Waterford Wednesday: 2019 Pantone Color of the Year

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!

The Pantone Color of the Year announcement is always one of our favorite ways to close the year.  Last week, the team at Pantone made their big reveal and we are quite excited about their decision.  The color for 2019 is Living Coral!

There is a lot of time and thought that goes into choosing the color of year.  With that being said, the color for 2019 needed to best reflect society’s greatest need.  Because we live in a world where digital technology and social media are almost a necessity in communicating with those around us, we, as a result, crave authenticity and intimacy.  Thus, Pantone’s choice for 2019 fulfills this desire by choosing a color the promotes connections and immersive experiences.  Specifically, “socialable and spirited, the engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity”, embracing warmth and comfort in an ever-changing society (Pantone).

Photo : Leigh Skaggs Photography

Here at Waterford, this choice of vibrancy seen by utilizing Living Coral proves to be a statement piece at any type of event.  Playing off of the natural elements of its surrounding environment, Living Coral encourages the continuous change in society by effortlessly fusing the old with the new.  It’s desired, familiar, and energizing to say the least!

When adding a touch of color to your event, you must first decide on how you want your guests to feel as they enter, interact during, and depart afterwards.  By choosing such the lighthearted and welcoming color like Living Coral, you leave your guests feeling at home and comforted beyond measure!  Make sure you check out our inventory of Living Coral for your 2019 wedding, event, or special party by calling us at (757) 448-5999.

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Waterford Wednesday: Elise & Thomas Wedding

Happy December friends!

It’s been a whole month since we received this piece of treasure in our inbox and we have been dying to share it with you!  Elise and Thomas’ wedding at the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club proved to be truly breathtaking and awe-inspiring!  Their choice of linens and unique final touches made this an unforgettable wedding.  Additionally, collaborating with these two gems, Emily Weddings and Caroline Lima Photography was a complete dream.  Take a look at some of our favs from Elise and Thomas’ special day:

 By choosing the Crushed Velvet Grey and Matte Satin Ice Blue linens for their reception, Elise and Thomas completed their look for this natural wedding.  The pops of gold from the chargers added dimension and complexity while still maintaining a high level of elegance.  So, if you’re planning your next Fall/Winter event and want to rise above the normalcy of warm color tones, be bold and order these glamorous Crushed Velvet Grey and Matte Satin Ice Blue linens.  We can guarantee that it will be an event to remember!

Great job to all vendors involved:
Photography: Caroline Lima // Event Planner: Emily Weddings // Venue: Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club // Videographer: JPixx // Floral Design: Parties for Particular People // Linens and Chargers: Waterford Event Rentals // Chairs: Distinctive Event Rentals // Lighting: Blue Steel Professional Lighting // Photo Booth: Snapqube // Cake: Incredible Edibles Bakery // Band: The Silver Bullets // Bridal Gown: Mikaella Bridal // Ladies’ Attire: Lulus // Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse // Limousine: Sand Shark Limos // Gentlemen’s Transportation: Orange Peel

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Waterford Wednesday: Blush Sequins Linen

2019 is right around the corner and you may be thinking, “Where did the year go?!”

If you’re like us and still dumbfounded how fast Fall flew by, make sure you take some time to start thinking about next year.  What events do you have planned or wish to host?  What items can you check off your list, now, before the new year begins?

LINENS!  If you know your venue and color scheme, linens are the next item to complete on your “check-list”.  One of our favs that compliments so many floral patterns is our Blush Sequins.

Uniquely, lighting plays a huge part in highlighting this sequin showstopper.  As you can see below, depending on how you utilize your lights for your event, this linen can look more blush or more champagne.

Photography: Caitlin Gerres Photography    Floral: Isha Foss Events

Planner: Antonia Christianson Events   Venue: The Chrysler Museum of Art

This sweetheart table turns heads!  The simple elegance of the linen complimented by the natural and earthy tones surrounded it adds a special touch to the lovely wedded couple’s table.

Photography: Kirstyn Marie Photography   Floral: Kelly Gish Floral Designs    Venue Hilton Norfolk THE MAIN

If you wondering how to play off of a particular carpet pattern but still add some sparkle, this blush linen proves to be perfect for your guests’ tables.  Additionally, Blush Sequins pairs wells with matte satin, khaki majestic, and many more linens.

