Month: March 2012

a classy french quarter affair

This classic New Orleans wedding was captured beautifully by Maile Lani, an extremely talented local photographer. All of her images are pin-worthy, but this, my friends, is truly special. The couple is from California, but decided the courtyard of the Beauregard-Keyes House, nestled tightly in the French Quarter, would be the perfect backdrop to their destination wedding. After the ceremony and cocktail hour in the garden, the couple second lined down to Muriel’s for the reception. This is one of those weddings that just makes you WISH you were one of the lucky few invited! Enjoy! How amazing would it be to get dressed in this gorgeous, light-filled room? Oh, and that crocheted bed cover! Love.       absolutely love these two photos, so classic and calm. one of the most fantastic second line photos I’ve ever seen! fleur de lis place holders!    lovely centerpieces by Nola Flora and stunning chandelier in Muriel’s dining room

wedding registry I.Q.- Heath Ceramics

It took me FOREVER to register for our wedding, it’s not as simple as one might think. It’s no virtual shopping spree, that’s for sure. I wanted to make thoughtful decisions on what to place on the registry, hitting different price points, and above all, making sure the items I selected were of the highest quality. I know I was born into the easy-come-easy-go, instant gratification generation, but I could not feel more strongly against using something for a few months and then throwing it away. Perhaps this is why I’ve alway gravitated towards antiques, the quality and craftsmanship that goes into each piece well surpasses the  quality of furniture mass produced today. Heath Ceramics has been producing high quality ‘everyday’ dinnerware for decades. Their pieces are still all handmade in Sausalito, California (just a few miles away from San Francisco, and the town I grew up in- Petaluma). World renowned chefs and restaurants such as, Alice Waters of Chez Panisse, rely on the durability and simple beauty of Heath Ceramics. By registering for something as …

It’s what they call fate…

When Mrs. Vintage was just a little teeny tiny figment of my imagination, a dream that I almost didn’t dare to dream, I was put in contact with Elyse Skansi of Tying The Knot Wedding Coordination here in New Orleans. From the very first minute I spoke to Elyse I knew two things: one, that this girl get’s it. She understands vintage, and weddings, and exactly where I was coming from; and two, that there was room in the close-knit New Orleans wedding community for a vintage rental company. As we discussed ideas and inspiration, our mutual love for all things weddings became very clear. We decided to set up a photo shoot, a showcase, if you will, of Mrs. Vintage. Elyse brought in the incredibly talented Greer G Manolis of Greer G Photography and came up with the hopelessly romantic theme of ‘until the end of time’. The shoot turned out more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do, and thank you Universe for connecting …

i heart vintage

I’ve had a love and appreciation for vintage furniture and antiques for many years. Perhaps it’s the quality of the pieces and the handmade details. Maybe it’s the story an antique sofa is almost begging to tell. Or the nostalgia you feel just looking at an old dusty typewriter. After opening the doors of Mrs. Vintage back in November, I quickly came to realize that I am not alone in my love and appreciation for a time passed. The response to my vintage rental company has been astounding. New Orleans is a wonderfully romantic city and it’s become clear that a vintage rental company is exactly what many brides, wedding planners and photographers have been searching for. I am overjoyed that I can fill that void, as this is truly my passion and I love being able to share it with like minded people. This blog will be my little corner of the world, showcasing my vintage finds, adventures and delightful inspirations that come my way. Glad you’re along for the ride!