The Vintage Rental Depot…
offering an eclectic, unique array of vintage, rustic, urban, & whimsical items for weddings, parties, showers, corporate events, photoshoots, and more.
Brides and hosts deserve options that are unique and customizable. We have an ever growing inventory to choose from. If we don’t have it, we may be able to get it. We love a challenge to design and create something new or to go treasure hunting for something you want. However, we can also provide the basics for you such as candles, lights, greenery, silks, vases, and serving options at around "half of your other half price options" and save you the time and stress of finding it all in the quantities you need.
Decorating your venue should be fun. Our first priority is to lower the anxiety and stress level that can sabotage the experience. We can help you find and name the style or look you want. We can break down the costs of the options you like to find the best way to get the most out of your budget. We can create multiples of the centerpieces you choose, decorate your backdrops and arbors, stage your serving and seating areas, and more. We can even stay on site before and during your event to help coordinate activities and put out fires for you! You choose what you want us to do.
It sounds so dang cool to say this business has been a lifetime dream of ours that we have been planning forever! Very cool, but not true. An event rental business was never on the Martin radar until after our youngest daughter, Arin, was married this past January 6, 2018. Yes, January, as in two months before we opened. She wanted a romantic vintage wedding. Our options seemed limited to burlap fabric, lace, and mason jars. Our table choices were round or rectangle. You get the idea. We stressed and searched Hobby Lobby (still a huge favorite) and the web for ideas.
Then our girl brought us a few Pinterest pictures. One was of a hot chocolate/coffee bar on a Hoosier cabinet. We looked at that picture, then looked across the room at our own Hoosier. We could so do this! We emptied our home and moved our vintage and antique furniture to the church. The response to Arin’s wedding venue decor was unbelievable. The recurring words we heard were unique, charming, personal, and “can we borrow your stuff?” All weddings, no matter the style, should have those words! We researched, prayed, budgeted, prayed, talked a lot, prayed, doubted ourselves, and prayed some more. Our newest catch phrase was “We have lost our minds.” Very seriously, we have no doubt that our Father has lead us here.
The experience so far has already exceeded all expectations. To be a part of people’s major happy milestones is the best. To be told that you made it all more beautiful and less stressful is amazing! The plan is to keep praying, work hard, serve others, and go where He leads. Our hope is that His plan will include a thriving business that serves the people of NEA and SEMO and a ton of fun and friendships. Hope to meet you soon, Scott & Teddi Martin!
Scott & Teddi Martin, the Bio:
Teddi is a 1984 graduate of Paragould School. Her careers have been in Industrial Engineering and Education. She taught Technology/EAST at Oak Grove Middle School for 15 years.
Scott is originally from Atlanta, Georgia but has lived in Arkansas since graduating from Clemson University in 1987. He is newly retired after 29 years in teaching/administration. Mr. Martin is Mrs. Teddi’s favorite right-hand man! The couple have a beautifully blended family of 5 children, 4 son-in-laws, and 8 grandchildren. When the proverbial nest was empty, they adopted their fur babies, Udy and Taff.