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Rustic Wedding Style

The rustic wedding style has been all the rage lately. Adding rustic touches to your home decor has become so popular and we can’t help but blame on Joanna and Chip for that. In any case, that rustic flair has made its way into weddings. The rustic style combines nature and simple elegance with a special importance placed on intimate details. 

The color palette for a rustic style wedding can be anything you want. The most important thing though is that you have key colors like browns and greens mixed in with your color. The browns and greens can come in the form of wood tables or greenery. 

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maya--aaron-by-corinna-raznikov-photography_16041356701_oMake your ceremony standout by using a driftwood arbor. This interesting element is rustic and nature inspired as well as being a perfect focal point for your ceremony. Add wildflowers and custom wood signs to continue the charming rustic theme throughout.

For your tables choose a natural wood table. This captures the natural and raw feel that you are striving for. Keep the place settings simple, nothing too dramatic. Rustic is all about the simple touches that come together. Copper elements such as chargers or mugs along side mason jars, cream china and forged flatware work well to bring together that rustic feel. 

 

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Real Weddings: Backyard Chic

While looking through the Wedding Wire the other day we came across this beautiful wedding held in a Massachusetts backyard.

When deciding where to hold your wedding, an often forgotten option (and a great way to save money!) is your backyard! Think of your family and friends and see if any of them would be willing to host your wedding in their backyard. Whether they have an oceanfront property or the cutest garden, you can make every aspect your own. It may take a bit more planning and creativity, but not to worry, we have lots of ideas to help!

Here’s how Cait and Bobby created a beautiful chic yet easy going wedding in their own backyard. They incorporated farm tables and vintage place settings as well as mix matched chairs and adorable signs. These homey touches create an intimate feel perfect for a smaller wedding. By adding in chandeliers, lace and gorgeous floral arrangements the couple creates a more elegant feel.

Having a backyard wedding allows you to make all creative decisions and create exactly the style you are going for, no pre decided decor, place settings or chairs. By opting for this type of location you get to pick and choose every element you want, from tables and chairs, to glasses and flatware.

If you are going for a similar look to Cait and Bobby’s wedding, here is your NECR guide to create this stunning look!Backyard Chic

Follow this link for the full wedding profile: Backyard Chic Wedding

 

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Glam Wedding Style

For those who are searching for a wedding style that is memorable, the Glam wedding style might be for you. The soft lighting, sparkly elements, beautiful flower arrangements come together to create a memorable evening for a once-in-a-lifetime event.

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The color palette for a glam wedding should reflect the feeling that you wish to portray. When glam comes to our mind we think of metallics such as gold or silver, with beautiful rich jewel tones as accents. Choose one main color pair such as gold and white, then add accents in another color that will help create a rich, luxurious feel.

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Make your wedding stand out with an amazing ceremony setup. Create a dramatic backdrop for your vows using flowers and a glamorous chuppah. The mirrored surfaces and gradient floral backdrop bring the glam, while the classic white chairs bring some balance.  Make sure that your ceremony is memorable for both your guests and yourself. Remember this is a once-in-a-lifetime event, so why not go all out?

For wedding venue decor continue the glam aesthetic with table settings and floral arrangements. Add interest to tables by using sparkly linens and gold place settings. Continue that luxe feel with other gold accents on the table such as candle sticks, flatware and gold rimmed glasses.


Choose tall floral arrangements. The height fits in perfectly with a glam setting but also allows for guests to converse easily. These arrangements will make the perfect statement in the room and add a dramatic flair. Another option would be to create a dramatic effect using candles and candelabras.

 


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Classic Wedding Style

 

table-setting_26831661043_oThe goal of a classic wedding is to create an event that is timeless, elegant and will never go out of style.  This style is usually more formal and has all the aspects of traditional wedding that many of us are familiar with. This style wedding helps to capture that classic fairytale that we all hope will come true.

