Happy New Year, friends!
We can hardly believe that 2017 is already here! These year in review posts are always one of our favorites to write because it gives us a chance to reflect on the past year and all of the major milestones and goals we achieved. 2016 was such a huge year for Waterford. It seems like we say that every year, but we are continually focused on growing, which is exactly what we did this year! We couldn’t have imagined all of the amazing accomplishments we would have achieved this past year. Take a look at some of our favorite and most exciting moments of the year!
Photo: Elizabeth Henson Photos
Our 2016 started off on a high note when we announced our 3rd Annual Crystal Clear Vision event! We gave some exclusive information about all of the amazing participants who would be joining the one of a kind bridal show, along with the big news that we had partnered with Mayapalooza to put on the ultimate bridal showcase in Coastal Virginia. Winter was also an exciting time for our business as we hit 100 reviews on WeddingWire – we could not have achieved this huge milestone without our amazing clients! As we prepared for the many bridal shows this season brings, Alyse and Rebecca went to TSE in sunny Florida to expand their education in the industry, and came back with so many fresh and inspiring ideas for Waterford! To round out winter, we were thrilled to finally add gold chiavari chairs to our inventory!
Photo: Dragon Studio
Spring is always a really exciting time for Waterford, as that is when our anniversary is! Celebrating five years of being in business was definitely the highlight of this season. Springtime at Waterford is most often dedicated to preparing for the crazy wedding season that the summer months bring! We participated in many styled shoots with some of our favorite vendors throughout this time. We also got to participate in the under the sea inspired 2016 ILEA Gala! We provided all of the linens and chairs for the gala and Alyse was named the Director of Communications for the chapter!
Photo: Kirstyn Marie Photography
Photo: Julie Clyde Creative
Photo: Dragon Studio
The biggest news of the summer was definitely Rebecca’s engagement! We were so thrilled for her, and are even more excited for her and Cody to get hitched this November! We continued our summer tradition of taking updated staff photos, and Julie Clyde Creative knocked it out of the park with our individual and group shots that are updated on our website! Between our crazy schedule with events and client meetings, we were able to take a step back and provide linens for an epic styled shoot at the NorVA that ended up gracing the cover of Coastal Virginia Magazine, as well as having a 12 page spread!
Fall/End Of Year
Photo: Caitlin Gerres Photography
Photo: Fowler Studios
Wrapping up our year, we were thrilled when one of our very own Waterford gals, Stephanie, got hitched! Another exciting moment was getting to tease our 4th Annual Crystal Clear Vision event, with promises that the 2017 event would be bigger and better than ever! Adding mahogany chiavari chairs to our inventory was a perfect way to round out the year! These beauties are stored on-site at the The Historic Post Office, for the convenience of our brides there! Of course, we couldn’t let the holidays pass without our annual Christmas party as well!
We can’t WAIT to see what amazing things 2017 brings, see you guys next year 🙂