I recently had the opportunity to support a friend (and sorority sister – yes, I’m a sorority girl) in her new business venture.
This, self-proclaimed vintage furniture hoarder has begun her own furniture rental company, Love in Vintage. The launch party was held at Ball and Chain in Little Havana, which I hear has been a bar since around the 1930s. The venue completely tied in with the gorgeous vintage pieces on display.
Love in Vintage rents out fabulous vintage pieces for use for weddings, parties, photo shoot props and they even help style for professional magazine photo shoots. They carry everything from sofas, to tables, to vanity dressers and so much more. There is sure to be a piece you would fall in love with. And don’t worry, I promise, nothing looks like it came from your grandma’s house after it’s styled and decorated. Love in Vintage also rents out unique, classic china and silverware to add to your vintage motif to use for dinner time or just to decorate. It’s all up to your imagination and creativity.
“I decided to start Love in Vintage because I have a huge appreciation for furniture and design. I started buying…collecting…hoarding furniture to the point that my house was starting to look like a vintage furniture store and I needed to figure something to do with all the pieces,” said Yesy Herrera Feldman Owner & President of Love in Vintage. “I realized that this was a huge trend in California and that there was a high demand in South Florida for this type of business. And just like that, Love in Vintage was conceived.”
Though the official launch party was just held, Love in Vintage has been getting their name out in South Florida for about a year now. “I have been featured in the October issue of the Palm Beach Illustrated and have three pending photo shoots that have been submitted to Style Me Pretty,” added Herrera Feldman. She’s also already helped style an array of different local events in Miami.
If you’re planning a wedding, celebration or even just a photo shoot and are looking for something that isn’t the regular Miami norm, I suggest looking into Love in Vintage. They have a huge warehouse filled with gorgeous pieces. I only had the opportunity to view a sampling of what they have at the launch party. You would be amazed at all the ideas you can get for use of the furniture to make your event unique after sitting down with Herrera Feldman. At the launch party bookshelves and tables were used for a unique 1920s inspired bar, vanity tables and chests were used to display gorgeous flowers and doubled as a dessert table, even the DJ booth was set on a marvelous vintage piece. There’s no end to what or where you can add these pieces. Once you see them, you’ll want to sprinkle them all over your venue. Though they’re vintage, they’ll add a perfect balance to a very modern venue or theme or can help you completely transform your venue to an early 1900s inspired space. Whatever you desire these classic pieces will definitely add personality that will leave your guests – or viewers if it’s for a photo shoot – talking for days
If you’re not in Miami but want to get your hands on some fabulous pieces, don’t fear, Herrera Feldman has plans for expansion in the future.
“I hope to accomplish a successful business with the potential of a sister company up north (Connecticut area). To create beautiful, sophisticated, vintage, rustic, crafty, dreamy celebrations that are not your typical ‘Miami events’,” added Herrera Feldman.
Many vendors contributed to the elegance and simplicity of this event such as some great Miami dessert companies and floral designers. The delicious sweets came from Les Petits Sucres, Sugar Fancies, Earth and Sugar, and The Baking Girl; everyone’s sweet tooth was definitely satisfied with these treats. For the gorgeous floral arrangements, well you can give kudos to Vivian’s Petals for those beauties. The lightening by Event Factor added to the elegant ambiance and the food by Mena Catering and liquor by Korbel 1492 Rum kept everyone’s bellies and taste buds happy
In true Miami style, what’s an event without a celebrity sighting? To help celebrate and launch the event were Tomi Rose of Hot Listings Miami and Jane Castro from Tough Love Miami in attendance. And even a couple of Vegas style, chandelier wearing hosts.
How do you feel about adding vintage to a venue or photo shoot? Are you a fan of the vintage trend?
I sure hope it’s a trend that’s here to stay! Now I just need to find a boyfriend husband … or plan an amazing photo shoot … so I can put my own ideas to use someday. I am very proud of my friend and sorority sister on her amazing and unique accomplishment!