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No. 2
Entertaining

Our grand opening party was held on October 29th at our East Austin property, and we can’t thank everyone enough for coming to celebrate with us. From media to event planners to photographers, we were so glad to meet everyone in the events industry and show them what we’re all about over here at Birch & Brass.

Birch & Bras Vintage Rentals in Austin and San Antonio invitation card
Welcome sign at the Birch & Brass entrance
The most common question we were asked was, “What style is your décor?” Well, there’s truly no direct or concrete answer to that question. Our personal style is bright and cheerful, often utilizing a blend of bohemian and cultural pieces. Yet, we also love the clean lines of mid-century pieces, so we often meld traditional pieces with them for an eclectic look. We don’t believe that you have to stick to one look when designing an event.

A cream sofa and a white blanket in the garden

A wooden floral centerpiece

Dinner setting outside

Back to our party, though… We wanted everyone to feel comfortable and stay awhile. After a hectic month of events, we wanted people to relax with a cocktail prepared by Firehouse Libations in our mid-century tumblers, snap photos with their pals in the Airstream Photobooth, and enjoy a delicious meal by East Side King (of course, on our vintage melamine lunch trays).

For dessert, we had authentic Italian gelato by Dolce Neve, as well as our s’mores roasting station. Our gorgeous florals were designed by Transplants, and they combined everything from religious statues amongst flowers to crystals with cacti arrangements. Of course, we needed a local photographer to capture each moment, so we picked one of our favorites in town, Jessica Scott.

Food truck for Birch & Brass opening

Cocktail bar at the Birch & Brass Vintage Rentals opening in Austin, TX
Outdoor cooking for Birch & Brass Furniture and Decor Rentals in Austin and San Antonio
Photo booth for the guests

Candy bar at the opening in Austin

We asked two of our favorite coordinators to put together vignettes utilizing our furniture, and both Ellen of Westcott Weddings and Beth of 36th Street Events knocked it out of the park. It’s always fun to see what pieces other stylists would blend together, as it varies so much from person to person.

Succulent centerpieces on a coffee table

Outdoor lounge setting

Overall, we had a wonderful time and we hope that all of our guests did, too. It’s always wonderful to meet new faces. Thanks for such a warm welcome to the Austin market, folks!

All photos via Jessica Scott Photography.

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