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Celebrate the 5th Annual One Love Wedding Showcase with Vintage Ambiance

One-Love-2016

Join us at the 5th Annual One Love Wedding Showcase celebration Sunday, February 21st, 2016 at The Fremont Foundry from 12noon-5pm. 

One Love is the premier West Coast wedding showcase that celebrates ALL couples in love. What’s better than an afternoon party to plan your wedding with the best and brightest in the industry?! Grab a cocktail and make the rounds meeting the most elite and talented Northwest experts, venues, caterers and more. This one of a kind event fosters a friendly and fun environment for partners to get questions answered, and be inspired. Couples can trust they will be treated with respect and professionalism during this exciting time. The 2016 showcase will be the best yet, featuring businesses that will provide couples with quality goods and services for every aspect of planning a life together. Experience the famous interactive style lounge, exciting giveaways, multiple tastings, swag bags for every guest, and as always, a few fun surprises.

One Love is complimentary to all guests.  No ticket is required to attend, but please register below to hold your space. Register to attend HERE.

Seattle Bride Magazine – Voting for 2016 Best Of Bride

Seattle Bride Best of AwardJanuary not only brings wedding show season, it also is the beginning of award season.  Seattle Bride Magazine has opened the voting for the 2016 Best of Bride awards. This award honors the best of Seattle wedding vendors in all facets of the wedding industry. We encourage you visit the Seattle Bride website and vote for Vintage Ambiance and your other favorite wedding vendors ➛ http://bit.ly/1OE9N5w

Vintage Ambiance was honored to have won the title of Best Rentals in 2015! 

Ethereal Woodland Elopement Inspiration

A whimsical and ethereal elopement styled shoot at Rattlesnake Lake was the perfect location for this delicately detailed woodlands theme. See more of this gorgeous shoot as published on Artfully Wed HERE.

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Vintage Ambiance rentals included: assorted vintage Clocks, Suitcases and leather Books, Typewriter, World Globe, Milk Glass Dessert Stand, Binoculars, “Adrien” Victorian Eastlake Side Table, “Patmore” Empire Style Mirrored Sideboard (mirror removed), and “Jewel” French Parlour Chairs.

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Participating Vendors included: Photographer: Rebecca Anne Photography | Dress Store: Calla Bridal | Floral Designer: From The Ground Up Floral | Event Designer: lilac and lace | Location: Rattlesnake Lake | Hair Stylist: Seattle Bride Hair | Equipment Rentals: Vintage Ambiance | Invitation Designer: Wide Eyes Paper Company

Brides Club Wedding Expo 2016 Recap

Over this past weekend, Vintage Ambiance was happy to help inspire future brides and grooms with our authentic vintage décor at the Pacific Grill Events + Catering booth at the Brides Club Wedding Expo. Get those pin-it buttons ready as you feast your eyes on these gorgeous photos captured by Autumn L. Rudolph Photography.  

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Featured Vintage Ambiance furniture, props and décor included: Card or Photo Holders Made from Vintage Crystal Door Knobs, vintage china, flatware, glassware, a selection of our mismatched wooden chairs, “Brayer” Farm Table, an Early 1900 Drawer Cabinet, and “Sophia” our Tiered Metal Stand.

Additional featured vendors represented: Pacific Grill Events + Catering; Florals: POSH Wedding Flowers; Linens/Beverage Dispensers/Cocktail Tables: American Party Place; Drape + Lighting: PJ Hummel & Company, Inc.; Photographer: Autumn L. Rudolph Photography

Visit Vintage Ambiance during I Do Sodo

I Do Sodo 2016I Do Sodo is Seattle’s newest wedding show, gives couples, their friends and families an opportunity to experience stylized venues designed by top wedding planners. On Sunday, February 21, 2016, take a tour through the historic Sodo neighborhood and experience what happens when industrial is chic and elegance has an edge.

Seven venues will be featured on this tour, all that possess architectural charm and unique details. The neighborhood blends metal, concrete and wood, new and old materials and modern and vintage construction. Each venue has its own history, its own tale to tell, just as you two do. The planners have assembled their team of premier wedding professionals, including caterer, florist, musician, photographer and stationer plus many more. Meet and experience a variety of industry experts at each location to find the perfect fit for you and your special day. Spend the afternoon saying I Do in Sodo!

Vintage Ambiance is will be featured at 4 venues: Kerloo Cellars, Canvas, Sodo Park and Metropolist. Purchase your tickets today and see how our vintage and antique props and furniture decor enhances theses amazing venues!

 

Be Inspired by a Nautical Wedding Shoot on a Sailboat

A romantic sail makes for the perfect engagement session, pre or post-ceremony sail, or beautifully styled elopement for those looking for an intimate, yet truly Pacific Northwest representation on their special day.  With inspiration taken from the Walt Whitman poem line, ‘To sail forth… with thee… on gossamer wings,” this soft pink, rosy, sea foam hued nautical inspiration shoot features antique details and is a stunner that will be sure to put the wind in your sails as you plan your nautical wedding.  

See more of “Be Inspired by a Nautical Wedding Shoot on a Sailboat-For a picturesque elopement or portrait session, consider a romantic sail.” published on Inside Weddings HERE.

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Vintage Ambiance rentals included: “Quincy” our Blue Chest, Vintage leather bound books, wooden crate, and antique glass bottles. 

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Participating vendors included: Photos: Julin Athalia Lee for The W PortraitureCake: Stone Layne Baked Specialties | Coordination: Simply by Tamara NicoleDresses: Dream Dresses by P.M.NFloral Design & Styling: Florarama Modern DesignHair: Meghann OliberosInvitation: Impress Ink Stationery DesignMakeup: Katya GudaevaModel: Camille Christine for SMG ModelsPlates: Grand Event RentalsRibbon: Silk and WillowVintage Props: Vintage Ambiance

Vintage Ambiance is a 2016 Weddings in Woodinville Featured Vendor

2016 Weddings in Woodinville

January is the start of Wedding Show season and Vintage Ambiance is happily displaying at three of Seattle’s top shows this and next month – The Seattle Wedding Show, Weddings in Woodinville, and One Love – and is happy to join the newest wedding tour to Seattle, I Do Sodo.

During Weddings in Woodinville our authentic vintage and antique period pieces will be featured at two this years venues, DeLille Cellars and Columbia Winery.  Visit us during this amazing, fun and inspiration tour, Sunday, January 31, for the 7th annual Weddings in Woodinville chauffeured wedding wine tour.   

Weddings in Woodinville is the original chauffeured wedding boutique wedding tour and wine tasting experience for brides, grooms and their wedding party. This extraordinary event has been designed to inspire you by placing you in the role as a guest at 8 uniquely, fully-decorated Woodinville Wine Country venues as if you were one of eight happy couples guests; helping you to envision your special wedding day and meet with industry professionals that can help them put it all together.  

See photos of last years tour featuring Vintage Ambiance decor HERE. We were featured at JM Cellars, Willows Lodge and The Woodhouse Wine Estates.

Learn more at www.weddingsinwoodinville.com and purchase your tickets today.   We look forward to seeing you and start planning the perfect vintage decor for your special day!

Romantic Equestrian Wedding Shoot

Featuring a color scheme of dusty blue, gold, ivory, with little hints of pink this romantic, bohemian accented styled Equestrian Wedding Shoot takes advantage of one of the many charming farm venues, Rein Fire Ranch, that Washington state is home to. We love how our vintage furniture harmonies with the nature surroundings and is so versatile – as we see this decor set up not only being perfect for weddings, but baby showers, engagement photos, wedding showers and more! See more inspiration on Oh Lovely Day of this Romantic Equestrian Wedding Shoot HERE.

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Vintage Ambiance rentals include: “Payne” 1940’s Walnut Table, Burled Walnut Chairs with Needlepoint Cushions, Vintage Gold Frame (used as platter to hold stationary), and Vintage China, Glassware and Silverware. 

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Participating Vendors included: Venue: Rein Fire Ranch / Photographer: Tasha at Vanasse Studios / Coordinator & Stylist: Koordination by Krisanna / Floral Designer: Kelly at Botanique / Desserts + Dessert Cart Styling: Jenna at The Sweet Petite / Makeup Artist: Elizabeth Marie Makeup / Hair Stylist: Leah Kooistra / Dress Boutique & Designer: Cicada Bridal / Earrings: Heidi Hull Designs / Calligraphy/Invitation Suite: Koordination by Krisanna / Vintage Rentals: Vintage Ambiance / Bride Model: Meg Harris / Groom Model: Erik Thompson / Horses: Cap & Pan

Vintage props and decor trends at the Seattle Wedding Show

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The Seattle Wedding Show is this weekend, January 16th & 17th, 2016 and Vintage Ambiance will have our inventory showcased throughout the Washington State Convention & Trade Center with some of our favorite participating vendors. Be sure to stop by Eventful Moments Wedding and Event Planning, Lindeman Weddings & Events, Wonderstruck Event Design, Woodland Park Zoo, Pike Place Market, The Arctic Club, Alexis Hotel, Redhook Brewery, and Mount Baker Rowing Club booths to see our antique and vintage rental pieces. 

The Seattle Wedding Show, is the largest wedding show on the West Coast that features more than 400 local, regional and national vendors, including event facilities, bakeries, bridal boutiques, caterers, disc jockeys, florists, jewelers, photographers, transportation providers, wedding consultants, and much more! 

Seattle Wedding Show 2016

2016 Seattle Wedding Show

  • Saturday, January 16th, 2016 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; ticket sales open at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday, January 17, 2016 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; ticket sales open at 10 a.m.
  • Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, 4th Floor, Seattle
  • Tickets are $17 and can be ordered online at www.weddingshow.com or purchased at the door. Children under 12 are free.

Published: Junebug Weddings-Pacific Northwest Wedding Inspiration at Rattlesnake Ledge

Plaid, doughnuts, Starbucks, breathtaking mountain views… this Pacific Northwest Wedding Inspiration at Rattlesnake Ledge is one for the books. We’re ecstatic to see it published on Junebug Weddings! See more gorgeous details of this styled shoot HERE.

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Vintage Ambiance rentals included: Brass candlesticks and serving platter.

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Participating vendors included: Photography – Allen Tsai Photography | Event Planning – Sweet Pea Events | Venue – Rattlesnake Ledge | Floral Design – Studio 3 Floral Design | Catering – Top Pot Doughnuts
Sweets – Little Squirrel Bakery | Hand-Lettering – Astronaut Carnival | Hair & Makeup Artist – Sarah Ren | Wedding Dress – Hayley Paige via Calla Bridal | Groom’s Apparel – Jos. A. Bank | Rentals – Vintage Ambiance | Ribbon – Silk and Willow | Film Lab – Photovision Prints | Models –  Lily Bonney and John John Hartzell

Jewel Tone Engagement Party Inspiration featured on Style Me Pretty

Engagement photo decor is one of our favorite events to rent for, so naturally we were thrilled when Katie (Parra Photography) asked us to participate in helping bring to life her vision for this styled engagement shoot. Featuring a soft color palette, full of warm happy light that featured a masculine vibe while also feeling very romantic, this Jewel Tone Engagement Party Inspiration features vintage brass details, bar and glassware, wooden chairs, sweetheart table, cake side table and our favorite bar cart. See more of this gorgeous shoot as featured on Style Me Pretty HERE.

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Featured Vintage Ambiance rentals include: “Payne” our 1940’s Walnut Table, “Laurent” our Two Tiered Black Table, our High Back Folding Chairs and other assorted vintage wooden chairs, wood & metal wheeled vintage serving cart, 1950’s barware, brass candlesticks, Amber glass cups, and 1940’s Bopee Glasses.

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Participating vendors included: Photography: Katie Parra Photography | Coordination: Clutch Events | Floral Design: En Fleur Event Design | Cake: The Sweet Side | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Calligraphy: Krisanna Reiff | Venue: The Admiral’s House | Coasters: Wedding Paper Divas | Macarons: The Sweet Side | Rentals: Vintage Ambiance

Classic Purple & Gold Wedding featured on Wedding Chicks

This outdoor, Fall wedding held at the stunning DeLille Cellars in Woodinville Wine Country, was full of tradition (the Stefana Ceremony details!) and you know how  sweet we are on customs and legacies! Full of purple and gold accents, this wedding embraced the casual and chic. Vintage Ambiance happily created a custom wedding reception chandelier from an assortment of our Hollywood Regency Lights and a vintage iron gate for the happy couple.

See more of this stunning Classic Purple & Gold Wedding featured on Wedding Chicks HERE.

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Interested in a custom vintage piece for your wedding? Contact us today at beckie@vintageambiance.com and let’s start creating together!

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Vendors included: Coordinators & Stylists: Simply by Tamara Nicole | Rentals: AA Party RentalsVintage Ambiance & Seattle Farm Tables | Groom & His Men: Jos A Bank | Beauty: Yessie Libby | Fashion: David’s Bridal & Maria Elena Headpieces | Bride’s Dress: Monique Ihuillier | Jewelry: T Anthony Jewelers & Alana Jewelry | Cakes & Catering: Cupcake Royale | Lighting & Entertainment: Wavelink Music | Favors & Details: Drake Sign and Design | Wedding Films: Red Filter Films | Photographers: Mark Malijan | Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Wonderstruck Letterpress | Photo Booth: Radiant Photo Booths | Cakes & Catering: Herban Feast | Flowers: Bash and Bloom

Color Inspiration: Aurora Red

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As the talented and creative Christian Dior said “Bright reds – scarlet, pillar-box red, crimson or cherry – are very cheerful and youthful. There is certainly a red for everyone.” and we couldn’t agree more.  So today we’re sharing our inspiration from this Holiday season with Pantone’s Aurora Red.

What Pantone has to say:
“Aurora Red, a more sophisticated shade that adds verve and spark.”

What Color Psychology has to say:
“Red is the color of energy. It’s associated with movement and excitement.  It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination.”

What we say:
A Christmas and Valentine’s inspired favorite, red evokes passion and pairs lovely with so many colors including green, black, pink and grey. 

How to use it in your decor:
No need to make this color play a supporting role in your color scheme.  Red bridesmaid dresses, groomsmen decked out in red socks, ties and suspenders and bridal bouquets created using different flowers all in red, make everyones’s heart skip a beat at the wedding.  

{Photo features Vintage Ambiance’s Red Wood Handled Caddy.  Are you interested? Contact Us}

Bohem By The Sea | A Bohemian Inspired Styled Shoot featured on Simply Elope

Living in the Pacific Northwest we are fortunate to be within minutes of the sea. The ocean is a grand source of inspiration – from the waters colors that range from deep blue to light grey and highlighted with white caps from where the wind means the water to how the rhythm of the tide calms one’s soul. So naturally we were delighted when asked to participate in a gorgeous bohemian elopement inspired styled shoot by the sea with photographers Tracie Howe and Autumn L. Rudolph. We were even more delighted to see it published on Simply Elope.

Vintage Ambiance period pieces that are featured included crystal compotes, brass vases and candlesticks, vintage binoculars, gold painted vintage serving platter, and wooden crates.

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See more of our Bohem By The Sea | A Bohemian Inspired Styled Shoot featured on Simply Elope HERE.

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PARTICIPATING VENDORS: Autumn L. Rudolph Photography // Tracie Howe Photography // Deception Pass State Park // Men’s Warehouse // The Dress Theory // Hanna Mazur, Makeup Artist // Sublime Stems // Vintage Ambiance Rentals

 

Alluring Halloween Wedding Inspiration at Dairyland featured on Seattle Bride Magazine

This wedding shoot focused on the glam and not the ghoulish-side of Halloween. Sometimes it’s the smaller details that really inspire us. Beyond the lack of use of traditional Halloween colors of orange and purple, we love how our gold mirror takes on an entirely new function when it’s placed atop a table and used as a platter to display key items – here a lovely black skull and the fabulous invitations from CK Paper Designs.  Plus, for all you Twilight fans, how appropriate is our “Cullen” metal trunk?!  

Thank you Eventful Moments, Seattle Bride and the entire shoot team! 

Vintage Ambiance items included our Roman Gothic Iron Gates, “Spike” our Small Steamer Trunk, our Cullen Metal Trunk, a Serving Cart, various vintage leather bound books, our antique gold mirror, silver candlesticks and small vases, “Ashton” our Drum Table with Drawer, rand “Ruby” our Victorian Fainting Couch.

