Top 4 Napkin Folds of 2020

Hello again, signing on for our last blog of 2020! We are ending the year talking about the top 4 napkin folds we saw in 2020. When it comes to planning a wedding, everyone wants their design to be different than the last! We are so on the same page with that too! Choosing linens and designs that are out of the box make for perfect wedding pictures & you never know, maybe someone else’s future inspiration photo! Let’s just jump right in, shall we?

#4 Band around charger

This is a napkin fold we’ve seen for years but still reigns supreme when it comes to giving you a great place setting for your guests. The napkin is delicately folded to wrap around your charger plate. Whether it’s just the charger or you’re adding a salad plate on top this fold is a go to for sure.

Photography: Dragon StudioPhotography: Chelsea Anderson Photography

#3 Trifold

Another OG in the napkin fold game is the simple but beautiful trifold. This napkin fold is great and adds a little bit of color and contrast on those tabletops. Whether you let the trifold hang off the side, or its folded on top of the table (or charger) it’s sure to draw attention and be noticed.Photography: Jessica Ryan Photography | Table Design: Fluttering FlowersPhotography: Audrey Rose Photography

#2 Menu Fold

Coming in for a veryyy close second place, we have the beautiful menu fold. A great way to give that extra attention to your stationary is by accenting with a menu fold. This fold creates a cute little pocket that allows the menu card to slide right in. There’s a few ways this fold can be achieved, take a peek below!Photography: Jessica Ryan PhotographyPhotography: Tylar Brooke Photography

#1 The Knot

If you have stayed up to date with our blogs this year, then you already knew that the knot is our #1 napkin fold of the year. It’s super cute & trendy- a lot of times that’s what couples are looking for. The knot is also versatile and can be tied perfectly in the middle or a little higher at the top. Check out some of our favorite napkin images with that knot fold.Photography: Sandra Leigh PhotographyPhotography: The Girl Tyler

There ya have it. Your top 4 napkin folds of 2020. We’re ready to kick off 2021 with some new trends and see where this year takes us.

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Mauve and Dusty Rose Wedding

Happy Waterford Wednesday guys! One of our last couple blogs of 2020- how INSANE. Today we are taking a look at a mauve and dusty rose wedding we were a part of at The Woman’s Club of Portsmouth this fall. We were thrilled to be a part of this one with some great vendors & so happy for this couple to be able to say I Do in the midst of this pandemic.

We are just loving the linen choices that were used here & even saw the bride and groom chairs decked out with our mauve chiffon sashes. Let me tell y’all adding some color to the chiavari chairs is a MUST have. We don’t see this too often but it is sure to be a hot trend for the coming 2021 wedding seasons!Although this couple had to reduce their guest count, they sure seemed to have the best time! They had a gorgeous venue and incredible team working for them to ensure their day was amazing!Kelly picked some napkins that were a custom order just for her & chose to match that with her sweetheart table. That’s a shot we can’t wait to show you because it puts the linen, chairs, and mauve sashes all in one picture- TO. DIE. FOR.Love taking a look at a good cake table shot. Usually there is so much detail surrounding the cake that you really get to bring all the elements of design together. Linen, cake, arch, drapery, and floral all make for a great photo op & focal point to your reception space.Ending this blog with these beauties! Absolutely adore the choice to use the mauve sashes woven through the chiavari chairs. It is so stunning and different that we’re hoping to see a little bit of more often. The sweetheart linen itself was also custom for the bride.

Remember guys- what you see is not what you get from us… We can make your wildest dreams come true! Custom printing is always an option or you can just bring us a Pinterest photo for your inspiration, we can make it happen for you no doubt!Congratulations on a beautiful wedding day Kelly & Jay! We hope that this day was everything you could have dreamed of and more. We loved being a part of it with you!

Vendor Shoutouts:

Venue: Woman’s Club of Portsmouth | Planner: Carolyn Celeste Weddings | Catering: Montero’s Restaurant | Photography: Rowlands Photography | Florist: Norfolk Wholesale Floral | DJ: Boardwalk Photobooth Co. | Stationary: River City Graphics | Linen & Chair rentals: Waterford Event Rentals 

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Boho Wedding in September

Happy Waterford Wednesday! We are halfway through the week & boy is it a chilly one today! We had a really great wedding back in September that when we saw the linen selections we knew would be one that HAD to be blogged about! With a great vendor team on this wedding it’s definitely one of our favorites from this season!

