Wonderful Williamsburg Wedding

Back in June we were chosen to help bring an incredible vision to life! Madi and Tanner got married at the Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg, then headed to the Williamsburg Inn for their reception. The outcome…. AMAZING.The linens shown here are the elegant silver jacquard which we used for the first time with this wedding! We love the subtle pattern that still makes the reception stand out like no other. The centerpieces were kept simple with a beautiful boa and some flowers and a few candles scattered throughout.We just had to show you a close up of these place settings. I mean how cute are these monogrammed napkins?!? We are OBSESSED. Each guest had their napkin folded hanging off the table to display the bride and groom’s monogram. Such a brilliant touch added to this sophisticated wedding. We also are just loving how the gold on their menu card pairs perfectly with our gold glass beaded chargers.Another close up of the guest tables’ centerpieces that were super simple but added the perfect touch to every table.Ok, this is head table is TO. DIE. FOR. The backdrop included three full walls of greenery with the most beautiful monogram in the center. Notice the flowers used here also match all the tables for the reception which makes us love it even more! This was such a fun wedding to be a part of and we love how the linen choices made Madi’s special day stand out.Wishing these William & Mary grads nothing but the best!

Vendor Shoutouts:

Planner: Wedding Company of Williamsburg | Venue: Williamsburg Inn | Photography: Luke & Ashley Photography | Lighting: Stage Right Lighting | Florals: Flower Cupboard | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | Chairs & Dance Floor: Big Top Entertainment | Dress: Hayley Paige | Bar Rentals & Decor: Paisley & Jade | Band: New Royals Band | Trolley: Taylor’s Trolleys & Williamsburg Chauffeur & Richmond Trolley | Makeup & Hair: Jennifer Saunders Bridal | Paper Products: Cardinal and Straw | Wood Monogram: Yorkview Design | String Quartet: Jamestown Strings

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October Wedding Flashback

With all the craziness that comes with fall wedding season, we were a part of so many incredible weddings! One of the most amazing weddings we have been a part of took place at the Half Moone. Taylor & Tiasha had over 300 guests to celebrate their big day. And the photos from this wedding are TO. DIE. FOR.The ceremony began with over 300 of our gold chiavari chairs in the Vista Room at the Half Moone.This amazing floral archway made it’s debut at the ceremony and was a show stopper for the rest of the night. I mean, do you see this beauty???The bride and groom added white chiavari chairs topped with a four corner knot to make sure they were to stand out at their head table.The head table was kept neutral and really came alive with the beautiful deep pinks in the floral and the milania sequins runner.Guest tables were topped with tropical leaves and stayed consistent with the pinks and reds scattered throughout.Each of the place settings included a gold acrylic charger with a napkin folded across it topped with a name card.Taylor and Tiasha, we thank you for including us in your big day! We had so much fun making this vision come to life and wish you nothing but happiness.

Vendor Shoutouts:

Photography: Dragon Studio Photography | Planning: Antonia Christianson Events | Catering: Cuisine & Co. | Lighting: Stage Right Lighting | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | DJ: Boardwalk Photo Booth Company | Cinematography: Media Aesthetics | Floral: Palette of Petals | Cake: Silver Spoon Bakery | Cocktail Hour Music: Eclipse Jazz Quartet | Stationary: River City Graphics | Valet: Express Valet | Bridal & Groom Attire: Nazranaa | Hair & Makeup: The Makeup School

This vendor team was off the chain!!

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Meet The Team!

Hey there! It’s Thanksgiving Eve, so what better way to give thanks to our amazing team than with a “Meet the Team” blog! We have reached the end of the fall wedding season and our team KILLED it this fall. We just want to personally thank each and every one of them for working extremely hard these fall months.

