Waterford Wednesday: Petal Linen

Happy Waterford Wednesday!
We are fresh off one of our busiest weeks and weekends ever and we are gearing up for another crazy event-filled weekend! Did we mention how much we LOVE wedding season? Seriously, the hustle and bustle of the planning and prepping involved to make each and every individual event special and flawless is right up our alley!
Since the weather has been gorgeous and has basically skipped over spring right into summer, we thought we’d feature one of our favorite linens that pairs beautifully with warm weather!

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Our Petal Linen has become a favorite of many of the Waterford girls and brides alike! This linen (in ivory above!) is such a gorgeous addition to any event and if we’ve learned anything about the event industry, it’s that details matter! It’s crazy how this Petal Linen can transform a cake table into a beautiful display or accentuate a sweetheart table, but we’ve seen it happen time and time again. It never fails, this linen makes a statement and looks exquisite while doing so!

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Photo // Will Hawkins Photography

The Petal Linen comes in a variety of colors, but white is one that we see used constantly! As we mentioned last week, white is a popular neutral for summer and looks so crisp against bright or bold colors. The petal detail on this linen brings a basic white linen to the next level and is sure to leave an impression! Add a bright napkin or flower centerpiece to this linen and you just can’t go wrong!

We’ve seen how brides have utilized this linen for their winter weddings and we can’t wait to see how this linen is incorporated with spring and summer touches!

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xo, Waterford

Waterford Wednesday: Trends We Love

We can’t believe it’s already that time of the week again to share some of our favorite things with you! As we gear up for our busiest week/weekend yet (literally!) we thought we’d highlight 2 particular trends that we are LOVING this wedding season.
Since the Met Gala was two nights ago, we couldn’t resist pairing these trends with some fashion as well. . .we definitely can’t let these designer dresses go to waste!

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Emma Stone // E! Online via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
Colored Napkins & Chevron Runner // Amanda Hedgepeth Photography

We completely fell in love with Emma Stone in two different hue’s of pink! We’ve been seeing two-toned style A LOT this season, especially with napkins, and we can’t deny that we are huge fans! Often times people think that their linens need to be super uniformed and match, but having two different colored napkins really brings a guest table to life and is an awesome way to incorporate your wedding colors without having to go with full table linens. We just adore the spring “pop” the napkins pictured above provide, and the inclusion of a table runner pulls the whole look together beautifully!

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Victoria Beckham // E! Online via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
Chair Image // Jen + Ashley Photography

Fresh, crisp, and elegant. These were our exact thoughts when we saw Victoria Beckham walk the red carpet in this amazing white gown. Don’t get us wrong, we love a good chair cover and sash, but we are equally as smitten with our white chairs that we provide through The Woman’s Club of Portsmouth. White is the ultimate neutral, and we’ve seen so many bride’s utilize our chairs to bring their big day to the next level. Our chairs present the fresh, crisp, elegance that drew us to Victoria’s dress as well as provide such a graceful and stylish setting for a ceremony or reception. Of course, these chairs could easily be dressed up with a gorgeous satin or organza sash, but in this case, we are loving them plain!

We’re so excited to see these two particular trends evolve this wedding season and see how each individual bride puts their own twist on them!

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xo, Waterford

Waterford Wednesday: Weekend Recap

We’re back again for another glorious edition of Waterford Wednesday!
This past week/weekend was SO busy with a ton of pick-ups, deliveries, setups & breakdowns. Our staff definitely got a real taste of the busy wedding season as we were hustling back and forth between many events!

One of the things we love to do at Waterford is take “behind the scenes” pictures of our events so we can really see how our linens transform a venue. We thought it’d be fun to share some of our before and after pictures from this weekend!

salvation armyA before and after shot of our setup for the Salvation Army Gala. Waterford provided the black spandex chair covers and these pictures don’t do the size of the event justice! Karen Clements, with Events In Every Occasion did a great job planning this 400 person event! Botanique Events and Stage Right Lighting also did an amazing job bringing the whole gala together with their gorgeous florals and lighting! While some of the Waterford girls were setting up for the gala, one of the chefs came in and complimented us on our hard work and how awesome our linens looked. He then said, “if the dining room doesn’t look good, the guest won’t have high expectations.” We couldn’t agree more with that statement, and it really gave us the boost of energy to finish the setup strong to provide a memorable experience for the guests!

