Author Archives: carolynpom

10 Years of Ultrapom: Year 10

Here it is!  2020! Our tenth year of Ultrapom! …which was pretty much entirely taken up by a world pandemic. 2020 rocked our business, and honestly it’s been a bit difficult to reflect on that year while it is still so close.  The pandemic was particularly hard on the events industry – we are in […]

10 Years of Ultrapom: Year 9

Well, I’m getting back on the horse to finish off our 10 Years of Ultrapom! I think I was kind of avoiding it, because 2019 was a hard year. We lost Randy unexpectedly, which hit the whole crew really hard, and I had to take back over a lot of the management of the logistics […]

10 Years of Ultrapom: Year 8

2018 was a year of figuring out what the new, bigger Ultrapom was going to be.  We also hired Randy and Cindy from Accent Rentals to help us run this bigger company, but it also meant essentially adding another company’s processes into the mix.  As part of the sale, we acquired tents.  We had no […]

10 Years of Ultrapom: Year 7

2017 was the year that we finally were going to just hunker down and not make any big changes… and then we were offered to purchase one of our competitors, Celebrations Party Rentals, and it was just too good of an opportunity to pass up.  We were trying to get into more standard rentals, like […]

10 Years of Ultrapom: Year 6

In 2016 we went on a buying spree, adding a whole bunch of more standard rental items, with a few fun things as well.  We added: Gold Chiavari Chairs White Garden Folding Chairs Fruitwood Folding Chairs Cross Back Chairs (well, technically in 2015, but greatly expanded our quantity in 2016) Folding Tables High Top Tables […]

10 Years of Ultrapom: Year 5

2015 was the year that we really went all in on focusing on the Kansas City market, and moved away from shipping. But we couldn’t quite make the leap to stop shipping completely.  It was part of our identity to be a national brand, I had worked hard to advertise on a national basis, and […]

10 Years of Ultrapom: Year 4

I feel like I keep repeating myself, that each year was a big year for us, but they all were!  Every year brought something new, more growth, more figuring things out.  In 2014 Kerry came on as my first full time employee, David then did as well (both with the intention of buying into the […]

10 Years of Ultrapom: Year 3

In 2013, we ran out of room. My little 768 sf house looked like a hoarder lived there, with paths around boxes to get through the living room. No problem, I thought. We want to move the family downtown, let’s buy a warehouse in the Crossroads and convert it to a live/work situation!  Except, banks […]

10 Years of Ultrapom: Year 2

Did you know that the logo for Ultrapom was based off of folded coral tissue paper from my wedding?  I love that color, and love the idea of additive color as layers overlap. This is a photo from my own wedding, which kind of started it all.  Burlap was so hot back then. After a […]

10 Years of Ultrapom: Year 1

Much like every other specialty rental company that popped up at the same time, I started Ultrapom in 2011 after seeing so many fun and interesting decor ideas on wedding blogs, and was frustrated I couldn’t find the same things for rent when working on some friends’ weddings. So of course, what is the solution […]

10 Years of Ultrapom

Ten years.  It has been ten years since I filled out the paperwork to create Ultrapom LLC.  I had an idea, and I wanted to see what I could do with it. And now, ten years later, that idea has evolved and changed to much, in some ways we are a completely different beast than […]

Love in the time of COVID

I think this year has looked a lot different for everyone, and weddings are definitely no exception! We have gotten a lot of questions about how weddings and events can still happen while keeping COVID safety in mind. This styled shoot shows how to have a stylish wedding while incorporating safety measures, and how to […]

Events in the time of COVID

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks and we hope everyone is safe at home. In light of the uncertainty surrounding events over the coming months due to COVID-19, we thought it would be good to post about how Ultrapom is handling COVID-19. Don’t worry! We are happy to help however we can, within government […]

Aman & Shiv’s Colorful Sikh Hindu Wedding

Well guys, this is a long, colorful post, because I decided to just go all in and put all four days of Aman and Shiv’s wedding into one big post! When Kim Ho, from You’re Invited Weddings and Events first talked to me about this wedding, with us working at four different locations, I was […]

Incredible Hawaiian Themed Wedding at Feasts of Fancy

I’m just going to be honest – we had almost nothing to do with this wedding, but I just loved it so much, and love how great the reclaimed wood wall we built for it came out, I had to share. Jane Tucker of Mille Flores approached me about building her a wood wall backdrop […]

Get Your Table Ready for Thanksgiving!

November is here and it’s time to start planning your Thanksgiving table!  Whether you’re having the whole family over and need extra tables and chairs to accommodate the clan, or want to take your Thanksgiving table decor up a notch, we can help you out. This year, we have put a few designs together to […]

New Inventory Alert – Lucca Chair and Settee

We’re so excited to finally share our newest inventory items- the Lucca Settee and Lucca Chairs!  I just love the traditional, French Provencal look of carved wood arms and legs, but it is still bright and modern. You can dress them up with your own pillows, and pair them with our mirrored accent tables or with […]

Claire and Paul’s Cosmos Vow Renewal

I can’t believe it has taken me this long to post this vow renewal, because it is so different and unique! Paul and Claire (from Claire Ryser Photography) decided to renew their vows at their 10 year anniversary so that they could celebrate with both all their friends and family that have been there since […]

Real Wedding | Keli + Jeff | Dome + Tom’s Town

This wedding is near and dear to my (Carolyn) heart, because it is my sister’s! On top of that, she got married in our grandparents’ very unique home – the Dome. It’s also going to be a long post filled with lots of words and photos, as I just want to share it all (and […]

An Evening at Hogwarts!

We created an Evening at Hogwarts to benefit some dear friends who are trying to adopt a baby from China. I’ll be honest, I REALLY wanted an excuse to throw a Harry Potter party, and this was a perfect event for it! We began the night with a Sorting, then guests tried their hand at […]