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Crab Apple Vintage


Boasting a mix of quirky personal style and functional design with a focus on recycling and upcycling, Crab Apple Vintage is the perfect store for hiring/purchasing wedding furniture and decorations. Featuring authentic vintage and industrial pieces, everything they offer is either lovingly restored or crafted to tell a story and make a statement. Here Martina shares her passion behind the business.

What’s the inspiration behind Crab Apple Vintage?
I have always had a love of vintage, rustic and reused items, and when I was on my first round of maternity leave with my now four year old son, I decided it was time to give it a go and opened the shop! Well, next came my own wedding and I was really struggling to find the pieces that I wanted for a laidback, rustic/recycled style affair, so I thought – yeah we should add a hire side to the business. So we did!

How did you go about starting it up?
As far as the hire side of our business, it all started with my own wedding! We started making and collecting for it (from our shop, other fabulous Newcastle vintage/salvage stores and also we made a lot of pieces from recycled materials) and things just went from there!

What makes your business unique?
We are definitely a boutique offering and we want to keep it that way. We love to provide our brides and grooms with exactly what they don’t know they want for their special day and make it as easy and laidback as possible.

What does a typical day look like for you?
Emails! Quotes! Packing trucks and sanding tables! Every day is diverse and I love it that way. No need to go to the gym.

What’s your favourite thing about working with couples?
Every one of them is unique and it is so lovely to be able to help them create that perfect relaxed wedding day! I love seeing their smiles when it has all come together the way they imagined it would, and then wishing them luck on their lifelong adventure!

What does marriage mean to you?
Finding that one person who is there to support and love you every day who you can turn to for anything! Even if it’s just a cuddle to make you feel better when you’re having a bad day.


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