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Every wedding begins by choosing a color scheme. A very limited color palette is essential for a classy event. Stick to whites, ivory’s, silver, golds and blushes. Make sure that all of the colors you choose go together seamlessly, with not one color creating too much of a statement. In this style, neutrals are your friend! The goal of the color palette is to create a cohesive look. 

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To capture a timeless and elegant look, keep your decor simple. Choose simple linens to cover your tables such as white or ivory.  Simple white china, flatware and glasses add to the elegant look.

 

The main decoration at the event is typically elegant floral arrangements using roses, hydrangeas, or peonies.  Tables can have a fresh floral centerpiece or a simple decoration, such as a candelabra.  Pale colors such as ivory, blush and white will keep your event classy and traditional.Classic Key Elements (1)

Bringing the Indoors Out

Summer is finally here! The sun is shining, the air is warm and all we want to do is be outside and enjoy it.  Lately there have been some cool ideas for events that take advantage of the beautiful weather but do not compromise comfort or style.

Here are some of our favorites and some ideas on how to utilize them for your own event.

Pews 

Bringing church pews outside creates  a traditional ceremony environment in a non-traditional setting.

Lounge Furniture

Use classic lounge furniture or traditional indoor furniture for a more intimate feel and comfortable seating alternative. 

Vintage Dressers

Vintage dressers can be used in many different ways. They can act as a bar, gift table, or even a place for the guest book and seating assignments. 

Picture Frames

Picture frames add a more personal touch to the event. Bring some family pictures outside or even use picture frames for displaying wedding information or signs.

Mirrors

Mirrors can act as a guest book, where guests sign their names, write a little note or some advice for the new couple. Another idea is to use a mirror as a way to organize seating.

Repurposed Windows

Use an old window to show your guests where they will be sitting during your event. As well as a fun and unique guest book.

Doors

Make the entrance to your event stand out by adding an old door. It creates a warm and inviting feel as well as being a unique accent. Let this doorway to your ceremony be a entrance to your new life together.

Chandeliers

Complete your outdoor space by adding a chandelier over a table or seating area. This creates an elegant and intimate feel.

Mix and Match Chairs

By adding many different types of chairs, one creates a casual and vintage feel. It feels as though everyone pulled up a chair to help you celebrate.

Board Games

Board games at a wedding can add a fun and playful vibe to get everyone acquainted and actively participating. It is a great way to take a break from dancing but still enjoy the celebration.

How to Budget Your New England Wedding and Still Get Everything You Want

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In the form of the game “Never Have I Ever”

Everyone loves a good love story, especially when you’re the star, and your wedding is the ultimate portrayal of one. But will wedding debt become a costly factor that interferes with “happily ever after?”

When The Fear of Debt Starts

“Future you” returns from your honeymoon with a new tan, new spouse, and a whole lot of OnDemand to catch up on. And while it seems there’s no moment in life that can’t be improved with a good movie and loving companion, debt can be an awkward third wheel. Such as when you two finally agree on a comedic horror flick (with an underlying romantic storyline of course) but argue over the cost of HD. All because of the mucho dinero dropped on the wedding.

The looming horror of wedding debt will extend beyond weeknight TV decisions, but is preventable when following our suggestions on how to budget your New England wedding.

Never Have I Ever Had Fun Budgeting…

So 10 fingers up! Let’s play “Never Have I Ever” to “altar” your spending habits.

From past to future, the debt game is about to change when it comes to the happiest day of your life.

  1. Never Have I EverHad Too Much Money Saved

Never Have I Ever Had Too Much Money SavedIf you don’t put a finger down for this, you’re probably good to go.

As for the rest of us…

The fairytale image of a wedding usually exists as if money’s no object… Etta James comes back from the dead and sings “At Last;” Magnolia Bakery provides a customized cupcake tree. The serious montage of events, each one more important than the next and, is like deciding which shoes to give away from your giant collection — each one’s necessary for a hypothetical occasion that probably won’t happen.