Check out 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 – Why We’re Thankful

Since Waterford Event Rentals (WER) opened its doors in 2010, the events world has forever been redefined and changed.  From Day 1, WER has gone the extra mile to ensure each client receives the most excellent and pristine care before, during, and after their event.  With that in mind, you might be wondering how we do it.  How do we seamlessly and flawlessly make sure your event runs smoothly and ultimately brings your vision to life?  It starts with a great team and leader!  This week we want to take some time to focus on several key players from our team who make each event a success and, in addition, share how WER has radically changed their lives:

Meet Brigitte – Events/Admin Coordinator

“I have grown so much as a person and employee since I first started with Waterford Event Rentals back in May of 2016.  During my senior year of college, I began looking for an internship in the special events industry and came across WER on social media.  Soon after hearing about this company, I realized what a strong and influential leader they are in the community.  On top of that, they even offered summer internships!  Upon completing my internship, I started working as an administrative coordinator with WER, where I am further developing my knowledge and understanding of the events world.

Essentially, WER changed my life!  The lessons learned and skills gained, since joining the team back in 2016, have increased my overall talents and professional capabilities.  Why, you might ask?  Because WER taught me to focus on our clients.  We want each customer to feel as if they are family and to ultimately have the easiest and most relaxing experience from start to finish.  Each team member sees your event as their event, ensuring high quality and ultimate satisfaction.”

Meet Megan – Events Staff

“With celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow, I look back and reminisce on all that I am grateful for in my life, with one of those being Waterford Event Rentals.  For as long as I can remember, I have had a strong passion for planning and decorating.  When I discovered WER two years ago, I knew I wanted to be a part of this amazing company.  Since then, my knowledge and capabilities have grown drastically, vastly learning more about the wedding and events industry than I ever thought possible.  WER’s attention to detail and emphasis to always go the extra mile constantly remind me of the standard of excellence each of our team members hold themselves to.  This proves to be a company where not only do I have great co-workers, but I have also gained additional family!”

Meet Grace – Events Staff

“I started at WER as a summer intern earlier this year and have since gained so many more friends.  Because Alyse, Rebecca, and Brigitte took the time to invest in me from the beginning, I quickly caught on to the “Waterford Way” of ensuring the perfection and precision in every client’s event.  Like Brigitte, I was also offered a permanent position upon completion of my 400+ internship hours with WER, where I am learning even more!  Since joining the team during the summer, I have come to respect and love Waterford Event Rentals.  WER truly does care about their clients’ dreams and visions, mixing and mingling thousands of products in their inventory together to best meet their clients’ needs.  Prior to being an intern and employee, I had very little knowledge of the “behind the scenes” portion of an event; however, now, I get to see firsthand just how much work goes into making every event flawless!”

As you can see, Waterford Event Rentals changed each of these ladies’ lives, helping mold and grow them more into strong, professional, and creative event producers!  So, on behalf of the Events Staff team, we say thank you WER for investing in each of us!  Happy Thanksgiving to all!  Enjoy a festive time full of holiday cheer with friends and loved ones, while reminding yourselves what you are truly thankful for!

 Share in the comments below what you’re thankful for and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
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Waterford Wednesday: Why Rent?

Weddings are expensive!  You might have heard that rumor a time or two, but let’s be real, an average wedding can run up a tab of $30,000 easy.  Because of this daunting statistic, you might be wondering how can you cut costs.  What can I eliminate or reduce to bring the expenses down?  Well, if you’ve done some research, you might even ponder the thought of saving a few dollars by buying your linens, rather than renting them.  At first glance, this seems like a reasonable and cost effective solution.  However, when choosing to buy, you miss out on all of the added bonus that come along with coordinating with a third-party vendor like Waterford Event Rentals (WER):

1. We go the extra mile – From the moment you place your order with WER, we work to make sure your day is truly unforgettable. It starts with reviewing our inventory, ensuring we have the right amount of table cloths, runners, sashes, chair covers, and chairs to make your special day come to life.  Once prepared, we can personally deliver and set up on the day of your wedding, steaming the wrinkles out and providing extras in case a minor last-minute change is made.