Let’s just get right into this amazing sweetheart table. These florals with the linens and some romantic chiffon runners draping down to the floor really just do it for us. This table is beautiful while also super trendy and the execution couldn’t have been any better.The guest tables were kept simple and elegant with just a hint of color in the napkin. Loving the knotted napkin fold- that has just been taking over this year & really just vibes with the boho aesthetic they were going for.A little up close & personal shot of the long tables gives you a good example of how less is more. Really just keeping things simple and letting all the small details work in their own way is the way to do it sometimes! Don’t worry- we’re still a fan of over the top too!!One image we’d like to see more of is our couples’ faces as their see their reception space perfectly set up. All the time that gets put into working with every vendor to get all the things just right takes work on both ends so seeing the satisfaction from the end result is always a must have! If you walked into your reception space looking like this wouldn’t you just be STUNNED.Zooming in just one last time. I mean how cute is this table setup. We are obsessed with all of these neutral colors just coming together so effortlessly.Congrats Sam on your amazing wedding day! You were a beautiful bride and we are so happy you chose us to help share in this big day! Cheers to you and the hubby!

Vendor Shoutouts:

Venue: Woman’s Club of Portsmouth | Planner: Sunkissed Events | Photographer: Meghan Lupyan Photography | Catering: Omar’s Carriage House | Floral: Kate Fiore Floral | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | DJ: Astro Entertainment | Cake: Incredible Edibles Bakery |

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A Magical Woman’s Club Wedding

What’s up everyone? It’s Wednesday and we are finally kicking off the fall wedding season! In the last couple of weeks, things have finally ramped up for us & have us feeling normal again. We are so happy to be back in some of our favorite venues getting to make out couple’s wedding day dreams come true. Just a couple weeks ago we got photos back from a magical wedding we were a part of in July at one of our favorite spots- The Woman’s Club of Portsmouth!

Take a look at these incredible images to see just a glimpse of what we have to offer you!

We just can’t get enough of views like these. The tall ceilings, the chandelier, the gold chiavari chairs with a stunning arch like this one! I mean come on, does it get any better than this!?Debating on a head table? Well, you may have just gotten your answer right here. We love the sophisticated & elegant look that head tables bring and when topped with a stunning boa of greenery it doesn’t get any better than this! Wondering what else you can add to your reception space to add a more romantic feel? Sashes, and chiffon sashes woven through a chiavari chair is just everything! This may or may not be our favorite tie when it comes to giving chiavari chairs that extra oomph!Adding on a sweetheart table is a great way to make sure you and your new spouse get to spend that extra quality time together on what seems like such a fast paced night! After getting a chance to chat with all of your guests it’s such an intimate way to give you all that time just for the two of you!And who doesn’t love a BOMB cake table shot, amirite? Having a beautiful linen, or in this case, paired with a show stopping floral arch is the perfect way to elevate that cake table shot & ensure some beautiful photos when it comes time to cut the cake! We love a good cake table photo that just captures the beauty of all the things- linens, cake, floral, it’s just PERFECTION.
And when it comes to table decor, nothing is off limits. Whether you’re dramatic & show stopping with the centerpieces or simple but breathtaking, you’re sure to get some beautiful photos of what was once an idea, but now a reality!Congrats to Jeff & Paige! Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your amazing wedding day! We wish you love & happiness for the rest of time!

Wedding Vendor Shoutouts:

Planner: Carolyn Celeste Weddings | Photography: Courtney Timms Photography | Floral: Kelly Gish Floral Designs | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | DJ & Photobooth: Boardwalk Photobooth Co. | Cake: Rachel Bakes | Catering: Montero’s |Dress: Studio I Do Bridals | Hair & Makeup: Darling & Dapper Studio

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The Summer Social Fest 2020

Hey there! Happy JULY 1st!!!!! How crazy is it that we are already halfway through 2020??? This month is also a very special time in that we are hosting our first ever VIRTUAL bridal show with our main chick, Missy with Antonia Christianson Events. This is our second year hosting our super fun, laid back, Summer Social bridal event only with a twist! Instead of having our guests and vendors meet one another at The Woman’s Club of Portsmouth, we are going LIVE on Facebook.

