A Portland Coffee Elopement Story

We're thrilled to see our gorgeous, low-key, coffee filled Portland elopement shoot featured on Ruffled Blog. Vintage Mingle was the stylist and table top rentals behind this shoot and we at Vintage Meets Modern provided the furniture rentals.

Our shoot took place at the Society Hotel in downtown Portland both on the rooftop and the coffee shop lobby. What a gorgeous backdrop!

Society Hotel Portland Rooftop Elopement Modern Table Rental

Let's talk coffee and dessert! "Guests were invited to partake in an array of mini poppy seed Bundt cakes dripping with white icing and decadent pastries inspired by their favorite local coffee shop. Cakes and pastries by Just a Dash were displayed for nibbling on Vintage Mingle cake pedestals atop an eye-catching marble, rose pentagon table and side table by Vintage Meets Modern."

Naked Cake  Dessert Table Coffee Table Portland Rental Coffee wedding ring

Dessert Tables Rose Gold 

Modern Sweetheart Table Modern Sweetheart Table

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Coordination, Styling and Tabletop Rentals: Vintage Mingle
Floral Design: Starflower
Venue: The Society Hotel
Furniture Rentals: Vintage Meets Modern Rentals
Cake, Pastries and Biscotti favors: Just a Dash
Hair and Makeup: Olivia Hawthorne
Coffee Mug Favors: M Bueno Pottery
Wedding Bands: By Angeline
Accessories: Barrow
Officiant: Heart Rock Ceremonies
Signage and Stationery: Letters and Dust

August 01, 2017 by Sherine Iskandar

How to decide on furniture rentals for your lounge area

A new trend in weddings and corporate events is to create a lounge area for guests to mingle and relax. It also adds a certain wow factor to your overall look. Lounge areas are great near the bar or away from the dance floor speakers so your guests can take some time out and enjoy the view.

We've gotten feedback from our clients that planning out which couches to match with which rugs and chairs or what style and colors to go with can be overwhelming, so we've created a new section on our website called RENT THIS LOOK.

Browse our styled lounge areas available for rent as a package and usually with a discount! We've also included some ideas on how to pair our reception tables with chairs and how to style a cocktail hour. See examples below or click on RENT THIS LOOK for all the options - and check back soon, we're always adding ideas.


Schedule a showroom visit through our online calendar, it's super easy! or check out our full inventory for furniture and decor rentals in Portland on our online catalog.

May 03, 2017 by Sherine Iskandar

Dessert Table & Lounge Inspiration from our Elkspace Shoot

"An interesting blend of vintage and modern touches, such as geometric candle holders and vintage pink china, rounds out the wedding style..." check out the rest of this article featuring our furniture, decor and vintage pink depression china and the talents of this dream team of Portland Wedding Vendors.


Photography: White Ivory Photography | Venue: Elk Space inside Sentinel | Stylists: CK Wedding & Event Design, & Whitney Wertz Events | Cake: Dream Cakes | Floral Design: Foraged Floral | Rentals & Furnishings: Vintage Meets Modern - Event Rentals | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | Model: Taylor Willcuts | Event Production & Marketing: @wcepportland | Gown: Brides for a Cause | Hair and Make-up: Portland Makeup & Hair | Invitation Suite: KT Michelle Designs | Film: The FIND Lab

wedding lounge seating elegant lounge

This ultra modern black and white lounge compliments the space's classic look and color palette. Our Charcoal Leather Couch is beautifully complimented with the Ta Rocking Chairs.

Table Setting Mauve Purple dessert table

I'm always impressed with the endless ways you can fold a napkin and set a table. The mauve and rose colors provided some subtle pop to the classic and clean theme.

wedding dessert close-upPink Vintage Depression Glass Dessert TraysIndustrial cart dessert tray 

Our Industrial Cart looked so good in the space, dressed with a beautiful rose velvet fabric and our Vintage Pink Depression Glass collection.