No wrinkles & no set up! Talk about a win-win!

Photo: Caroline Lima Photography

2. The clean-up is easy – No need to fret about the clean-up! We’ve got you covered.  After your event has winded down, our team can personally return the rentals to our warehouse.  Talk about a stress-free service!

We clean up the mess, just make sure to look your best!

Photo: Caroline Lima Photography

3. Our products are of highest quality – Before even renting or distributing our products out, we guarantee that they are pristine. Reviewing the longevity, usefulness, and trends of the market prove to be key factors in determining our inventory.  You can count on us to make sure that our little touches of color and sparkle to your tables and chairs will definitely add to the atmosphere and character of your event!

So much elegance!

Photos: Caitlin Gerres Photography

As you can see, the small difference in price between buying and renting your linens, chairs, and decorative features really goes a long way!  When it comes down to it, would you rather save a few dollars and have paper thin, wrinkled, and cheaply-made linens or spend the extra bucks renting from a quality, high-end event rentals company like WER?  Trust us, we are without-a-doubt a worthwhile investment in bringing your event to life!

 

Let us help make your event elegant and stress-free! We promise, renting is worth it!
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Waterford Wednesday: Holiday Event Inspiration

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!
It’s officially fall, and if you’ve visited any department stores lately, you know that holiday decor is out in full force! Since the holidays like to sneak up on us every year, we’re jumping ahead of the game and giving you some linen and decor inspiration to make your holiday events festive, exciting, and fun! This time of the year is perfect for getting creative and making some bold choices – check out some of our favorite ideas for holiday parties this season:

Holiday Inspired Decor
Photo: Jessica Ryan Photography
Incorporating holiday decor pieces in your table design is a must at any party! How cute are these wreaths on the back of the chairs in this photo? The touches of red and the small holiday tree figurines are simple touches that make the table festive, but not overwhelming!

Non-Traditional Is Fun Too!
Photo: Leigh Skaggs Photography
When it comes to holiday parties, we like when clients mix it up a little bit! Instead of opting for the traditional reds and greens for Christmas parties, you could use more neutral colored linens such as white and silver, and then use the more traditional colors as your accent decor! Everybody likes to feel like they’re in a “winter wonderland” sometimes!

Sequins, Of Course!
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Photo: Maria Grace Photography
Is a holiday party even considered “fun and festive” without some sort of sequins?! We think not! How fun would our red sequins table linen be for a Christmas party dessert table? With so many different color options available, you could go all out at your holiday party with any of our specialty linens!

Plate Chargers
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Photo: Justin Hankins Photography
If your holiday event has a sit down dinner, plate chargers are the perfect way to bring in some holiday color! Our red chargers would be awesome for a Christmas party while our gold or silver would look great at a New Year’s event! If you’re going for a more up-scale feel, our glass beaded chargers could be a great addition as well!

Have fun planning or attending holiday parties this year! ‘Tis the season for big celebrations!
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Waterford Wednesday: Special Table Details To Consider

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!
If there’s one piece of advice that we could give to someone in the wedding industry, it’s that details matter! Thoughtful and creative details at a wedding can really set it apart from the rest. Taking the time to sprinkle fine details throughout your wedding will surely create a memorable experience for your guests! Here are some of our favorite ways to add in some extra special details to your tables:

Plate Chargers
Kirstyn Marie Photography
Plate chargers are the perfect addition to any table! They can create a great layered look to your table, as well as provide an elegant and sophisticated touch to each place setting. We have many different plate charger options ranging from solid colors (gold, silver, red) to beaded glass (gold, silver).

Chair Sashes
Kirstyn Marie Photography
Although not technically on the table, chair sashes can be utilized around the table, so the detail they can bring is reflected as part of the table setting. Sashes can be rented in coordinating colors to your other event details and can be displayed with various ties. Check out the many different ties we offer here!

