Friday Furniture Feature | Colorado Wedding Rentals

Elliott Vanity

Vintage furniture pieces are the ideal substitution for your average linen-covered display tables at weddings.The Elliott Vanity is one of our star performers ready to step-in and amp-up any display with style, grace, and character!

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Here’s the Elliott all dressed up as a beverage station! My favorite aspect of using vintage furniture as a display table is being able to use dresser, buffet, and vanity drawers for additional display space!

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Another fine characteristic of The Elliott is his grand mirror. It’s particularly charming when displaying a gorgeous cake or styled dessert bar. The reflection is stunning in photos and will give guests a 360 degree view of all those yummy treats!

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And here’s a few more ways in which The Elliott was used in an amazing styled shoot. (Click on any of the following links to see all of the details and fabulous vendors involved: Artfully Wed, Chic Vintage Brides, and Rocky Mountain Bride)

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Kokoro Photography

A vintage vanity makes for a stunning prop in bridal getting-ready or boudoir shots!

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Kokoro Photography

Or really just about any display you can think of! The Elliott, like so many of our pieces, is just so darn versatile! And what a fantastic way to add so much charm and sophistication to your wedding. It’s all those little details that come together to make for a spectacular event!

Anyone else have some creative ways in which they’ve used vintage furniture pieces like our Elliott Vanity? Would love to hear how you may have incorporated lovely old furniture into your wedding or event!

Yours For Your Day | Shelley Hall | Owner, Author | Yours For Your Day Blog

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Bosley Rustic Yard Cart

This guy has been a favorite of ours since the beginning! And he’s starting to gain some significant traction in our wedding rental world. The finish on this bad boy is perfectly chippy and incredibly full of character. Measuring in at over 5 feet long, Bosley is a magnificent statement piece!  He’s impressive and quite worthy of all of the “oohs” and “aahs” you will get from your guests!

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Shebli Nikkole Photography

 

Let’s Put a Lid on It!

I mean Bosley was pretty spectacular all on his own with the ability to create amazing stacked displays (think rustic crates, floral arrangements and small decor all tucked in like the photo below.)  But now, he has a wonderful “lid” that was handcrafted especially for him and whoa, the sky’s the limit for this awesome cart! Having a lid now allows Bosley to double as both a display and a tabletop!

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Have Bosley, Will Travel

And he rolls like a champ so we’ve been able to roll him just about anywhere he needs to go to perfectly highlight a dessert bar, beverage bar, cake table, you name it! So if you are planning for a rustic, vintage, chippy, or full-of-character wedding, Bosley’s  your man! He’s perfect for outdoor events and a fantastic way to punch-up your rustic theme indoors too! We can’t wait to see how he will be used next!

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Aspen Arbors

Rustic Aspen Wedding Arch
Photo by Alex Priebe

We love our aspen arbors and so do our clients! They make for the perfect ceremony backdrop and can be used for both indoor and outdoor weddings. And they are so darn versatile because you can dress them up or dress them down! Add a few flowers, spectacular. Add some draping, dramatic! They’re rustic, they’re all natural, and they are all Colorado!

Oh and hey, if you pair them with our Aspen Fence Sections (which create the most amazing ceremony entrance) you have a creative way to take a big open space and turn it into an intimate ceremony area.

These arbors are very popular with our clients. They go out to weddings all over the place and on a very regular basis. That’s why we’re excited to announce that we’ll be adding even more arbors to our inventory in the very near future. Stay tuned for their arrivals!

And we can set up these puppies on any surface! We’ve even got some nifty aspen weights that not only look great but keep the arbors held fast to the ground. Even on a hard surface like concrete and even in the wind, they’ll stay upright, no problem!

Aspen Arbors; Take Your Pick!

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Photo by Lisa O’Dwyer

Right now we have the Estes Park; perfect for smaller areas but still dramatic with a full 8 feet in height! And we also have the Kremmling which is the larger of the two and has a great amount of space within it to accommodate a cute vintage table, vanity, or dresser to serve as a ceremony or altar table!

So happy to share our aspen arbors with you today and so excited to add some fun new styles in arbors soon!

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Photo by Alex Priebe

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Simple Ways to Find Epic Wedding Decor!

Creating the wedding of your dreams regardless of your budget is completely doable! Your wedding decor is the largest component of designing your wedding so we want to help you figure out where and how to obtain all of the decor that will make your wedding:

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  • unique
  • a true reflection of your personal style
  • utterly fabulous
  • affordable

And by the way, affordable means whatever works for you and your budget. So let’s dive into this article and look at the simplest and most cost efficient ways to make your wedding decor happen.