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See more of our Alluring Halloween Wedding Inspiration at Dairyland featured on Seattle Bride Magazine HERE.  If you are interested in  any of our pieces for your event please Contact Us today!

Participating Vendors: PHOTOGRAPHY Vail Studio | PLANNER & DESIGNER EVENTful Moments | FLORIST Flowers by Tiffany | DRESS Laineemeg Bridal | CAKE The Cakewalk Shop | STATIONERY CK Paper Designs | VINTAGE DECOR Vintage Ambiance |RENTALS ABC Special Event Rentals | HAIR & MAKEUP Yessie Libby Hair & Makeup | CHALK ART Wedding Chalk Art | VENUE Dairyland

Color Inspiration: Dried Herb

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Perhaps we’re influenced by thoughts of turkey and stuffing but this month’s color inspiration is Pantone’s Dried Herb.

What Pantone has to say:
“Pantone’s Dried Herb is an olive green shade once thought of as strictly safari or military. This color has been elevated into a color we now perceive as sophisticated and chic. Closely related to nature, Dried Herb is an organic shade redolent of nature’s earthy fragrances.”

What Color Psychology has to say:
“This is the color of balance and harmony. From a color psychology perspective, it is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart.  Green, the color of life, renewal, nature, and energy, is associated with meanings of growth, harmony, freshness, safety, fertility, and environment.”

What we say:
We love that this military inspired color was listed in Pantone’s 2015 Fall Fashion Color Report.  This hue of green is timeless and always on trend.

How to use it in your decor:
Try using this color in it’s literal translation – with the use of fresh herbs, such as Sage or Tarragon, in your bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces or in your cocktails. Not only is using herbs on trend this season, they’re economical and add an unexpected scent and flavor to your event.

{Photo features Vintage Ambiance’s Great Collection of Vintage Books including Classics including O’Henry, Stevenson, Longfellow, and more.  Are you interested? Contact Us}

Color Inspiration: Tangerine

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Inspired by the Fall season and all the lovely plump pumpkins we’re seeing everywhere, we’ve chosen Pantone’s Tangerine as this month’s Color Inspiration.  

What Pantone has to say:
“Spontaneous and gregarious, PANTONE 15-1247 Tangerine is a juicy orange shade that is energizing, yet not jarring to the eye. Versatile Tangerine is striking enough to stand on its own and adds vitality to a printed pattern. Good natured and friendly, but with a tangy edge, this fun-loving color invites a smile.”

What Color Psychology has to say:
“The color psychology of orange is optimistic and uplifting, rejuvenating our spirit. In fact orange is so optimistic and uplifting that we should all find ways to use it in our everyday life, even if it is just an orange colored pen that we use.  Orange brings spontaneity and a positive outlook on life and is a great color to use during tough economic times, keeping us motivated and helping us to look on the bright side of life.  The color orange relates to social communication, stimulating two way conversations. A warm and inviting color, it is both physically and mentally stimulating, so it gets people thinking and talking!

What we say:
Orange is the perfect pop of color for your wedding or event, as it’s uplifting and positive hue exudes warmth and happiness and puts everyone in a happy and festive mood.  This color works perfectly for a Mad Men-inspired wedding or event, as the 1960’s was teeming with this vibrant color. We also love seeing it during the Fall season when nature herself is filled with multiple hues of this cheery color. Lastly, you can never go wrong with a vibrant pop of color, such as this, to really make a table, sofa, bouquet or bowtie.  

How to use it in your decor:
Add orange to your lounge area with accent pillows; make the bar area pop with drink ware that features orange through glassware or straws; use pumpkins as apart of your floral arrangements; try stacking mandarin oranges in vases or atop compote vases and cake stands to add that pop of color – and be a fresh, fruit favor too!

{Photo features Vintage Ambiance’s 1960’s Ice Bucket and glasses.  Are you interested? Contact Us}

Published! How Sweet It Is on Seattle Bride

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How sweet it is for sure seeing our authentic period vintage rentals featured in the 2015 Fall/Winter issue of Seattle Bride Magazine! This beautiful wedding, held at The Hollywood Schoolhouse in Woodinville, features one of our favorite decor trends – pairing antique furniture with your floral displays to create unique, bold, “wow” moments.  For Natalie and Lamar this meant using “Ceclia” our 1940’s White Sideboard as part of the focal point to display the pink and cream floral centerpieces created by Rented Elegance.  

See more of Vintage Ambiance in Seattle Bride Magazine – on newsstands now! 

Boho-Botanical‬ at the Northlake Wedding & Events Tour

Join us on Sunday, October 18th, 2015 at the Northlake Wedding & Events Tour! Vintage Ambiance be at the at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture showcasing our Boho-Botanical themed wedding with Jen Leslie Events. This tour is an amazing opportunity to check out venues in the Northlake area and meet tons of industry professionals.

Here’s a little taste of what you’ll see ~ be sure to stop by and say hi!

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Northlake Wedding & Events Tour
October 18th, 2015
11:00am-4:00pm
Registration takes place at The Center for Urban Horticulture (where we’ll be!) 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98105
Ticket Link: http://www.northlakewedding.com/tickets.html

Get Hitched Give Hope 2015 Inspiration Shoot

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Early Spring, we participated in the, always fun and inspiration, photo shoot for the 8th annual Get Hitched Give Hope charity bridal gala. This years theme A Love for All Seasons encompasses Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall and how all you have to do is call  – on Get Hitched, Give Hope and your wedding dreams, and for a glamorous night, come true at the luxe Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Seattle, October 22, 2015.  Enjoy a wonderland of seasonal finery with Seattle’s best wedding professionals and revel in a romantic feast for the senses full of color, taste, and sound as we celebrate love and raise funds to benefit Dream Foundation and Young Survival Coalition

Here are a few of our favorite shots featuring Vintage Ambiance furniture featuring “Stewart” our 1920’s Navy Velvet Couch & Ottoman and “Ashton” our vintage Drum Table with Drawer:

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See more photos of this years inspiration photo shoot at www.gethitchedgivehope.com/2015-inspiration-shoot/ .

Get your tickets to join in on this wonderland of seasonal finery with Seattle’s best wedding professionals at the event recently named Seattle Bride magazine’s Best Wedding Show in 2015.

Participating vendors in the GHGH Love for All Seasons Photo Shoot included: Photographer – Gabriel Van Wyhe & Barbie Hull Photography || Styling – A Kurant EventClutch Events, & Perfectly Post Events || Models – Tyler & Kylie || Hair & Makeup – Off White Hair & Makeup || Dress – Cicada || Suit – Kuhlman’s || Furniture – Vintage Ambiance || Florals – En Fleur || Cake – Butter & Bloom || Rings – Sholt Design || Art Direction – Persimmon Images

Bloody Rum: published on The Frosted Petticoat

No Mad Men themed shoot would be complete without a cocktail (or two)! Check out some of the details from this retro classique affair we participated in featured on The Frosted Petticoat.  See more from this styled shoot and get the recipe for a Bloody Rum HERE.

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Vintage Ambiance Mid-Century Mod Collection pieces featured included our Libbey orange and gold ice bucket and glassware, milk and turquoise glass compotes and cake stands, and Starbusrt glassware.

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VENDORS: Photographer:  IJ Photo // Equipment Rentals: AA Party Rentals // Transportation: British Motor Coach // Event Designer: Celise Callahan Event and Wedding Design // Floral Designer: Flowers by Tiffany // DJ: Good Times DJ Service // Apparel: Laineemeg Bridal // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men’s Warehouse // Specialty Foods: Sweet Buffet Lady // Cake Designer: The Cakewalk Shop // Event Venue: The Factory Luxe // Equipment Rentals: Vintage Ambiance // Makeup Artist: Wink and A Smile Makeup

Paris inspired Vintage: Published in Seattle Bride Magazine

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“One for the Ages” featured in Seattle Bride‘s Fall/Winter 2015 issue, was a 1920’s Parisian inspired wedding unlike any other.  Crush on this teaser and pick up your copy of the magazine on newsstands now.

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Cupcakes never looked so good! On newsstands now  in Seattle Bride Fall/Winter 2015 issue, feast your eyes on Tayrn O’Bra and Chris Longhurt’s “Warm Welcome” wedding held at The Foundry by Herban Feast in Sodo Park.

Not will you be inspired by seeing how this amazing couple used “Lincoln” our Table Top Cubby to hold and display scrumptious cupcakes from Dianne’s Delights, you have to check out the custom wire framed chandelier strung with vintage lightbulbs and blooms from Bloomed Out Floral Design, we created for their altar!  

Read more about this wedding in our blog “Real Wedding at The Foundry” too.

Published, Married & Celebrated: Seattle Bride Magazine

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Did you see the wedding of Jessica Raab and Gabe Miller’s beautiful wedding at Swiftwater Cellars published in Wedding Party in Seattle Bride Fall/Winter 2015 issue? On newsstands now – find a store near you.

Among the Vintage Ambiance items featured, we embraced their request for a “rustic-chic” wedding and created a custom designed wagon wheel and pineapple glass trio chandelier to adorn the altar with.

Vintage orchard ladders: New Inventory Spotlight

Couldn’t be more excited for the latest addition to the Vintage Ambiance warehouse – six 12 foot vintage orchard ladders. We can not wait to see what fun things can we do with them.

We’re thinking hanging patio lights from them instead of boring old pipes is a great place to start! How would you use these?

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To help spark all our creativity, here are 8 inspirational ways these ladders can be incorporated into your events decor:

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1. Display – Especially useful as the evenings get chilly, use the orchard ladder to display warm blankets for guests to cuddle up in. Image: Mango Studios Photography via Style Me Pretty
2. Lights – Use them to string lights across the dance floor, reception tables or anywhere you want to add a little glow for the evening. Image: Ryan Flynn Photography
3. Favor Display – Pair the ladders with vintage wooden boxes filled with wedding favors. the Image: Brookelyn Photography via Storyboard Wedding
4. Photo booth or receiving line backdrop – Decorate ladders with vintage fabric, buntings, and embroidery hoops adorned with lace, pearls, and ribbons to create a romantic backdrop for a photo booth area or the receiving line. Image Stacey Bishop Photography via Pinterest
5. Photo display –  Hand photos of you and your partner from the rungs. Image: Amanda K Weddings + Portraits
6. Altar backdrop – Create a unique altar backdrop with ladders filled with flowers and candlelight. Image: Brittany Dow Photography via Green Wedding Shoes
7. Floral arrangements – Display your floral arrangements by suspending them from the ladder rungs. Image: Cliff Mautner Photography via Beautiful Blooms
8. Escort card station – Hang guests names and table assignments with vintage velvet ribbon on tea-dyed paper. Image: Izzy Hudgins Photography via Wedding Chicks

Interested in our Vintage Orchard Ladders for your wedding or event? Contact us at beckie@vintageambiance.com or 425.829.8570 to check availability and prices, or to schedule a tour of the warehouse to see other fabulous authentic vintage furniture and decor rentals available.

Visit Vintage Ambiance at the Northwest Event Show

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The BanquetEvent.com Northwest Event Show is the ultimate show for meeting professionals and party planners in the Northwest. This show hosts over 150 top businesses and services present in the Puget Sound. This one-day event planners trade show showcases innovative ideas, creative displays, extraordinary cuisine and the latest in trends and decor. This is the ultimate exhibition of the Northwest hospitality industry!

Vintage Ambiance will be displaying again this year in our own booth and contributing to In Woodinville and the Mount Baker Rowing & Sailing Center.

Northwest Event Show
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Washington State Convention Center
Open only to those in the hospitably industry, register HERE for complimentary entrance

Vintage Ambiance at NWES

Vintage Botanical Bridal Inspiration featured on Green Wedding Shoes

“The picture of a flower in a botanical book is information; its mission ends with our knowledge. But in pure art it is a personal communication. And therefore until it finds its harmony in the depth of our personality it misses the mark. We can treat” ~ Rabindranath Tagore {Poet, Playwright and Essayist, Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, 1861-1941}

We were so excited to see this beautiful botanical wedding photo shoot be featured on Green Wedding Shoes!  Designed, photographed and featuring many handcrafted items by Kerry Jeanne Photography {such as the coffee and tea dyed papers featuring watercolor drawings}, we love how she and our awesome team of vendors, recreated this timeless look.

Vintage Ambiance period pieces that are featured included leather bound books, vintage typewriter, various glass jars and bottles, binoculars, spectacles, “Beau” our burlap seat arm chair, a metal serving cart, gold framed mirror {used as a serving tray}, champagne and cocktail glassware, brass candlesticks, clock, vintage handwritten letters from around the globe, small gold oval frame with vintage drawing, flower patterned china, our handprinted Victorian Gramophone, cut glass decanter, skeleton keys, glass door knob card holder, “Estelle” our 1890’s walnut secretary, silverware, metal vase, “Samuel” our English oak table and “Stuart” our chippy paint blue and yellow rustic table.

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See more of this “Vintage Botanical Bridal Inspiration” shoot on Green Wedding Shoes HERE.
 

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VENDORS: photography: Kerry Jeanne Photography // venue: W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory // florals: Bond in Bloom // dress: Jenny Packham from The Dress Theory // hair + makeup: The Outer Edge // rentals: Vintage Ambiance // cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio // stationery: Kayleigh DuMond // accessories: Tessa Kim // silk ribbons: Adorn Company

Visit Vintage Ambiance at The Arctic Club Seattle’s Open House

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The Arctic Club Seattle is hosting an open house and Vintage Ambiance will be there displaying some of our authentic period pieces. Join us Thursday, September, 10, 2015 to view their meeting spaces, meet their friendly sales team, and enjoy complimentary appetizers and drinks with us while we discuss your vintage decor, furniture and prop needs!

For more details about vendors and the show visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1678570509052869/.

RSVP by September the 7th to andrea@thearcticclubseattle.com or 206-631-8060.

Steampunk!

“To me, it’s essentially the intersection of technology and romance.” – Jake von Slatt

Steampunk is the subgenre of science fiction and fantasy that incorporates aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery and technology. Relying heavily on Victorian time settings, this genre also includes inspiration from the Medieval Age, Middle Age, Western/Wild West period, Science Fiction, Industrial and Modern ages.  The “steam” referring to the genre’s base in technology, specifically steam power.  The “punk”, although debated depending on whom you talk to, refers to the individuality and creativity of one’s self, through style, gadgets or attitude.  It began as a sub-genre of science fiction and fantasy and often Mary Shelly (Frankenstein), H.G. Wells (The Time MachineThe War of the Worlds), and Jules Verne (Around the World in 80 Days, Journey to the Center of the Earth, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) are noted as originators of the steampunk literary genre.

We love Steampunk for it’s roots in the ninetieth century. We love all the brass and copper, the intricate etchings and wood engravings, the opulence of details, we admire and celebrate the spokes on a gear to the form and functionality each item carries.

Check out some of our Steampunk Collection and contact us today to help create your dream Steampunk event!

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Photos are from Stephanie Cristalli Photography and David R Preston Photography

Contact us at beckie@vintageambiance.com or 425.829.8570 to schedule a tour of the warehouse to see other furniture and decor rentals that are available, or to check availability and prices.

We’ve been published: Whimsical Washington Barn Wedding

Inspired by nature and the great outdoors, this real wedding we participated in at Woodland Meadow Farms/Dairyland in Snohomish, Washington was the perfect marriage of “woodsy-meets-whimsical” and we’re ecstatic that is has been featured on Green Wedding Shoes!

Here are a few of our favorite shots {images by Green Ginger Photography}:

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“Cornwall” market cart greeted guests with delicious appetizers provided by Twelve Baskets Catering.

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Vintage Ambiance’s white shabby chic window pane served as the escort cards for guests telling then what table they were to be seated at.

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See more of this “Whimsical Washington Barn Wedding” on Green Wedding Shoes HERE.

