Spring Look 2017 - Romantic Boho in Pink, Gray & Neutral Tones

You see a lot of pink when you are involved in weddings.  Flowers, linens, bridesmaid's dresses, men's ties, even cakes  - all have been done in pink!   I actually used light pink and navy in my own wedding, so I really am happy to be surrounded by it.  I wanted to do a Spring Lookbook that would be perfect for my pink-loving boho brides, but also give them some different color combos to think about.  I created a soft, romantic look with plenty of neutral tones & a splash of bright fuschia for a fun surprise.   Get ready for some beautiful looks for dessert displays, lounges & sweetheart seating!

Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals

Huge thanks to Le Fleur Floral Design & Events for the gorgeous flowers and Dashwood Shop for all the help - snapping pictures, moving furniture & styling.  We did this one rainy Saturday morning in my warehouse - and I can't wait to hear what you think!  

Spring Look 2017 - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals
Spring Look 2017  - Spruce Rentals

Want to create these looks for your own celebration?  Email me at SomethingOldEventRentals@gmail.com to start planning!  Everything shown in these photos - from sofas & tables to pillows & candles is available for rent. 

New Inventory Week 2017

I love New Inventory Week - taking the time to feature each item ensures each unique piece gets the attention it deserves.  I hope you'll check back frequently this week as I update this blog post with new items!

Friday - 

The Kristi Sofa is a brand-new acquisition and also a feature piece in a styled shoot you'll see in a few weeks!  The brown linen and floral carved frames make this beauty perfect for many different settings.  

The Trudy Loveseat is such a cozy piece and I love the mustard/goldenrod velvet stripe so much!  I have several brides focusing on a very natural, boho theme and I think this would be amazing for outdoor bridal portraits - I can just picture it next to wheat fields.  The arms are so round it has a different shape than any other piece currently in inventory. 

Thursday - 

The Huntley Buffet is my second recently acquired buffet and it's amazing how it can be both casual and elegant with just a few minor styling changes.  It also has casters, so it's perfect for a rolling cake display that so many of my clients are doing! 

The Collins Buffet is honestly one of my favorite pieces right now.  It has such a beautiful shape and I can figure out a way to use the gray with everything!  I bought this buffet and another one I'll show later tonight from a picker in Decatur - both buffets were in terrible, terrible condition and although I had hoped to keep them their natural wood color, it just wasn't possible. 

Wednesday - 

The Heidi Display Cabinet is such a versatile piece - I'm always on the lookout for new ways to display desserts and favors and I was excited to find this one.   It's recently been used to display children's books at a baby shower and I can't wait to show those photos off soon!  The shelves are both adjustable and removable, so you could place a tall layered cake inside on a beautiful pedestal cake plate and still have room for a few more things!  I an imagine this being used to hold gifts or interesting seating cards, family photos for a memorial display and even late-night reception snacks like popcorn or donuts. 

Tuesday - 

I hadn't originally planned on the Joanna Farm Tables being a part of New Inventory Week - until I realized they weren't on my website!   These whitewashed farm tables are a dream and design all of my own - a table that feels a bit more feminine than the typical farm table, and bright enough to lighten any dark venue. I can really envision these as a head table or creative food display or alternated with standard banquet rounds for a creative room layout.   I'm so happy with how they look I'm considering a similar table for my house!

I always have brides asking if I have anything purple, and up until now, I haven't been able to quite get what they want.  But now - introducing Violet!  A great purple chair, perfect to pair with neutrals or jewel tones.  The velvet pile looks a bit different depending on how you brush it, so the mottled look of the chair is actually the pile being rubbed in different directions.  I've also got a different shade/style of purple chair (more berry purple colored) waiting on my to-be-upholstered pile, so I will hopefully have two different purple options here shortly!

Monday - 

The Layton Jute Rug is such a great basic piece because it is so versatile.  When I purchased it, I had envisioned it being used for outdoor lounge areas, but it has also been used for a ceremony floor covering and to layer with other rugs at a dance floor.  

The June Chair is one of my favorite recent acquisitions.   A lot of original vintage pieces have a more mustardy-yellow fabric, but this soft lemon yellow velvet is just the sweetest!   It made it's debut at Brunch with the Bride a few weeks ago and I love how the tiny bright pop of color stood out against the brick walls.  

New Inventory, Princess Diana and a Silent Observer of Presidential History

Last year I had several clients ask if I had a gold rental chair option.  I struggled with this request, because while I would love to accommodate every rental need for my clients, I also want to stay true to my goal of offering unique rentals.  One day as I was watching political news (did we do anything else in 2016?), I realized that I was looking at a chair that was different from anything else I had seen previously.   As I researched I found photos of White House dinners, dating back to the Kennedy administration, featuring this regal gold chair.    

