Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Let Us Eat Cake!

  Rural is searching for the best in the northern Illinois / southern Wisconsin area…and we are beginning our search for the best bakeries/cake artists. (Because what is a party without cake?) 

  We are on a quest to find local businesses and artists whose services help to make any celebration better. 
  We will visit businesses and share photos and information on our blog and Facebook page. Leave a comment here or on our Facebook page  http://www.facebook.com/RuralEvents  to nominate your favorite bakery or cake artist!

cake party wedding bakery rural

Future quests:  venues, florists, hair stylists, makeup artists, invitations, entertainment...and more! 
Stay tuned

Monday, July 23, 2012

Wedding Invitations become Fabulous Jewelry!

   Our favorite local jewelry artist, Mona Lindvall of mLindvall…inspired design, provides a beautiful example of repurposing and recycling…Mona recently created the pieces shown in the photo below as a gift for some very fortunate newlyweds. The couple's wedding invitations became wearable keepsakes!

   "This was a custom order from wedding guests to honor the bride and groom at their steampunk-themed wedding! The groom's bracelet was crafted from the copper sheet of the invitation...the brides's from the gears and washers that were attached!"


   rural recommends mLindvall...inspired design

   To see more of Mona's work, please visit her Etsy shop at: http://www.mlindvall.etsy.com

mLindvall...inspired design
Wedding invitations become wearable keepsakes by mLindvall...inspired design

Monday, July 2, 2012

repurpose, reuse, restyle.

When planning your next event or celebration, why not think green? No, not the color green, necessarily; but green as in recycled, reused, or repurposed. Rural will soon be offering a large selection of rentable items for your next party or photo shoot.
Our vintage items can be repurposed in so many ways! It simply takes a little imagination and creativity. We've got that. If you would like to use special pieces of your own, but aren't sure how to incorporate them into your theme, we can help with that as well. I will be sharing several examples of repurposing and restyling in the future. Today, I have a couple of photos to give you a glimpse of what I am referring to. Enjoy.
A pretty white flower inserted into a glass votive cup transforms this rusty spring into a charming decor item
A vintage basin stand works nicely to display these beautiful flowers