Ah, vintage weddings. They are extremely popular right now and for good reason. They ooze romance, simplicity and style. A vintage wedding can be versatile and even eco-friendly. While the web has plenty of images to inspire you, execution can be a bit more challenging. Finding cohesive pieces, not to mention more than one of an item, can be exhausting, and take some time and dedication. That’s where A La Crate – Vintage Rentals can help you out. A La Crate has an awesome space filled with a large inventory of vintage items including framed chalkboards, birdcages, metal trays, dishes, multiple sizes of bottles and mason jars easily transformed into vases – all items that can help you execute your vintage wedding.
A La Crate is located just outside of Madison in Monona – MarriedInMilwaukee’s gotta show some Madison love too! My husband and I had the pleasure of visiting A La Crate’s ribbon cutting ceremony a couple of weeks ago. All I can say is WOW! The space is amazing. If you are looking for real, in person inspiration for your vintage wedding this is the place.
Sarah, the owner, has an eye for all things vintage and loves using things in unexpected ways. Not only will the items on display inspire you, Sarah will help mock up a table with items that you find interesting. Know you want to incorporate vintage into your wedding and don’t know how, Sarah can help. Know exactly what you want but can’t find the pieces, A La Crate has an expansive inventory to choose from.
A La Crate has open hours on Tuesdays and Thursday from 1-6, but Sarah suggests giving her a call ahead of time so she can fully prepare for your visit. Appointments are also available throughout the week. Visit their website for more info. http://alacratevintage.com/
Check out the pictures below from the ribbon cutting ceremony and pictures of their space. These awesome photos are courtesy of Studio Sweers.
Sarah and Jeff at the ribbon cutting ceremony
An aerial view of the opening from the mezzanine level.
A small glimpse into some of the inventory on display at A La Crate.
A La Crate also has a selection of of vintage furniture to rent as well, but check out this antique gumball machine – what a fun addition this could be!
A La Crate offers vintage bird cages that work great for card boxes and couldn’t you just imagine having your delicious wedding cake served on these vintage plates! How cute!
What an awesome resource to have in the Milwaukee / Madison area. Talk about a low stress way to throw a vintage inspired wedding. Check out A La Crate – you won’t be disappointed.