Southern Vintage Table Event – Kelcey & Issac’s Vintage Wedding, Part 2

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage Table Rental NC

They are in!  We’re talking about Kelcey and Issac’s reception table photos from Annie Watts Photography and they are fabulous.  Today we’ll let her photos speak for themselves and they have plenty to say!

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Be sure to take a look at Annie’s blog for more photos of this fabulous, vibrant, spring wedding day as well as our first blog post!

Thank you, Kelcey and Isaac, for inviting us to your wedding day.  Best wishes for a beautiful, loving life together!

Venue: Merry Hill Farm Wedding Coordinator: Stacy Newburg of Events by Memory Lane | Photographer: Annie Watts Photography | Assistant Photographer: Colleen Mathias Photography | Videography: Big Dog Little Bed | Florist: Springwell Gardens | Caterer: Catering Works | Cake: Sugar Euphoria | DJ: Big Boy Productions | Band: Integrity Strings | Hair: Dana Page of Biz Mari Hair | MUA: Heather Pratt | Wedding Dress: Stella York from Classic Bride and Formals | Shoes: Jack Rogers | Jewelry: Kendra Scott | Bridesmaids Dresses: Lula Kate and Alfred Sung from Bella Bridesmaids | Tuxedos: Ashworth’s Clothing | Design and Rentals: Greenhouse Picker Sisters | Vintage China and Decor: Southern Vintage Table | Linens: CE Rental | Calligrapher: Annie Timmons | Custom Wooden Signs: Wildflower Words Co.


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Southern Vintage Table Event – Rain or Shine, Devon & Brian’s Wedding Day Was Wonderful!

Today we have some spectacular photos from Devon and Brian’s April wedding. Their Duke Chapel ceremony and Merry Hill reception, captured by Jessica Arden Photography, demonstrate how fun a rainy wedding day can truly be!

After getting married at the grand Duke Chapel, the wedding party moved to the pastoral beauty of Merry Hill Farm to celebrate. For their reception meal, this lovely couple used a mix of our vintage floral patterns with blue and white china to create a colorful table for their guests. On the dessert table and decorated with delicious cupcakes, our vintage tiered stands presented a yummy display for friends and family. Although their celebratory plans had to change a bit when the evening rain began, perhaps a little rain can create the best memories!

“Thank you so much for providing the amazing china and being such a pleasure to work with for our wedding.  The plates were so beautiful and the tables looked amazing when everything came together!  It ended up being rainy on our wedding night, so we had to move everything under the tents and lost some of the pretty Merry Hill scenery, and I was so happy that we had beautiful table settings to add some color and charm to the tent space!  And don’t worry, we ended up having the most fun ever despite the rain!” – Devon

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Gosh, this final photo at Duke Chapel is simply perfect! Congrats, Devon and Brian, and best wishes for a fun-filled future together, rain or shine!


Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Event – A Mountainside Tea Party Reception

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

The favorite part of our vintage rental business is helping our clients fulfill their dreams. Jessica’s wish was to have a traditional English tea party for her wedding reception in the mountains with close friends and family. Well, we were honored to be able to provide some of the details for Jessica and Daniel’s wedding reception, and as you can see from Porshia Hernandez‘s photographs, it was an absolutely beautiful affair.

Many of the details have a special meaning for Jessica – the book pages artfully scattered down the long table as a table runner and the vintage stacked books tied with ribbons were a tribute to her love of reading. The high tea theme was chosen because of her years in England and the mountain setting was close to her Asheville family home.

Photo by Porshia Hernandez Photography

Photo by Porshia Hernandez Photography

Thank you, Jessica, Daniel, and Brook, for inviting us to help with this extraordinary day.  Every conversation was delightful as you all are and we send you our best wishes and love forevermore!Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Venue:  Cold Mountain
Photographer:  Porshia Hernandez
Florals:   Floressence Flowers


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Vintage Feature – Read all about it on Green Wedding Shoes!

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Photographer AJ Dunlap put it perfectly. “IT’S UP, IT’S UP, IT’S UP!!!!!!!!,” she emailed to all of us, meaning that Olivia and Joseph’s wedding is now on the prestigious wedding blog, Green Wedding Shoes. The feature, “A Vintage Wedding with Meaningful Details,” showcases this beautiful occasion and we can’t be more excited!

Be sure to take a moment to enjoy this lovely article – you’ll fall in love with this sweet couple as all of us have!  And, definitely watch the video at the end – it’s amazing!

(PS – note the vendor listing, too. We just love seeing our name among these incredible wedding professionals!)

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Event – Kelcey & Isaac’s Vintage Wedding

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

We have been looking forward to Kelcey and Isaac’s wedding day for over a year and yesterday was the day!  All of the designing, planning, and organizing culminated in one of the most beautiful weddings we’ve ever seen. With our vintage place settings set on Greenhouse Picker Sisters‘ farm tables and Springwell Gardens‘ oh-so splendid flower arrangements, the reception area at Merry Hill Farm was transformed into a gorgeous sea of color and textures.

