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BTW | SHOW - Vintage Chic Rentals - Out of the Box Ideas for Decorating Your Wedding

Steven: When I kind of think about renting furniture I think of maybe like a photobooth set up or the sweetheart tables would kind of come to mind but you kind of mentioned a couple of unique ways that people have rented stuff for different parts of their wedding?

 

Amanda: Correct.

 

S: What are some of the interesting ways that people have used some of your services.

 

A: I'd say like my barrels are a really big hit; those are used all the time and these have a very wide range of usage. Anywhere from cocktail tables, to holding aisle centerpieces, to, i've had couples use them for the end ceremonies in the wedding, very unique, very you know rustic, something different, they make tables out of them, long tables, all kinds of fun things; backdrops, where they've been stacked up as backdrops and with a couch in front of them. A lot of different stuff.

 

S: It definitely seems there is like a lot of different ways they could be used it doesn't have to be what first comes to mind you know like "oh I don't know do we need a stage for a photo booth?" Maybe not but maybe you want to want to really dress up the brides getting ready room you know and maybe the furniture doesn't look really good so the photographer is struggling to get you good pictures or whatever else.

 

About Amanda:

Hi there and welcome to Vintage Chic Rentals...I am Amanda, the face behind the name!  Little bit about me, I grew up in the great state of Texas but am living life’s adventure in sunny Phoenix, Arizona with my husband, 3 children, a white Maltipoo, a Holland Lop rabbit and 2 zebra fish (and a partridge in a pear tree).  I’m an avid coffee drinker, I start every morning off with a double shot latte!  I love a good pair of high heels and an extra dirty martini add a good steak to that mix and that is my idea of a perfect date night. I have always loved decorating and entertaining, as I got older I found it to be something that I not only loved but was also very good at.  My favorite event that really started this whole endeavor was my end of the school year wine party.  My 4th year planning this I wanted to go big and rent wine barrels and some rustic decor.  Unfortunately I was only able to find one company in the Phoenix area that carried wine barrels, that’s when the light bulb went on and Vintage Chic Rentals came to fruition. All of our inventory is curated and hand picked by me.  I do like many different styles and have incorporated that into our ever evolving and growing inventory.  I search high and low to find exactly what I am looking for, even having pieces reupholstered and custom built.  I love events and making them unique, just like each and every one of our clients.  I will help you pick out the perfect pieces to make your wedding or event exactly what you are envisioning.  We can bring your Pinterest boards and pins to life.  So if you are planning an event in the Phoenix Metro area...don’t just email or call me...come see me!!  I will spend time getting to know you, your personality and your style.  Then we will pick out that perfect sweetheart table, lounge area, ceremony backdrop or dessert bar. http://www.rentvintagechic.com/

 

 

Steven Burkhart is an Arizona wedding videographer that specializes in cinematic bohemian style with a modern approach.  He loves getting to know his clients on a personal level so the wedding day can be fun.  He's always looking to book fun, artistic couples!

See more if his work at http://www.nomadproductionsaz.com/arizona-wedding-videos/

 

BTW | SHOW - Vintage Chic Rentals - Full Episode


Steven:  Hello my name is Steven with behind the wedding show.

Today I'm at dominion self storage with Amanda of Vintage chic rentals and I've seen some of her stuff and it's amazing and it's setup amazing and I can't wait to show you!

 

S:  Hey how are you doing?

 

Amanda:  Hey!  Good how are you? Nice to meet you!

 

S:  Nice to meet you!  Tell me a little about yourself and your business.

 

A:  Well I'm Amanda and welcome to Vintage Chic Rentals.  This is my space.  We rent vintage furniture for weddings, events, and parties.  We do wine barrels, lounge furniture setups, sweetheart tables, cocktail lounges, cigar lounges, kind of all the fun stuff. 

 

S:  You had me at cigar lounge.  That's awesome!  So what got you started?

 

A:  I used to, well not used to but still have a wine party the last day of school every year and 3 years ago I wanted to rent a wine barrel for my party and I had a hard time finding them in the Phoenix area to rent so the lightbulb kinda went off.  I love to decorate, I love vintage, I love to have parties, this could be a good business, and it just went from there.  

