We LOVE this trend so much it hurts. We love it for a few reasons. 1. They are so pretty. 2. They are vintage. 3. They are a prop and photographers love props! There is a wonderful website called Bella Umbrella that let’s you rent these gorgeous vintage parasols. They have beautiful and very feminine white and ivory ones for the bride and colorful, fun ones for the bridal party and wedding guests. The price range for renting a parasol ranges from $10 to $30 each. To us, it’s totally worth it just for the awesome pictures you’ll be taking!
Here’s a little bit about how the rental process goes (taken from their website):
“How to Reserve Umbrellas for Rent:
To rent our umbrellas simply fill out our rental order form by clicking “Add to Reservation” located under each umbrella photo to start your reservation. You will be prompted to add your event date. This is important because each umbrella has its own calendar letting you know if it is available for your specific date. After filling out and submitting your reservation there is one more step, we will need to contact you to confirm your order and request which method of payment you prefer. If you would like to call us to complete this last step, please call for customer service at 206-297-1540. We are happy to assist you with any questions you may have.
Umbrella Rental Period, Delivery and Shipping:
Five Day Rental Period – The rental period is typically from Thursday thru Monday unless otherwise requested.
Seattle Area Umbrella Rental Orders – Customers may pick up and return umbrellas orders without charge. The pickup and drop-off location is at:
1421 NW 70th Street
Seattle, WA 98117
|Located in Ballard. Directions via MapQuest|
National Umbrella Rental Orders – We ship out the umbrella order so it arrives two days prior to your event. For an easy return, we include a pre-paid shipping slip in the package. All you have to do is box them back up, attach the pre-paid shipping slip and take them to the nearest UPS drop location.”
A few of our favorites from the Bridal Collection:
And a little fun for your Bridal Party and Wedding Guests:
Bella Umbrella offers a truly unique rental umbrella service. We have the largest selection of vintage umbrellas to rent for any occasion. Whether you are a bride, party planner, prop stylist or wedding coordinator, we have something for you. The majority of our umbrellas and parasols were actually made in the 1930’s, 1940’s and the 1950’s covering the Art Deco, Hollywood glamour and sixties mod periods.
For more information on Bella Umbrella, please click here.