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No. 46
Entertaining

We’ve been waiting on pins and needles to get the film scans back from our showroom opening party in late October, co-hosted by Boarding School Collective. We’re eager to share all of the beautiful images with those of you who couldn’t make it to the party! As you may know, we doubled the footprint of our warehouse space this summer and moved into a lovely new space in South Austin. Hello, air conditioning! In doing so, we were able to build out a small showroom, a real office, a photography room, a small kitchen for storage of our tabletop goods, and of course, a huge warehouse to display our furniture.

Birch & Brass showroom entrance

vintage rentals in Austin and San Antonio

Birch & Brass showroom rental lounge setting

Because people often associate our brand with bright colors and funky pieces, we wanted to showcase some of our softer neutrals for the party. Our inventory allows us to be creative and design many different styles to appease clients that have very opposite tastes. We went for a Kinfolk-inspired party with muted tones of creams, ivory, pinks, and blues.

Of course, this party never could’ve been possible without all of our lovely vendor friends who helped make the event complete. We’d like to showcase their work below, as we not only want to thank them for their participation, but share all of their amazing work with you so that you can hopefully turn to them for your own event needs in the future!

For starters, all of the photos are via Sophie Epton Photography. A fine art film photographer based here in Austin, she’s become a dear friend of ours over the past few years. Her work needs no description and we couldn’t possibly put into words just how beautiful her photography is. We’ll let the images speak for themselves, as she so perfectly captured the essence of our business, our party, and every last detail so that we can forever remember it. You know how it goes — you spend all of your time worrying about the smallest details, but then you don’t even see them on the day-of because you’re busy mingling? Now, we have these photos to look back on to remember just how special of an evening it was. Here’s a group of us (with Sophie on the far right) mingling the night away… most people left 1.5 hours after the party ended! It was truly one of the best nights we’ve had in a long, long time as we were able to enjoy the presence of so many talented friends around us, and simultaneously meet so many new faces, too.

Birch & Brass team at the opening party in Austin

Another talented friend of ours, Taylor Burge with Cote Catering and Events, is a woman that wears many hats — and does so damn well. Her company is nearly a one-stop shop, as they provide everything from event coordination to floral design to farm-to-table catering. Phew, we’re exhausted just writing that! For our party, she literally knocked every single installation out of the park and then some. With a beautiful array of soft florals, pampas grass, and heavy foraged greenery, our entire warehouse felt like a venue (rather than… a warehouse) thanks to her overwhelmingly beautiful designs. As if this isn’t enough, they also provided a delicious array of passed apps and a charcuterie spread that was to. die. for.

the snack bar at the opening party of Birch & Brass Vintage Rentals

halved eggs on a brass vintage tray

the snack bar on a wooden table

boho lounge area from Birch & Brass Rentals

assorted brass candlesticks and clay vases

assorted candlesticks on the top of the fireplace

a green arrangement on a wooden frame

two rental Mexican Equipale chairs

You’ll notice the lucite signage amongst the food display, and this is all the gorgeous work of Boarding School Collective. They specialize in day-of details and signage for weddings and events, and trust us when we say that they’re beyond talented. Their creativity never ceases to amaze us! Our invitations were also created by their owner, Jessica, via J.RoCro arts + letters, and I’m not sure that there’s a way to accurately describe them. The most gorgeous shade of clay-pink paper, copper calligraphy on each natural kraft envelope, and soft marble backing to add a slightly modern twist. Each detail was more thoughtful than the last, down to the embossing of the envelopes with our logo. If you’re looking for a custom invitation suite, look no further.

Welcome sign at the Birch & Brass showroom opening party

cheese platter at a snack bar

the snack bar decorated with greens

a thank you board for the vendors

We’ll be back next time with the remainder of our vendors, as well as more photos of our overall space!

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