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

Don’t forget to keep up with us daily!
Facebook: Waterford Event Rental
Instagram: @waterfordeventrentals
Pinterest: Waterford Event Rentals
Keep checking back for The Crystal Clear Vision 2020 tickets.

xo, Waterford!

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

Don’t forget to keep up with us daily!
Facebook: Waterford Event Rental
Instagram: @waterfordeventrentals
Pinterest: Waterford Event Rentals
Keep checking back for The Crystal Clear Vision 2020 tickets.

xo, Waterford!

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.

Don’t forget to keep up with us daily!
Facebook: Waterford Event Rental
Instagram: waterfordeventrentals
Pinterest: Waterford Event Rentals
Keep checking back for The Crystal Clear Vision 2020 tickets.

xo, Waterford!

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


Don’t forget to keep up with us daily!
Facebook: Waterford Event Rental
Instagram: waterfordeventrentals
Pinterest: Waterford Event Rentals
Keep checking back for The Crystal Clear Vision 2020 tickets.

xo, Waterford!

Waterford Wednesday: Join Us for Crystal Clear 2019

Happy Waterford Wednesday friends!

We are officially four days away from our biggest event of the year, A Crystal Clear Vision 2019 at the Woman’s Club of Portsmouth! From 12PM-4PM on Sunday, February 10th, the BEST wedding vendors for the Hampton Roads region will all come together to showcase the BEST of their BEST! You don’t want to miss out!

Last week, we highlighted the ultimate Crystal Clear prize for purchasing VIP tickets (aka a COMPLETE wedding giveaway) to Sunday’s event. So for this week on Waterford Wednesday, we want to showcase just how awesome this Sunday is going to be! The vendors, the prizes, the ideas…the list simply goes on and on. Let’s first acknowledge the fact that this event is literally like a “Pinterester’s” dream come true! All of the latest trends with linen, food, lighting, planning, and design will be brought to life for Sunday’s biggest event of the year!

Visually-speaking, 2018’s A Crystal Clear Vision was one of our favs to date! Check out some of our decor options below:

A Crystal Clear Vision allures the crowds, inviting future brides and/or grooms a limitless opportunity to explore all styles, tastes, and vendors.  For example, if you are looking for a professional photographer/videographer but don’t know where to begin, CC 2019 is highlighting these FANTASTIC ones:

Simply Southern Photography, Leigh Skaggs Photography, Katie Nesbitt Photography, Jessica Ryan Photography, Dragon Photo Studio, Kirstyn Marie Photography, Caitlin Gerres Photography, Will Hawkins Photography, Cenzalli Captured Photography, Intellect Media, View It Do It, and Eyecaptures Photography.

Say, you are in need of a caterer but have no idea what you even want to serve to your guests.  Talk with these TASTY professional chefs who serve a wide variety of options for your cocktail and reception hours:

Traditions Catering and Events, Chef by Design Catering Company, Catering Concepts, Cuisine and Company, The Twisted Fork, East Beach Catering, Sweetwater Cuisine, Montero’s Restaurant (Bar and Catering), and Hummingbird Macarons and Desserts.

What if you are at a loss for those final touches that can bring your fairy tale wedding to life?  Make sure you buy a ticket and meet with these lighting, event rentals, beauty, services, and florists that definitely have a KEEN EYE for all things trendy:

Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals, Rusty Cottage Vintage Rentals & Styling, Paper Dolls Design, Blue Steel Lighting and Design, Express Valet, Big Top Entertainment, Music Makes You Happy, Snapqube, AllStar Photobooth LLC, Kara Anne & Co., A Lively Affair, Touche’ Weddings & Events LLC, Vivid Expressions LLC, Fluttering Flowers, Isha Foss Design, Astro Entertainment, And I Love Her Violins, Silk Bridal Studio, Blushtones, Mystique Salon and Skin Spa, Darling & Dapper, and Milk & Honey Bride.

Maybe you just got engaged and haven’t even booked a venue yet.  Don’t worry because we’ve got you covered with these AMAZING locations that will be sure to make your special day a dream come true:

The Cavalier Hotel, The Signature at West Neck, The Historic Post Office, Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Woman’s Club of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Service League, and The Oyster Farm.

Lastly, but certainly not least, you could be in the need of an event planner who will definitely make your 2019 wedding LESS STRESSFUL!  Check out these gals when at CC on Sunday:

Carolyn Celeste Weddings, Inspired Events by Kelly, Soirees By Lauren, and Antonia Christianson Events.

So, as you can see, this Sunday is going to be quite spectacular, to say the least!  We are so excited for you to meet this area’s top event professionals and help be apart in making your wedding a reality without all of the stress!  Make sure you pick up your VIP tickets today before we sell out and use this special discount code CRYSTALCLEAR for a $5 off now!

Don’t forget to keep up with us daily on social media!
Facebook: Waterford Event Rentals
Instagram: waterfordeventrentals
Pinterest: Waterford Event Rentals

xo, Waterford!

Must Ask Questions!

Must Ask Questions for Your Wedding.

Though it may seem a small detail, the linens you choose for your wedding make a huge difference on your big day.  Though many venues offer linens as part of their services, there are several important questions you must ask before agreeing to use their linens.

1) Are the linens included in the venue rental rate?

2) What are the size and shape of the tablecloths, and the tables?

