Our Story

We are a mother-daughter team with a lifelong love for vintage decor and bohemian style. Our shared passion for rescuing antiques and giving them a new life began with refurbishing vintage furniture. This hobby has grown into a business dedicated to up-cycling antiques of all types, and incorporating them into rustic, romantic events. With a family history of experience in design, it is a dream of ours to share our expertise with brides in the Western New York area.

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Elisabeth

My passion for design began at a young age, learning the skill of sewing and design from my grandmother and mother. My love of fashion led me to pursue my dream by moving to New York City and attending college at The Fashion Institute of Technology, and studying the trade of Fashion Merchandising Management. Though I enjoyed the excitement of the city, I moved back to Buffalo following graduation, missing family and a simpler life. Upon returning to Buffalo, I worked as a visual merchandiser and designed displays, graphics and interiors for fashion retail. This experience gave me the background necessary to design and stage weddings, as well as style brides. I work at bringing an urban, modern edge to the esthetic of Blue Violet’s design. I love connecting with brides and sharing my styling expertise with the Buffalo bridal community. 

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Cristina

Design is something that has always been a part of my life, sewing along side my mother and producing custom garments. This passion eventually led me to other creative outlets, including repurposing antiques into home accessories. I have always had an appreciation for antique decor and finding the beauty in rustic pieces. I raised my daughter on antique hunting and developing an eye for unique home furnishings. On the weekends we would stay at our cottage in Allegany County, NY, and search for any hidden treasures that the small Southern-Tier towns had to offer. We still practice this ritual today, turning our weekend hobby into a career. My love of refurbishing antique furniture has grown into a passion for creating beautiful rustic events. Working with my daughter and designing rustic weddings for Buffalo brides is a dream! We love nothing more than making couples happy on their special day with unique, vintage-inspired events.