Hannah Got Married!

Hey y’all! Happy (early) Thanksgiving! We are so excited to be spending an intimate holiday with our close friends & family tomorrow. This week we are blogging a LEGIT stunner wedding. LIKE STUNNING. Our girl Hannah tied the knot back at the end of September and she, along with us have patiently waited for these images. We knew that Hannah’s design, venue, and choice in photographer was sure to result in incredible wedding images.

Hannah got married at the beautiful Irvine Estate & House Mountain Inn located in Lexington, Virginia- just a little west of Charlottesville, VA. Her wedding took place right in the heart of fall and definitely had some bomb linens and florals to help bring her Big Day to life!

Alright- here they are, Ryan & Hannah NewellHannah went with a beautiful boho vibe as she brought out some burnt orange & rust tones to pair with her greys and tan shades. We are so excited for her that this day turned out to be everything she could have asked for- especially since she was a COVID bride too! Let’s take a look at her tables so you can see just how awesome these images really are.

I love to look at the reception space as a whole & then zoom in on the individual table details.All guest tables were set with a natural charcoal linen, and rust polyester napkin tied perfectly in a knot. For her head table Hannah went with a majestic khaki linen, a beautiful boa of greenery and some wooden chargers & burnt orange velvet napkins with a menu fold.

Can we all just take a second to admire this ahhhmazing head table? I mean the design that went into every single inch of this reception space, even we weren’t expecting! That chandelier- we’re obsessed.Even her guest tables were beautifully done & paired perfectly with the overall feel of this wedding from the napkins to the venue itself.Up close on the guest table you see just how beautiful everything is altogether.We love when our couples want to deck out the head table just a tiny bit extra than the additional guest tables. One of the best ways to do that is upgrade the napkin and throw in a charger plate- and Hannah killed it with this setting.I couldn’t finish this post without including one of Hannah’s beautiful bridal shots. This is personally one of my favs- trust me it was hard to pick! And I know what you must be thinking, yes she looks this good on a normal Tuesday.Hannah we are SO happy for you and extremely thankful to have you on our team! Hope that when you see this post you’re pleasantly surprised that this entire blog is dedicated to you (:

If your wedding is outside of the Hampton Roads area we can still take care of your rentals! We have had linens anywhere from Richmond, Charlottesville, North Carolina up through the Eastern Shore, even in New York. We got you covered!

Vendor Shoutouts: Venue: House Mountain Inn | Photography: Tylar Brooke Photography | Linen Rentals: Waterford Event Rentals | Floral: Mayberry Blooms | Lighting & Drapery: Magical Lighting Concepts | Goblets: Festive Fare Rentals | Bridal Gown: Milk & Honey Bride

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Labor Day Weekend Wedding Vibes

Wow, does that extra day from a holiday make anyone else feel like the week flies by or is it just us? Last weekend was AMAZING. Even with the reduced guest counts, we had SO. MANY. EVENTS. If you’re in the industry, then you know just how weird and slow it’s been through the spring season and now gearing up for the fall season we don’t know what’s to come! We had an incredible hustle and bustle weekend that made us forget things are not as they normally are.

We are sooooo excited to have some photos ready to share from one of our weekend events. This one took place at a gorgeous estate up in Maryland. A super happy and beautiful couple really deserved this day to be perfect!We are just loving the simplicity and natural look Haley and Brandon were going for with their linen choices. We just love a good place setting shot, don’t you?? Keeping it super simple and trendy with the menu card and the cute napkin fold in a knot. Such a small detail can make all the difference!If you’re looking for beautiful and whimsical sweetheart table ideas, then you have to check out our voile! This is a super delicate and flowy material that is sheer and can billow down to the floor giving an extremely magical feel to the sweetheart table.We weren’t kidding when we said they are probably one of the most happy & beautiful couples! Like just look at this photo. Couples this happy and in love make our job so much easier and gives us butterflies every time.

Vendor Shoutouts:

Planner: Everly After Events | Photography: Paige Elizabeth Photography | Florist: Just Picked | Caterer: Magnolia Catering | Calligraphy: Grove Lettering Co. | Cake: Flour Child Bakery | Videographer: Toy Box Studios | Hair: BMore Bobby Pins | Makeup: Vintage Veils | Linen Rentals: Waterford Event Rentals | Tent, chair, and additional rentals: White Glove Rentals & Price Rentals & Events

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Spring 2020 Hot Trend!

Happy Waterford Wednesday y’all! Today we are talking about one of the most trending items we have been seeing- and we’re not mad about it. This blog is about all things chiffon! Chiffon has been super popular for us this last year and the requests keep growing! These can be used in a few different ways and the color options are endless.

