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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Incorporating Your Wedding Colors

When planning a wedding, brides are always thinking of ways they can make their wedding stand out! What better way than choosing beautiful linens to show off your wedding colors. This blog is all about finding some fun colors to add to your reception tables.

This bride chose to break up her neutrals on the guest table with a beautiful hot pink polyester napkin. The silver in the utensils and around the charger allows that napkin to pop just a little bit more.

Photography: Caitlin Gerres Photography  Coordinator: As You Wish Weddings and Events

This Crystal Clear bride chose a purple sequin linen to really make her cake table stand out. Who doesn’t love sequins? The color of this linen really accentuates the purple piping on her wedding cake and really unifies the look of her wedding.

Photography: Jessica Ryan Photography

This bride chose to bring out her wedding colors in a beautiful sash tie. She chose a vertical knot tie which fits perfectly for these chairs. If you notice her colors are all ivory and tans with this hint of pink on the back of the chairs which we just adore.

Photography: Andrew and Tianna Photography Coordinator: Jacquelyn Edith Events

As you can see, there are many ways that you can really make your wedding stand out from the next . These are just a few ideas of how to incorporate some color into your linen choices. The possibilities are endless and we want to help you find that perfect balance! Along with these options you can also add colored cocktail linens as well. Here at Waterford we love to make your visions come to life and look forward to helping you add that extra wow factor for your big day.

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Looking Back on Our Crystal Clear 2019 Wedding Giveaway

Have you seen our 2019 Crystal Clear Wedding Giveaway Winner?! We love being able to give back to one lucky bride every year! This year, Alexa chose to do white polyester linens with satin wisteria napkins over our gold acrylic chargers to really tie everything all together at the Woman’s Club of Portsmouth.

To make the head tables stand out, she chose our gold sequin linens topped with wisteria napkins and gold chargers. The napkins add such a beautiful contrast and the floral designs really captures every aspect of her color scheme.

A huge thank you to all the vendors that offer their services once a year at our Crystal Clear Vision show! Rusty Cottage provided the cutest cake table that is actually a refurbished door! Soirees By Lauren did an amazing job coordinating this event with us. We can’t wait for next year!

Congratulations again to Alexa & Zach! We wish you a marriage filled with love and laughter! If you are newly engaged or know anyone that is, we highly recommend buying tickets for the 2020 Crystal Clear Vision in hopes you may be next year’s winner. We are thrilled to host this year’s Crystal Clear Vision at the Princess Anne Country Club on February 9, 2020 ! Stay tuned for links on where you can purchase your tickets, coming very soon.

Vendor Shoutouts:

Venue: Woman’s Club of Portsmouth|Event Planner: Soirees By Lauren |Photography: Meghan Lupyan|Catering: Country Boy’s Barbeque|Floral: Mann & Wife|Linens: Waterford Event Rentals|Photobooth: Snapqube Photobooths|Cake: Incredible Edibles Bakery|Valet Services: Express Valet|Men’s Formal Wear: The Black Tux|DJ: DJ West|Vintage Rentals: Rusty Cottage

 

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Waterford Wednesday: Chair Sashes

Happy Waterford Wednesday!

When Waterford was still a brand new company, we solely provided chair covers and a few colors of sashes. To say that we have worked up quite the sash collection would be an understatement! We offer many different color options in organza, chiffon, satin, pintuck, and so many more!

Photo: Caitlin Gerres Photography

Our Ivory Chiffon Sashes are one of our most stunning sash options! The sheer and lightweight look and feel of this sash adds the perfect delicate, soft touch to any event! Since the chiffon sashes are generally larger in size, they look beautiful when placed on a chiavari (or similar) type of chair. The draping effect that the sashes have when placed on a chair creates an elegant touch that many brides who are having a black tie wedding appreciate! The chiffon fabric is so easy to shape and work with, that many tie options can be achieved! We personally love the “weaved” look that multiple chiffon sashes create on a chair!

