We’ve featured a few repurposed vintage campers, but this one is special – it’s for weddings! Brides who choose Ida Lou Weddings know that they’ll get the most cozy dressing space available, plus vintage gowns and an artsy way to bring “something vintage” into their special occasion.
This is what the Ida Lou Argosy looked like “before”.
The trailer is an Airstream Argosy and the owner is Ashley Morra of Ida Lou weddings. She found the vintage Airstream and immediately saw a chic, wedding boutique where others would see a rundown RV. In the single “before” shot the trailer is in decent, but disheveled shape, with the interior needing to be stripped down to build the boutique inside.
The Ida Lou setup creates a mobile dressing room with style.
The trailer now features everything required to set up a mobile wedding boutique just about anywhere. But it’s not just any wedding boutique. In addition to renting the trailer as a mobile wedding dressing room, Ashley collects and sells vintage gowns, jewelry and accessories that offer the perfect complement to the trailer’s retro theme.
Cozy built-in seating at the nose of the trailer.
Outside, the trailer features a decidedly “non-regulation” vintage paint job in place of Airstream’s typically naked aluminum finish. Still, the classic sea foam and white color scheme looks perfect with the trailer’s vintage lines. A striped awning and vintage tea table help the setup create a “destination” wedding feel – that comes to you!
Every detail is chosen for vintage authenticity to create mid-Century charm.
Inside, the white, subtle pink, sea foam and teal color scheme brings to life a bygone era. Real vintage furniture pieces set the stage in a gorgeous dressing room, featuring a pair of mid-Century upholstered chairs and a painted wooden side table. At the opposite end of the trailer, the built-in seating area nests perfectly into the trailer’s curves.
The rear of the trailer houses this comfortable changing area.
The midsection of the trailer features a large bank of cubbies, perfect for showcasing vintage collections for sale, opposite a dress gallery showcasing gorgeous vintage gowns. Period details glam it up everywhere, meticulously collected and restored. From the vintage wig heads, to the antique radio, to the wall art, everything looks carefully selected to create the right environment.
More cool vintage accessories, no detail has been skipped.
Airstream trailers seem to me to be one of the best options for restoration and conversion in the RV world. It’s no wonder they are sought after and rarely remain for sale for long. Ashley made a wise choice for her boutique and has created a home for her business!
This is part of Ida Lou’s stock of vintage gowns.
From beautiful soft draperies to hand painted roses, this is one Airstream conversion that suits its business perfectly. When Wally Byam first created the Airstream trailer, it’s doubtful he could have envisioned the icon of Americana it would become. But I have a feeling he would approve of all the creative uses his rugged and versatile trailers have been put to.