5 Best Wedding Decor Resources

  1. Hobby Lobby or Michaels or JoAnn Fabrics (Okay, so that’s 3 resources in 1 but they’re all pretty similar!) Best local place to purchase crafty components for making your own decor. Think escort cards, table numbers/names, display table decor, decor to go along with your reception table  centerpieces. Also, a whole lot of ready-to-go decor and signage you can purchase; no assembly required!
  2. Online Resources such as  www.lightinthebox.com, www.theweddingoutlet.com, and www.save-on-crafts.com are fantastic websites to visit and gather your DIY supplies! Just be sure to order early, just in case you need to return anything because it’s just not “right”.
  3. Local Thrift Stores. Thrift stores are a great place to pick-up, china, sterling silver serving pieces and small furniture pieces you may want to use for your ceremony entrance, altar table, guest book table, etc. Pieces can be easily painted or refinished to create something completely transformed. But don’t try to take on too much when it comes to furniture. You don’t want to stress yourself out with too many DIY projects; keep it simple!
  4. Rentals, Rentals, Rentals. Well I had to be sure you are aware of providers such as our company Yours For Your Day. Specialty rentals are a great way to get the decor elements and furniture you need without the hassle of finding pieces to do yourself and then figure out what to do with all of them after the wedding!
  5. Craigslist offers a wealth of opportunity to find decor items you may need. Quite often, couples list various decor elements that they pulled together for their own wedding at amazing prices and with all of the “work” already done. But take heed! You may be that same couple in a few months having to do the same thing to get rid of all of those once-in-a-lifetime details you no longer have any use for!

There you go, a quick list of resources to get you started on designing your dream wedding. While this just scratches the surface, I’m hoping you can take these options and make them work for you!

But Wait, There’s More!!

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Photo: Laura Smith

I’ve got a few more resources to share in our current issue of the Yours For Your Day magazine. It’s the third issue in our Wedding Design series so get on over there to get even more details on where to find all of the wedding decor you need for the money you want to spend! Take care and happy planning!

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P.S. Don’t forget to check out our articles on Wedding Design; Keeping Peace Between Your Vision and Your Budget and Essential Wedding Decor; Designing Your “Best Day Ever”  Our Yours For Your Day magazine also has companion issues to each of these articles with more great information available on wedding decor and design!

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Mismatched Chairs

Are you thinking outside-of-the-box when it comes to planning your wedding or other special event? Standard folding chairs not doing it for you? Great!!! We’re on the same page and today we want to introduce you to our Mismatched Chairs!

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Aren’t they fun?! My favorite saying is “No one will ever remember the chairs at your wedding…unless they’re AMAZING!” Every aspect of your decor will emphasize the theme and overall “feel” of your wedding and that includes the seating!

We love a mix of white chairs, brown chairs, benches, and upholstered pieces to get that truly eclectic and laid-back look. Here are some more great reasons to consider using mismatched seating for your event:

  • THEY LOOK AWESOME!
  • No ugly chairs cluttering up the photos of your big day (your photographer won’t have to creatively shoot around them!)Vintage Rentals Denver | Rent Mismatched Chairs | Mismatched Wedding Chairs
  • Your guests will be completely impressed with your attention to every detail, even right down to the seating!
  • Mismatched chairs are perfect for rustic, vintage, eclectic, and romantic themes
  • They are perfect for outdoor weddings
  • These chairs are comfy and look great with vintage reception tables or farm tables

Best Ways to Use Mismatched Chairs

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    Use them for all of your ceremony or reception seating for a total eclectic look

  • Mix them in with some standard seating at your ceremony to still get that eclectic look for less money
  • How about just the front rows at your ceremony for family and special guests
  • Perfect for your reception head table or sweetheart table
  • My favorite: aisle decor (just the first chair on the aisle for every row or every other row and adorn them with flower clusters or greenery)

Additionally, our mismatched chairs pair perfectly with our aspen arbors ! So don’t just roll with whatever your venue may have for chairs or think that a standard folding chair is your only option! Get creative with every aspect of your decor and make it eclectic with some amazing mismatched seating!
Take care and happy planning!

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Wedding Decor and Weather!

Wedding decor and weather; where’s this conversation going you may ask? Well, it is a beautiful day out today and all of this Colorado unseasonably warm and dry weather got me thinking. Let me first preface this discussion by saying that I love winter weather here.  Everyone who lives here knows, everyone else out there has our winter weather all wrong. We get beautiful blue skies most all the time, mild temperatures, and while snow can be challenging now and then, we’re never buried in it for any length of time! And yeah, moisture is a good thing!

What Does This Have to do with Wedding Decor?