VENDORS: photography: Green Ginger Photography // venue: ceremony at Woodland Meadow Farms and reception at Dairyland Snohomish, Washington // event design: Bride and Groom // event planning: DIY // florals + flower crowns: Mother of the Bride and family friend // favors: designed and created by the Groom and Groomsmen // wedding dress: Designed and created by Bride and Mother of the Bride // hairpieces: Mother of the Bride // wedding ring: Green Lake Jewelry Works // shoes: DSW // bridesmaid dresses: Various shops including Nordstrom and ASOS // flower girl dresses: Designed and created by Bride and Mother of the Bride // hair + makeup: Anjulie Dahlin // groom and groomsmen vests: Filson // videography: Cady and Aubrey Eckle, Cousins of the Bride // invitations + signage: Homemade plantable paper, designed and created by Bride and Mother of the Bride // catering: Twelve Baskets Catering // cake and desserts: Mother of the Bride and friend of the Bride // rentals: AA Party RentalsVintage Ambiance, and tent through Grand Event Rentals // officiant: Robert Case, Calvary Chapel Eastside (Bellevue, WA) and Pat Sczebel, Crossway Community Church (Langley, BC)music: Greg Ruby Quartet

New Inventory Spotlight: Tables and Pews

Our Industrial and French Country Style vintage rental collections are growing.  Today we’re happy to introduce you to new four pieces that will be sure to elevate your wedding or events decor.

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White French Country Style Table

Pallet Backdrop

Custom built Pallet Backdrop

Church pine pew

Texas Church Pine Pew

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Colby – Industrial table on wheels

Interested in our authentic vintage furniture for your wedding, corporate event, anniversary party, birthday party, baby shower or other celebration? Contact us today at beckie@vintageambiance.com  or 425.829.8570  or fill out our quick Contact Us form at http://www.vintageambiance.com/contact/.

We’ve been featured on Be Minked: Vintage Inspired Wedding Style

Our vintage inspired wedding photo shoot with Heather Mayer Photography, has been featured on Be Minked – Luxe Wedding Ideas & Bridal Paraphernalia!

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Check out all the sweet details of this romantic vintage evergreen, brass, and gold inspired shoot at http://beminked.com/vintage-inspired-style/.

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VENDORS: Photographer: Heather Mayer Photography//Paper Props: CK Paper Designs//Floral Designer: Flora D’ Amore by Stadium Flowers//Linens and Coverings: Grand Event Rentals//Apparel: LaineeMeg inc.//Other Location:Robinswood House //Cake Designer: Stone Layne Baked Specialties//Specialty Foods: Sweet Buffet Lady//Hair Stylist:urbanista stylist//Equipment Rentals: Vintage Ambiance//Signage: Wedding Chalk Art

 

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We’ve been published! Rocky Mountain Bride “Farm Engagement”

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Baby goats, board games and cupcakes are just a few of the elements that make this Washington Farm Engagement, featured on Rocky Mountain Bride, so sweet.

Washington farm engagement with decor and props from Vintage Ambiance.

Washington farm engagement with decor and props from Vintage Ambiance.

Washington farm engagement with decor and props from Vintage Ambiance.

 

Washington farm engagement with decor and props from Vintage Ambiance.

 

Washington farm engagement with decor and props from Vintage Ambiance.

Washington farm engagement with decor and props from Vintage Ambiance.

Washington farm engagement with decor and props from Vintage Ambiance.

See more of this Washington Farm Engagement at rockymountainbride.com/kristen-mizra-farm-engagement/  featuring the following vendors: Photographer: Barrie Anne Photography // Venue: Left Foot Farm // Planner: Simply by Tamara Nicole Weddings + Events // Hair + Makeup: Yessie Libby Hair + Makeup // Vintage Rentals: Vintage Ambiance // Videography: Little Dog Multimedia // Cupcakes: Trophy Cupcakes // Floral Design: From the Ground Up Floral.

Interested in authentic vintage décor for your engagement photo session? Contact us today at beckie@vintageambiance.com, or 425. 829.8570 or fill out one of our inquiry forms.

Looking for more tips on how to style your engagement photos?  Check out our blog on how to “Set the Mood – Tips for styling your engagement photos“.

Pike Place Market: Seattle Ambiance

We love Seattle.  We love the evergreen trees.  The grey days filled with drizzle.  The ferry’s gliding across the sparking waters. The people… and there’s no better place to people-watch, shop, eat and really experience Seattle than at the Pike Place Market.  Where else can you see men throwing fish, hoards of people sticking gum to a wall, grab a cup of joe from the first Starbucks location, have an apple cider slushy (from The Juice Emporium), or enjoy such stunning views of the Puget Sound?!

Overlooking the Elliot Bay waterfront, the Pike Place Market is the oldest continually operating farmers’ market in the United States. Founded August 17th, 1907, our public market offers shopping, including apparel, art, books, candies, tea, florists, gifts, health and nutrition, home and kitchen supplies, imports, jewelry, smoke shops and toys; a crafts market, that represents 225 local and regional craftspeople; specialty foods from dozens of speciality food stores including cheese, meats, baked goods, seafood, spices, oils, grains and more; restaurants, including bakeries, bistros, and casual dinning; and of course, the farmers market where farmers sell their locally grown produce and products to shoppers seven days a week, 362 days a year. Then of course, theirs the whole event side of the market.  Event facilities can accommodate 10-200 guests in their spacious event facilities that feature wooden floors, high ceilings and spectacular views of Elliot Bay, the street of Pike Place and the iconic neon Public Market clock.

Today, in honor of the Markets 108th anniversary, we’re featuring a few photos of our decor from an assortment of events that Vintage Ambiance had the pleasure to supply our antique decor for.

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Vintage Ambiance’s wooden crates and baskets filled with some of the bounty from the Pike Place Market.

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Victor crates, French Harvest baskets, and assorted wooden crates from Vintage Ambiance filled with Pike Place Market flowers.

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Mismatched wooden chairs and farm tables from Vintage Ambiance.

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Plan your visit to one of our favorite places, HERE and enjoy the Seattle ambiance!

New Inventory Spotlight: Small Decor

So many wonderful new treasures have been added to the Vintage Ambiance inventory over the summer!  We’re busy adding to our metal collection, Steampunk Collection and more.  Check out some of the latest Small Decor goods we have available to rent for your next event.

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Vintage National Cash Register

Ring up the fun with this silver National cash register! Invented in 1884, cash registers quickly became staples in retail stores and from 1888 to 1915 were made with elaborate cast-metal cases, as you see here.  These ornate register’s came in brass and cast iron and featured three finishes including Bronze, Nickel (seen here) and Copper Oxidized, which gave a reddish tone to the metal.

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Collection of Cogs, Pulleys, Wheels, and Springs

Cogs, Pulleys, Wheels, and Springs, oh my!

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Large Vintage Wire Baskets

Metal Sign Holders

Vintage Metal Sign Holders

We can’t wait to see these vintage metal sign holders displaying table numbers, guest book signs, or photos.

Seed Crate

Vintage Seed Crate

This pine vintage seed crate from E. J Bowen, San Francisco, California Seeds, during the 1920’s featured lithographs and dovetail joints. Bowen had three stores, one being right on First Avenue in Seattle! We see it filled with flowers, or as a place to collect cards, or to be where wedding favors are stored.  For fun, check out the 1903 catalog of their seeds HERE that we found.

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Metal Tiered Stand

Color Inspiration: Honeysuckle Pink

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Their has been some sensational sunsets this summer and it is the inspiration behind this months color inspiration.  This month we’re focusing on Pink, in particular Pantone’s Honeysuckle Pink.

What Pantone has to say:
“A Color for All Seasons. Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with nothing ‘everyday’ about it.”

What Color Psychology has to say:
Pink “represents compassion, nurturing, the feminine principle, hope, romance and love. It relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving of nurturing.”

What we say:
Nothing goes better with these breathtaking Seattle sunsets than a nice chilled glass of Rosè…. another reason why we love pink! A fun, playful and romantic color that suggests youth and sirenity.

How to use it in your decor:
Pink isn’t just for your flowers, think outside the box and try using this playful color in a major way in your decor-accent the bride and groom, groom and groom, or bride and brides, table with a pink velvet sofa!

{Photo features Vintage Ambiance’s Paris 1950’s French Country Couch with Reversible Cushions Pink to Zebra
80Lx32Wx42H. Are you interested? Contact us HERE}

White Loft Wedding in Seattle: Styled Shoot with Blue Rose Photography

Light and bright and by the candlelight…. this styled shoot Vintage Ambiance participated in with Blue Rose Photography embraced two key elements for creating beautiful photos, light and simplicity.  A color palette of white, ivory and golds, were used to create a modern bride style, while giving a nod to the traditional with all the vintage decor and furniture elements.  See more of our “White Loft Wedding in Seattle” in the Summer 2015 issue of Trendy Bride Magazine (available at Barnes & Noble Bookstores and online).

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Vintage Ambiance features: Libby White with Gold Parlor Table and Gold Mirror Cocktails sign

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Featured Vintage Ambiance rentals: Assorted Brass candlesticks

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Vendors featured in this styled photo shoot included:
Photography and Styling: Blue Rose Photography
Hair and Makeup: Yessie Libby Hair and Makeup
Bridal Gown: Laineemeg Bridal Salong
Venue: Bandia Rua Studios
Dinning Tables: Seattle Farm Tables
Vintage Decor and Furniture: Vintage Ambiance
Florals: Jenny Luu Flowers
Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio
Model: kiley kohler (SMG Models)
Film lab: photovision

The Bloom Bash Workshop is coming to Seattle

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Calling all bloggers, small business owners, photographers and creative women in general!  Have you heard that The Bloom Workshop is stopping by Seattle?! Join us during this two-day event whose mission is “to help fuel women’s creative passions, establish authentic community, and equip you with the tools you need to take your blog or business to the next level”.

Vintage Ambiance is contributing pieces of our authentic period vintage furniture and decor rentals for their styled shoot workshop this October.

So if you are eager to learn more about blogging, social media, photography, interior design and styling, sharing knowledge on how each of these topics work together to take your blog or business to the next level and help fuel your creative passions, establish authentic community and feel more confident in your small business or blog, then this event is for you! Over this two day retreat, you’ll have in-depth teaching sessions on blogging, social media, photography, styling, design, florals, calligraphy and more as lead by an amazing team of talented speakers, local partnerships and a beautifully styled photo shoot.

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The Bloom Bash – featuring The Inspired Room
October 22-23, 2015
Seattle, Washington
Tickets available through Eventbright
Join the conversation #bloomtheworkshop #bloombashseattle
Learn more, reserve your spot and get social with The Bloom Bash HERE.

New Inventory Spotlight: Barrel, parlor and club chairs

“A chair’s function is not just to provide a place to sit; it is to provide a medium for self-expression. Chairs are about status, for example. Or signaling something about oneself. That’s why the words chair, seat and bench have found themselves used to describe high status professions, from academia to Parliament to the law.” ~ Evan Davis

And we like to express ourselves through gorgeous, unique and eye-catching vintage chairs (and decor)! Check out the three newest additions to the Vintage Ambiance warehouse:

“Sinclair” – 1930’s post deco club chairs.  They are mohair and the caning in the arms is extremely unusual. . . in fact, we have never see anything like it before!

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“Greyson” – 1940’s Barrel Chair.  We’ve recovered this chair with this great navy fabric featuring fleur de lis inside wreaths.  We’re on the hunt for a small couch that can be recovered in the same fabric.

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 “Therese” our  late 1800’s parlor chair covered in stunning teal velvet fabric. She’s just so cute, right?!

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Interested in Sinclair, Greyson or Therese for your wedding, corporate event, anniversary party, birthday party, baby shower or other celebration? Contact us today at beckie@vintageambiance.com  or 425.829.8570  or fill out our quick Contact Us form at http://www.vintageambiance.com/contact/.

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  We completely agree and tend to get lost reminiscing and reinventing how we can create a feeling with our vintage decor for all our lovely brides and grooms. So  you can image how hard it is to narrow down how we want to say just what Vintage Ambiance is! That being said, we are excited to share our new table top postcards with you all.

We must also take a moment and thank a couple people who help make our job so inspiring, not to mention fun.  Thank you to Melody Davis of MG Davis Events, for her coordination and design expertise; and Jennifer Tai of Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry, for capturing it all (on film!) so magically. All the images featured on our new marketing material are from events where our “Dream Team” has worked together to create extraordinary wedding event experiences.

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Color Inspiration: Glacier Gray

 

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Living in Seattle we have our fair share of gray skies, but this Pacific NW native, embraces the overcast, cloudy days (especially with a toasty summer like we’re having this year!)  So today we’re focusing on the perfect neutral for all seasons, Glacier Gray.

What Pantone has to say:
“Glacier Gray is an unobtrusive gray that contrasts and enhances; bouncing off other shades without taking away from them as it slips into the background to allow other colors to take center stage. Nature’s most perfect neutral, Glacier Gray is a shade that is timeless. Quietly assuring and peacefully relaxing, Glacier Gray, is above all, constant.”

What Color Psychology has to say:
“Gray suggests security, reliability, modesty, and maturity.  Gray is the color of intellect, knowledge, and wisdom. It is perceived as long-lasting, classic, and often as sleek or refined. It is a color that is dignified, conservative, and carries authority.”

What we say:
Gray is one of the hottest colors this year and we’re seeing it everywhere from bridesmaid dresses to table linens.  With a huge variance of dark to light options, think silver to charcoal to almost white-gray, this color balances elegantly, yet whimsically, with yellows, blues, pinks, oranges, purple, and whites.

How to use it in your decor:
Use large pieces of decor, such as sofas, to refect your color palette throughout your reception area and then use pops of your coordinating colors for balance through the use of pillows.

{Photo features Vintage Ambiance’s “Winston” 1930’s Gray Velveteen Couch, 74L x 22W x 32H.  Are you interested? Contact Us}

New Inventory Spotlight: Mid Century Collection Bernice

“Orange is the happiest color.” ~ Frank Sinatra

Bernice orange Mid Century Sofa

Fun, fresh and fantastic – meet “Bernince”, the newest member to Vintage Ambiance’s Mid Century Collection!  The color orange is fun, flamboyant, and radiates warmth and happiness.  We especially love seeing her paired with fuchsia and turquoise.  She’ll be sure to up the happy-factor to your wedding or event’s decor!

Contact us today at beckie@vintageambiance.com or 425.829.8570 to schedule a tour of the warehouse to see other furniture and decor rentals that are available, or to check availability and prices.

Vintage Ambiance wins Seattle Bride Magazines Best of!

Tuesday night, the team at Vintage Ambiance, gathered together with some of our favorite wedding vendors for Seattle Bride Magazines Best of 2015 awards.  Held at the historic Rainer Club in downtown Seattle, we were greeted with glasses of Blanc de Bleu Champagne and left with a new title under our belts – Best Rental Company!  Thank you to Seattle Bride, our colleagues and friends, partners, peers, and our clients for your support, we are honored and grateful to have our passion for decor be recognized.

We had a blast at the celebration and it was fun to be recognized as the best rental company. . . . but hanging out with so many of our new friends, and phenomenal vendors in Seattle’s wedding community, made the extra night special!  Congratulations to all our fellow winners and nominees!

Pick up your copy of the BEST of 2015 Seattle Bride Magazine copy today to see who you voted as the top wedding venues, decor experts, photographers, florists and more!  {Plus you’ll see Vintage Ambiance throughout the issue in their “The Wedding Party” Real Weddings features to the decor in the gown feature “Detail Work”.}

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We’ve been featured on Burnett’s Boards

Our 1890’s settee “Celine” has debuted her new look (along with a few other fabulous gold items from the warehouse) on Burnett’s Boards, and we couldn’t be happier!  This styled shoot embraced a modern vintage vibe we think would be a perfect match for a Fall or Winter wedding with it’s inviting gilded style.

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Jewelry box from Vintage Ambiance_Courtney Bowlden Photography

Gold Filigree Jewelry Box

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Gold rimmed cocktail glasses accented with a rose petal cocktail.

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Mismatched gold and white china accent this burgundy table decor.

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“Sabrina” Marble Topped Table and gold Victorian mirrored tray from Vintage Ambiance

See more of this “Burgundy & Gold Wedding Ideas” photo shoot at: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/04/burgundy-gold-wedding-ideas/.

