As a wedding photographer I have the opportunity to work hand in hand with so many amazing people. Many of us, like myself, discovered we had a passion for weddings and decided to devote our time and business to the challenge, emotion, style, and the love, associated with the wedding day. With this passion we are able to make people’s unique wedding visions come to life. And with the tight schedules and hundreds of helping hands behind the scene of every wedding, you learn quickly how valuable it is to work alongside other professionals with a similar passion. This year I decided to start a guest blog featuring some of my favorite wedding professionals that I love working with. Whether its the planner keeping everyone organized, the decor & lighting team helping everything look amazing, or the chef providing a tasty bite to eat…they all help each couple get a day they will never want to forget.
So to start here are some quick Q&A with Jessica, the owner of A Vintage Affair Rentals, a Colorado unique decor rental small business, that now focuses in event planning as well!
What inspired you to start your business?
When planning my own wedding, I became discouraged at the lack of vintage resources available for brides that wanted to add a vintage feeling to a portion or all of their wedding. I thought the traditional cycle of buy and attempt to resell was burdensome for brides and made the entire process more difficult. As a result, I started A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals with an eye towards providing brides with the option to rent vintage items and add that special, timeless touch to their weddings.
Describe your product and what you sell?
I rent everything from unique vases, rustic table numbers to vintage furniture. I pride myself on finding those unique touches that take weddings, bridal showers, photo shoots and other events to the next level. I love providing those little touches that guests remember for years after an event.
What are some of the vintage accessories brides are clamoring for most?
The love to create a vintage lounge area for their guests. It a good way for guests to relax from dancing and also creates another conversation area for guests to catch up with one another. A bonus of having is you can “borrow” a couch or chair from them and use them during your bride and groom photos.
What gets you out of bed each day? I have so much more passion for what I do. I love working with brides to turn their inspiration into reality.
What are your business plans for 2013? I doing more and more event design for brides. I lot of time brides are overwhelmed by all the choices and ideas out there. I help them narrow them down and pull it all together to create a cohesive unique look.
If a bride wants to create a vintage wedding, how do you suggest she starts? Create your inspiration board, choose your color palette and identify your look and feel. Each time you make a decor choice, ask yourself if it fits with your original vision. If it doesn’t, sleep on it before you decide to go with it. Also, choose the right venue. You want the space to work with the look your going for. Colorado has some amazing historical mansions, barns, farms, and mountain backdrops to choose from.
Below is a sample of all the many products A Vintage Affair can provide for your event. They only have a limited amount of each item, so make sure to contact them soon for your wedding before someone else reserves it. Contact Jessica at: 303-901-8017 www.avintageaffairrentals.com