Meet Jennifer of Rustic Events; a San Diego based rental company

Today, I'd like to introduce you to the wonderful Jennifer from Rustic Events. If you're looking for beautiful wood tables and benches for your wedding day, Jennifer and her husband are your people to go to! Now let's get to know them a little bit...

Photography: Rachael Marie Photography

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED AND WHAT AREAS DO YOU SERVEWe're located in Temecula and San Diego. Service all of So Cal.

Photography: Mel & Tim Photography

WHAT DO YOU FEEL SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER PROFESSIONALS IN THE INDUSTRYI honestly try not to focus on this as a business. Sounds weird, I know. But to me, if I do that then it just really starts to feel like work to me. I try to do the right things for the right reasons for our clients, and I feel the rest will follow. If you chase money, you may get it. But, that's all you get. I can go get a 9-5 job and get money, and work a whole lot less!! I am here for a purpose and a reason. I am here to make a difference. The clients fulfill me, as much as we serve them. We want to be the vendor that we would like to work with. In both good times and bad. Sometimes things don't go as planned, we try to work through this and treat the client as we would like to be treated. Planning can be stressful, we get that. We are here to help ease the stress, and have a little fun along the way!

WHAT IS THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTWhen you own a biz you wear ALL hats. The owner, manager, janitor, accounting, grunt, marketing guru etc! lol, So often times you will find me on deliveries and pickups. Well, it was after midnight one evening and there we were tired and it was way past bedtime. We pulled up to break down tables after a wedding. I was tired before we even started, in my grubby clothes ready to do grunt work. As I walked up to the door of the venue, the bride was just whisking out of the venue to run off with her new husband, like Cinderella at the stroke of midnight. She stopped me in my tracks. She was gorgeous, stunning, fairytale-like. I felt like a little girl watching a Disney Princess. She was in such a hurry and running out. We briefly locked eyes for a half second and there she went. When it registered to her it was me, she yelled, "STOP!!!" She turned around and ran back to me and gave me a HUGE hug and said her night was so magical because of US. We helped give her the wedding of her dreams. I really felt like a little girl awestruck by the princess at that moment. It was then that I realized that we are more than grunt helpers, we are making little girls' wedding dreams come true. I wasn't JUST delivering tables, I was making a difference. It warmed my heart SO much that she realized and felt an impact from our product AND us. Made me feel like we are on the right path. Made me happy to know that sticking to our core values and being kind with a quality product was standing out to our clients. She didn't have to run back to the grunt help and say thank you, but she did. I will never forget how she made ME feel that night.

ANY ADVICE FOR NEWLY ENGAGED COUPLESDo things YOUR way. This is YOUR special day. There really is no right or wrong! Everyone will have advice from family, friends, vendors etc. Everyone is coming from a good place, but it really is about the two of you. Stick to your core values and execute on the things that really matter most to you both. Learn to compromise on items that are less important to you as a couple. And, at the end of the day, never, ever, ever forget why you are doing this. Love. It's all in the name of love. The rest is minor in the big scheme of things.

SO WHAT'S NEXT? ANY BIG PLANS FOR YOUR BUSINESSWe are still fairly new, this will be our 5th year in business. So we are still working 'behind the curtain' to fine-tune our products for our clients and fine tune the experience for them. We do have a few new products that we will be showcasing this year, but you will have to wait to see them... it wouldn't be a surprise if I told ya about 'em now... :)

  • 2015 Best Of Winner SCB Best Specialty Rental 
  • The Knot Best of Weddings 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Temecula Valley Wedding Professionals Business of The Year 2017 
  • Featured article in Voyage Magazine LA January 2018 
  • Seen on The Rachael Ray Show 
  • Featured article in Long Island Bride & Groom Magazine January 2018 
  • Seen on Eye of LA ABC
  • Seen on San Diego Living Channel 6 

  • Southern California Bride 
  • Inspired By This 
  • Maharani Weddings 
  • Green Wedding Shoes 
  • June Bug weddings 
  • Strictly Weddings 
  • Borrowed Blue 
  • Southern Scribe 
  • Editors Touch 
  • Hochzeitsguide 
  • Utterly Engaged 
  • H and H weddings 
  • Wedding Chicks 
  • Fab You Bliss 
  • The Venue Report 
  • 100 layer cake 
  • Style Me Pretty 
  • Grey Likes Weddings 
  • Ruffled 
  • Aisle Society 
  • Style Unveiled 
  • Inside Weddings 

  • Mingle Magazine 
  • Ceremony Magazine 
  • The Knot Magazine 
  • San Diego Style Magazine 
  • Smitten Magazine 
  • Mosaic Bride

Favorite Movie: Pretty Woman
Favorite thing to eat: Chocolate
Favorite place to eat: Rubios
Dream vacation: A tropical island with my sweet hubbs
Dream venue to work at: Pelican Hill
Favorite place to visit in SoCal? Anywhere relaxing with the hubbs
Favorite season: Winter
Favorite quote: "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."


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