And to that effect, even if the date is far off, start saving. Now. You know, just in case reviving legendary soul artists becomes a thing. But it won’t. Still (back to reality) recreate your fantasy by over-saving and under-spending; Vet the best soul singer in your area, who may still even be in music college…

Slowly commit to purchases. Weigh decisions thoroughly. Just because you step outside your fantasy slightly doesn’t mean you aren’t creating something out of a dream; your wedding day will come together in a new imagined way, one that you won’t have to pay forever for, and one that’ll still serve cupcakes.

2. Never Have I Ever Asked Someone For Help

Never Have I Ever Asked Someone for Help

Find out if either families or friends want to help. Don’t be afraid to suggest specific options of how they can contribute.

You: Boy Uncle Joe, I wish we could eat Magnolia cupcakes at the wedding.

Uncle Joe: Me too, I remember eating them with you when you were a kid, you had like 10 in one sitting and —

You: — Anyway, if you haven’t gotten me a gift yet, maybe we can make this tasty dream happen.

Uncle Joe: What a wonderful suggestion! A gift we can all enjoy, especially me, and even more, especially you.

The sentiment is a shared experience. These days, not all contributions are ironclad to the registry. In fact, older, more traditional wedding rules tend to be more costly than necessary.  Businesses capitalize on… well, tradition, and do — cough cough Hallmark. An extra blender pales in comparison to an extra hour of open bar.

Cut out traditions you don’t care about. When the wedding industry is overrun with a high demand for certain products, those products become more expensive… ahh the beauty of supply and demand.

The solution?

Don’t be afraid to invent new traditions — ones you’ll pass along for generations to come.

If he’s a little bit country and she’s a little bit rock and roll, an edgy, inexpensive farm to table will satisfy all tastes, and keep costs low. Who knows, maybe you’ll be the next innovator in the industry… look out Anna Wintour, balling on a budget is the new Vogue.

Other Wedding Crowdsourcing Tips:

  • Consider using a site such as honeyfund.com to crowdsource your honeymoon. This site is setup to make your ultimate honeymoon possible with the help of loved ones. Just pick and choose features such as swimming with dolphins and Saturday morning all-you-can-eat buffets. Then, thank your coworker Cindy for supplying you with a romantic dinner for two when the website kindly spells out who did what for you.
  • Take a gander at GoFundMe.com. While this site does solicit strangers for money, it can work in your favor if you have a story to tell.
  • Make a website. Might sound lavish, but with platforms like Wix and Squarespace, it’s super easy to do. A website also keeps everyone incommunicado. Post updates on your planning endeavours, and thank those who help along the way. An Internet community of supporters encourages a team effort, which in the end bonds everyone involved.

3. Never Have I Ever Paid for a Service I Could’ve Done

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DIY: Not just the popular trend clouding your Pinterest, but actually a fun/useful time-killer, primarily when paired with a Netflix marathon and cocktail of choice.

Figure out what projects will be fun to get your DIY on with. Do you have a friend that makes heart-shaped pinatas in her free time? Invite her over for some wine and extra candy you don’t use.

Or scout out a graphic designer friend to design invitations. Fancy designs and lavish creations, when done professionally, can be bolstered by the cost of vendor reputation, added service fees, or the company’s busy schedule.  

You may think you can’t compete with professionals, and we’re not saying your self-glued centerpieces will be sturdier, but they will be yours.

 

Don’t have time?

Ever heard of Fivver?

4. Never Have I Ever Not Followed A Schedule Perfectly
Never Have I Ever Not Followed A Schedule Perfectly

As your wedding date nears, scheduling the day faces increased complexity: When will grandma get tired, and who is going to keep your boss away from the photo booth long enough to make a toast?

The day you got engaged, scheduling probably wasn’t on the brain. But it is now.

Here’s a quick and dirty tip from us:

A schedule, if not followed, can incur extra fees. Even though you’ll want to extend every special moment of the day, not wanting it to be over like the jeggings trend of 2003, your wedding will have to end at a predetermined time.