Table Runners
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Deanna Casey Photography
Table runners, like table linens, provide the base for your whole table and the smaller details you place on top of them. The options for table runners are endless! Satin, pintuck, bright, neutral, sequin, specialty. . .you name it! We have the perfect table runner for you!

Napkins
Audrey Rose Photography
Finally, napkins are one of the easiest ways to add a little color and creative detail to your table! With SO many color and fabric options, along with many different ways to fold them, napkins are a simple yet significant detail to add!

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Waterford Wednesday: Choosing the Perfect Event 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 that 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: Caitlin Gerres 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: Caitlin Gerres Photography
Whether it be 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: Kirstyn Marie 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: Macon 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! Even 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: The Cavalier Hotel Shoot in COVA Bride

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!
We were recently lucky enough to be part of an amazing styled shoot at The Cavalier Hotel, and we’re so excited to be able to share some images with you today! Working with Cherry Blossom Planning Factory and Misty Saves the Day on this shoot at the newly renovated The Cavalier Hotel was a dream! Not only was the whole style and concept of the shoot amazing, it was published in the Coastal Virginia Bride magazine! We’ll let the gorgeous photos by Dragon Studio do the talking below! We absolutely adored all of the fun, bright colors used in this shoot! As we mentioned above, this was published in the Coastal Virginia Bride magazine, so make sure you check it out here! The shoot made the cover and six pages within the magazine. Two of our favorite linens were used for this shoot – petal and velvet! We loved the choice of using deeper colored linens in contrast to the brighter elements, and you can never go wrong with velvet! You can also head over to Misty Saves the Day to check out more photos!

Great job to all vendors involved:
Photography: Dragon Studio // Styling & Coordination: Misty Saves the Day // Event Planner: Cherry Blossom Planning Factory // Venue: The Cavalier Hotel // Beauty: Darling & Dapper Studio // Floral Design: Black Iris Floral Events // Backdrop: Katherine Hallberg Design // Linen: Waterford Event Rentals // Fun Extras: Jollity & Co. // Lighting: Stage Right Lighting // Paper: Paper Dolls Design, Inc. // Cake: Incredible Edibles Bakery // Vintage Rentals: Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals // Jewelry: Either Ore Jewelers Strawbridge // Attire: Studio I Do // Models: Jenny & Agata

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Waterford Wednesday: Choosing Your Linen Colors

Happy Waterford Wednesday!
Choosing your linen colors is a big decision when it comes to planning your wedding. The color scheme you choose will set the ambiance for your wedding and will be incorporated into a lot of the aspects of your entire wedding. With that being said, choosing your linen colors should be a fun, not stressful, time for you! Today we’ve rounded up some tips that’ll make choosing your linen colors super simple!

Good Ambiance
Kirstyn Marie Photography
Ambiance is crucial at a wedding. Your table linen colors are the foundation of your wedding decor, so determining how you want your guests to feel is important. Decide which colors make you feel a certain way and give off the ambiance you want at your wedding!

Consider the Season
Leigh Skaggs Photography
Generally speaking, each season comes with a universally recognized color palette. So, choosing colors that are popular in the season you’re getting married in is a great idea! These colors are strategically picked to compliment that season and weather. Looking at other seasonal weddings and color palettes are a great way to get inspired when you’re unsure what table linen colors or decor you want for your wedding.

Let Pinterest Help
Tara Liebeck Photography
If you’re feeling uninspired or you need help narrowing down your options, Pinterest is the perfect place to get a wealth of ideas from! The different search possibilities are endless – colors, themes, decor, etc. The chances of you finding a color combination or scheme that you’ll fall in love with is very likely and this will help you determine what table linen colors and accent colors will work for your event!

Venue Assets
Audrey Rose Photography
When looking into what table linen colors to choose for your wedding you want to keep your event space in mind. Thinking about what features and attributes you like and dislike about the venue is a good starting point! You’ll want to focus on complimenting and accentuating the traits you like with your linen colors.

Use Accents That Make Sense
Dragon Studio
If you aren’t sure that you want as your primary color, think if you know what accent colors you would like to have. What color combination do you like? Do you want to go with more  warm, cool, or neutral colors? It never hurts to play around as much as you need to until you find your dream color palette!

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