A Bohemian Winter Wedding with Vintage Flair

Happy 2015! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a happy celebration into the new year.

Let’s begin the new year with some old fashioned glam! Check out at our modern take on a 1920’s Bohemian Wedding that we designed.  We were so lucky to work with some incredibly talented local wedding professionals and were totally inspired by the Speakeasy vibe at Hollywood Schoolhouse.  Thanks to Courtney Bowlden Photography for capturing all the vintage details – this shoot just makes our hearts go pitter-patter!

Hollywood School House www.olivedesignhouse.com

We wanted to pay homage to venue’s original build time and play up its amazing features like the rustic exposed brick, classic hardwood floors, over sized dark wood bar, antique furniture, and crystal chandeliers.

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Some true vintage and vintage-inspired garments and accessories provided by Pretty Parlor Bridal Boutique reflected the space perfectly and nodded to the 20s/30s era.

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Flowing floral bouquets and arrangements by Distinctive Design Florists set an elegant yet whimsical tone for the day.

Wedding Ceremony www.olivedesignhouse.comWe’ve created a casual yet charming ceremony, using a collection of vintage books wrapped with twine, handmade decor pieces, and of course beautiful fresh flowers.

Wedding Wands Ceremony Decor www.olivedesignhouse.com

Playful paper wands sat amongst the seats inviting guests to join in the celebration.

Winter Wedding www.olivedesignhouse.com

Seattle Farm Tables provided the beautiful handmade barn-wood table that was fit for a celebration with family and friends. The rich wood tones of the table were a perfect backdrop for the cream colored plates and gold flatware that we selected from AA Party Rentals.

We fell in love with the floral napkins from World Market which added a subtle touch of pattern and color. Loose but sophisticated flowers, mismatched decanters, and more handmade fabric garlands were displayed in the center of the table.

Wedding Tablescape www.olivedesignhouse.com

We thought involving natural elements like the bamboo chairs from AA Party Rentals would nicely mimic the details of the design of the menus and table numbers.

Winter Wedding www.olivedesignhouse.com

One of our favorite features inside the venue is the beautiful dark wood bar, we added some color and jazzed it up with a handmade tassel garland, touches of gold, and our collection of vintage decanters.

Wedding Dessert Bar www.olivedesignhouse.com

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Unique bite sized treats dripping in details like gold frosting and hand painted flowers created by Janti Sun added a sweet finishing touch.

invitation suite www.olivedesignhouse.comIt was important for us to ensure that commonalities in design elements of both printed goods and decor were tied together and noticeable in the finer details. For example, the bamboo chairs used in our table design were represented in some of the graphics used in the invitations and paper goods. For the envelope liner, we created a custom pattern with a repeating shape that is also found in the gold flatware and pedestal vases.

Wedding Invitation Suite www.olivedesignhouse.com

With the use of a modern color scheme and repetitive elements, all of the invitation pieces worked seamlessly together hinting at history while still remaining current and unique.

 As a final thank you, mini bottles of liquor displayed with a thoughtful tag were offered as a reminder of this chic vintage inspired affair.

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Trending: Brewery Events

Just in time for Oktoberfest – the newest trend we are seeing? Brewery Weddings!  We love the relaxed, casual vibe a brewery wedding sends out, plus, who doesn’t want to share a beer with their favs on such a special day ?  We came up with this fun concept to help get you inspired for you event; Let’s “Hop” to it, and start planning for your big day!

The Location: The Factory Luxe at The Old Rainier Brewery

Located in Georgetown, once known as Seattle’s Red Light District, The Factory Luxe was The Rainier Brewery‘s Tasting room.  The space is cozy and rich with warmth.  Hardwood floors, a stone fireplace, and an abundant bar – perfect to serve up your favorite beer.  Your guests will never forget this Seattle experience.

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The Color Scheme: A custom palette designed by our team complete with warm and bold brights

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The Favors: Your Favorite Brew on display with a sweet and simple Tag.

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Decorations: Add a touch of vintage with these super fun marquee lights from this Etsy Shop.

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Photo via Vintage Marquee Lights

The Flowers: Get this Simple and sweet look with  pops of red and yellow.

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Photo by Spindle Photography via Southern Weddings

Are you inspired yet? Our ideas are still flowing! Our team can help you pull this look together and personalize everything from invitations to favors for your special occasion.

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A City Venue: The Landing at Northcut

Looking for a chic venue in Seattle? The University District has a trendy new space to party! The Landing at Northcut can accommodate up to 200 guests, or can even be a great space for a smaller more intimate affair.  The moody, piano bar vibe can play into any type of celebration from graduation parties to weddings!  A wine bar,  grand piano, and cozy lounge furniture add to the upscale vibe of the space.  If those aren’t enough to get you jazzed, the free parking and affordable rate will for sure.

Take a peek at their website for the details.  Need more assistance in planning the perfect affair? Contact us today! We will make sure your event is memorable.

The Landing at Northcut LOUNGE

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The Landing at Northcut BAR

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The Landing at Northcut PIANO

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The Landing at Northcut EXTERIOR

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