Waterford Wednesday – We Have Foldable Chairs!

If you haven’t heard the latest news about our inventory updates, we now have FARM TABLES and FOLDABLE CHAIRS!

Keeping up with the top wedding and event trends is highly important to us, and with that, we decided to expand our horizon of options to include these beauties!  As was previously highlighted on our first 2019 Blog for the year, we excitedly announce our new product of 9-foot Farm Tables.  These tables provide you with MORE options when coordinating and decorating for your event!

 

To say the least, Farm Tables provide almost a limitless amount of design options and allows for large receptions to feel more intimate.   Having numerous amounts of people around one of our beautiful Farm Tables truly can make a space feel more inviting for guests, especially when it is paired with complimentary decor.  Take, for instance, our table at A Crystal Clear 2019, pictured below.  The natural and earthy tones from the tablescape truly catches the eyes of everyone!

Table Design:  Waterford Event RentalsAntonia Christianson Events, & Woman’s Club of Portsmouth

Photography:  Katie Nesbitt

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Waterford Wednesday: March’s Employee Spotlight

Our Waterford gals ALWAYS give 110% in all that they do.  Whether it’s steaming our linens, setting up chairs, or ensuring our clients are pleased with their rentals, our Event Staff are diligent and enthusiastic in getting any job done.  One gal, in particular, who leads many of our weekend set-ups is Megan Thompson, our March’s Employee of the Month!  Because of her relentless desire to do everything with excellence as well as build strong rapport with our clients week after week, WER has unanimously decided to nominate her for this employee spotlight.  Honestly, what would we do without her?

Photography:  Sandra Leigh

Serving as one of our two Lead Event Staff, she knows all of the “in’s and out’s” of our weekend set-ups and breakdowns.  Since beginning with us a little over two years ago, she has radically grown in her understanding and knowledge of this industry, leading and guiding many newcomers to share in her passion to do everything to perfection.

In case you haven’t had an opportunity to meet Megan during one of our set-ups or breakdowns, here she is, front and center, for y’all to get to know:

What drew you to WER originally?

“I’ve always had a love for event planning, being in the “hands-on” part of the process for putting on an event.  Every nitty-gritty detail is essential in making an idea become a reality!”

What is your fav part about working for WER?

“The best part about working for WER is getting to spend the weekends with my amazing coworkers!  I wouldn’t want to spend my Saturdays and Sundays with anyone else because they’ve become part of my FAMILY!”

How has WER changed since you started working there?

“Being with WER for over two years now, I’ve seen fellow coworkers finish college and start new careers, constant growth in wedding trends as well as in our inventory.  But, most importantly, I’ve seen WER really take off to truly become a leader in the Hampton Roads’ Event Planning Industry!  It’s such a honor to work for Alyse, who inspires and mentors us gals to be the best versions of ourselves and to work wholeheartedly in all that we do.”

What is your fav product and/or linen at WER?

“My fav linen is the Vintage Floral Lace!”  Take a look for yourself below and see why it’s Megan’s fav:

Photography:  Audrey Rose

What are three words to describe WER?

“Detail-oriented, lots of bows, and F-U-N!”  WER seeks to build connections within our community as well as with our staff.  “The #waterfordbabes (as Megan likes to call us gals) seek to distinguish themselves from the pact, by fostering relationships with the clients at each set-up or breakdown while all the while rocking it in our teal blue Converse.”

Photography:  Dragon Studio

What advice do you have for prospective candidates who want to work for WER?

“Be ready to work and move fast to ensure each job is done right!  Beyond bringing your “A-game” each day, it’s truly important to just have FUN when coming to work.  With the staff being like family to me, it’s so easy to enjoy each set-up and breakdown.  Trust me, you’re gonna LOVE it here at WER!”

Let’s all send a special shout-out to Megan for being such a hard-working and faithful employee since she joined our team over two years ago!  Congrats Megan on a job well done and for being WER’s Employee of the Month for March!

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Waterford Wednesday: Employee Spotlight

Happy Waterford Wednesday friends!

Over here at Waterford Events Rentals we have some hard working gals!  One in particular who makes so much happen and is truly a gem is Heather Philbrick, our January’s Employee of the Month!  Because of her desire to continuously improve WER’s organization, methodology, and overall moral, WER has unanimously decided to nominate her for this employee spotlight.  Like seriously, what would we do without her?

 

Photography : Julie Clyde Creative

Serving as one of our Lead Event Staff AND our sole Inventory Specialist, she has a LOT going on everyday!  Since moving into our new warehouse a few months ago, she has literally transformed it, organizing it by color, type of linen, style, etc.  Check it out for yourself below:

In case you haven’t had an opportunity to meet Heather during one of our set-ups or even had to the time to visit to our new warehouse, here she is, front and center, for y’all to get to know:

What drew you to WER originally?

“Weddings have always had my heart.  I remember feeling jealous after seeing posts on social media of the ‘Waterford girls’ at bridal shows as well as setting up for weddings.  I loved how they looked like one big happy family!”

How has WER helped you in your career development?

“Working at WER has helped me grow in so many ways!  I would say the biggest thing I’ve learned is to not be afraid to take initiative and to have a ‘whatever it takes’ mentality.  When I was a senior at Old Dominion University, Alyse helped me get an internship with Crystal at Cherry Blossom Planning Factory.  From there, I have been able to expand my knowledge of the event industry even more!”

What is your fav part about working for WER?

“The best part about working for WER is setting up for events on the weekends.  I love seeing all of the vendors hard work come together for someone’s special day.”

How has WER changed since you started working there?

“When I first started working at WER, all of our inventory was crunched into two small warehouses.  We recently moved into our new warehouse and it’s so much bigger!  Most importantly, I have so much more space to ORGANIZE!!!”

What is your fav product and/or linen at WER?

“My fav linen is Champagne Aphrodite!”  Take a look for yourself below and see why it’s Heather’s fav:

What’s next?  What’s your goal in life?

“My dream is to become a wedding planner and/or manage a wedding venue…possibly even own/build my own!”

What are three words to describe WER?

“Personable, creative, and detail-oriented.”  WER seeks to build connections and make dreams come to life through our products and linens!

What advice do you have for prospective candidates who want to work for WER?

“My advice for anyone looking to join the WER team is to learn to be adaptable!  Every set-up is different.  Some days you need to work very fast, while some days things don’t go as planned.  At the end of the day, you need to be able to do whatever it takes to get the job done and make the client happy…without panicking!”

 

Let’s all send a special shout-out to Heather for being such a hard-working and faithful employee since she joined our team over three years ago!  Congrats Heather on a job well done and for being WER’s Employee of the Month for January!

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