Sweet Southern Charm is vintage rental company made up of two small town chicks and an incredible collection of rustic, vintage, shabby chic, and classic pieces. Our love of all things vintage was passed down to us from our mothers, who are both A+ yard sale pickers. All of those hot South Florida Saturdays spent combing neighborhood sales looking for the ultimate find made a lasting impression on us. That love, a passion for event styling, and great friendship is what Sweet Southern Charm was built on. Our collection includes vintage furniture, mismatched china, church pews, linens, and tons of vintage props. These items can be rented on their own, or we can assist with event styling and set up. Whether it’s a styled photo shoot, an engagement session or a sweet Southern wedding, we can provide the perfect vintage pieces to complete the event.
Name(s): Hollie Raulerson and Kendall Carson
Where you call home: Ft Myers, FL
Things you’d write home to your Momma about: Well, both of our mommas live close and are very involved in Sweet Southern Charm, so they know everything there is to know about our accomplishments. That being said, we are most proud of the fact that we have taken a leap of faith, opened a business all on our own, and are doing what we love!
Location/coverage: We love road trips, but for the most part we cover Sarasota, FL south to Marco Island, FL.
Favorite thing about weddings in the South: There are so many things to love about Southern weddings! Wild groom’s cakes, Southern accents, comfort food, and never ending traditions are just a few.
Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms? Do not let the rush of the wedding day make you forget what is important. No matter what happens or does not happen according to the “wedding day plan,” you are marrying the love of your life. It is destined to be an amazing day!
Favorite Southern city? Charleston, SC
Early bird or night owl? Early birds
Pie bar or red velvet cake? CAKE — any flavor
Pottery Barn or Anthropologie? Pottery Barn
Succulents or peonies? We say mix them!