Vintage Rentals: Retro Bicycle

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Super cute anniversary session alert featuring our retro vintage bicycle as seen on Green Wedding Shoes. Amazing team below.  Thanks for the rental love!

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photography: Tulle & Grace / planning + design: Color Pop Events / florals: Allie Webber of Bowman & Clark / bicycle rental: Little Vintage Rentals / balloon + tassels: Studio Mucci / tulle skirt: Space 46 / lab: Film Box

 

Vintage Rentals: Silver Candle Stick Holders

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One of my favorite things in our inventory is our tarnished silver!  I was so excited to start expanding our silver candle stick collection this year and we’ve picked up some pretty ones!  The candle sticks look elegant on any table and add a bit of heirloom charm with their patina.  Rent them today!

silver candle stick rentals nyc

silver candle stick rentals nyc

silver candle stick rentals nyc

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Expert Advice from Sincerely, Jackie

Sincerely, Jackie  NYC Wedding Invitations
Today we’re kicking off my new blog series, Expert Advice with Jackie Mangiolino of Sincerely, Jackie.  Jackie and I connected coordinating this style shoot and I’ve loved watching her line grow!  If you’re shopping for wedding invitations or stationery, this is the Q&A to read.  Thank you Jackie for sharing some amazing tips!
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Tell us all about Sincerely, Jackie: I had been in the stationery industry for several years, mostly designing for smaller-scale events (birthday parties, birth announcements, holiday cards) when I began to truly fall in love with wedding invitations. I launched Sincerely, Jackie in 2013 with a focus on fine print (letterpress, foil, engraving, silk screen) wedding invitations. I’m a details person, so the nuances and intricacies surrounding every aspect of wedding stationery is captivating. From perfectly pairing fine print methods, to ensuring proper wording etiquette, I love being able to provide my expertise to clients in a beautiful and enjoyable way. I recently partnered with Charmaine, of Everly, Calligraphy, to launch an entire line of wedding invitations that showcase calligraphy elements. Calligraphy, to me, is the epitome of invitation tradition and I am in awe of how it magically elevates an invitation.
Sincerely, Jackie  NYC Wedding Invitations
What services do you offer? I work one-on-one with each of my clients to provide them a truly exception invitation experience. In addition to offering over 35 designs, I work with printers around the world to ensure the chosen print method is perfectly paired with the chosen design. I also provide my clients guidance around etiquette, timelines, and other details that are often overlooked. Brides have a TON on their mind, and, for the invitations, I like to make decisions as easy and enjoyable as possible for them.
 Sincerely, Jackie  NYC Wedding Invitations
What’s new at your company? The Calligraphy Collection – it’s a line of invitations that showcase calligraphy by Everly, Calligraphy, and can be printed in any print method.
 
Advice you’d offer your best friend while planning regarding selecting invitations and paper products? Less is more! There are literally hundreds of options out there to help you achieve your perfect invitation design, within a reasonable budget, without sacrificing quality and style. No matter what, even if you have a really, really, really tight budget, at least make sure your invitations follow proper grammar and etiquette.
 Sincerely, Jackie  NYC Wedding Invitations

One thing to pay close attention to when finalizing invitations? Spelling and grammar are HUGE. Brides need to be very diligent in proofing their invitations before printing them. It doesn’t matter how much you spend on your invitations if it’s got mistakes on it. My biggest pet peeve is having the word “and” in the year. It’s not correct grammar!! The year should be “two thousand fifteen.”

Favorite vintage piece in the little vintage rentals collection and why? I’m a total sucker for candles and I love the variety of candle stick holders at Little Vintage Rentals. For my own wedding, I had banquet style tables and lined them with hundreds of candles. What’s more romantic than that?

Don’t forget to check out Jackie’s website, instagram and blog.

 

 

Vintage Inspired Bridal Shower Ideas

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One of my most popular blog posts on my previous lifestyle blog was about my own vintage inspired bridal shower.  Since it was quite a few years ago, I thought I’d re-imagine the event and gather some images of inspiration for a vintage inspired bridal shower.  The image above is a great example of simple accent decor with vintage books and a vintage scale adorned with fresh roses. (photo by Tillie and Rose) Below is a simple place setting with a vintage embroidered napkin and fresh sprig of lavender. (via Snippet and Ink / photo by Studio Castilero)

Twig and Twine, Studio Castillero

Anna Delores Photography

Above, I adore the idea of renting mismatched teacups and saucers but the stand out in this photo is the amazing chalkboard art! (via Style Me Pretty / Anna Delores Photography/ Dish Wish Rentals) Below, a simple cake on a rustic crate adorned by a few blooms in vintage bottles is my idea of a sweet addition.  (Diana Marie Photography)

Diana Marie Photography

I love the look and feel of this floral accent above.  It’s like a vintage garden indoors; perfect for an impromptu photo backdrop!  (Via Grey Likes / Photography: To Wander and Seek ) And last but not least every shower needs a memento of thanks.  Nothing is quite as vintage or authentic as a fabric wrapped gift.  (Via The Lane / Photography:  Foraged in The North)

Foraged in the North Photography

Botanical Bridal Session and Boudoir featured on Hochzeitsguide

Kate Ignatowski Photography  - Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

The flowers I sourced from Blooms by the Box to style for this photo shoot are some of my favorite to date.  Previously a handful of these photos were featured on Style Me Pretty, but I was SO excited that Hochzeitsguide picked it up as well – their aesthetic is dreamy!  Amazing team below the photos.

