Introducing The Poppy Trading Company
Today, we bring you inspiration in the form of beautiful vintage furniture hire. Want your wedding to stand out from the crowd? Love the vintage look but want yours to be different and much more personal. Well you’ve come to the right place ….. here’s Oliver from Poppy Trading Company to tell us more:
Who are you and what do you do?
We are “The Poppy Trading Company”, renting beautiful pieces of unique, vintage furniture to brides, event planners and photographers looking to make their day stand out. We have a growing range of gorgeous furniture, from antique sofas, to shabby chic grandfather clocks, to genuine vintage typewriters that we’d just love to share with you on your big day.
We can style a whole venue for a stunning vintage theme, or perhaps just a corner for photographs, maybe even just somewhere to relax in a plush Victorian armchair with a nice cup of tea (from vintage china cups of course!).
And if we don’t have quite what you’re looking for, we can even find the perfect piece of furniture for you using our network of dealers, auction houses and trade contacts.
What do you feel makes your service stand out from the crowd?
We’re not a standard furniture hire company. And we’re not a standard event styling company. We’re a pretty unique mix of the two, offering furniture that’s a bit out of the ordinary, and looks stunning as well. Other furniture hire companies might offer rattan sofas, wooden trestle tables and silver banqueting chairs…. Why not have a vintage leather sofa, with gorgeous antique nursing chairs, a stunning aged writing desk, a French linen closet, or a beautiful chunky pine pew? Then, once that’s in place, we can get creative with the smaller details from our collection of decorative vintage items to complete the look. We don’t think there’s anyone else out there who can offer the same.
What are your predictions of trends in your industry for 2013?
We’ve taken our inspiration from across the pond, where vintage furniture hire is big business. As is so often the case, we expect (and really really hope!) that this trend will make its way from the States in a big way in 2013 and become more commonplace in the UK. Already there are definite changes in attitude towards weddings, with more and more couples opting for a more personal, unique wedding that shows off their personalities, and we can only see this trend growing. This will be great news for Poppy Trading and companies like us who offer something different, something unique that couples can use to really make their big day stand out.
Finally, what do you love the most about being involved in the wonderful world of weddings?
This one’s easy, I’m marrying my wonderful fiancé Charlotte in April, and planning the wedding has been so much fun! I’d be gutted if we had to stop eating, sleeping and dreaming weddings, so being able to work in the wedding industry, speaking to couples every day about their own big day is brilliant! I get to see some wonderful venues, meet some great people and can be creative and try out new ideas every day. I used to be a crisp salesman – it’s fair to say none of the above applied to that!
So, what do you think? Fancy incorporating some of this lovely furniture into your day? Check out this fab video they have put together to give you a little more inspiration…
We are also pleased to announce that The Poppy Trading Company will be joining us at the Wedding Event with a Difference on Sunday 14th October. So, make sure you pop along and see these lovely pieces of pretty for yourselves! Not booked your tickets yet? Click here!