We describe our events sort of like “Pinterest in real life,” so it only makes sense that we should have a vendor that describes their business as “if Pinterest had a warehouse!” Paisley & Jade is an event rental company that provides one-of-a-kind vintage pieces for your big day that guarantee to raise your wedding decor game. We had such a blast working with Paisley & Jade at The Big Fake Wedding Raleigh, and can’t wait to share more about them below!
“The Paisley & Jade vintage pieces are incredibly beautiful and take event rentals up a notch! The team was so accommodating and easy to work with all throughout the process and especially on event day! Their customer services isn’t transactional, but goes beyond that and becomes relational! What a team!”
The Big Fake Wedding Raleigh Team
Tell us a little bit about the story of Paisley & Jade.
Paisley & Jade came to be in summer of 2012! It is co owned by Perkins Morgan & Morgan Montgomery (I know it’s very confusing!) who met in the sales department of an offsite full service catering company where we both headed up design and menu design. We realized over time that much of our time was dedicated to thinking of new layouts and display ideas which resulted in us either purchasing or building our own props. After a few years working in an office together we took the leap into starting Paisley & Jade which focused on being a curated prop shop for clients and fellow vendors! In three years we have curated 10,000 square ft. of vintage and eclectic props including lounges, chandeliers, farm tables, architectural pieces and more!
Who or what inspires you?
Similar companies in California & Miami have been huge inspirations for us along with fashion and architectural design.
Describe Paisley & Jade in five words or less.
“If Pinterest had a warehouse!”
What advice would you give to aspiring small business owners?
Business plan, Business plan, Business plan! We would not have been successful if we had not taken the time to sit down and really plan out an plan and held ourselves to be accountable for it. Also, keep in mind that you are probably starting a business because you have a skill in a certain area and for us that mean in order to focus on furniture and event design we had to pass off what we were not experts in (accounting, web design, etc). By passing those tasks off to professionals it has allowed us to grow with “good bones” rather than fixing our mistakes as we grew.
What is your favorite part of The Big Fake Wedding experience?
My favorite part of The Big Fake Wedding Experience was meeting fellow vendors from different areas! The connections were fantastic and I hope we can do business with these fellow creatives soon!