 

S:  Right!?  And I already tried to invite myself to this wine party..

 

A:  Everybody does! 

 

S:  Aparently is ladies only!  

 

A:  It is ladies only haha!  It's moms last day of school.

 

S:  Fair enough!  And I'm not a mom yet ;). So awesome!  Well for brides specifically what do you think is the attraction to your business as far as the setup for their day? 

 

A:  We bring the fun unique pieces.  Kinda the "wow I love this". I try to get to know them and see what their style is and see what they're looking for and then we make suggestions based on that.  Sometimes they know what they want.

 

S:  So you have quite the inventory so let's go ahead and show off some stuff in here.  

 

A:  Perfect!

 

S:  So we have a lot of things going on in here and the first thing I noticed is just how organized everything is!  You have chair up here (hanging on the wall) this is like a showroom!  

 

A:  Haha yes I try to make it as spaced as I possibly can for people to come in and get a better idea than just looking at a bunch of stuff.

 

S:  No that's fantastic there's all this room for walking around and like seeing stuff.  It looks amazing in here!  So tell me a little about how these pieces got to where they are cause not all of them started this way.  Like I'm assuming this [chair] was not gold when you bought it. 

 

A:  No!  

 

S:  So tell me a little about your process of the furniture and how it got here.  

 

A:  Ok so I definitely have the eye to see the potential in something and my pieces are all unique and they are unique for a reason because they're one of a kind.  So I can picture a couch and I can have an idea of what colors I'm looking for and what I want to add next and what I think might be a good renter.  From there I find the piece and I kinda go look around look at some fabric, look at some paint, and put it all together.  

 

S:  So they are more than just unique they are handcrafted! 

 

A:  They are hand-crafted yes!  They are personally designed by me!

 

S:  They are!  And that's your unique touch!  They are not pieces you can find everywhere.  Some people think all vintage stuff looks this good when you get it.

 

A:  No it's not.  It's definitely been revamped to look a little more modern and chic but it still has that classic feel to it.  

 

S:  Awesome.  Well I definitely want to see some of your most popular pieces.  And I believe is these chairs over here.

 

A:  These chairs are very popular, these are our "Will & Kate" chairs.  I bought these in downtown LA on a shopping trip.  I do travel around to find pieces.   I go everywhere!  I've gone to Texas, I've gone to California, I cruise auctions, estate sales, everywhere.  But these from downtown LA and are very very fun pieces. A lot of people like those.  

 

S:  Are those diamonds?

 

A:  The are crystals!  They are definitely embellished very well.  They are beautiful sweetheart table chairs.  They have been used a couple times for baby showers for the mom-to-be to sit and open her presents.  

 

S:  Well their very real so I would imagine any situation where you would want to look like a queen, that is a pretty good choice.  

 

A:  If you want to emulate Will & Kate!  

 

S:  Alright so what do we have on this side? 

 

A:  These are Harry & Whinston chairs.  They are our vintage leather wingbacks and they are great for cigar bars.  Usually when the groom come to help pick something out, which isn't very often, their eyes almost always think "cigar bar, high backs, wingbacks, and they recline!  

 

S:  Ooo that's nice!  

 

A:  Yes!  Which I had a couple of brides request do not like them recline at the wedding.  

 

S:  Fair enough!  And not all venues have great seating for the getting ready area.  These are amazing for getting good pictures.  I mean lets be honest people really care about their pictures so if your a groom and you want to look awesome that's a pretty sick chair to be in.  In fact, I'm going to give it a little tester here.  Yes, I do feel like a king!

 

Ok, so far we've seen two unique pieces so far for the cigar bar, tell me about this couch and how it started and how it looks so dang cool now.  

 

A:  This is Annabelle and this is one of my personal favorite pieces.  She started out as a horsehair gold with a honey brown wood.  She was on a sidewalk sale in the melrose district in downtown Phoenix by 7th ave.  I saw those her character, the wood carvings, the size, just all the details on her were gorgeous, but she had to be redone.  She needed some love and updating for sure.  

 

S:  Anything color that starts with "horsehair" needs to be fixed.