We do love events, but we love our couples and vendor friends even more and we just didn’t think it was safe to risk having this event in person. But don’t be fooled, we have A LOT in store for our guests! Take a peek below to learn all about what’s going down the weekend of July 17-19 streamed exclusively through Facebook Live.

What bridal show could be complete without prizes? Yupp! None of them!! Of course we have rallied our closest vendor friends to bring you couples some prizes and much more! Note- you must be REGISTERED for the event in order to win. You can find the link on our Facebook page, Antonia Christianson Events Facebook, The Summer Social Facebook, AND our website. Not only do we have prizes but we have a FULL BLOWN FASHION SHOW. You will see none other than the hottest new trends from the ladies at Studio I Do Bridals. Another great bit is that we have some local venues giving some virtual tours for those struggling to find the perfect place to say I do!But how do you know who is going to a part of such a cool event? We gotcha covered there too! Below is the list of over 25 vendors ready and prepared to sign on and meet you VIRTUALLY. They will be telling you all about their business and the services they offer & will leave time to answer your questions at the end! Make sure to have some questions written down so you don’t forget.Let’s talk prizes! First we just have to take a second to thank our incredible vendors for being SO generous to donate to some lucky couples while COVID has really hit our industry hard. Here are just a few of the prizes we have to offer! Dragon Photo Studio offering a FREE engagement session with purchase of a wedding package, Studio I Do offering a FREE VIP dress fitting for one lucky bride and 8 GUESTS- that’s over a $200 value! Rusty Cottage Vintage Rentals offering 20% off a wedding rental package. The Posh Pair offering a free makeup trial- $150 value! The list just keeps growing!! We anticipate having tons of fun raffles for you that will make your time so worth it.

I know  I speak for all of us vendors when we say that we can’t wait to meet you! We know life has been crazy these last few months & events have come to a halt. But we are optimistic in the future of 2020 and beyond! Let’s plan some events!

HUGE SHOUTOUT TO Misty with Misty Saves the Day for all of her hard work keeping our social media up and running!!!!! Another HUGE shoutout for all of the incredible graphics goes to Kara with Kara Anne + Co.

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Waterford Wednesday: Michael & Morgan’s Wedding

Spring has sprung and you know what that means…wedding season is upon us!  The beautiful weather, the gorgeous blooming of flowers, and the love of being outdoors really excites us Waterford gals for all of the weddings we are going to help execute and decorate in Hampton Roads this season!  Michael and Morgan’s special day on March 2, 2019 at the Woman’s Club of Portsmouth proves to still reign as one-of-a-kind in our books, so much so that Mickey Mouse made a special guest appearance on their wedding day!  Talk about unforgettable!

From the small details and final touches that added personalization to the love that was shared by each attendee of their wedding, this was one of the highlights for our season so far.  Take a look at some of our absolute favs from Michael and Morgan’s magical wedding:

All Photography : Chelsea Anderson

We might be a little biased, but isn’t the Woman’s Club of Portsmouth just the most beautiful place to say “I do”?!  What a breathtaking wedding Michael and Morgan had back in March!  By keeping the color palette classic with pink, white, and gold along with touches of greenery, their wedding exuded elegance and sophistication.  The Gold-Beaded Glass Chargers with the Banded Baby Pink Satin Napkins and Gold Chiavari Chairs truly complimented the Woman’s Club of Portsmouth‘s interior features.

Let us know what you think about this gorgeous wedding!

Great job to all vendors involved:
Planner: Carolyn Celeste Weddings // Venue: Woman’s Club of Portsmouth // Officiate: Pastor Josh Childress (Kempsville Christian Church) // Photo Booth & DJ: Boardwalk Photo Booth Company & DJ Shawn Cox // Florals:  Palette of Petals // Photography: Chelsea Anderson Photography // Videography: Crystal Blue Productions // Caterer: Montero’s Catering // Snow Machine Rental: Stage Right Lighting Design // Cake: Cakes by Crystal // Linens & Chairs: Waterford Event Rentals // Bride’s Dress: Allure Bridal // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Lula Kate ‘Abby’ // Men’s Attire: Menguin // Stylist: Studio CK Salon // Stationary: Paper Source // Transportation:  Truffle Shuttle

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Waterford Wednesday: The Summer Social

If you haven’t heard the exciting news, we are expanding our repertoire of events to more than just our annual A Crystal Clear Vision!  That’s right, this July, 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.

