Without you, this would never have happened. So thanks for giving me vintage!
Vintage means an awful lot to me as I’m sure you’ve probably guessed. In my eyes it’s more than a selection of pretty furniture and bits and pieces, it goes much deeper. Why? Well that’s going to take a bit of explaining!
I see the history of these pieces. I imagine the people who’ve owned them, who sat on them, used them. I wonder about their lives, about their families and children. I imagine the day to day, the emotion, the good, the bad and the indifferent. Everything that these pieces might have seen captures my imagination. Oh the stories they would tell, the background they could give on events of the past if only they had a voice!
Sometimes I know part of their story. For me that’s nothing short of magic. Being able to share and honour that history means the world to me. To be able to share and add to that history through those pieces becoming part of YOUR history, in your wedding images, fills my heart with joy! To know that these items of furniture or decor, sometimes neglected and forgotten, now have a new life and are loved again as they should be is just wonderful to me.
I love each piece as if it had belonged to a member of my own family. I feel a real and solid connection to them. It’s tangible at least to me. When it comes time to select, mix and blend elements together to create vignettes, they speak to me, call my name and sometimes have their own little battle (ala ‘The Voice’) to be selected to be a part of something special. I can’t even explain my joy in knowing that you’ll be looking at photos of yourselves on one of our sofas for example, in 5, 10, 20 and even more years’ time! The items you choose will forever be a part of your history too, where your children and grandchildren will look back at those images and know something of you from a time before they existed.
I also love the fact that we’re a little bit ‘green’. Reduce, re-use, repurpose & recycle is a mantra we follow here. Why? Because we believe in the health of the planet. We believe that using materials with a past life gives more life to our new creations. We love the finish and life that comes with recycled materials. We love knowing that we’re making a contribution to the future of our earth. It’s also heaps of fun trying to work out how we can re-use parts to create something interesting, new and unique.
Designed & built by the Moments in Vintage team from recycled materials is our Old Lace Ceremony Package. Image by Marion Jonkers Photography, Flowers by Willow Bud, Gown by Marilyn Crystelle Bridal, Suit by Suits Direct.
With all that said and as lovely as it all is, I’m not quite telling you the full truth here. Everything above is true and written from my heart but what has captured my passion and makes my heart skip a beat is the opportunity it’s given me to do what I love. Creating beautiful scenes, atmosphere & experiences for you and your guests brings me more joy than I could have believed possible a few years ago. What I adore is creating something special and unique that reflects the personalities of my clients. I strive to create an event that your guests will remember with a smile.
I’ve always wondered what I wanted to be when I grew up. I mean, how hard is that to work out? Well finally at the age of 39 I found it! And every part I love. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a dream life. It’s hard physical work lifting and moving heavy furniture at all hours of the day and night. It can be stressful, exhausting and occasionally (although thankfully not often) frustrating. But it’s so incredibly rewarding,
The past (almost) two years have been an incredible journey. I feel very fortunate to be invited to be a part of what is such an important day in your lives. Thank you for giving me to opportunity to help create something beautiful and thank you too for helping me find my true direction in life!
I’ll be seeing you,
xx Tisa xx