Photos by J. Alan Paul Photography
Imagine that you are entering a white space with brick walls full of vintage rentals and pretty pastels. With bubbly drink in hand and twinkling lights overhead, you are offered hors d’oeuvres by someone in a wedding dress. Yes, this place really exists–at least it did for one night. On September 14, The White House Co. opened their warehouse to the local community. Don’t fret because it’s over, though. We took lots of photos to help us remember this whimsical soiree.
The White House Co. opened their Downtown Fargo shop in February of 2017. However, they have offered vintage rentals since 2015. During this time, they curated quite the collection of big and little treasures, eventually running out of room to store all of their inventory. This is what led the co-owners Katie Schiltz, Samantha Klinkhammer and Amanda Rydell to start looking for a new warehouse.
This summer, they found the perfect space at 910 Main Ave, Fargo. To celebrate their new warehouse, Schiltz, Klinkhammer and Rydell decided to throw a party. They invited friends, family and the local community via social media. During the party, guest could enjoy music, hors d’oeuvres and sparkling beverages all while exploring the warehouse and viewing rental inventory from The White House Co.
The White House Co. worked with vendors Love Always Floral, Your Day by Nicole, and Yeobo Sweet Treats to make the warehouse party an unforgettable experience. To indulge all of the senses, Drew Boraas of Fuze Mobile Entertainment deejayed the event. Nicole Midwest Photography also captured the evening, while Maria Slette took over The White House Co.’s social media world.
Christy Tehven of Love Always arranged a table garland out of huckleberry tips and salal tips. She also brought arrangements made up of a variety of roses, lisianthus, ranunculus and blue thistle.
Your Day by Nicole provided two live wedding dress models.
The White House Co. served champagne gummy bears from Yeobo Sweet Treats at the bottom of glasses filled with sparkling cider. Yeobo Sweet Treats also baked a dreamy, pastel pink cake for the event. Next to the cake, Lettering by Samantha created calligraphy eye-candy with her script on a chalkboard sign.
After The Party
The next day, Schiltz, Klinkhammer and Rydell took to social media to thank all who helped them celebrate. The White House Co. owners said, “We are so blessed to be a part of this awesome community.” They also wanted to thank their friends and family members who helped organize and set up the event as well as the vendors for their contributions to the party
The White House Co.
You can also follow the White House Co. on Instagram at @whitehouse.co and find them on Facebook by searching The White House Co.