Vendor of the Week: Roll With It Enterprises

  • October 31, 2014

Want something completely unique for your Big Day? These guys have got you covered. Roll With It Enterprises specializes in renting modified vintage Airstream trailers for just about any event — not only weddings, but also bachelor/bachelorette parties, tailgates, holiday parties — you name it! Geoff Richardson, the demiurgic dude behind Roll With It, has always been drawn to the “retro-futurism” design, or what people in the past thought the future would look like. Connecting people and ideas with one another brings Geoff the greatest joy, and according to him, if you can imagine something in the Airstream, it can probably be done. Challenge accepted. We were thrilled to work with Geoff and his team at the 2nd Charleston NotWedding, and we can’t wait until we get to roll with them again.

“Roll With It has got to be one of the coolest things (no air-conditioning pun intended) that I’ve seen in a while! It’s one of those things you never knew you needed until you see it! They have done an amazing job at planning and providing a multi-functional space for anything you might need from getting ready, to a bridal luncheon, to a lounge space and so much more in between. Definitely an outdoor (or indoor) wedding must-have!” The Charleston NotWedding Team

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View More: http://jeannemitchumphotography.pass.us/betsyandbrad

Describe Roll With It in five words or less.
Customizable Mobile Vintage Event Lounge.

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What inspired you to buy an airstream? 
I’ve been fascinated with Airstreams since I was a child.  The first one I ever saw was on a camping trip when I was about 6 years old.  This big shiny mirrored silver bullet rolling down the road.  It looked like something from the future.  I later learned that I’ve always been drawn to “retro-futurism” design.  What people thought the future looked like in the past.

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The most fun way to use my airstream would be: _________. 
The most fun way to use my Airstream would be as a photo booth or DJ bar lounge.  From pegboard steel walls, RGB LED lighting and a stainless steel bathroom that converts to a wet bar or DJ booth — the goal, creating the aptly named “Presto Change-O,” was to make it as universal and flexible of a unique space as possible.  If you can imagine it, it can probably be done.  But things like photo booths allow all the attendees to come and play inside of it.

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Why do you do what you do?
I’m a creative entrepreneur at heart. Like artists, I have a file full of ideas stored away just waiting for the right time and place to bring them to life (and maybe make money as well).  Connecting people and ideas to each other brings me the greatest joy.

View More: http://jeannemitchumphotography.pass.us/betsyandbrad

What is your favorite part of The NotWedding experience? 
My favorite part of the NotWedding experience was the originality of the experience created.  In today’s social media world of branding, the most boring thing you could do is throw a six foot table down under hard fluorescent lights and try to convince a bride or planner that your product is special because the environment itself right off the bat, is not special.  Creating an immersed experience with vendors allows you to see and experience EXACTLY how you might use a vendor for your wedding.

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More from Roll With It Enterprises: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Black Sheep Bride: Weddings Standing Out By Giving Back

  • October 30, 2014

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We love making new friendships/partnerships with small businesses — especially ones that are changing the world. When we heard about Black Sheep Bride, we knew right away we wanted to be a part of the movement. So, what exactly is Black Sheep Bride? The incredible founder told us all about it, and now we’re so excited to share it with you.

Black Sheep Bride is an online wedding network connecting brides with vendors, ideas, and products that value giving back. The concept was conceived when the founder/photographer, Danielle Calhoun, was photographing several orphanages in West Africa two summers ago. She came home knowing that something had to give and that her wedding photography business had to do more to help others. She wanted to empower her brides and encourage her vendor friends to join in her efforts to take Wedding Change and Make World Change — and from this, Black Sheep Bride was born.

Black Sheep Bride was launched in July of 2014 and they have already started gaining nationwide attention for the disruptive vision behind their content. Because how could they not?!

They have begun pre-registering vendors (now through 11/15) for their upcoming new site launch and wanted to show all of our NotWedding vendors some love! The sweethearts at Black Sheep Bride are huge fans of The NotWedding and believe in our mission, so they are giving all of our vendors a one time vendor sign-up rate of $250, so long as you pledge to donate 10% of your time, product or finances to the greater good. That’s right, y’all — you give back with your business, you pay a one time rate that is good for the lifetime of your Black Sheep Bride vendor listing. Pretty rad, right?

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Dig what they are doing? Head over here to apply and take advantage of this awesome opportunity to join their cause from the front lines. And don’t forget to tell them … We sent ya!