Avoid time gaps. Remember, you always have the after party, and that can only be interrupted by the morning.

Designate someone to be the time police, whether they work at the venue, or are the DJ or esteemed maid of honor, give them the same speech you gave your girlfriends when Nordstrom had their last blowout sale, “No matter how much I put up a fight, when the mall closes, lead me out the door and quickly take me to get fro-yo.”

So now, let’s keep you up to speed with more wedding budgeting…

5. Never Have I Ever Skipped the Bread Basket

Never Have I Ever Skipped the Bread Basket

The proverbial piece of cake being not-so-easy is enough of a burden when it comes to deliberating which carbs need to go and which can stay. You gotta have cake, but the bread, eh — if the salads hit the table soon enough, hunger growls won’t alert guests that you may have skipped the tiny matter of the bread basket.

Breaking bread with new in-laws will happen, whether dough has risen or is scarce in your pockets. Some venues and caterers have package deals, and believe it or not, eliminating bread is one of the little things that adds up. Also, guests will enjoy the super amazing entree you had planned that much more.

We all fill up too much on the bread basket.

Now let them eat cake!

 

6. Never Have I Ever Been Excited About Practicality

Never Have I Ever Been Excited About Practicality

It’s no secret that champagne is an accessory for the moneyed, but lavish accessories can be consolidated with rentals to make them (gasp!) practical.

Wedding rentals make life easier by providing you with royal amenities just for one day — the exact compromise your wildest dreams were looking for.

Technically, each item you rent should serve more than one purpose, meaning aesthetically pleasing should combine with usability, like a privacy wall that’s also rustic. No matter what you choose to keep or nix on the wish list, you’ll see that every cent that’s consolidated into multiple items is an extra one in your pocket. And you still get everything you want — which is what we promised remember?

 

7. Never Have I Ever Re-Used Flowers

Never Have I Ever Re-Used FlowersImagine all the things you could do with $1,000:

Swim with dolphins twice or maybe three times on the honeymoon.

Get 1,000 life refills on Candy Crush.

Buy a moped.

That’s the average cost of wedding flowers.

What many don’t know is that brides can reuse their ceremony flowers at the reception. Entrust someone with the task of transporting them over to the venue before guests arrive.

 

Also, choose flowers that are in season and are from local vendors.

Bringing us to our next point…

8. Never Have I Ever Stuck to Local Only

Never Have I Ever Stuck to Local Only

Keep an eye peeled for local vendors: Caterers who also support seasonal products, venues that don’t typically host weddings (rustic barns, beaches etc.), and wedding photographers who capture that money shot right away. The more you develop a relationship with vendors, the more they’ll be willing to work with you rather than just for you, and that includes on pricing.

Tip for the tip: Most local vendors are going to expect a tip! Add that into the budget.

 

 

 

 

9. Never Have I Ever Considered the Offseason

Never Have I Ever Considered the Offseason

Once nicknamed Yankeeland, settlers were less concerned about money and more concerned about staying warm. Now that we’re settled, the opposite is true. But you don’t have to be cold to beat down your wedding’s price point.

Any New Englander is hyper-aware of the frigidness September brings, but there’s more than one way to stay warm — and that’s not just an innuendo. A fall wedding makes for both a nice outdoor cocktail hour and a comfortably sweaty evening of getting your groove on — all just in the knick of time before freezing temps take over our land!

A heated tent and some extra beer for added warmth forgo the no-no of spending more. The overall budget evens out: When booking in the offseason, you’ll pretty much get everything at sale price.

 

 

Need some not-poisonous antifreeze?

A signature drink at an open bar saves you money and amuses guests. Put a little pep in their step with a warm cocktail.

You picked a good time to be in love.

Congrats! We Got Through This Together

 

Even though “Never Have I Ever” tends to be translated into “Don’t Judge Me But…” here we are, at the end of the road, hands formed into fists, ready to punch through financial woes.

