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

Happy Waterford Wednesday!
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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Waterford Wednesday: Choosing Your Vendors

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!

We hope our post today will help you out when it comes to choosing the perfect vendors for your event! Planning any event can be super stressful with all of the decisions that need to be made, and choosing vendors is one the many people struggle with. You may have narrowed your choices down to a handful of great options, but biting the bullet and deciding can oftentimes be very difficult. Check out some helpful tips and things to consider to help you find your perfect vendor matches!

Inventory
Photo: Jessica Ryan Photography

This one seems easy, right? Just pick the vendor/company who has the stuff you need. Well, not so fast! Of course you want to choose the vendor that has the inventory you want and need, but there are likely many different vendors who probably have what you need. So, since you have options, how do you pick the vendor with the right inventory for you? Find a vendor whose design aesthetic is similar to yours, that way when you decide to add on more items or change things up they will still have inventory that matches your design. Setting up a visit to their office or a design meeting are musts when picking out inventory because not all inventory is created equal! You need to make sure you love what you’re paying for!

Check Out Reviews
Photo: Jessica Ryan Photography

Whether on Facebook, or wedding websites like WeddingWire or The Knot, there are a ton of resources out there in terms of reviews! Just like you would look for restaurant reviews, you want to do the same for your event vendors! Hearing other clients first-hand experience with a particular vendor will make your decision easier!

Personal Fit
Photo: Lia Everette Photography

You probably know by now what your general design aesthetic is for your event and what kind of “planner” you are. You might be the type who has a bullet point list of pricing/tasks to complete, or perhaps you are more free form in your approach and aren’t sure of your whole vision yet. Knowing what kind of personality and attitude you have towards your event will help to inform what vendors would be a good fit for you. If you are the first type of person, you probably want a vendor who values efficiency and timeliness. The second type of person might need vendors who are able to offer a lot of different ideas and have time to brainstorm and dream.

Network
Photo: Lia Everette Photography

Coastal Virginia is such a collaborative area and many of the best vendors have the community over competition mindset, which is great news for you! Vendors in the same industry work together often, offer advice, and refer other vendors when appropriate! Ask your current vendors if they have recommendations or if they have worked with particular vendors before. At Waterford, we love to sit down with our clients in design meetings and offer suggestions for you based on your personality type, style, and budget!

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Waterford Wednesday: 1 Product, 3 Ways

It’s Waterford Wednesday!
Last week, we showed you “1 Linen, 3 Ways“! This week, we’re going to show you “1 Product, 3 ways” with our chiavari chairs! To say we are OBSESSED with these chairs is a complete understatement, and today we’re excited to show you a few different ways that they can be utilized at your event!

Ceremony SeatingPhotography: Chelsea Anderson Photography

One of the most popular ways to utilize chiavari chairs is for ceremony seating! Oftentimes, brides are so concerned about their reception area that they forget all about the importance of ceremony seating. Chiavari chairs are an easy way to ensure that your ceremony setup will be uniformed AND beautiful. Plus, the ceremony is a portion of your wedding where a lot of your photos will be taken, so you want nice looking chairs that will give off a polished look in photos!

Reception Seating
Photography: Erika Mills Photography

There are so many different options when it comes to reception area seating, but chiavari chairs are definitely becoming the most popular choice! They give a classic and overall brighter look to the area as a whole! Chiavari chairs are an excellent option for those that want to use simple linens, yet want their area to feel elegant and upscale!

Chiffon Weave

Photography: Jessica Ryan Photography

Photography: Erika Mills Photography

Chivari chairs are beautiful standing alone, but adding weaved chiffon sashes creates such an elegant and romantic look! The sheer, lightweight fabric of chiffon hangs perfectly on chivari chairs while the weaving pattern creates a unique and different style! We love how the weaved chiffon in this photo by Erika Mills was used to differentiate the bride and grooms chairs from the rest!

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Waterford Wednesday: 1 Linen, 3 Ways

It’s Waterford Wednesday!