Kate Ignatowski Photography  - Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Kate Ignatowski Photography  - Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Kate Ignatowski Photography  - Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Kate Ignatowski Photography  - Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Kate Ignatowski Photography  - Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Kate Ignatowski Photography  - Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Kate Ignatowski Photography  - Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Photography: Kate Ignatowski | Styling + Floral Design: Mandy Forlenza Sticos | Wedding Dress: Tatyana Merenyuk | Cake: Sugar Flower Cake Shop | Invitations: Bella Figura | Make Up: Anny Chow | Hair: Andy Tseng | Flowers Supplied By: Blooms By The Box | Garter: Florrie Mitton | Lingerie + Robe: Zinke | Model: Alexis Katsafanas | Ribbon: Midori Ribbon |  Veils: Jaclyn Jordan | Vintage Props: Little Vintage Rentals

Vintage Rentals: Suitcases

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Some of the most popular props at Little Vintage Rentals are the suitcases.  We have a wide variety of colors, shapes + sizes aged to perfection.  These suitcases and more can be found here.

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Bordeaux Bride featured on La Mariée Aux Pieds Nus

Photography by Kate Ignatowski  Creative Direction + Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Great to see the Bordeaux inspired bridal portrait shoot on La Mariee Aux Pieds Nus today here.  It was so much fun styling this with rich wine colored peonies from Blooms by the Box and the most amazing piece form Fleur de Letters below.  Life is too short to drink cheap wine, right?  Full list of credits below.

Photography by Kate Ignatowski  Creative Direction + Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Photography by Kate Ignatowski  Creative Direction + Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Photography by Kate Ignatowski  Creative Direction + Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Photography by Kate Ignatowski  Creative Direction + Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Photography by Kate Ignatowski  Creative Direction + Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Photography by Kate Ignatowski  Creative Direction + Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Photography: Kate Ignatowski | Styling + Floral Design: Mandy Forlenza Sticos | Flowers Provided by: Blooms By The Box | Wedding Dress: Jenny Yoo | Makeup Artist: Anny Chow | Calligraphy:Fleur De Letters | Hair Styling: Andy Tseng | Veil: Sara Gabriel

Top 5 Ways To Use a Vintage Typewriter at Your Wedding

Vintage Typewriter at Your Wedding Ideas

If you’re a vintage loving bride-to-be or a groom who wants to go old school; vintage typewriters bring the perfect amount retro love to the big day.  Whether you buy or rent a vintage typewriter, here are our favorite ways to use these vintage beauties!

1.  The Guest Book:  This is our new favorite twist on a guest book.  Your friends + family get to try out typing the old fashioned way and leave their best wishes for you to read later!

By Chellise Michael Phography

2.  Signage Holder:  Have an heirloom typewriter that’s not working?  Print out signage and display it in the typewriter wheel.  It’s the easiest wedding DIY you’ll ever do!

By Alders Photogrpahy

3. Table Assignments:  A unique way to showcase table assignments sans escort cards.  Perfect for more intimate weddings.

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4.  Decor Piece:   Bright flowers look amazing juxtaposed to a rusty beauty like this piece below!  A simple way to brighten the entry way table. 

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5.  Pre-Wedding:  For crafty DIY couples, type out the escort cards yourself and proudly display them on the big day. 

By Erin Hearts Court

Photo Credits:  (1)  Chellise Michael Phography  / (2) Alders Photography / (3) Via Bespoke Bride / (4) Looking Glass Photography  / (5) Via OnceWed Photo by: Erin Hearts Court 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from Little Vintage Rentals!  Photo by Jen Trahan

Hello friends!  Wishing you + yours a wonderful Thanksgiving!

At Little Vintage Rentals, we are thankful for all of our wonderful clients + friends who found us in under 2 years making this little company grow faster than we could have imagined.  Who knew so many New Yorkers needed vintage table top goods + decor!

Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos Photography by Jen Trahan

Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos Photography by Jen Trahan

Photography:  Jen Trahan / Styling + Floral Design by Mandy Forlenza Sticos / Vintage Table Top Items:  Little Vintage Rentals  / Calligraphy:  Fleur de Letters / Flowers Supplied by Blooms By The Box

Top 7 Trophy Centerpiece Ideas

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I love a good trophy centerpiece.  As I grow our vintage collection, I love finding lots of options just like this little beauty above that I created.  Here are some of my favorite ideas for trophy centerpieces – enjoy! (above photo by Jen Trahan)

Khaki Bedford Photography

1. The Black + White Classic.  Chic and always in style, white blooms with touches of deep black + purple add a bit of elegance to this trophy. Via Style Me Pretty, Photographer: Khaki Bedford Photography, Floral Design: Jonica Moore, Vintage Props + Decor: Little Vintage Rentals

Josh Gruetzmacher | Snippet + Ink

2. The Collection.  Nothing makes a statement more than a small collection.  Grouping trophies + urns together is great way to convey a theme. Via Snippet & Ink, Photographer: Josh Gruetzmacher , Floral Design: The Bow Collective

 
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3. The Pedestal Piece.  A tall leafy arrangement is perfect for flanking the aisle of a wedding.  The height and draping leaves make it a showstopper. Via Wed Society,  Photography:  Ben Q.

