Waterford Wednesday: Stephanie’s Wedding!

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!
We are SO excited for today’s post, because it’s all about Stephanie’s wedding! Stephanie and Eddie got married earlier this month, and we’re thrilled to finally be able to share the pictures that Caitlin Gerres Photography captured, along with some inside scoop from the bride herself! Check out the mini interview we did with Stephanie below and some of our favorite shots!

What was your vision for your wedding?: It was very important for me to make our wedding enjoyable for everyone.  I wanted it to be classic, unique and romantic. I also wanted there to be a feeling of being outside in a vineyard (which is exactly what guests told me they felt!) Success!

After working in the linen industry, there was obviously a lot of interest in what linens you would choose! Was there one linen you absolutely had to have?: I wanted something that was unique and that hadn’t been in the market for long. So, when we got our new sequin floral overlays, it was the perfect opportunity for me to use something no one else had yet! Also, the sequin polka dot linens..those have been one of my favorites since I started working at Waterford.

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Guest Tables:
Khaki Poly & Sequin Floral Lace Overlay
Guest Tables: Ivory Petal
Head Table: Nude Sequin & Sequin Floral Lace Runners
Cake/Popcorn: Ivory Crinkle
DJ/Gift: Burgundy Poly
Cocktail: Sequin Polka Dot & Champagne Blush
Napkins: Khaki Poly & Burgundy Poly
Chargers: Glass Beaded & Gold
Chairs: Gold Chiavari

Did you plan every aspect of your wedding, or have help?: Working in the industry, I had a good idea of what I wanted and did not want for my wedding. When it came to planning and designing, I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it on my own…and I did just that! I had all of these visions in my head, and while the design and details were mostly mine, I would have nothing without the amazing vendors that I chose to help me. There were many times that I came into the Waterford office stressed, upset, and basically ready to give up. Thank God for Alyse and Rebecca because they were always there for me and always supported my ideas and were ready with advice!

Any last minute thoughts on your wedding?: Because of all the vendors involved (see below!), my friends and family, and of course my loving husband, I had the wedding of my dreams! And I am so grateful.

Vendor Love:
Venue: Sheraton VB Oceanfront | Coordination: Soirees by Lauren | Bridal Gown: Hayley Paige from The White Magnolia Bridal Salon | Bride’s Shoes: Jessica Simpson | Bridesmaids: Ava Clara Bridal | Cake: Incredible Edibles Bakery | DJ: Danny at Astro Entertainment | Favor: Tastebuds Popcorn | Florals: Botanique Events | Groom’s Attire: Mens Wearhouse | Hair & Makeup: Wink Salon | Lighting: Stage Right Lighting | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | Photography: Caitlin Gerres Photography | Rings: Madison Jewelers | Stationary: Paperdolls Design

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xo, Waterford!

Waterford Wednesday: Meet Our Staff!

It’s a very special Waterford Wednesday this week!
If you keep up with us on Facebook, you were the first to know about our photo shoot a couple weeks ago to get some updated group and head shots for our About Us page! We’ve welcomed many new girls since our last photo shoot and we are so excited to finally have all of our staff members represented on our website! This wedding season has been the busiest that we’ve ever experienced, so it was very important for us to build a strong team and we’ve been really fortunate to have found a great balance between every person! Julie Clyde Creative took our individual and group shots this year and we just love all of the gorgeous photos and memories she captured! The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek was the perfect spot to take our pictures (especially with that gorgeous blue backdrop!) and we’re sharing a few of our favorites…enjoy these shots!i-3Crb39B-Li-ZmngH97-LBoss Ladies
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Fun Waterford Fact: All 3 of our previous interns have become official Event Staff members!
i-tJSw6XN-Li-qrz3DdS-Li-J8ZLmqL-LThank you again to Julie for capturing all of these amazing shots, as well as the ones that we have featured on our About Us section of the website. Go check out our wonderful staff here and keep an eye out for some more updates to the website! We hope to do some updated Feature Friday: Staff Edition posts as well!

