Heya Gang, how’s everyone? How’s your week getting started? Mine started like a bullet out of the barrel…one thing after another after another. It’s all good things – I don’t mean to sound “complainy”. It’s just fast paced! Normal stuff – client meetings, team stuff, a couple of small events during the weekdays and a handful of photo shoots. Quick aside : one thing I’m VERY psyched about is having scheduled an interview for the podcast this Friday with Chris Koval of Future Sounds. He is phenomenal ~ that’s gonna be an episode to look forward to. But, you know those weeks where you feel like you don’t even have time to stop and think or process what’s going on? It’s one of those weeks. Anyways, I’m thankful to be busy…I’m grateful for the opportunities we have here at the HUB and with Moments & Milestones, sincerely. But we are running! OK moving on to why you’re here in the first place, I am excited about this week’s episode because it was with the lovely and talented Laurie Love : owner/operator of Cru Vintage Rentals.
She started Cru in her garage with $5,000 cash and now runs the largest vintage rental company in San Antonio and surrounding areas. Her authenticity and hard work has granted her favor with other event industry vendors and all of her clients. She describes herself as shy and told me that this would be out of her comfort zone…but, as she has done in other areas of business, she freaking killed it…this episode turned out SO GREAT! This was one of the best interviews I’ve had. And by the end of it, you’ll know exactly why she’s loved by this industry and successful in her business. She’s kind, warm, generous and full of experience & wisdom which she doles out very humbly.
Anyways, I really hope you enjoy this interview, because I loved sitting down with Laurie. And I am very, very impressed by her for building this business. I hope you listen to this and feel encouraged, educated and inspired.
In this Interview…Laurie Love w/ Cru Vintage Rentals :
- Tells us the most challenging aspect of growing her business
- Was inspired by a feature wedding in The Knot magazine to leave her design job at Pottery Barn and start her Rental Business
- Shares her struggles of balancing excellence in her business as well as her family life
- Talks about dealing with a growing team as her event volume grows
- Admits how she find all of the unique pieces that fill her 4000 ft.² warehouse
- Talks about how she got her business introduced to the industry and began word of mouth advertising
- The bad habit of sweating the small things and dealing with business perfectionism
- Encourages all brides & grooms to hire a planner!
- And what direction she sees decor style going in the next couple of years
- On the precarious balance of running the business and having time to do what she REALLY loves : shopping and design
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How to find Laurie and Cru Vintage Rentals ~
Website : https://www.crurentals.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/CruVintageRentals/
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/laurielovevintage/
Pinterest : https://www.pinterest.com/CruVintage/
So now you know where to find Cru…and you know what to do – go give her business a good review, leave her some feedback on the interview and show her some all around love for being a successful small business and giving us all something to inspire to.
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you enjoyed the interview and got some good information out of it. And if you are planning an event, Laurie is a MUST-HAVE vendor on your team…I would recommend her for any type of event! And if you would like more information ~ call Cru Vintage Rentals at (210) 364-2663.
And, of course, if there is anything we here at the HUB can be doing for you, we want to hear from you : you can call us, text us or email us. We want to be a resource to your event and to your company. So please don’t hesitate to reach out.
If there’s anything you’d like the podcast to address or anyone you’d like us to interview, leave a comment on this blog post or reach out using one of the above mentioned methods. We are happy to tackle any issues that interest you!
Thanks to Laurie Love at Cru Vintage Rentals for opening her office to me and spending time doing the show. Thanks to Jason Scott and the Nicodemus Experiment for letting us use his music for the podcast…more about him and his music HERE. Thanks to the Moments & Milestones team for being the sole sponsor making this podcast possible. And thanks to *YOU* for spending some time with us today. Until next time ~