Looking to add some glit to your wedding or event? The following wedding vendors collaborated to create this modern yet vintage inspired shoot:

Photography: Courtney Bowlden Photography Design & Coordination: Wedding Wise Rentals: Vintage Ambiance & Grand Event Rentals Floral Design: Il Bel Fiore Hair & Makeup: Yessie Makeup Artistry Cake: Tanya’s Take on Cake Invitations & Paper Goods: Ink Allure Wedding Dress & Headband: Jenny Packham from Dress Theory Shoes: Essence Menbur from Nordstrom Models: Seattle Models Guild Venue: Fremont Foundry in Seattle

New Inventory Spotlight: Lamps

“Perhaps it will seem to you that the sunshine is brighter and that everything has a new charm. At least, I believe this is always the result of a deep love, and it is a beautiful thing. And I believe people who think love prevents one from thinking clearly are wrong; for then one thinks very clearly and is more active than before. And love is something eternal–the aspect may change, but not the essence. There is the same difference in a person before and after he is in love as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning. The lamp was there and it was a good lamp, but now it is shedding light too, and that is its real function. And love makes one calmer about many things, and in that way, one is more fit for one’s work.” ~ Vincent van Gogh

Lighting is an essential element of your wedding reception decor, and we’re excited to have five new lamps to added to the Vintage Ambiance lighting inventory.  Lamps can add drama and help to produce certain moods such as warmth and homeyness.

Anna Table Lamp

Anna Table Lamp with marble and gold details

Faye Floor Lamp

Faye Floor Lamp – cream and gold

Francis Floor Lamp

Francis Floor Lamp – gold stand with cream shade

Josephine Lamps

Josephine Lamps – pair of grey, gold and white table lamps

Lamps, candleabras, hanging insulaters, chandiliers, and more, Vintage Ambiance has vintage inventory lighting options for your wedding.  Contact us today beckie@vintageambiance.com | 425.829.8570 | http://www.vintageambiance.com/contact/

We’ve been featured on In Love in The City

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We’ve been published on In Love in The City!

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Our favorite element of this “Glitzy Downtown Seattle Wedding” was the vintage altar we created using “Ross”, our pair of light brown/beige French Doors, that was also used as the backdrop of the bride and groom table during the reception.  The cake table featuring “Ceclia”, our 1940’s white sideboard, and by  flanked by “Beau” our Burlap Seat Arm Chair and another and another shabby chic wooden white chair, wasn’t to shabby either!

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Participating Vendors in this “Glitzy Downtown Seattle Wedding”:
Photographer: Courtney Bowlden Photography 
Dress Store: I Do Bridal
Officiant: Seattle Wedding Officiants
Caterer: Skillet Street Food 
Equipment Rentals: Vintage Ambiance
Event Venue: Melrose Market Studio

Color Inspiration: Turquoise

Vintage Ambiance turquoise-glass collection

Classic colors never go out of style and prevail through the decades.   Today we’re focusing on the luminous hue, Turquoise.

What Pantone has to say:
Pantone describes this hue as “Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise inspires thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a comforting escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing.”

What Color Psychology has to say:
Turquoise helps “to open the lines of communication between the heart and the spoken word. It presents as a friendly and happy color enjoying life.”

What we say:
We love it for weddings because of it’s ability to transition so seamlessly from modern to retro themes.  From the current Neon trend, this blue-green hue pops against hot pinks and oranges making it our favorite summer color; to accenting a nautical theme featuring red coral and turquoise.

How to use it in your decor:
Add a pop of color by using a collection of turquoise glass compotes and vases as your table centerpieces or try filling them with similarly hued candy for a candy buffet.

{Photo features Vintage Ambiance’s Collection of Turquoise Glass, available in Various Shapes and Sizes. Are you interested? Contact Us}

Vintage furniture: The Desk Vase

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“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” ~ Max Muller

Our 1890’s walnut secretary “Estelle” has had many uses. She has featured the guest book. Estelle has been the place to display and hold wedding favors.  Her mail slots have displayed cupcakes and make the sweetest cake table. Our favorite use for her has been when she is used to display flowers. Truly a focal point for an event, we love seeing her drawers, cubbies and slots spilling over with flowers. Vintage desk filled with flowers_Chantal Andrea Photography Estelle desk filled with flowers_Chantal Andrea Photography Flowers and vintage props in antique desk_Chantal Andrea Photography Estelle isn’t the only piece of vintage furniture we love seeing overflowing with buds and blossoms! Check out how romantic “Dante” our drawer cubby (shown with optional metal legs) filled with Botanique’s cream & blush garden roses and wonderfully drapey clematis looks. Dante wooden cubby filled with flowers_Chantal Andrea Photography

{Photos featured are from a Real Wedding Vintage Ambiance participated in at Herban Feast Catering and Events Sodo Park venue, with photos from Chantal Andrea Photography, and florals from Botanique.} 

Vintage Ambiance is now mobile-friendly

Cell users we’ve got your back! We are happy to announce that the Vintage Ambiance website is now 100% mobile-friendly. According to Smart Insights, 80% of users are using mobile phones to search the internet and 47% are using their tablets and we want you all to be able to find the vintage and antique wedding and rentals of your dreams!

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Check it out and let us know what you think.

New Inventory Spotlight: Gates, Panels, Shutters & Balasters

“Love is the only fire that is hot enough to melt the iron obstinacy of a creatures’ will” ~ Alexander MacLaren

From gates (which would be perfect adored with fresh florals as your altar backdrop), to new shutters (the perfect place to display the seating chart), to magnetized tin backdrops (a place to display “your story”  in photographs perhaps?) our warehouse continues to grow.  Contact us today to schedule a tour of the warehouse to see what new pieces have yet to be featured!

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“Astor” Iron Fragment

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“Baron” corrugated tin panels. 4 panels available in 7 to 10 feet in height.

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“Charlotte” embossed tin panel

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“Margot” French shutters, 4 pairs available to rent separately or as a package.

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“Pierre” iron balaster

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“Wallace” iron gates

beckie@vintageambiance.com | 425.829.8570 | http://www.vintageambiance.com/contact/

The Boathouse at Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center
 June Open House

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It’s going to be a swingin’ good time and you’re invited
 to The Boathouse at Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center
 June Open House. Join us for a beautiful afternoon on the deck, sample delicious bites and refreshing cocktails provided by Madres Kitchen
 Tuesday, June 2nd,  4-7 pm.   RSVP to
 Events@mbrsc.org The Boathouse is located on the shores of Lake Washington, just minutes from downtown Seattle, offers spectacular waterfront views of the Cascades and Mt. Baker.

Upstairs venue space at The Bathhouse at Mt Baker Rowing and Sailing Club

Participating Vendors Include: Madres KitchenBanquet & EventJubilee Event EngineersHannah Wahl PhotographyPedersen’s Rentals and us, Vintage Ambiance. Mount Baker Header

Join Vintage Ambiance at the 2015 Snohomish Wedding Tour

Snohomish Wedding tour 2015 bannerWe’re off to see the wizard…. and stopping by the Farmer’s Market first! Join us Sunday, May 31, 2015 10am–5pm during the 7th Annual Snohomish Wedding Tour. 21 venues scattered in and around Snohomish Washington will open during this self-guided wedding tour and filled with nearly 100 of the regions premier wedding vendors ready to answer all your questions and help you create your dream wedding. This year Vintage Ambiance is excited to be displaying at Woodland Meadow Farms and Maroni Meadows, which will respectively be transformed into a Farmer’s Market and a Wizard of Oz wedding theme. Woodland Meadow Farms, is a first generation farming operation focused on local economy and sustainable living, and is “That little place out in the country where you can be you”. This venue is a reflection of the owners unique personalities and is the perfect venue for those people who don’t necessarily fit the “traditional wedding” mold but want a beautiful location for whatever wedding they choose. Maroni Meadows is a private, serene, and beautiful 5-acre outdoor wedding venue. It is a mixture of gardens of flowers and woods of towering majestic trees surrounded by 2 ponds and spacious open fields. One of our favorite ceremony sites for this venue is their “island-on-the-pond” where guests are seated around the ponds while you exchange your vows making you the center of their attention. So “close your eyes and tap your heels together three times and think to yourself, there’s no place like” the Snohomish Wedding Tour”!  Tickets are just $5 per person and you can purchase them HERE. Check-in begins at 9:30am at Snohomish Center at 506 Fourth Street, Snohomish.

We look forward to seeing you!

Seattle Vintage Speakeasy Wedding Inspiration Photo Shoot

~Speakeasy – a saloon or nightclub selling alcoholic beverages illegally, especially during the Prohibition era.~

Speakeasies, also known as a “blind pig” or a “blind tiger,” had been part of the American scene since at least the 1890s and reached their heyday after the 18th Amendment took effect in January 1920 – the beginning of the Prohibition era. Although the exact origins of the term are unknown, it is a common thought that the name arose from how prospective patrons had to whisper—or “speak easy”—through a small opening in a door to enter the illegal establishments, providing the name of the person who had sent them. At the beginning of the year we collaborated with a great team of Seattle wedding professionals lead by Celise Callahan Weddings & Events to create a Vintage Speakeasy Wedding Inspirational Shoot. Filled with feathers, classic black, gold and ivory palette, this styled shoot encompassed all “the glitz and glamour of the roaring 1920’s – with a bit of hipster flair”. Here are a few of our favorite shots showcasing Vintage Ambiance antique and vintage rentals from ij Photography:
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Vintage Ambiance “Declan” 1920’s deco chairs

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Toast to the traditional with Vintage Ambiance’s etched and cut crystal champagne glasses.

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White and gold rimmed vintage china and etched glassware compliment the gold menus.

Vintage centerpiece featuring cigar box and books from Vintage Ambiance

The centerpiece’s consisted of cigar box floral arrangements, vintage books, and a variety of decanters.

Vintage Ambiance doorknob table number holders

The table numbers were named after different cocktails and were held in place by vintage doorknobs.

Mismatched vintage wedding ceremony chairs

The ceremony featured mismatched wooden chairs, barrels and lots of candlelight.

Antique etched and gold glassware from Vintage Ambiance

Every bar needs a little glam – like this one that showcased our etched and gold antique glassware.

Vintage gold glassware from Vintage Ambiance
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Vintage glass doorknobs also served as stands for the escort cards.

Vintage Ambiance file cabinet table

Vintage Ambiance’s antique file cabinet is the perfect way to incorporate, display and store your wedding favors in your event decor.

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Create a moment at your guest book table with vintage items like Vintage Ambiance’s typewriter.

See more of this Vintage Speakeasy Wedding Inspiration HERE.  Thank you to Celise Callahan Weddings & Events, IJ Photo, and all the participating vendors for making this shoot “the bees knees”!

Want to create a Speakeasy at your wedding or event? The following wedding vendors participated in this inspirational shoot: Photographer: IJ Photo Equipment Rentals: AA Party Rental Event Designer: Celise Callahan Weddings & Events Dress Designer: Cicada Bridal Equipment Rentals: Grimstad Farm Event Barn Floral Designer: Julia’s Floral Specialty Foods: Sweet Buffet Lady Cake Designer: The Cakewalk Shop Event Venue: The Clubhouse on Queen Anne Vintage Furniture and Prop Rentals: Vintage Ambiance Makeup Artist: Wink and A Smile Makeup {The password is “giggle water”}

New Inventory Spotlight: Vintage Tandem Bike

♪Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer true, I’m half crazy over the love of you, It won’t be a stylish marriage, I can’t afford a carriage, But you’ll look sweet, Upon the seat, Of a bicycle built for two♬

During our annual trip to the Round Top Antiques Fair we couldn’t resist coming home with the “Vista Runner” our new vintage tandem bike.  We can’t wait to see her basket brimming with fresh flowers and a sweet couple atop her leather seats for an engagement photo session or with a sweet “Just Married” sign tied to the back!
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Vintage Ambiance tandem bike – the Vista Runner.

Interested in our Vintage Tandem Bike? Contact us today at beckie@vintageambiance.com or 425.829.8570 to schedule a tour of the warehouse to see other furniture and decor rentals that are available, or to check availability and prices.

New Inventory Spotlight: Industrial Light Fixtures

The combination of functionality and style was at it height during the 19th and early 20th century, the Industrial Revolution; and we’ve been busy adding inventory with a focus on this time period. Practical lighting that lacks pretension and yet has great visual appeal is the foundation of our latest Architecture and Lighting inventory pieces: welcome “Philip” and “Thomson” Industrial Edison Light Fixtures to the Vintage Ambiance Industrial Collection!
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Thomson Edison Light Fixture from Vintage Ambiance’s Industrial Collection

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Philip Edison Light Fixture from Vintage Ambiance Industrial Period Collection

Interested in adding Philip or Thomson or any of our other light fixtures to your decor? Contact us today at beckie@vintageambiance.com or 425.829.8570 to schedule a tour of the warehouse to see other furniture and decor rentals that are available, or to check availability and prices.

We’ve been published: Style Me Pretty “Marie Antoinette-Inspired Washington Farm Wedding”

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Let them eat cake! We’ve been published on Style Me Pretty from the “Marie Antoinette-Inspired Washington Farm Wedding” we participated in. Inspired by the lavish French period of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI this wedding we provided authentic vintage French props for was the perfect marriage of rustic meets gilded opulence.

Vintage French wedding props from Vintage Ambiance

Pale turquoise orchard ladder, jewelry box and oval gold tray from Vintage Ambiance’s French rentals collection. Photography by Coco Tran.

See more of this beautiful Washington wedding at http://www.stylemepretty.com/2015/04/27/marie-antoinette-inspired-washington-farm-wedding/. Interested in authentic vintage décor for your wedding? Contact us today at beckie@vintageambiance.com, or 425. 829.8570 or fill out one of our inquiry forms, to discuss how we can bring the French opulence to your wedding or event.

Give it a lift ~ create a more tempting cake table

Open houses are well known for displaying the latest and top trends. Herban Feast’s April Open House was no exception. In addition to creatively serving guests salad (see more at “Our Cup of Tea”) they also elevated their dessert table~literally! Dessert tables have become a focal point during the wedding reception and it a perfect opportunity to further display your theme.  Additionally, the trend to serve more than one cake, or an assortment of sweet treats, is a surefire way to appeal to everyone’s sweet tooth. Using vintage side tables or desks is one of our favorite ways to enhance your dessert table but remember, just like interior decorating, height is key. A flat table reads just that, flat. Setting your dessert table with varying levels will keep your guests eyes moving while also allowing for more sweets to be displayed. We worked with Herban Feast to create height, interest and make the cake table a vin-tastic focal point to display Cake Noir’s gorgeous custom cake creations with the use of our vintage wooden crates.
Wooden crates create height on Herban Feasts dessert table. Mark Malijan Photography

Vintage Ambiance’s wooden crates create height on Herban Feasts dessert table. Mark Malijan Photography

Cake table display using vintage wooden crates from Vintage Ambiance. Mark Malijan Photography

Cake table display using vintage wooden crates from Vintage Ambiance. Mark Malijan Photography

Interested in creating a tempting vintage cake table? Contact us today at beckie@vintageambiance.com, or 425. 829.8570 or fill out one of our inquiry forms, to discuss what we can create for your event next.

Our Cup of Tea

Creating new life for old items is half the fun in the vintage rental business. During Herban Feast’s April Open House, couldn’t help but love how our mismatched vintage teacups were used to serve salad to guests. Talk about a brilliant marriage of form and functionality making mixing and mingling among guests easy while also satisfying your hunger! Want to serve your guests in a unique and memorable way with the use of vintage items? Contact us today at beckie@vintageambiance.com, or 425. 829.8570 or fill out one of our inquiry forms, to discuss what we can create for your event next.
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Reimagine how you can serve your guests. Mismatched vintage teacups were used to serve guests salad at Herban Feast’s Open House. Mark Malijan Photography

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Vintage Ambiance mismatched teacup used as salad plate. Mark Malijan Photography

Learn more about Herban Feast for your next event here.

We’ve been published: Ruffled Blog “Mid Century Modern Spring Elopement”

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The “Mid Century Modern Spring Elopement” we participated in with Alyssa Hoffman Event Design & Coordination and Barrie Anne Photography has been published on the Ruffled Blog!  Here are a few of our favorite shots featuring our new Mid-Century Collection of antique and vintage furniture:

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All you need is an Old Fashioned while lounging on “Don Draper”, Vintage Ambiance’s Mid-Century Collection Sofa, between taking turns on the dance floor.

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The bride needs not be the only one in white. Meet “Joan” from Vintage Ambiance’s Mid-Century Collection.

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Cozy and functional, “Eleanor” a turquoise chair from Vintage Ambiance’s Mid-Century Collection.

StyledElopement_0046 Be sure to check out the entire shoot HERE!

Thank you Alyssa Hoffman Event Design & Coordination for asking Vintage Ambiance to participate!