 

1962 - State Dining Room set for a dinner during the Kennedy administration; random fact - the china is from the Truman administration.  (Photo by George Mobley)

1962 - State Dining Room set for a dinner during the Kennedy administration; random fact - the china is from the Truman administration.  (Photo by George Mobley)

1965 - First Lady Lady Bird Johnson inspecting tables prior to a dinner for Princess Margaret.  Image via Getty Images. 

1965 - First Lady Lady Bird Johnson inspecting tables prior to a dinner for Princess Margaret.  Image via Getty Images. 

1973 - "Remarks at a Reception for Returned Prisoners of War" (Nixon).  This dinner was actually in a tent outside the White House.  

1973 - "Remarks at a Reception for Returned Prisoners of War" (Nixon).  This dinner was actually in a tent outside the White House.  

1975-Old west themed decorations for a state dinner honoring President Anwar al-Sadat of Egypt (Ford Library).

1975-Old west themed decorations for a state dinner honoring President Anwar al-Sadat of Egypt (Ford Library).

1977-The Carters hosting a dinner in 1977 (Carter Library)

1977-The Carters hosting a dinner in 1977 (Carter Library)

I hunted and searched and searched until I found a company that would offer what I wanted - a timeless gold chair that would withstand trends and still work under the demands of weekly weddings.  I ordered a sample and it sat in my kitchen for about three months while I thought about whether or not I wanted to take this step.  

1981 - Table settings in the President's Dining Room for the Prince of Wales Prince Charles' private dinner. (Reagan Library)

1981 - Table settings in the President's Dining Room for the Prince of Wales Prince Charles' private dinner. (Reagan Library)

1990 - President George HW Bush is signing the Americans with Disabilities Act on the South Lawn (Encyclopedia Britannica)

1990 - President George HW Bush is signing the Americans with Disabilities Act on the South Lawn (Encyclopedia Britannica)

1997 - The Clintons at an event in the White House (CNN)

1997 - The Clintons at an event in the White House (CNN)

2006 - President George W Bush and Mrs Laura Bush pose in the State Dining Room prior to a dinner in honor of the president of Ghana

2006 - President George W Bush and Mrs Laura Bush pose in the State Dining Room prior to a dinner in honor of the president of Ghana

2009 - The Obamas pose in the State Dining Room before the Governors Dinner

2009 - The Obamas pose in the State Dining Room before the Governors Dinner

2017 - First Lady Melania Trump hosts the annual Governor's Ball with her husband President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House.  This event is actually still taking place while I'm publishing this post!

2017 - First Lady Melania Trump hosts the annual Governor's Ball with her husband President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House.  This event is actually still taking place while I'm publishing this post!

My final decision was that if any chair can last through eleven administrations, historic events through the decades, and host every kind of group on the planet while still maintaining it's elegance, then it was a chair I could happily incorporate into my inventory.  I currently have a sample of the Regal chair available to view at my warehouse, and they will be available for events soon.  Interested?  Just send me a note and we'll get started!

2017 - It fits right in with my other inventory!  Photo by Shelby Photography

2017 - It fits right in with my other inventory!  Photo by Shelby Photography

Just for fun - the Regal chair also shows up in pop culture!  

1985 - Reagan Administration - John Travolta and Princess Diana dance to music from "Saturday Night Fever". Her dress was later called the Travolta dress.  

1985 - Reagan Administration - John Travolta and Princess Diana dance to music from "Saturday Night Fever". Her dress was later called the Travolta dress.  

House of Cards

House of Cards

Lee Daniels' The Butler

Lee Daniels' The Butler

Wedding Inspiration with Now & Then Photography, Le Fleur Floral Design & Events, Something Old Event Rentals, Morton Rentals, So Chic Boutique, The Posh Cake, Murphy's Salon and Adore Bridal

I don't know that I could pass by Valentine's Day without sharing some romantic photos!  Last fall I got to participate in this beautiful wedding inspiration shoot by Now and Then Photography - it was the most beautiful day and this sweet couple was so relaxed and in love!  The photos were taken on private property in Pekin, IL.  Enjoy & hope you have a beautiful day with the ones you love!

Something Old Event Rentals
Something Old Event Rentals
Something Old Event Rentals
Something Old Event Rentals
Something Old Event Rentals
Something Old Event Rentals
Something Old Event Rentals
Something Old Event Rentals
Something Old Event Rentals

Cake: The Posh Cake

Hair and Make-up: Murphy's Salon & Day Spa

Wedding Gown and Tux: Adore Bridal & Specialty

Invitations and Paper: So Chic Boutique & Events

Florist: Le Fleur Floral Design & Events, Inc.

Linens, Dinnerware and Chairs: Peoria and Morton Rentals 

Loveseat and Table: Something Old Event Rentals

Something Old Event Rentals
Something Old Event Rentals
Something Old Event Rentals
Something Old Event Rentals
Something Old Event Rentals

Jewel Toned Editorial with Kaula Marie Photography, Southern Magnolias Events, Pollen & Pastry, Prairie Glass House, Sugar by Sarah, Herriotts, La Tavola Linens, Something Old Event Rentals and more!

