Waterford Crystal is a brand that has withstood the test of time, namely due to their commitment to quality, design and function. Named after the Irish city of Waterford and with roots that date back to 1783 near Merchant’s Quay in that town, the company has gone through several iterations, but has always stood for luxury throughout the global crystal marketplace. William and George Penrose had a vision to create the finest quality crystal, drinking vessels and decorative objects for the home. And, they succeeded. The company has enjoyed incredible success over the years and even during its lowest point, found a way to spring back with the help of Czech designer Miroslav Havel.
We hosted an event at the stunning Lismore Castle in Lismore, Ireland – located at the Western line of County Waterford. The event was an intimate affair that showcased the best of Ireland and its stunning countryside over a three day weekend for 28 guests. We looked to Waterford to help give our guests a taste of the country, something special to take home in remembrance of the celebration and their time in Ireland. We worked with the brand and selected something simple and beautiful, the Elegance Champagne Trumpet Flutes. These flutes were perfect as they projected an air of regality and celebration – in the perfect duo gift set. They are hand-made with a deep, plunging V-shape and pulled stem.
We asked Waterford to personalize the flutes to reflect an element of the event – and they helped us conceptualize a small stamp, a crown which was engraved on the base of the flutes as a small remembrance of the weekend. The crown reflected the incredible history and royal ties to Lismore, which was an important theme. Waterford has a fantastic design team that works with clients to conceptualize anything one can imagine to engrave on their purchase. The process if easy and the items, once engraved, will reflect and piece of “you” for a lifetime.
We served champagne on arrival in these glasses and throughout the weekend – what more appropriate than to drink from a champagne flute created with centuries’-old heritage, in a location just miles away on the Irish coast? Waterford not only offers crystal in every form imaginable, but expanded lines of tabletop accessories to dress your daily life and special occasions with the most beautiful items imaginable.