Yorkshire wedding hire company, Addvintage, first came to our attention when Yorkshire blogger, Jen Allison used their items for her wedding back in 2013. Since then, the range of items they have on offer has expanded from vintage crockery items to other fabulous pieces, such as neon lighting. We thought we’d speak to owner Emily James to tell us more:
The Nup: So tell us about Addvintage:
We’re a Vintage Accessories and Crockery Hire Company, who also specialise in unique illuminated items for weddings or any type of event. We keep up with what brides and grooms want and the changing trends within the wedding industry, so brand new items are added each month.
We cover the best types of wedding styles out there, the Vintage, the Urban and the Woodland. I’m not really a mirror and pearls type of girl but hopefully everyone planning their big day will find a nugget of inspiration within our stock.
You can dip your toe into Add Vintage and hire a couple of garden games for a summer wedding. Or, if you are planning a Do it Yourself Day, then you can create the whole look, from your drinks reception (choose champagne saucers, drinking tankards, or mini milk bottles), to a sit down meal at a fully dressed table (3 sizes of plates, cutlery, tea cups, teapots, serveware, cake stands etc).
We also have vases, candlesticks and tea light holders, as well as bunting, table plans and signage.
Carnival and garden games are great ice-breakers and unite your guests in laughter and our illuminated pieces simply look gorgeous. Lighting is really important, so save a few pennies out of your budget for something eye-catching.
The Nup: What are your favourite pieces?
It’s a bit silly really but you do get attached to all of the pieces. Well, when you’re washing 150 dinner plates, you do have to love them all.
It does make me happy when people hire the Vintage Tea Tins though, as I know how pretty they look when filled with posies of flowers and you don’t need a lot of flowers to achieve this cute look, so it’s not expensive to do. We have over 40 tins, all hand picked for their colour or design.
Our hand made Copper Candlesticks look perfect in industrial/urban settings and I know will be a talking point when guests look down a long table with them all shimmering away… just brilliant.
But neon is our new love. The LED tubing is really safe to handle and robust. My other half has created a Neon Love Heart on a geometric board, ‘Love’ on a gold striped board and we have 2 Neon Tubes in pink and yellow for you to create a unique focal point somewhere in your amazing venue.
The Nup: You’re a Yorkshire company based in Leeds. What is your favourite thing about being in Yorkshire?
Just the sheer blumming gorgeousness of it! Also the diversity. Give me half an hour and I can be delivering to a chic urban warehouse for an industrial inspired wedding, hot footing it to a country hotel, or a DIY tipi wedding in the countryside. We are very lucky to have everything on our doorstep.
The Nup: What is the process for hiring your items?
If someone thinks they might want to hire a few pieces, firstly they should look at our website, as everything is on there, but if you don’t see what you’re after then just ask. We are always looking for the next ‘cool thing’, so might be able to get it in for you.
If you want to see everything in person, or just chat through your ideas, then please make an appointment for a visit.
A quote will outline everything discussed and will then change into a contract once you are happy. I know that flexibility is key, so nothing needs to be set in stone until 30 days before hire.
TheNup: You’re constantly updating your range. What’s new for 2017?
This year we have introduced a unique vintage Cake / Sweet Station with loads of accessories included. It can also be a Bar, Soft Drinks Station, or somewhere to serve a lovely cup o’ tea… you decide.
We are also very excited to be working on an ‘e-shop’ for Add Vintage. Somewhere you can buy all those little extra disposable things you still need to buy. These can be delivered with your hired order, so one less thing to worry about. Watch this space!
Emily James at Add Vintage
T: 07747 045182
The Nuptial Team x