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Pieceful Settings | Featured Wedding Vendors of the Capital Region, NY

The first time I saw a venue decked out with Pieceful Settings’ gorgeous table settings, I audibly gasped.  The delicate, timeless look of her tablescapes will seriously take your breath away, making most table designs you’ll see following just pale in comparison.  I love the unique personalized touch that Sheila’s Olesky’s china lends to a wedding reception.  And the total sentamentalist in me cannot help but ever-imagine the history behind each hand-selected, and carefully placed piece of china in her extensive collection.  Imagine the dinner parties they’ve seen, the homes they lived in, the meals they’ve served, the stories they’ve heard, the celebrations they’ve fed.  I love that with every wedding Pieceful Settings is a part of, the collection’s stories continue to grow in richness and history.

Pieceful Settings offers all-inclusive packages for your wedding day.  From rental, delivery, design, pickup, washing, Sheila and her team are with the couple every step of the way, working together with the venue, caterers, florist, photographers and most importantly the couple to meet their wedding day vision. With over 25 years of design expertise, Pieceful Settings will provide an experience for you and your guests that is unique and that is sure to be remembered.

 And now, some words from Sheila…

Tell us about how Pieceful Settings came to be? What inspired this concept? And was there a defining moment that launched the idea from a concept into a business?

Pieceful Settings came along while planning my own wedding in 2012. We found Burlap and Beams when it was in rare form, still being cleaned of hay and remnants of animals. I’ve always been able to see the beauty in things others may not always notice, and I had a vision for our entire day from that very first visit. There is something special to be able to take something old and unwanted and turn into something beautiful again. Continuing with that sentiment,  I started collecting china, specifically for our wedding with no thoughts of a business. I would have to say after around 100 sets, my husband asked me what are we going to do with all of this after the wedding. Jokingly I replied,  “I don’t know, maybe I’ll rent them out.”  Then those words hit me like a ton of bricks: Yes!!! I’ll start a rental and design business.  And thus, Pieceful Settings was born.

What is the most rewarding aspect of what you do?

Rarely do I ever get to see the couple; sometimes if it’s a destination wedding I never even meet them,  so when I hear back that they loved everything and that I exceeded their expectations I couldn’t be happier. I can sit back and know that they loved it as much as I did and that I nailed their vision from just a few conversations and emails. It makes me love what I do even more. Every wedding is so unique and even though I mostly use the same china, I am always amazed when it’s all finished and I get to see how it all came together.

If you could offer your wedding couples any advice, what would it be?

That it won’t always be hearts and flowers. There will be messy times, amazingly beautiful times, hard times, times of illness, breakdowns, tears, laughter, heartaches…etc.  Through these times just stand with each other and know that only one of you has to be strong enough to carry the other. This strength will change hands throughout the coarse of your marriage, but if you each are willing to carry the load when needed you’ll be amazed at how far you can go.

Where do you see the business in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?

I absolutely love doing this!  My goal is to grow enough to be able to quit my job and do it full time; to expand my inventory into other aspects either with decor, different china or possibly even my own venue; and to continue finding new ways to create the perfect atmosphere for my couples.

Tell us about what inspires you….

A blank canvas…or in my case, a farm table!!

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