Don’t forget to keep up with us daily on our social media channels!
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xo, Waterford! 

Feature Friday: Rebecca Is Engaged!

It’s a very special Feature Friday post today!
If you follow us on Facebook, you’ve already seen the news…REBECCA IS ENGAGED! To say that we’ve been waiting for this day (along with most of the Hampton Roads wedding community!) is a huge understatement! Rebecca and her future hubs Cody are high school sweethearts who have been together for six (!) years, so this is such an exciting next step for them and we can’t wait to be right there with both of them through this whole process!
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We can’t wait to follow along with #thetinkhams through the planning process and after as they create a life together! A HUGE congratulations to the happy couple, and we hope they choose Waterford for their wedding linens 😉

Don’t forget to keep up with us daily on our social media channels!
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xo, Waterford!

Feature Friday: Heather Philbrick

We’re excited to have another Feature Friday: Staff Edition post for everyone today! We recently had a new addition to the Waterford family and today is all about our girl Heather! Check out her interview below and help us welcome her to our team!
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Age: 19

Position: Event Staff Member

How long have you been with Waterford: Since October!

College/Major: Communications major at Old Dominion University

Favorite WER memory: I haven’t been around for very long, but I would have to say our monthly staff meetings. I love getting to know everyone outside of work!

Describe yourself in 3 words: Responsible, Funny, Loving

Describe WER in 3 words: Personal, Professional, Unique

What do you love most about working at WER so far?: The family atmosphere! As soon as I was hired, I felt like a part of the team. The girls are so welcoming and loving!

Favorite Linen: I absolutely love the all of the sequins linens!

Favorite Sash Tie: Oh my…learning the different ways to tie sashes has been so fun. I would say the wrap around center bow is my favorite so far!

What linen trends are you loving this wedding season?: Wedding season was starting to slow down when I was hired, but I love when brides use specialty linens on sweetheart tables.

If you aren’t working, where would we find you on the weekend?: At the beach or with my little brother!

What is your favorite part of the setup process at an event?: I love that I get to help a bride’s special day come together! Looking at the finished product is always a great feeling.

What is the most significant thing you’ve learned from working in the event industry so far?: I’ve learned that anything can go wrong during a setup/breakdown. It is important to be prepared for the unexpected.

Don’t forget to check back with us each Friday as we feature our newest linens and products! To “meet” previously featured staff members, click below:
Rebecca Norfleet // Office Manager
Alivia Urquhart // Blogger
Kendal Hersh // Lead Event Staff
Hayley Hightower // Lead Event Staff & Intern
Hannah Burmeister // Lead Event Staff
Stephanie Laria // Event Staff
Brooke Webster // Event Staff
Ariana Spencer // Event Staff
Aidan Waters // Event Staff
Morgan Rushin // Event Staff
Madi Say // Event Staff

xo, Waterford!

Waterford Wednesday: A Day With Rebecca

Happy Wednesday, friends!
We’ve got a super fun Waterford Wednesday post for you today! Remember last summer when we put together our video, “A Day With Waterford,” where we followed some of our event staff girls through a setup and breakdown? Well, today we’re excited to share “A Day With Rebecca!” Our amazing General Manager, Rebecca Norfleet, took some snapshots of her Tuesday so everyone could get a little “inside look” into her world of all things Waterford!

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We’ve been super busy lately, so Tuesday started off with a peaceful drive to the office before the craziness of the day began. . .those beautiful Chesapeake back roads never get old! Check out that overview of Rebecca’s scheduled meetings and events for October. . .absolutely insane! If you follow us on Instagram, you saw the happy mail we received today with our The Knot Hall of Fame award, and of course, no day at the Waterford office is complete without some client design consultations. We love the classic black and white colors this bride was going for!

image2After the busy morning, a surprise flower delivery and organizing papers on our new shelving {keep up with our new office progress at #waterfordofficeupgrade} was on the agenda! We always have a few random specialty linens hanging around after client meetings, and todays culprit was our black Rosette!

image4Tuesday’s always end on a high note when you get to prep some gorgeous neutral and sparkly linens for a sweet Woman’s Club of Portsmouth bride and attend a #757TuesdaysTogether at Bluebird’s Garage! We love joining all of these various creatives as we chat and encourage one another with the “community over competition” mindset!

