Waterford Wednesday: Spring Linen Trends

We’re back for another Waterford Wednesday post!
Today is all about one of our favorite things: Spring Linen Trends! We love following along as the linen trends change from season to season and we have to say this spring has some awesome trends!

Crisp Whites

Chelsea Diane Photography

Incorporating the gorgeous shades of the outside world around us is becoming super popular this spring! White, cream, ivory is a MEGA hit for us this spring. Lots of couples wanting to keep that simplistic, modern look and leave the linens in a beautiful neutral with maybe some added texture or layers. But the monochromatic look is def a thing.

SageSami Roy Photography 

Honestly, will greenery ever go out of style? We sure hope not! Shades of green are always one of our personal favorite color choices because they just always look fantastic! Green is so versatile and can be transitioned to every season with ease. This year, lots of sage will be happening but we haven’t forgotten about the warm rich tones of hunter and emerald that are still super popular.

Wooden AccentsJessica Ryan Photography

We love when some newer trends come into the forefront & make their big debut! A few years ago, rustic vibe was the THING. Burlap, wood chips, etc- but now wood is making a comeback in a totally different way. Lots of couples going for a boho/rustic vibe that includes hints of wood only this time in a stunning chair design or as we’ve been doing a lot lately chargers. Currently our wooden chargers are available and ready to be rented! Coming SO soon is our Sonoma Wooden Chair that is sure to get rented like crazy this Summer season.

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Crystal Clear Vision and The Summer Social Tables ON SALE NEXT WEEK!

With the excitement of our announcement for Crystal Clear Vision & The Summer Social, we wanted to remind all event professionals that the tables go on sale in ONE WEEK. That’s right, Crystal Clear Vision & The Summer Social tables are on sale next week. We are THRILLED to be hosting both of our events together on one inspired day at the incredible new Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront!

For vendors, whether it’s your first show or your eighth show with us- this is one you do NOT want to miss! With COVID at the forefront of our mind during the planning process, we are confident that with the genius that is Antonia Christianson (aka Missy) we know that we can execute this event safely for all of those in attendance.

Below is a detailed copy of our event professional registration packet. This is available in a full email form as well. If you haven’t received your copy yet, email us at thecrystalclearevent@gmail.com !

There are PLENTY of opportunities for our event professionals to get out and meet our local newly engaged couples! Table displays are available for BOTH The Crystal Clear Vision and The Summer Social, or take your pick at one or the other. Whatever you choose we can’t wait to see you there! 200 days left but who’s counting?!


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2021 Hottest Wedding Colors: Sage

Can’t wait to get into all these events for the new year. Sage will definitely be one of the hottest wedding colors of 2021. This year  will be killing’ it with events this year we just know it! A popular color that we’re seeing this year has to be sage. So when we got the phone call about bringing a coastal elegance vibe to life we jumped on this opportunity. Sage is such a great option for those looking to keep their event rather neutral. Sage is a light, earthy, natural shade of green that really can blend in with just about anything.  Here you will see sage paired with a full on neutral glam with some gold accents.We don’t see color used in our chiffon sashes enough- but when we do it’s the star of the show, no doubt! We love sashing our chairs, as I’m sure you know by now. Being able to have fun & be creative is where we shine! We even came up with a new sash tie and we weren’t even trying! We like to call this the woven knot. Pulling together two of our favorite ties into one elegant look!All in the little details with this shot.This shoot was fun & spur of the moment but we got the chance to take this neutral look up a notch and throw in a little blue. Loving the elevation of this coastal look & playing off the different shades of blues & greens- is EVERYTHING. This design was a little more glamified. Tons of sage chiffon runners draped elegantly to the floor and these different dimensions with vases & centerpiece decor & we’re here for it all.And how much more coastal can we get?? Do you see this bowl & the dinner plate….. There are actual bubbles in there….. Just swooning over these shots. The blues, the greens, the golds- we just can’t.Shoot Details:
Venue: The Water Table | Photographer: Sami Roy Photography | Catering: East Beach Catering | Cake: Incredible Edibles Bakery | Floral: Fluttering Flowers

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2021 Crystal Clear Vision Updates

This Waterford Wednesday is so special because we are almost ready to announce our 2021 Crystal Clear Vision updates. In just two short days, the world will know our big secret!!!! Our huge announcement will be dropping THIS FRIDAY at 10 AM. If you’re dying to know- as much as we’re dying to share, you have to tune in to Crystal Clear Vision LIVE on FB.
Within a year filled with such unexpected times we are thrilled to bring a sense of normalcy back to the event world! We are looking forward to seeing YOU Friday live at 10 AM. Our bridal show is known for its exclusive Tabletop Design Competition. Vendors included are anywhere from photographers, to planners, to makeup artists, and SO. MUCH. MORE.This year is going to be EPIC.

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Waterford Wednesday – Learn About Our 2021 Summer Internship Position

Hi friends, it’s Waterford Wednesday!

Among our staff we have an amazing team who always works so hard to make every event special! Today we wanted to highlight the internship opportunities we have. We are looking for interested college students ready to jump right into the event world. Take a look below for some information on our Summer 2021 Internship Position. Every season we hire a college intern with the goal of giving them tools and skills that can be used for the rest of their career.

