As a wedding vendor, we love getting to see the changing fashions and trends in the industry -- and we've definitely noticed vintage pieces appearing more and more! Bringing in a borrowed or vintage piece to your wedding or event decor is so easy. Thrift stores all over are full of vintage accessories that are ideal for filling your space with charm! It's also a great way to infuse some personality into your gathering by using that are meaningful to you or significant to the history of the event.
Vintage dishes can be easily used as centerpieces, like Bontanica Specialty Rentals did here:
You can also use vintage or borrowed fabric or linens for table runners or decor. For this, we love our natural lace runner, to bring a little rustic vibe into your tablescapes!
If you're planning a wedding, this is the perfect time to have your "something borrowed"! We love seeing everything from grandparents' china to furniture from parents or loved ones (mismatched chairs for the head table are lovely!) being used at a wedding.
A few other ideas to bring a vintage vibe to your gathering include:
Linens in an unexpected fabric: velvet brings back memories of the 60s while sequins invokes the 70s and 80s. Vintage doesn't just mean thrift store!
Antiqued containers: stock up on old iron vases or reclaimed wood boxes for unique centerpieces or surprising decor!
Greenery and faux plants: draping vines and scattered pots add an extra layer of detail to your decor. Fortunately for you brides, decorators, and designers on a budget, these are cheap to buy and so easy to set up. You don't even need to worry about watering them!
For any brides who have used this vintage trend in their own events, how did you capture that feeling in your decor? What pieces did you use?
Images | Botanica Specialty Rentals
The Lighthouse is hosting an open house on March 12 and we're so excited to be taking part of it with our linens. Since it's coming up so soon, we wanted to take a chance to feature their amazing venue!
For any Bay Area, CA brides, this venue should definitely be on your list - and they make it so easy with their inclusive packaging.
This gorgeous historical venue has been gracefully renovated from a functional lighthouse into a full inn.
You know I will never highlight anything I don't personally love, but this venue is special: my family and I hosted our own baby shower here a few years ago!
There are spectacular views of the water, with waterfront reception rooms.
There are even waterfront ceremony gardens, if you're looking for an outdoor venue, with such a peaceful view!
Over the years, I have used The Lighthouse several times when designing events and shoots. I keep going back!
(The photos below feature our sequin tablecloths and various runners.)
From the website:
"Over the past several years, the current marina and Lighthouse owner has invested countless hours, heart, and money into renovating the building and surrounding marina to be what it is today: Northern California's most unique and scenic, waterfront wedding/events venue and Inn."
Interested in finding out more about the Inn? Come see us during the open house on March 12th!
The Lighthouse | Lighthouse Shoot - Elina Rose Photography | Classic Romantic Shoot - The Overwhelmed Bride | Baby Shower - Hostess with the Mostess | Styled Shoot Turned Surprise Wedding - Southbound Bride | Bridal Boutique Anniversary Celebration - Burnetts Boards | Valentine's Day Inspired Shoot - The Perfect Palette
One of our favorite things is seeing our linens featured in beautiful settings -- like the sequin tablecloth in this shoot from Wedding Chicks (if you haven't been to the Wedding Chicks site, there is so much inspiration there!).
There are so many gorgeous themes throughout this shoot between the mixing greenery and inclusion of the sweet pony to emphasize the country field vibe, down to the gold and blue china of the tablescape.
If you notice between the pictures, the color of the table linen varies slightly among the shots and picks up different hues of the tablescape in each picture.
This rustic field wedding inspiration with the flower crowns, mismatched tablescape, and various blues has so many small details that would be so easy to recreate in your own wedding! (We especially love the varying blues in the candles and cups. Ideal for incorporating some thrift store finds.)
The bright flowers pop against our sequin tablecloth and add an extra layer of elegance to this incredible tablescape. Adding in the mix of rose pink, gold, and light blue is so dreamy!
There's so much inspiration to find in this shoot and we love the combination of the gold and blues they used.
There are so many gorgeous details we don't even know where to start. What's your favorite? Share in the comments below!
Brides (or brides to be) - how are you incorporating blue into your wedding? There are so many possibilities between flowers, the garter, pocket squares, dress lining...
Thank you so much to Wedding Chicks for including us in the shoot!
CAKE - THE CUPCAKE STORE
PHOTOGRAPHY - ELIZA J. PHOTOGRAPHY
EVENT DESIGNER - PARTYOLOGIE EVENTS
STATIONERY - BUDDY AND BEAN
FLOWERS - POSEY POP
MAKEUP - CHANEL ARTISTRY
DRESS DESIGNER - WANLU BRIDAL
BRIDESMAID DRESSES - NORDSTROM
BRIDESMAID DRESSES - FOREVER21
VEIL OR HAIR ACCESSORIES - JANUARY ROSE BRIDAL
BALLOONS & TASSELS - SHADES OF PINK
CAKE TOPPER - PAPER TREATS
SEQUIN TABLECLOTH - PARTY CRUSH STUDIO
I am so pleased to announce our new site and brand: Party Crush Studio! Welcome!
Party Crush Studio began as Candy Crush Shop, an Etsy store selling sequined fabrics for weddings. It has quickly grown into an online boutique shop for weddings, parties, and events of all styles worldwide!
We are truly a family business and are based in sunny California! All of our products are custom-made to fit your personal desires so your event is as successful as possible. We are happiest when your dreams are coming true!
As our business continues to grow and expand, I can't wait to share the process with you! This blog will feature styled shoots, updates from behind the scenes, new product announcements, ideas for your wedding or event, and more.
So thank you for stopping by Party Crush Studio -- I'm Jeanette!
I am the owner, creative director, and designer behind Party Crush Studio but I am so much more than just a fabric junkie that loves to dance, design, and dally in the fabric aisles.
I am a mother, wife, and daughter.
I am an expert in antique shopping and a certified specialist in enjoying a fine glass of wine. I thoroughly enjoy traveling when I get the chance to do so and I’d like to do it more often!
When I’m not busy working on new designs for my business, I can usually be found cuddling up with my daughter or entertaining family and friends.
I am still a party diva after all!
I love being a small business owner and I love meeting new people. I truly believe that life is worth celebrating so let me make your next celebration an event to remember.
To find out more about our services, hop on over to the Business page or check out some of our products here.
Photography: Photoflood Studio
I got the sweetest little tee pee set and I knew I just had to use it for a Halloween Styled Photo Shoot! Of course, I asked the wonderful Lyndsie Smith to do the photos!
I decided to glam up this black and white striped tee pee with a Halloween themed tassel garland wrapped around the top and hung the letters BOO right above the opening. One of our white sequin tablecloths from the Party Crush Studio served as the perfect blanket for the tee pee.
Off to the side, there was a wood crate with a gorgeous ruffled cake and some glam photo props.
I had to incorporate our gold sequin pillow with all this fabulousness.
This little mummy pillow is the cutest.
We decided to incorporate our dressed up babies in the photo shoot and it could not have turned out better! They completed the whole set up!
Doesn't Lyndsie's baby girl make the cutest little cat!? Meow.
And my sweet baby an adorable little caveman.
These two loved being a part of all of this- they were so curious about everything, from the spider to the pumpkins, and the BOO blocks and glittery cauldron.
They are always so sweet with each other.Maybe she was a little too sweet? That's ok, I have many more years until I plan their wedding ;)
These photos just came out AMAZING!
I just adore my little boy! He made the cutest caveman and I can't wait to show him off some more tonight!
I hope you make lots of wonderful memories tonight with your little ones. Happy Halloween!
This Halloween Styled Photo Shoot was featured at Pretty My Party last week!