Can you believe that we’re already nearing the end of July?! This month & wedding season is completely flying by for us with so many events and design meetings for sweet clients. Today we’ve got a “1 Linen, 3 Ways” post to share, featuring one of our favorite linens – Vintage Floral Lace Overlays! These beauties are so versatile and classy, we always love their looks!

Photographer: Audrey Rose Photography

This beautiful head table from a vintage wedding at Museum of Contemporary Art? This table design is still one of our favorites, and our Vintage Lace Overlays over the Periwinkle Satin full length linens was absolutely gorgeous! Our Vintage Lace Overlays are so adaptable that they aren’t just delegated to round tables, you can use two or three to create the same type of look on long tables too!

Photographer: Erika Mills Photography

This sweetheart specialty linen is the perfect combination! Pairing our Vintage Floral Lace Overlay and Gold Sequin specialty linen, makes for a beautiful sweetheart table. Pairing the Vintage Lace Overlay with any specialty linen is sure to make a great addition to any event! The overlay is always a romantic choice for your sweetheart table.


Photographer: Andrew & Tianna Photography

Last but not least is this bold and beautiful table design that features our black Vintage Lace Overlay! We love a bold design and the black Vintage Lace Overlay paired with a Red Satin linen underneath compliment each other so well! This linen could definitely be transitioned to many different seasons by placing a different satin colored linen underneath it as well!

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Waterford Wednesday – Learn About Our Internship Program !

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. 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.

This summer we were able to hire two wonderful interns that have really grown into their own! Meet our 2019 Summer interns Kennedy & Jessica!

Photography: Misty Saves the Day

Photography: Misty Saves the Day

Jessica is a senior at Old Dominion University. Her major is Park, Recreation, and Tourism Studies with a concentration in Tourism Management. After participating in the Disney College Program, she decided she wanted to work towards a rewarding career in the tourism and hospitality industry. With her over 10 years experience in the customer service industry, positive attitude, and willingness to learn new things, we knew she’d be the perfect fit for our internship program! “This opportunity has been an eye opening experience into the events industry. I have had the most amazing time being an intern at Waterford!” Jessica’s favorite part of her internship is having the opportunity be creative in her work and help with big events like The Summer Social.

Photography: Misty Saves the Day

Kennedy is a rising senior at Christopher Newport University. She is studying Communications with a minor in psychology, and is hoping to follow a path in public relations following graduation. Due to her time as a student athlete, for the school’s field hockey program, she has been able to bring her teamwork skills and quick learning ability to the job! As a Hampton Roads native she has been able to see hands on how the little things can transform a venue from every day to an extravagant wedding. “I have really enjoyed getting to meet all sorts of people and get to see how gratifying it is to see an event put together,” she said. Her favorite part of the internship has been the personal connections she has been able to make, her positive attitude and constant smile helps make her the great people person she is!

As a part-time or full-time intern you will be able to shadow design meetings, develops newsletters, attends networking events, updates our blog, experiences on-site events, and more! 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 2019 Summer Internship Information Sheet for more information!

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

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Waterford Wednesday – Get $5 Off Your 2019 Summer Social Ticket! Today Only!

FLASH SALE!!! TODAY ONLY!!!

Get $5 Off Your Ticket With The Promo Code: WERSUMMER19

In just two days, we will be hosting our second event of the year, The Summer Social at the Woman’s Club of Portsmouth!  On July 12th at 6PM, the hottest social event of the summer will kick off with the most exhilarating way to plan your wedding in Coastal Virginia.  The Summer Social is the only party style “bridal show” in Hampton Roads!

Photography: Kirstyn Marie Photography

Caterer: Montero’s Restaurant, Bar & Catering

  For only $15.00 per person, you will have the opportunity to interact and chat with this region’s top event professionals!  Meet wedding planner and coordinators, venues, cake decorators, photographers, caterers, and so much more!!  You will also be served great food, signature drinks, cotton candy, and gelato!  There will be lawn games, photo booths, and dancing!  How great does this sound?!

