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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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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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 – 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: Special Sweetheart Tables

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!

Today we’ve got a fun little post all about sweetheart tables and some cute and creative ways you can make these special tables shine a little more! Sweetheart tables are extra special because it is all about the newly weds! Here are three sweetheart table ideas that we love:

Love Seat

Photo: Amanda Manupella Photography Design: Antonia Christianson Events

Photo: Jessica Ryan Photography

A great way to add a little extra touch to your sweetheart table is to seat you and your loved one on a comfy sofa or love seat together! Not only does this incorporate a vintage feel, but it also has the potential to add in a nice bold pop of color depending on the chair you go with! We loved how Antonia Christianson Events added this red chair into their design at A Crystal Clear Vision, it definitely made the whole design more romantic we think!

Florals

Photo: Palette of Petals

Photo: Maria Grace Photography

Floral arrangements are always such a statement piece when it comes to sweetheart tables, and we absolutely adore the floral runner trend that’s been happening lately! Using a floral runner creates a unique and visually appealing element to your sweetheart table that will definitely set it apart from your guest tables!

Signage

Photo: Andi & Zoe Photography

Photo: Maria Grace Photography

Photo: Jessica Ryan Photography

Table signage is a cute and easy way to show off your sweetheart table seats! Something as simple as “Bride” and “Groom” signs are great starter ideas for you to get creative, but there are endless options when it comes to ideas! We love “The Sail” and “The Anchor” signs that were used at an Outer Banks wedding a couple of years ago! It really spoke to the bride and grooms style and worked well into the overall theme of the event!

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: 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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A Crystal Clear Vision Linens 2018: Part 4

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!
Today is Part 4 (the finale!) of A Crystal Clear Vision linens and details! Check out the 5 tables that Macon Photography captured: Emily WeddingsGoodrich Gourmet CateringMad Hatter VintageThe Obici House, & The Posh Pair!

Sunset Marble
Beautiful Sunset Marble linen? Check! Amazing ethereal greenery wall? Check! Winner of Vendors Choice Award? Check! Emily Weddings nailed every single aspect of their table design, and all of the other vendors in attendance thought so too, as they walked away with one of our coveted awards!
Design: Emily Weddings | Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting | Florals & Greenery: Palette of Petals |  Signage: Jollity & Co.

Ivory Iridescent Crush | Copper Sequins
We love, loved how elegant Goodrich Gourmet’s table turned out! Our Ivory Iridescent Crush linen was used as the perfect faux runner on their sweetheart styled table and our Copper Sequins linen brought attention to the gorgeous food they had on display!
Design: Goodrich Gourmet Catering | Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting 

Aphrodite Runner
How gorgeous are the teal chairs that Mad Hatter Vintage used at A Crystal Clear Vision? We’re STILL thinking about them! We loved how Mad Hatter created a whole little “nook” as opposed to just a table design – it definitely gave our guests great ideas of different ways to setup their own wedding! The Aphrodite Runner was the perfect linen choice for their table too!
Design: Mad Hatter Vintage | Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting

Khaki Polyester
The Obici House brought love story vibes to their table design..literally! They kept their table design clean and simple with our Khaki Polyester linen and then had a showstopper piece behind the table in the form of a huge “storybook!” We absolutely loved the creativity and thought behind this element!
Design: The Obici House  | Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting

Nude SequinsThe Posh Pair was another vendor that created a complete “nook” instead of just one table, and  completely nailed it! Their design aesthetic really came to life and their use of many different signs and details was a huge draw for those that attended! Our Nude Sequins linens on each of their tables was the perfect compliment!
Design: The Posh Pair | Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting

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A Crystal Clear Vision Linens 2018: Part 3

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!
Today is Part 3 of A Crystal Clear Vision linens! We’ve got 5 more tablescapes to show you with all of the linen and decor details! Check out the tables that Kirstyn Marie Photography captured: A Lively AffairCarolyn Celeste WeddingsChef By DesignEast Beach Catering, & Soirees By Lauren.

Navy and White Stripe Polyester
We love a good nautical theme and A Lively Affair definitely delivered with their “coastal chic” table design! Our bold Navy and White Stripe Polyester linen was the perfect choice for this table and was a great base for all of the sailboat inspired decor on the table!
Design: A Lively Affair | Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting | Florals: Leslie Hartig Floral Design |  Glassware & Flatware:  Mad Hatter Vintage | Sailboat: Norfolk Yacht & Country Club | EmbroideryMonkey See Boutique

Slate Polyester
Can we just take moment to reflect on the fact that Carolyn Celeste Weddings had actual TURF and SOD as part of her table design? I mean, it does not get more innovative or creative than that! Since February isn’t exactly prime time for beautiful green grass, Carolyn found another way to include it in her design, and paired with our Slate Polyester linen, this table was giving us all the spring/summer feels!
Design: Carolyn Celeste Weddings | Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting | Florals: Studio Posy | Paper Products & Graphic Design: PaperDolls Design | Setee: Mad Hatter Vintage | Turf/Sod: United Turf, LLC.

Marine Velvet
We still can’t get over the gorgeous sign that Chef By Design had hanging above their table! We loved the fact that Chef By Design decided to design a beautiful table setting with our Marine Velvet linen, yet also have two food displays on the side! The whole look really worked well together, and just deepened our love for velvet linens!
Design: Chef By Design | Signage & Rotating Food Sign: Blue Steel Lighting | Floral: Palette of PetalsChairs, Chargers, & Plates: Mad Hatter Vintage | Glassware & Flatware: Big Top Entertainment 

Charcoal Natural | Macrame Runner
East Beach Catering completely knocked it out of the park in showcasing their catering options! They had a wide array of items on their tablescape, and we (along with the attendees!) loved the fact they could get unique ideas to use at their weddings – such as a Biscuit Bar, or Bloody Mary Bar! Our Charcoal Natural linen was the perfect neutral base for the table, and our Macrame Runner brought just the right amount of flare!
Design: East Beach Catering  | Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting

Mauve Floral
Soirees By Lauren completely nailed their table design at this year’s show! How amazing is our Mauve Floral linen that the ladies decided to use as their main table linen?! The mini pies and the cut out names on the place settings was a unique and personalized touch that we loved!
Design: Soirees By Lauren | Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting | Florals: Fluttering Flowers | Place Setting Names: Jollity & Co. | Vintage Rentals: Mad Hatter Vintage

Keep checking back as we show off all of the tables and behind the scenes shots from A Crystal Clear Vision 2018!

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