Photo: Jessica Ryan Photography

Even though we talk a lot about specialty linens, sashes can equally be the “pop” of color or “wow” piece of your event as well! If you plan on using basic white linens, including a sash on your chairs is the perfect opportunity to incorporate your wedding or event colors! We have SO many different sash fabric options and colors that finding the perfect match to your colors is no problem! Choosing a sash tie, whether it be a traditional bow or a unique tie will bring a gorgeous uniformity to your entire event!

Photo: Chelsea Anderson Photography

We love to see our sashes at weddings that we provide linens for. They really bring an overall elegant and classic feel to the event!

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Waterford Wednesday: Head Table vs. Sweetheart Table

Happy Waterford Wednesday!
When planning a wedding reception, one aspect that brides/grooms need to decide on is – head table vs. sweetheart table. While this may seem like a trivial decision to some, there is often a lot of back and forth on which one to choose, so today we’re here to help you out! We’ve come up with a list of questions to ask yourself that will hopefully steer you toward the right decision for you/your event!

Is intimate time during dinner important to you?
Photo: Jessica Ryan Photography

If enjoying an intimate first dinner with your new spouse is high on your priority list, then having a Sweetheart Table is the best option here! Of course at your wedding there is no such thing as full privacy (everyone came to celebrate you after all!), but having a sweetheart table will remove you from your wedding guests in a small aspect.

Is your wedding party small, medium, or large?
Photo: Echard Wheeler Photography

Depending on the way you answer this question, your decision might be made up for you! In our experience, a moderately sized wedding party makes for a more graceful/organized looking Head Table vs. a larger party. With a larger wedding party there are a lot of considerations you have to think of before agreeing on a Head Table. Will my venue have enough space to accommodate this? Will the group look unified at the head table or just crowded?

Can your whole wedding party be seated together without separation?
Photo: Kelley Stinson Photography

This question is a bit of an extension of the previous one. When thinking about a Head Table you should consider the fact that it is singular, and is intended to be one table, not multiple! So, if your wedding party will fit comfortably without looking disjointed, we say go for it! If the table needs to be scattered or have people left off due to space limitations, it may be a better option to forgo the Head Table option and stick to a nice Sweetheart Table!

Do you want to be the focal point?
Photo: Cynthia Tenney Photography

I mean it is your day after all so it definitely can be ALL about you! If you want all eyes on you a Sweetheart Table is a necessity when it comes to your reception layout. I mean where else would you eyes be with the newlyweds under this GORGEOUS arch? A sweetheart table is also great if you want to incorporate some high-end linens without having to spend a fortune since it will just be on your table and not all of the guest tables!

Whichever table option you choose we know that it will be special for you and your new spouse! Your wedding day will be a whirlwind, so use these questions as a step to make at least one decision easier!

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Waterford Wednesday: Choosing Your 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 the 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: Jessica Ryan 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: Jessica Ryan Photography

Whether 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: Lia Everette 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: Lia Everette 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! 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: 1 Product, 3 Ways

It’s Waterford Wednesday!
Last week, we showed you “1 Linen, 3 Ways“! This week, we’re going to show you “1 Product, 3 ways” with our chiavari chairs! To say we are OBSESSED with these chairs is a complete understatement, and today we’re excited to show you a few different ways that they can be utilized at your event!

Ceremony SeatingPhotography: Chelsea Anderson Photography

One of the most popular ways to utilize chiavari chairs is for ceremony seating! Oftentimes, brides are so concerned about their reception area that they forget all about the importance of ceremony seating. Chiavari chairs are an easy way to ensure that your ceremony setup will be uniformed AND beautiful. Plus, the ceremony is a portion of your wedding where a lot of your photos will be taken, so you want nice looking chairs that will give off a polished look in photos!

Reception Seating
Photography: Erika Mills Photography

There are so many different options when it comes to reception area seating, but chiavari chairs are definitely becoming the most popular choice! They give a classic and overall brighter look to the area as a whole! Chiavari chairs are an excellent option for those that want to use simple linens, yet want their area to feel elegant and upscale!