Over the past year I have had several opportunities to work with vendors in the Champaign area and although I am usually moving furniture and they are taking photos and arranging dessert displays and working with clients, I have enjoyed our short interactions.   The colors you'll see in this editorial are so bright and vibrant and - just plain fun!  This venue, Prairie Glass House, is an amazing modern house with windows along every wall.  Once again I have so many photos I'm breaking this up into two posts - the couple and the details.  Enjoy Part I: The Couple!

Something Old Event Rentals - Kaula Marie Photography - Southern Magnolia Events - Prairie Glass House
Something Old Event Rentals - Kaula Marie Photography - Southern Magnolia Events - Prairie Glass House
Something Old Event Rentals - Kaula Marie Photography - Southern Magnolia Events - Prairie Glass House
Something Old Event Rentals - Kaula Marie Photography - Southern Magnolia Events - Prairie Glass House

Planners/StylistsSouthern Magnolias 

Photographer: Kaula Marie Photography 

Venue: Prairie Glass House 

Florist and Cake: Pollen and Pastry (website: http://www.pollenandpastry.com/; instagram: @pollenandpastry)

Wedding Dress & Tuxedo: Michelle’s Bridal

Rings: Stones and Gold 

Hairstylist and Makeup Artist: Jennifer Zimmerman

Furniture Rental: Something Old Event Rentals

Macarons: Sugar by Sarah 

Linen Rentals: La Tavola Linens 

Gold Chair Rentals: Herriotts 

Gold Cutlery: Avant Modern 

Invitation Suite: Cara Caprice Design 

Guestbook: Velvet Raptor 

Something Old Event Rentals - Kaula Marie Photography - Southern Magnolia Events - Prairie Glass House
Something Old Event Rentals - Kaula Marie Photography - Southern Magnolia Events - Prairie Glass House
Something Old Event Rentals - Kaula Marie Photography - Southern Magnolia Events - Prairie Glass House
Something Old Event Rentals - Kaula Marie Photography - Southern Magnolia Events - Prairie Glass House
Something Old Event Rentals - Kaula Marie Photography - Southern Magnolia Events - Prairie Glass House

Up next - all the details!

Christmas Wedding Inspiration from Shelby Photography, Adore Bridal, Le Fleur Floral Design & Events, Morton Rentals, Dash/Wood and Something Old Event Rentals at the Red Barn Tree Shop in Morton, IL

Merry Christmas!  A few weeks ago I was invited to participate in a styled shoot organized by Shelby Photography and Le Fleur Floral Design & Events.  I love the way the traditional red & green are accented with peach,, copper & gray tones and I think a Christmas-themed wedding would be especially beautiful!   This is my first chance to really show off one of the Joanna Farm Tables. Special shout out to our models who were completely frozen but still gorgeous.  Enjoy these photos and have a wonderful holiday weekend with your family and friends!

Christmas Wedding Inspiration from Shelby Photography, Adore Bridal, Le Fleur Floral Design & Events, Morton Rentals, Dash/Wood and Something Old Event Rentals at the Red Barn Tree Shop in Morton, IL
Christmas Wedding Inspiration from Shelby Photography, Adore Bridal, Le Fleur Floral Design & Events, Morton Rentals, Dash/Wood and Something Old Event Rentals at the Red Barn Tree Shop in Morton, IL
Christmas Wedding Inspiration from Shelby Photography, Adore Bridal, Le Fleur Floral Design & Events, Morton Rentals, Dash/Wood and Something Old Event Rentals at the Red Barn Tree Shop in Morton, IL

 

Something Old inventory included the Joanna Farm Table (there are five of these whitewashed 8' tables capable of seating 10!), mismatched brown chairs, Edie Loveseat and the Madisen Chalkboard.  I have been wanting farm tables for a while and I am happy to offer something so unique that is made in the style of one of my favorites, Joanna Gaines.

 

