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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Waterford Wednesday – Get $5 Off Your 2019 Summer Social Ticket! Today Only!

FLASH SALE!!! TODAY ONLY!!!

Get $5 Off Your Ticket With The Promo Code: WERSUMMER19

In just two days, we will be hosting our second event of the year, The Summer Social at the Woman’s Club of Portsmouth!  On July 12th at 6PM, the hottest social event of the summer will kick off with the most exhilarating way to plan your wedding in Coastal Virginia.  The Summer Social is the only party style “bridal show” in Hampton Roads!

Photography: Kirstyn Marie Photography

Caterer: Montero’s Restaurant, Bar & Catering

  For only $15.00 per person, you will have the opportunity to interact and chat with this region’s top event professionals!  Meet wedding planner and coordinators, venues, cake decorators, photographers, caterers, and so much more!!  You will also be served great food, signature drinks, cotton candy, and gelato!  There will be lawn games, photo booths, and dancing!  How great does this sound?!

Photography: Boardwalk Photo Booth Company

Since starting A Crystal Clear Vision several years back, we always felt a need to add a second event with a unique flair.  So, we teamed up with Antonia Christianson Events, and did just that!  Our Summer Social is exactly what this region has needed as a way to provide brides and grooms alike with the chance to “hang out” with the experts in a completely casual and fun way!

Photography: Dani White Photography

Cake: Incredible Edibles

Thank you to our premier sponsor:

Some of our sponsors and key players for The Summer Social 2019 are:

Big Top Entertainment

Boardwalk Photo Booth Company

Chef by Design Catering

Darling & Dapper Studio

Dragon Studio

Stage Right Lighting & Design

Studio I Do

Woman’s Club of Portsmouth

Paper Dolls Design

Antonia Christianson Events

This event is going to be quite spectacular, to say the least!  We are so excited for you to meet this area’s top event professionals!

Make sure you pick up your tickets today before we sell out! And get $5 off your ticket TODAY ONLY with the Promo Code: WERSUMMER19

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Waterford Wednesday – Linens for Every Budget

It’s Waterford Wednesday!
As wedding industry professionals, we understand that each and every person has a different budget for their wedding, so it’s important to us to be sure we provide a wide array of linens at different price points. Today we’re going to show you how your event can shine with linens no matter the budget!

Modest
Photo: Jessica Ryan Photography
If you have a modest linen budget, there are so many different combinations that you can take advantage of, without going over. Napkins, of course, are always one of our favorite ways to dress up a table at a lower cost! Using one of our basic polyester linens is another way to make your tables look clean and put together without spending a lot of money. If you get lucky with a venue that will provide your base linens you could get away with renting some gorgeous table runners that could bring color and texture to your design at a lower price point as well!

 

Standard/Higher-End
Photo: Wild Heart Films
If you’re a bride that has carved out a higher linen budget for your wedding, there is a lot more wiggle room to get creative with your design! The use of full length linens on every table comes into play, as well as the option of utilizing specialty linens on some of your more important tables such as your sweetheart and cake table. Plate chargers are another visually appealing product that you could think about including with a standard/higher-end linen budget!

 

Lavish
blacktiesheratonvirginiabeachwedding-205Photo: Caitlin Gerres Photography
If linens are one of the most important components to you at your wedding, there are so many options to make your design look expensive and lavish! The option to use specialty linens on all of your tables comes into play, as well as napkins and plate chargers to bring the whole look together. You can experiment with layering different linens to add another interesting component as well. With a higher budget for linens and products, looking into renting chiavari chairs for your event is another potential possibility that will make the whole room look extravagant and thoughtfully put together!

Check out all of 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 – Choosing The BEST Napkins

Happy Waterford Wednesday!
Want to add a pop of color or extra detail to your table design? Napkins! Napkins! Napkins! They are inexpensive and can make a huge difference on your tables – small investment, huge impact! We’ve done a couple of posts in the past on our love for napkins, like the different folds you can create, some napkin inspiration, and why they are a great investment! So today we thought we’d discuss another important element of napkins: choosing the right/best kind for your event!

Quality IS Important
Photo: Angie McPherson Photography
Photo: Chelsea Anderson Photography

It’s true that napkins tend to be on the more inexpensive side of linens, but it’s important to make sure you are getting good quality napkins! While napkins are a beautiful addition to tables, they aren’t just there for looks! The right napkin should make guests feel comfortable knowing that they can clean up after themselves or wipe up any accidental spills. Another good thing about having quality napkins at an event is that they can match the rest of your decor impeccably to add to the atmosphere. Though it may seem like a small detail, knowing you have best quality napkins at your event is vital for the success of your occasion!

What To Look For
Photo: Michael and Jasmine Photography
Photo: Ethan Yang Photography

When you’re choosing event napkins, it’s important to figure out if you’d like napkins that are strictly for decor or napkins that are both fashionable and functional (we suggest option 2!). Functional napkins like polyester & satin make for easier clean up, while decor napkins (like sequin!) add a luxurious design element, but aren’t very useful when it comes to eating!

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Waterford Wednesday – The Historic Post Office

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!

Today let’s take a look at one of Hampton Roads most charming venues, The Historic Post Office! We are always so excited to have our linens and mahogany chairs on display here! Let’s take a look at how an ordinary post office became the timeless beauty it is today!

Image may contain: outdoorPhoto: Vinluan Photography

The Historic Post Office was completed in 1914 and became a wedding and event venue in January 2017. If you are looking for that “blank slate” venue to turn your wedding into the one you’ve always imagined, The Historic Post Office is the place to go!