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More from Black Sheep Bride: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Event Highlight: The 3rd New York City NotWedding

  • October 29, 2014

As Alicia Keys once said sang, “Now you’re in New York, these streets will make you feel brand new, the lights will inspire you…” Let’s hear it for New York, y’all. We’re always impressed by the bustling energy, incredible people, and effortlessly cool vibe of the city. Our talented vendors wrapped all that up into one seriously stunning night that we’ll never forget. It is with great excitement that we share the event highlight from the 3rd NYC NotWedding – so get into that Empire State of Mind and enjoy! Okay, we’ll stop now.

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Save the Date | Paper Save the DateSurprise Proposal Styled ShootSappy Love Story | As Seen in Ruffled

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Inspiration

New York City vendors had a clean and crisp palette to work with at The Green Building — they were challenged to keep things simple, but add intriguing pops of color only where it was needed. Scroll on to see what they came up with…

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Photo Credits (from left to right, top to bottom):

Cake, Highland Bakery | Emerson Quote, Oh My Deer | Macaroons, Elizabeth Messina | Milk Glass, Casa de Perrin | Ranunculus, White Loft Studio | Gown, Lazaro (Fall 2012) | Blind Letterpress, Sarah & Bendrix | Separates, Joie (Spring 2014)

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Venue: The Green Building | Catering: Ryan Brown Catering | Event Rentals: The Green Building | Vintage Rentals: Octavia & Brown | Photography + Save the Date Shoot: Cassidy Parker Smith Photography | Photography + Styled Shoot: Modern Wedding Photography | Photography: Laura Marie Creative Photography | Videography: Nathan Willis Wedding Films | Day-Of Coordination: Color Pop Events | Floral + Event Design (Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 4 and 7): STACIE SHEA EVENTS | Floral + Event Design (Head Table + Tables 1 and 5): Starling on Bond | Floral + Event Design (Bar, Entry, Seating Area + Tables 3 and 8): Dee Kay Events | Floral + Event Design (Personal Flowers + Tables 2 and 6): The Arrangement Floral Design and Events | Invitations + Programs: The Occasional Hello | Invitations + Menus: Paisley Dog Press, Artisanal Letterpress Wedding Stationary | Invitations + Paper Accents: Corinna Beau Letterpress Co | Paper Accents, Guest Book + Wooden Signage: Grace Graffiti, Inc | Wedding Dress: made by anatomy | Bridesmaid Attire: Bridal Reflections | Hair: Styles On B | Makeup: Nicole Sievers Makeup Artistry | Bridal Accessories: Jaclyn Jordan New York | Jewelry: Vena Amoris Jewelry | Entertainment – DJ: Superlative Staff Events (DJ Fataah) | Entertainment – Band: Superlative Staff Events (M Entertainment) | Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo Booth Company | Ice Cream Truck: Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop | Lighting Production: BML – Blackbird Theatrical ServicesWedding Website Builder: Squarespace | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel | National Linen Vendor: LinenTablecloth | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari | Media Partners: flower MagazineThe Knot, WellWed Magazine – Hamptons, WellWed Magazine – New York, Love, Inc, Penny and Mary

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If you have not been able to join us for a NotWedding event yet, we invite you to scope out the rest of our 2014 schedule and get in on the fun yourself. If you are a wedding vendor and wish to be involved in this fabulous adventure, apply now to join the NotWedding family.

 

The 2nd Cape Cod NotWedding: Save the Date

  • October 23, 2014

Introducing Jessica + Mike

This save the date shoot at the county fair from Lisa Elizabeth Images totally gives the carnival scene from The Notebook a run for its money. Besides this summer staple, Cape Cod is the home of some of our favorite things — historic lighthouses, lobster rolls, quaint summer shanties, wild beaches — we could go on. It’s the perfect place to court and be courted; there’s nothing like sharing Cape Cod’s simple pleasures with your sweetheart. Take a moment to peer into this window into another time — just sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

We will be celebrating Jessica and Mike as they renew their vows and tie the NOT at the second Cape Cod NotWedding on November 9th at Sea Crest Beach Hotel. We invite you to join us for the party – tickets are available for purchase online here

“We decided to do the Save-the-Date shoot at the Barnstable County Fair, a Cape Cod staple event at the end of July. Corn Dogs, Ferris Wheels and all, Jessica and Mike had a blast at the fair and let us capture some photos of them throughout the evening.”

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Photography: Lisa Elizabeth Images | Styling: Cape Cod Celebrations | Floral: Alchemy Flowers and Gardens | Paper Products: Tag Design | Hair + Makeup: Lisa George | Models: Jessica + Mike

For more information and to purchase tickets to the 2nd Cape Cod NotWedding, please visit the event page.