Want a Spring Mid-Century Modern style for your wedding or event? The following wedding vendors participated in this inspirational shoot: Event Planning: Alyssa Hoffman Event Design & Coordination Photography: Barrie Anne Photography Florist: Bash & Bloom Venue: University of Washington Club Wedding Dress: MeaMarie Bridal Hair & Makeup: Urbanista Weddings Wedding Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio Rentals & Decor: Vintage Ambiance

We’ve been published on The Knot

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We’re so excited, April has been a great month for Vintage Ambiance-we’ve been featured in multiple wedding publications including Glamour & Grace, Ruffled  (twice!), the Wedding Chicks and now for the 1st time, The Knot! This peach, blush and gold romanic wedding at Everett Golf & Country Club held a sentimental past for the bride & you know how we love places and pieces that hold a history! Check out the entire feature at https://www.theknot.com/real-weddings/a-romantic-wedding-at-everett-golf-country-club-in-everett-washington-album.

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Ceremonial iron gate from Vintage Ambiance accented with flowers.

 

Check out all of the features Vintage Ambiance has been published in on our “News” page HERE.

We’ve been published: Wedding Chicks “Garden Tea Party Wedding”

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We can’t decide if we love the vintage floral china or the vintage dresser cake table more at this summer Garden Tea Party wedding featured on the Wedding Chicks blog that we participated in with Perfectly Posh EventsCourtney Bowlden PhotographyMidori BakeryHerban Feast Catering and Events & Sublime Stems! Why choose? We love it all!

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Long tables set with matched floral vintage china sets a shabby chic table setting.

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“Cam” Vintage Ambiance’s Shabby Table welcomes wedding guests to drop off their cards and write a few words of advice for the couple.

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Change up your floral displays with non-traditional vases like this vintage floral cup and saucer from Vintage Ambiance.

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Vintage Ambiance gold and floral mismatched vintage china

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Make your cake display as pretty as the cake and sweets themselves. {“Cecelia” white sideboard from Vintage Ambiance}

See the full-feature of this Seattle summer garden wedding at Robinswood House HERE. {Bonus Wedding Chic blog feature is that the bride offers an entire budget breakdown!}

What element is your favorite?

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The wedding of Taryn and Chris at The Foundry by Herban Feast, coordinated by Holly Patton of Perfectly Posh Events and photographed by Linda Kahle Studio, featured one of our favorite wedding décor elements – a totally custom and one-of-kind chandelier. This one was used as the couples ceremony arch and featured one of our vintage bed frames, Edison bulbs and gorgeous florals from Bloomed Out. Vintage-decor from Vintage Ambiance_Linda-Kahle-StudioVintage custom bed frame & Edison bulb chandelier from Vintage Ambiance |Linda Kahle Studio Vintage Ambiance custom bedframe chandelier_Linda Kahle Studio Vintage-Ambiance-Chalkboards_Linda-Kahle-Studio Vintage cake & cupcake table display from Vintage Ambiance. Linda Kahle Studio

Thank you Linda Kahle Studio for sharing these amazing photos from the day and capturing the bride (and our) love of authentic vintage décor! See more of this vintage-inspired wedding at http://www.blog.lindakahle.com/2014/12/08/the-foundry-seattle-wedding-photos-tarynchris-with-linda-kahle-studio/.

Interested in creating a custom arch or chandelier for your wedding? Contact us today at 425.829.8570 or beckie@vintageambiance.com.  We can’t wait to start creating your unique & personalized vintage decor element!

Love what you see? The following vendors worked together to create this beautiful wedding: Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Foundry at Herban Feast Hair and Makeup: Salon Maison Wedding Planner: Perfectly Posh Events Cakes and Sweets: Dianne’s Delights D.J/Entertainment: DJ 100 Proof Florist: Bloomed Out Rental Car and Transportation: British Motor Coach Wedding Photography: Linda Kahle Studio  Furniture Rental: Vintage Ambiance

New Inventory Spotlight: Grant Table Top Cubby

We’re happy to announce we’ve added to our tabletop cubby inventory. Help us welcome “Grant” by adding him to your next event. 36” high by 34” wide and 8” deep, we can’t wait to see him filled with flowers, or favors for your guests, or displaying family photographs. There are endless possibilities on how to use our Table Top Cubbies for your event.
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Grant Table Top Cubby

Interested in Grant or any of our other table top cubbies? Contact us today at beckie@vintageambiance.com or 425.829.8570 to schedule a tour of the warehouse to see other furniture and decor rentals that are available, or to check availability and prices.

Around the World in 180 Minutes – an Open House invitation to travel the world with Cameron Catering

Cameron Catering 10th annual Open House flyer Drawing inspiration from Jules Verne’s classic novel Around the World in 80 Days, Vintage Ambiance will be joining with Cameron Catering for the 10th annual Open House on Thursday, April 16th; along with Lola Event Floral & Design, Alante Photography, Pedersen’s Rentals, Choice LinensBamboo Beats, Green Light Events, Real Card Studio and Fun Frames Photobooth at the Fremont Foundry. Collect your passport at the door and be transported to another time and place for 180 minutes where you will enjoy Cameron Caterings’ newest fantastic food, continental cocktails, melodious music and world-class décor.

“I see that it is by no means useless to travel, if a man wants to see something new” ― Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days

Come see, hear and taste “something new”! Around the World in 180 Minutes – Cameron Catering Open House Thursday. April 16th, 2015 5:30-8:30PM Fremont Foundry – 154 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103 RSVP is kindly requested justine@cameroncatering.com.

Round Top Antiques Fair-here we come!

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We’re packing our bags, gassing up the truck and getting ready for our favorite curating event of the year… the Round Top Antiques Fair in Texas! This week-long event is celebrating its 47th year and it will be our 4th year to attend. Round Top is known for its consistent reputation for unsurpassed quality and unusual, one-of-a-kind antiques. This year we’re looking to add to our 1900’s barware, our iron gates, chandeliers, rugs, and Depression Glass colored goblets, just to name a few items on a very long list of wants. Follow us on our vintage adventure on Instagram and be the first to see the new items being added to our authentic antiques and vintage furniture and décor inventory! Loves Vintage poster from hairbrainedschemes on Etsy

Join Vintage Ambiance at Within Sodo’s Spring Open House

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Within Sodo mirrors reflecting Vintage Ambiance decor. Chantal Andrea Photography

The joint will be jumpin’! Vintage Ambiance is excited to be showcasing some of our authentic vintage and antique furniture and decor at Within Sodo’s Spring Open House. Pull up one of our velveteen chairs or cozy yourself into one of our tufted sofas for an evening of good old fashioned whiskey tasting, cigars and connection with some of the best wedding and event vendors in Seattle. From a rooftop guitarist to light dinner and dessert bites, (and don’t forget about the afore mentioned whiskey tasting and cigar rolling), along with a few other surprises, this is a great opportunity for you to get new ideas for your wedding or next event.

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The Details: Within Sodo Spring Open House April 2nd, 2015, 5 – 8 PM Within Sodo – 2916 Utah Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134 Hosted by Shooby Doo Catering; Perfectly Posh Events & Bamboo Beats DJ Participating vendors: Rebecca Ellison Photography Botanique Seattle Farm Tables Vintage Ambiance Espresso Elegance Emerald City Photo Booth LLC Songbird Paperie Old Style Shoe Shine Quinn Fitzpatrick Seattle Pops San Juan Cigars

The Vintage Market at Swan’s Trail Farm is almost here!

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We’re so excited to be participating in The Vintage Market at Swan’s Trail Farm on March 28, 2015! This market, located in beautiful Snohomish County, will be packed full of vintage garden goods, rustic charm, farmhouse finds, fresh flowers, food trucks, espresso carts and dessert vendors. The market is held at the historic Swans Trail Farm along the banks of the Snohomish River.  Capturing your heart with its pastoral beauty, mountain views, a newly renovated barn, a waterfall and pond; two of the farms buildings will be packed full of creative vendors who are choosen for their passion for authenic vintage goods. Of which Vintage Ambiance is honored to be one of! Here is just a glimpse of some of the items we’ll selling at our booth:

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We can’t wait to meet all you fellow vintage-lovers!

The Details: 2nd Annual Vintage Market at Swans Trail Farms Saturday, March 28th from 9am to 3pm 7301 Rivershore Rd, Snohomish, WA  98290 Admission $6.00 Hosted by Debi Bock and Patty Thompson For more information visit: Debi Bock’s Vintage Lilli and Patty Thompson at Gather Vintage Home and Garden.

Custom Calligraphy Chalkboards – Inventory Inspirations

A trend in wedding and events that continues to delight us is the use of custom calligraphy chalkboards. We love raising the bar on décor with these black and white works of art by pairing them with our vintage gold gilded frames, mirrors or antique schoolhouse wooden chalkboards. Some of our favorite chalkboard sign ideas have included Menus, Food Signs, Beverage Signs, Programs, Quotes, Welcome Signs, Thank You Signs, Seating Charts, and Guest Book Instructions.

Three local artists that are using our boards and mirrors regularly are Wonderstruck Event Design, la Happy, and Songbird Paperie – all of whose work can be seen in the following collage. La Happy is known for working with actual chalk (as opposed to chalk pens) giving her work that soft feathery look real chalk produces on surfaces. Songbird Paperie offers truly calligraphy driven word and artwork. Wonderstruck Event Design truly embraces her name and offers an overall creativity to all design work.  We love working with these talented ladies and their companies and highly recommend them for all your chalkboard needs.

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Vintage gold framed chalkboards

Top and bottom row photos provided by Songbird Paperie; middle row photos from Alante Photography

Vintage Mirrored Calligraphy Signs

Vintage Ambiance offers a variety of chalkboard signs including Small (8″x10″) to extra-large (3’x4′) and multiple sizes in-between along with coordinating frames and easels to accompany each board as needed. Custom chalkboards are such a fun trend and unique way to add an artistic flare to your wedding, birthday party, baby shower, corporate event, graduation and we can’t wait to start creating yours today!

Green: Inventory Inspirations

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. ~Pedro Calderon de la Barca Nature is influencing the Spring 2015 wedding color palette this year especially in the green hues. This classic color symbolizes balance and harmony.   Used as the main color or as an accent, this color pairs perfectly in the vintage-world with our green Depression glass and the abundant amount of chippy-wood embedded with this pigmentation. In honor of the month of March and Saint Patrick’s Day, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite green antique and vintage décor rentals from the warehouse. Enjoy! A collection of vintage green furniture and decor from Vintage Ambiance

Top row: Green Seltzer Bottle; green “Amelie” French Bistro Chair; “Martine” 1930’s Channel Back Chair; Hanging Votives 2nd row: “Lorraine” 1940’s French Country Dresser; Green Galvanized Bin; green Rolling Cart with Removable Basket; French Bottle Carrier with 5 green Bottles; Shabby Ivory and Mint Tall Cupboard Doors 3rd row: Mint Green Paper Cutter; 44 In. Pale Green English Ladder; Turquoise/Gray Shabby Table Bottom row: Tatum French Stool; Tyne Stool; Turquoise/Gray “Cam” Shabby Table

New Inventory Spotlight: Maxine

We were so excited to debut “Maxine” our 1930’s sideboard during Weddings in Woodinville at JM Cellars. Newly repainted in a matte charcoal that highlights the American Craftsman details, this sideboard would be perfect for displaying framed photos of those who no longer are with us, or as the backdrop to the wedding alter, or as a the dessert and cake table. We can’t wait to see what lovely items she will get to display in the upcoming years. Maxine is 60” long, 22” wide and 39” high. Maxine 1930's sideboard from Vintage Ambiance_Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry Interested in Maxine or any of our vintage sideboards? Contact us today at beckie@vintageambiance.com or 425.829.8570 to schedule a tour of the warehouse to see other furniture and decor rentals that are available, or to check availability and prices.

Set the Mood – Tips for styling your engagement photos

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Congratulations, you’re engaged and one of the first and most fun items to check off the wedding planning timeline is your engagement photos! This is the perfect opportunity to let your friends and family to know more about you and your fiancé’s personal styles and help set the theme and mood for your wedding. Embrace props that showcase your relationship. Are some of your favorite date nights evenings at the Seattle Opera in black tie or are you more likely to be found wondering the grassy knolls of Discovery Park? Customize your engagement photos to reflect these traits and don’t forget too add engagement shoot props! Adding props into your photo session is not only a great way to help you and your partner “get into the spirit” of the photos (like holding those Venti Starbucks coffee cups because you’re both caffeine aficionados) but they also help to tell the story of you. Props can range from the simple, like exampled above, to the grand, like using your godmothers’ beloved MG TF that she lets you borrow for road trips along the Oregon Coast (true story!). Personal props have special significance but don’t forget that rental companies are also a great resource to utilize for styled shoots. Not only will they have entire collections curated, they often offer delivery and pick up options-something not to look over when you’re looking at lugging a velveteen couch up the dusty path on a hot Seattle day. Here are a few photos for inspiration featuring some of our vintage and antique décor from one of our sweet couples whose wedding ceremony & reception will continue the vintage vibe created during their engagement photo session with coordination and styling by Holly Patton of Perfectly Posh Events and Kimberly Kay Photography.

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Looking for vintage props for your engagement photos? Contact Vintage Ambiance to schedule a tour of the warehouse and let’s create memories that will last a lifetime. beckie@vintageambiance.com 425.829.8570 vintageambiance.com

New Inventory Spotlight: Tyson Kegulator

Tyson Kegulator-vintage keg rental

Tyson Kegulator

You know you want to tap this! The Tyson Kegulator has a complete set up for 2 kegs and will make your event lengen…. wait for it… dary! Tyson is 17” wide and 67” tall and has 3 chalkboard label sections to let guests know what is on tap. Interested in Tyson? Contact us today at beckie@vintageambiance.com or 425.829.8570 to schedule a tour of the warehouse to see other furniture and decor rentals that are available, or to check availability and prices.

Join us! The Capitol Hill Event Crawl

  The Capitol Hill Event CrawlWho doesn’t love a good pub crawl? Throw in event and wedding planning and we think you’ve struck gold! We are excited to participate in The Capitol Hill Event Crawl on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 where we will be debuting our new Mad Men Collection at 10 degrees and decking out Sole Repair Shop with our period pieces.
Vintage Ambiance 1950's Barware

Vintage Ambiance 1950’s Barware

Here are the details on the day: CHEC is an opportunity for you to visit and explore four contemporary Capitol Hill event spaces. Each space will be decked out by a local event magician – an ideafest of themes, colors, and sounds to help you see what each venue could be! They’ll be serving nibbles and libations showcasing some of the many options you might like for your events. Transportation will be provided between the spaces so your only effort is to eat, drink, look, explore, and enjoy! Venues and vendors include Sole Repair Shop, Restaurant Zoe, 10 degrees, Steve Jensen Studio, Feed Co. Catering; Moon Blooms, Chalk Boss, Cake Noir, Diwas Photography, Old Style Shoe Shine & Events, Magnolia Rhapsody, Ginger Bee Events & Planning, Blush Celebrations, Howl Events and us, Vintage Ambiance. Here’s a sneak peek of some of some of the new Mad Men Collection we’ll be featuring!   Don (grey couch) , Joan (cream chair), Stirling (grey chair), and Eleanor (blue chair) can’t wait to meet you all!
Vintage Ambiance Mad Man furniture collection.

Vintage Ambiance Mad Man furniture collection.

Vintage valentine red wedding inspiration photoshoot

“Red”, I write “is the color of life. It’s blood, passion, rage… Beginnings and violent end… Red is the color of love. Beating hearts and hungry lips. Roses, Valentines, cherries.” ~ Mary Hogan, Pretty Face We’re still swooning over the passion and elegance Jen Leslie Events and photographer Stacy Jacobsen evoked during this glamorous styled shoot we participated in at Cast Iron Studios to honor the Valentine holiday that “recreated the moments of a wedding that focus solely on the bride and groom—their first dance, cutting the cake, and toasting at the sweetheart table.”-Jen Owens Vintage valentine wedding_Stacy Jacobsen Photo Vintage Ambiance rental décor is featured on the cake & dessert table with our Depression and Milk Glass cake stands, the sweetheart table featuring our silver candleholders and ruby red goblets, the the bride and groom lounging on Ruby, our Victorian fainting couch and Eshton, our 1940’s grey art deco chair. Need Ruby and red goblets for your wedding or event? Contact us at 425.829.8570 or HERE.  Interested in other elements from this shoot? The following vendors collaborated to create this Seattle Wedding Shoot for Valentine’s Day: Event Design: Jen Leslie Events Photography: Stacy Jacobsen Photo Venue: Cast Iron Studios Bridal Attire: Cicada Bridal Florals: Flower Lab Invitations: Emily Carlson Catering: Purple Cafe and Wine Bar Desserts: Stone Layne Baked Specialties Calligraphy Signage: Francis & Co Furniture: Vintage Ambiance Want to see even more? Visit Seattle Met Bride and Groom and Seattle Met.

