Look out on an empty field, and you’ll likely see trees and grass, perhaps some wildflowers and a wandering deer or two. Ben and Dickie Morris, however, take in a much bigger picture: Nestled amidst the natural setting, the Morrises envision a living/dining room, complete with cozy couches, overstuffed chairs, a bar, and dinner seating for 150. Or perhaps it’s a welcome area with several stacked antique trunks that serve as a table for flower-filled vases, wine bottles, antique glasses, and a sign that reads, “We’re so glad you’re here!”
The brother-sister duo co-owns Stonegate Event Rentals, a decor company that specializes in one-of-a-kind furniture, custom pieces, and small details that they’ll happily deliver to wedding venues throughout Virginia. In addition to large items such as farm tables, sofas, shelves, benches, and altars, Stonegate will set your wedding reception scene with smaller, more personal touches, including frames, pillows, vases, and vintage place settings, suitcases, cameras, radios, and even a typewriter that would have done F. Scott Fitzgerald proud. And then there’s the spacious, climate-controlled, luxury trailer, which delivers all the comforts of your home restroom (hot and cold running water, wood floors, fully-enclosed individual stalls) to the great outdoors.
But before the trailer or the first stick of furniture arrives, Ben and Dickie (who also runs event planning company Just a Little Ditty) will work with you to bring your vision (be it rustic, vintage, or elegant) to fruition. It’s all about the little details, because, as Dickie puts it, “They give each event character and help make them memorable…we focus on the small things in life and the meaning around them.”