Holiday Minis 2017

I’m so excited to be offering some Holiday Mini Sets. These are a great way to capture some adorable pictures in time for those Christmas cards!

WHAT DAY IS IT? Sunday November 12, 2017 (other potential dates available, if there’s a need for them)

WHERE IS IT? Nathanael Greene Park in the Winter Garden Area (this location might have to be altered, but for the time being, this is the plan, anyone that books will be updated if changes need to be made!)

WHEN IS IT? Times are available between 1:30PM-5:30PM (15 minute time slots)

THE SETUPS: Two setups will be available

Set 1: includes the Charlotte love seat and other Christmasy details ($30/15 minute time slot)

 

Set 2: includes the Queen Anne chair and white and gold accents. ($20/15 minute time slot)

 

In order to bring both sets to the park, I’m requiring a minimum of 4 bookings each. Otherwise only one set will be available.

 

So here’s what you need to know on how it all works:

FOR PARENTS: You can choose to book a time slot and bring your own camera to take pictures of those adorable littles. Or, you can bring your own photographer to get pictures of the whole family. The booking fee is separate from the photographer fee. If you’re looking for a photographer to take pictures for you, just ask me! I have a few that I can recommend!

FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS: You can choose to book slots for your clients and build your mini-session rate into your photography fees, or you can have your clients book their mini-session slot and  handle them as two separate transactions.

THE TWO SETS: I want to offer you multiple photo set options, that being said, you can book one set, or both sets. If you book one set at 2 pm, you can book the next set at 2:15 pm or 1:45 pm. Booking time only secures ONE set, hopping between sets within one time slot is not permitted as each set is booked individually. (I am requiring a minimum of 4 sessions booked/set to bring it out, so this applies only if both sets have enough bookings, otherwise set 1 will be the default set available)

WHAT ABOUT WEATHER, AND ALL THOSE OTHER FUN VARIABLES?

In the case of bad weather, illness, or equipment malfunction on the day of your session, we reserve the right to reschedule. If our minimum session booking requirement is not met, we reserve the right to cancel the existing paid bookings. If you arrive to the session more than 5 minutes late, or do not show up at all, you will forfeit your mini session and your payment will NOT be refunded. All payments must be made at the time of booking and no refunds will be made. Please understand that should you need to cancel your session for any reason, the booking fee will not be refunded. The Vintage Rental Company is happy to reschedule your session for a future date, depending on availability, but cannot guarantee this possibility in all instances.  Please note that client’s that cancel more than once may not be entitled to reschedule.

I am requiring a certain amount of booked sessions in order to provide that particular set. Typically I require 4 paid booked reservations. If I do not have the minimums reserved (and paid), I will email our existing reservations the Monday before the scheduled sessions to alert of this fact. 48 hours prior to the scheduled date, should I still not have the minimums reserved, I will send a cancellation email. Should the sessions be cancelled due to lack of paid reservations, I WILL refund the existing session booking fees for that set.


So! Now that you know all of those lovely details; who’s ready to book their mini session set?!?!

You can do so by emailing me (Jaime) at hello@thevintagerentalcompany.net

I can’t wait to see you and your families in all their holiday cuteness for these sets!

Here’s what my little girl looked like as she helped me piece together the second set option today:

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Boho/Industrial Styled Shoot

OH MAN! It was a RAINY day for a styled shoot!

Shelby, from Shelby Chante Photography, contacted me a while back wanting to do a boho styled shoot at this awesome new Industrial venue in Buffalo, MO called Market 116. Maybe you’ve heard of it?!?! It’s amazing! I hadn’t had the chance to see it in person yet, and so when I had the opportunity to get out there-I jumped on it! What made it even better is that she also asked one of my favorites to work with-Checotah, with The Event Styling Company to be part of the shoot as well!

After a couple brain storming sessions with Checotah, we finally pieced together in our head some of the details we wanted to have for the shoot!

Then it came time for the day…thankfully it was a dry drive there. And it even stayed dry while we were unloading! (Ps.  A huge thank you to the lovely Market 116 people for helping us unload some heavy objects-this pregnant lady has her limits these days!). But as we begin to setup, the weather rolled in!