Vendor love: Cicada Bridal

Cicada-BridalCongratulations to Cicada Bridal for finding their “perfect match” at the Alexis Hotel! Vintage Ambiance was there to help celebrate during their Grand Opening along with Genesa Richards Photography, Meant2Be Events, and Ravenna Bloom. Cicada Bridal offers a truly memorable dress buying experience. In particular, we love their Private Champagne appointments, as all “Great love affairs start with Champagne…”
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Madeline turquoise dresser from Vintage Ambiance in Cicada Bridals new storefront window at the Alexis Hotel. Genese Richards Photography

Wouldn’t a Champagne appointment followed by a grown-up slumber party at the Alexis Hotel make for the most luscious day with your bridesmaids?!

Learn more about Cicada Bridal at cicadabridal.com and happy dress shopping!

New Inventory Spotlight: Vintage Stools

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Landon Jacob Photography

Step stools have been around since ancient times beginning when the Egyptians crafted and used them to help royalty ascend to their high-seated chairs and to provide support to for their feet while sitting.  In the 1600s-1800s, footstools became more multifunctional and were not only used as footrests but also as seating. Today, we love seeing them mixed into vintage décor at weddings and events to hold wire baskets holding blankets for the guests to wrap themselves up on chilly NW nights with or as props for adding height to the bar and dessert bar tables, and our personal favorite, used for the iconic bridal shoes & veil photo! Here are a few of the new wooden step stools we have available for rent in the warehouse:  
Wyatt German Stool-vintage wooden stool

Wyatt German Stool

Tyne Stool-vintage wooden stool

Tyne Stool

Tatum French Stool-vintage wooden stool

Tatum French Stool

Ida Stool-vintage wooden stool

Ida Stool

Eva Stool-vintage wooden stool

Eva Stool

Faye French Stool-vintage wooden stool

Faye French Stool

Want vintage step stools for your photo shoot, wedding, or part? Contact us today at beckie@vintageambiance.com or 425.829.8570 to schedule a tour of the warehouse to see other vintage furniture and decor rentals are available or check availability and pricing for our vintage wooden stools.

We’ve been published! “Sea Meets Land 30th Birthday Party” on Style Me Pretty

as-seen-blue_2014Ahoy Mateys! Cruise along with us as we reminisce about this beautiful day under clear blue skies and over the crystal waters of Lake Union and Lake Washington; where the “Sea Meets Land” for this 30th birthday celebration designed by Pink Blossom Events and photographed by Katie Parra Photography as published on Style Me Pretty Living.
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Our Carell Gray Occasional Table was used to collect cards and display items for the party. Katie Parra Photography

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Mismatched wooden seating from Vintage Ambiance. Katie Parra Photography

Katie Parra Photography

Blue velvet chair for the guest of honor at the head of the table. Katie Parra Photography

Katie Parra Photography

A lounge was created using a vintage file cabinet that converts to a table and a couple of comfy gold scroll chairs from Vintage Ambiance. Katie Parra Photography

See the full gallery of “Sea Meets Land 30th Birthday Party” HERE.

A January beach vow renewal

A Washington State beach wedding in January you say? Absolutely! This vow renewal took place in Seabrook, Washington and featured true NW weather with gale force winds to create, in our opinion, some of the most stunning bridal shots ever. We can not encourage you enough to head over to the photographers, Bre Thurston, blog and read her recap of this special day and see the wildly wonderful wind-whipped photos she captured. Seabrook Wedding_Bre Thurston Photography Vintage Ambiance décor including vintage china, brass candlesticks and tea cart, featured through “The Washington House” at Seabrook Cottage Rentals. Bre Thurston PhotographyVintage china from Vintage Ambiance. Bre Thurston PhotographyBrass candlesticks & vintage tea cart from Vintage Ambiance. Bre Thurston Photography Thinking brass candlelight and a tea cart bar is the perfect vintage touch for your next event? Contact us today at beckie@vintageambiance.com or 425.829.8570! Congratulations to Chloe & Danny-we wish you continued happiness!  

Vintage decor is trending at Weddings in Woodinville

Will we see you at Weddings in Woodinville Sunday? Vintage Ambiance will be at four venues this year displaying the utility, romance and versastility of our vintage and antique décor. Below are the inspiration boards created by the wedding planners whom Vintage Ambiance is co-creating the venue themes with that we hope will inspire you for your wedding.  You’ll travel through time back to a 1950’s garden fete at JM Cellars (where you will be able to meet with Beckie personally) with MG Davis Events, feast in the merriment of the a garden at Willows Lodge with Married with Michelle, travel the globe to drink in the lavishness at The Woodhouse Wine Estates Mediterranean Romance with Wonderstuck Event Design and arrive at a romantic rustic chic Citrus Country side at The Loft at Woodinville Whiskey with Perfectly Posh Events. JM-2015-WiW-Theme-Inspiration-Board-copy JM CELLARS: “In the spirit of Frank Sinatra we celebrate Weddings in Woodinville this year in the grand style of a 1950s garden fête. Our décor inspiration reflects a time when weddings were often held on a terrace or the lawn of a majestic home with all manner of pomp and circumstance.  As a cornerstone to the Hollywood Regency style, we’ll use black and white as a sharp contrast to the abundance of deep greens in the landscape at JM Cellars while a sprinkle of platinum and gold will add an extra layer of luxe. Scores of crisp paper lanterns will canopy the dining area and dancefloor where guests can relax and enjoy the music of a bygone era and mingle with our team of extraordinary vendors.” Melody Davis-MG Davis Events Willows-2015-Weddings-in-Woodinville-themeWILLOWS LODGE: “Feast and Merriment in the Garden. The beauty of the Pacific Northwest will be showcased in a natural and romantic design accenting the warmth of Willows Lodge and the edible gardens framing the property. Lush plants, aromatic herbs, garlands of eucalyptus, ruscus and bay, pops of floral in peach and butter tones, wood and gold accents are among the elements that will be woven into the design. Inviting and abundant stations with an array of local savory dishes and sweets will tempt the palate and live blue grass music will set the stage. A celebration for the senses in Woodinville wine country.”  Michelle Bernard-Married with Michelle     Woodhouse-Wine-Estates-2015-Weddings-in-Woodinville-themeWOODHOUSE WINE ESTATES: “Wonderstruck Event Design is thrilled to be the wedding planner at The Woodhouse Wine Estate. With its bold burgundy walls, high vaulted ceilings, wood details, and crystal chandeliers, Woodhouse is the perfect venue for an intimate and sophisticated soiree. We welcome you to travel the globe with us and explore our take on the theme of Mediterranean Romance. Rich wood surfaces and saturated tones of gold, burgundy, and navy in combination with fine glass, mixed metallic details, and lavish floral design will define the landscape of the event.  You’re invited to step into our world of lush color and understated elegance where our vendors will wow you with their professionalism and creativity.” Katie Aweida-Wonderstruck Event Design  Woodinville-Whiskey-2015-Weddings-in-Woodinville-themeTHE LOFT AT WOODINVILLE WHISKEY COMPANY: “Holly Patton with Perfectly Posh Events is designing the theme ‘Citrus Countryside’ for Woodinville Whiskey Company.  She was inspired by refreshing citrus colors and the effortless, relaxing vibe of the countryside in France, Italy and Napa.  The color palette will include pops of citrus such as orange, yellow, peach and coral amongst lots of greenery creating a romantic rustic chic ambiance.” Holly Patton-Perfectly Posh Events

We’ve been published! Parisian Pastels on Grace Ormande Wedding Style Magazine

Grace Ormonde Style Wedding MagazineIl n’y a qu’un bonheur dans la vie, c’est d’aimer et d’être aimé. {“There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.” George Sand} We are so excited to share this styled shoot by Simply by Tamara Nicole and photographed by Lora Grady Photography as seen in the pages of Grace Ormande Wedding Style Magazine! Grace Ormonde Wedding StyleSee more of this gorgeous wedding inspiration HERE. It was a pleasure to work with all the vendors to help create this “Parisian Pastels” stylized shoot! Thank you Tamara for inviting Vintage Ambiance to participate! Want “Parisian Pastels” for yourself? Contact the following vendors to create your own French-delicate event: Venue: The Fairmont Olympic Hotel Photography: Lora Grady Photography Floral Design: Sal Floral Design Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio Stationery: Kerri Efendi Designs Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen 
Rentals: Grand Event Rentals 
Bridal Salon: Luly Yang Couture Suit: H&M Jewelry: Green Lake Jewelry Works 
Necklace & Earrings: Kluster Accessories: Ivory and lace Macarons: Lady Yum 
Flower Girl Dresses: Little Dreamers Tutus 
Vintage Rentals: Vintage Ambiance Gold Flatware: AA Party Rental Laser-Cut Signs: Bellevue Fine Art Reproduction Nails: Megan K Rainwater

Tea, champagne and wedding planning at TCP Snoqualmie Ridge Wedding Show

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An afternoon tea that serves bubbles is our favorite type of tea!  The TPC Snoqualmie Ridge is hosting an English-inspired afternoon tea party on January 24th from 11:30am – 2:30pm, showcasing many of their preferred wedding vendor partners, including Vintage Ambiance. Enjoy a glass of Champagne and Afternoon Tea service from their new Executive Chef.
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Vintage Ambiance is displaying at the Laurel Creek Bridal Bash

1459694_10152725979078411_7658098958293496372_nBridalBash2015_Back2-355x1024Laurel Creek Manor’s Bridal Bash is not your average open house!  They feature some of the most talented vendors in the northwest, give guided tours of Laurel Creek Manor, and treat you to an afternoon of music, appetizers, bubbly and more.

Come see just what makes Laurel Creek Manor such a special location for your wedding and how Vintage Ambiance’s antique and vintage decor is the perfect accompaniment to this venue!  This event is not open to vendors or wedding planners.. it is only for newly engaged couples looking for a venue and is RSVP Only with limited space, so rsvp today!

So happily engaged couples grab your MOH, your fiancé, parent or friend and join us Saturday January 17th to shop around, tour the estate, and stay for giveaway’s!

Vintage decor at The NW Bridal Showcase

NW-Bridal-Showcase-Tulalip According to WeddingWire, 33% of engagements happen between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.  That means January and February are the perfect months for wedding show season.  Vintage Ambiance is proud to be participating in 5 of these wedding planning bonanzas this month and next. So join us, this weekend, January 17th & 18th, 2015 for the 12th Annual NW Bridal Showcase. Vintage Ambiance wedding rentals and décor will be featured throughout the beautifully appointed Orca and Chinook Ballrooms at the Tulalip Resort Casino. The NW Bridal Showcase will have many of the area’s top wedding professionals on hand to help you plan your “Special Day”. They will have a well rounded variety of Photographers, Caterers, Cake Specialists, DJ’s, Florists, Videographers, Wedding Facilities, Reception Facilities, Jewelry, Make-up & Hair Specialists, Invitation Companies and Wedding Coordinators; all there to help you with your every need for the “Big DAY! Tulalip Resort will host their own “Wedding Open House”, which will showcase their elegant bridal suite, their gorgeous T- spa, The Oasis Pool and several of their amazing restaurants. Plus, you can enjoy all the amenities the Tulalip Resort has to offer, so there will be plenty to do. Visit the show, then take a break for lunch or fun in the casino then return for more. 

Purchase your tickets in advance HERE or at the door.

The Seattle Wedding Show is almost here!

Seattle Wedding Show by Azzura Photography

Milk glass cake & dessert stands and embossed ceiling backdrop from Vintage Ambiance. Azzura Photography

The Seattle Wedding Show is this weekend, January 10th & 11th, 2015 and Vintage Ambiance will have our inventory showcased throughout the Washington State Convention & Trade Center with some of our favorite participating vendors. Be sure to stop by the following booths to see our antique and vintage props and decor: #1134-The Arctic Club, #1632 –The Sweet Side, #207-Lola Creative, #1129-The Pike Place Market, #414-Foodz Catering, and #1122-The Boathouse at Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center to see many of our antique and vintage rental pieces. The Seattle Wedding Show, is the largest wedding show on the West Coast that features more than 400 local, regional and national vendors, including event facilities, bakeries, bridal boutiques, caterers, disc jockeys, florists, jewelers, photographers, transportation providers, wedding consultants, and much more! Seattle Wedding Show badgeDetails: The Seattle Wedding Show Where:  Washington State Convention & Trade Center 800 Convention Place, 4th Floor Seattle, WA  98101 When: Saturday January 10th, 2015, 10:00am to 5:30pm and Sunday January 11th, 2015
10:30am to 5:00pm Tickets are $17.00 per person and can be purchased at the door. Children twelve and under are admitted free. Come to the show Saturday, get your hand stamped on the way out, and come back Sunday for free.

Join Vintage Ambiance Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Weddings in Woodinville

WIW_Facebook_FeaturedVendor_ It’s engagement season and there’s no better way celebrate your pending nuptials than gathering together with your besties for a day filled with wine and wedding planning! Vintage Ambiance will be featuring decor at 3 venues (JM CellarsWillows Lodge and The Woodhouse Wine Estates) this year on Sunday, January 25, during the 6th annual Weddings in Woodinville wedding wine tour.    Weddings in Woodinville is the original chauffeured wedding boutique wedding tour and wine tasting experience for brides, grooms and their wedding party. This extraordinary event has been designed to inspire you by placing you in the role as a guest at 7 uniquely fully-decorated Woodinville Wine Country venues as if you were one of seven happy couples guests; helping you to envision your special wedding day and meet with industry professionals that can help them put it all together.  

Learn more at www.weddingsinwoodinville.com and purchase your tickets today!   We look forward to seeing you and start planning the perfect vintage decor for your special day.

Happy New Year! A toast to the champagne glass

Nothing has quite the torrid history of creation like the celebrated champagne glass. Often claimed to have been molded in the shape of a breast, that of none other than Marie Antoinette and/or Madame de Pompadour, the Champagne coupe, in truth, has a much more humble beginning. Our favorite bubbly was invented in the 17th century by a Benedictine monk who discovered a way to trap bubbles of carbon dioxide in wine and the original Coupe shaped glass was designed and made in England especially for champagne around 1663.  Popular from the 1930’s through the 1960’s, this glass shape is famously known for those fabulous champagne towers with the bubbly cascading down from the top glass-a very popular pageantry in the speakeasies during the prohibition. Beautiful as they are, the Coupe shape causes champagne’s bubbles to be lost quickly, so the flute shape that we commonly use today has taken over. Whether you serve your guests in authentic Coupe glassware or enhance the vintage theme of your wedding through antique props during the cocktail hour (love how  New England Vintage Rentals uses a suitcase as the serving tray or how Mountain Side Bride mix and matched antique champagne flutes), we encourage you to raise your glass and toast to good friends, good health and “to being happy and free, and to a glass that’s never empty”.
Champange glasses Image credits: Justin & Mary Photography; kenichi nobusue via Buzzfeed; ModCloth; Mountain Side Bride; Elizabeth Messina Photography via Martha Stewart WeddingsSimply By Tamara Nicole/La Luz Photography; Bryan Dale Photography

Contact us today at beckie@vintageambiance.com or 425.829.8570 to see what vintage champagne glassware we have in the warehouse for your next event!