Christmas Wedding Inspiration from Shelby Photography, Adore Bridal, Le Fleur Floral Design & Events, Morton Rentals, Dash/Wood and Something Old Event Rentals at the Red Barn Tree Shop in Morton, IL
Christmas Wedding Inspiration from Shelby Photography, Adore Bridal, Le Fleur Floral Design & Events, Morton Rentals, Dash/Wood and Something Old Event Rentals at the Red Barn Tree Shop in Morton, IL
Christmas Wedding Inspiration from Shelby Photography, Adore Bridal, Le Fleur Floral Design & Events, Morton Rentals, Dash/Wood and Something Old Event Rentals at the Red Barn Tree Shop in Morton, IL
Christmas Wedding Inspiration from Shelby Photography, Adore Bridal, Le Fleur Floral Design & Events, Morton Rentals, Dash/Wood and Something Old Event Rentals at the Red Barn Tree Shop in Morton, IL
Christmas Wedding Inspiration from Shelby Photography, Adore Bridal, Le Fleur Floral Design & Events, Morton Rentals, Dash/Wood and Something Old Event Rentals at the Red Barn Tree Shop in Morton, IL
Christmas Wedding Inspiration from Shelby Photography, Adore Bridal, Le Fleur Floral Design & Events, Morton Rentals, Dash/Wood and Something Old Event Rentals at the Red Barn Tree Shop in Morton, IL
Christmas Wedding Inspiration from Shelby Photography, Adore Bridal, Le Fleur Floral Design & Events, Morton Rentals, Dash/Wood and Something Old Event Rentals at the Red Barn Tree Shop in Morton, IL
Christmas Wedding Inspiration from Shelby Photography, Adore Bridal, Le Fleur Floral Design & Events, Morton Rentals, Dash/Wood and Something Old Event Rentals at the Red Barn Tree Shop in Morton, IL
Christmas Wedding Inspiration from Shelby Photography, Adore Bridal, Le Fleur Floral Design & Events, Morton Rentals, Dash/Wood and Something Old Event Rentals at the Red Barn Tree Shop in Morton, IL
Christmas Wedding Inspiration from Shelby Photography, Adore Bridal, Le Fleur Floral Design & Events, Morton Rentals, Dash/Wood and Something Old Event Rentals at the Red Barn Tree Shop in Morton, IL
Christmas Wedding Inspiration from Shelby Photography, Adore Bridal, Le Fleur Floral Design & Events, Morton Rentals, Dash/Wood and Something Old Event Rentals at the Red Barn Tree Shop in Morton, IL
Christmas Wedding Inspiration from Shelby Photography, Adore Bridal, Le Fleur Floral Design & Events, Morton Rentals, Dash/Wood and Something Old Event Rentals at the Red Barn Tree Shop in Morton, IL
Christmas Wedding Inspiration from Shelby Photography, Adore Bridal, Le Fleur Floral Design & Events, Morton Rentals, Dash/Wood and Something Old Event Rentals at the Red Barn Tree Shop in Morton, IL

Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals

I shared the first part of this editorial here, but I am have been looking forward to sharing these photos with you for several weeks!  If you love muted, earthy tones, casual elegance and natural beauty - this one's for you!  Lauren Fotography did a beautiful job putting this together - enjoy!

Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals

Something Old inventory used includes the Heather Sweetheart Table, four brown Mismatched Chairs, the Kandis Table Set and a large rug.  

Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals

Suit: Men’s Warehouse

Florals: Fancy Florals By Nancy

Stationery: East to West Studio

Hair/Makeup: Corpo Bello

Dessert: Boejannies

Furniture: Something Old Event Rentals

Jewelry: Bremer Jewelry

Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
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Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Part II: Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry. Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East To West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals

Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals, Part I

Get ready for some major beauty!  I had planned to share this last week - I really did - but I spent a lot of time going back and forth about how many photos to share with you.  Honestly, Lauren Fotography did such an amazing job creating this I could share all of the 500+ photos she sent me.  Normally my blog photos are light on romantic couple photos, heavy on detail photos because I rent details and I want to show them off - but this couple! Ahh! I decided to break this into two separate posts - Post I focuses on the couple, Post II will focus on all the details.   Take note kids - this is a beautiful story of a couple in love...

Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals

Suit: Men’s Warehouse

Florals: Fancy Florals By Nancy

Stationery: East to West Studio

Hair/Makeup: Corpo Bello

Dessert: Boejannies

Furniture: Something Old Event Rentals

Jewelry: Bremer Jewelry

Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals
Boho Fall Editorial with Lauren Fotography, Fancy Florals by Nancy, Bremer Jewelry, Boejannies, Men's Wearhouse, Corpo Bello Salon, East to West Studio and Something Old Event Rentals

Part II coming soon...

Styled Shoot: Whimsical Summer Bride at an Illinois farm with Danielle Stewart Photography, Splendor of Eden and a sweet little lamb

This is the sweetest bridal session with beautiful flowers, the Illinois countryside and a sweet little lamb.  Danielle Stewart Photography did a wonderful job creating this shoot and I am happy to show off her work!  This beautiful couple is actually married, and on the day of this shoot, were multitasking modeling and caring for their sweet baby!  Somehow my parenting moments have never been quite this glamorous...Enjoy!   