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At each table were vintage vessels filled with beautiful floral bouquets, including a collection of teacups collected by Kelcey for her wedding day.  Springwell Gardens also created lovely aromatic bouquets in our vintage silver creamers, milk glass vases and compotes, and stoneware pitchers.

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Final vintages touches included framed table markers, biscuit/tea tins, and books, Votives and candles in vintage brass candle holders added the sparkle of light at each table for the evening of fun and celebration.

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Now we can’t wait to hear all the details and see the evening through Kelcey and Isaac’s professional photos. It was such a pleasure being part of this wedding day and working with a team of incredible vendors. We don’t have the complete vendor list but we’ll share them when we post the “real” photos!

Thanks to my sweet sisters, Rowena and Sharon, and dear friend Priscilla, for your help yesterday!  And, you’ll want to know that the “bury the bourbon” Southern tradition came through with a gorgeous North Carolina day!

And, of course, a heartfelt congratulations to Kelcey and Issac!  Best wishes for a loving, joyful life together!


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Southern Vintage Table Event – A Photo Shoot at Carrollock Farms

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DHS Photography at Carrollock Farms

We really enjoy helping with photo shoots and when Danielle of DHS Photography invited us to help with one showcasing a new venue, we happily agreed. Carrollock Farms, with a rich NC farming history, has beautiful pastures with cows and seasonal crops. Hosting your event here will give you a true feeling of being in the country.

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Photo by DHS Photography

Be sure to check out this beautiful country venue in Willow Spring, NC. Thank you, DHS Photography, for sharing these wonderful photos!  And, to all mothers and mothers-to-be…

Happy Mother’s Day!


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Southern Vintage Table Event – It’s A Grandmother Shower!

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Springtime is here, and right on nature’s schedule, the dogwood and redbud trees, the tulips, daffodils, and azaleas are bursting into bloom across the green landscape, making the whole world a bit more lovable!  And, it is with great love for the sweetest of friends, the perfect time to celebrate her life-changing role as grandmother.

Nothing much is as exciting as the birth of a grandchild, and naturally, Mary, the quintessential Southern belle, is tickled pink that her first grandchild will be arriving this summer. Her friends, pleased as punch for Mary, couldn’t help themselves and threw her a surprise grandmother shower this past week.

Any time spent together is a precious time for this group; however, party decorations, games, gifts and a delicious dinner definitely made the evening more memorable. A vintage tablecloth with a floral pattern in pinks and blues laid the foundation for the table setting. Creamy white dinner plates were topped with salad plates in pinks and blues. Vintage linen napkins, candlesticks, porcelain baskets filled with Easter treats, and Fernrock Farm‘s spring flowers added to the festive atmosphere.

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Fernrock Farm Flowers

Since the gender of the baby is still a mystery, the guests placed bets on whether Mary’s grandchild will be a boy or a girl, the date and time of birth, and the birthweight. Their guesses were sealed away in envelopes to be opened after the birth this summer. Gifts of books, blankets, and soft cuddly toys gave everyone a chance to “ooh” and “ahh” and anticipate the joy of passing this new bundle of joy from lap to lap.

Hosting a grandmother shower is a wonderful way for friends to celebrate old friendships and a new baby, sure to bring love and wonder. We now await the day when the baby arrives, when we find out who wins the baby lottery, and when we learn what Mary’s new name will be. One thing is for certain; he or she will be adored by all!

Thank you, Jami, for your help with today’s post!


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Southern Vintage Table Event – We’ve Got Big News!

Yep, this is big. Really big. Hugely big. This month Southern Vintage Table is moving to a studio space in Hillsborough!  Yay!!

This is incredibly exciting for both SVT and our studio partner, Amy Wurster of Knots ‘n Such. We both are eager to take this step in building our businesses and it just feels so right!

Behind this door will be Knots ‘n Such and STV’s shared studio!

April and May are going to be incredibly busy for us as we pack, unpack, and organize our wares but, nonetheless, exhilarating. I can’t wait to see shelves and shelves filled with vintage plates, goblets, and other treasures for our clients to browse through. Be on the lookout for progress reports and an invitation to come visit!

PS – The “M” on the keychain is for my given name, Michele, and the Tile, well, that’s probably self-explanatory…

PPS – Amy is the cutie holding the keys and that’s me fantasizing about all those shelves. Haha!