Chiffon Weave

Photography: Jessica Ryan Photography

Photography: Erika Mills Photography

Chivari chairs are beautiful standing alone, but adding weaved chiffon sashes creates such an elegant and romantic look! The sheer, lightweight fabric of chiffon hangs perfectly on chivari chairs while the weaving pattern creates a unique and different style! We love how the weaved chiffon in this photo by Erika Mills was used to differentiate the bride and grooms chairs from the rest!

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Waterford Wednesday: 1 Linen, 3 Ways

It’s Waterford Wednesday!

Can you believe that we’re already nearing the end of July?! This month & wedding season is completely flying by for us with so many events and design meetings for sweet clients. Today we’ve got a “1 Linen, 3 Ways” post to share, featuring one of our favorite linens – Vintage Floral Lace Overlays! These beauties are so versatile and classy, we always love their looks!

Photographer: Audrey Rose Photography

This beautiful head table from a vintage wedding at Museum of Contemporary Art? This table design is still one of our favorites, and our Vintage Lace Overlays over the Periwinkle Satin full length linens was absolutely gorgeous! Our Vintage Lace Overlays are so adaptable that they aren’t just delegated to round tables, you can use two or three to create the same type of look on long tables too!

Photographer: Erika Mills Photography

This sweetheart specialty linen is the perfect combination! Pairing our Vintage Floral Lace Overlay and Gold Sequin specialty linen, makes for a beautiful sweetheart table. Pairing the Vintage Lace Overlay with any specialty linen is sure to make a great addition to any event! The overlay is always a romantic choice for your sweetheart table.


Photographer: Andrew & Tianna Photography

Last but not least is this bold and beautiful table design that features our black Vintage Lace Overlay! We love a bold design and the black Vintage Lace Overlay paired with a Red Satin linen underneath compliment each other so well! This linen could definitely be transitioned to many different seasons by placing a different satin colored linen underneath it as well!

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Waterford Wednesday – Learn About Our Internship Program !

Hi friends, it’s Waterford Wednesday!

Among our staff we have an amazing team who always works so hard to make every event special! Today we wanted to highlight the internship opportunities we have. Every season we hire a college intern with the goal of giving them tools and skills that can be used for the rest of their career.

This summer we were able to hire two wonderful interns that have really grown into their own! Meet our 2019 Summer interns Kennedy & Jessica!

Photography: Misty Saves the Day

Photography: Misty Saves the Day

Jessica is a senior at Old Dominion University. Her major is Park, Recreation, and Tourism Studies with a concentration in Tourism Management. After participating in the Disney College Program, she decided she wanted to work towards a rewarding career in the tourism and hospitality industry. With her over 10 years experience in the customer service industry, positive attitude, and willingness to learn new things, we knew she’d be the perfect fit for our internship program! “This opportunity has been an eye opening experience into the events industry. I have had the most amazing time being an intern at Waterford!” Jessica’s favorite part of her internship is having the opportunity be creative in her work and help with big events like The Summer Social.

Photography: Misty Saves the Day

Kennedy is a rising senior at Christopher Newport University. She is studying Communications with a minor in psychology, and is hoping to follow a path in public relations following graduation. Due to her time as a student athlete, for the school’s field hockey program, she has been able to bring her teamwork skills and quick learning ability to the job! As a Hampton Roads native she has been able to see hands on how the little things can transform a venue from every day to an extravagant wedding. “I have really enjoyed getting to meet all sorts of people and get to see how gratifying it is to see an event put together,” she said. Her favorite part of the internship has been the personal connections she has been able to make, her positive attitude and constant smile helps make her the great people person she is!

As a part-time or full-time intern you will be able to shadow design meetings, develops newsletters, attends networking events, updates our blog, experiences on-site events, and more! We are currently looking for interns who are excited and committed to learning about the event industry. This is a great opportunity to get exposure to things that can help in the future, if you think this position is perfect for you read our 2019 Summer Internship Information Sheet for more information!

TO APPLY !! Send your resume to employment@waterfordeventrentals.com !

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