Modern couples are wedded to the past
EVER wish you had kept your grandmother's old tea set or typewriter for your trendy vintage wedding?A new Cairns business has got the perfect solution.
The Vintage Hire Company was born out of Kinsella's Antiques, after owner Debra Kinsella noticed the booming vintage wedding trend.
Now their 200sq m showroom is packed with unique items, from vintage peacock chairs and antique typewriters to cameras, teapots, gumball machines and birdcages.
"Normally, if someone wants to do a vintage wedding, you have to find all the pieces," Mrs Kinsella said.
"If they want something quirky or odd, we probably have it in the showroom.
"A friend of ours says it looks like Narnia. I had one bride say she was squealing with glee to find us."
Mrs Kinsella, who will theme the stage at Sunday's North Queensland Wedding and Formal Expo, said she felt the vintage craze was here to stay.
"Vintage will never go out of fashion, young people are always fascinated by the past," she said. "The gowns are even going back to a vintage style."
The Vintage Hire Company and Kinsella's Antiques is located at 339 Sheridan St, Cairns.
The North Queensland Wedding and Formal Expo will start 11am on Sunday at The Pier, and entry is free. tag Win Your Dream Wedding - See advertisement Page 20 of today's edition.
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Chic and cheerful: Debra Kinsella has opened the Vintage Hire Company, with brides flocking to her for unique items for their special day. Picture: BRENDAN FRANCIS