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The Bonnaroo Experience

Music FestivalKatie Elmore

Bonnaroo is more than just a music festival.  For those who have been before, you just have to say the name to invoke an immediate understanding. The Music & Arts Festival boasts a diverse lineup of acts every year with 10+ stages showcasing more than 130 bands. Add in a silent disco, morning yoga, an annual 5k Race, art classes and a mini water park and you’ve got yourself a damn good time! 

The positive energy here is contagious. High-fives all around from anyone at anytime. There's an electricity in the air fueled by so many creative people coming together to experience and participate in four of the best days EVER. 

Photo via Kristin Mein 

Photo via Kristin Mein 

Photo via Kristin Mein

Photo via Kristin Mein

We loaded up the truck and headed out for our first Frenchie road trip! The festival grounds were located on a beautiful 700 acre farm in Manchester, TN.  We teamed up with our friends at Indah Events to outfit a Platinum VIP lounge within their massive tipis.  Once we arrived onsite it was easy to play off of the festival's upbeat energy to create a fun and casual space to kick back and relax.  Check out our previous collaboration with Indah's tipis here.  

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'Radiate Positivity' is the festival's motto.  Smiles, high fives, and random acts of kindness. It's no wonder we jumped at the opportunity to attend this year as part of the design team and align ourselves with that message!

'Radiate Positivity' is one of the festival's mottos.  Smiles, high fives, and random acts of kindness…  It's no wonder we jumped at the opportunity to attend this year as a design team and align ourselves with that message!
Bonnaroo 2017 - The French Eclectic Blog
Bonnaroo 2017 - The French Eclectic Blog
Bonnaroo 2017 - The French Eclectic Blog
Bonnaroo 2017 - The French Eclectic Blog
Bonnaroo 2017 - The French Eclectic Blog
Bonnaroo 2017 - The French Eclectic Blog
Bonnaroo 2017 - The French Eclectic Blog
Bonnaroo 2017 - The French Eclectic Blog
Bonnaroo 2017 - The French Eclectic Blog
Bonnaroo 2017 - The French Eclectic Blog
Bonnaroo 2017 - The French Eclectic Blog
Bonnaroo 2017 - The French Eclectic Blog

And of course, the best thing about working at a music festival is catching a plethora of live music! Here's our three favorite performances from this year:

Here's to positivity, happiness, and love in the world! 

Check out our set up at High Water music festival here!  And come back later this month to read about our next travel adventure when we head out to Louisville, KY for Forecastle Music Fest!

High Water Fest '17 #staydry

Music FestivalKatie Elmore

High Water Fest, located on Riverfront Park in North Charleston, was the first of three music festivals we're collaborating on with AC Entertainment this year.  Local favorites Shovels & Rope curated the artists for the lineup this year for the sold out two-day festival. The festival brought in out-of-towners from all over to enjoy Charleston for the weekend.  With the kind of momentum we saw this year, High Water Fest is posed to be a prominent music festival in the Southeast!

High Water Fest poster
High Water Fest 2017

With music from The Avett Brothers, Jump, Little Children, and Margo Price, we were pretty jazzed to set up the artist's backstage lounges and hangout spots for the weekend.    

Artwork by Meredith Steel | Featured Frenchie Rentals: Dusty Rose Velvet Sofa, Moroccan Brass Oval Tray Table

We saw a lot of fan-freaking-tastic music over the weekend but our top 3 favorite performances were:

The Avett Brothers
The Shins
Nathan Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Be sure to check them out, or explore the full list of artists that performed here.  Stay tuned for our next two music festivals this summer as we hop on the road to Bonnaroo and Forecastle Music Fest!

Who Wrote The Book on Love?

PhotoshootTheresa Dulken

"A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love." - Max Muller

When we were approached by Colton and Matt to help them capture and celebrate their recent engagement, we delighted in the opportunity to witness something so rare. Some of the sweetest moments these two shared were not only caught on film, but in the spaces in-between. A true love like this one is undeniable and often hard to describe, even in the pages of our most romantic love stories...

Photos by Molly Joseph Photography

Colton + Matt - The French Eclectic Vintage Rentals

"The heart wants what it wants. There's no logic to these things.

You meet someone and you fall in love and that's that." -Woody Allen


Colton and Matt - The French Eclectic Vintage Rentals
Colton and Matt - The French Eclectic Vintage Rentals
Colton and Matt Engagement - The French Eclectic Vintage Rentals
Colton and Matt - The French Eclectic Vintage Rentals
Colton and Matt - The French Eclectic Vintage Rentals
Colton and Matt - The French Eclectic Vintage Rentals

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind

don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” - Dr. Seuss


Colton and Matt - The French Eclectic Vintage Rentals
Colton + Matt - The French Eclectic Vintage Rentals
Colton and Matt - The French Eclectic Vintage Rentals
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Colton and Matt - The French Eclectic Vintage Rentals

"I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you

were not perfect and I loved you even more." - Angelita Lim  


Colton and Matt - The French Eclectic Vintage Rentals
Colton + Matt - The French Eclectic Vintage Rentals
Colton and Matt - The French Eclectic Vintage Rentals
Colton + Matt - The French Eclectic Vintage Rentals
Colton and Matt - The French Eclectic Vintage Rentals
Colton + Matt - The French Eclectic Vintage Rentals
Colton + Matt - The French Eclectic Vintage Rentals
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"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach

for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our

minds.That’s what I hope to give you forever." - The Notebook