 

A:  Yeah it was bad, it was pretty bad but now we stripped her down I have a girlfriend that sometimes helps me and I sanded her, painted her, used some awesome fabric.  It took maybe 2 months and it turned out beautiful!  

 

S:  For sure!

 

A:  She's definitely a favorite and is very versatile.  Classic, vintage, romantic.

 

S:  Yeah the detail work in the wood is amazing.

 

So something I've been noticing is that you have names for all your furniture? 

 

A:  Yeah I do have names for all my furniture.  

 

S:  So what inspires these names?  

 

A:  You know I try to do more vintage older names, obviously, but kinda the character of them like if their a very romantic name I look at the look and the feel of them the style.  Some of them are definately family names. I have definately gone through the list of grandparents, great grandparents, siblings, daughters, friends.  Very special pieces have very special names.  

 

S:  Nice!  That's neat.  I was trying to figure out if that's like I was just not aware of some brands or if you had actually named them.  

 

A:  I do an you know it makes it a lot easier cause obviously you can see I have 4 beige couches.  So if someone calls me and asks how much for the beige couch on this day, instead of trying to figure out which one they are talking about we name them and it makes it a lot easier.  A lot easier for everybody.  

 

S:  So this is one of a couple spaces you have.   Let's check out some of the other stuff you got.  

 

A:  Let's go over there!

 

S:  So in here you have a bunch of different pieces with a little bit of a different aesthetic than we saw in the other room so tell me what's going on in here.

 

A:  This is more "chic" line as I would say.  There was more vintage here's more chic a little bit more modern to have an appeal to a wider audience.  The mixing of vintage and glam is very big right now so maybe taking a big gorgeous couch and putting an oldchippy trunk in front of it or flanking it with barrels is big so a wide range of variety.  

 

S:  I think the last question I have for you is let's say for example a bride is interested in hiring you, so tell me very briefly the process you walk through with them.  So probably by the time they get with you they've got some details worked out for their wedding, so how do you guide them through the rest of the process? 

 

A:  I always prefer for them to come in-person.  I do have some that just look online but I like them to come in person, get to know them, maybe even send me a Pinterest page or some ideas they've seen online of what they want or their reception or where I helping them with.  [I see] Their colors, what the venue is like, and I pull certain stuff together.  You can pull pieces out obviously as you can see.  I'll pull pieces out and have some samples of what I might think they would like or what they have already asked to look at.  And just go from there.  We'll talk about budget and what they are looking for.  

 

S:  Sounds pretty simple to me.  Thank you so much for sharing!

 

A:  Thank you for coming!

 

S:   It was great to get an understanding of setting up things for your wedding and I certainly learned something new.  

 

Thank you for watching and good luck planning your wedding!  

 

For more into about Amanda and Vintage Chic Rentals visit http://www.rentvintagechic.com/

 

 

Steven Burkhart is an Arizona wedding videographer that specializes in cinematic bohemian style with a modern approach.  He loves getting to know his clients on a personal level so the wedding day can be fun.  He's always looking to book fun, artistic couples!

See more if his work at http://www.nomadproductionsaz.com/arizona-wedding-videos/

 

 

BTW | SHOW-Vintage Chic Rentals - Working Within Budgets

Steven: We just were talking a little bit about educating the clients. The whole reason I am doing this show is not only for your promotion but really to educate clients on making good decisions as far as who they hire, how they spend their budget money, everyone has a budget even if it's a million dollars, that still gets divvied up between a disgusting number of people and it's tough to make a good decision on that. So, we kind of talked a little about really just what people get when they go through you and I wanted you to kind of explain that a little bit cause you have a range of budgets that you work for.

 

Amanda: I do, I have a very very wide range of budgets, I wouldn't say I have one specific type of bride, I have some that come in and just want a sweetheart table set up or just the sweetheart chairs. And sometimes that's all they need to finish off the details and then I have others that want the whole shebang, they want the whole set up, they want the design help, help putting it together. I like to say I can help them with their Pinterest boards, this is where they can come and get help bringing those really unique Pinterest boards to life. They can show it to me and then you know I can work with their budget too to help them achieve looks they want while staying within their budget.

