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A couple dressed in white walking in a garden

As I’m looking ahead to the new year, I can’t help but reflect upon just how life changing 2014 has been. In April, I married the love of my life, Federico. In late July, we opened Birch & Brass Vintage Rentals together. To say it’s been a year of many milestones would be putting it mildly.

Next year is bound to be full of new clients-turned-friends, beautiful events, and plenty of pickin’ to find the perfect new additions to our collection. We’ve begun scheming about how to expand our inventory (another Midwest road trip, perhaps?), our services, and possibly even adding a face or two to the team. With our calendar booking quickly, we’re excited to see what the future holds.

Thus far, seeing bride’s smiles light up their faces when they viewed a vignette or table setting at their wedding, or working with corporate clients that wanted our items to be front and center at their conferences, has been priceless. Knowing that they trusted us to share in their special moments… well, there are no words to describe the feelings that this invokes. Gratitude and sheer joy may be starting points.

Thank you to everyone whom has lent us a hand along the way. Whether it’s a calligrapher writing a menu on a mirror for our grand opening, a photographer helping us bring our styled shoots to life, an event planner for trusting our designs for their clients, or our many friends who’ve volunteered to help us with deliveries, I want to say THANK YOU!

I cannot thank you enough for seeing our potential and contributing even five minutes of your time. Without you, we could’ve never possibly had such a successful first half-year of business. It’s been wonderful working with fellow industry creatives on styled shoots, and we can’t wait to create more beauty together in the upcoming year.

Here’s to a happy and healthy new year, friends!

Photography by Jessica Scott.

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