Erika + Daniel || An Elegant and Modern Eastern Shore Wedding

Erika + Daniel || An Elegant and Modern Eastern Shore Wedding

From the start of the planning process, Erika + Daniel wanted their wedding to be an intimate celebration, so having the wedding take place at a home they built where they could enjoy the weekend with their loved ones made the most sense for the couple. Ultimately, they chose to get married at Daniel’s father’s property on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The couple’s new architecture firm was designing the house, something which felt very symbolic as they began their new life together as husband and wife! The modern design of the house was a great jumping off point for the overall design of the wedding, and Erika + Daniel chose pieces that complemented the property. A combination of farm tables and sleek black chairs helped make their reception feel intimate, all the while providing the simple yet elegant look the couple wanted, and an earthy color palette perfectly complemented their outdoor celebration.

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WE NEED YOUR HELP! || Victory Masks DC

WE NEED YOUR HELP! || Victory Masks DC

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, our DC area hospitals are running out of masks for their healthcare workers and have turned to the public to ask them to sew masks using online tutorials. With all of our events currently paused, those who can sew on the Something Vintage team are using their time to make face masks for those in need, and we would love your help to boost our efforts! Would you or anyone on your team like to join our efforts? 

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Katie + Luis || An Intimate Wedding in Middleburg, VA

Katie + Luis || An Intimate Wedding in Middleburg, VA

As week two of social distancing begins, we’re thinking about the lasting impacts the coronavirus will have on our world in the coming months and years. While much is uncertain at the moment, we’re hopeful that we can use this time to reflect on what’s important, so we’ll come out on the other side more grounded and appreciative of every day luxuries we so often take for granted! We’re realizing just how important it is to feel socially connected, and we think that we’ll see a rise of intimate weddings in 2020 and 2021 that focus on celebration, closeness, and connectedness rather than a large guest count.

That was the mindset of this couple, Katie + Luis, who wed in September at Catesby Farm Estate in Middleburg, Virginia and was featured in Martha Stewart Weddings! The couple invited just 36 of their closest family and friends, and planned the wedding to feel like a backyard gathering. Their romantic wedding featured farmhouse tables so that guests felt like they were attending an intimate family dinner, a neutral color palette, and lots of lush flowers. With the help of their planner, Kaitlin of Cheers Darling Events, Katie + Luis opted to keep things intimate, and treated the entire wedding weekend as an experience, even treating guests to a gorgeous welcome dinner. We hope you enjoy the photos below, and if you’d like to see more details from their romantic weekend, be sure to check out their feature on Martha Stewart Weddings. In the meantime, be sure to stay tuned for another post dedicated entirely to their stunning welcome dinner! Stay safe & healthy, friends! xoxo

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Intimate Weddings + Dinners || How to Celebrate in the Midst of the Coronavirus

Intimate Weddings + Dinners || How to Celebrate in the Midst of the Coronavirus

Hi, friends! As we all weather the coronavirus storm, our hearts go out to all of the couples whose wedding plans are suddenly up in the air. With the event industry reeling from the effects of the virus, we’re feeling so grateful for our community of friendors and all of the amazing clients who have been so understanding and flexible in the midst of our chaotic and sometimes scary new reality.

Now more than ever, we feel it is so important to choose joy and love over fear and negativity! Proving love really does conquer all, some couples are opting for small ceremonies at home and intimate family dinners so they can still tie the knot while limiting exposure. We are SO on board with this trend, and are loving the idea of small, intimate receptions as an alternative to large bashes. Postponing a wedding is no easy feat, and sticking with a wedding date in April or early May makes it so much more likely your florist and other vendors will be available. Plus, no extended engagement! These smaller weddings provide the couple and their guests with the comforts of home which, let’s face it, is what we’re all really craving during this time of uncertainty. 

We hope the pictures below inspire you to host your own cozy gathering! The world feels more than a little crazy right now, but at SVR, we’ll continue promoting joy and celebrating love stories. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need a hand with the decor or event design for you own intimate dinner. We would love to help you tell your story of #LoveInTheTimeOfCorona.  Stay safe & healthy, everyone!

We’re Hiring!  Event Delivery Driver & Team Lead

We’re Hiring! Event Delivery Driver & Team Lead

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JOB ROLE:
We are looking to add Delivery Driver & Team Leads to our growing speciality and vintage event rental company located in Temple Hills, MD.

ABOUT US:
We are a women-led company with an outstanding staff and are looking to add new members to our team! You must have reliable transportation to get to and from work (we are not metro accessible), be able to lift 75+ lbs, are 26 years or older and have a clean driving record. A positive attitude, great customer service, and dependability are musts for this position! We rent our furniture for luxury events so professionalism is a must.

Typical shifts are normally a Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday and consists of loading, transporting, and setting up tables, chairs, and other furniture for weddings and events. Sometimes there are early mornings and there are often late nights and long hours. It is hard work, but you will have fantastic coworkers and be part of a growing company. Our inventory is vintage and antique, so you must handle all items with extreme care.

Your job role will consist of the following:
– Lead a team of 2-6 delivery team members
– Load and Unload a 20-26ft Box Truck
– Drive a 26ft box truck to deliver and pick-up from events located throughout the DC, MD, VA, PA, and NY area.
– Set-up speciality furniture at a wedding or event according to a layout or client direction.
– Ensure all deliveries and pick-ups run smoothly, furniture is not damaged during transit, and the team is working efficiently while providing excellent customer service to our clients.

Qualifications:
– Punctuality and reliability is a must! We will pay you to be 15 minutes early to each shift. It’s that important!
– Professional and Friendly Demeanor.  You will be the face of the company when onsite and will be interacting with the point of contact.
– Positive Attitude and a Team Player. You will be working early morning, late nights, and long days.  Willingness to work hard, work fast, and have a positive attitude throughout your shift is a must!
– Communication. We are looking for someone who will stay in contact with the Something Vintage Rentals team throughout their delivery and pick-up and inform us if any problems arise.
– Critical Thinking and Decision Making. If there is a problem on your order, the team lead must communicate with Something Vintage Rentals logistics manager to fix the problem and ensure the client is happy.
– Leadership and Management Skills. You will be leading a team of 1-6 people on each delivery. You must assign roles to each delivery team member so you can complete each delivery as efficiently and quickly as possible.

Schedule:
Late March, April, May, June, August, September, October, and November: 20 – 40+ Hours per Week
January, February, Early March, July, and December: 10-20 Hours per Week

Requirements:
– 26 or Older
– Valid Driver’s License with Clean Driving Record (0 points on License)
– Experience and Comfortable Driving a 20 – 26ft Box Truck, especially in the city!
– Reliable Transportation To and From Work (We are NOT metro accessible)
– 1-3 years experiences moving, driving, and/or loading a truck.
– Ability to lift 75+ lbs
– Full availability Thursday – Tuesday, especially early morning and late nights!
– CDL is preferred but not required.

You will be asked to complete a drug test, criminal background check, and DOT exam upon hire.

To apply, please send an email to dawn@somethingvintagerentals.com with your availability, your resume, and 1-2 sentences on why you think you’d be a good fit!