Despite a few setbacks, and the rainy day–I think it turned out just beautifully! Take a look for yourself…..

I love this invitation suite that The Event Styling Company designed. It set the tone for our geometric loving boho/industrial shoot (I’m not sure how many styles can be mixed into one shoot-but we like a hodge podge every once in a while!)

And then there were our Hexagon Wood Chalk Signs we setup as our table seating chart! I absolutely LOVED this detail.

And, to carry that theme along-we also had these adorable hexagon Mr & Mrs Name Cards and Chair Signs for an added touch. All of these lovelies were made by our sister company TLC Engraving. Also take note of that intricately engraved wooden plate charger! I love them!

To get that boho flair in there, we incorporated our macrame pieces. You can see the chair hangings in the above photos, but we also utilized our macrame backdrop for the ceremony setup, and our accent wall hanging for the lounge area.

Oh! And…this sweet couple is actually getting married here pretty soon. So, to not completely lose the moment of when he first got to see her in a wedding dress (even though it’s not the one she’ll be wearing for their special day) Shelby still snuck a few “first look” photos. So sweet to see.

I’ll let you feast your eyes on the remainder of the beauty of this styled shoot now….enjoy!

 


VENDORS:

Photography: Shelby Chante Photography

Styling and Design: The Event Styling Company

Decor and Rentals: The Vintage Rental Company

Venue: Market 116

Florals: BLOOM-N-LOCKS

Hair and Makeup: Madi Harris

Dress: MK Bridal

Tux: Karl’s Tuxedo

Hidden Gems///Styled Shoot

This whole shoot was a dream come true! Working with this power house team of lady bosses was an honor! And to top it all off, it was featured on Basic Invite! You can check that out here.

To be able to highlight some of the hidden gems when it comes to wedding vendors in the Willow Springs area leaves me speechless! I can’t say enough good things about all of the vendors involved! I mean, just look at them…..

View More: http://shelbychantephotography.pass.us/styled-shootNone of this would have been possible without the collaborative efforts of this team! And WHAT. A. TEAM. Let me tell you about them (from left to right)

Paige Peifer ///Hair and Makeup

Jessi Daniels of Curl up & Dye /// Hair and Makeup

Cori and Cody Heriford/// Bride & Groom Models

Jaime Lile of The Vintage Rental Company/// Shoot Organizer & Decor Rentals

Checotah Wade of The Event Styling Company/// Event Styling & Invitation Design

Laura Wake of Chapel in the Woods/// Venue

Christy Graves of Vintage Floral/// Florals & Tuxedo Rental

Janet Newman of DeLish Designs/// Cake

Bree Lovan/// Maid of Honor Model

Shelby Hall of Shelby Chante Photography/// Photographer

Other Notable Contributors not Pictured:

Jon Cron of Crons Custom Woodwork/// Sweetheart Table

Keith Williams of TLC Engraving/// Custom Bride and Groom Signs, Names and Invitation Suite Production

Bridal Gown and Maid of Honor Dress///Available to purchase by emailing rosietish@gmail.com


 

This shoot was an organized effort months in the works, and when it came down to the day of it was pouring down rain in the morning, and I was so worried that it would maybe have to be cancelled. But thankfully, the skies cleared and though it was an extremely muggy July evening, everyone was a trooper through it all!!!

