In 2009, Meleka Jolliff began MMJ Events, a luxury wedding planning and coordination company after a lifetime of dreaming about all things wedding. During her first several years in business, she had the opportunity to work with brides and vendors across the board, creating unique masterpieces with endless budgets. But Meleka found herself constantly on the hunt for unique and original pieces for brides for their wedding days.

It was then that she realized that there was a need for a rental company that specialized in unique pieces, as compared to the bulk rental companies that supplied standard chairs, dishes, linens, flatware, and more. She wanted to provide alternative options for brides to achieve their wedding vision without breaking the bank from purchasing every statement piece needed to bring their wedding dreams to life.

So in 2016, Meleka created Aiden and Grace, a event rental company that caters to the needs of brides with big design vision. From beautiful gold flatware, to statement couch and lounge chairs; from blush, beveled chargers to massive wooden portable bars, Aiden and Grace literally has it all. If you visit their 5,000 square foot warehouse showroom on South High Street, you'll understand what I mean.

After sitting down with one of Aiden and Grace's key team members, Heather, I couldn't help but be awestruck of the pieces they get to work with on a regular basis. The pieces they have in inventory can complete any style, theme or vision: hipster, timeless, modern, garden, rustic, vintage, and yes... even Ohio State.

SO, HOW CAN THEY SERVE YOU?

Well, do you have a specific idea in mind for your wedding? Are you throwing a bridal shower and need to rent some specific items to complete the day? For any event, Aiden and Grace can complete the look. Once you set up a meeting, the team at Aiden and Grace will sit down with you in their showroom and ask you about your event. Next, they'll talk to you about your budget and how to accomplish what you're envisioning. Finally, they'll walk you through their warehouse and show you pieces that are perfect for your event! They even go as far to make sure pieces can be transported and delivered safely to your venue pending access points and space limitations. 

You can rent single pieces of entire looks that they have put together in their showroom. Aiden and Grace also offers other services for an additional fee, such as delivery/pick up (they're hiring!), set up/tear down, and even calligraphy and design! They even have been known to purchase wedding decor and pieces from brides looking to downsize after the wedding.. because, what in the world do you do with all that stuff once the wedding is over?!

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And here is their adorable storefront, with killer artwork by Auburn and Ivory, and that show stopper sign by Lovely Grain Studio.

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