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Meet Vintage Sparkle: Specializing in Vintage Furniture + Props for Nashville Weddings

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Happy Tuesday! Today I am SO extremely excited to share all about Erin Sparks and her business Vintage Sparkle with you today! What is Vintage Sparkle? It's a vintage furniture and prop rental company in Nashville, TN specializing in boho weddings. And boy, you know how much I love a boho wedding! I was first introduced to Erin at Nashville's Big Fake Wedding at The Cordelle this past spring and absolutely loved the items she showcased in the ceremony! (Macramè backdrop, anyone?). And when I attended the Bloguettes workshop in May, her beautiful rentals made an appearance once again! I just had to have a photo op in one of the gorgeous woven chairs like these ^. I also have a special styled shoot feature coming up that I designed showcasing more of her amazing curated collection! Adding to my love for Vintage Sparkle, she was just featured on one of my favorite sites, Domino Mag, last week (swoon!). From woven rugs to candelabras to blush vintage sofas, Vintage Sparkle is sure to give your boho wedding the extra detail it needs to wow your guests! Keep reading to learn more about Erin's business...

Above 3 Photos by Emvision

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Tell us about your company + how long you've been in business.

Erin: Vintage Sparkle has been in business for 3 years. We started out selling vintage furniture and home decor at the Nashville Flea Market. Just over 2 years ago, we branched into rentals. We love helping people bring style and character to their events!

How did you get started in weddings?

Erin: Our inventory is loaded with unique and interesting vintage finds so originally, we thought the bulk of our rental business would be for the entertainment industry. Turns out, Nashville brides have amazing taste and want to express their individuality on their wedding day. We couldn't be happier - it's such an honor to be a part of such an important, memorable celebration!

What are your strengths compared to other rental companies?

Erin: At this point, we are a small business. We see this as a strength because our level of passion and concern for each event is super high. We don't do a ton of weddings, most weekends we only take on one, so each couple gets the attention they deserve. Our inventory is constantly growing and changing. Because we do vintage rentals, we keep things exciting with more consistent additions. We also sell our inventory regularly. It's important to us to be able to offer brides something truly unique- because just like it's a bummer to walk into your friends house and see that they have the same furniture, the same goes for your wedding decor.

Photos by Gray Kammera

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What attracts couples to your business?

Erin: Couples who have great style and want their day to look and feel like a reflection of them are drawn to our brand. We tend to attract bohemian brides who are very unconventional in their approach. They want their wedding to have that collected look, but on a professional, magazine-worthy level.

What is the most innovative new product, service, style or other aspect of your industry that brides and grooms might appreciate?

Erin: We have tons of vintage rugs. It's hard to find a good source for renting amazing rugs and buying them, for most brides, is out of the question due to their value. We love putting together rug aisles for that most important walk!

Is there anything else you'd like to share about your company?

Erin: We offer complimentary styling of our our inventory with your order.

Photos by Emvision + Gray Kammera

Thank you so much for sharing all about Vintage Sparkle with us, Erin! To see all of Vintage Sparkle's inventory, click on over to their website here. And also be sure to give her a follow over on Instagram

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Summer Savings on Chair Rentals from Liberty Party Rental in Nashville, TN

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

It's Summah timeeee...! And that means Liberty Party Rental's Summer Savings are happening now! If you have a party (ahem, your wedding!) coming up in July or August, Liberty Party Rental is offering discounts on select chairs. So if you've waited until the last minute to book your chairs for your Summer wedding or if your family + friends are hosting a bridal shower or bachelorette party for you this summer, then I recommend taking full advantage of this deal! Keep reading to find out more about Liberty's Summer Savings...

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So which of Liberty's beautiful selection of chairs qualifies for the savings? Check it out below:

Chiavari Chairs with Pad: $6

Folding Chairs: $2

Versailles Chairs with Pad: $4

Axis Furniture: $10 off per piece

Samsonite Chairs: $1

Tuscan Bentwood Chairs with Pad: $8 

Photo by Abigail Volkmann Photography

Photo by Kyle Gregory Photography

PLUS - you'll receive FREE setup and breakdown on your chairs in July & August! Now that's a pretty amazing deal to go along with the chair discount!

Photo by Matt Andrews Photography

What's the fine print? Your event must be taking place in July or August and the discount does not apply to orders already booked. Discounted chairs do not allow for any further % discounts.  The deal is subject to Liberty's inventory availability on the date of your event.

Want to check out more of Liberty's vast array of wedding rentals? Check out their full inventory on their website and also be sure to follow along with the latest + greatest on their Instagram page!

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Sequin Wedding Linens + Bridesmaid Dresses with Bella Bridesmaids + Over the Top Linens

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Photo by Christie Froom Studios

Although it's summer, I know a lot of you are in go-mode for planning your fall or winter wedding! So even though I have some fun summer inspiration waiting for you just around the corner, I've decided to add a little glitz and glam to your Thursday - today is all about sequins! We have a dream team collaboration between Bella Bridesmaids + Over the Top Linen Rentals featuring everything sequin! Sequins are best used to give that extra glitz and glam to your wedding and make certain design elements of your wedding stand out. Whether it's glamming up all your bridesmaids in a sequin number, or mixing and matching sequin with tulle... or highlighting your sweetheart table with a sequin linen or glamming up all the tables with sequin coverings, your wedding is sure to wow! 