It isn’t typical for a “rental company” to be the one to organize a styled shoot, but I was chomping at the bit to be able to work with local vendors, and this was the brain child of it all. I knew I had this picture in my head of what it would look like, and thanks to the amazing skills of Checotah at The Event Styling Company, it came to life even better than what it was in my head. My hope was to be able to use all local vendors to be able to showcase the fact that you don’t have to go to Springfield, or Branson or other larger areas like those, to have a GORGEOUS wedding. In fact, all of that and more is hidden right here in our backyard of Willow Springs! And WOW! I was blown away by how it all came together, and how beautifully Shelby captured it all. Down to every last detail-it was perfect! I could gush all day about each of the amazing ladies! Christy, at Vintage Floral, created beautiful bouquets, boutonnieres and florals for the shoot. They were what made it all! And she was so helpful in the process of renting the suit for the shoot. The girls from Curl Up & Dye did an AMAZING job with the hair and makeup. Jessi whipped out gorgeous hair, with very little direction to go off of, and I was so thrilled to see what she came up with! And let’s not forget the cake! I think I’m salivating right now just thinking about it. Janet from DeLish Designs is SO good at what she does! And none of it would have been the same without the incredible hospitality of Laura at Chapel in the Woods. She was so sweet! In the midst of setting up on this muggy day, she came out with 2 of the most refreshing glasses of sweet tea for Checotah and I! One of my biggest shoutouts of gratitude goes to the amazing “models” for this shoot. What a fun experience it was to meet Cori and her husband who so graciously put up with layers of heavy clothing on such a HUMID day. And Bree was the best maid of honor that a stranger could ask for 😉

I hope you enjoy drooling over the collaborative efforts of some of these hidden gems of the Ozarks when it comes to the wedding industry! I highly recommend all of them….

Hundred Acre Wood///Birthday Party

It is always fun to be a part of weddings! They are such a special day to celebrate. But it is also fun to do something a little out of the ordinary and be a part of a birthday party. Especially when that birthday party is for a very special girl, like my own!

I have always enjoyed hosting get togethers, and I am a sucker for a well themed party, so I loved having the chance to have a little fun in planning my own little’s SECOND birthday party! *insert tears and all the cliche saying of how they grow up so fast here*

When we named our daughter, Winnie, I never had any intensions of associating it with Winnie the Pooh. In fact, I had intended on avoiding it completely! But when your daughter turns out to LOVE Winnie the Pooh, sometimes you just have to embrace it!!! So, I did! And we had our very own special day to celebrate Winnie in her hundred acre wood! Take a look….

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It was such a fun day! It’s always a wonderful time to celebrate with close friends and family! I feel like I would be doing you an injustice if I didn’t tell you a little bit more about the details.

I was inspired by a blog post about a Winnie the Pooh themed birthday, and loved the invitation that they made for theirs-so I did my best to recreate it. Thanks to ol’ copyright and royalty things and such, the lady was no longer able to sell it on Etsy. So I put my design skills to the test and came up with this:

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Then, I enlisted the help of my father with TLC engraving to create some adorable Winnie the Pooh pieces to put on the tables! I had originally planned on just silhouette cutouts, but then he surprised me with the beautiful detailed ones you can see here….

(sadly, these aren’t available to purchase-due to said copyright and royalty rules). They were a perfect accent to the brown bottle collection and the double sided white frames, that I filled with some of my favorite Winnie the Pooh quotes, though!

One of my favorite parts was the food table *all the heart eye emojis*. My husband has put in countless hours building these farmhouse tables for our inventory, (along with my father-in-laws help) and I was SO HAPPY to be able to use one of them for the party! It was the perfect base for our little pooh themed smorgasbord. It included things like Kanga and Roo’s Pouches (applesauce pouches), Owl’s chili (because what is a fall birthday without some chili), Piglet’s Pigs and a Bun (everyone was able to roast their own hot dog on the campfire),  & Veggies from Rabbit’s Garden! We also had Eeyore’s Water and Piglet’s Pink Lemonade. AND THEN, my absolute favorite, was the stunning work of Janet at DeLish Designs of the dessert!

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Sadly, (but not too sadly) I was too busy partying with my little to snag a picture of it ALL setup with the food and everything. Whoops!

But checkout the ADORABLE cake, cake pops and cupcakes DeLish Designs made…

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They were seriously-SO GOOD! There were carrot cake ones, chocolate, vanilla with raspberry filling, vanilla with lemon filling, and they had the most delicious lemon icing! I’ve had WAY too many! Janet went above and beyond!


All in all, it was a WONDERFUL party! We are beyond blessed by the love and support we have of those around us, and it was so fun to celebrate one of our favorite people in such a fun way!

