5 Wedding Trends for 2016

Here are some of the hottest trends you’re going to see at the Best Weddings of 2016. Click for a downloadable copy of the Lauren Sharon Design & Rentals Trends report:  TRENDS

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Photo credit: 1. Lemon Tree from PlantingDirections.com 2. Marquee Lights by My Marquee SD. 3. Geode Cake by Intricate Icing Cake Design . 4. Marble Invitations- Bliss & Bone as seen on Burnett’s Boards 5. Pop Up Party by Lauren Sharon Design & Rentals

Live Plants: Live plants perk up any space but we especially love them for lounges, bars and any where you want to make a statement. Groupings of plants not only make the space inviting, they are proven to make people happier!

Lauren Sharon Design & Rentals is San Diego’s only rental company that includes live plant rentals in its design packages. We won’t leaf you on your own to pull off this trend!

Marquee Lights: You  saw this trend light up in 2015 and it’s still burning bright!
We LOVE marquees for fun messages, oversized and generally making a statement- pun very much intended.

Lauren Sharon Design & Rentals has a collection of marquee letters and partners with My Marquee SD, San Diego’s PREMIER marquee rental company. So whatever you’re trying to say, we’ll hook you up- WORD!

Rocks & Crystals: All types of stones and especially CRYSTALS are ROCKin’ the design world! The two hottest stones are Amethyst (purple: CALM, BALANCE) and Rose Quartz (pink: UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, ROMANCE.)

Where to use this motif: Lounge- rock crystal lamps! Bar- Rock candy stir sticks AND Table Settings- crystal escort cards or choose a napkin/linen that features a crystalized pattern!

Marble: You can’t escape the stone influences. One might say you’re between a rock and a bunch of bad puns! Marble is elegant, natural and timeless. It’s probably the trend with the longest legs so get ready to see it around for a long time- WOOHOO!

We love Marble invitations, cakes, cake stands, dining tables, lounge, decor- it’s literally everywhere and we’re good with it!

Lauren Sharon Design & Rentals focuses on YOUR favorite things when creating a custom wedding design. We take inspiration from the latest trends, your personal style & interests and bring them together for your PICTURE PERFECT wedding. Ask us how we can make your wedding look & feel amazing from start to finish.

The Extended Wedding: Why should you limit yourself to just one day? We say keep celebrating! Wedding festivities are starting sooner and ending later- with brunches, pre-parties and of course, the AFTERPARTY, there’s really no end to YOUR BIG DAY! (or WEEK!)

Lauren Sharon Design & Rentals has a unique product called the Pop Up Picnic. This signature service is our answer to easy wedding events. Invite up to 30 people and we’ll take care of the location, food, drinks & ambiance. It’s that easy to book your showers, rehearsal dinners, even the morning after brunch. Don’t worry, we’ll have plenty of mimosas handy.

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Summer 2014… Busy, busy!


FYI-This is the LSVRAD blog. To check out the official Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals & Design Website– go to http://laurensharon.com

Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals & Design was busy this summer. Awesome events, great press and plenty of Pop Up Picnics kept us busy!

Summer 2014 Highlights:

  • Kind Words… Featured posts on Green Wedding Shoes & Wedding Chicks
  • Movin’ on Up… LSVRAD moved to a New Warehouse- with an office!
  • I’m on a Boat… Events on the USS Midway, Hornblower & Flagship Cruises
  • Give a Little Bit… Charitable Sponsors to Feed Our Children, Ronald McDonald House Charities & more

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    Pop Up Party in Joshua Tree



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Wedding Chicks feature! Ramona Windows Galore

November 12, 2013 – Holiday Rentals

Expecting unexpected guests this year? Skip the folding chairs and borrow a few pieces from the Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals collection!

Assorted vintage dining chairs

Seat 2 or 200 with our humongous collection of assorted vintage and rustic dining chairs and benches

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From rustic farm tables to elegant vintage Dunkan Phyfes, we have a table to fit your unique holiday style

Reserve your San Diego holiday furniture rentals early! All Thanksgiving rentals must be reserved by November 20th.

Contact us today to get the ball rolling >>

Happy Holidays from Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals!

November 5, 2013 – Pictures from Dia De Los Muertos at Suzie’s Farm!

Below are a few iPhone pictures from the Dia De Los Muertos celebration at Suzie’s Farm Saturday, November 2nd. We couldn’t wait for professional pictures to pop up to share. Everything and everyone looked AMAZING!! Attendees were dressed to the nines in their best fiesta frocks and face paint. There was fantastic authentic Mexican food and drink from local chefs, breweries, and wineries, and everyone was dancing to the live band until closing time.