Don’t forget to check back this Friday for our Feature Friday post! Check out our latest post here!

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xo, Waterford!

Feature Friday: Alyse Conyers

We’re down to our last Feature Friday: Staff Edition post
and it’s a very special one! Waterford would be nothing (literally!) without our fearless leader and ultimate boss lady, Alyse! Many of you know her quite well as the woman who runs the Waterford show, but check out her interview below for some in depth
information about how this crazy Waterford journey started!
View More: http://robkorbphotography.pass.us/waterford-2015Name: Alyse Lorraine Conyers

Age: Ummm really??!! Young…VERY young. 🙂

Position: Owner

How long has Waterford been in business?: Since March 22, 2011

College/Major: Degree in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources from Old Dominion University

Did you always plan on starting your own business, specifically in the wedding industry?: Never! After college I worked for a mutual fund company for a few years then accepted a position with Norfolk Southern’s Human Resources department. At NS I helped coordinate training events for hundreds of employees that came through weekly and also helped with recruiting. I loved that job, however after I had my daughter in 2010 I had the opportunity to be a “stay at home mother.” Well, it wasn’t long before I found myself desiring more – don’t get me wrong…my kids are my #1, but there’s just something about being a business woman and a true entrepreneur that makes me extremely happy (I must get this from my father).
So — I found myself wanting more, so what did I do? Gosh, I don’t think many know this… I started selling my old stuff on eBay, haha! When I got instant gratification from having this “business” I knew I better start coming up with a better life plan (after about 2 months I was out of stuff to sell – haha). I knew I loved events from my previous position at NS, and knew the wedding industry fascinated me (as it does to most women who have been a bride before). So I began to brainstorm with a friend (and the co founder of Waterford Event Rentals), Hollie Albright, of businesses that would involve events, and even better…weddings.
Hollie and I are extremely detail oriented and find passion in design. We appreciate the details. We notice the details. So when it came time to come up with an aspect of the wedding industry to start a business in, we knew it had to be something that was a fine and luxurious detail. We thought chair covers and sashes would be that perfect detail.
We never thought this would be a full time job, rather something to keep our minds stimulated and for me – a way to get out of the house a bit. Well…it took off…it took off FAST. I could go into great detail about the struggles around having to be the product purchaser, cleaner, ironer, person that delivered & set-up, and broke down events etc. but this is already far too lengthy. Even through all the struggles and constant growing pains, I knew Waterford Event Rentals was the something missing in my life.

If you had to pick, what’s the most exciting change WER has had since it was established?: GETTING EMPLOYEES! I can’t even begin to explain the sleepless nights prior to having a wonderful staff. Imagine a mother with a brand new baby…TIMES 5 MILLION!

Where do you see Waterford in the next couple of years: Honestly, I can’t even believe Waterford is where it is today. We are expanding daily (literally) and in the next couple years I foresee new product and new designs…always keeping up with trends and fresh approach to business. Who knows, maybe even delivery jets! We just got another warehouse…I never thought that would be possible, so why not jets? We could totally purchase jets in a few years.

Favorite WER Memory: The moment I stopped and looked around the “A Crystal Clear Vision” event this past March and realized that I (with the help of MANY others) put on an event of that caliber. I still remember exactly where I was in the ballroom. Surreal.

Favorite Employee (just kidding!): Bahaha… Gosh – I love my staff! I often stay up on weekend nights waiting to get a text that everyone has arrived home safely. Waterford employees are like family to me!

Describe yourself in 3 words: Ambitious, Compassionate, Responsible

Describe WER in 3 words: Invincible, Inspiring, Brilliant

Favorite Linen: Way too many to choose…gosh if I had to pick one…a classic Shantung Silk in a soft color.

