Vendor Spotlight :: Rentivist

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Alyson Newquist

The Builder // CEO + Co-Founder

We are so excited to present to you a fabulous company that is bringing the world together through some seriously amazing rentals. Simply put, Rentivist is a unique and exciting company that is uniting a community of people who have stuff to rent, and people who want to rent stuff. Whether you are a wedding planner, a future bride, a photographer, stylist or anyone who wants to host a special event, Rentivist has everything you need from classy decor items, to linens & lighting!

Enjoy, xx!


Describe what you do!

“Rentivist connects the owners of stuff with those who are looking for things to rent for their events, weddings, photo shoots and more! We are a tool for finding rentals and catalouging and displaying rentable collections. My job is to make sure the site does that as well as possible, and that as many people as possible can find out about us.”

 

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What makes you excited to go to work in the morning?

“I love building and creating and helping people. Its why I got into event design. Knowing we are building something that helps both renters and people with rentals to list its really fulfilling. It can be hard to find the perfect rentals. A lot of planners, individuals, florists, vintage rental companies struggle with how to showcase their rentals and, we help to make that easier. Its awesome to be able to do that.”

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What makes Rentivist unique?

“We care about design and style, and focus on incorporating that into our brand everywhere we can.”

What would you tell your younger self?

“You are doing everything you’re supposed to be doing to become the you you’re going to love being!”

What are some items you have that are great for weddings/events?

“All of the items are awesome for wedding and events! A few of my favorites are listed here but there are so many awesome items to choose from I could go on and on!”

Bluebird Productions- Assorted Agates

Collected Rentals & Styling- Copper, geometric, taper candle holders

 Unearthed Vintage-Palm Springs Lounge

Nimble Well- Florentine Trays

Shelter Co- Armstrong Lounge Tent

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What are you looking forward to for Rentivists future?

“We are looking forward to implementing our growth plan in the New Year to promote lister collections, partnering with fantastic, like-minded businesses, and growing the total number of items on our site by adding more listers! Its so exciting!”

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Find Rentivist on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest!

Winter Wedding Floral Trend: More Green, Please

We’ve been on extra trend alert for 2016 winter weddings, perusing Pinterest and our feeds for the latest and greatest in cold weather nuptials. What we’ve found, and what we’re sharing, is a bit of a continuation from Summer floral trends – abundant greenery in every turn. Be it tablescapes, escort displays, bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, dessert adornments and more, we’re asking for more green, please.

We’ve seen a few of our summer season brides hit the nail on the head with this look. Katy + Zach brought Blanc’s blank space to life by adding lush floral installations (brought to us by Lale Florals), accompanying the overflowing foliage and shubbery on the exterior exposed brick walls. The juxtaposition of dinning indoors while being surrounded by the beauty of nature created an organic yet modern vibe. We love each curated piece throughout the ceremony, cocktail hour and rehearsal to transport this stripped down venue into an overgrown urban garden.
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Kat + Nick had a different execution but equally compelling outcome – their “enchanting forest” vision had the Boulder Country Club dripping with moss, ferns, succulents, air plants in every pocket possible, tastefully accented with pops of purple, creams and gold. Masterfully created by The Perfect Petal, this inspired event took advantage of every shade, texture and type of greenery we could ask for – and it paid off.

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After seeing two Calluna brides nail it, we’re hooked. We love stepping away from our traditional white wedding bouquet and with distinct, rich, plush greenery – a striking contrast from your white wedding gown. We love allowing greenery to take the stage as our leading lady while letting our brighter florals becoming the supporting actress – a look that is a no brainer to transfer from the summer to winter season. And did we mention it’s a penny pinching trick?

We’ve stumbled upon a fool proof guide to colder season greens by our friend Martha Stewart – a bit of inspiration and information to navigate every scent, texture & types of holiday greens to add to your next winter event.

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Thanks for reading! xx, Calluna



Gorgeous photography in this blog compliments two of our favorites:

Featured image, Katy + Zach: James Christianson  | Kat + Nick: Dawn Sparks 

DIY Thanksgiving Floral Arrangement

We’re always on the look out for trending topics, treasures and tablescapes, but get uber inspired when we get take a break from our screens to get our hands dirty and creativity cranking. We were delighted to attend Perfect Petal’s floral design workshop this past weekend – just in time to start thinking Thanksgiving inspiration.

With an expert demo, fresh florals & great company, we spent our Sunday creating the most beautiful arrangement fit for a regal holiday decoration. Pepper berries, orange roses, thistles and an armful of greenery were the ingredients to our flower recipe. We learned to lean on the side of asymmetry, fill the base with sweeping greens and the most important lesson in artistry – there’s no wrong way to create.

We are so happy to have our gorgeous centerpieces grace our dinner tables and are sure it will be the cherry on top of our festive decor. We hope this sparks inspiration for you to try your green thumb at home and curate your own arrangement! If the DIY style doesn’t suit you, we suggest the beautiful, autumn infused  “Chestnut Hills”  from the flower shop as your major holiday wow factor.

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Thank you to the ladies of Perfect Petal for having us – we had a ball! xx, Calluna

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