Photo: Erika Mills Photography

Photo: Jessica Ryan Photography

This inclusive venue holds up to 250 guests sitting and 400 guests standing! With their large list of preferred vendors, you can’t go wrong when choosing The Historic Post Office!

Photo: Kelley Stinson Photography

While there is an air of historic charm all around you, The Historic Post Office offers plenty of modern amenities! The venue is complete with a Bridal Suite, a Gentlemen’s Lounge, and a catering kitchen! They have thought of everything to make your event flow with ease!

Photo: Maria Grace Photography

We hope you enjoyed this Waterford Wednesday post about The Historic Post Office! Go visit this amazing location at 132 E Queen Street in Hampton, VA!

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Waterford Wednesday: Special Sweetheart Tables

Happy Waterford Wednesday, friends!

Today we’ve got a fun little post all about sweetheart tables and some cute and creative ways you can make these special tables shine a little more! Sweetheart tables are extra special because it is all about the newly weds! Here are three sweetheart table ideas that we love:

Love Seat

Photo: Amanda Manupella Photography Design: Antonia Christianson Events

Photo: Jessica Ryan Photography

A great way to add a little extra touch to your sweetheart table is to seat you and your loved one on a comfy sofa or love seat together! Not only does this incorporate a vintage feel, but it also has the potential to add in a nice bold pop of color depending on the chair you go with! We loved how Antonia Christianson Events added this red chair into their design at A Crystal Clear Vision, it definitely made the whole design more romantic we think!

Florals

Photo: Palette of Petals

Photo: Maria Grace Photography

Floral arrangements are always such a statement piece when it comes to sweetheart tables, and we absolutely adore the floral runner trend that’s been happening lately! Using a floral runner creates a unique and visually appealing element to your sweetheart table that will definitely set it apart from your guest tables!

Signage

Photo: Andi & Zoe Photography

Photo: Maria Grace Photography

Photo: Jessica Ryan Photography

Table signage is a cute and easy way to show off your sweetheart table seats! Something as simple as “Bride” and “Groom” signs are great starter ideas for you to get creative, but there are endless options when it comes to ideas! We love “The Sail” and “The Anchor” signs that were used at an Outer Banks wedding a couple of years ago! It really spoke to the bride and grooms style and worked well into the overall theme of the event!

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Waterford Wednesday – Chiavari Chairs

It’s Waterford Wednesday!

If you have been keeping up with our recent posts you know that wedding season is officially upon us! With all of our set ups we have really had time to notice all of the details. There are lots of easy ways to add a little something extra to your event; but, there’s not a more practical way than with chairs! Our chivari chairs are versatile and elegant, they go with any event theme! Here are some examples to get you inspired:

Simplicity

Photography:  Kirstyn Marie Photography

If you are looking for simple yet elegant, chairs are the best way to complement any theme! Just simply having the chivari chairs as part of the decor adds that extra dazzle to an event. These chairs are sure to match any theme and are certainty a great way to spruce up any table designs! Our gold chivari chairs serve as a great complement to this simple, classy color theme!

Sassy Sashes

Photography: Rob Korb Photography

While chivari chairs are gorgeous on their own, it is never a bad to thing to try and make them look extra special! By add this Light Blue Satin Sashes and Four Corner Bow the chairs become extra eye catching. We love this style because it is creative and classy and makes a great addition to your event or wedding decor. Sashes come in an array of colors and there are many ways to tie them around chairs, so they are sure to match any other decorations you have!

Floral Arrangements

Photography: Caitlin Gerres Photography

If you don’t want to leave your chairs “plain” another unique way to decorate is with a floral addition! Adding these to any table chairs, or ceremony seating, will make the chairs pop and provide extra spice to the rest of the decor! These chairs will wow your guests and really stick out as beautiful decor!

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Waterford Wednesday – Simple Yet Significant

It’s another Waterford Wednesday!

With wedding season in full swing we have had lots of setups each weekend and we couldn’t help but notice how events really are all about the details! Taking the time to really pay attention to the little things really helps to create an extra memorable experience and ensure a cohesive look. One of our favorite, and easiest ways, is with napkins! Napkins are a really nice way to finish off any place setting by keeping things classy with a hint of fun! Whether adding a pop of color or a little texture with a spunky design, napkins are another great example of how the small things are still significant. We’ve gathered a couple of pictures for your daily napkin inspiration!

 

Photography: Macon Photography

We love how even these Burgundy Polyester add contrast to this all white table design! This place setting gives an easy way to add elegance and color to make any place setting shine!

 

Photography: Kirstyn Marie Photography

This super sweet table setting goes to show how the small, simple details can make your day extra special for you and your guests! These Dusty Rose Majestic Napkins will be apart of the memories you will cherish forever. Napkins don’t always have to contrast, even matching and blending with the colors of the table they help to tie all of the designs together!

 

Photography: Caitlin Gerres Photography

These Plaid Polyester Napkins add that pop of fun and contrast to these elegant place setting. We love These napkins are the perfect accent to any solid color scheme for any table, to really add that “wow” factor!

 

Photography: Chelsea Anderson Photography

This pop of pink is sure to sprinkle a little fun onto a table. The contrast from black to pink really shows the details these Fuchsia and White Satin Napkin brings to a table!

 

Photography: Erika Mills Photography

Without adding a pop of color these Ivory Damask Napkins so how simple things really pull the design together.  Matching the color scheme of the table and the hanging tri-fold really is the cherry on top of these place settings!

 

 

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