PASTEL BRIDAL INSPIRATION

We were delighted to participate in the Pastel Bridal Inspiration photo shoot expertly coordinated by Tiffany Siladke of A Splendid Occasion and held at the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago. Alexis Buryk of City Love Photography did an amazing job photographing the models, couture, props, our table settings, cakes, paper accessories, and venue. The shoot was featured in February 2014 by Style Me Pretty, and we love how our table settings look with the dreamy colors of this Pastel Bridal Inspiration theme. On the dining table we featured mixed and matched vintage china with coordinated Depression glassware and gold plated flatware. Our stacks of vintage and Depression glass plates also worked beautifully with the dessert tables. We worked with a wonderful group of vendors on this shoot, and invite you to visit the Style Me Pretty blog to see all of the fabulous wedding ideas. 


Event Planner: Tiffany Sildke of A Special Occasion: www.asplendidoccasion.com 
Photo Credit: Alexis Buryk of City Love Photography: www.citylovephotography.com


THE GREEN WEDDING ALLIANCE

At VPS we are all about recycling and reusing vintage table ware, and we were proud to have joined the Chicago Green Wedding Alliance (GWA) in 2014.  In 2013 we participated in the Great Wedding Recyclery

which was sponsored by GWA and operated as a "wedding garage sale" where brides and the Alliance could sell items left over from previous weddings. VPS offered vintage accent pieces such as Mason jars, cake plates and other serving pieces, and barware. We had a great time meeting couples and like-minded vendors wanting to promote green weddings by recycling items to keep them from landfills and also benefit those planning future weddings. We look forward to working with other GWA members to spread the word about how we can help make Chicago weddings environmentally responsible.


Photo Credit: DNA Chicago/Chloe Riley









HOLIDAY DINNERS

We were busy this holiday season providing vintage table settings for family dinner parties. Lynde O'Brien from Oak Park, Illinois rented some beautiful choices for her holiday tables.

"Everything looked gorgeous for our Christmas dinner with family from out of town. (It was also fantastic not to have to scramble for enough matching plates and glasses.) Thank you Coreen!!"











OPEN HOUSE CHICAGO

On October 18 and 19, 2013, VPS was thrilled be part of Zhou B Art Center's Open House Chicago. This event is a free public festival sponsored by the Chicago Architecture Foundation and offers behind-the-scenes access to 150 public and private landmark buildings across Chicago. Zhou B Art Center is located at 1029 W. 35th Street, and was a featured site in Bridgeport. VPS was there with a showroom dressed in a harvest table theme. We welcomed visitors to our second floor showroom, many of whom were surprised to find our "table art" tucked among the featured exhibit and the art displayed throughout the center by artists in their studios. We demonstrated how you can mix and match patterns with a harvest theme and coordinate flatware and glassware to compliment any china you select.




KATY & JEFF'S WEDDING

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On September 1, 2013, we were delighted to provide the vintage table settings for the wedding of Katy Alberti (Amelia Street Studio) and Jeff Osborn. The wedding was held at the Glessner House, a perfect backdrop for their vintage-inspired reception theme. The bride and groom were inspired by family heirlooms, which they carefully displayed on each table based on a specific theme. We worked with Katy and Jeff to propose patterns of china and flatware which they selected to coordinate with each table's theme. Completing the authentic look and feel were our vintage linens, goblets, and serving pieces. What a great idea and a great couple! 

"In my mind, I had a very vivid picture of my wedding - eclectic vintage with touches of glamor. I planned to use many family heirlooms and antiques for decor. So, when I found Vintage Place Settings, I knew their collections would be the perfect way to enhance my personal collectibles. VPS put so much love and care in helping us select the right pieces for each of our tables. They were extremely professional and proactive. They worked with the caterer and venue seamlessly. Most importantly, the tables looked even better than I imagined. It was definitely a conversation piece. Truly a dream come true." -Katy Alberti, Bride 

Photo Credit: Kara Cooper Photography http://karacooperphotography.com/