After photographing dozens and dozens of weddings, I’ve found that a lot of brides spend A LOT of money on very LOW IMPACT aspects of their day. This isn’t a bad thing, but if you’re a visual bride, your money could be better spent! Instead of spending two hundred dollars on tiny little things (like custom candy, elaborate escort cards, etc) I would put that couple of hundred of dollars towards RENTALS!!! The longer I’m in this industry, the more I realize that rentals are one of the main ways to transform your wedding decor!
If you want to invest in something that will not only enhance the feel of your wedding but will really enhance your images as well, RENT something! It’s more affordable than you may think. My all time favorite vintage rental company is Paisley and Jade. Hands down!! We have partnered with them on so many different projects and recently, Michael and I had the chance to go downtown and visit their impressive show room!!! All I can say is WOW!
I honestly don’t know what I was expecting… maybe a few chairs.. a few couches…. I was WAY OFF! Morgan showed me their warehouse, workshop, paint shot, loading dock, show room and office and I was floored! There is SO much more that goes into running a rental company than I thought. Michael and I LOVED getting a tour and hearing about all that P&J does in their amazing space! The only thing that made me sad was seeing all of these amazing pieces and wishing I had known Morgan when I got married 4 YEARS ago!!! :)
I’m thankful that I knew Morgan and P&J when I was planning my SISTER’S WEDDING because our two rental pieces tied everything together so perfectly! (See pictures at the end of the post!) So often, I think brides are afraid to inquire about rentals because they assume that such beautiful decor HAS to be over their budget. Paisley and Jade offer quality rentals for an affordable price and there are SO many options!! So if you’re a bride and you have been considering renting some pieces, go for it!!! Your photographer will LOVE you forever! :) Enjoy some sneak peeks into the Paisley and Jade warehouse world!! Morgan thank you so much for the fabulous tour! We love you!!!
The light in their warehouse is gorgeous! I love their new bars (on the right)! You can change the outer surface!! And here are some of my favorite rentals in action at my sister’s wedding back in May!! My sister’s wedding day was transformed by just two rentals!! It’s amazing the impact these two pieces made. These doors and buffet were the hands down the most cost effective way to make a HUGE impact during the event and in their images!
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