Favorite Sash Tie: Four Corner Knot with a chiffon sash

You’ve been a part of hundreds of weddings providing linens, is there any particular linen or trend you would incorporate in your own wedding if you could go back?: I loved the linens for my wedding, but I would have done a different sash tie. Back then (aka pre Waterford) the only tie option you ever really saw was the standard bow.

We all know that running a business is a 24 hour job, but where would we find you on a rare day off?: Spending time with my sweet girls (Ella & Ronni) and my husband Steve – usually out and about. We love to shop and go to dinner with family.

Craziest experience: I’m laughing out loud thinking about all of the staff meeting at the laundry mat and looking around and realizing we were taking over the whole place! The people there must have thought we were crazy! I don’t miss cleaning all of our chair covers!

What is the most significant thing you’ve learned from owning your own company: That change is inevitable and there will never be a set of processes that will remain the same. In business things are constantly evolving…you can choose to persevere or be a thing of the past!

What advice would you give to someone who wants to work in the wedding industry?: It isn’t always roses and butterflies- myself as well as other vendor friends work LONGGG hours and have to do some unrewarding things sometimes to keep our businesses going.

Top 3 things you look for in an employee: Someone who is flexible, enthusiastic, and responsible.

Don’t forget to check back with us each Friday as we feature new specialty linens!
To “meet” previously featured staff members, click below:
Rebecca Norfleet // Office Manager
Alivia Urquhart // Blogger
Kendal Hersh // Lead Event Staff
Hayley Hightower // Lead Event Staff & Intern
Hannah Burmeister // Lead Event Staff
Stephanie Laria // Event Staff
Brooke Webster // Event Staff
Ariana Spencer // Event Staff
Aidan Waters // Event Staff
Morgan Rushin // Event Staff
Madi Say // Event Staff

xo, Waterford!

Feature Friday: Madi Say

We’re back again for our Feature Friday: Staff Edition! We’re excited to introduce you to one of our newer Event Staff Members, Madi! Keep reading below to learn more about Madi and her time at Waterford so far!
View More: http://robkorbphotography.pass.us/waterford-2015
Name:
Madi Say

Age: Only a few months shy of the big 2-1!

Position: Event Staff

How long have you been with Waterford?: Only since June of this year, but it feels like I’ve known my fellow employees for years!

College/Major: I attend JMU where I’m majoring in Studio Media Arts & Design with a concentration in Integrated Advertising & Corporate Communications.

Favorite WER Memory: Probably the time Alyse cooked an amazing pasta dinner at our staff meeting. I mean who doesn’t love food, am I right?!

Describe yourself in 3 words: Creative, Down-to-earth, Loving

Describe WER in 3 words: Driven, Skilled, Hard-working

What do you love most about working at WER?: I love the fact that I just joined the staff and already I feel right at home. I’m not intimidated to ask questions and everyone is so sweet and outgoing that there is never a dull moment.

Favorite Linen: Wow, can I say all? I absolutely love just about any linen that is ivory or champagne or follows a neutral theme. However, when you add a specialty linen such as a petal or rosette on mesh it can really make it pop!

Favorite Sash Tie: The four corner bow, just because it’s unique, but still classy.

What linen trend are you loving this wedding season?: I never would have though about sequin linens for a wedding, however, it looks absolutely amazing when people use it for a present or dessert table! It gives it that extra umph without going overboard.

If you aren’t working, where would we find you on the weekend?: Beach of course!

Craziest setup OR breakdown story: This was actually a hilarious story and the staff at the Holiday Inn were probably cracking up the whole time. Hayley and I were doing a setup and just as we got there, there was a huge downpour of rain. We tried using groceries bags to cover ourselves but it was no use. We looked like we had jumped in their pool!

What is your favorite part of the setup process at an event?: I love seeing how the venue looked before and after we’ve added our special touch to it 😉

What is the most significant thing you’ve learned from working in the event industry?: One very specific thing I’ve learned from WER is that sometimes not everything goes as planned so you may have to adjust at times in order to make someone’s special day unforgettable!

