On Trend, Southern Events Products, Trends and Inspiration
As the world slowly re-opens just in time for the summertime, people look forward to celebrating milestones and events that were temporarily postponed. While smaller in size, you can still celebrate in comfort and style. Get inspired by some of the must-have rentals for small gatherings, perfect for hosting more intimate parties.
Chairs & Tables
We’re kicking things off with the basics! Chairs & tables are a must, whether you are serving food or simply want to encourage guests to sit down and stay for a while. Our Sutton Lounge is a beautiful and bright choice for a casual evening in the backyard. If your party will include kids, pass on the plastic card tables and opt for child-sized furniture, like our gorgeous Fruitwood Farm Table. For the adults, a bistro table and bar stools are a classic choice.
Photo by Phindy Studios
Rugs are a must-have when it comes to defining a space. Large or small, rugs can be used to create a frame in which to lay out a social area (and mark appropriately distanced pathways). Alternatively, they can be used to add an additional level of comfort underfoot. With summer coming up go with bright colors, like our Aqua Rug or Blue-Red Rug. For some extra pizzazz, try layering a few of your favorites. Plus – don’t forget a spot for chilled beverages!
Photo by Erin Lee Allender Photography
Photo by Phindy Studios
Easels for Signage
Signage is useful no matter the size of your event, plus are a whole lot of fun to create! Jot down a quick word of welcome, direct guests to different areas of the party, make a drink and food menu or remind them of safety precautions. We’re currently loving vintage chalkboards as they are easy to use, no matter your lettering skills or lack of, and add a cute dose of nostalgia.
A Fun Focal Point
Every party needs a unique, eye-catching focal point. If you are hosting happy hour or your event will include alcohol, our Boxwood Wall makes for a fun interactive photo backdrop or central spot for guest place cards (option shown below is two walls combined). Alternatively, decorate the Fiona Mantle to give your guests a beautiful backdrop for their photographs. Want to make a big statement? Roll out a literal Red Carpet at the entryway for your guests.
Photo by Nyk & Cali
Don’t let your tables sit bare! Even a small centerpiece goes a long way. We offer a variety of lanterns and votives in various colors, which can be used as decoration or to create a warm ambiance once the sun goes down. If you plan on showcasing some flowers fresh from the garden, our cylindrical and square glass vases are an elegant choice.
Photo by Joe Hendricks Photography
Photo by Jen & Chris Creed
Rentals for small gatherings? We’ve got you covered! If any of our in-stock rentals have caught your eye, contact our team at email@example.com.
TAGS | Nashville Rentals, event style trends, franklin tn, franklin tn rentals, nashville tn, southern summer party planning, summer event style
FEATURED RENTALS | Sutton Lounge, Cross-back Barstool, Fruitwood Farm Table, Children's Cross-back Chairs, Chalkboards, Nolen Lantern, Aqua Rug, Blue-Red Rug, Mercury Votive, Square Glass Vase, Red Carpet, Boxwood Wall, Fiona Mantle,
Events and Style Shoots
With summer weather in full swing, we’ve been especially inspired by all things outdoors. If you’re in Nashville (or anywhere in the United States), take one step outside around dinner time and you’ll smell it. It’s cookout season. From neighborhood block parties to back-to-school parties (soon!) to corporate get-togethers, most events migrate outdoors to make use of the green grass, fresh blooms, and blue skies. Southern Events recently partner with local Nashville vendors to create a fresh look for an outdoor party style shoot. Join us as we reminisce over the laid-back feel of the event.
Most people love the easy-natured feel of an outdoor cookout party. It just brings people together. Simple and comfortable textures, rustic accessories, and bright colors marry to create a fresh and fun vibe. We used Red and White Check Linens to emphasize the nostalgic feel and bring a fun, picnic theme to the look. The cookout food was set atop our White-Washed Barnwood Barrel Bar. Festive ice-cold drinks were served in our Hungarian Baby Bath.
An important part of any event is having more than just one area for guests to lounge. If you want them to stick around after the food (or make sure they’re comfy while waiting to dig in), we recommend a lounge area. For this outdoor cookout party, we brought our Simplicity Bench, Chocolate Pouf, Stone Round Fire Pit, and plenty of pillows and blankets for texture and to help make the party feel more inviting.
We had so much fun working on this shoot with the talented Locklane Events and Feather and Oak at Cedarmont Farms and adore these images provided by Erin Allender Photography. Here’s to Southern summers!
If you’re planning a back-to-school outdoor party or a fun corporate get-together, we’d love to help make it stylish & Southern. Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAGS | Nashville Event Rentals, Southern Events Party Rentals, Unique Nashville Event Rentals, bbq party rentals, franklin tn rentals, nashville tn, outdoor party rentals, picnic rentals
FEATURED RENTALS | Red and White Check Linen, Hungarian Baby Bath, White Washed Barrel Bar, Rustic Benches, Blue & Red Rug, Vintage Crates, Cross-back Chairs, Recycled Glassware, Sophia Flatware, Chocolate Pouf, Simplicity Bench, Stone Round Fire Pit