Have you ever thought about hosting a beautiful event, but then started thinking about the furniture that you have access to? I mean, take an outdoor wedding for example. For the most part wedding planners have access to a limited amount of furniture that tends to look like all the rest, right?
Now a business has launched in Buffalo that specializes in making sure that there are options when it comes to these types of rentals arrangements. “I have a new vintage, rental and design company that I started, called Quaint,” said business owner Rebecca Duda. “I put together a styled shoot a few months back to show how some of my pieces could be used. It was featured on New Years Eve on the popular wedding blog, Wedding Chicks. It includes several local vendors as well – the beautiful photography [was shot] at Knox Farm in East Aurora.”
After taking a look at the Knox Farm shoot, it’s easy to see how a business of this nature could come in handy at wedding related events. Where else are you going to find a vintage dessert table display that isn’t borrowed from a family member’s house? Or an antique scale that seconds as a tea tray? Then there are old chests, mantles, wood boxes, vintage suitcases, barnwood tables, divans… all one of a kind pieces that are handpicked for the events, upcycled, recycled, etc. The design coordinators at Quaint work with clients to identify the appropriate rental packages, to create truly unique settings that can be reassembled anywhere.
Rebecca, who has degrees in fashion, visual communications and interior design, felt that Buffalo was missing something when it came to wedding party rentals. After working with a wedding planner for five years, she decided that it was time to branch out and create a business that would serve the client in ways that she felt were previously limiting. Now her rental business is growing, with each piece of furniture (and accessories) that she adds to her collection.
Whether it’s an indoor soirée or a special outdoor family reunion, Quaint is here to help. Instead of buying temporary items to fulfill a fleeting need, let Rebecca and her team outfit you with the look that you need for a fraction of the cost.
Photos: Carrie Callahan Photography, LLC.