Lamb Styled Shoot with Danielle Stewart Photography, Splendor of Eden and Something Old Event Rentals
Lamb Styled Shoot with Danielle Stewart Photography, Splendor of Eden and Something Old Event Rentals
Lamb Styled Shoot with Danielle Stewart Photography, Splendor of Eden and Something Old Event Rentals
Lamb Styled Shoot with Danielle Stewart Photography, Splendor of Eden and Something Old Event Rentals

Florals - Splendor of Eden

Dress- David's Bridal

Dress topper- BHLDN

Hair/makeup- Olivia Martin

Invitations- Sara Luginbuhl

Ring- Lillia Jeweler 

Earrings- Objects

Lamb Styled Shoot with Danielle Stewart Photography, Splendor of Eden and Something Old Event Rentals
Lamb Styled Shoot with Danielle Stewart Photography, Splendor of Eden and Something Old Event Rentals
Lamb Styled Shoot with Danielle Stewart Photography, Splendor of Eden and Something Old Event Rentals
Lamb Styled Shoot with Danielle Stewart Photography, Splendor of Eden and Something Old Event Rentals
Lamb Styled Shoot with Danielle Stewart Photography, Splendor of Eden and Something Old Event Rentals
Lamb Styled Shoot with Danielle Stewart Photography, Splendor of Eden and Something Old Event Rentals
Lamb Styled Shoot with Danielle Stewart Photography, Splendor of Eden and Something Old Event Rentals
Lamb Styled Shoot with Danielle Stewart Photography, Splendor of Eden and Something Old Event Rentals
Lamb Styled Shoot with Danielle Stewart Photography, Splendor of Eden and Something Old Event Rentals
Lamb Styled Shoot with Danielle Stewart Photography, Splendor of Eden and Something Old Event Rentals
Lamb Styled Shoot with Danielle Stewart Photography, Splendor of Eden and Something Old Event Rentals
Lamb Styled Shoot with Danielle Stewart Photography, Splendor of Eden and Something Old Event Rentals
Lamb Styled Shoot with Danielle Stewart Photography, Splendor of Eden and Something Old Event Rentals
Lamb Styled Shoot with Danielle Stewart Photography, Splendor of Eden and Something Old Event Rentals
Lamb Styled Shoot with Danielle Stewart Photography, Splendor of Eden and Something Old Event Rentals

Pumpkins!

If you've known me for five minutes, you know that about 88% of all photos I take are blurry.  It drives me crazy, but it's been that way forever - remember the days of film?  I'd develop a roll and end up with 7 totally dark photos, 1 moderately clear photo and the rest so blurry it was hard to make out any faces.  BUT I've been working on it, practicing when I have time (ha!) and deleting a lot of photos..  

I've needed to take a photo of the Daisy Sweetheart Table, so I thought it would be fun to use it as a chance to practice my (improving) photography skills.   By the way - meet Daisy!

Something Old Event Rentals - Daisy Sweetheart Table
The Heather table photographed by Amelia Zobrist Photography

The Heather table photographed by Amelia Zobrist Photography

Daisy is the whitewashed version of everyone's favorite Heather Sweetheart Table.  They are the exact same size, but one is painted white and one is stained brown.  They have been rented together several times - sometimes a bride will use one as a cake table and one as a gift table, or one as a sweetheart table and one as a cake table.  Actually, now that I'm thinking about it, Daisy has been used as a cake table quite a bit! 

 

Here in Morton the 50th Annual Pumpkin Festival is taking place - so I thought it would be fun to create a sweetheart table with a Morton theme!   I've been working with food-as-decor photos all week for another project, so now I'm adding pumpkins to my growing list.   Anyway, I am imagining this as a beautifully soft and light fall wedding - a lot of whites and browns with a few soft colors inspired by nature (and the pumpkin fields!).  Add mismatched chairs, antlers, and a textural table runner and it's pretty much perfection!   

Something Old Event Rentals - Daisy Sweetheart Table
Something Old Event Rentals - Daisy Sweetheart Table
Something Old Event Rentals - Daisy Sweetheart Table
Something Old Event Rentals - Daisy Sweetheart Table
Something Old Event Rentals - Daisy Sweetheart Table
Something Old Event Rentals - Daisy Sweetheart Table
Something Old Event Rentals - Daisy Sweetheart Table
Something Old Event Rentals - Daisy Sweetheart Table
Something Old Event Rentals - Daisy Sweetheart Table
Something Old Event Rentals - Daisy Sweetheart Table

I still need a lot more practice, but it was a fun way to spend an evening!   Special shout out to Le Fleur for the sprigs of eucalyptus.  

Behind Every Bride - August 2016

A few weeks ago I was at the Behind Every Bride show in East Peoria.  I took a few cell phone photos but it was so nice to get beautiful photos from Samantha Lynn Photography to share with you.  There is a very clear difference between my cell photos and her pro photos.  Anyway, it is really nice to meet people, and I'm starting to have "second generation" clients, where a bride rented from me last year or earlier this year and now her sister or cousin or bridesmaid will be renting from me next year.  I always get so excited about that because it means their experience was good and that's my main priority.   

Enough talking, on with the photos!  If inventory is being used, I'll try to point it out!  

Photo by Samantha Lynn Photography

Photo by Samantha Lynn Photography

Heartstrings used the white Ivy desk, white plant stand, cherry easel and gold chalkboard. 

Photo by Samantha Lynn Photography

Photo by Samantha Lynn Photography

The So Chic Boutique used one of the new white farm tables as their main display table.  Love those pretty legs!   The smaller table on the right is the sweetheart sized table.    They are also using the chippy green door on the back right side to show off their pretty paper!

