Crystal Clear 2020 Wedding Giveaway Happening Tomorrow!

Hey friends! We are SOOOO excited over here because TOMORROW our CCV winner is getting married!!!!!!! How cool is that!?!? We just love when the Big Day comes that our one lucky winner gets to enjoy their wedding day with the help of some incredible vendor friends. This year our vendors teamed up to make a dream wedding giveaway possible for a sweet bride, Victoria Owens.

This year’s wedding will be held at The Festival on 8th which is a super cute venue right in the heart of VB Oceanfront with catering from the amazing seafood sister restaurant Waterman’s Seafood Grille.Andi & Zoe Photography

How cute is this venue?? I mean the exposed brick and the possibilities for photos are endless! Thanks to our friends at Festival on 8th for being a part of this amazing day!Photo: Dragon Studio | Chandelier rigging & draping: Stage Right Lighting

Next, we had our rockstar pals over at Stage Right Lighting offer up their time to help deck out The Festival on 8th! Maybe we’ll be seeing some amazing drapery or crazy uplighting coming from them. Don’t worry you only have to wait one more day to find out.Photo: Kirstyn Marie Photography | Table Design: Rusty Cottage Vintage Rentals & Styling

Liea with Rusty Cottage Vintage Rentals & Styling always comes through at giveaway time! Here is her table design from this year’s event. Last year for our winner she brought a beautiful refinished wood door for their cake table so we’re excited to see what she contributes for Victoria & Peter.Photo: Dragon Studio

As the producers of CCV it’s only right that we join in on the fun too! We are elated to be able to provide some of our services for this amazing couple tomorrow. And maybe these photos give you a little hint of what’s to come for the linen selections…Photo: Leigh Skaggs Photography | Table Design: Everly After Events

Here ya have it- our very own People’s Choice Award for best table goes to the ladies with Everly After Events. They will be donating their day of coordination to make sure this day goes off without a hitch!Photo: Dragon Studio

We know that Chris with Music Makes You Happy Entertainment is going to keep the party going all night long! We are thankful that he has offered his time to play all the top hits for our couple and their guests.

Last but not least we have the final piece to the puzzle, the one who brings it all together- Josh with Josh Boone Photography. His first time joining us at Crystal Clear was this year and he came out ready to go offering up his photography skills to capture this day’s magical moments.

Want your chance to win a crazy dream wedding giveaway??? Make sure you come to our next CCV event. Don’t stop checking FB and IG along with our co-producer Antonia Christianson Events to keep up with the latest. We know that 2021 will be one that you won’t want to miss!

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Spring 2020 Hot Trend!

Happy Waterford Wednesday y’all! Today we are talking about one of the most trending items we have been seeing- and we’re not mad about it. This blog is about all things chiffon! Chiffon has been super popular for us this last year and the requests keep growing! These can be used in a few different ways and the color options are endless.

Often, we see chiffon used as a decorative runner that can be bunched, draped, woven through centerpieces for a head table or to add some color to a beautiful wooden farm table.Table Design: Inspired Events by Kelly | Photography: Leigh Skaggs Photography

The runners are so versatile they can even be draped horizontally on the table or at a diagonal. Imagination is key when it comes to adding chiffon into your design.
Table Design: The Twisted Fork | Photography: Caitlin Gerres Photography

Another way to add some chiffon in your life is to add some chiffon sashes to the chairs of your head table! What a beautiful way to make those people closest to you stand out with a chair design like this!Table Design: Big Top Entertainment | Photography: Kirstyn Marie Photography

Looking for some chiffon but want something a little different than the woven look? Yup! We can do that too! These chairs are tied in a 4 corner knot and accented with a beautiful and dainty floral arrangement. This would be PERFECT for a romantic sweetheart table. Don’t you agree?Table Design: Vivd Expressions | Photography: Katie Nesbitt Photography

Another way to incorporate chiffon in a show stopping way- weave the entire back row of your ceremony chairs. This is sure to take the breath away of your guests AND ensure you get wedding photos back that look like this!Photography: Amanda Hedgepeth Photography

Planning on a fun dessert bar, popcorn bar, or pretzel station?? Adding a colored chiffon runner to that table is a simple way to bring those wedding colors in too.Table Design: Big Top Entertainment | Photography: Kirstyn Marie Photography

It’s pretty obvious why chiffon is one of our favorite linen pieces right?? We weren’t kidding, you can do ANYTHING with them. And the color options are sure to catch your eye. We carry chiffon runners in a multitude of colors including but not limited to: white, ivory, taupe, black, light grey, charcoal, burgundy, hunter green, mustard yellow, coral, navy, dusty blue, dusty rose, mauve, wisteria. Guys I could go on for days!!!

