A SVR Birthday Bash || Republic Restoratives, Washington, D.C.

A SVR Birthday Bash || Republic Restoratives, Washington, D.C.

Our Customer Experience Director Lauren turned 30 earlier this year, so, obviously, we had to celebrate her with the most extra surprise party ever! We brought out the big guns for this birthday bash, creating brand new backdrops complete with tinsel galore, incorporating one of Lauren’s favorite lounge groupings, and bringing in alll the tropical flowers!

We opted to host Lauren’s cocktail style party in the Ivy Room at Republic Restoratives. Republic is one of our favorite venues to work with, and the space had the cozy, intimate feel we wanted. Plus they provided us with allll the dranks, including a signature mule designed just for Lauren! What more could you want?! The talented ladies at She Loves Me accented the space with tropical arrangements and bud vases that were perfect for our Miami bred birthday girl, and BRIGHTLY Ever After provided us with a fun neon sign that was one of the major focal points of the room! Two months later, and we still feel SO lucky to have had an amazing team of friendors help bring our vision to life. We couldn’t be more grateful to them, or more in awe of their incredible talent!

We’ve been missing our SVR girl gang hard these past few days of quarantine, and we’re loving looking through these pics again! It’s so easy to feel lonely in this period of isolation, but reminiscing on this night reminds us that there is light at the end of the tunnel and more big milestones to celebrate together soon. We can’t wait to be reunited with our people and to celebrate all the birthdays, holidays, weddings, half birthdays (we’re feeling for everyone whose plans have been put on hold because of social distancing), graduations, and more! Hopefully life returns to normal soon, but, in the meantime, we’re feeling inspired to plan all the parties we want to throw as soon as the restrictions are lifted. Let’s face it, we don’t have much else to do while locked away at home! So, we hope you enjoy this glimpse into Lauren’s b-day bash and feel inspired to start planning your very own post-quarantine shindig. One thing’s for sure, we’ll all be in desperate need of a night out together when this is over!

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A Modern Sunset Inspired Wedding Editorial || National Museum of the American Indian

A Modern Sunset Inspired Wedding Editorial || National Museum of the American Indian

Earlier this year, we had the amazing opportunity to partner with a team of some of our favorite friendors to feature the stunning wedding spaces at the National Museum of the American Indian. Needless to say, we were so excited to jump on board! Featured on Style Me Pretty earlier this week, this gorgeous sunset inspired editorial features a palette complete with magentas, plums, and oranges, plus lots of earthy neutrals. The talented team at A. Griffin Events really wanted to complement the natural beauty of the museum, so they incorporated pieces like the copper wall by Hopi artist, Ramona Sakiestewa, into their design plan. Sweet Root Village topped everything off with ombré flowers that felt super organic and lush. The result was so so gorgeous, and we couldn’t be more excited to share the photos below! Be sure to check out the recent feature on Style Me Pretty for even more pics and behind the scenes deets!

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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!

We’re Hiring!  Office Manager and Bookkeeper

We’re Hiring! Office Manager and Bookkeeper

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Something Vintage Rentals is looking to hire a part-time bookkeeper and office manager.  This is a new position and will require extreme attention to detail, interest in making businesses run more efficiently, being a team player, and being in the office (not virtual).  Ideal applicants will have 3 years bookkeeping experience and relevant education in accounting.

Something Vintage Rentals is a rental company specializing in high end, handmade, and vintage rental items that create and spread joy at events.  We are a women-led office who believes in the power of laughter, gratitude, and Salvadoran rotisserie chicken.  Come join the fun!

Bookkeeping
-Tracking cost of all new inventory each year and profitability of each
-Tracking Time in Motion for common warehouse processes
– Categorize all expenses in Quickbooks
– Recording all revenue in Quickbooks
– Update budget and revenue projections
– Create ways to reduce expenditures and increase efficiencies
-Track contractors who need 1099s and work with accountant to issue them in timely manner
– Send out prepared 1099s
-Help track most profitable inventory categories

Office Manager
– Pay monthly bills in timely manner
– Review bills for any discrepancies
– Run Payroll every two weeks
– Ensure all employee hours are up to date and correctly recorded using ADP
– Make sure all employees files are up to date
– Ensure all new hires have correct paperwork filled out
– send out quarterly commission checks

Qualifications
• 3 years bookkeeping experience
• Proficiency with Quickbooks Online
• Solid understanding of accounting principles
• BA in Business or Accounting preferred
• Extreme attention to detail
• Willingness to pitch in wherever needed
• Likes Being Part of a Team
• Self-starter with initiative
• Positive, can-do attitude

We could offer full-time employment if a candidate would be willing to help with other tasks, like sales emails and checking orders.  Pay dependent upon experience. We offer health care coverage, retirement account contributions, and paid time off for full time employees.

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!