By Andrea Bosco Stehle

“The vintage trend is here to stay,” says Vintage Alley Rentals owner Trish Derry. Due to recent demand, she maintains a flourishing inventory of vintage furniture and pieces available to rent for weddings, events, photo shoots, and film sets. “I watch the trends and manipulate my pieces,” she says. Much of her reserve is available to check out at The Vintage Alley Cottage, which is also available for small, intimate tea parties, birthday celebrations, sophisticated bachelorette parties, or elopements. “The cottage is a great way to view our eclectic collection,” Derry says. “I’ve built some great relationships with antique dealers and at places like Construction Junction.” If you’re in the market to sell, she’ll purchase your pieces to add to her array of offerings. “Not only do brides rent from us, but many sell to us, too, versus listing the items on Craig’s List post-wedding.” Recently, Derry has launched Vintage Alley Rentals’ sister company, The Pop Up Pittsburgh Wedding Co., which consists of a 90-minute, all-inclusive ceremony and celebration for up to 20 guests, and includes flowers, a photographer, an officiant, a day-of planner, the venue, and a styled set of vintage pieces. “This is a great concept for people that do not want a huge wedding — people on a budget (but you still get all the beauty) — second marriages, and also same sex marriages,” Derry says. “In both businesses, we work within everyone’s budget and will style according to the couple’s taste and desired vibe.”

Vintage Alley Rentals, 10913 Perry Hwy., Wexford. 412.735.9765. The Pop Up Pittsburgh Wedding Co.,


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