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

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

photo shoot on the farm!

   With temps in the nineties, why not head to the farm for a photo shoot, right? Right! We had a good time trying to capture some nice shots of a few rental items. We are building our catalog and it is coming along quite nicely. Check out our “something borrowed – rentals” page by clicking on the page tab above. We have hundreds of items to add, so please check back often to see what is new!
  I appreciate your patience as we build our web pages...and thank you for joining us along the way!
  I hope you enjoy the photos…
vintage buckets

a favorite primitive bench

shiny new buckets for your next event
we love buckets! - so many uses

"celebrate" banner

how I wish we would have brought more buckets with us for this shot !

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hello World!…and Hello, IL/WI stateline area!

Hello World!…and Hello, IL/WI stateline area!

   rural events is your source for simple, beautiful, rural-style events and celebrations. Whether it is a wedding, bridal shower, baby shower, birthday - or any special gathering - we offer unique rental items sure to make your event stand-out-stylish!

We also offer DIY classes to help assist you with the fine details in decor. Gather your friends & family and take a class…It’s like a party itself! Have fun as you learn to create those special touches for your event. By the end of the class, your decorations may be finished! - And that’s one more thing you can check off of the to-do list!

 Our services will be available soon (we just couldn’t wait to make an announcement!). In the meantime, check back often and see what’s new on our blog…and get ready to celebrate..rural style!