village hallWe always love doing setups at Village Hall in Virginia Beach! We do many setups and breakdowns at this location so it’s always fun to see the banquet area transform depending on the linens that we are providing! At this particular event we used our white chair covers, royal blue organza sashes, royal blue satin overlays, and white polyester napkins! Of course, we steamed everything to perfection as well!

chesa marriottWe loved doing this setup at the Chesapeake Marriott this weekend! This setup was slightly different from the others, because we essentially did a 2 in 1 type of setup! First, we provided ivory chair covers with organza sashes on every other aisle seat for the ceremony seating.

chesa marriott 2Then, we set up the reception room for the same wedding! We provided the ivory chair covers, ivory satin sashes (tied in a wrap around knot), ivory satin overlays, and our Rosette on Mesh speciality table linen on the head table! We seriously loved all of the ivory in this setup and how elegant everything looked together!

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xo, Waterford

Waterford Wednesday: Fashionable Linens

Welcome back to another edition of Waterford Wednesday!
Today, it’s all about Fashionable Linens!
We’ll let you in on a little secret. . .we’re not just linen lovers over here, we adore fashion almost as much, and don’t even get us started on our obsession with red carpet fashion! Since we are still mourning the end of awards season and all the fashion that went with it, we’ve gathered some of our “best dressed” from this years biggest shows and we couldn’t think of a better way to highlight some gorgeous gowns than with some of our equally as gorgeous specialty linens! After all, we think our linens are pretty enough to wear!

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Miranda Lambert // E! Online via Jason Kempin/WireImage


We gasped when we saw Miranda Lambert walk the red carpet at the ACM Awards a couple of weeks ago. Not only did she look stunning, but we immediately thought of our Sequence Table Linen! Much like Miranda, our specialty Sequence linen exudes class and sophistication. This linen has just the right amount of “pop” to bring your wedding or event to the next level. Whether you place it on an outdoor table like the above picture, or use it as a beautiful base for your cake, this is a linen thats gorgeous color will be hard to forget!

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Taylor Swift // E! Online via Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Silver Chain Link Sequence Overlay // Dustin Lewis Images

Could Taylor Swift’s “suit of armor” Grammy’s dress be any more elegant? We loved it then, and we’re still obsessed with it now! The effortless way it drapes over and hugs her body reminds us of our Silver Chain Link Sequence Overlay. While we offer this stunning linen in a table runner as well, the overlay has continuously elevated weddings right before our eyes. Placing a simple white or ivory table linen under this overlay is sure to give your sweetheart table the right amount of sparkle, but placed over a black or colored table linen could take your table to the next level! Whichever way you choose, you just can’t go wrong!

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Sandra Bullock // E! Online via Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Colorblock Queen! We completely fawned over Sandra Bullock’s fashion risk at the Golden Globe Awards! Let it be known that this risk was worth the reward! At an award show where dresses are more pretty than bold, Sandra’s dress stood out, just like our Chevron With Navy Blue Runners do! With the warm weather coming around, we have found ourselves constantly pulling this fun linen for bride’s who want to spice up their guest tables! Don’t think that you have to choose a subtle napkin or flower color with this linen. . .go all out like our picture shows! In this case, we believe less more is more!

Check out more of our awesome specialty linens on our “Rentals” tab above and don’t forget to keep up with Waterford every day!

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Until next week!!
xo, Waterford

Waterford Wednesday!

Happy Waterford Wednesday!

We are SO pumped to be back on our blogging game and we can’t wait to keep everyone updated on the crazy and exciting happenings of Waterford! Whether or not you’re in the market for some amazing linens (which you totally should be!), trust us when we say that you’ll enjoy the weekly posts that we have planned!

