With another month came new adventures since my last post - I've traveled a whole bunch for Adirondack weekend getaways, took some time off from work (for the most part), and have been trying to go to bed at a decent time (does midnight count?).
Working in the wedding industry, we've seen everything from the good to the bad, the beautiful to the omg-what-were-they-thinking, and my favorite – the ever-so-perfect, let the happy tears flow now kind of shindig.
I'm incredibly fortunate to work with so many talented vendors that believe in the same vision that I do, and more importantly, believe in community over competition. Over the past year, these people have not only become co-workers but great friends as well.
My lovely and strong friend Bri of Pretty Little Vintage Co. allowed me to ask her some questions about their process. This lady is tough, friends. At 5'7" with an athletic background, I'm pretty strong - but this girl moves whiskey barrels and sofas like nobody's business. She drives the same truck I do (yea!) and can maneuver a trailer without taking anyone out. Her hard work is evident in everything she does and I'm proud to call her a friend.
Read below to learn more about Pretty Little Vintage Co.:
Q: When should a bride meet with you?
We recommend that couples meet with us as soon as they have a wedding date and location set! Pretty Little Vintage Co. carries one of a kind rentals that are on a first come first serve basis. We would love to make an appointment to go over our packages and pricing at the warehouse so they can see everything in person before booking. It is very common that we book multiple events in a weekend so if there is something that they just have to have at their wedding , booking early is best!
Q: Do you have any recommendations to help couples envision their dream wedding?
Our in-person meetings are just for that! Couples come to the warehouse and we chat about colors, details, themes, must haves and go over their wedding inspiration photos. We love to recommend pieces and design one of a kind displays and lounges that speak to the couple and show off their personality.
Q: Vintage rentals, do you have modern pieces as well?
Yes! While the majority of our inventory is vintage, we do carry other specialty and more modern pieces that complement our vintage pieces flawlessly.
Q: Coordination and styling, whats the plus?
We don’t offer coordination or planning of weddings but are happy to recommend some talented vendor friends that do! If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook you can see our signature style and design. Our styling services help tie everything together and guarantee that you get the desired look you’ve dreamed about for months. We love to style our pieces in the event space while incorporating your floral and other decor.
Q: What can a couple expect when working with you and Chris?
When you choose us over other rental companies, it means the absolute world to us. We make the rental experience easy and go above and beyond to make sure you have nothing to worry about on our end.
Q: Your dog, Maggie, makes a lot of cameos. Does she have a favorite piece?
Maggie does have a favorite piece! When we first moved into the warehouse, we were working in there a lot trying to get organized. Where we go, Mags goes - and she would always jump up on our pink sofa and take a nap when she got bored. If we couldn’t find her, we eventually knew to look there. She loves that sofa. So much that we even named it after her.
Bri, you're a wonderful friend and an incredible business woman. Thanks for taking time out to answer these questions! Your dedication continues to encourage me every day!
**Photos by HF Photo