Southern Vintage + Surprise Party

By: Elena


My very dear friend Jenn Deese and I hatched an idea to throw a surprise party for Laurel Avenue's own: Johna Griswell. 

Holly & Bill over at Southern Vintage so graciously allowed us to choose + style + showcase a suite of their rentals!


Everything you see is rent-able from Southern Vintage!


Their showroom is right here in Middle Georgia. 

You could say this is an upgrade from the lawn chairs we would have been sitting on otherwise. 

I picked up a selection of berry and green florals from Davis Wholesale florist. 

Our hostess-with-the-mostess friend Lauren Matuszewski offered up their darling backyard for the evening. 

Cherie Bond from Waiting on Wildflowers did two perfect pieces of hand lettering for the party. The chalk board (above) and this precious sign.


Thankful for Southern Vintage & the handful of superheroes that made this surprise happen.

Jenn, who is the glue of any operation. Zach who would move entire countries worth of furniture for our Johna. Meaghan who drove across two states to supervise production. Lauren and the girls of 125 who let us invade their house for 3 days. Freddy who cleared his calendar for us. And every single wonderful attendee. You guys rock. 

That's a wrap.