Photography: Boardwalk Photo Booth Company

Since starting A Crystal Clear Vision several years back, we always felt a need to add a second event with a unique flair.  So, we teamed up with Antonia Christianson Events, and did just that!  Our Summer Social is exactly what this region has needed as a way to provide brides and grooms alike with the chance to “hang out” with the experts in a completely casual and fun way!

Photography: Dani White Photography

Cake: Incredible Edibles

Thank you to our premier sponsor:

Some of our sponsors and key players for The Summer Social 2019 are:

Big Top Entertainment

Boardwalk Photo Booth Company

Chef by Design Catering

Darling & Dapper Studio

Dragon Studio

Stage Right Lighting & Design

Studio I Do

Woman’s Club of Portsmouth

Paper Dolls Design

Antonia Christianson Events

This event is going to be quite spectacular, to say the least!  We are so excited for you to meet this area’s top event professionals!

Make sure you pick up your tickets today before we sell out! And get $5 off your ticket TODAY ONLY with the Promo Code: WERSUMMER19

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Waterford Wednesday – Linens for Every Budget

It’s Waterford Wednesday!
As wedding industry professionals, we understand that each and every person has a different budget for their wedding, so it’s important to us to be sure we provide a wide array of linens at different price points. Today we’re going to show you how your event can shine with linens no matter the budget!

Modest
Photo: Jessica Ryan Photography
If you have a modest linen budget, there are so many different combinations that you can take advantage of, without going over. Napkins, of course, are always one of our favorite ways to dress up a table at a lower cost! Using one of our basic polyester linens is another way to make your tables look clean and put together without spending a lot of money. If you get lucky with a venue that will provide your base linens you could get away with renting some gorgeous table runners that could bring color and texture to your design at a lower price point as well!

 

Standard/Higher-End
Photo: Wild Heart Films
If you’re a bride that has carved out a higher linen budget for your wedding, there is a lot more wiggle room to get creative with your design! The use of full length linens on every table comes into play, as well as the option of utilizing specialty linens on some of your more important tables such as your sweetheart and cake table. Plate chargers are another visually appealing product that you could think about including with a standard/higher-end linen budget!

 

Lavish
blacktiesheratonvirginiabeachwedding-205Photo: Caitlin Gerres Photography
If linens are one of the most important components to you at your wedding, there are so many options to make your design look expensive and lavish! The option to use specialty linens on all of your tables comes into play, as well as napkins and plate chargers to bring the whole look together. You can experiment with layering different linens to add another interesting component as well. With a higher budget for linens and products, looking into renting chiavari chairs for your event is another potential possibility that will make the whole room look extravagant and thoughtfully put together!

Check out all of 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 – Choosing The BEST Napkins

Happy Waterford Wednesday!
Want to add a pop of color or extra detail to your table design? Napkins! Napkins! Napkins! They are inexpensive and can make a huge difference on your tables – small investment, huge impact! We’ve done a couple of posts in the past on our love for napkins, like the different folds you can create, some napkin inspiration, and why they are a great investment! So today we thought we’d discuss another important element of napkins: choosing the right/best kind for your event!

Quality IS Important
Photo: Angie McPherson Photography
Photo: Chelsea Anderson Photography

It’s true that napkins tend to be on the more inexpensive side of linens, but it’s important to make sure you are getting good quality napkins! While napkins are a beautiful addition to tables, they aren’t just there for looks! The right napkin should make guests feel comfortable knowing that they can clean up after themselves or wipe up any accidental spills. Another good thing about having quality napkins at an event is that they can match the rest of your decor impeccably to add to the atmosphere. Though it may seem like a small detail, knowing you have best quality napkins at your event is vital for the success of your occasion!

What To Look For
Photo: Michael and Jasmine Photography
Photo: Ethan Yang Photography

When you’re choosing event napkins, it’s important to figure out if you’d like napkins that are strictly for decor or napkins that are both fashionable and functional (we suggest option 2!). Functional napkins like polyester & satin make for easier clean up, while decor napkins (like sequin!) add a luxurious design element, but aren’t very useful when it comes to eating!

Check out all of 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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