Unique Settings Mismatched China Rentals, a Knoxville wedding rental company with one-of-a-kind options, has just the right details to make your wedding reception stand out.
If you want to fill your wedding reception with unique flair, you need to pay attention to the little details. Unique Settings Mismatched China Rentals specializes in just that! The company boasts a wealth of options to create the most impressive place settings for your guests via stunning, mismatched vintage china pieces.
Colleen Munyan, owner of Unique Settings Mismatched China Rentals here in Knoxville, fell in love with vintage mismatched china from the first moment she saw it.
She immediately began building her collection.
“A few years later,” she describes, “my collection was big enough to share with others, and I started ‘Unique Settings.’”
Her passion for collecting mismatched vintage china opened up an immediate opportunity to share her interests with Knoxville.
Colleen’s large china collection didn’t just sit around! She had a plan for it from the beginning.
“I always planned to have a collection big enough to bring that look and feeling I first had, to others, for their special events,” she explains. “It’s been a dream come true starting ‘Unique Settings.’”
Colleen loves helping brides create that perfect wedding-day look for their tables with her vintage mismatched china pieces.
She dedicates her time and artistic eye to creating a masterpiece for every bride she works with.
“I love the buzz in the air on wedding day,” she elaborates. “Everyone is electric with preparation. The feeling of getting a table perfect for a bride on her big day is what drives me. I love to give that gift to someone who appreciates it.”
When it comes to preparing tables with her mismatched vintage china, Colleen is hands-on to help brides get just the right look!
While a planner or the bride herself can design the table, Colleen works to make that vision happen.
“I style and stack vintage mismatched china as part of a tablescape designed by a planner or bride for their reception meal,” she explains.
Weddings aren’t the only occasion perfect for Unique Settings’ pieces, though!
Any party looking for a whimsical, personal, or eclectic theme will do. Colleen’s collection easily lends itself to a variety of themes and occasions.
She states, “I also provide tea party set-ups, including tea cups and saucers, plates, tea pots, children’s tea sets, snack stackers, porcelain and silver platters, candy dishes and shabby chic table décor for ladies lunches, garden parties, or most popular – bridal and baby showers.”
Unique Settings Mismatched China Rentals boasts a large and varied collection of vintage fine china – meaning that every single piece is high quality.
Colleen explains that “Unique Settings” is synonymous with high quality.
“All the china in my collection is fine, meaning, ‘of the highest grade, top standard, and highest quality,’” she details. “Almost every dish in my collection is from Japan, China, Bavaria, England, Scotland, Poland or Czechoslovakia. These are not second-hand dishes; they are all imported pieces tastefully styled together to make beautiful, eclectic looks for beautifully styled events.”
Colleen states that she expects to see more personalized place settings for guests at future weddings, using her mismatched vintage pieces to create a signature look.
“In the next few years, I would like to see Unique Settings start to replace the plain white dishes that most brides opt for at their weddings because they have no real options for a different look,” she details.
Whereas fine china rental cost can sometimes push the envelope on a bride’s budget, Unique Settings Mismatched China Rentals offers affordable options for any celebration.
“The affordable price Unique Settings offers allows brides and grooms alike to serve their guests an incredible catered meal on a fine china plate, [rather than] a scratched up, old white plate that has been used 400 times,” Colleen details. “A special meal deserves to be served on a special plate.”
I couldn’t agree more!
With Unique Settings Mismatched China Rentals, you get to mix and match pieces to fit your needs – without worrying about any rules.
“Unique Settings is such a fun and whimsical way to add a special touch to your wedding, shower, luncheon or special event, and is easy to incorporate because there are no rules,” Colleen adds. “The china itself is timeless, and there is no wrong way to put it together. Every way you stack it, it works, and looks great. It makes a great party better by adding that special ‘unique’ touch.”
You’ll love these three additional (and super fun) facts about Colleen!
- I love anything old – in fact, I teach water aerobics to Seniors at the West Side Family YMCA so I can get my fill of old people.
- I love to cook but hate using recipes. I worked in restaurants, so I cook by taste. If it needs more, you just add more! Ya gotta taste it to know.
- I adore Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds. In addition to china, I collect autographed memorabilia from both Dolly & Burt.
To book Unique Settings Mismatched China Rentals for your big day, reach out to Colleen via phone at (716) 907-3074 and via the Unique Settings Facebook page. Tell Colleen that The Pink Bride sent you!
Images courtesy of Jessica Helton.