 

 

About Amanda:

Hi there and welcome to Vintage Chic Rentals...I am Amanda, the face behind the name!  Little bit about me, I grew up in the great state of Texas but am living life’s adventure in sunny Phoenix, Arizona with my husband, 3 children, a white Maltipoo, a Holland Lop rabbit and 2 zebra fish (and a partridge in a pear tree).  I’m an avid coffee drinker, I start every morning off with a double shot latte!  I love a good pair of high heels and an extra dirty martini add a good steak to that mix and that is my idea of a perfect date night. I have always loved decorating and entertaining, as I got older I found it to be something that I not only loved but was also very good at.  My favorite event that really started this whole endeavor was my end of the school year wine party.  My 4th year planning this I wanted to go big and rent wine barrels and some rustic decor.  Unfortunately I was only able to find one company in the Phoenix area that carried wine barrels, that’s when the light bulb went on and Vintage Chic Rentals came to fruition. All of our inventory is curated and hand picked by me.  I do like many different styles and have incorporated that into our ever evolving and growing inventory.  I search high and low to find exactly what I am looking for, even having pieces reupholstered and custom built.  I love events and making them unique, just like each and every one of our clients.  I will help you pick out the perfect pieces to make your wedding or event exactly what you are envisioning.  We can bring your Pinterest boards and pins to life.  So if you are planning an event in the Phoenix Metro area...don’t just email or call me...come see me!!  I will spend time getting to know you, your personality and your style.  Then we will pick out that perfect sweetheart table, lounge area, ceremony backdrop or dessert bar. http://www.rentvintagechic.com/

 

 

Steven Burkhart is an Arizona wedding videographer that specializes in cinematic bohemian style with a modern approach.  He loves getting to know his clients on a personal level so the wedding day can be fun.  He's always looking to book fun, artistic couples!

See more if his work at http://www.nomadproductionsaz.com/arizona-wedding-videos/

 

BTW | SHOW - Enlighten Studios - What you Need To Do To Prep Your Wedding Hair

Steven:  So cool so a brides book you out and they come in a sit down in this chair, so what do we do? I just want to look so pretty! Haha!

 

Yvonne:  I'm so excited for you haha!  Yes, so usually what I do is they will usually have Pinterest photos. I mentioned that before...

 

S:  Who ever uses Pinterest these day?

 

Y:  Yeah you know that little website.  I'll go through their Pinterest photos and usually what I do cause they usually have a whole bunch of different ones,  I'll try to pick out the feel of what is the common theme of the feel of that.  Like what's really popular right now is a lot of texture a lot of bohemian type looks.  If I see that I'm going to know they they aren't going to want you know, hair number 237 in a certain place.  They're going to want more free and open.  So great.  So awesome.  But if I see more of a classic look then I'll say "what are you thinking about this?"  So I kinda get a feel for what their looking for for that particular day.  A lot of times a brides will bring their wedding planner which is great because then I can say "Are you getting married outside?  Is your wedding reception outside?   What time of day is it going to be?  Because then I can know if it's going to be hot, all these different kind of things. Because I've had brides that get married in the summer here, which isn't usually the time brides get married here, but then they want this long flowing hair and there having their ceremony outside and I'm like "ooo maybe let's not have your hair down cause it's going to be really hot that day."   So I tend to think of those types of things cause they are looking at the look and it's going to be 115 outside so maybe no.  Also I try to find out what their dress looks like cause hair down may not look so good with this kind of dress, hair up may look better with this kind of dress, so on and so forth.  So I kinda get a feel for that.  And we talk about that a little.  Then I go through what kind of hair is like.  Is it long, is it short, do you have a lot, do you need more.  

 

 

For more information about Yvonne and Enlighten Studios visit http://www.enlightenstudio.com

 

 

Steven Burkhart is an Arizona wedding videographer that specializes in cinematic bohemian style with a modern approach.  He loves getting to know his clients on a personal level so the wedding day can be fun.  He's always looking to book fun, artistic couples!

See more if his work at http://www.nomadproductionsaz.com/arizona-wedding-videos/