During your internship you will learn the behind the scenes details of what the event rental world is like! Also, you will learn how Waterford is different than other local event rental companies, and trust us there’s a lot of reasons! But also you will be a vital part in our bridal show productions: Crystal Clear Vision & The Summer Social.You’ll gain valuable product information and event knowledge that is incredibly useful for a future in the event industry. You’ll spend time with us behind the scenes in the warehouse & out and about on event setups. But you’ll get to be in the office learning the marketing & sales side of things too! We love being able to offer these internships & look forward to meeting some great candidates this year!! 2021 is planned to be a busy one so we’re looking forward to an awesome intern sure to help us get the job done this summer!Sandra Leigh Photography

We are currently looking for interns who are excited and committed to learning about the event industry. This is a great opportunity to get exposure to things that can help in the future, if you think this position is perfect for you read our 2021 Summer Internship Information Sheet for more information!

TO APPLY !! Send your resume to employment@waterfordeventrentals.com!

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Top 3 Must Haves at Your Wedding Reception

Happy Wednesday! For this week’s #WaterfordWednesday we wanted to talk about what we believe to be the top 3 must haves at your wedding reception! While we are an event rental company, our suggestions revolve strictly around rentals. Of course a DJ & good food are a must for the PARRRR-TAYYY. However, in the event rental world, there are just some things that may not come to mind unless you knew to think about them otherwise. But that’s why we’re here to help!! Now onto the top 3 must haves!

1

Stylish Chair Option

Okay, we admit our company mayyyy have started out prominently with a crazy good chair cover and sash game but nowadays it’s all about the chair. When meeting with your venue really inquire on the tables & chairs they provide so that you can ensure the chairs they offer complement your design aspects.

The style of chair that you rent really can be the final piece of the puzzle that ties in the full design element of your reception. Here’s two of our favorite options & just goes to show how truly different chairs can make your wedding day look! Sarah Street Photography
Captivated Productions

2

Beautiful Linen Option (that touches the floor)

Just like with the chairs, it’s possible that your venue has in stock linens as well. But stop right there!!!!! If you don’t remember anything else from this blog, remember this…. You must verify that the linens you’re being offered are a good quality and touch the floor. You would be surprised the amount of times we hear that clients are being offered linens from venues or that the caterers provide them- which CAN be great but can also be a huge misunderstanding if you don’t ask the right questions. You want to make sure that these tablecloths are full length, to the floor, Without verifying that you run the risk of your “tablecloths” really being an overlay that will show the legs of the table & trust us no one wants that. Use these photos for a reference on what you DO want your tables to look like.Amanda Hedgepeth Photography

3

Elegant Charger Option

Our final tip for your top 3 must haves would have to be a charger. Chargers are so fun because not only do they come in tons of styles but you can also mix and match them among your tables or maybe give your head table a little something the rest of the guest tables don’t. We love adding a charger, it provides a beautiful place on the table that the guests can arrive to when compared to a table with nothing set.  Below you’ll see some charger options. This is the most fab way to dress up the tables & give it that last little bit of -umph!Alexandria PhotographyEchard Wheeler Photography

Well, there you have it! Our top 3 must haves for your wedding! Call or email us today to book your design meetings and snag your must haves!

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Top 3 Linens of 2020

Although 2020 was a crazy year, we did get to see a few great trends that took the year by storm! We are thrilled to share the top 3 linens of 2020! The last year our events were nowhere near normal but we did get to witness some crazy beautiful weddings with linens to die for. Just as we went through last week with our top napkin folds- we thought it was necessary to make the most popular linen choices known as well.

The fun part about rentals & picking out your linens is that you can literally bring your Pinterest board to life. You want it, we got it OR can get it 😉 There are countless possibilities when it comes to designing your ideal tablescape. Meeting with couples is the best part of our job and getting to step outside the box just makes us jump for joy. When couples are adamant that they want their reception space to be like no other the fun really begins! We get to mix & match napkins, chargers, table shapes & sizes which really gives you the opportunity to make your BIG DAY one in a million!

Let’s get right into taking a peek at these top 3 linens of 2020.

#1- Velvet

Yes, as I’m sure you can expect not only do we love velvet, TONS of our couples this year did too! Velvet comes in countless colors but also some added texture & patterns as well & we’re diggin’ it big time. Take a look at all the velvet your heart desires below.Luke And Ashley PhotographyCaroline Lima PhotographyAmanda Hedgepeth Photography

#2- Ice Blue Matte Satin

While this one has been popular for the last two years in the wedding world, it’s not showing any sign of slowing down!!Tara Liebeck PhotographyKirstyn Marie Photography

#3- Texture

Textured linens might be THE go to linen look for 2021!!!! This linen style is super fun because it’s not just one fabric that’s trending. It’s tons of stunning linens with different patterns & textures making it more than just one specific linen itself.Dragon Photo StudioKatie Nesbitt PhotographyCaitlin Gerres Photography

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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