Don’t forget to check back with us each Friday as we feature and introduce
you to our Waterford staff members!
To “meet” previously featured staff members, click below:
Rebecca Norfleet // Office Manager
Alivia Urquhart // Blogger
Kendal Hersh // Lead Event Staff
Hayley Hightower // Lead Event Staff & Intern
Hannah Burmeister // Lead Event Staff
Stephanie Laria // Event Staff
Brooke Webster // Event Staff
Ariana Spencer // Event Staff
Aidan Waters // Event Staff
Morgan Rushin // Event Staff

xo, Waterford!

Feature Friday: Morgan Rushin

It’s another Feature Friday: Staff Edition! You’ve almost met all of the wonderful ladies that make up our Waterford family, and today we’re adding Morgan to that list! Check out her interview below to see how she went from our Spring 2015 Intern to one of our Event Staff Members!
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Name: Morgan Rushin

Age: 21

Position: Spring 2015 Intern & Event Staff

How long have you been with Waterford?: I started interning for Waterford in January and became an Event Staff member in May.

How was the transition from being an Intern into an Event Staff member?: When transitioning to Event Staff I wasn’t really sure what to expect. My internship involved me doing a lot of newsletters, invoices, and behind the scenes stuff, so I never realized how much the girls need to pay attention to detail and that it’s really easy to make honest mistakes. Being an Event Staff member definitely helped me learn so much about linens and what it takes to make an event perfect.

What was the coolest thing you got to do while interning at WER?: I got to shadow an event planner, Missy Christianson, from Antonia Christianson Events! It was really exciting to see what a day in the life of an event planner was like. Although it can be somewhat stressful, I realized that making a bride’s wedding day run smoothly and perfect is definitely worth the stress!

College/Major: I go to Old Dominion University and am majoring in Marketing with a minor in Philosophy.

Favorite WER Memory: That time I got a free lunch! Rebecca’s boyfriend sent her Jimmy John’s to the office, but she was off that day so she let me have it. (:

Describe yourself in 3 words: Hardworking, Driven, Kind

Describe WER in 3 words: Professional, Dedicated, Growing

What do you love most about working at WER?: I love how professional and organized Alyse & Rebecca are. Out of all of my internships this was definitely my favorite one! I truly enjoyed going to work and would be willing to go above and beyond their expectations. The great thing is that all the girls are so nice and the Waterford family is so close!

Favorite Linen: Our Petal linens!

Favorite Sash Tie: Center Bow

If you aren’t working, where would we find you on the weekend?: You would find me out at a restaurant trying new foods or home watching TV!

What is the most significant thing you’ve learned from interning and now being an Event Staff member at Waterford?: I learned that the industry is not easy, especially for event planners. Making an event perfect takes A LOT of work. People don’t realize that in order to set up or breakdown an event you have to call venues and get time slots and sometimes we only have an hour or two to set up. I’ve learned a lot about paying attention to detail as well. Before working for Waterford I never really noticed linens and how much they make a huge difference! I also learned a lot about myself, and what I want to do later on in life. I have a lot of interest in the event planning industry and would love to do corporate events in the future!

Don’t forget to check back with us each Friday as we feature and introduce
you to our Waterford staff members!
To “meet” previously featured staff members, click below:
Rebecca Norfleet // Office Manager
Alivia Urquhart // Blogger
Kendal Hersh // Lead Event Staff
Hayley Hightower // Lead Event Staff & Intern
Hannah Burmeister // Lead Event Staff
Stephanie Laria // Event Staff
Brooke Webster // Event Staff
Ariana Spencer // Event Staff
Aidan Waters // Event Staff

xo, Waterford!

Feature Friday: Aidan Waters

We’re back for another Feature Friday: Staff Edition! Today is all about Aidan, one of our Event Staff members. We’re so thankful that she’s one of our local college girls who will be with us throughout the fall and winter! Check out her interview below!
View More: http://robkorbphotography.pass.us/waterford-2015
Name:
Aidan Waters

Age: 19

Position: Event Staff

How long have you been with Waterford?: I was hired in January of this year!