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4. The Monochromatic.  Single color arrangements with a touch of greenery always make a statement.  This soft pink collection of garden roses sings a sweet song of romance.  Flowers:  Jaclyn Journey, Photography:  Whitney Neal

Lora Grady Photography

5. The Garden Party.  Light and loose blooms are a great contrast to a structured trophy and extra points for the weathered books which are an instant conversation starter among guests. Via Ruffled Blog, Photographer: Lora Grady Photography, Second Photographer: Alyssia B Photography, Floral Design: Botanique.

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6. The Grand Scale.  Sometimes a small floral piece just won’t do.  By pumping up the volume in size, this serves as an amazing entry way piece! Via Snippet and Ink, Photographer: Ali Harper, Design, Styling, Props: Blue Eyed Yonder, Floral Design: Lindsay Coletta DesignsType A Society

7. The Delicate Delight.  Light, loose+ airy blooms.  Nothing more than perfection. Via Type A Society

Top 5 Vintage Chic Venues in New York City

Top 5 vintage chic wedding venues in nyc  Kate Ignatowski Photography

When I was planning my wedding a few years back, I was surprised that there wasn’t a list of vintage wedding venues already online.   I did quite a bit of research back then and thought I’d share some of my favorite vintage chic wedding venues in New York City.  (photo above:  Kate Ignatowski)

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1. The Metropolitan Building:  My top vintage wedding venue pick, hands down.  From the weathered floors to aisles of vintage furniture available for events, The Metropolitan Building has it all.   Every last corner of this venue is oozing with photo ready backdrops.  Located in Long Island City, Queens it’s a trip worth making.  Venue:  The Metropolitan Building  Photo: Redfield Photography

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2. The Housing Works Bookstore:  For bookworms at heart who are looking to give back on their big day, The Housing Works Bookstore is perfect.  Rows of lovingly read books create a colorful backdrop while proceeds from the venue rental support healing the community living and affected with HIV / AIDS.   Venue:  The Housing Works Bookstore  Photo: Levi Stolove

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3. The Green Building:  Formerly a brass foundry built in 1889 this Brooklyn locale boasts endless exposed brick and exposed beam ceilings.  Restored to an industrial chic state, it’s grandiose chandeliers and newly added outdoor space make it even more charming for a vintage loving couple.  Venue:  The Green Building  Photo: Benj Haisch

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4. The Foundry:  This 19th century foundry was meticulously restored to showcase it’s industrial character complete with an indoor greenhouse and views of the Manhattan skyline from the terrace.  As for first impressions, the Foundry’s ivy covered exterior makes it a location to remember.  Venue:  The Foundry  Photo: Kate Ignatowski

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5. Brecknock Hall: For those in search of a bit of vintage opulence, Brecknock Hall in Greeport, Long Island offers just that.  This once residential home built from 1851-1857 has 4 charming parlor rooms along with sprawling lawns and a patio outdoors.  It is a historic and elegant vintage wedding location.   Venue:  Brecknock Hall  Photo: Rima Brindamour

Top 6 Vintage Centerpiece Ideas

Vintage Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

It’s no secret that I love flowers.  I also love vintage vases + vessels to display them in.   Here are my top 6 vintage centerpiece ideas for weddings!  (above photo by Kate Ignatowski)

Jen Huang Photography  Vintage Centerpiece Ideas

1.  The Drinking Glass.  Pressed glass goblets make a sweet addition to any table.  They glow under candlelight + look great clustered together with different heights. (photo by Jen Huang)

Ciara Richardson Photography Vintage Brass Centerpiece Idea

2.  The Brass Vessel.  For those who are using gold as an accent color, there is no other way to go than a brass vessel or vase.  Aged brass adds a richness to floral displays. (photo by Ciara Richardson)

Vintage Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

3.  The Colorful Tin.   Sweet tea + candy tins add a splash of color and conversation to the table.  Fill the tins with neutral flowers and greens for a calmer feeling or coordinating colors for a bright + bold look. (photo by Jana Morgan)

Vintage Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

4.  The Silver Vessel.  Tarnished silver vessels give an heirloom quality to an event, as if you borrowed items from a grandmother.  Silver pitchers, teapots + even small sugar bowls look great when used in an assortment together. (photo by Kate Ignatowski)

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5.  The Bottle.  New or old, bottles in a variety of sizes and shapes act as simple yet sophisticated bud vases.   Adding a tray or print napkin underneath adds some interest to the design. (photo by Justin + Mary)