For the head table, we used our modern White Shell chairs. Available in a qty of 12 for head tables or intimate gatherings. You can also use for extra seating in your lounge area.

April 04, 2017 by Sherine Iskandar

Open House 2017 Recap

Wow, we just want to say THANK YOU, thank you, thank you to all our guests that came to the Open House and a big special thanks to the team of event pros that joined Vintage Meets Modern on this fun adventure and staged our showroom with so many creative ideas.

Rental Inventory by VINTAGE MEETS MODERN
Centerpieces & Florals by FLOWER FRIENDS
Calligraphy by LETTERS & DUST

My personal favorite was the "White Glam Head Table." You and your new hubby should enjoy the comfort and luxury of our long and pretty Banquet Couch, add maid of honor and best man if you'd like. And check out those menus! Shape, color, design oh my! Thanks to Letters and Dust!

 Head Table Ideas Pink invitations and menu

One of the show stoppers was the balloon backdrop Together Events and Flower Friends collaborated on for the Tropical Lounge. I love tropical themes, they're colorful, energetic and at the same time serene. These rattan chairs from our inventory are so simple, clean and comfortable!

Tropical Balloons balloon decorations Pineapple decor

Just a Dash Cakes seriously outdid themselves. We had 2 dessert displays using our Butcher Table and our 2-Tier Reclaimed Wood Table and an assortment of our cake stands and serve ware. Yummmmm is all I can say!

Dessert Display - Wedding Cake Rustic Wedding - Dessert Display

We co-hosted the Open House with our showroom neighbor, Tour Print and they live printed our custom T-shirts on site. We also had delicious cocktails (see cocktail menu below) a beer and water self service station and a wine bar. It was quite the party!

 Beer Cooler - Rustic Theme cocktail menu frames  Romantic scene - Love Lounge photo booth chalkboard

The photo lounge was a hit! People loved swinging on our Garden Swing while posing for the photobooth selfie screen courtesy of Stephaie Jarstad Photography.

THANKS LADIES! What a team.

Open House Event Vendors

-- Photos courtesy of Stephanie Jarstad Photography 

March 02, 2017 by Sherine Iskandar


We are thrilled to team up with extremely talented event creatives to throw our very first Wedding Open House.
Engaged couples and events industry professionals are invited to mix and mingle and browse creative ideas by our vendors (this event is free).

SAVE THE DATE - Saturday Feb 18th - 3 - 6 pm
Click here for RSVP and address

Browse Wedding Ideas

Tablescape ideas on our unique one-of-a-kind reception tables
Creative centerpiece & floral decor ideas
Dessert table display ideas and cake tasting!
Cocktail hour decor and furniture ideas
Unique ideas for lounge areas and vintage sweetheart table seating
Calligraphy and sign ideas for seat assignments & wedding signs

    A fun cocktail party format (cocktail attire optional):

    There's no booths and vendors trying to sell you anything. We invite you to browse at your own pace and soak in the creativity.

    Browse, Sip, Munch & Mingle

    We will also have a staged garden themed area for professional fun photo ops! + live screen printing action by our showroom neighbor Tour Prints.

    Rental Inventory by VINTAGE MEETS MODERN
    Dessert by JUST A DASH CAKES
    Event Planning & Styling by TOGETHER EVENTS
    Centerpieces & Floral Displays by FLOWER FRIENDS
    Calligraphy by LETTERS & DUST


    January 09, 2017 by Sherine Iskandar

    Stylist Sara Bergqvist Talks Scandinavian Advent

    We sat down with Swedish (now Portland-based) stylist and event coordinator Sara Bergqvist, who teamed up with Starflower's owner and designer Jill Mason, and Photographer Gina Neal to create a Scandinavian Holiday table for Advent using Vintage Meets Modern's White Shell dining chairs and TA rocking chair:

    VMM: Tell us about the Scandinavian tradition of Advent?

    SB: Advent is the awaiting/coming of Christmas. It is celebrated in Scandinavia four weeks before Christmas. We light 4 Advent candles, eat saffron buns and ginger snaps. We drink mulled wine and decorate our homes with lights and greens.

