williamsburg proved to be nothing less than lovely.  Their choice of natural greenery along with touches of blush and bursts of rustic decor made this an unforgettable day for their guests AND the bride and groom without-a-doubt!  Take a look at some of our absolute favorites from Jess and Joey’s Williamsburg wedding:

 

All PhotographyRebekah J. Murray Photography

Wow!  What a spectacular wedding this was from start to finish!  By choosing to use our Blush Table Napkins with touches of greenery and wood throughout, Jess and Joey completed their rustic “Tribe” look.  The pops of gold and green from their table decor along with their choice to stick with a neutralized palette truly added a certain level of sophistication that the Williamsburg’s area requires.

Let us know what you think about their one-of-a-kind wedding by commenting below!

Great job to all vendors involved:
Planner: Wedding Co of Williamsburg // Photography: Rebekah J. Murray Photography // Venue, Cake, & Catering: Williamsburg Inn, Oval Garden // Florals:  Aleen Floral Design // Linens: Waterford Event Rentals // Tent, Dance Floor, Bars, Tables, & Chairs: Rent-E-Quip // Lighting: Blue Steel Professional Lighting // Photo Booth: DreamClip Films // DJ: Rodney with Astro Entertainment // Bridal Hair: Flawless on Site // Bridal Makeup: Blush Tones

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Waterford Wednesday: Champagne Sequins Linen

Happy Waterford Wednesday friends!

A Crystal Clear 2019 (CC 2019) made it’s annual debut on Sunday and we couldn’t have been more thrilled with how the entire event went!  From the choice of linens used by each vendor to even the small touches of personality that were present throughout, it was one for the books to say the least!  We hope you were there for our biggest show of the year.

If you unfortunately didn’t have the opportunity to join us for CC 2019, we want to share with you this week on our Linen Spotlight one of our most used linens, which also happened to be featured on Sunday.  Our Champagne Sequins linen truly is a breathtaking yet classic choice for a necessary “wow” factor to be added to your event.  Check it out for yourself below:

All Photography : Erika Mills Photography

From table runners, to floor length table linens and even napkins, we can definitely fulfill your sequin needs with this special linen!  Specifically, this bright, metallic linen can be featured year-round, highlighting any special table at your event (i.e. your Sweetheart Table) or better yet, every table!  The options and combinations are almost limitless with our Champagne Sequins.  If you might be questioning such a bold choice of linen, think no further than pairing it with a soft overlay and greenery, as pictured above.  This will dial down the radiance but yet still add some uniqueness to your chosen tables.

Where would you use our Champagne Sequin linen at:  Wedding?  Birthday extravaganza? Gala event?

Share with us your ideas in our comments section below!

 

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Waterford Wednesday: Join Us for Crystal Clear 2019

Happy Waterford Wednesday friends!

We are officially four days away from our biggest event of the year, A Crystal Clear Vision 2019 at the Woman’s Club of Portsmouth! From 12PM-4PM on Sunday, February 10th, the BEST wedding vendors for the Hampton Roads region will all come together to showcase the BEST of their BEST! You don’t want to miss out!

Last week, we highlighted the ultimate Crystal Clear prize for purchasing VIP tickets (aka a COMPLETE wedding giveaway) to Sunday’s event. So for this week on Waterford Wednesday, we want to showcase just how awesome this Sunday is going to be! The vendors, the prizes, the ideas…the list simply goes on and on. Let’s first acknowledge the fact that this event is literally like a “Pinterester’s” dream come true! All of the latest trends with linen, food, lighting, planning, and design will be brought to life for Sunday’s biggest event of the year!

Visually-speaking, 2018’s A Crystal Clear Vision was one of our favs to date! Check out some of our decor options below:

A Crystal Clear Vision allures the crowds, inviting future brides and/or grooms a limitless opportunity to explore all styles, tastes, and vendors.  For example, if you are looking for a professional photographer/videographer but don’t know where to begin, CC 2019 is highlighting these FANTASTIC ones:

Simply Southern Photography, Leigh Skaggs Photography, Katie Nesbitt Photography, Jessica Ryan Photography, Dragon Photo Studio, Kirstyn Marie Photography, Caitlin Gerres Photography, Will Hawkins Photography, Cenzalli Captured Photography, Intellect Media, View It Do It, and Eyecaptures Photography.

Say, you are in need of a caterer but have no idea what you even want to serve to your guests.  Talk with these TASTY professional chefs who serve a wide variety of options for your cocktail and reception hours:

Traditions Catering and Events, Chef by Design Catering Company, Catering Concepts, Cuisine and Company, The Twisted Fork, East Beach Catering, Sweetwater Cuisine, Montero’s Restaurant (Bar and Catering), and Hummingbird Macarons and Desserts.

What if you are at a loss for those final touches that can bring your fairy tale wedding to life?  Make sure you buy a ticket and meet with these lighting, event rentals, beauty, services, and florists that definitely have a KEEN EYE for all things trendy:

Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals, Rusty Cottage Vintage Rentals & Styling, Paper Dolls Design, Blue Steel Lighting and Design, Express Valet, Big Top Entertainment, Music Makes You Happy, Snapqube, AllStar Photobooth LLC, Kara Anne & Co., A Lively Affair, Touche’ Weddings & Events LLC, Vivid Expressions LLC, Fluttering Flowers, Isha Foss Design, Astro Entertainment, And I Love Her Violins, Silk Bridal Studio, Blushtones, Mystique Salon and Skin Spa, Darling & Dapper, and Milk & Honey Bride.

