Umbrellas are a truly chic accessory. I love carrying an umbrella, but not so much the rain that comes with it. Lately I've had my eye on vintage parasols. One of my favorite looks in Sex and the City is when Carrie wears a white vintage dress with a matching lace parasol. And who can forget Mary Poppins and her trusty umbrella? Many brides choose to carry parasols to their weddings, which is nothing short of fanciful and romantic. I think a parasol would be a beautiful way of protecting myself from the sun on a hot afternoon. I would love to start collecting a few colorful and dramatic ones of my own. They would be perfect for an outdoor tea party or a stroll through an English garden.
Bella Umbrella offers an extensive and beautiful collection of vintage and vintage inspired parasols that are available to rent and purchase. Renting parasols for an event like an outdoor wedding is a very clever idea. Not to mention they create a stunning backdrop. I love the signature bella pagoda parasol, which you can buy, pictured below. You can choose your own color combinations and the handles are interchangeable.
These parasols to rent are such great eye candy. They're ideal for weddings, photo shoots, hot days, rainy days. They're breathtakingly unique. I'm so drawn to the striped and ombre parasols. They represent charm and whimsy. The handles too are works of art.
These vintage inspired parasols at Etsy caught my fancy. The details such as the beading, lace, and trim makes these exquisite and lovely. They're a real treat for an umbrella collector.
(photos courtesy of hbo.com, Rodney Smith, tvland.com)