 College/Major: I go to Old Dominion University and I’m majoring in Elementary Education

Describe yourself in 3 words: Funny, Outgoing, Caring 

Describe WER in 3 words: Professional, Astounding, Devoted

What do you love most about working at WER?: I love being able to be a part of the brides day, and having the opportunity to make her day so special and beautiful.

Favorite Linen: Rosette on Mesh

Favorite Sash Tie: Chiffon Weave

What linen trend are you loving this wedding season?: I’m loving the purple trend! I’ve seen so many different shades of of purple used this summer.

If you aren’t working, where would we find you on the weekend?: You’d most likely find me at the beach!

Craziest setup story: Definitely the time Kendal and I had a set up in Newport News, and there was SO many chair covers, sashes, table linens and chargers that it was overwhelming! But, after 6 hours it was fulfilling to see how beautiful the reception looked with all the centerpieces!

What is your favorite part of the setup process at an event?: I love tying sashes! Making a perfect bow is the best feeling!

What is the most significant thing you’ve learned from working in the event industry?: I’ve definitely learned how to be more innovative with event ideas and I’ve had to learn to be quick on my feet because sometimes issues come up and you have to think fast and creatively to solve them.

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Don’t forget to check back with us each Friday as we feature and introduce
you to our Waterford staff members!
To “meet” previously featured staff members, click below:
Rebecca Norfleet // Office Manager
Alivia Urquhart // Blogger
Kendal Hersh // Lead Event Staff
Hayley Hightower // Lead Event Staff & Intern
Hannah Burmeister // Lead Event Staff
Stephanie Laria // Event Staff
Brooke Webster // Event Staff
Ariana Spencer // Event Staff

xo, Waterford!

Feature Friday: Ariana Spencer

Welcome back to another Feature Friday: Staff Edition!
We’ve got another awesome Waterford member to introduce you to today. Keep reading below to meet Ariana, one of our Event Staff members who we adore!
View More: http://robkorbphotography.pass.us/waterford-2015Name: Ariana Spencer

Age: 17

Position: Event Staff

How long have you been with Waterford?: I was hired in December of 2014, so about 8 months

College/Major: I’m a senior at Hickory High. . .not quite there yet, haha!

Favorite WER Memory: My favorite memory would have to be all of our team meetings. It’s so fun being with everyone and catching up and just enjoying each other and our job!

Describe yourself in 3 words: Outgoing, Caring, Joyful

Describe WER in 3 words: Loving, Professional, Amazing!

What do you love most about working at WER?: Definitely the bond all of us have, it’s not just a boss, manager, and coworkers; it’s literally friends that feel like family and such amazing women who I look up to in every way!

Favorite Linen: This is so hard, but I would have to go with our Champagne Sequins!

Favorite Sash Tie: I love a wrap around obi, it’s so pretty!

What linen trend are you loving this wedding season?: This is my first wedding season, but I would have to say having so much variety and not just one linen throughout, mixing up Sequins and Rossete is one of my favorite combos!

If you aren’t working, where would we find you on the weekend?: At the beach or hanging out with my awesome friends, family, and boyfriend!

Craziest setup story: Oh lord! Probably when me and Brooke had to tie over a hundred sashes and lay chair covers in 45 minutes! It was so crazy yet so rewarding when we finished!

What is your favorite part of the setup process at an event?: Definitely comparing what the venue looked like before and then comparing it to after we’ve added our touch!

What is the most significant thing you’ve learned from working in the event industry?: Working in the wedding industry has taught me about time management and how important it is to ALWAYS be on time! Things are crazy and always changing so it’s good to just be prepared for anything.

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Don’t forget to check back with us each Friday as we feature and introduce
you to our Waterford staff members!
To “meet” previously featured staff members, click below:
Rebecca Norfleet // Office Manager
Alivia Urquhart // Blogger
Kendal Hersh // Lead Event Staff
Hayley Hightower // Lead Event Staff & Intern
Hannah Burmeister // Lead Event Staff
Stephanie Laria // Event Staff
Brooke Webster // Event Staff

xo, Waterford!

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