Okay, so it’s warm and dry out and I thought it would be a good time to talk about where you are in your wedding design and make some suggestions on how to best utilize this weather for your planning process. So here are 3 suggestions for you:

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Visit Your Venue

  1. If you’ve already booked your outdoor venue, this might be the perfect time to schedule another visit and take a look around without the snow on the ground. Sure you’ll have to imagine leaves on some of the trees but seeing your venue snow-less may be just what you need to start sparking some new visions of how to use your wedding decor. And if you haven’t yet booked your venue, now’s the time to get out there and start looking around! Take advantage of the weather now because we all know there’s more snow coming!

    Do Some Planning

  2. Take some time to get out and enjoy the weather and allow it to free-up your creativity. Go alone or go with your fiance and find a quiet spot in a park somewhere, spread out a blanket, and let the thoughts flow! Dream-up all of the details that will fulfill your vision of how you want your wedding day to look, feel, and be remembered. Then start to put together your game-plan of how you will acquire all of the decor details. Decide which ones you’ll take on yourself and which ones you will leave to the experts. Don’t think about anything else! This is your opportunity to breathe in some fresh air, behold the wonders around you, and dig into your overall wedding design. If you’re working with a planner, ask them to meet-up with you somewhere outside to get everyone’s creative juices flowing! They’ll surely appreciate the time outdoors as well!

    Don’t Do Any Planning!

  3. And now that I just suggested a dedicated trip outdoors to plan for your wedding, I am now going to suggest you schedule time to do anything but think of your wedding! That’s right, get out there together as a couple or just you by yourself (because that can be just what you need), and don’t think about the wedding. Drive up to the mountains for lunch, go to your closest open space for a hike, or go for a bike ride! Anything that will allow you to free your mind of all things wedding! Enjoy a peaceful setting where you can relax, breathe deep, and do nothing but enjoy the scenery and the company of one another or your own soul!

Three simple suggestions to help you get through the process of planning (or not planning) your wedding! Setting aside some outdoor time to focus on the details and some additional time to focus on anything but the wedding, will be just what you need to recharge your batteries and get you focused! Enjoy your time out there but hurry up, I’m sure the snow will hit at any time; it is Colorado after all!

Yours For Your Day | Shelley Hall | Owner, Author | Yours For Your Day Blog

P.S. Don’t forget to check-out the FREE Yours For Your Day Magazine; two issues out there full of wedding decor and design help!!

Essential Wedding Decor; Designing Your “Best Day Ever!”

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Designing your “Best Day Ever” is pretty simple, as long as you “get” wedding decor! Sometimes it’s easy to forget just how many elements of decor there really are, until you have to pull it all together for your big day. Most folks would probably think décor just means decorations and they would be right, but it is so much more than that. I touched on the simplicity of wedding planning and decor decades ago in one of my first articles , but we are far from that simplicity today! When it comes down to it, your décor plays a pivotal role in your big day! Every aspect sets the tone for the event. Your personal style and personality should be the driving factor for all of your décor decisions because after all, you want this event to be spectacular!

First Steps in Decor Design

So let’s start at the beginning. Once you get engaged, one of the very first things you will want to do is set a date, that’s if you have a pretty firm grasp on when you want your wedding to be. Or you will find a venue first because you’ve set it as a high priority and you are flexible with the date. Of course, if you are planning far enough in advance, you shouldn’t have any problem with getting just the right location on just the right date! Whether you realize it or not, picking your venue, your date, and even your wedding dress are some of your first decor decisions! They are the initial building blocks that will set the tone for the overall “feel” of your wedding day!

All other decor elements will then build on those initial decisions and complement the overall experience for both you and your guests. Remember that decor sets the mood, creates atmosphere, and projects your personal style and creativity throughout the ceremony and reception! For that reason, you want to keep some consistency going throughout all decor elements, so let’s talk about some of those now:

Wedding Decor Defined

Theme
(think of it as a common thread)
Color Scheme
(your venue, time of year, time of day can all factor into the colors you use)
Flowers
(you’ll want them to complement both your theme and color scheme)
Lighting
(don’t underestimate the power of great lighting to enhance experience)
Table Decor
(anything that may accompany your centerpieces on your reception tables)
Display Tables/Furniture Pieces
(we’re talking cake/dessert table, memory table, gift table, escort card display, etc.)
Food/Cake/Desserts
(yep, they can all be considered part of your decor and should complement as well)
Tables/Chairs
(sure they’re just tables and chairs but they can play a big part in pulling your overall look together)
Linens/Tableware
(easy ways to highlight theme, color scheme, and style)
Layouts
(you can get mighty creative with your layouts to enhance the look, feel, and flow)

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And while the above list is still not all-inclusive, hopefully you can begin to see how everything really does work together to give you cohesiveness throughout every aspect of the day. Your decor design is critical, so you want to be sure that you go into your planning with eyes wide open! As we discussed in our last article on finding the balance between your vision and your budget,  you will want to be mindful of what decor aspects you want to DIY and what aspects you should leave to the experts!

