Not only are we local, Delaware girls, but we are open-minded and strive to bring your vision to a reality!
After you provide your contact information through the chat or "Get In Touch" button on the home page, we will start by scheduling a meeting with the bride, or anyone who is planning an event, to discuss your vision. We will meet with you in person or over a zoom call as we believe that seeing and feeling the passion and energy you have toward your event is key in our creative process! In the meeting, we will provide you with rental items and service options and work with you to bring your ideas to life. Then, if you choose the full-service (delivery, staging, and removal) option, that will be it! We will see you on your big day to ensure the staging meets your expectations and, later, return to remove the decor at the time established by you and your venue. We recognize that your time is valuable and our goal is to provide a hassle-free experience!
My business partner, Ashley and I (Ashlie) are best friends of 20 years and counting! Our friends and family refer to us as "IE/EY". Although the idea of running a business had not come to mind until my wedding weekend, we've always had the inherent drive to help others and make a positive impact on the world.
During the weekend of October 3rd, 2020, there was much to be done! Ashley was my maid of honor and a huge help throughout the entire experience! We had the wedding venue for the entire weekend, however, knew we had to be packed up, cleaned up, and off of the premises before noon the day after the wedding! Getting the items to the venue, setting up everything "just the way I had imagined", and meeting the exit deadline were all tasks that I dwelled on the entire weekend and were constantly at the forefront of my mind. During the staging of the decor and ceremony items, I felt guilty that I wasn't able to spend quality time with family and friends. I didn't have time to "soak it all in" and relax with those I cared about the most. The wedding turned out to be perfect! But, the next morning, I woke up in a panic! My alarm didn't go off and I knew we only had a few hours to get everything packed and out of there! So, with four people on hand, we cleaned up everything at the venue in two hours and I realized, at that moment, that we had do something like this for others moving forward! A bride's day or weekend should be stress-free and enjoyable!
Additionally, while planning, I purchased multiple signs and had various items made while renting a few from a local business. I was disappointed that the rental shop did not offer delivery or pick up services but loved the items and the great, customer service! Even though I found most of the items I had envisioned for my wedding, I found it difficult to find big items such as ceremony doors, arches, and backdrops with that shabby chic, rustic feel I dreamed of. Overall, I felt it was absolutely impossible to obtain my wedding decor without a hands-on approach. I didn't want a wedding planner; I already had a day-of coordinator. I just wanted ease in staging the venue. I wish that I could have selected items I wanted from a company or person and rented them for the day. Having someone deliver, set-up, break down, and take away the items at the venue would have been a blessing! Ashley and I began this business because we felt that we could do just that!
Through this beautiful experience, I also learned that I love to work to make a vision come true! Ashley was already a visionary in being the "on call decorator" for family and friends' birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers, and tea parties. My realization of the craft was a nice addition to the team.
Most importantly, we realize that brides deserve the very best on their special day and we feel that we can make a difference in bringing a bride's vision to light. We are beyond excited to meet with you!
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