Before Crab Apple Hire & Style there was – and before long our shop took shape and became busy, busy., the brainchild of us, Martina and Leigh. Our big idea was a treasure trove of recycled, upcycled and eco-friendly wares
Making it the perfect time to plan our wedding of course.
So in 2013 we set the date and chose Martina’s hometown of Tinonee on NSWs Mid North Coast as our romantic location. Our wedding was set to be a heady combination of vintage charm, rustic chic and 1920s glamour – until we discovered local venues and hire services didn’t offer the style we had in mind.
And so Crab Apple Hire & Style began…
Dedicated to our vision, vintage chairs and décor were sourced and recycled Kauri Pine trestle tables were handmade by expert carpenters – and after the celebration was over we had our first collection of wedding and event pieces ready to hire. Word got out and the hire side of our business skyrocketed. As it turns out, many, many other couples were also keen to add a unique touch to their celebration with vintage and recycled pieces.
From there our hire range grew organically through client requests combined with us eagerly sourcing and commissioning new and exciting items just to meet demands – and today Crab Apple Hire & Style has an extensive collection of vintage and bespoke reclaimed timber pieces in industrial, rustic, country, vintage, modern, coastal, and boho…basically whatever style is asked of us.
We began offering our knack for event planning and styling as a service too and today demand has grown so much that we have brought on board a full-time professional stylist, Margharita, who constantly amazes us and our clients with beautiful furniture combinations and event layouts at all of our weddings, corporate functions, milestone parties and special celebrations – you’re the best Margharita! Warehouse manager and all-round delivery hero, Craig, also joined the team to ensure everything got to where it needed to be. Phew!
Today our close-knit team services the Hunter, Newcastle, Sydney, and basically anywhere along the South and North Coast of NSW, and we offer a host of packages to cater for various event sizes and budgets – we love to style so please get in touch.