Top vintage-inspired trends to look for in 2015

2015 right around the corner and the vintage trend remains a classic style not only for weddings but also in home décor, fashion and even beauty for the new year. Here are some of our favorite vintage inspired trends predicted for the new year for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Personalize It – from a signature drink served during cocktail hour to displaying family heirlooms in your décor VintAmb-136 Light It Up – Hanging from trees, rafters and arbors, chandeliers, are lighting up the night and tabletops are aglow with soft candlelight from candelabras  041513_burlesque_styled_shoot-529 Hollywood Golden Age – The historic time period of the Golden Age continues to inspire; from groomsmen in bow ties to champagne towers to velveteen settees, this indulgent time embraces glamour, grace and romance Vintage-rentals-for-anniversary Chalkboards –Chalkboard signs welcoming guests, encouraging guests to be social {don’t forget the personalized #hashtag} and even as photo booth backdrops, this simple yet bold trend isn’t going anywhere  Carla Ten Eyck Photography Vintage Glamour Silhouettes – A little bit of lace, higher necklines, and buttons up the back, Vintage gown silhouettes are back; don’t forget to throw in with a classic ruby red lip! teatime109 Bling Throw-back – Thanks to celebrities, (like Jennifer Anniston & Beyonce) vintage diamond cuts, such as the Emerald, are gaining popularity and offer a way to stand out from the round bridal ring crowd Paper Airplane Ring Shot_Tracie Howe Photography Comfort is Key – Comfortable, classy and inviting decor that also embraces function is key to welcoming and engaging guests Heather Mayer Photography {All photos reflect Vintage Ambiance inventory. Photo credit from top to bottom: Vintage Ambiance; Colleen Carroll PhotographyLaurel McConnell PhotographyCarla Ten Eyck Photography; Jennifer Tai Photo ArtistryTracie Howe PhotographyHeather Mayer Photography}

Merry Greetings at Christmas

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Sending warmest wishes, thanks and raised glasses to all our clients, brides, grooms, fellow wedding and event vendors, friends, and family, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Sweetest of New Years to you all!

New Inventory Spotlight: Draper

Draper mid-century chair… Nostalgia: it’s delicate, but potent … In Greek, ‘nostalgia’ literally means ‘the pain from an old wound.’ It’s a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone.” Season one, The Wheel  Happy to end the year and ring in 2015 with the first piece of our new Mid-Century Modern Seating Collection!  After a call out on our Facebook page (facebook.com/vintageambiance) for an appropriate name, we determined that since Mad Men started this mid-century craze, we’d roll with it and call this chair “Draper”, as in Don Draper. What a guy. Like what you see? Contact us at beckie@vintageambiance.com or 425.829.8570 to schedule a tour of the warehouse to see other vintage furniture and decor rentals are available or to check availability and pricing for “Draper”.  

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas-A Vintage Ambiance rendition

night-before-christmas-Thumbnail-cover-pg-772604‘Twas the last corporate holiday party before Christmas, when all through the Vintage Ambiance warehouse not a creature was loading rentals, not even a mouse; The milk glass were stacked by the wooden crates with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The delivery crew were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of art deco chairs danced in their heads; And Mara in her petticoat, and I in my fur, had just settled down for a Bourbon Hot Toddy, When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the Davis Velveteen Settee to see what was the matter.   Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the curtains and threw up the sash. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer, With a little old driver, so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick. More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name; “Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen! On, Comet! on Cupid! on, Donder and Blitzen! To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall! Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!” So up to the housetop the coursers they flew, With the sleigh full of mismatched vintage teacups & saucers, and St. Nicholas too. And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof The prancing and pawing of each little hoof. As I drew in my head, and was turning around, Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound. He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot; A bundle of vintage crystal & white doorknob cardholders he had flung on his back, And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack. His eyes — how they twinkled! His dimples how merry! His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry! His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow; He had a broad face and a little round belly, That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly. He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself; A wink of his eye and a twist of his head, Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread; He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk, And laying his finger aside of his nose, And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose; He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, And away they all flew like the down of a thistle. But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight, “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”  

Real Wedding: Nicole+David at Sodo Park

Love doughnuts? Love Milkglass? Love unique centerpieces? So do we and our fabulous bride Nicole and her husband David! This wedding at Sodo Park, styled and coordination by The Invisible Hostess and photographed by Rick+Anna Photography, featured the yummiest reception table centerpieces featuring our milk glass cake stands holding donuts from Mighty O Donuts. (How’s that for usefulness, originality and tastiness!) Milkglass-cake-pedestal-from-Vintage-Ambiance_Rick-+-Anna-Photography Another inventory item from the Vintage Ambiance warehouse that was featured that we have to take a moment and talk about is our Victorian Celery Vases. No dinner in the Victorian period would have been complete without a side of celery, as celery was perceived as a high-status food. So for most of the 19th century, the leafy celery and glass vase created a decorative accent for the dining table, similar to a bouquet of flowers and therefore was given a prominent position on the dining table.  Celery vases themselves consist of a tall, narrow tapered bowl above a pedestal base. These vases were made in blown glass that was cut or in pressed glass shaped and decorated with relief patterns in a mold. Although no celery was used in the florals from Melanie Benson Floral for this wedding, we think the use of pink carnations, ecualiiptus and yellow ranunculus flowers looked delightful. Crsytal-vases-from-Vintage-Ambiance_-Rick-+-Anna-Photography Other vintage items featured included “Sol” our Green house Alter (a Vintage Ambiance custom piece created from old porch posts and windows), the “Eshtons” our Grey Velveteen Art Deco Chairs, “Grace” our 1930’s Champagne Velveteen Couch, “Marin” a pair of Shabby Ivory Shutters (used as the seating chart card holders-brilliant!), and one of our vintage easels and gold chalkboard frames used to announce the signature cocktails for the evening. Wedding-party-table-and-altar-from-Vintage-Ambiance_Rick-+-Anna-Photography Greenhouse-altar-and-antique-seating-area-from-Vintage-Ambinace_-Rick-+-Anna-Photography Shabby-shutters-seating-chart-from-Vintage-Ambiance_Rick-+-Anna-Photography Vintage-easel-and-chalkboard-sign-and-wooden-crates-from-Vintage-Ambiance_Rick-+-Anna-Photography Love what you see? Contact the following vendors who made this vintage yellow and blush Sodo wedding for more information on how they can create your dream wedding or event: Coordination/Planning: The Invisible Hostess Photography: Rick+Anna Photography Venue: Sodo Park Catering: Herban Feast Florals: Melanie Benson Floral Rentals: Vintage Ambiance Hair/Makeup: Off White Beauty Desserts: Mighty O Donuts DJ: Integral DJs Assistant Photographer: Joanna Monger

See more of Nicole and David’s Sodo Wedding on Rick + Anna’s Blog at http://r-a-photography.com

Vintage Camping Photo Shoot

“Whatever form it takes, camping is earthy, soul enriching and character building, and there can be few such satisfying moments as having your tent pitched and the smoke rising from your campfire as the golden sun sets on the horizon–even if it’s just for a fleeting moment before the rain spoils everything.” ― Pippa Middleton, Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends Despite rain being pretty much a guarantee here in the Pacific Northwest (we aren’t called the evergreen state for nothing!) we still find inspiration among the tall cedars and damp earth and were pleased to help create this delightful Vintage Camping Photo Shoot. Coordinated by Hannah Bush from Urbanista Weddings (whom also provided décor, camping props, clothing along with her hair and makeup skills!) this shoot went beyond the typical photo-session and ended up creating a night not only of inspiration (we’re thinking engagement party for the true NW outdoorsy couple and their tribe) but a night of industry bonding. Camping-Styled-Shoot_Amber-French-Photography Camping-Styled-Photoshoot_Amber-French-Photography Camping dessert table|Amber French Photography Hannah had the following to share of the experience: “The desserts were AMAZING. Liz made some hand pies with homemade raspberry filling. The Pear looking things were actual pears, that were cored from the bottom and filled with cinnamon and brown sugar then wrapped in homemade pie dough. Glazed then baked. The yummy looking stuff in the jars was an apple/pear and cinnamon crisp with homemade whipped cream on top. The whipped cream was extra thick so as to withstand the heat and not completely melt. The thing that really stands out to me about this shoot, was that we thoroughly enjoyed the whiskey, gin and campfire afterwards. We roasted Italian Sausage, potatoes, veggies and Apple Cider in cast iron skillets, over the open fire. We used real camping dishes and ate the desserts that Liz provided. I took the bouquet home and enjoyed it for several days afterwards.” Want to recreate this Vintage Camping shoot? The following vendors came together to create it-contact them today {and see more photos from this styled shoot at amberfrench.zenfolio.com}! Hair, Makeup, Props, Decor and Coordination: Urbanista Weddings Photography: Amber French Photography Camping Chairs & bottle holder with bottles: Vintage Ambiance Desserts: Stone Layne Baked Specialties Florals: Floressence Attire: H&M and Urbanista Weddings Venue: Wallace Falls Cabins

Feed Company Catering & Melrose Market Studio Open House Recap

Great food. Great people. Awesome ambiance. Gorgeous décor. Creative floral displays.  Bar set ups that will start a Pinterest frenzy.  These are just some of the things we love about participating in open houses for and Feed Company and Melrose Market Studios event this summer was no exception. We hope you enjoy some of the photos Raney Day Photography caught of our inventory and décor for this fun evening.
Florals in vintage vases and bottles with chalkboard sign

Florals in vintage vases and bottles with chalkboard signs make such a great welcoming statement for your event.

Vintage trunk display from Vintage Ambiance

Lola Event and Floral filled their space with Vintage Ambiance’s trunks and crates and other various vintage decor to create an eye-catching moment against the exposed brick walls of Melrose Market Studios.

Vintage-metal cabinet sweets display

Vintage-metal cabinet sweets display from Vintage Ambiance Industrial Vintage Line

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Vintage binoculars and compotes created enchanting NW inspired floral displays during the open house.

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Glassware and vintage globe display

Glassware and Vintage Ambiance’s antique globe display at Melrose Market and Feed Company Catering Open House.

Galvanized tub tabletop

Love the driftwood chandelier artfully created above Vintage Ambiance’s galvanized tub table.

Melrose Market Studios is over 5,000 square feet of urban event space on the west edge of Capitol Hill that provides a great mix of character and flexibility for any event and Feed Company Catering creates amazing events with food at the heart of them. Love what you see? The following vendors participated in Feed Company Catering and Melrose Market Studios Open House: Feed Co. Catering Lola Event Floral & Design Blue Danube Productions Usnaps.com Magnolia Rhapsody DJ Raney Day Photography Vintage Ambiance

Reception style photo shoot: Folk Tale Inspiration

One venue, three ways” was a fun feature for Seattle Met Bride and Groom that we were excited to participate in with one of our favorite floral creative geniuses, Emily, of Lola Event and Floral Design.  For this photo shoot event teams staged dramatically different celebrations inside the Harbor Club on Elliott Bay for their “Reception Style: Points of View” feature.  Vintage Ambiance was excited to help bring Emily’s vision of “Fanciful Folk-Life” to life with the help of our amber glassware, vintage dinnerware, flatware, candlesticks and other antique decor elements. Learn what inspired Emily to create this magical tablescape at seattlemetbrideandgroom.com/2014/07/reception-style-points-of-view/ and get the behind-the-scene account (that deluges how we  *might* have tricked a troll to acquire some of our wares) at lolafloral.com/lolacreations/2014/10/8/folk-tale-inspired-photo-shoot-for-seattle-met-bride-and-groom. Participating vendors in “Fanciful Folk-Life” Folk Tale Reception Inspiration included: Event design, floral, chandelier, place mats, and favors: Lola Event Floral and Design 
Table linens: Choice Linens 
Dinnerware, flatware, glassware, candlesticks, décor elements: Vintage Ambiance 
Printed matter: Kerri Efendi Designs 
Leather-bound guest book: No Boundaries Books 
Chairs: AA Party Rentals
Dennis Wise Photography

Folk-tale inspired reception style from Lola Event Floral and Design featuring Vintage Ambiance tableware and decor. Photography by Dennis Wise.

Home sweet home….

Vintage Home Sweet Home Print-EtsyOh my word!! Finally home after a 3,500 + mile journey. 9 states later…. Loved what I found. . . am disappointed in what I didn’t. . . After the hellacious summer/fall, I was just thrilled to be on the open road. Met a number of truly fascinating people, and listened to a whole bunch of conservative election radio. Who else gets to do this?? I live a charmed life.   {Now the real fun part of treasure hunting begins… documenting… photos… pricing…. renting…. creating…. Keep checking back as I sort through all my new treasures and begin sharing them here on the blog and beyond.}

Vintage Minimalism Wedding Photo Shoot at Russell’s Loft

When you mix modern minimalism with vintage aesthetics the result is extraordinary. Earlier in the year, we worked with Max & Sam Photography at the pastoral Russell’s Loft at Russell’s Restaurant in Bothell, Washington to create this Vintage Minimalism Wedding Photo Shoot. We think the marriage of minimalism and vintage here is incredible! Barrel-drink-table_Max-&-Sam-Photography Placesetting_Max-&-Sam-Photography Program_Max-&-Sam-Photography Guest-sign_Max-&-Sam-Photography Bride-at-table_Max-&-Sam-Photography File-box_Max-&-Sam-Photography Tablescape_Max-&-Sam-Photography Typewriter_Max-&-Sam-Photography Vintage-books_Max-&-Sam-Photography Interested in any of the pieces featured in this feature? Contact us at http://vintageam.wpengine.com/contact/ or 425.829.8570 and reference the Russell’s Loft Vintage Minimalism. Thank you to all the participating vendors, especially Max & Sam Photography, for the beautiful inspiration! The stunning inspiration seen in these photos were created by the following vendors: Venue: Russell’s-The Loft Paper: Arrow Creative Company Photography: Max & Sam Photography Hair & Makeup: Vanity Pham Headpiece: Serephine Gown: The Dress Theory Floral: Love Blooms Vintage furniture and décor: Vintage Ambiance  

Watercolor themed bridal shoot at Discovery Park

“Watercolor is a swim in the metaphysics of life… a mirror of one’s own character. Let it be unpredictable and colorful”. {Anonymous} We had so much fun participating in this Watercolor themed bridal shoot created by Chesney of All the Flutter and photographed by Angela & Evan Photograph.
Angela & Evan Photography

“Clair” a 1920’s Art Deco Sofa , “Lindy” the 2-tiered side table with scalloped edge detail, and a vintage oil painting nestled among the tall grasses at Discovery Park from Vintage Ambiance Inventory of antique and vintage furniture and decor.

Angela & Evan Photography

Vintage metal cart from Vintage Ambiance holds painting supplies during this Watercolor Inspired Bridal Photo Shoot.

One of our favorite parts, and photos, of the day was taken at Discovery Park with “Clair” our 1920’s Art Deco Sofa , “Lindy” our 2-tiered side table with scalloped edge detail, and one of our vintage oil paintings nestled among the tall grasses, because who doesn’t want to lounge around on a gorgeous turquoise sofa in a stunning gown and makeup and hair?! Watercolor-wedding-inspiration See more of this fun Watercolor Bridal Shoot at http://angelaandevanblog.com/?p=6660 Love what you see? The following vendors made this possible-contact them today! Cake: Baked Gowns: The Dress Theory Hair & Makeup: Meghann Oliberos Venue: Discovery Park Coordination: All the Flutter Rentals: Vintage Ambiance & Seattle Farm Tables Jewelry: Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler Photography: Angela & Evan Photography

Road-trippin’ through the Midwest

 
"Rita" my Pensky truck rental.

“Rita” my Pensky truck rental.

For all of you that don’t know, I have been traveling through the Midwest buying new inventory goodies. I’ve tried to Instagram pics but nothing is coming through. Yes, I am social media challenged! It’s been fairly slim pickings as I am pretty particular as to what I am looking for. BUT, what I have picked up is marvelous, including a wonderful mid century couch (that will get recovered) but I love it! And those of you that know me, will understand that it must be of a great design for me to say that. I have bought leather chairs, beautiful lace, great mid-western primitives, embossed tin ceiling sections, 1950’s barware, etc. And, because you have asked for it, wonderful floor and table lighting. All of this while dealing with 30 mile per hour headwinds, freezing temps (I only brought a sweater), a broken Penske truck, and active drug transactions in a Missouri motel.

I love being on the road!

Follow my adventures with “Rita” (my not so reliability side-kick rental truck) on Facebook and Instagram (because I will get this social media thing down!) at www.facebook.com/vintageambiance and instagram.com/vintageambiance.