In June we had our annual staff photo shoot with the lovely Misty Saves The Day! We wanted to share some of the amazing pictures with you and give you a chance to meet the team.Our first staff member is probably a familiar, friendly face that most of you have seen. She is our fearless leader and owner of Waterford, Alyse. Alyse has been running the company for almost 10 years and has seen the company grow year after year. She is the rock of Waterford and we could not do what we do without her.Next up is Waterford’s OG, Heather. She has been with Waterford for 4 years now and is responsible for everything that is done in the warehouse prepping for events. Heather knows the warehouse like the back of her hand and has been working full time since she graduated from Old Dominion University last year. Heather excels with organization and her knowledge of product and venue layouts.Cassie is one of our event staff members that has been with us the longest. ANDDDD it’s her birthday!!!  Happy birthday Cassie! We are so thankful for everything you do. Not only does Cassie rock it on events, she works throughout the week during those busy months to help us stay ahead of the game. Cassie is a student at Old Dominion University with the hopes to go to grad school to be a Physician Assistant. We are so thankful to have this amazing girl on our team all year round!
Megan is another one of our event staff members that has been around for quite some time. Although Megan is only part part time for us now, she comes in clutch during those insane weekends where we really need her helping hands. If you have seen Megan at events then you know she is a pro when it comes to tying bows and puts a lot of attention to detail in every setup she is a part of.Brookelin joined our team in the spring and has been the glue that keeps the office staff and event staff on the same page. Brookelin knows her way around the event world and has been working in the event industry for more than 5 years. When she is not working, she is probably working out or playing with her nephew. Without Brookelin, we would not have that vital information that we need to make sure event setups go off without a hitch!Our first delivery staff member is Victor and he has been with Waterford through the spring and fall craziness this year! Contrary to the saying, Vic insists on “working harder not smarter”. You can see Vic at just about all of our chair setups/deliveries without the use of a dolly. Not only does Vic get the heavy lifting done so the Waterford girls don’t have to, he also goes on our deliveries and pickups during the week when it’s extra busy around the warehouse.Bryce is the second half to our delivery dynamic duo. Bryce has been with Waterford since the spring and has helped us in times of need when it comes to chairs, chairs, and more chairs. Whether it’s a 100 chair weekend or a 300 chair weekend, Bryce is always ready to work and get the job done. Bryce is finishing his last year at Hickory High School and plans to go into the military post graduation.Caitlin is another crucial member to our event staff and helps us in major times of need on the weekends and throughout the week. Caitlin is a Richmond native and is attending college at Old Dominion University. Caitlin has been with us since the spring and has fallen in love with the event industry ever since.Kayla is the final member of our team and has been working so hard since she joined the team in May. She works full time in the warehouse with Heather and the two of them work effortlessly together to get the job done. Kayla is new to the event industry and does everything she can to learn all there is to know. We love the positive energy and eagerness to learn that Kayla brings to the team.

Welp, that’s all folks! We have the best team ever and we couldn’t imagine it any other way. Everyone works so hard to get the job done and the outcome is always a beautiful one. At your next event, keep an eye out for our team and watch how we get the job done! We are thankful today and every day for this team. Waterford wishes you all an amazing Thanksgiving with friends and family.

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Summer Stripes With A Hint of Green

We hope you are staying warm as we get into that chilly fall/winter time frame. With the weather getting colder we’ve been thinking more and more about some of our favorite summer weddings! We are taking it back to a wedding we were a part of a while back at the Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club. Laura was not afraid to step outside the box and we are still obsessed with the outcome!

Laura chose to keep the color scheme classic and let the black and white stripes do their magic! Her head table consisted of our black and white striped runner with white polyester napkins under gold glass beaded chargers and gold chiavari chairs. It’s safe to say this head table is bringing back all the summer feels.

A close up of her place setting gives you a little hint of that greenery in the menu card that really sets everything off. If you haven’t thought of a polished way to reel in all of your wedding colors yet- we highly suggest doing so with your menu cards. It’s the perfect way to show your guests that you have thought about every single detail to make your big day one you have always dreamed of!

For the guest tables, Laura chose a white polyester linen paired with a black and white stripe napkin. We love that she used these super fun napkins to contrast the striped runners used on her head table.

Laura had a beautiful reception with all of her details pairing together perfectly. It didn’t take much for her to achieve a summer vibe at her wedding- just some stripes and awesome greenery!

