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Lift the look of your table!

Add a touch of glass and major sass to your special event! Mahaffey Tent and Party Rentals now features the Vina Collection of stemware. These long stem glasses confer a sense of elegance and subtly signal that your’s is quite the fancy function!

Here at Mahaffey, we guarantee you get the BEST quality and selection in the Mid-South!

Stop by our showroom or call 901.457.1909 to speak with a member of our team today!

Want more? Visit our website to see all we have to offer!

Tuesday Trends: 5 Ways to Use Social Media at Your Wedding

If social media had a mission statement, it would be to bring people together while simultaneously keeping them informed. Here are 3 ways to do just that for the bride and groom’s big day!

1. Planning: A decade ago, wedding planning meant stacks of magazines and a three-ring binder for most brides. Today, everything needed to plan a wedding can be found on a smart phone. Pinterest is a great resource for getting ideas on everything from hair styles to bridesmaids dresses to event decor. And for the brides that don’t want every detail of their wedding shared before the big day, Pinterest has secret boards. If a bride needs more than inspiration to plan a wedding, Google has a wedding budget template and apps like lover.ly and The Knot can help tame the chaos before the nuptials. 

2. Day-Of Coordination: Utilize apps like Wedding Party, Wedding Planner for iPad, and appy couple for a more seamless day of experience. These apps have can coordinate vendor information, send out email reminders to the wedding party when they need to be somewhere, keep a shot list for photographers and so much more.

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3. Crowdsource Your Photographs: Wedding photographs are the piece of the ceremony and reception that will last forever and many couples don’t want to miss out on the moments between their guests. Crowdsourcing wedding photos is a great way to involve their guests and have photographs they would otherwise not have. A popular trend now is creating a wedding hashtag and having guests share their photos on twitter and Instagram using the hashtag. Apps like WedPics, Snapable, and Eversnap allow the couple, the wedding party, and all the guests to share photos and videos during the ceremony and reception and order prints and albums to help remember the day.

Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals
 is the one-stop-shop for all your event rental needs! Our wide range of accessories can fulfill any wedding wish you may have! Visit us today or call 901.457.4538 to schedule an appointment with one of our special event consultants!

Tuesday Trend: Eclectic Themes

The eclectic theme has become a huge trend this year and like many, we’re in love! The key in creating this ultra-chic look is to mix and match opposite elements. There are MANY ways to achieve this style, and Mahaffey is here to help!

At your next event, try mixing a modern, upscale location with shabby-chic decorations, or vice versa, for an easy way in achieving this look. Another approach is to only focus on the decorative pieces. Here are some ideas that we love: adding chandeliers to a barn-like venue, pairing vintage tableware to patterned linens, and combining shaded and non-shaded glassware. Tying these pieces to one another will create the perfect eclectic atmosphere!

Want to create this trend for your next event? Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals has a variety of items ranging from lighting, flatware, linens, tables and more to help create the ultimate eclectic theme! Stop by our showroom or schedule an appointment with one of our event specialists today at 901.457.4538!

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Let the Holiday Planning Begin!

Just because it’s August, that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning for the holidays! Fairs, pumpkins, corn mazes and trick-or-treating are just around the corner, giving you only a short while left to plan the perfect party.

Of course, we’ve got you covered on tables, chairs, linens, tents and more, and our experienced event specialists are always here to help with decor ideas. Helping to personalize any event is what we do best! With fall quickly approaching, make sure your party outdoes them all.

Don’t forget to incorporate some of the trending fall colors, such as tangerine, deep blue, gray, teal, periwinkle and nude into your party.

If you aren’t already, be sure to follow us on Pinterest @Mahaffey Tent, where we will be pinning lots of fun holiday ideas and DIY projects for the fall!

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Taken from our Holiday Idea Pinterest board!

Did You Know Series: Faux Crystal Chandelier

We’re featuring our beautiful faux crystal chandelier on our “Did You Know” series this week.

This chandelier is sure to bring a classy, sophisticated, and fun look to any wedding reception, special occasion or party. It can easily be hung inside of a tent or any event venue.

We have 4 faux crystal chandeliers for rent, so call us today at 901-457-1909 for pricing and availability. We look forward to hearing from you!

Happy Valentine’s Day from Mahaffey!

On the blog today, we’re sharing this lovely Valentine’s inspired wedding we did last March with Social Butterflies.  We especially love the pink and red rose petal runner down the center aisle! We hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine’s Day!  *Photo by Annabella Charles.

Wedding Trends 2012

In our last blog post we shared 2012 color trends with you, so today we want to share four general wedding trends that come to us from St. Louis Weddings on what you can expect to see brides engaging in this year.

Going Green

Brides will save money and the environment as they incorporate environmentally friendly touches to their wedding. More brides will be choosing locally grown flowers, re-purposing old items for centerpieces ,and purchasing recycled invitations.

Vintage Themes

Many brides will choose vintage and rustic decor this year. Brides will be achieving this feeling by decorating with old antiques, refurbished thrift store items, and old wedding photos from both families on the tables at the reception.

Think Outside the Church

Many couples will choose to be married at an outdoor location, such as a beautiful garden or a gorgeous backyard, as opposed to a church.

Having an outdoor ceremony is just one way to make your wedding memorable.

Do-It-Yourself

Do-it-yourself projects have been very popular among brides for the past few years, and this year is no exception. More and more brides are turning to DIY projects like printing their own invitations, writing their own place cards and creating centerpieces themselves. If you have the time and the creativity, you can add a lot of home made touches to your special day.

St. Louis Weddings recommends taking it one DIY project at a time to avoid overload.

Are you a 2012 bride? Will your guests see any of these trends at your wedding? Let us know which ones!

Be sure to check out the full St. Louis Weddings “Emerging Wedding Trends for 2012” article here.


Bridal Rhapsody Summer Show Wrap Up: Part II

We’re continuing our series about Bridal Rhapsody‘s summer bridal show! Check out part one here.

White sequined linens with a light pink napkin on our raspberry love plate

Hammered flatware with oxford white china on steel crinkle linens and with a maize poly cotton napkin

Beaded belmont charger with pearl flatware and clover napkins on white hemstich linens

Our local team had an amazing time at the show meeting brides-to-be as well as other vendors. In addition to our displays, we also participated with Southern Bride Magazine in helping them with tables, chairs and linens. Go to their facebook page to see their photos of Mahaffey’s work!

A big thank you to Charese Feliciano Designs and Holliday Flowers for their help in Sunday’s bridal show!

Xoxo,

Raquel

Showroom Summer Hues

It’s officially summer time and with that comes some amazing new colors for wedding and event planning.

Our local showroom is ready for the season!

The belmont beaded tableware on the black pin tuck linens with the watermelon crinkle napkin.

 

The vanessa gold tableware, with a coral satin napkin, on our new champagne infinity linens.

Stop by our showroom to see more of these warm, elegant linens and napkins for your wedding or event!

Xoxo,

Raquel

Pink Palace!

Our final “Meet Mahaffey” vignette is a tribute to the “princess” in all of us 🙂
We called it Pink Palace because we paired gold with pink and made it super feminine. From the dress made of flowers and fabric as our centerpiece to the elegant gold rimmed china and stemware-it was a table fit for royalty. Some of the details that added a unique touch were the easels displaying gold ornamental framed mirrors and the candle stands that anchored our vignette.
– Thank you to Social Butterflies for their fabulous guest posts on “Meet Mahaffey!”