Anna Karenina Styled Bridal Shoot at Perkins Mansion in Akron, Ohio. Furniture by Borrow Vintage+Eclectic Rentals. Florals by Bouquet Studio. Styling by Baci Designer. Gown by Something White Bridal Boutique. Hair and Makeup by Ramona Dauska. Photo by Arielle Doneson Photography.
I (DJ AJ9) first met Ann King of Borrow Vintage + Eclectic Rentals, in person, during setup for the EPIC Handpicked | a Different Kind of Bridal Event, this past November (2013), but — I’ll confess — I’ve been involved in an absolutely inappropriate and positively scandalous love affair with her “Large Leather Trunk” and “Bluebird Settee” since they were featured in a Baci Designer styled shoot on Style Me Pretty, back in February of 2013.
“Old World Glamour” Styled Bridal Shoot for the Something White Bridal Boutique Look Book at the Tudor Arms Hotel. Furniture by Borrow Vintage+Eclectic Rentals. Styling by Baci Designer. Gowns by Something White Bridal Boutique. Cake by Hummingbird Bake Shop. Photo by Arielle Doneson Photography.
While modern rentals certainly have their place, many Something New Entertainment brides planning an event with a vintage flair are seeking something a little out-of-the-ordinary. To be candid, the Northeast Ohio Bridal Market has had a notable hole since Hodge Podge Vintage Rentals closed (sometime in 2012?), and Borrow Vintage + Eclectic Rentals has stepped up to the plate to more than fill that gap with not only an exciting inventory of awesome vintage seating, tables, large and small accessories (such as boxes, barrels, shutters, suitcases, frames, vases, etc.), and even dinnerware, but with a knowledgeable curator at the helm — Ann King.
Handpicked | A Different Kind of Bridal Event. Vintage Rentals by Borrow. Lighting Design by Something New Entertainment. Event Styling by Baci Designer. Floral by Molly Taylor Designs. Photo by Carman and Pugh Photography.
Something New Entertainment’s DJ Anna-Jeannine “AJ9” Herman: What first interested you in vintage and eclectic styled furniture and entertaining accessories?
Ann King of Borrow Vintage + Eclectic Rentals: I have always loved vintage one-of-kind furniture as well as design. My husband’s family who have a long history in interior design have been kind enough to show me the ins and outs of purchasing consignment and by auction. I’ve been obsessed with “the Hunt” ever since. When a good friend and wedding planner in California (Lindsay of LVL Events) suggested I start a rental company I was beyond excited and so it began.