What do you get when you have a beer truck, a popsicle truck, a photo bus & a vintage airstream boutique? The answer is alllllll this amazingness below. Many thanks to Brittany Sidwell Photography, The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farms, Knox Photo Bus, Swank Floral, Barger’s Beer Truck and Artistic Pops for coming together to crate inspiration that is truly one of a kind.
Enjoy!
Xoxo, Colleen
From Brittany Sidwell Photography’s blog:
July 31, 2017
BOHEMIAN STYLED SHOOT | HUNTER VALLEY FARM PAVILION | KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE
KNOXVILLE TENNESSEE, WEDDING
I’m going to be honest, folks. I am positively thrilled to finally share with you this bohemian styled shoot that I had the pleasure of being a part of at the Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm! From the moment that I arrived, I fell in love with everything about this shoot. From the vibrant colors, to the bright and airy hue of the lighting, I felt right at home. Absolutely some of the most fun that I’ve had with a camera in my hands!

Provided by Unique Settings Rentals, the mix-matched china paired wonderfully with the bright, colorful goblets to set the tone for this beachside bohemian reception table. In true bohemian fashion, the entire setting was surrounded by artisan vendors. From a photo booth inside of a restored VW bus to a mobile boutique inside of an Airstream, we were surrounded by so many creative vendors from the Knoxville area.

The bridal bouquet was an absolute dream and something I wish I could have had for my own wedding! The cluster of eucalyptus and scattering of golden florals created a breathtaking addition for the bright bridal look. By far my favorite part of this shoot has to be the picturesque sandy beach just down the boardwalk from the reception setting that we made our escape to for portraits.

If you are planning your wedding and haven’t had the opportunity to visit this beautiful venue, I’d highly recommend it. It’s a rare sight to see a wedding venue with a white sandy beach in East Tennessee!

Vendors:

Photography – Brittany Sidwell Photography
Venue – The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm
Florist – Swank Floral
Hair & Makeup – Southern Sirens
Dress & Jewelry – Tallulah’s Around Town
Decor & Rentals – Unique Settings Rentals
Photo Booth – Knox Photo Bus
Popsicles & Truck – Artistic Pops
Bar – Barger’s Beer Truck
Models – Brittany and Taylor Brown

Happy #SmallBusinessWeek y’all! We are proud and honored to announce that UniqueSettingsrentals.com has been chosen as an American Small Business Champion by SCORE and Sam’s Club.

The American Small Business Championship (championship.score.org) awarded this title to 102 small businesses, two in every state and the District of Columbia, for their dedication to the success of their businesses. Each state winner will be awarded a $1,000 Sam’s Club gift card, an all-expense-paid trip to a training and networking event in Dallas, TX, SCORE mentoring and publicity throughout the year. Each Champion is also eligible for one of three $25,000 grand prizes.

We are honored to have been chosen for this award. When we began our business in 2013, our dream was to bring the highest quality and most beautiful fine china pieces to our Knoxville wedding market. We hoped to serve the community by providing donations and decor for organizations like East TN PBS, The Butterfly Fund & The Junior League of Knoxville.

The prizes, training, publicity and SCORE mentoring we have been awarded will help us take our business to the next level, and better serve you, our customers. We had an amazing trip to Dallas, TX to attend the SCORE training event, where we spent a full day learning from keynote speakers about Marketing, writing a successful business plan, Email Marketing and more.

Stay tuned for more posts throughout American Small Business week to learn more!

Visit the #sba website to learn the week’s activities HERE.
There is a PRESS RELEASE about our win…. spread the love y’all!!ASBC 2017 Winner_UniqueSettingsRentals_Release revisedPress Release: Unique Settings Rentals, Knoxville TN Named ASBC Winner
Thanks again for all your love & support- the feeling is 1000% mutual!
XO,
~Colleen

Heartland Meadows, a beautiful emerging venue in Powell, TN opened it’s doors to a team of vendors to create this beautifully rustic photo shoot showcasing pops of lavender, copper & rosegold and allllllllllll the pretty things! A cigar bar, champagne cocktail set-up, beautifully adorned ceremony site, breathtaking table scapes and an unforgettable  dessert bar by Rosas’s Catering that warms the soul and invites brides & grooms to set their look in the rich style of the countryside. We loved working in the deep metallic tones and inviting the bright springy pops of color to the stacked china sets, while our vintage glass goblets compliment the look created by Vintage InspirationsMelissa Timm Floral Designs and Custom Love Gifts. The bride and groom sweetly stunned with looks by The Gilded Gown and Prestige Tuxedo with hair & makeup by the amazing Southern Sirens.