Need More Info on Decor?

Dig in deeper to the various aspects of wedding decor in our FREE Wedding Design magazine series here! You will be sure to find all sorts of details there that will help you with planning your design or communicating your vision to your professional planner who can assist you with the fine-tuning. Feel free to also look over our Pinterest boards for tons of decor inspiration! Additionally, Yours For Your Day is always available for extra help too so reach out to us and Happy Planning!

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Wedding Design; Keeping the Peace Between Your Vision and Your Budget

Let’s Talk Wedding Design…

Wedding Design | Yours For Your Day | Vintage Rentals | Colorado | Tables and ChairsAs women, we can handle pretty much anything that is thrown at us, or at least we like to think we can! But put a shiny, sparkly, love-filled diamond ring on our finger and watch what we can really do! As soon as we say “Yes!”, our minds are filled with couture wedding gowns and jaw-dropping bouquets, the venue dreams are made of, and a wedding planner who can totally read our mind!

And then reality starts to creep in. That one little pestering factor standing between you and your perfect, dream-filled wedding day: money! Unfortunately, that cash-growing tree has yet to be found and chances are that you are on a budget. No worries, right? You can totally do most of the stuff yourself!

Good girl for believing in yourself. Of course you CAN do it. Good ol’ Walt Disney once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”  But before you pull on that Superwoman cape, do some rational thinking about your other obligations. You know, little things like your job, so you can set realistic expectations for how much you can handle on your own.  I love the feel of a good DIY wedding; you know that so much purpose and character and love goes into each detail. Take into consideration the size of your wedding, the length of your engagement, the amount of help and support you have, and the how much personal time you can dedicate to wedding planning and DIY.

Before You Go It Alone…

One more thing: if you are a wedding-newbie and have never been involved in planning one (like most brides), consider that there a many, many tiny, but so important details that are easily overlooked by an inexperienced bride.  For instance, heaters for an outdoor reception that may be in an area that is warm during the day but quite cool by sundown, like the mountains. The not-so-obvious details are easier to forget about until Grandma is shivering over her soup at dinner.Wedding Design | Yours For Your Day | Vintage Rentals | Colorado | Lounge Furniture | Wedding Decor

We have compiled a short list of things to take into consideration for your wedding design and when contemplating how much DIY to take on.  This is just a list of ideas and should not be considered all inclusive!

  • Length of your engagement
  • Actual “free” time you will have for projects
  • Your organizational and time management skills
  • Your ability to handle stress
  • What help you will have available to you throughout the planning process
  • Your “Day-of” vision; you don’t want to have to worry about a thing or maybe you want to stay busy and completely involved

Join us for a detailed look at all of these considerations and more in the wedding design companion issue of the Yours For Your Day magazine! It’s 15 pages full of so many details and advice; you don’t want to miss out!

P.S.  Yours For Your Day is also available for Decor Design Services and Day-of Setup and Styling Services; let us know if we can be of help!

 

Rent a Vintage Dresser! Wait, What?

Hi there!  Welcome to the first of a 3-part series of introduction posts for Yours For Your Day. So who is Yours For Your Day anyhow?  Well, it’s me (Shelley) and my husband Warren and it’s also anyone else who is willing to jump-in and help us out in these early days of our event rentals company based in the Denver, Colorado area.

Nice to meet you!
Nice to meet you!

So what do we rent?  We rent eclectic (think vintage) furniture and rustic decor to folks who are looking to create unique and utterly original events.  So weddings, parties, corporate events, photo shoots…you get the picture?  Well, maybe not.  I often get confused looks when I say the words “rent” and “dressers” together for example.  And my normal clarification is:  why rent a boring standard rental table that must be then covered-up with a rented tablecloth when you can rent a really cool old dresser, or vanity, or rustic table instead?

The Tommy Lou Buffet
The Tommy Lou Buffet
Rustic Reception Tables
The Oehlerking Table

 See anything a standard rental table can do, vintage furniture pieces can do better!  They’re basically just tables with a whole lot of charm and character!  But we do have some pretty amazing tables too!

 Mismatched event chairs and benches give guests something much cooler to sit on than traditional rented plastic folding chairs.  Truly eclectic!

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Mismatched Event Chairs

Then there’s our fancy upholstered furniture and rustic decor that are great for photo props; take a look at some of these beauties:

Elizabeth Set
The Elizabeth Set
Upholstered Chairs
The Alvena Chair

 

So now that you know a little bit about who we are, watch for my next post on why I wanted to start a blog for Yours For Your Day. Thanks for visiting!

Vintage Bicycle Prop

 Back soon,

Shelley