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Featured Vendor: Hudson Valley Vintage Rentals

Featured Vendor of the Week:

Tammy Basten, Founder of Hudson Valley Vintage Rentals

Do you obsess over the styled lounges on your Pinterest board and make wishlists of vintage decor, must-haves for your wedding? Have you been searching thrift shops for vintage china and antique stores hoping to find a beautiful, one of a kind settee? Lucky for you, if you are getting married in the Hudson Valley, we have the solution for you. Hudson Valley Vintage Rentals has exactly what you are looking for so you don’t have to spend hours searching, purchasing and hauling furniture or wasting time cleaning and packing 150 vintage place settings. They will be there not only to save you time and money but assist you with selecting pieces and bringing together your own personal look that will wow your guests.


styled lounge - hudson valley vintage rentals

About HVVR

Tammy Basten is the Founder, Chief Picker & Curator of Hudson Valley Vintage Rentals which is going to be heading into its fourth season this year!  We have had the pleasure of working with her over the years in securing rentals for our clients as well as collaborating on full design projects. When I asked Tammy what she loves most about her profession, she said: “I personally love project based work, meeting and working with other creatives and also the creative outlet it provides. We are very well versed within the service and hospitality industry and consider hospitality one of the main aspects of our business. Following every event, we hear from our clients that our pieces were among the guests favorite part of the event/wedding and this is a great source of pride and joy for us, we love to hear this!  People enjoy the nostalgia and interesting decor elements.  Our pieces are great conversation starters at weddings & events.”

Advice from the Founder, Chief Picker & Curator

We asked Tammy for a little advice for our couples on securing their rentals.  She told us, “Anywhere from 12 to 4 months out is best to be sure couples secure their favorite pieces. Some couples tend to contact us closer to (within 4 months prior to their wedding date) and at this point, many of our most popular offerings have already been scooped up.” When it comes to reserving pieces she suggests that couples do not book their rentals until they know the space they are going to be working with and are sure there is room for specialty decor elements, such as lounge areas. This is especially important if a couple is planning for these elements to be outdoors and have to be brought inside in the case of inclement weather.

Tammy has worked along side of us on many events and we asked her if she prefers when couples work with a wedding planner and/or stylist on their wedding day. She told us, “Absolutely and not only on the wedding day but throughout the entire process. Having once been a wedding planner, I can attest to the fact that the services of a wedding planner are priceless, especially in the budgetary and logistical arenas. As well, events and weddings in the hands of a professional planner and/or stylist always tend to be the most cohesive in design and smoothly operated. Something that many couples don’t realize upfront,  is that wedding planners tend to pay for themselves in that the finances they save you through her/his negotiating skills and vendor relationships, many times amount to the fee they are being paid and any amount remaining goes toward the invaluable time and sometimes frustrating energy they will save you.”

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HVVR Trend Predictions for 2017

Of course, we had to ask what the hottest wares would be for the 2017 season and beyond.  She told us, “A traditional vintage flair is ALWAYS “in,” it’s a timeless look. Bohemian, Tribal, and Global are also very popular in 2017. Looking ahead into 2018, these trends will remain strong and we are also beginning to see hints of mid century modern. We are seeing a lot less of the traditional “rustic” style, instead … more of an elegant mountain vibe.”

boho wedding - hudson valley vintage rentals

Photo: Love + Wolf Co.

We would like to thank Tammy from Hudson Valley Vintage Rentals for sharing valuable tips and advice with our couples. If you are ready to create your own vintage rentals wishlist, check out her website. And when you are ready to get started designing your wedding with some of Tammy’s custom rentals get in touch with us at or 845-430-6394 to schedule a consultation.

South of the Border Wedding Fiesta

South of the Border Wedding Fiesta

What an exciting time we had working on this fiesta! It takes a lot of talent to pull off a beautiful shoot like this one! I’d like to thank Nicole, the events coordinator, at Winding Hills for hosting our colorful shoot. The inspiration behind this colorful shoot were ox carts from south of the border. In case you don’t know what an ox cart looks like check them out below.

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The Inspiration…

  ox cart    ox cart

The Details…

Flyaway Paperworks out did themselves on these paper goods. The font, the color and the gorgeous design was perfection. Do you agree?

invitation suite by Flyaway Paperworks  invitation suite by Flyaway Paperworks

wedding fiesta shoot - winding hills golf club   bridal hair by Heaven on Wheels Spa  

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Abby’s Dessert Bar made quite a statement with this cake. The inspiration behind the cake were those beautiful paper goods by Flyaway Paperworks.

cake by Abby's Dessert Bar wedding cake - hudson valley wedding shoot

cake by Abby's Dessert Bar cake details - hudson valley wedding shoot

The Ceremony…

 wedding shoot - winding hills golf club  bride and groom - winding hills golf club  ceremony - winding hills golf club

The Fiesta…

What’s a fiesta without some sangria?! We loved putting together this beverage table. Can you envision one of these at your wedding?

wedding menu - flyaway paperworks  colorful wedding flowers - sunflower

tablescaping - hudson valley wedding bride and groom wedding styled shoot

bride and groom wedding shoot- bride - winding hills golf club

sangria bar - hudson valley wedding sangria table sign

Sangria table wedding dessert - hudson valley wedding

colorful doilies - wedding  SANGRIA

goya wedding soda goya - wedding soda

winding hills golf club- wedding shoot

We hope you enjoyed our wedding fiesta shoot. To see more check out the full gallery and other beautiful shoots look here!

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VENDORS: Hudson Valley Vintage Rentals, Custom by Nicole Photography, Dancing Tulip Floral, Heaven on Wheels Spa and Wellness, Winding Hills Golf Club, Flyaway Paperworks, Abby’s Dessert Bar