CRYSTAL CLEAR VISION 2020 TICKETS GO LIVE!

What better way to celebrate Lucky number 7 for our seventh annual A Crystal Clear Vision Bridal Show than releasing tickets for sale on 11/7/2019!! Make sure to check back tomorrow when they go LIVE! We wanted to give you a sneak peek of some of 757’s hottest vendors participating in our show again.  Below is a hint of what A Crystal Clear Vision looks like with the best local vendors creating their own table designs trying to win our awards. This year’s vendor list includes: planners, DJ’s & entertainment, florists, venues, photographers, and so much more!

Our first returning vendor is Carolyn Celeste Weddings, better known as the 2019 Crystal Clear People’s Choice Award winner. Carolyn is one of the wedding planners that joins us every year when it comes time for Crystal Clear to ramp up again.

Can’t you tell why she won People’s Choice?? I mean just look at all that gold!

Photography: Leigh Skaggs Photography

Also joining us again this year as a Platinum Sponsor is Soirees by Lauren. Ashley is another local event coordinator and has supported us from day one!

We are still swooning over last year’s table from Crystal Clear! Ashley chose a subtle ivory and white patterned linen that she pinned to display a black underlay. She also had a hanging floral arrangement that dropped beautifully down to her centerpieces.

Photography: Kirstyn Marie Photography

Looking for a caterer? Don’t worry, we will have all the best joining us on February 9th ready to meet you! Below is Chef by Design‘s table from 2019 Crystal Clear.

We LOVE the vibrancy and fun colors they used and perfected their table with beautiful napkins to match. The napkins Chef by Design chose were beautiful, velvet napkins folded in a knot or trifold hanging style.

Photography: Leigh Skaggs Photography

The Signature at West Neck will be a part of this Crystal Clear Vision. Last year they chose to drape chiffon sashes all over their table and we have been dying for a bride to snag this idea for her sweetheart table.

Remember these sashes come in white, ivory, dusty blue, dusty rose, grey, and champagne which are sure to match your wedding colors and give your sweetheart table a romantic and unique look that no one has ever seen!

Photography: Caitlin Gerres Photography

If you’re looking for a fun addition to your head table or sweetheart table, we will have Mad Hatter Vintage again showcasing their amazing vintage pieces you can add anywhere in your wedding.

Mad Hatter picked one of our new favorite pieces: rose quartz velvet napkins and runners to complement their vintage velvet bench top.

Photography: Dragon Studio Photography

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the grand prize!!! We will be giving out a FREE WEDDING once again! A HUGE thank you to all the amazing vendors that participate in A Crystal Clear Vision & an even bigger thank you to those that donate their services to one lucky bride each year! Don’t forget to go to our website tomorrow when tickets go on sale! Every person that attends will be entered to win the free wedding giveaway package! Trust us, you don’t want to miss this! We’ll see you all February 9th at the Princess Anne Country Club.

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Sprucing Up Your Guest Tables Using Farm Tables

In case you haven’t already heard- we have farm tables!!!!!! These new, beautiful farm tables can really be the focal point when it comes to designing your reception area. The tables are new to us this year and we get so excited every time we get to take these out for an event. The farm tables can be used for your king’s table, sweetheart table, cake table, or whatever you can think of!

Photography: Dragon Photography Studio Table Design: Waterford Event Rentals & Antonia Christianson Events

In July, we hosted our very first Summer Social bridal event! And what better way to decorate our table than with one of our beautiful farm tables and gold chiavari chairs. This farm table was accessorized using our coral chiffon runners and succulents for center pieces. The theme of this year’s Summer Social was sunset ombre so we wanted to make sure we incorporated all of those fun colors in our table and we did that through the napkins.

Photography: Dragon Photography Studio Table Design: Waterford Event Rentals & Antonia Christianson Events

We had so much fun designing this table and being able to use napkins in lots of different fabrics and folding styles gives you an idea of the endless possibilities when designing your guest tables! The farm tables are a beautiful addition to your reception and are sure to be a conversation starter!

Photography: Katie Nesbitt Photography Table Design: Waterford Event Rentals & Antonia Christianson Events

We just loveeee the way our farm tables look after all the things have been added. This look is from our 2019 Crystal Clear Vision table at the Woman’s Club of Portsmouth. The farm table is simple and elegant with the white chiffon runners and beautiful gold beaded glass chargers. We love the sleek and romantic look of this guest table with a small pop of color in the menu card and napkin.