Although spring has technically been here for about a month, it has definitely sprung in the past week and we are enjoying this gorgeous weather as we gear up for the busy summer ahead of us. In our world, we don’t have summer. . .we have wedding season. You know, the late spring and warm summer months where brides take advantage of the beautiful weather to get hitched? Yep, that’s when our crazy multiple events a day, extreme sash tying, precision linen laying, and everything in between really comes into play! As we (hopefully!) say goodbye to the cold, we’re at the top of our game, fully staffed with an amazing boss and group of girls, and moving full steam ahead as we take on our busiest event season since Waterford started. Thanks to the experience we got with our winter brides we couldn’t be more prepared for the exciting season ahead of us and we can’t wait to share each step of the way with you!

While you’ll get to hear about what we’ll be up to this summer in real time, we want to catch everyone up on 2 fun events that Waterford was involved in over the past couple of months!

VOW Bridal Show

Photo Feb 23, 10 36 05 AMDuring the winter, we are always thrilled to get creative and participate in the VOW Bridal Show! While we engage in many bridal shows throughout the year, we were so excited about the VOW show and seeing the amazing “Waterford Candyshop” we created, with the help of Alisa of Botanique Events, come to life! We ended up taking home the top awards from the show: Best in Show & People’s Choice Awards. We were so honored to receive these awards and really enjoyed getting to meet and work with so many new brides!

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A Crystal Clear Vision was our very first experience in hosting a bridal event! The event, a tabletop style, featured some of the best designers, wedding planners, and florists in the area showing off different reception style settings for bride’s viewing pleasure. We couldn’t have anticipated the immense amount of support we received and we can’t wait for our show to be featured in the spring/summer edition of the The Wedding Planner Magazine. You’ll have to check back when the issue comes out as we will be sharing tons of pictures and featuring all of the amazing designers that were a part of our special day! We are so blessed to be able to work with such amazing, talented professionals and we owe a huge thank you to Cedrick Harris with The Wedding Corner, Stage Right Lighting, Dragon Photo Studio, David Schwartz Photography, and the Double Tree of Virginia Beach for sponsoring our show!

So, now that you have a little peak into our world, we hope you’ll come back and join us every Wednesday as we update you on all things Waterford! Until then, keep up with us daily on
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Until next week!!
xo, Waterford

A Celebration of Life!

Waterford Event Rentals was proud to be a part of such an amazing celebration— a celebration of LIFE! Wesley, a cancer survivor, celebrated his end of chemo on April 27, 2013 at The Sports Hall of Fame in Portsmouth, VA. Cherry Blossom Weddings coordinated the event. Other amazing vendors that were present included Tara Liebeck Photography and Snapqube.

Wesley’s friends and family raised over $1500 for The Race for Hope Foundation…an organization that supports children battling cancer by spreading awareness to others. To learn more about how to donate to this group, visit www.racingforhopefoundation.org.

 

 

Must Ask Questions!

Must Ask Questions for Your Wedding.

Though it may seem a small detail, the linens you choose for your wedding make a huge difference on your big day.  Though many venues offer linens as part of their services, there are several important questions you must ask before agreeing to use their linens.

1) Are the linens included in the venue rental rate?

2) What are the size and shape of the tablecloths, and the tables?

3) What colors are available?

4) Are napkins included? If so, what size and colors?

5) What type of chairs and chair covers are offered?

After asking these questions, you should also ask to see the linens.  Some beautiful venues offer only simple cotton table squares, which will be of nice quality but unequal to elegance of the room.

For venues which provide linens or whose linens are inadequate for your needs,Waterford Event Rentals provides the best options!  With an extensive array of table cloths, overlays, runners and more, at an affordable price, Waterford Event Rentals will add splendor to your event!

Call us for an appointment! 757.448.5999!

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Congrats Austin and Melanie

Waterford Event Rentals spent part of Saturday, October 15th setting up sashes for Austin and Melanie at the Princess Anne Country Club.  A few weeks ago WER helped Missy of Antonia Christianson Events find the perfect apple green pintuck sash for Melanie and Austin’s wedding.

In the process of setting up we had the privilege of meeting David Schwartz of David Schwartz Photography. David even took the time to take a few shots of us working. Special thanks to him and everyone who made the set up beautiful. Congrats to the newlyweds!

Check out: www.davidschwartzphotography.com & www.antoniachristiansonevents.com

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experience the Waterford Way!