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Southern Vintage Table Event – Olivia & Joseph’s Winter Wedding

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC
Photo by AJ Dunlap Photography

It was a beautiful NC October afternoon when Olivia, Joseph, and I first met on the outside patio of a Raleigh coffee shop. I took notes during our conversation in so far as their wedding vision and, while those details have since faded, what I distinctly remember is how I felt during our meeting. What endures is my memory of their genuineness, kindness, and warmth. I knew that day this was going to be an extraordinary wedding for everyone – family, friends, guests, vendors, and especially, this lovely couple.

Fast forward to their January wedding day at the Cloth Mill in Hillsborough. With friends Priscilla and Jami, we meticulously set the tables for their 200+ guests. In planning for this day, I went into teacher-mode – carefully matching dinner and salad plates, organizing them by their table numbers, selecting a coordinating colored goblet, and finally organizing it all into a nice, neat spreadsheet. (Indeed, I was super proud of myself!)

So, within hours, our tables were ready for the Greenhouse Picker Sisters and Bowerbird Flowers to add their centerpiece magic. I think you’ll agree, the end result was magnificent! These photos, courtesy of AJ Dunlap Photography, for the most part showcase our vintage wares but trust us, the rest are just as wonderful!

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Photo by AJ Dunlap Photography
Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC
Photo by AJ Dunlap Photography
Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC
Photo by AJ Dunlap Photography
Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC
Photo by AJ Dunlap Photography

Thank you, Olivia and Joseph, for giving us so much joy being a part of your wedding day. Your love and  happiness were beautiful to behold!

Photo by AJ Dunlap Photography

The fantastic vendor team included:
Venue – The Cloth Mill
Wedding Planner – Vision Events NC
Photographer – AJ Dunlap Photography
Large Rentals – Greenhouse Picker Sisters
Florals – Bowerbird Flowers
Tableware – Southern Vintage Table
Caterer – Beau Catering
Wedding Apparel – Rosa Clara and Traditions by Anna
Makeup – Michelle Clark
DJ – All Around Raleigh DJ
Lighting – Show Time Events NC
Jewelry – Hawkhouse Designs
Rentals – Party Reflections and CE Rental
Cinematographer – Sam Keel


PS – Thank you for this lovely review on Wedding Wire!

5.0/5.0  Quality of Service: 5.0  Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0  Value: 5.0  Flexibility: 5.0

Joseph said… 
The china and goblets from Southern Vintage Table made our wedding reception! Everything was absolutely beautiful and Shelly did the most amazing job at pairing everything together. Shelly was there the day of the wedding meticulously matching up plates and setting out goblets and we couldn’t have been happier. Shelly was the sweetest vendor that we had and we immediately had a connection – she took the time to listen to what we wanted and was so intentional about getting to know us and what we wanted in our wedding. She was super responsive to emails and always followed up with us. We got so many compliments on our plates and how our tables looked because of the china and goblets. If I was getting married again, I would absolutely, without a doubt, use Southern Vintage Table again. You can tell that Shelly loves what she does and her main goal is to make the bride and groom happy.


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Southern Vintage Table Event – Bohemian Shoot Now Featured on Love Inc!

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Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental

Two for one!  Can’t get enough of a good thing!  Our cup runneth over!   All of these cliches are perfect for last September’s bohemian photo shoot at 1870 Farm, designed by HoneyBee Mine Events. Here’s the scoop – two terrifically talented photographers were part of the shoot – DHS Photography and Red Bridge Photography.  Both of them submitted their photos to separate wedding blogs and both of them got published!  How wonderful is that?

As you remember, DHS Photography‘s photos were showcased on Knotsvilla (“Vintage Bohemian Inspiration) back in October as well as our blog, “Love, Love, Boho Love” but today’s spotlight belongs to Red Bridge Photography.

Last week Rebecca  got the fantastic news that we are now up on the prestigious wedding magazine, Love Inc, in the feature, “Bright Bohemian Rustic Wedding Inspiration from North Carolina.”  Because there are soooo many glorious shots, we are sharing just a few of our favorites from Red Bridge Photography that you won’t find on Love Inc . The article portrays the entire photo shoot story so be sure to treat yourself!  (Pssst – the gallery closes with a fun, amazing shot that you don’t want to miss!)

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

Thanks again to this terrific team of professionals!

Vendor Team

Venue: 1870 Farm
Photography: Red Bridge Photography
Event Planner: 
HoneyBee Mine Events
Floral Design & Large Vintage Decor: Art of Motion Events
Table Design and Decor: Southern Vintage Table
Cake Design: 
Artylicious Cakes
Macarons: Sugar Euphoria
Wedding Dress: Marie Cordella
Wedding Suit: Menguin
Flower Crown: Eclectically Southern
Jewelry: The Goodgirls Studio
Hair Stylist: Studio M2
Makeup Artist: The Makeup Addict
Photo Booth: Lil Photo Bus
Paper Props:  Jenna Jordan Design
Models: Sierra Bowser and Brendan Harrelson


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