I’ve been working on it for years and talking about it for weeks, and the day has finally arrived!  I’m so excited to introduce you to Oh Lovely Day’s newest venture:  gilded {vintage + custom rentals}.  gilded is my second baby (until I have a second baby, and then it will move to the #3 spot).  I’ve dreamed, planned, collected, and dreamed some more about starting this business.  And while it isn’t 100% up and running, (website is in the works and you’ll find it soon at gildedrentals.com!)  gilded has finally been born.  What is gilded, you ask?  I created an inspiration board to give you an idea:

When I was planning my own wedding I searched flea markets and thrift stores, and used my own collections, for mason jars, milk glass, skeleton keys, and other little treasures that I wanted to incorporate into my wedding.  But there were some things I couldn’t find, and at the time no one really did vintage rentals.  So I thought, why don’t I start a vintage and custom rental business?  Well, day jobs, financial obligations, and a baby got in the way and delayed things a bit.  And now there are quite a few vintage rental companies.  But gilded will be a little different.  Not only will we have a growing inventory of items perfect for all of your event needs (wedding, bridal shower, engagement session, baby shower, or photo shoot, you name it!) but we will also do custom searches for the item of your dreams and style it all for you too.  And if you’re dying for some bunting or custom signs or other pretty custom piece but don’t have the time or ability to DIY, you can rent them from us.  Let gilded DIY for you!  And in keeping with our name, many of our featured items will be, well, gilded!

This is a joint venture with my design savvy friend Jessica, who DIY’d her English wedding, and we’re both really excited to get the ball rolling. While we get our inventory photographed and up for your drooling pleasure, feel free to contact us about a custom search or a DIY creation that you’re dying to have.  And if you need some ideas, come by and check out our vintage props pinterest board and vintage wedding ideas on our facebook page (gilded’s very own twitter, facebook, and pinterest pages are coming very soon!).  And while gilded will be based in and serving Southern California, if you have vintage rental needs elsewhere you’ll be able to check our Lovely Vendor Guide for recommendations in other parts of the US and Canada.

If you’re a reader of this blog, you know I’m always stressing that you should make your wedding YOU.  We want to help you do this by providing the little details that you love but can’t find or DIY yourself.  So now you can make your wedding YOU, with a little help from US!  We can save you time, money, and a migrane or two from trying to find the supplies, scour the internet for tutorials, and find the time to sit down and just do it yourself.  Trust me, not all brides are meant to DIY.

And at the end of the day, we want to make sure your event is just what it should be:  lovely, and gilded!
*other than inspiration board photos, all photos are the property of Oh Lovely Day and gilded
and are samples of our current inventory.*

{Inspiration board sources} cake via brides, frame via aged and gilded, lock & knob via this is glamorous, via ritzy bee, birdcages via pinterest (no other source), mirror via the decorista, via etsy, frame via aged and gilded, gold mason via glitter guide, chair via this is glamorous, gilded leaves via fresh garland co, blocks on scale via cabin 7