This past wedding season – 2014 – my third year in business – was unbelievable!
I made some major additions to the inventory (I feel like I should use “we” instead of “I” but seriously, there is only me) – 12-12 foot pews, Vintage Marquee LOVE letters, first 12″ and then adding the 24″,22 sets of 50′ globe string lights in white and black wire, eclectic seating.
I’ve received amazing support from other vendors, antiques dealers, wedding and event planners not to mention all the photographers who show off my stuff to perfection.
What can I say about my fabulous clients? They drove for hours to pickup AND to return. To New Brunswick, PEI, Yarmouth, Cape Breton. They used my inventory in unexpected and unusual ways. They carried twelve foot pews down over stairs and into the woods. They showed up for pickup with livestock trailers and livestock still in it (adorable baby lamb). They listened to my story about how I couldn’t keep Allen keys in stock and constructed something so I can make my own. They offered suggestions on ways to improve things. They FIXED things to make them better before they returned them. They sent flowers and wedding favours and other gifts, and handwritten thank you notes. They shared pictures so we could all live vicariously – and get ideas for future events.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I love and appreciate you all!
By this time it was really raining, so we got the shots we could with people in them and I set up and photographed the picnic scenario a few days later in a different location. Ya do what ya have to do!
Clothing, decor, accessories: facebook.com/borrowedvintagerentals
Blue Dress: Borrowed from Amanda Perrin/Frye Boots: Borrowed from Margie MacDonnell-Purdy
Models: Lauren Purdy, Jenn MacDonald, Charlie “Birddog” Purdy
Locations: Spencer’s Point, Bible Hill
Daisy wreath: Wild daisies, made by Pam Rehberg!
All the other usual suspects!
Crazily, a styled shoot for just one decade wasn’t enough for me and I had to cram three decades into one day. After the 1920’s shoot in Great Village we moved the troops to Spencer’s Point and set up shop in Harold Purdy and Margie MacDonnell- Purdy’s cottage. Here is where the weather started to taunt us and changed what we were able to accomplish for the 1950’s shoot. But we were there, we had hair, we had makeup. Nobody seemed to mind getting a little wet and everyone, including other family members and cottage owners chipped in to help us out. This really was the result of so many wonderful people!
Decor, clothing, accessories: http://www.somethingborrowedvintagerentals.com
Models: Jenn MacDonald, Lauren Purdy, Margie MacDonnell-Purdy
Set-up, take down, transportation, muscle, laughs: Brandon Purdy, Harold Purdy
Co-ordination: Lori Grund, Pam Rehberg
Makeup: Chantelle Brown Makeup Artist
Hair: Hairstyles by Amanda Perrin
Almost a year ago now, in June 2013, I put together a styled shoot showcasing inventory from Borrowed, the talents of some local vendors and the free and donated services of some beautiful models, a barn location, a cottage and property, some muscle and some co-ordination help.
Who knew how much work it would be or that it would take me almost a year to share it? The barn is gone now, torn down which makes it all the more special to have this remembrance.
First up is 1920’s inspiration:
Barn: Logan Spencer, Great Village NS (facilitated by Clair Peers)
Hair: Amanda Perrin (www.facebook.com/pages/Hairstyles-by-Amanda-Perrin/237835592926995?fref=ts)
Makeup: Chantelle Brown (/www.facebook.com/chantellebrownmua?fref=ts)
Models: Jenn MacDonald, Lauren Purdy, Olivia, Lily & Sophie Grund, Gaia Purdy Nielsen
Muscle: Brandon Purdy, Harold Purdy
Photography: Something Old Something New Photos
Clothing, Decor, Hairpieces: Something Borrowed Vintage Rentals
Florals: Superstore, arranged by Margie MacDonnell-Purdy, Joan Montgomerie, Lori Grund, Pam Rehberg