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A Crystal Clear Vision 2020 Recap

Last Sunday we produced and executed our seventh annual A Crystal Clear Vision Wedding Expo! This year the event was held at the Princess Anne Country Club and could not have been possible without the help of the amazingly talented Stage Right Lighting AND our friends at Big Top Entertainment! These two knocked it out of the park giving our participants everything they needed to design some pretty amazing tablescapes. Of course we can’t forget our partner in crime, Antonia Christianson Events that takes care of the floor plan, itinerary, and all the planning in between!

For those of you that didn’t know, each year the venue of choice gets transformed into a reception themed bridal expo meant to give couples inspiration for their big day: from linens down to the place settings these event professionals think of everything. All the vendors that are a part of the design competition are fighting for a chance to win awards based on their table designs. Each year we have a People’s Choice Award, Waterford’s Best Choice Award, Vendor’s Choice Award, and a newly added Best Food Display Award. Listed below are our 1st, 2nd, 3rd, place winners!

People’s Choice Award:

1st Place: Everly After Events2nd Place: Fluttering Flowers3rd Place: Vivid Expressions

Waterford’s Best Choice Award:

Vivid Expressions

Vendor’s Choice Award:


Inspired Events by Kelly

Chef by Design

East Beach Catering

Best Food Display:

1st Place: The Twisted Fork

2nd Place: East Beach Catering

3rd Place: Incredible Edibles Bakery

Congratulations to these amazing vendors you guys ROCKED it! All the tables this year were stunning and had so much thought put into every detail by each and every participant.

This year at A Crystal Clear Vision, we were able to give one lucky person a wedding package giveaway!!!!! Congratulations to this year’s winner: Victoria Owens & fiancé Peter Sanders!!! We are so happy to play a role in your big day. THANK YOU to these vendors contributing their services for this lucky couple.

Venue: Festival on 8th

Day of Coordination: Everly After Events

Photography: Josh Boone Photography

Bridal Gown: Milk & Honey Bride

Linen & Event Rentals: Waterford Event Rentals

Vintage Rentals: Rusty Cottage Vintage Rentals

Bridesmaid and Groomsmen Tux Rentals: Studio I Do

Stationary: Kara Anne & Co.

DJ Package: Music Makes You Happy

Uplighting: Stage Right Lighting

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A Crystal Clear Vision 2020 Sponsors

We are officially less than TWO WEEKS away from this year’s A Crystal Clear Vision Bridal Expo!! Did we mention we are giving away a FREE. WEDDING. Each year we are so grateful for the area’s best vendors wanting to be a part of the show but we are extra grateful for those that go above and beyond for us as sponsors.

This ahhhmazing show goes off without a hitch thanks to Missy from Antonia Christianson Events. From floor plans, to itineraries, she thinks of everything. We are so lucky to sponsor and co-produce this show with such an incredible lady!Photography: Dragon Studio Photography

Premier sponsors are: Princess Anne Country Club, Big Top Entertainment & Stage Right Lighting Photography: Justin Hankins Photography

Photography: Dragon Studio Photography

Platinum Sponsor: Soirees by LaurenPhotography: Kirstyn Marie Photography

Silver Sponsor: Fluttering FlowersPhotography: Kirstyn Marie Photography

All others sponsors to include:

Studio I Do BridalsPhotography: Dragon Studio Photography

Milk & Honey BridePhotography: Dragon Studio Photography

Music Makes You HappyPhotography: Dragon Studio Photography

PaperDolls Design

Darling & DapperPhotography: Dragon Studio Photography

Noble Vue Media

Dragon Studio PhotographyPhotography: Dragon Studio Photography

Misty Saves the Day

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE- these will sell out!!! Click here to get yours now. VIP tickets get you DOUBLE entry for the FREE wedding giveaway.

Venue: Festival on 8th | Day of Coordination: Everly After Events | DJ Package: Music Makes You Happy | Photography: Josh Boone Photography| Uplighting: Stage Right Lighting | Wedding Dress: Milk & Honey Bride | Bridesmaid Dresses & Tux Rentals: Studio I Do Bridal | Rentals: Rusty Cottage Vintage Rentals & Styling | Chair & Linen Rentals: Waterford Event Rentals





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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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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