We look forward to meeting with all of our future brides and making your wish come true. Schedule an appointment today to see all our showroom has to offer and more.

Vendor Shoutouts:

Venue: Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club | Planner: Sunkissed Events | Photography: Melissa Kilner Photography | Floral: Roost Flowers | Makeup: BlushTones | Hair: Flawless On Site | Music: 757 Strings VA

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Simple but Modern Vibes

Looking back at this aaaamazing wedding we had at the Chrysler Museum of Art back in the spring. We just love the colors and use of greenery that pair perfectly with the classic vibes of the Chrysler. Kristina chose to keep her colors to a minimum and stuck with ivory, black, and a whole lot of greenery. The design of these guest tables is something some of our girls have never seen and still talk about.

The linens used here include our ivory majestic paired with our black polyester napkins. We love the little bit of texture that majestic can bring to your guest tables.

As we’ve mentioned before- we are huge fans of mismatching centerpieces. While both centerpieces are beautiful, they are dramatic and make a statement in their own ways. On the round tables, a tall black floral stand was used topped with only the most beautiful greenery. On the other hand, the long rectangular tables were draped with an incredibly long and gorgeous garland. We adore how well these two looks complement each other.

On her sweetheart table Kristina added a touch of gold in her table decor with the small geometric votive holders and the use of our gold glass beaded chargers. Remember chargers are a perfect touch of color to add to your sweetheart table or even the guest tables!

A tiny detail that made sure to catch our eye were these super cute acrylic name plates personalized not only for the bride and groom but all the guests too. How cute is that! We love to be a part of weddings where the bride steps outside the box or shows us something we’ve never seen before.

The perfect finishing touch to this beautiful reception is the wedding cake topped with a tiny bit of gold and greenery. A simple satin ivory linen was chosen and is a perfect accent to all that comes with this cake. The gold flakes are our favorite part!

Vendor Shoutouts:

Venue: Chrysler Museum of Art | Photographer: Jessica Ryan Photography | Coordinator: Golden Luxe Events| Caterers: Cuisine and Company | DJ: Astro Entertainment | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | Centerpieces: Black Iris Florist | Draping: Classy Event Rentals | Officiant: Evan Poe | Ice Art: Ice Art VA | Makeup: BlushTones | Hair: The Hair Days | Transportation: High Life Limousine

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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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Fall 2019’s Hottest Color- Ice Blue

This year we have seen quite the increase in a new beautiful shade of blue. Ice blue is here and won’t be leaving any time soon! This shade of blue is so subtle that you can use it to cover all your guest tables without wondering if it’s too much color.

Putting extra thought into your linen choice is a great way to incorporate your wedding colors into your reception, whether that’s with your main wedding color or accent color. Letting the main colors of your wedding shine with your floral arrangements allows the accent color to come out in the linen, making for the perfect combo! This wedding at The Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club shows just that.

This photo shows you the beautiful blushes and neutrals in a small, intimate floral arrangement. These flowers paired with the blue linens and gold votives has us in love. The linens used are our matte satin ice blue along with our slate blue polyester napkins, and don’t forget the beautiful gold acrylic chargers!

We love these guest tables paired with our gold chiavari chairs. If you notice the bride chose to switch up the style of her centerpiece into a more modern, dramatic centerpiece on every other table. We love that centerpieces can be different from table to table but still showcase your wedding colors beautifully.

Each guest table looked stunning and the attention to detail was impeccable. The napkin fold is a trifold on top of the chargers really allowing that slate blue to pop in a clean and elegant way.

Vendor Shoutouts:

Venue: Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club | Planner: Emily Weddings |Photographer: Tara Liebeck Photography | Florist: Palette of PetalsDJ/Band: The Adrian Duke ProjectCeremony + Cocktail Hour Music: And I Love Her ViolinsLighting: Blue SteelRentals: Waterford Event RentalsHair: Hair It IsMakeup: Kim PorterCake: Incredible EdiblesBridal Gown: Studio I DoBridesmaid Dresses: After Six, Dessy GroupMenswear: Beecroft & Bull Invitations/ Paper Supplies: Jacobson’s Fine Paper

 

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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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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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