Photography: Katie Nesbitt Photography Table Design: Waterford Event Rentals & Antonia Christianson Events

Zooming out from the place setting allows you to see how the farm table looks in all its glory! The centerpieces used were small and simple allowing the farm table to be the center of attention. We love this farm table paired with our white chiavari chairs and the champagne chiffon sashes complement the chiffon runners perfectly. If you are interested in the farm tables being the stand out piece of your reception area, it doesn’t take much to give them a beautiful, polished look that your guests will never forget. This design goes hand and hand with the simple & natural look of the farm tables and the earthy colors of the plants and place settings is one to die for!

Photography: Kelsey Walne Photography  Table Design: Touche’ Event Design & Production

We are OBSESSED with the way Touche’ Event Design & Production transformed our farm tables at Raven and Dane’s wedding this summer! If you plan on having a king’s table at your wedding, the farm table is the perfect way to make sure your bridal party stands out. The design on the farm table is super simple and every aspect of color used on this table matches each other perfectly. We love the romantic look the organza runner gives us paired with the incredible white flowers used in the center pieces.

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Fall 2019’s Hottest Color- Ice Blue

This year we have seen quite the increase in a new beautiful shade of blue. Ice blue is here and won’t be leaving any time soon! This shade of blue is so subtle that you can use it to cover all your guest tables without wondering if it’s too much color.

Putting extra thought into your linen choice is a great way to incorporate your wedding colors into your reception, whether that’s with your main wedding color or accent color. Letting the main colors of your wedding shine with your floral arrangements allows the accent color to come out in the linen, making for the perfect combo! This wedding at The Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club shows just that.

This photo shows you the beautiful blushes and neutrals in a small, intimate floral arrangement. These flowers paired with the blue linens and gold votives has us in love. The linens used are our matte satin ice blue along with our slate blue polyester napkins, and don’t forget the beautiful gold acrylic chargers!

We love these guest tables paired with our gold chiavari chairs. If you notice the bride chose to switch up the style of her centerpiece into a more modern, dramatic centerpiece on every other table. We love that centerpieces can be different from table to table but still showcase your wedding colors beautifully.

Each guest table looked stunning and the attention to detail was impeccable. The napkin fold is a trifold on top of the chargers really allowing that slate blue to pop in a clean and elegant way.

Vendor Shoutouts:

Venue: Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club | Planner: Emily Weddings |Photographer: Tara Liebeck Photography | Florist: Palette of PetalsDJ/Band: The Adrian Duke ProjectCeremony + Cocktail Hour Music: And I Love Her ViolinsLighting: Blue SteelRentals: Waterford Event RentalsHair: Hair It IsMakeup: Kim PorterCake: Incredible EdiblesBridal Gown: Studio I DoBridesmaid Dresses: After Six, Dessy GroupMenswear: Beecroft & Bull Invitations/ Paper Supplies: Jacobson’s Fine Paper

 

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Love is Love Styled Shoot

Last month we had the pleasure of being a part of this beautiful LGBTQ styled shoot at the Historic Post Office. We are thrilled to be included in such a monumental styled shoot done here in Hampton Roads. The theme of this shoot was modern with beautiful citrus accents.

We are OBSESSED with how the tablescape turned out using one of our unique specialty linens. Lustre Theory Styling & Design paired our blue and white pottery print linen and navy blue velvet napkins to complement the vibrancy of the fruits. The name cards were even made from lemons, how cute!

The cake table was a more vintage, subtle approach really allowing the citrus to come to life here. Our white gauze runner was used to achieve a soft and romantic feel and letting the incredible cake be the focus.

We are so thrilled with how this shoot turned out and honored to be part of such a beautiful message. This full shot shows the happy couple paired with the finished product of our linen and all it’s accessories.

Here at Waterford Event Rentals, we want to remind everyone that love is love and we are grateful to be a part of anyone’s wedding day. Love is the reason we get to wake up and come to work every day. Being able to contribute to weddings all over Hampton Roads and beyond makes our job that much sweeter.

Vendor Shout Outs:
Design: Lustre Theory Styling & Design | Venue: Historic Post Office | Photography: Molly Lichten Photography | Floral: Kate Fiore Floral Design | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | Vintage Rentals: Mad Hatter Vintage | Cake: Cakes by Angela Morrison | Makeup: BlushTones | Hair: Flawless on Site | Men’s Attire: Benton-Knight, LTD | Officiant: Get Me To I Do | Calligraphy: Seniman Calligraphy | Bartender Service: Executive Beverage

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Sweet and Whimsical September Wedding

Last month we had the pleasure of providing the linens for Samantha and Nathan’s wedding at the Woman’s Club of Portsmouth. Samantha’s tables were fully set with our white polyester linens, gold chargers, and wedgewood napkins. She topped off the tables with our gold chiavari chairs.

