We talk to The Vintage House that Could about event design
Katie is the lucky owner of The Vintage House That Could and lover of all things pretty & vintage. It is her passion for styling, finding a bargain and helping others that has led her to where she is today. Sourcing, selling and styling lots of goodies and most happiest walking around a muddy car boot or vintage fair!
After realising that she probably shouldn’t buy anymore ‘stuff’ for her own home Katie thought the time was right to start using her vintage treasures and eye for detail to create special events and experiences for others.
We chatted with her about all things bright and vintage…
What would be your best advice for couples when deciding on a theme?
When I start working with couples I always start with what they are interested in and how we can bring elements of their like/hobbies into the wedding. I don’t believe that weddings should follow a set theme or belong to a colour scheme but having a starting point is good. Very often the location dictates the theme and this is a great way to choose.
What is the best part of your job and why?
The very best part of my job is meeting new people and traveling the country. I have discovered parts of England that I didn’t know existed! I get to take very often a blank canvas and turn it into a wedding of the couples dreams, I also love shopping!! so I love the challenge of sourcing props and finding that certain something that turns into a talking point.
How do you go about sourcing items and creating unique pieces?
I find much of my stock at vintage fairs and car boot sales. I always try and create a unique event, which is difficult as so much has been done before but by finding unusual objects and props this is possible.
If you were to live in a particular era/time, which would it be an why?
At the moment I would love to transport back to 50s Miami and see how flamingos and palm trees were done the first time around!! I love the 50s and had a tea length dress myself for my wedding with polka dots.
What is the most popular theme for weddings at the moment? What are people looking for?
Couples are really interested in details right now and I love to help them create interesting place names and seating plans where again their personality can show through. I am getting lots of interest in my tropical props, house plants and pops of pink.
Finally what piece from the Pretty Eccentric collection would you love to own?
The Lamore Maxi dress is the item that caught my eye on the website and would be amazing at any style of wedding.