3) What colors are available?

4) Are napkins included? If so, what size and colors?

5) What type of chairs and chair covers are offered?

After asking these questions, you should also ask to see the linens.  Some beautiful venues offer only simple cotton table squares, which will be of nice quality but unequal to elegance of the room.

For venues which provide linens or whose linens are inadequate for your needs,Waterford Event Rentals provides the best options!  With an extensive array of table cloths, overlays, runners and more, at an affordable price, Waterford Event Rentals will add splendor to your event!

Call us for an appointment! 757.448.5999!

Must Ask Wedding Questions Must Ask Wedding Questions Must Ask Wedding Questions Must Ask Wedding Questions Must Ask Wedding Questions

Selecting Linens

First off, linens can make a huge impact on a room. They can bring together your colors and transform an ordinary party space into an elegant ballroom. Let’s face it…food, cake, DJ, are all very important but the first thing people will notice is the decor. Make a statement– go beyond the linens that are provided at your venue. Also, keep in mind all venues don’t have linens. It is very important to ask these questions when determining a venue and linens:

1. What linens are included

2. What size are your tables: most 60″ rounds or 72″ rounds. This will be vital information if you decide to pick out rentals…especially how many you need.

3. Check to see if the linens go to the ground. This is just a matter of preference.Waterford Event Rentals likes to provide floor length linens so you don’t see all the metal bars under the table.

4. How are the chairs? Remember there are more chairs than anything else in the room. Covering the chairs makes a HUGE difference.

So you look at a few venues and you are undecided. One major aspect to think about when choosing a venue is your colors. If you are dead set on hot pink, you want to make sure your venue compliments that color.  For example, at First Landing State Park, you may want to choose earth tones such as green or chocolate.  So many brides make the mistake of choosing their colors first. Take your time making the decor decisions….focus on the venue first…afterwards you can pick out all the fun accents.

After you have your venue and you have asked all the major questions, you may have decided that you want to budget in some rentals. WER provides high quality linens at inexpensive prices. Don’t assume you can’t afford rentals. For example, our sashes start at just $.50, our chair covers are $1.80, and a table runner is only $5.25.

WER has 3 types of fabric: Organza, Satin, and Pintuck.  Don’t be afraid to mix and match your linens and colors. Not everything has to match exactly. For example, it’s fun to mix textures such as a pintuck overlay with a satin chair sash. Also you can mix shades of colors. If your main color is purple you could do lavender overlays with eggplant sashes versus everything eggplant or everything lavender.  Once your colors are picked, be sure to ask your rental company what is included. You don’t want to get stuck with a contract and later find out that the delivery or setup costs are outrageous.  One item included with WER is unique sash tie options. We have over 13 options. Who wants their wedding to be just like th rest? One way to set yourself apart is to do something a little different with your chair tie.

Feel free to e-mail us at! We are happy to help those booking with us AND those just needing a little guidance. 🙂

Check out the pictures below from the Watermans Open House!! Thanks EyeCaptures Photography!!

wedding-linens-1 wedding-linens-2 wedding-linens-3

Loving Our Linens!

It was a Wonderful Waterford Event Rental weekend.  WER took a trip to the Coast Guard Air Station in Elizabeth City. The Coast Guard had a holiday event Friday evening and needed the linens quickly… we were able to come through for them!  As always we honor our military and provide a 5% discount.

In addition to Friday’s event,  WER dressed up Ohef Shalom Temple for a Bar Mitzvah. The earlier portion of the Bar Mitzvah was decked out with our black table clothes and apple green pintuck overlays. In the latter part of the celebration the apple green overlays were removed and silver pintuck overlays were used to have a “black out” party for the kids. Take a look at the pictures, although everything looked WAY better in person!

DON’T MISS OUT– 5% off all chair covers in December!!

loving-linens-1 loving-linens-2 loving-linens-3 loving-linens-4 loving-linens-5 loving-linens-6 loving-linens-7 loving-linens-8 loving-linens-9 loving-linens-10 loving-linens-11 loving-linens-12 loving-linens-13 loving-linens-14

Sweet Seats

A few venues around town provide the beautiful chiavari chairs…boy are you lucky if you’re a bride in one of these locations! If your venue doesn’t provide them, you may rent them for about $7.50 each (yikes!)…either way, DON’T hide them under a cover Yes…we actually have customers ask if we have chair covers for these types of chairs.

We get it…everyone has different taste, but don’t overlook the beauty of these elegant chairs. They’re pretty without anything on them, BUT they’re AMAZING decked out withWaterford Event Rentals sashes. We can tie the sashes many different ways. We’re certain your guests will be “wowed” by this finishing touch.

WER offers matching table runners, table overlays, napkins, and more! By incorporating a sash and custom table linen, all of your colors and fabrics can combine nicely together.

Not to worry…if your venue has the hideous banquet chairs, there is a more affordable option…CHAIR COVERS. We offer those too!

DON’T FORGET…the December special is here! 5% off chair covers and 5% off red or green sashes!! 🙂

sweet-seats-1 sweet-seats-2 sweet-seats-3 sweet-seats-4 sweet-seats-5 sweet-seats-6 sweet-seats-7 sweet-seats-8 sweet-seats-9 sweet-seats-10

experience the Waterford Way!