And although tradition suggests that now you must drink, instead, let’s celebrate the glory of the game: The loser essentially gets rewarded.

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Before You Go

We want to leave you with this quote from Sharon Stacks, international event planner and blogger for Huffington Post:
“There are many ways to have a wonderful celebration; cost should not be the factor. Love and shared values are most important. If your budget doesn’t allow for an elaborate celebration, the important thing is to surround yourself with loved ones and friends.”

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NECR Featured In WellWed

 

We were very excited to receive our copies of WellWed – Cape Cod + Nantucket + Martha’s Vineyard! We loved seeing NECR throughout WellWed. The pictures look gorgeous!

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Well Wed- Cape Cod + Nantucket + Martha’s Vineyard Issue No. 9 featured some of NECR’s favorite pieces that look beautiful for summertime events! Many summer events are beach themed and many of NECR’s pieces add a fresh summer look to these events. The Burlap Tufted Chair looks stunning when paired with the Parson’s Barn Board Table. The burlap tufted chair is a perfect summer color and looks nice with blues and whites! Another chair that looks great at summer time events and looks nice when pair with the Parson’s Board Table are the Walnut Chiavari Chairs, as shown below. They bring out the lighter wood topped on the Parson’s table. Our Vintage Trunk adds decoration and serves as a place to put your favorite desserts at your event. It looks nautical when placed at a beach themed wedding or event.

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Playing around with different pairings of tableware is a great way to bring color and character to the table. The Vintage China adds an extra pop of color to the table, with bright colors you cannot go wrong with a boring table when using these! The Fiesta China is simple and white, and add a fresh look to the table. These two different types of china look elegant when paired with the Copper Flatware. The copper is a neutral color that adds warmth to the table during any season!

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We would like to thank WellWed again for featuring us in their issue this month! We hope you love the photos as much as we did! All of our products featured can be seen on our website, http://www.NECRentals.com.

Summer Wedding Inspired Photo Shoot

This stunning photo shoot featured on  Wedding Chicks. will without a doubt have you craving summer! (If you aren’t already) Prepare to get lost in natures beauty after taking a look at these breathtaking photos thanks to Sandra Costello Photography. The photo shoot designed by By Emily B. included  flowers done by Forget Me Not Florist that added the perfect touch to the overall look of the photo shoot. The flowers were popping with color and cascading through NECR’s products flawlessly, don’t believe us? See for yourself!

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This photo shoot will instantly have you planning a summer wedding; it is a true inspiration! The Honora Winery and Vineyard looks to be the perfect whimsical escape! Set in a sea of lush greens, our 60″ Square Walnut Farm Table fits right into the scene. Accompanying the Walnut Table is our Walnut Crossback Chairs; an amazing duo.
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An unbelievable photo! Capturing everything in the scene from the clouds forming in the sky and the endless trees off in the distance to the flower filled candelabra hanging above the table.  The  Copper Flatware sits besides the china and Gold Charger. Gold and copper are great choices to pair with the bold colors seen in the napkins and floral arrangements.

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The Amber Goblet looks festive when used with the floral straws. The vintage goblets do not have to just be used at the table for glassware purposes, they can be used as decoration as well while also bringing in more color.
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Our vintage Yellow Wood Chair is used as decorative seating in the photo. The chair looks elegant as a spot for the bouquet of flowers to sit!

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The 40 inch Square Walnut Table is a great option to display desserts- the perfect amount of space. Set the scene with a bright runner underneath an elegant wedding cake.
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 Now who is ready to start planning their summer weddings and events? We sure are! Especially after seeing these inspiring photos. Get in touch with a Sales Representative at NECR today to discuss items you are interested in and learn more about all that we can do! Thank you again to all who contributed to making this photo shoot turn out so incredible!

A VINTAGE RUSTIC HOPKINS VINEYARD WEDDING

 

Elegant and classic is the perfect way to describe this romantic Hopkins Vineyard Wedding in Warren, Connecticut. The decorations had a vintage and rustic look to them thanks to our signature pieces! Amy Champagne Events did a spectacular job tying in the two cultures of the couple with the bride, having Brazilian roots, and the groom, having American roots.