The Suzie’s Farm staff did an incredible job putting this event together and raising a ton of money for Front Burner Fund and Kitchen Commandos. If you weren’t there you totally missed out! Mark your calendars for next year. There’s nothing quite like salsa dancing under the stars in the middle of a farm 🙂

Orange Marigolds

Lovely orange marigolds covered The Grove at Suzie’s Farm. Their staff, friends, and family did a great job on the altar and decor. They are also the nicest people ever!




Lounge A

Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals provided two lounge areas. This first one included our gold sofa, teal metal bench, rustic benches, various side tables and chairs, and a festive backdrop.




Lounge B

The second Lauren Sharon lounge was located near the main stage and included our red crushed velvet sofa, bed bench, cream love seat, various side tables and chairs, and another colorful backdrop.

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pink trees

Long strands of market lights, pink trees, and Lauren Sharon’s illuminated lounge backdrops combined to turn The Grove at Suzie’s Farm into dream world at night.


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Can’t wait to see what Suzie’s Farm comes up with next year!

– Jaimee

October 30, 2013 – Dia De Los Muertos Inspiration Board

Below is a sampling of the Pinterest board we put together for the vintage lounges and decor we are bringing to a must-attend Dia De Los Muertos celebration on Saturday, November 2nd at Suzie’s Farm! Check out our full Pinterest board here.

Dia De Los Muertos Inspiration

Dia De Los Muertos Inspiration

Want to see how we transform these inspiring images into the real thing? Get your Dia De Los Muertos event tickets here. And don’t forget to enter the discount code LAUREN to receive 10% off!

Click here for more information on the food, entertainment, and charities involved.

Hope to see you there!

– Jaimee

October 29, 2013 – Vintage Wine Wedding

Check out these shots from the wine-themed entryway/welcome table we did for a wedding at Marina Village in Mission Bay over the weekend:

Wine Wedding

Iron gates, wooden crates, and other table accessories provided by Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals

Custom Chandelier

We made custom wine bottle lanterns to add a little ambiance to the entryway


The wine barrels for this vignette were provided by the bride, but if you want help finding for similar ones for your event let us know!

– Jaimee

Click here to see the Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals inventory

October 28, 2013 – Join us for a Dia De Los Muertos Celebration November 2nd at Suzie’s Farm!

As our name suggests, Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals appreciates old stuff. Vintage style, vintage craftsmanship, and vintage traditions. Being proud residents of Southern California, one of our favorite vintage traditions is Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. This is a day for remembering and celebrating the lives of those who have passed. This year, we’ve partnered up with the fabulous Suzie’s Farm for a Dia De Los Muertos party you definitely will not want to miss. You only live once, right?

Dia De Los Muertos

In addition to the festive lounges and decor by Lauren Sharon (check out our Pinterest inspiration board!), this family-friendly celebration will feature traditional Mexican dishes prepared by some of our favorite San Diego and Baja chefs.  Click here for a full list of participating restaurants. The event will also include live music from Charlie Chavez y Su Afrotruko, hosted by Chris Springer and the Latin Grooves show on Jazz 88.

Proceeds from this event will support the Front Burner Fund and Kitchen Commandos, two of our community’s superstar non-profits.

Join us with your favorite people and fiesta getup at The Grove at Suzie’s Farm (2570 Sunset Avenue, San Diego, CA 92154)  on Saturday, November 2nd from 6-10pm!

Event details and ticket info: http://suziesfarm.com/community/dia-de-los-muertos/

Use our Discount Code!!

Enter the code LAUREN at checkout to receive 10% off your Dia De Los Muertos tickets! Purchase your tickets here.

Hope to see you there!

– Jaimee

October 25, 2013 – Crystal Clear

Nothing completes a space quite like the perfect chandelier.  That philosophy can also be applied to weddings! Hang chandeliers above your altar, sweetheart table, dance floor, or just around your venue for subtle vintage ambiance. It’s all about the details.

Stop by the Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals warehouse to see our assortment of lighting styles ranging from crystal-clad to rustic iron. We’re open seven days a week by appointment.

Crystal Chandelier

Photo credit: Stacy Childers (stacychilders.com)

Contact us today to schedule a time to pick out some vintage bling for your San Diego Wedding!

– Jaimee

Click here to see the Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals inventory

October 23, 2013 – We Put the “Table” in Farm to Table

We’ve been so busy shuffling these farm-style dining tables around San Diego for events we haven’t had a chance to talk about them (or even post them on the website!) until now.

Matching farm-style tables have been a fairly frequently requested item all summer – trend alert! Sure, we have tons of different vintage dining tables at the Lauren Sharon warehouse, but not everyone wants to mix and match. The brides have spoken, so we put aside a few days over the summer and built a handful of the farm tables you see below. We’ve been using them non-stop ever since!

Farm Table

Contact us if you’d like to rent one for your upcoming San Diego wedding or special event! And if there is a piece you want for your wedding but cant find anywhere, tell us! What we can’t find, we build 😉

– Jaimee

Click here to see the Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals inventory