Enjoy this look, we sure loved creating it. Shoutout to Simply Croft Photography for creating these stunning images.

~Colleen

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Many thanks to Heartland Meadows, LLC. for welcoming this team of pros to do what we love best!

Vendor credits:

Photography: Simply Croft

Venue: Heartland Meadows, LLC

Florals: Melissa Timm Designs

Hair & Makeup: Southern Sirens

Dress & Jewelry : The Gilded Gown

Tuxedo: Prestige Tuxedo

Mismatched China & Vintage Glass Goblets: Unique Settings Mismatched China & Tabletop Rentals

Vintage Rentals & Styling: Vintage Inspirations, A Vintage Rental Company

Dessert Bar & Catering: Rosa’s Catering

Favors: Custom Love Gifts

 

 

This yummy DIY Doughnut & Coffee Bar shoot comes just in time for the cool fall weather. Many thanks to The Bride Link for featuring our teacups, dessert plates, dinner plates & vintage glass goblets.

As always, using teacups in new adorably- fun ways is always a great way to make your guest giddy!

Participating Vendors:

Redboat PhotographyCustom Love Gifts, and Starkey Town Cove,

Enjoy!

~Colleen

DIY Doughnut and Coffee Bar

Whether you’re having a bridesmaids brunch or want to have something different at your cocktail hour for your guests to enjoy while you’re finishing up those last few photos; this DIY tutorial is for you! Doughnuts and coffee are usually reserved for quiet Sunday mornings but they’re perfect for a bridal brunch, wedding day brunch, or even at your evening reception.

We’ve put together a few tips of how to create a fabulous (and delicious!) doughnut and coffee bar below. 

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5 DIY Tips for a Doughnut & Coffee Bar

1. Keep the coffee simple – You can’t please everyone, so keep your coffee options to a minimum.  Choose one or two types of coffee; a light roast and a dark roast are always good contrasting options.  If you know that you have an attendee that would prefer decaf coffee then you can always add it as a third option.  It’s much easier to give your guests options when it comes to toppings instead of hot coffee choices!

2. Provide fun toppings –  Your guests can always grab a fresh cup of coffee at Starbucksanytime, but you want to give them an experience! Provide fun toppings and encourage them to experiment with the flavors – We used mocha chunks, caramel, and cream for our station but the possibilities are endless.  You can also use flavored creamers and seasonal items such as candy canes and chocolate spoons to give a different flair.

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3. Don’t be boring – Don’t use the box the doughnuts came in – provide fun containers for the sweets! We displayed the teacups on cedar disks and placed the doughnut holes in a tall wire basket.  The coffee ad-ins were put in mini mason jars and we also added a few raw coffee beans to some other mini jars to complement the setup.

4. Customize it – Play around with the toppings before the event and write down your favorites on mini chalkboards at the station to give guests an idea of combinations.  Encourage them to write down their favorite combo’s to share and have a contest to name the combinations.

5. Favors – Send the guests home with a mini doughnut or a to-go coffee.  These items are fairly easy to prepare and the to-go doughnuts can be completed before the event.  Small favor boxes with a single doughnut and a simple ribbon make for a sweet treat to take home.   If you’re providing to-go cups for coffee make sure you make those special as well. Provide Sharpies for the guests to draw on their cups or you can write individual messages to each attendee for a sweet and southern personal touch.  

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View the full gallery of images  here

Participating Vendors

Photography: Redboat Photography | DIY Tips : The Bride Link | Designer: Custom Love Gifts | Wedding Venue: Starkeytown Cove|Mismatched China Rentals : Unique Settings Rentals 

Stephen and Juliet’s elegant smoky mountain wedding anniversary session was shot near Clingman’s Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by  Jessica Lee Photographic Art. The couple wanted an intimate and elegant anniversary session that was reminiscent of the sophisticated, glam style of the twenties. They worked with Unique Settings Mismatched China Rentals and LB Floral to achieve the look.

The pair chose the location because of their ancestors, who were some of the first settlers in the park. “How sweet it was to have their first anniversary session in the very place that brought them together; it was meant to be,” said photographer Jessica Lee.

We’re not sure what is more beautiful – the couple, the setting or the perfectly photographed details! ♥

~From the blog posted on Confetti Daydreams 6/28/16.

Elegant Smoky Mountain Wedding Anniversary {Jessica Lee Photographic Art}

 

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