The pastel colors of the flowers made the classic decorations feel warm and inviting. All of the colors that were apparent in the flowers were subtle enough to compliment everything placed on the table, but beautiful enough to catch your eye. The flowers were perfect for the vintage and classic look of the wedding.

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The use of our signature pieces helped to complete the rustic and vintage look at the reception. The tables that were used at the wedding were our classic Walnut Farm Tables and the Tavern Tables. Our white runners always add a classic touch to the tables along with our Battenberg White Napkins. Below is a picture of how some of NECR’s pieces looked at the wedding:

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The NECR Lounge Couches  created a relaxing environment for the guests to unwind. A lantern surrounded by candles upon a trunk adds to the soothing environment. Trunks and coffee tables are stylish items to include at a lounge area!  They add to the classic vintage feel and look great with the colors used in the flowers in this wedding! Another NECR piece to consider using at a wedding with a specific look like this would be the Rustic Plank and Wine Barrels for the bar. This piece is perfect for any rustic, vintage wedding!

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Congratulations to Silvia and Todd from all of us at New England Country Rentals! The wedding was beautiful and we are happy that our pieces contributed to your memorable day! We would like to thank BSC Photo Studio for the amazing photos and Amy Champagne Events for sharing these photos! We hope you enjoy the photos as much as we do. Check out our website for ideas about how to create your own dream vintage and rustic wedding! Many of our items are customizable, which makes it simple and unique to have just what you are looking for on your big day!

SUMMER’S BOUNTY INSPIRED SHOOT

 

The cold weather is here and snow has started to fall, so we thought we would brighten the day by sharing photos from a  shoot done in the summer, when the weather was still warm and the grass and trees were their brightest greens. The photo shoot was captured by Sarah Jayne Photography and designed by The Little Things featuring some of NECR’s favorite items.

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NECR’s famous Walnut Farm Table gave the photo shoot a fresh and natural look. The Farm Benches accompanied the table with the overgrown grass surrounding the pieces. This pairing is perfect for giving an event an outdoorsy look . It may give your guests the feeling that they are at a picnic!

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The Burlap Tufted Chair adds a fresh and vintage look to any event. The chair gives another option of seating at the Walnut Farm Table, and it looked even more amazing decorated with the bright and colorful flowers. What a beautiful arrangement!

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The Walnut Farm tables were set with NECR’s slate chargers. These looked great with the white china popping out against the wood of the table. The slate chargers are a great way to add texture to the table without taking away from the rest of the decorations and other tablewares. They give a natural and neutral look with their texture and dark grey color. The Embellished Forged Flatware accompanied the chargers, making the two items look as though they were made to be paired with one another!

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Another one of NECR’s favorite tables was used in the photo shoot; the Square Walnut Farm Table  (great as a dessert table). It showed off additional decorations  that added to the earthy themes present in the photo shoot. The tables are also the perfect size to show off your favorite things! These square tables always look great when paired with the Walnut Farm Tables.

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Another way to display decorations and desserts is with NECR’s Market Cart. The cart is perfect for any event that has a natural or rustic theme to it. It can also be used as decoration at the event. The Market Cart stands out with its large black metal wheels and wooden top; an item that is hard to miss! It is also sturdy and large enough to hold gifts from guests at a wedding. The cart is a simple, yet a unique piece that will be sure to compliment any rustic, vintage, or classic event.

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NECR loved looking through the pictures from the photo shoot and thought the colors of the plants and desserts looked simply amazing with our items! We would like to thank Style Me Pretty for sharing the photos and to Sarah Jayne Photography for the taking them! We would like to extend our thanks to The Little Things for incorporating NECR’s signature pieces into the photo shoot. Everything truly looked beautiful and we hope these photos brought some warmth to everyone on this crisp December day!