Vintage weddings are all the rage lately (with good reason)! So why not introduce yourself to another great local vendor that specialized in just that with vintage rentals! Kelly O’Connell is the co-owner of Good Ol’-Fashioned Party, check out this interview we recently had with her to find out more information!
What services do you provide for brides & couples?
Depending on what our couples need, we work on finding the exact elements that will make for a perfect event. From offering vintage rentals, to styling full events, to acting as day-of-coordinators, we tailor our services to match our friends’ needs. We’ll even go off the beaten path to hunt down that perfect item that you just need to have.
We thrive on making parties special and meaningful, and are passionate about making each day the BEST DAY EVER.
How did you first get started within the wedding industry?
With my wedding less than a month away, and our business less than a year old, the two have gone hand in hand. As my mom (and business partner), Heather, and I began hunting for vintage treasure for my wedding and putting plans together, we realized that we were great at it! I love being creative and designing elements of events, and my mom has a knack for organizing, scheduling, and crafting—it was the perfect mix. We are doing something we love, with people we love; we are very lucky.
What is your favorite part of Vintage Rentals/themes and what do you find that brides love so much about them?
Vintage elements offer an air of timelessness. They carry a feeling of romantic nostalgia that is special to our brides. Vintage details transform a cookie-cutter event into something very personal, very unique, and ultimately act as a reflection of our couples’ personal styles, personalities, and tastes. And of course, they are flat-out beautiful!
What is your favorite part of what you do?
I love the creative collaboration we get to have with our couples. It is so invigorating bringing dreams to life and creating events and memories that will stay with people forever. To be able to be a part of something monumental like a wedding, or a 50th wedding anniversary, or a baby shower, or any other special event that people cherish is a wonderful thing.
Where can brides find out more about your services?
They can check out our website and our Facebook page, where we share our latest party photos and projects we are working on, as well as specials and giveaways we run.
Anything else you’d like to add?
I get married in a month!!! I’m excited about it. And trust me it is gonna be one good ol’-fashioned party!!
Thanks so much Kelly! Be sure to check out Good Ol’-Fashioned Party’s website!
Photography: Ellen Jaskol Photo & Red Shoes Photography