    VMM: What does the table setting and decor look like?

    SB: Traditionally, we set our tables and decorate our homes in the key colors of warm red, grey, white and green. We gather around a table showcasing abundance!

    VMM: We absolutely love how you guys styled this shoot, tell us about the theme behind the minimalistic and light setting?

    SB: In the styling of our White Advent Table, we wanted to interpret and transform the traditional Advent table to capture another kind of Scandinavian aesthetics: clean, contemporary, minimalistic. The cold key colors white and greens, together with blonde wood and straight lines, presents a different way of celebrate!

    Advent Table Setting Christmas gift wrapping

    December 22, 2016 by Sherine Iskandar

    Little holiday details for the party host

    Vintage Meets Modern teamed up with Black Sweet Raspberry to create a holiday themed lounge at a pop up shop destination hosted by Oregon Energy Fund. The event is a fundraiser to bring heat and energy to Oregonians in need. 

    Our lounge area served as a photography setting for family and friends to donate to the cause and have their photos taken for their annual Christmas card.

    Kimberly from Black Sweet Raspberry created a stunning wreath and floral arrangements that added such coziness and greenery to the scene, and hung a tree branch decorated with ornaments. See photos from our holiday lounge and get inspired to host your next holiday party!

     Ornaments  Ornament Decor  Coffee Table

    Christmas Lounge  Gold Frame Floral
    Cocktail Table Christmas Holiday Party  Tiny White Christmas Tree

    Photo credit: Traveling Julie & Vintage Meets Modern.

    December 05, 2016 by Sherine Iskandar

    Host a stylish island-meets-french-luxury cocktail hour!

    Vintage Meets Modern teamed up with Ella Events to style the cocktail hour of our dreams, inspired by island greenery and french bistro luxury.

    This cocktail hour set up is a contemporary take of a cultural intersect between island florals and french luxury. Vintage Meets Modern's marble top cocktail tables looked stunning in the remodeled historical space at The Evergreen, paired with our white Paris bistro style rattan bar stools.

    We also set up a gorgeous lounge area featuring our rattan chairs marble top side table and gorgeous geometric rug.

    Lounge Area at Cocktail Hour  Bar Chairs For Rent- ChavariBar stools for rent   Wood & Metal Bar Stools


    Large and elaborate floral displays were created by Fieldwork Flowers and to complete the scene, Mint & Mirth created a whiskkey infused cocktail drenched with crushed ice and topped with cinnamon. It was as delicious as it was beautiful.

     Bar Display  Votive Floral By Fieldwork Flowers  Mint & Mirth Whiskey Cocktail

    We love to work with local Portland businesses and had the pleasure of including Poke Mon's delicious salmon creation. And a special thank you to Hazelwood Photo for capturing the essence of this cocktail hour and lounge set-up.

    Poke Mon Salmon  Popcorn in tea cup  

    November 02, 2016 by Sherine Iskandar

    Our White Glam Reception Tables featured in Portland Bride & Groom

    Portland Bride & Groom Magazine's most recent issue is sizzling with glam and ideas for brides and planners. We are thrilled at the outcome of the shoot they did featuring our White Glam Reception Tables!

    "It's a study of unexpected contrasts: a statement chandelier of lush textural tulip hangs above a modern acrylic table with a polished mirror shine."

    See for yourself:

    Portland Bride & Groom - 2016  



    June 13, 2016 by Sherine Iskandar

    Who said reception tables have to be covered with linens?

    Vintage Meets Modern - Event Rentals in Portland OR is bringing to market 60" rounds too beautiful to cover with linens. That's right! These gorgeous Walnut tables are part of our new "Naked Collection" because they choose to bare it all!

    Our fabulous woodworking master Kyle from Deoria Made sent this video of "The Making of..."


    Here's the final outcome! click on the table for more pictures.

    May 18, 2016 by Sherine Iskandar