To make her sweetheart table stand out, Samantha chose a floor length white organza tablecloth to give that soft and whimsical look. This fabric is typically used as an overlay but we are so thrilled at how this full length organza linen transformed her sweetheart table. The gorgeous floral arrangements and small lanterns makes you feel cozy and romantic, perfect for the newlyweds.

A close up shot of Samantha and Nathan’s guest tables really allows you to see the pop of color in their napkins and gold chargers that contrast the white linens beautifully.

The table arrangements were finished off with a beautiful wooden accent name plate. This close up of the napkin fold on top of the charger shows just how much thought was put into every detail of this place setting. This fold is called a menu fold because it allows for a small pocket in the napkin and the menu fits right in. Napkin folds is just one of many ways to customize your linens on your big day.

All Photography: Audrey Rose Photography

Vendor List:

Venue: Woman’s Club of Portsmouth | Coordinator: Jamie Leigh Events | Catering: Montero’s | Videography: Intellect Media Cinematography |Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | DJ: Astro Entertainment | Floral: Gather Floral | Cake: Rachel Henson | Dress: Ava Clara Bridal |Hair: Stephanie Michelle Hair | Makeup: Dhalia Edwards | Stationary: Paperdolls Design

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Incorporating Your Wedding Colors

When planning a wedding, brides are always thinking of ways they can make their wedding stand out! What better way than choosing beautiful linens to show off your wedding colors. This blog is all about finding some fun colors to add to your reception tables.

This bride chose to break up her neutrals on the guest table with a beautiful hot pink polyester napkin. The silver in the utensils and around the charger allows that napkin to pop just a little bit more.

Photography: Caitlin Gerres Photography  Coordinator: As You Wish Weddings and Events

This Crystal Clear bride chose a purple sequin linen to really make her cake table stand out. Who doesn’t love sequins? The color of this linen really accentuates the purple piping on her wedding cake and really unifies the look of her wedding.

Photography: Jessica Ryan Photography

This bride chose to bring out her wedding colors in a beautiful sash tie. She chose a vertical knot tie which fits perfectly for these chairs. If you notice her colors are all ivory and tans with this hint of pink on the back of the chairs which we just adore.

Photography: Andrew and Tianna Photography Coordinator: Jacquelyn Edith Events

As you can see, there are many ways that you can really make your wedding stand out from the next . These are just a few ideas of how to incorporate some color into your linen choices. The possibilities are endless and we want to help you find that perfect balance! Along with these options you can also add colored cocktail linens as well. Here at Waterford we love to make your visions come to life and look forward to helping you add that extra wow factor for your big day.

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Looking Back on Our Crystal Clear 2019 Wedding Giveaway

Have you seen our 2019 Crystal Clear Wedding Giveaway Winner?! We love being able to give back to one lucky bride every year! This year, Alexa chose to do white polyester linens with satin wisteria napkins over our gold acrylic chargers to really tie everything all together at the Woman’s Club of Portsmouth.

To make the head tables stand out, she chose our gold sequin linens topped with wisteria napkins and gold chargers. The napkins add such a beautiful contrast and the floral designs really captures every aspect of her color scheme.

A huge thank you to all the vendors that offer their services once a year at our Crystal Clear Vision show! Rusty Cottage provided the cutest cake table that is actually a refurbished door! Soirees By Lauren did an amazing job coordinating this event with us. We can’t wait for next year!

Congratulations again to Alexa & Zach! We wish you a marriage filled with love and laughter! If you are newly engaged or know anyone that is, we highly recommend buying tickets for the 2020 Crystal Clear Vision in hopes you may be next year’s winner. We are thrilled to host this year’s Crystal Clear Vision at the Princess Anne Country Club on February 9, 2020 ! Stay tuned for links on where you can purchase your tickets, coming very soon.

Vendor Shoutouts:

Venue: Woman’s Club of Portsmouth|Event Planner: Soirees By Lauren |Photography: Meghan Lupyan|Catering: Country Boy’s Barbeque|Floral: Mann & Wife|Linens: Waterford Event Rentals|Photobooth: Snapqube Photobooths|Cake: Incredible Edibles Bakery|Valet Services: Express Valet|Men’s Formal Wear: The Black Tux|DJ: DJ West|Vintage Rentals: Rusty Cottage

 

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Waterford Wednesday- Fall Must Haves

It’s September 18th, which means fall wedding season is underway! With one of our busiest seasons right around the corner, we thought it would be a good idea to show you guys some of our favorite styles for a fall wedding! Fall weddings means burgundies, purples, lace, greenery, and burlap, just to name a few! We love this season & after reading this post we hope you do too!