  For only $15.00 per person, you not only experience the amazing opportunity to interact and chat with this region’s top event professionals but also are served great food, signature drinks, cotton candy, and gelato while playing lawn games and dancing!  How great does this sound?!

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!

Some of our sponsors and key players for 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

So, as you can see, 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 and help be apart in making your wedding a reality without all of the stress!  Make sure you pick up your tickets today before we sell out!

 

Event Professionals: There’s only a few tables left. To register, click here.

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Waterford Wednesday: Rebecca + Cody’s Wedding

Friends, today is the day!
This Waterford Wednesday is extra special because it’s all about our dear Rebecca’s wedding! Rebecca + Cody got married late last year (11.11.17!), and we’re thrilled to finally be able to share the pictures that Kirstyn Marie Photography captured, along with some inside scoop from the bride herself! Check out the mini interview we did with Rebecca below and some of our favorite shots from the big day! Make sure to read all the way to bottom to check out the epic vendor list who made this wedding one for the books!
What was your vision for your wedding?
“I really wanted something that was going to feel classic and elegant, but at the same time, a fun party! Stage Right Lighting made all my dreams come true with the draping and lighting. The lighting changed colors throughout the night and really gave the atmosphere the “fun” vibe I wanted!”
After working in the linen industry, there was obviously a lot of interest in what linens you would choose! Was there one linen you absolutely had to have?
“Silver Marble! It simply didn’t exist in our area, so we got them custom made. Fun and trendy, but beautiful at the same time!”
What linens did you use?
“Silver Marble, Grey Natural, Grey Velvet, Champagne Sequins, Silver Petal, Ivory Aphrodite, Ivory Crinkle and Khaki Polyester. All the things! There’s no such thing as too many linens as long as they all flow!”
Did you plan every aspect of your wedding, or have help?
HECK NO! I would be nothing without my best gal, Missy, owner of Antonia Christianson Events! It was her vision to make the ceremony space completely draped and creating a “tunnel” for guests to walk through. EVERYONE loved it! She’s seriously a design queen! She was right by my side throughout the whole entire process, went to every meeting with me and guided me along the way. I promise I let Cody (my hubby) pick out 2 things: food and alcohol! 🙂
Any last minute thoughts on your wedding?
BEST DAY EVER. Hands down!

The amazing vendors who helped make it happen:
Photographer: 
Kirstyn Marie Photography // Venue: Woman’s Club of Portsmouth // Planner: Antonia Christianson Events // Invites: PaperDolls Design // Catering: Montero’s Restaurant // Lighting and Draping: Stage Right Lighting // Linens and Chairs: Waterford Event Rentals // Florals: Fluttering Flowers // DJ: Roger with Astro // Cocktail Hour Entertainment: More Music Group (Juju Drums – Steel Drum Band) // Dress: Hayley Paige // Cake: Cake Delights // Dance Floor and Ghost Chairs: Big Top Entertainment // Makeup: BlushTones // Hair: Darling and Dapper // Photobooth: Snapqube // Valet: Express Valet

 

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Waterford Wednesday: Romantic Portsmouth Wedding

Happy Waterford Wednesday!
We’re excited to share some beautiful images from a romantic Portsmouth wedding we were a part of last month! Shelby + Eric got married at the Woman’s Club of Portsmouth and Crystal Belcher Photography captured their day so beautifully! Not only were we obsessed with the linens and chairs that they chose, but the topnotch group of vendors that they put together made this wedding one to remember! Check out some of our favorite shots from Crystal:wedding-photography-186-of-863wedding-photography-548-of-863
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Vendor Love:
Photography: Crystal Belcher Photography // Venue: Woman’s Club of Portsmouth // Coordinator: Kelsey Ann Events // Vintage Rentals: Mad Hatter Vintage // Flowers: Jeff’s Flower’s of Course // Backdrop: Bluebird’s Garage // Calligraphy: Lauren Perry Studio // Catering: Catering Concepts

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