Kindred Spirits

I, personally, am a huge fan of Anne of Green Gables. It’s an all time favorite. I loved reading the books, I loved watching the movies, I loved crushing over Gilbert Blythe. I loved it all. And as you can imagine the term kindred spirits has stuck with me since that day. (For those of you that aren’t avid Anne of Green Gables fans-“kindred spirits” is a coined phrase from the dear series.)

I had the lovely opportunity to make the sweetest connection with a kindred spirit for a wedding in August. She called me, interested in a couple of items, and as we talked the whole thing began to unfold. Items that she had been hoping for, she discovered I carried in my inventory! EEEK! These are the moments I live for.It’s why I started this company to begin with. I wanted people to have affordable access to unique, special pieces for their wedding day. As we continued to talk, it was clear that God had a hand in the matter. She was getting married at one of my favorite venues (Sycamore Creek Family Ranch), and as it turned out, was using one of my favorite planners (Allie Rose Events). And through it all I was introduced to an amazing photographer who can capture a day with all the details  and all the emotion to make you feel like you were there (Jordan Brittley Photography). Seriously, people! She’s incredible!

This whole wedding has to be one of my favorites to have been a small part of. It’s not every day that you go to make a rental pickup at 10:00pm in the evening and you arrive to a reception that is being filled with radiant music of heartfelt worship to God. That, my friends, is a kindred spirit. I was in awe. Such a sweet picture to have witnessed.

Here’s a little window into some of the beautiful pieces that the bride, Kristina, picked out for her special day. (courtesy of Jordan Brittley)

Oh let’s be adventurers…

I think I like old suitcases so much because they just seem to echo of adventures. Sometimes, I wish they were able to tell me the story of all of the places they’ve been. I think that’s why every time I come across an old suitcase I’m so tempted to add it to the collection. Today I couldn’t resist the temptation….

say hello to the newest addition to the suitcase collection:

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Silver Pitchers

I had a few pitchers laying out that I had yet to return to my inventory storage area from their last use.

I decided today is the day that I’m going to get them all washed up and ready to go back into storage until their next rental. So, during my little’s nap time, (you know-the only time of day that you can actually get things done that require the use of both hands?!) I began to wash and dry them. When I set the first one down and looked at it, I decided it needed some polishing. I had NO IDEA how extremely tarnished they were. I mean, I knew they weren’t super shiny polished silver pieces, but that’s what adds to their “vintage” charm-right?! Oh dear!

They were awful. But, with a little elbow grease and polish, they are looking absolutely GORGEOUS! And now, I don’t want to put them back into storage because I’m just enjoying looking at how shiny and pretty they are!!!!

Check out the before and after:

I found their twin brothers!

A few months back my dad came back from a business trip with this BEAUTIFUL pair of brass candelabras. (individual one pictured below)

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He knows my weakness for brass candlesticks! I thought they were some of the prettiest, intricate candelabras I had ever seen. They stand 7.5″ tall and are absolutely stunning. I HAD to use them as soon as I could, so I did at the open house at Hope Springs Farm that I was at with Checotah from The Event Styling Company a couple weeks ago.

SEE?!? Aren’t they pretty???

 So, imagine my surprise when I was out searching for new items to add to my inventory when I came across a miniature version of them.

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It’s like their long lost little brothers! The tiny version stands 5″ tall compared to their 7.5″ height. It was such pleasant surprise of a find! I’m excited to send these little guys out with their big brothers sometime soon!

Let the blogging begin!

Yay! It’s my first post. I feel like for this, it’s only right to introduce myself. So, hello…my name is Jaime. I look forward to sharing with you some of my great finds that will be added to our inventory at The Vintage Rental Company and to show you how some of our pieces have been used at weddings and other special days. I also hope to provided you with some tips and ideas and some all around inspiration for your wedding or event you’re planning. So, check back often!

p.s. Isn’t that typewriter to die for?!? It’s one of my favorites and I LOVE how Sherri Holloway Photography captured it perfectly!