This beautiful wedding incorporated a few of our favorite fall styles: purples, lace, and wood to give you that warm, rustic feel. We just adore the added touch of patterns in the napkins! Watch out burgundy, wisteria is making it’s debut into the fall wedding world & we’re not complaining.

This wedding gives you a completely different feel with a color scheme to die for! Burgundy mixed with a little bit of lace and a lot of gold is a must! Using colors such as ivory, gold, with a hint of burgundy gives us such a warm feeling and a friendly reminder that fall is in full effect. The candelabra topped with amazing floral gives you an elegant and timeless centerpiece everyone will love!

Each of these beautiful fall weddings accomplished their theme in three very different ways. This gorgeous fall wedding had us swooning with the linen choices of this bride. For those a little more simple, this is probably the look for you! Using an ivory majestic tablecloth and a hint of glitter in the runner is the perfect finishing touch for your tables. But don’t forget to tie in those wedding colors as we did with the beautiful satin sage napkins.

Can’t you tell we just loveeeee fall! These weddings definitely put us in our feels and have us counting down the days til it’s officially here!

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Waterford Wednesday: Chair Sashes

Happy Waterford Wednesday!

When Waterford was still a brand new company, we solely provided chair covers and a few colors of sashes. To say that we have worked up quite the sash collection would be an understatement! We offer many different color options in organza, chiffon, satin, pintuck, and so many more!

Photo: Caitlin Gerres Photography

Our Ivory Chiffon Sashes are one of our most stunning sash options! The sheer and lightweight look and feel of this sash adds the perfect delicate, soft touch to any event! Since the chiffon sashes are generally larger in size, they look beautiful when placed on a chiavari (or similar) type of chair. The draping effect that the sashes have when placed on a chair creates an elegant touch that many brides who are having a black tie wedding appreciate! The chiffon fabric is so easy to shape and work with, that many tie options can be achieved! We personally love the “weaved” look that multiple chiffon sashes create on a chair!

Photo: Jessica Ryan Photography

Even though we talk a lot about specialty linens, sashes can equally be the “pop” of color or “wow” piece of your event as well! If you plan on using basic white linens, including a sash on your chairs is the perfect opportunity to incorporate your wedding or event colors! We have SO many different sash fabric options and colors that finding the perfect match to your colors is no problem! Choosing a sash tie, whether it be a traditional bow or a unique tie will bring a gorgeous uniformity to your entire event!

Photo: Chelsea Anderson Photography

We love to see our sashes at weddings that we provide linens for. They really bring an overall elegant and classic feel to the event!

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Waterford Wednesday: Head Table vs. Sweetheart Table

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When planning a wedding reception, one aspect that brides/grooms need to decide on is – head table vs. sweetheart table. While this may seem like a trivial decision to some, there is often a lot of back and forth on which one to choose, so today we’re here to help you out! We’ve come up with a list of questions to ask yourself that will hopefully steer you toward the right decision for you/your event!

Is intimate time during dinner important to you?
Photo: Jessica Ryan Photography

If enjoying an intimate first dinner with your new spouse is high on your priority list, then having a Sweetheart Table is the best option here! Of course at your wedding there is no such thing as full privacy (everyone came to celebrate you after all!), but having a sweetheart table will remove you from your wedding guests in a small aspect.

Is your wedding party small, medium, or large?
Photo: Echard Wheeler Photography

Depending on the way you answer this question, your decision might be made up for you! In our experience, a moderately sized wedding party makes for a more graceful/organized looking Head Table vs. a larger party. With a larger wedding party there are a lot of considerations you have to think of before agreeing on a Head Table. Will my venue have enough space to accommodate this? Will the group look unified at the head table or just crowded?

Can your whole wedding party be seated together without separation?
Photo: Kelley Stinson Photography

This question is a bit of an extension of the previous one. When thinking about a Head Table you should consider the fact that it is singular, and is intended to be one table, not multiple! So, if your wedding party will fit comfortably without looking disjointed, we say go for it! If the table needs to be scattered or have people left off due to space limitations, it may be a better option to forgo the Head Table option and stick to a nice Sweetheart Table!

Do you want to be the focal point?
Photo: Cynthia Tenney Photography

I mean it is your day after all so it definitely can be ALL about you! If you want all eyes on you a Sweetheart Table is a necessity when it comes to your reception layout. I mean where else would you eyes be with the newlyweds under this GORGEOUS arch? A sweetheart table is also great if you want to incorporate some high-end linens without having to spend a fortune since it will just be on your table and not all of the guest tables!

Whichever table option you choose we know that it will be special for you and your new spouse! Your wedding day will be a whirlwind, so use these questions as a step to make at least one decision easier!

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