Photo by Samantha Lynn Photography

Photo by Samantha Lynn Photography

I just love this little silver dresser.  It's smaller than other pieces I have but it could still work for a guestbook, cake display or even ceremony backdrop.  

Photo by Samantha Lynn Photography

Photo by Samantha Lynn Photography

Embellish Lettering used the pink Shelby dresser to display some of her pieces.  

Photo by Samantha Lynn Photography

Photo by Samantha Lynn Photography

The So Chic Boutique styled the gold bar cart as a fun shower idea with pink and gold and personal bottles of champagne.  

Photo by Samantha Lynn Photography

Photo by Samantha Lynn Photography

I also brought a few things for Le Fleur Floral Design - they are moving their store, by the way!  I've gotten to peek inside the new space and it's going to be so amazing!  They are using a black window frame, black pedestal table and gold nesting tables.

Photo by Samantha Lynn Photography

Photo by Samantha Lynn Photography

I created a easy and casual lounge out of the blue sofa and white chairs, using the industrial cart as a coffee table.  I can now offer the large jute rug under the lounge. 

Photo by Samantha Lynn Photography

Photo by Samantha Lynn Photography

Something Old Event Rentals - Behind Every Bride - Samantha Lynn Photography

In case you are curious, the fiddle leaf fig tree is doing well in my house so far.  I read about 25 different blog/greenhouse/gardening posts and I water it exactly once a week with exactly two cups of water.   It should probably be called a fickle leaf fig tree, but I'm getting off topic here...

Photo by Samantha Lynn Photography

Photo by Samantha Lynn Photography

Mismatch Calligraphy did a large mirrored sign for the open display area.  Her mirror is on a Something Old easel.  

Photo by Samantha Lynn Photography

Photo by Samantha Lynn Photography

We built whitewashed farm tables.  I really wanted something that would look perfect with the mismatched chairs, but I also wanted something that offered a softer look.  It has taken about four months of trial and error, but I am just so happy with how these turned out.  Plus you can never go wrong with a turned leg.  Available to 2017 brides, so get your reservations in ASAP!

Something Old Event Rentals - Behind Every Bride

Leg shot from my phone!

Photo by Samantha Lynn Photography

Photo by Samantha Lynn Photography

Table detail shot - you can see the wood grain through the white wash.  Eventually I'll be able to offer vintage china, but now I'm just in the collecting phase. 

Something Old Event Rentals - Behind Every Bride - Le Fleur Floral Design

Here you can see the sweetheart table paired with the oatmeal chairs & twig arbor.  The arbor is really massive and a must-see in person!  Florals by Le Fleur!

Something Old Event Rentals - Behind Every Bride

Cell phone shot of my booth - I was setting up a lot of areas, so I didn't want a complicated design in my own space.   It was a bit of a fail because several people thought I was a photographer.  I'll keep tweaking it for future shows.

I also had inventory for Kara Kamienski Photography and Mismatch Calligraphy & Design, but my photos are so terrible even I am embarrassed to show them!  

Something Old Event Rentals - Behind Every Bride

I recently acquired these green windows.  I actually have three, one of them still has the glass panes in it, perfect for a seating chart or welcome sign or other lettering.  Two help frame out this cake by Le Bakery, along with florals from Le Fleur!

It was a fun show, I look forward to the next one in January!  Thanks for these beautiful photos Samantha Lynn Photography!

Something Old Event Rentals - Behind Every Bride - Samantha Lynn Photography

Featured Wedding: Grid & Yasmin

When the Wright Photographs sent over these photos of Grid & Yasmin's wedding, my jaw seriously dropped.  These are beautiful, beautiful photos - add the amazing Pear Tree Estate, natural lighting, a stunning couple, the sweet Caroline sofa and both Gemini settees - and it is wedding perfection.   This is a great example of how a few amazing pieces can make a huge impact.  Enjoy!

Something Old Event Rentals - Pear Tree Estate - Wright Photographs
Something Old Event Rentals - Pear Tree Estate - Wright Photographs
Something Old Event Rentals - Pear Tree Estate - Wright Photographs
Something Old Event Rentals - Pear Tree Estate - Wright Photographs
Something Old Event Rentals - Pear Tree Estate - Wright Photographs
Something Old Event Rentals - Pear Tree Estate - Wright Photographs
Something Old Event Rentals - Pear Tree Estate - Wright Photographs
Something Old Event Rentals - Pear Tree Estate - Wright Photographs
Something Old Event Rentals - Pear Tree Estate - Wright Photographs
Something Old Event Rentals - Pear Tree Estate - Wright Photographs
Something Old Event Rentals - Pear Tree Estate - Wright Photographs
Something Old Event Rentals - Pear Tree Estate - Wright Photographs
Something Old Event Rentals - Pear Tree Estate - Wright Photographs

Featured Wedding: Andrew & Katie

Because of the nature of my business, I typically see my clients exactly one time.  We will talk over the phone, through email, text messages, facebook messages, but in person - I see most of them one time (and some of them - not at all!).   But I actually ran into Katie again and the second time was one week before their wedding - we were both at Hobby Lobby at about 7:45PM on a Saturday night.  She was buying last minute wedding items, and I was wearing my paint -spattered clothes after working on projects all day.   I was a bit mortified but Katie was the sweetest and most gracious about my awkward appearance! 