Often, we see chiffon used as a decorative runner that can be bunched, draped, woven through centerpieces for a head table or to add some color to a beautiful wooden farm table.Table Design: Inspired Events by Kelly | Photography: Leigh Skaggs Photography

The runners are so versatile they can even be draped horizontally on the table or at a diagonal. Imagination is key when it comes to adding chiffon into your design.
Table Design: The Twisted Fork | Photography: Caitlin Gerres Photography

Another way to add some chiffon in your life is to add some chiffon sashes to the chairs of your head table! What a beautiful way to make those people closest to you stand out with a chair design like this!Table Design: Big Top Entertainment | Photography: Kirstyn Marie Photography

Looking for some chiffon but want something a little different than the woven look? Yup! We can do that too! These chairs are tied in a 4 corner knot and accented with a beautiful and dainty floral arrangement. This would be PERFECT for a romantic sweetheart table. Don’t you agree?Table Design: Vivd Expressions | Photography: Katie Nesbitt Photography

Another way to incorporate chiffon in a show stopping way- weave the entire back row of your ceremony chairs. This is sure to take the breath away of your guests AND ensure you get wedding photos back that look like this!Photography: Amanda Hedgepeth Photography

Planning on a fun dessert bar, popcorn bar, or pretzel station?? Adding a colored chiffon runner to that table is a simple way to bring those wedding colors in too.Table Design: Big Top Entertainment | Photography: Kirstyn Marie Photography

It’s pretty obvious why chiffon is one of our favorite linen pieces right?? We weren’t kidding, you can do ANYTHING with them. And the color options are sure to catch your eye. We carry chiffon runners in a multitude of colors including but not limited to: white, ivory, taupe, black, light grey, charcoal, burgundy, hunter green, mustard yellow, coral, navy, dusty blue, dusty rose, mauve, wisteria. Guys I could go on for days!!!

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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: 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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Waterford Wednesday: Champagne Sequins Linen

Happy Waterford Wednesday friends!

A Crystal Clear 2019 (CC 2019) made it’s annual debut on Sunday and we couldn’t have been more thrilled with how the entire event went!  From the choice of linens used by each vendor to even the small touches of personality that were present throughout, it was one for the books to say the least!  We hope you were there for our biggest show of the year.

If you unfortunately didn’t have the opportunity to join us for CC 2019, we want to share with you this week on our Linen Spotlight one of our most used linens, which also happened to be featured on Sunday.  Our Champagne Sequins linen truly is a breathtaking yet classic choice for a necessary “wow” factor to be added to your event.  Check it out for yourself below:

All Photography : Erika Mills Photography

From table runners, to floor length table linens and even napkins, we can definitely fulfill your sequin needs with this special linen!  Specifically, this bright, metallic linen can be featured year-round, highlighting any special table at your event (i.e. your Sweetheart Table) or better yet, every table!  The options and combinations are almost limitless with our Champagne Sequins.  If you might be questioning such a bold choice of linen, think no further than pairing it with a soft overlay and greenery, as pictured above.  This will dial down the radiance but yet still add some uniqueness to your chosen tables.

Where would you use our Champagne Sequin linen at:  Wedding?  Birthday extravaganza? Gala event?

Share with us your ideas in our comments section below!

 

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Steaming To Perfection

Happy Waterford Wednesday!
Today we’re talking about a very important aspect of our company: steaming.

Yep, that’s right! Steaming. At Waterford we not only pride ourselves on having the best quality linens, but also making sure that we handle, set up, and present our linens in the best possible way. Thus, steaming is a huge part of our set up process at any event!
Photo Jun 07, 2 58 59 PMAlthough we steam all of our linens to perfection at each event if necessary, our chair covers, being one of our most sought after product, are the things that often need most of our attention. We try to prevent wrinkles from occurring on our chair covers by hanging each individual cover and storing them in bags on racks throughout our warehouse instead of folding them in bins. Even though we take measures to prevent unwanted wrinkles, we know that various circumstances can occur which is why we pride ourselves so heavily on steaming out any and all wrinkles that appear! One of the motto’s we like to remember here at Waterford is: “Act like you are setting up for you wedding day.” All of us agree that the last thing we would want at our wedding are wrinkly chair covers and linens!
steamingblogSince this process really sets us apart, we decided to make another short Cameo video to show you guys exactly how it’s done! Click the link below to check out the process Waterford goes through from putting on our chair covers to steaming!

Steaming At Waterford

We hope you enjoyed another little sneak peek into Waterford!
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Congrats Brittany & Shaun Hardine

Waterford Event Rentals got to mix work & play last weekend at the Thrasher/Hardine wedding. Brittany & Shaun are some of our closest friends, so naturally we made sure W.E.R. had a presence at their beautiful wedding at The Lesner Inn. The bride and groom decided upon tiffany blue sashes around the wood chiavari chairs, burlap runners on the tables, and organza sashes down the chairs of the aisle. With the help of wedding planner, Whitney with Wildflower Weddings, the spring/Easter wedding came together very nicely.

We were thrilled to help out with the linens, but had the most fun dancing to D.J. Danny Gray’s (from Astro Entertainment) wonderful music selection. Friends and family had a blast as they celebrated the marriage of Shaun & Brittany Hardine!!

Thank you C.N. Gray Photography for letting us share some of your amazing pictures.

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