Maybe you just got engaged and haven’t even booked a venue yet.  Don’t worry because we’ve got you covered with these AMAZING locations that will be sure to make your special day a dream come true:

The Cavalier Hotel, The Signature at West Neck, The Historic Post Office, Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Woman’s Club of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Service League, and The Oyster Farm.

Lastly, but certainly not least, you could be in the need of an event planner who will definitely make your 2019 wedding LESS STRESSFUL!  Check out these gals when at CC on Sunday:

Carolyn Celeste Weddings, Inspired Events by Kelly, Soirees By Lauren, and Antonia Christianson Events.

So, as you can see, this Sunday is going to be quite spectacular, to say the least!  We are so excited for you to meet this area’s top event professionals and help be apart in making your wedding a reality without all of the stress!  Make sure you pick up your VIP tickets today before we sell out and use this special discount code CRYSTALCLEAR for a $5 off now!

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Waterford Wednesday: A Crystal Clear Vision 2019

It’s Waterford Wednesday and we are just so excited that it’s almost February, which means A Crystal Clear Vision is right around the corner (February 10th)!!!!

If you have been following us on social media, you may have heard or seen us share about the the COMPLETE wedding giveaway that one lucky couple will win who attend our VIP portion of our annual A Crystal Clear Vision!  I mean, can you imagine?  What a dream come true!

Our 2018 winners, Mason and Nicole, recently tied the knot in November at the beautiful Historic Post Office in Hampton, Virginia.  The area’s top event professionals all came together to make their dream a reality and we are so happy that we could help be apart of this memorable day!  Check out some of our favs below:

All Photography:  Jessica Ryan Photography

Mason and Nicole’s wedding represents the importance of marriage, two coming together.  Your styles, daily routines, and personalities intertwine as the two become one.  His liking for racing and cars along with her love for purples and vintage proved to be the perfect mash-up for these two on their special day!

We can’t wait to see you there on February 10th from 12PM-4PM!

Special thanks to the generosity of all vendors involved:

Photography: Jessica Ryan Photography // Event Planners: Antonia Christianson Events and Jamie Leigh Events // Venue: The Historic Post Office // Videographer: Waters Films // Floral Design: Fluttering Flowers // Event Rentals: Waterford Event Rentals // DJ: Astro DJs (Entertainment) // Vintage Furniture Rentals: Rusty Cottage Vintage Rentals & Styling // Photo Booth: Snapqube // Cake: Whipped Up by Mimi // Catering: Black Pelican Greenbrier // Hair and Makeup: The Posh Pair // Transportation: Express Valet

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Waterford Wednesday: Employee Spotlight

Happy Waterford Wednesday friends!

Over here at Waterford Events Rentals we have some hard working gals!  One in particular who makes so much happen and is truly a gem is Heather Philbrick, our January’s Employee of the Month!  Because of her desire to continuously improve WER’s organization, methodology, and overall moral, WER has unanimously decided to nominate her for this employee spotlight.  Like seriously, what would we do without her?

 

Photography : Julie Clyde Creative

Serving as one of our Lead Event Staff AND our sole Inventory Specialist, she has a LOT going on everyday!  Since moving into our new warehouse a few months ago, she has literally transformed it, organizing it by color, type of linen, style, etc.  Check it out for yourself below:

In case you haven’t had an opportunity to meet Heather during one of our set-ups or even had to the time to visit to our new warehouse, here she is, front and center, for y’all to get to know:

What drew you to WER originally?

“Weddings have always had my heart.  I remember feeling jealous after seeing posts on social media of the ‘Waterford girls’ at bridal shows as well as setting up for weddings.  I loved how they looked like one big happy family!”

How has WER helped you in your career development?

“Working at WER has helped me grow in so many ways!  I would say the biggest thing I’ve learned is to not be afraid to take initiative and to have a ‘whatever it takes’ mentality.  When I was a senior at Old Dominion University, Alyse helped me get an internship with Crystal at Cherry Blossom Planning Factory.  From there, I have been able to expand my knowledge of the event industry even more!”

What is your fav part about working for WER?

“The best part about working for WER is setting up for events on the weekends.  I love seeing all of the vendors hard work come together for someone’s special day.”

How has WER changed since you started working there?

“When I first started working at WER, all of our inventory was crunched into two small warehouses.  We recently moved into our new warehouse and it’s so much bigger!  Most importantly, I have so much more space to ORGANIZE!!!”

What is your fav product and/or linen at WER?

“My fav linen is Champagne Aphrodite!”  Take a look for yourself below and see why it’s Heather’s fav:

What’s next?  What’s your goal in life?

“My dream is to become a wedding planner and/or manage a wedding venue…possibly even own/build my own!”

What are three words to describe WER?

“Personable, creative, and detail-oriented.”  WER seeks to build connections and make dreams come to life through our products and linens!

What advice do you have for prospective candidates who want to work for WER?

“My advice for anyone looking to join the WER team is to learn to be adaptable!  Every set-up is different.  Some days you need to work very fast, while some days things don’t go as planned.  At the end of the day, you need to be able to do whatever it takes to get the job done and make the client happy…without panicking!”

 

Let’s all send a special shout-out to Heather for being such a hard-working and faithful employee since she joined our team over three years ago!  Congrats Heather on a job well done and for being WER’s Employee of the Month for January!

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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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