Look at how beautiful SHE is!  

Look at how beautiful SHE is!  

Andrew & Katie were married on the July 4th weekend and wanted to have an Americana/Patriotic feel to their wedding - it was beautiful!  I especially love all the tiny pops of yellow and the historic feel to their wedding - old photos, military medals, and red poppies in memory of her own grandfather, "Poppy".   Their entire wedding has the sweetest and most classic feel to it!   I have a lot of clients get married at the Pettingill House and it's such a timeless venue.

Something Old Event Rentals - Schilling Photography - Pettingill-Morron House
Something Old Event Rentals - Schilling Photography - Pettingill-Morron House
Something Old Event Rentals - Schilling Photography - Pettingill-Morron House
Something Old Event Rentals - Schilling Photography - Pettingill-Morron House

Photos – Schilling Photography

Event Planning – So Chic Events

Handlettering – Embellish Lettering + Design

Florals – Le Fleur Florals

Ceremony Location – Pettingill-Morron House

Ceremony Chairs – Morton Rentals

Something Old Event Rentals - Schilling Photography - Pettingill-Morron House
Something Old Event Rentals - Schilling Photography - Pettingill-Morron House
Something Old Event Rentals - Schilling Photography - Pettingill-Morron House
Something Old Event Rentals - Schilling Photography - Pettingill-Morron House
Something Old Event Rentals - Schilling Photography - Pettingill-Morron House
Something Old Event Rentals - Schilling Photography - Pettingill-Morron House
Something Old Event Rentals - Schilling Photography - Pettingill-Morron House
Something Old Event Rentals - Schilling Photography - Pettingill-Morron House
Something Old Event Rentals - Schilling Photography - Pettingill-Morron House
Something Old Event Rentals - Schilling Photography - Pettingill-Morron House

Something Old Event Rentals inventory used includes the Elisabeth Buffet, Emily Table, Francine Columns, Helen Chalkboard and Alice Chalkboard. 

Something Old Event Rentals - Schilling Photography - Pettingill-Morron House
Something Old Event Rentals - Schilling Photography - Pettingill-Morron House
Something Old Event Rentals - Schilling Photography - Pettingill-Morron House
Something Old Event Rentals - Schilling Photography - Pettingill-Morron House
Isn't this the most perfect exit?  Love!

Isn't this the most perfect exit?  Love!

The How & Why of the Spruce Wedding Company

When people ask me how I came up with the idea of a pop-up wedding company I realize it was really three separate events that all came together...

Laura & I - as Bradley students around 1999-2000.

Laura & I - as Bradley students around 1999-2000.

Event 1: I've been involved in the wedding industry for years.   YEARS.  Sometime in 1998 I got a last-minute call to sub in a string quartet and we've been playing together ever since.   Over the years (decades!), I came to realize how much I enjoyed having a small part in the happiness of so many couples.  As this grew into Something Old Event Rentals, I would have conversations with some of my friends - and I would be having a wonderful time describing the centerpieces and bride's gown - I came to realize a few of my friends just DID.NOT.CARE about a traditional wedding.  As in, they would come right out and tell me how much they hated the sequined white ball gown and 200 guests and yes, string quartet.  

Let's be honest.  I think my friends are crazy and they think I'm crazy.   But we still love each other!

But I started thinking about this group of friends - people who care about marriage, want to be married but really don't want the traditional event.   Some of them have careers, some have children, some have previous marriages and to them, spending a year on planning and a house down-payment on expenses is not something they would ever agree to do, and if they did agree, there is no way they are inviting 200 people because they only want their family there anyway.   

Event 2: Beginning in January 2016, I started getting involved in a lot of styled shoots - these are typically where a photographer, florist, wedding gown shop, jewelry store, etc all come together to create a fake wedding for the purposes of taking photos and showing off new looks.  Most recently, I did this Berry Romantic Collaboration, but by the end of 2016, I will have photos that have been published on national blogs such as Green Wedding Shoes, Smitten and Artfully Wed.  

Photo by Kara Kamienski Photography; florals by LeFleur; dress by Cloud Nine.  Her headpiece - stunning, right?

Photo by Kara Kamienski Photography; florals by LeFleur; dress by Cloud Nine.  Her headpiece - stunning, right?