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When color schemes that include Dusty Rose, Millennial Pink, and Blush are all the rage in weddings as of late, why not jazz it up with some sparkle? Over the Top carries some incredible linen - their selection is off the charts and you'll be sure to find what you're looking for. You can order their linens through your wedding planner or through your local rental company and they should have some samples in stock to show you. Over the Top even has some sequin linen that emulates tree branches or irridescent linens that will catch the light in your venue! As for your bridesmaid dresses? Throw on a faux mink coat over the sparkle to give some extra texture! The key to this sequin trend is to not go overboard on the sparkle - incorporate soft touches of the trend to keep your wedding shining magically - not blinding your guests!

Photo by Caitlin B Photography 

Bridesmaid dress designers like Adrianna Papell, Theia Bridesmaids, and Watters are all great places to start when searching for sequin gowns. Bella Bridesmaids in Green Hills carries only bridesmaid dresses and they have the absolute best selection in town! Adding pops of sequins into your bridesmaid attire as in the photo below is a great choice. Dress your Maid of Honor or sister in an all over sequin look and have the rest of your 'maids don a mix of sequin and chiffon. 

Looking for more sequin linen and bridesmaid dress inspiration? Check out Bella Bridesmaids website here and also Over the Top here! Cheers!

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Posted by Alyssa | Filed under: Nashville-Style, Bridesmaids & Bridal Party, Inspiration & Trends, Rentals, 0 comments »

How to Set the Table at Your Wedding: A How To By The Wedding Plate

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Photos by Eden Ingle

When you're discussing your wedding table designs, there are a few things you need to know about setting your table! And after working in the wedding rental industry myself, I was surprised by the amount of brides who asked how to properly set a table. Well, luckily Lisa of The Wedding Plate has started a blog series on how to set the tables at your Nashville wedding. She's broken it down into different categories - bread and drinks, flatware and napkins. Plus, she has a great one-sheet on how to make sure you don't miss anything in your table settings. Check out her advice below!

Photos by Jenna Henderson

Bread & Drinks:

In a basic place setting, you won't have a bread plate, but if you want your wedding to be a bit more formal, the bread plate goes to the left corner of your place setting. And what about the water and wine? Water glasses should be placed directly above the dinner knife on the right followed by the wine glasses - cascading down smaller and smaller. Here are some more tips from Lisa on bread & drinks!

Flatware:

This is the area where people are most likely to question themselves! Which side does the fork go on? What about the knife? Well, here is how you do it! The dinner fork goes to the left of the dinner plate followed by the salad fork. Next, the dinner knife goes to the right of the dinner plate followed by the coffee spoon. Easy peasy! Check out more of Lisa's tips on formal vs. informal settings here!

Photo by Eden Ingle

Napkins:

For a formal setting, the napkin should be folded and placed under the soup bowl which is placed on top of the dinner plate. The napkin can also go under the fork or on the plate if you're looking for an informal plate setting - keeping it casual! Read more of Lisa's tips here.

 

And if you're a visual person like me, here's Lisa's handy cheat sheet for how to set a wedding table:

Thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us, Lisa! You can check out more of The Wedding Plate's tips + beautiful vintage china inventory here on their website. And be sure to give them a follow on Instagram!

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Posted by Alyssa | Filed under: Advice & Planning, Florals, Details & Design , Rentals, Wedding Style - Vintage, 0 comments »

Vintage Weddings & Events: Mismatched China + Decor for Your Nashville Wedding

Thursday, April 27, 2017

When celebrating your big day, you want it to be uniquely yours! From your vows to your dress to your tablescapes, everything about your weddings should scream you as a couple. And if you're a vintage lover like me, then adding heirloom china + centerpieces to your table scape is a great choice! Nancy of Vintage Weddings and Events has curated and collected unique pieces of china, glassware, flatware + more that you can rent for your wedding! The Depression Glass, brooches + more are one of a kind pieces and will definitely be a talking piece among your guests at your Nashville wedding. As a Mother of the Groom herself, Nancy knows the ins and outs of planning a wedding, so keep reading to learn more about her vintage china business + how you can rent some for your wedding!

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Tell us about Vintage Weddings + Special Events + how long you've been in business!

Nancy: Vintage Weddings & Special Events is a new family owned business which features mismatched china, goblets, depression glassware, flatware, and serving dishes. We also design one-of-a-kind centerpieces such as brooch bouquets in vintage vases and lighted mason jars on tree rounds. Our goal is to provide a unique dining experience for wedding.

How did you get started in weddings?

Nancy: I started collecting vintage china and depression glass for my son's wedding last June. I fell in love with "the thrill of the hunt." I find my treasures at estate sales, flea markets, and antique stores.

What's the philosophy behind Vintage Weddings + Events?

Nancy: We are a family business and we plan to treat each event with TLC.

What are your strengths compared to other rental companies?

Nancy: I believe we are unique because we have incorporated Depression Glass into our Vintage Garden Collection. The glass compliments the colors and patterns of the china. The layering of plates is gorgeous!

What attracts brides to your business (+ describe that bride!)?

Nancy: I think brides that are having a rustic, vintage, or bohemian wedding will love our dinnerware and centerpieces. Our prices are also very reasonable.

Describe some of the services you provide besides place setting + centerpiece rentals.

Nancy: We set up and attend the reception to make sure everything runs smoothly and the reception continues to look attractive while you enjoy your special day. We will clear tables and tidy all stations such as the Coffee Bar or Appetizer Table.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about your business?

Nancy: I love weddings so I decided to turn that enthusiasm into a business!

You can find all of Nancy's gorgeous collection here on the Vintage Weddings and Special Events' website! Thanks, Nancy!

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