The reasoning behind the styled shoots is that vendors can try new - or even risky - looks that brides may not be interested in until they can see them.  It's also a chance to work out a new idea that may sound great on paper, but may not actually work in a real space.   In a few weeks, I'll be heavily involved in a styled shoot that is based on the life and works of Andy Warhol.  I haven't had any clients come to me asking if I have inventory for a Warhol-inspired wedding, but I want my clients to know that they can truly have the wedding of their dreams - whether it involves a soft ivory sofa or a bold orange chair!  As I was doing these shoots, I would frequently think, "It would be so fun to have someone just hop into this picture and actually get married."   

Event 3:  I met Tricia, of the Pittsburgh Pop-Up Wedding Company.  As she was describing her events to me, I realized it could be the perfect combination of what I liked about styled shoots and what my non-wedding-lovers were looking for - a sort of Las Vegas elopement but with amazing local style and flavor.   As I started researching pop-up weddings, I realized this was the perfect direction for Something Old Event Rentals as a business, and for my own creative development.  I already have all the inventory needed for a wedding - once I add a few more necessary items I can have an entire wedding planned and executed in a short amount of time.  

As I started planning the first event and bouncing ideas off other vendors, I realized this was truly an exciting and needed wedding business for the Peoria area.   I can think of five couples I know personally who would want an amazingly planned, professional-looking event but without the hassle of the planning or large wedding party or enormous expense.  

Inside the main lodge - this is where the reception will take place.  Right outside those windows are deciduous trees that should be in full color!

Inside the main lodge - this is where the reception will take place.  Right outside those windows are deciduous trees that should be in full color!

I wanted to highlight the beautiful fall foliage, so the first event I've created I'm calling "Camp Spruce".   It's inspired by the set from Moonrise Kingdom, Camp Wandawega and hosted at a former Girl Scout camp in Pekin.   Every detail from this event - from the invitations to the cake to the centerpieces - have been created to share nature, summer camp memories, and yes, love, love, love!

I can only host a maximum of four weddings in one day, and as I'm writing this I may have two spaces already filled, so if you or a friend are interested, send me an email at SpruceWeddingCompany@gmail.com to get your copy of the Field Guide which explains all the details and vendors!  I am so thrilled to offer this option to happily-in-love-but-don't-want-a-traditional-wedding couples across Central IL.   Hint, hint - It would also be perfect for a vow renewal!  

So who's ready to visit Camp Spruce?

 

 

Featured Wedding: Billy & Lilly

I am so excited to share this fun and personalized wedding with you - Billy and Lilly have such fun personalities you can actually see it in their photos!   Because I drop off my inventory so early in a wedding's schedule, I don't always get to interact with the other vendors.  It was a fun surprise to look through the photos by Sharon Guillotte Photography and see how many of my favorite vendors were involved in Billy & Lilly's big day!   AND - check out the amazing guestbook / gigantic chair Billy built! So fun!  Congrats to them and thanks to Ings for bringing me on board and doing your decor magic!  

Photography: Sharon Guillotte Photography

Makeup:  Melissa Fravala – Monarch Beauty
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Unitarian Universalist Church in Peoria, IL
Catering: Kristen N. Delbo – Chef & Caterer (contact)
Cake: Trefzger’s in Peoria, IL
Floral: Le Fleur Floral Design in Washington, IL
Decor: Something Old Event Rentals / Ing’s
Event Design: Ing’s
Entertainment: Extreme DJs and Lighting

Something Old Event Rentals inventory includes mismatched chairs, Clover Barn Shelf, Preston Industrial Cart and Michail Bar Cart. 

Didn't get enough?  See more photos on Sharon Guillotte's blog here!

Berry Romantic Collaboration

Earlier this year I was contacted by Emily of Dashwood and Mara of Mismatch Calligraphy + Design who had met and realized that while their businesses could be considered competitors, they really wanted to collaborate and show how their similar-but-individual skills could work together.   They discussed the idea with Kelsey of Embellish Lettering and realized they wanted to do a joint styled shoot showcasing the tiny details they can create that will bring an entire event together.   As their vision grew, they brought me on board along with several other wedding professionals.  After several months of planning, our group of vendors grew closer, got to know each other better and walked away feeling so proud of the final product!   Imagine an intimate garden wedding - nature is in full bloom, colors are vibrant, berries are in season, and every detail is perfectly coordinated.   I am going to show you a ton of gorgeous photos - get comfy because you'll want to see every image!

Vendors - Photography, Kara Kamienski Photography; Florals, Le Fleur Floral Design; Dress, Cloud Nine Bridal; Jewelry & Watch, Bremer Jewelry; Invitations, Dashwood Shop; Large sign, chalkboard & seating chart, Mismatch Calligraphy + Design;  Table numbers, envelope address & favor cards, Embellish Lettering; Cake, Cake Crumbs Limited; Linens, I Do Events; hair & makeup, B.Loved Stylists.  

Something Old Event Rentals inventory used includes the Bertram Sofa, Heather Sweetheart Table, Anco-Bilt Easel, Van Gogh Easel, Michail Bar Cart, Dewey Doors and brass candlesticks,