Seattle Summer Beach Wedding

We’re romantics… it’s just one of the (many!) reasons why we love being in the wedding industry and this couple has one of the sweetest stories, starting back in high school with an original “will you accept this rose” date proposal, we’ve ever seen. {Visit Style Me Pretty http://www.stylemepretty.com/2014/07/30/summer-seattle-wedding-at-golden-gardens/ to find out more about their first date and see even more gorgeous photos from Blue Rose Photography of this wedding}. This rustic lavender-hued wedding included so many unique elements that were handcrafted by the bride that included such fun activities as the interactive guest “Help Us Catch Our Dreams” dream catcher to the Mad Libs place setting cards with the help & guidance of her wedding planner, Simply By Tamara Nicole. Our favorite part to this summer beach wedding was our custom Birch Arbor “Butch”. We are so excited to add this piece of architecture to our inventory and can’t wait to see all the different ways it will be used and adored in the future. We also always love seeing “Norm” our galvanized beverage server in all his bar set-up glory!
Beachfront vintage real wedding collage.

Photos by Blue Rose Photography

Congratulations again to Jackie and Matt! Vintage Ambiance was honored to help you in the celebration of your wedding day!

Interested in “Butch” the Birch Arbor for your wedding? Or in other elements you saw in this Summer Seattle Beach Wedding? Vendors included: Photography: Blue Rose Photography Floral Design: Ravenna Bloom Wedding Dress: Mori Lee Cake: Trophy Cupcakes | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Golden Gardens Bathhouse Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Donna Morgan Catering: Pyramid Catering Hair & Makeup: Yessie Libby Lighting: Green Light Event Design DJ: Integral DJ’s Wedding Coordination: Simply By Tamara Nicole String Trio: Puget Sound Strings Rentals: Vintage Ambiance

The Hamptons Meets West Coast Wedding Inspiration in Woodinville, Washington

Vintage Ambiance has been published in Style Me Pretty for our collaboration with Ivy & Tweed Photography in this gorgeous “The Hamptons Meets West Coast Wedding Inspiration” styled-wedding shoot on a pristine private residence in glorious Woodinville, Washington.  Taking color cues from hydrangeas and peony’s the color palette of blue, khaki and purple, this rustic summer wedding styled shoot focuses on the intimate setting of two young lovers with a focus on the low table set just for two. Here are some of our favorite photos from the day featuring Vintage Ambiance rentals:
"Alexis" 1940's midnight blue desk used as a cake table and various vintage cake stands and wooden box. Ivy & Tweed Photography

“Alexis” 1940’s midnight blue desk used as a cake table and various vintage cake stands and wooden box. Ivy & Tweed Photography

Vintage dress form, "Alexis" 1940's bedside 3 drawer cabinet and various vintage  tabletop props from Vintage Ambiance. Ivy & Tweed Photography

Vintage dress form, “Alexis” 1940’s bedside 3 drawer cabinet and various vintage tabletop props from Vintage Ambiance. Ivy & Tweed Photography

Table for two featuring Vintage Ambiance white coffee table and vintage glass wear. Ivy & Tweed Photography

Table for two featuring Vintage Ambiance “Sonja” white coffee table and vintage glass wear. Ivy & Tweed Photography

Ivy & Tweed Photography

Ivy & Tweed Photography

Thank you to Ivy & Tweed Photography, and all the fabulous vendors that helped create this Hamptons for the West Coast inspirational day, for including Vintage Ambiance !

See more The Hamptons Meets West Coast Wedding Inspiration by visiting Style Me Pretty  at http://www.stylemepretty.com/washington-weddings/woodinville/2014/09/17/the-hamptons-meets-west-coast-wedding-inspiration/.

Want to recreate what you see?  Visit the vendors who created “The Hamptons Meets West Coast Wedding Inspiration” at:

Photography: Ivy & Tweed Photography Floral and Design: Kaleb Norman James Design Wedding Dress: The Dress Theory Cake: Tallant House Hair & Makeup: Jamyrlyn Mallory Furniture and Vintage Rentals: Vintage Ambiance

Featured Real Wedding: Urban Bohemian Wedding

Kristin and Eric wanted their wedding to have a “festive, gilded vibe” that was more romanic cocktail and dinner party then traditional wedding and Vintage Ambiance was there to help fulfill this desire. Held at 1927 Events, a historic space in Seattle, we loved how our 1900’s wood and plaster columns, “Liana” and 1940’s glass lamp globes were used as the altar backdrop.
Ryan Flynn Photography

Ryan Flynn Photography

Congratulations again to the happy couple and thank you to Ryan Flynn Photography for capturing it all!  See more of this urban bohemian wedding on Rock n Roll Bride HERE.

Urban Unveiled: At First Blush wedding event

Urban-Unveiled

The annual Urban Unveiled event, hosted by Seattle Bride, is Sunday, October 19th, 2014, and is being held this year at the sophisticated and elegant Seattle Design Center. A cocktail party for nearly-weds and the regions most creative wedding vendors, ready to make dreams come true, this evening of opulence is a chance for brides and grooms to meet and mingle with the Urban Unveiled partners who can make nuptial visions a reality.  Enjoy fine wines, nibble on sumptuous cuisine, and indulge in to-die-for desserts. The evening ends with an amazing raffle and an awe-inspiring fashion show by the legendary Luly Yang.

This year, Vintage Ambiance will help in the creation of this years concept, inspired by the famed gilded glamour of Versailles, with “At First Blush” at Herban Feast Catering, Kerri Efendi Designs and Izzy Girl:: An Invitation Design Co. booths.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit: seattlebridemag.com

Join Vintage Ambiance at Robbins Brothers “Celebrate Your Engagement”

Take a seat on Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at the Bellevue Robbins Brothers from 1Pm-5PM in our vintage decorated seating area during Robbins Brothers “Celebrate Your Engagement” event.   Enjoy complimentary drinks, desserts, enter raffles and meet with fellow participating wedding vendors on hand to help with your wedding planning needs.

Robbins Brothers began back in the 1920s, as a humble family-run jewelry store in Seattle, Washington. The store was known for their fine quality jewelry and honest, friendly service provided to every customer. Today the core value of Robbins Brothers is to “love the customer” and instead of carrying jewelry for the masses, now focus on helping customers in love find the symbol that represents their one perfect love and are now Robbins Brothers – The Engagement Ring Store.

Kindly RSVP at fanclub@robbinsbros.com. Robbins Brothers Celebrate Your Engagement

Published! Gatsby inspired wedding in Seattle Met Bride & Groom

cake-cuttingWe are thrilled to see Gwyneth & John’s Gatsby inspired Bainbridge Island wedding featured in the Real Weddings section of Seattle Met Bride & Groom’s Summer/Fall edition. Vintage Ambiance provided furniture decor and props to help create the Gatsby theme; including Rachel Bowes of  Finch & Thistle Event Design, favorite area in the tent, where vintage mirrors hung to reflect Seattle and the Puget Sound across the water. See more at http://seattlemetbrideandgroom.com/2012/09/real-wedding-gwyneth-pohl-john-drake/

Visit Vintage Ambiance during the Northwest Event Show 2014

2014NWES_Email_InvitationVintage Ambiance will be exhibiting at Banquet & Event’s 2014 Northwest Event Show  on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Washington State Convention Center.

This years theme “Imagine” will inspire you to “up your game” and “bring a little magic” to your events.

Visit us at Booth 311 (and visit booths 211 for In Woodinville-your event planning resource for all things Woodinville; #516 Pike Place Market and #114 for the Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center to see even more of our inventory & decor).  This meeting and event planners trade show brings the pages of the B&E Event Resource Guide to life and we’re so excited for this years booth design…. but you’ll have to register to attend at www.nweventshow.com/register/ to see what we’re creating this year! {Please note the Northwest Event Show 2014-produced by Banquet & Event is a private event for meeting and event planners and members of the hospitality industry show only.  Not in the industry? Visit me at JM Cellars on Sunday, January 25, 2015 during Weddings in Woodinville.}

To learn more about the NWES  and see who else is exhibiting visit www.nweventshow.com 

All you need, all in one place: Northwest Event Show 2014-produced by Banquet & Event | Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | 11am-5pm | Washington State Convention Center – 800 Convention Pl, Seattle, WA 98101

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Packed and ready to go! Vintage Ambiance at the NWES

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Welcome to Miss Becky’s Bar during the NWES 2013

Raise your glass & toast to the happy couple! Beverage Displays – Inventory Inspiration

Raise your glasses, give a memorable toast and don’t forget that the bar area at your wedding or event will be one of the most popular places people will congregate at.  It will also most likely be featured in your reception photos quite often so don’t overlook this area for some fabulous decor opportunities! Here are some of our favorite bar displays that we’ve helped create throughout the Puget Sound area (all vintage decor featured in this post are from Vintage Ambiance).   Laurel McConnell Photography 1940’s glass lamp globes with crystal chandelier prisms and galvanized hip bath bar
Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry

Galvanized tub holding libations.

Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry

Galvanized hip bath and galvanized beverage server featuring Red Hook beer.

Ana Bella Photography

Lemonade and water bar

Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry

Drink station on German Pine Cabinet

Want more bar inspiration? Follow our Bars & Buffets Pinterest Board (and our Happy Hour board for what to fill those bars with).

Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried Romantic Vintage Engagement Party

First comes love, then comes the final rose and then comes one fabulous romantic vintage winery engagement party at one of our favorite Woodinville venues, DeLille Cellars! Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried, who got engaged on the season finale of The Bachelorette in 2013, celebrated their upcoming nuptials and Vintage Ambiance was there to help create the perfect candlelight décor. Here are a few of our favorite photographs from the evening from Carla Ten Eyck Photography:
glass doorknob name card holders

Vintage glass doorknob table name card holders from Vintage Ambiance featuring place cards from Natural Impressions Design.

vintage furniture engagement seating area

Vintage sofa, coffe table and chalkboard signage from Vintage Ambiance.

Candlelight engagement party table setting in front of the fireplace at DeLille Cellars.

Candlelight engagement party table setting in front of the fireplace at DeLille Cellars.

Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried engagement party

Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried.

Chalkboard welcome sign

Chalkboard welcome sign from Vintage Ambiance.

vintage teacups

Vintage teacups from Vintage Ambiance.

art deco chair

“Eshton” grey velveteen art deco chair and silver candelabra from Vintage Ambiance.

vintage photobooth

The BEST “photo booth” area we’ve seen featuring Vintage Ambiance decor.

DeLille Cellars

Head table in front of the roaring fireplace at DeLille Cellars with rentals from Vintage Ambiance, linens from Wild Flower Linens and flowers from Flora Nova Designs, as coordinated by Capstory.

Vintage Ambiance

Is there anything more romantic then candlelight? We think not!

guest book table

Guest sign in area featuring an antique desk from Vintage Ambiance and florals from Flora Nova Designs.

photo booth sign

“Capture the Memories Here” wedding ‘photo booth’ sign from Vintage Ambiance.

vintage glassware for rent

Vintage glassware from Vintage Ambiance.

Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried

Congratulations Desiree and Chris!

Want even more? Follow Desiree and Chris on People at http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20790655,00.html & http://greatideas.people.com/2014/02/25/bachelorette-desiree-chris-engagement-party-photos/#comment-1936 Love what you see? Here are the vendors made this magical evening a success: Event planning/design by Jocelyn Cates for Capstory: www.Capstory.me Assistant/Day-of Coordination, Aviva Samuels: www.kisstheplanner.com Event Venue: DeLille Cellars www.delillecellars.com Floral Design: (florals, vases, chargers, candelabras, candles): Flora Nova www.floranovadesign.com Custom Stationery: Lasercut Invites, placecards, menus http://naturalimpressiondesign.com/ Vintage Rentals (vintage writing desk, vintage seating area, chalkboards, and all the china, stemware and flatware): Beckie McCann at  www.VintageAmbiance.com Catering: www.blueribboncooking.com Music: Austin Beaver www.AustinBeaver.com Photography: Carla Ten Eyck  www.carlateneyck.com Engagement photos and overnight accommodations: www.willowslodge.com Linens: www.wildflowerlinens.com Desiree is best known for her season on ABC’s The Bachelorette, where she met her fiancé Chris Siegfried, but aside from the cameras she is also an accomplished designer, bridal enthusiast and blogger! Follow her HERE for the latest news on the wedding, her life, fitness and bridal inspiration.

Vintage Ambiance, Zulily and Clarks Shoes

Styled photo shoots are fun… product shoots are also really, really fun! Check out this beautiful ad featuring “Alexis” our  blue desk and one of our (many) vintage typewriters used for this Clark Shoe ad on Zulily.com.  (The clogs look uber chic too!).

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Join Us! Restaurant Zoe Open House

BettyAndDot_ Open House InviteJoin us Wednesday, September 17th for an open house from 6-9pm at Restaurant Zoe!Vintage Ambiance _ Linda Kahle Photography Restaurant Zoe is the perfect space to host you birthday party, business dinner, holiday party or wedding reception. Feed Company creates amazing events where food is at the heart of them. “It’s a farm-to-table sensibility with a creative twist.” Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Vintage Ambiance is excited to partner with Feed Company Catering and Restaurant Zoe for this awesome Open House and we hope to see you all there! {We’ll be bringing “a truck-full” of goodies!}

It’s a boy! We’ve been published on Bump Smitten: Vintage Aviation Real Baby Shower

Vintage decor is not just for weddings or styled photo shoots anymore, it’s soaring past your engagement photos and wedding day and right into the next big phase of life, parenthood!  We love this Vintage Aviation real baby shower for our friend Tamara of Simply by Tamara Nicole Wedding & Events and how our vintage furniture helped make for the sweetest backyard shower we’ve seen.   Here are some of our favorite shots showcasing some of our pieces available to rent for your next event.  Be sure to visit bumpsmitten.com to see all the sweet photos from the day!  And congratulations Tamara, we can’t wait to meet Weston!
Welcome baby Weston! Anna Bella Photography

Welcome baby Weston! Anna Bella Photography

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Vintage furniture setting for baby shower. Anna Bella Photography

Vintage dresser drink station and farmed gifts sign. Anna Bella Photography

Vintage dresser drink station and farmed gifts sign. Anna Bella Photography

Globe-al inspiration: Real Wedding

Globe-Real-Wedding   Last month we worked with It’s all in the Details Wedding, Event and Proposal Planning for this Travel inspired real wedding.  One of our favorite details was how they used Antal, our Hungarian white sideboard,  as their gift table. Other inventory featured included our glass door knob card holders that held the custom map table numbers; atop our sideboard a vintage globe and English Postal drawer box and to complete the gift table vignette, our embossed tin ceiling backdrop behind; and some of our delightfully yellowed books.  

Congratulations Melissa & Kalani’s, we wish you a long and happy marriage!

Like what you see? Contact us today at beckie@vintageambiance.com or 425.829.8570 to schedule a tour of the warehouse or to check on the availability of the pieces featured above. 

Mismatched Ceremony Chairs – Inventory Inspirations

Who says your ceremony seating has to be uniform? We welcome the new trend in ceremony seating of mismatched vintage love seats and chairs. Not only will this fun décor element give your guests something fun to talk about, it makes for those back of the aisle pictures so much more interesting. From elegant velvet seats to vintage quilt covered hay bails, this wedding decoration is a great way to set the theme and mood of your wedding and reflect your wedding day style. Here are some of our favorites from Vintage Ambiance events and other inspiration events from around the globe: 
Elegant vintage love seat and chair ceremony seating

Elegant vintage love seat and chair ceremony seating. Ryan Ray Photography

vintage pew ceremony seating

Vintage pew ceremony seating from Brides of Adelaide.

Vintage quilt covered hay bails

Vintage quilt & plush pillows cover hay bails to create cozy ceremony seating. Carrie Wildes Photography

Mismatched wooden ceremony chairs

Mismatched wooden ceremony chairs from Onewed.com

Vintage wooden chairs during wedding ceremony.

A collection of vintage wooden chairs create personalized ceremony seating. Bed Blood Photography

Vintage couches, love seats and chairs used for the wedding ceremony seating. Jen Wojcik Photography

Vintage couches, love seats and chairs used for the wedding ceremony seating. Jen Wojcik Photography

See something that inspires you? We’ve got quilts, love seats, wooden chairs and more to fulfill whatever your vintage ceremony seating wishes may be! We can’t wait to think outside the “chair” with you! Contact us to schedule a tour at 425.829.8570 or
beckie@vintageambiance.com.

Snohomish Wedding Tour 2014 – A Vintage Garden Party Recap

“If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.” – Bernard Williams

And romance abounded during the 6th Annual Snohomish Wedding Tour, where Vintage Ambiance enjoyed another beautiful day meeting happily engaged couples at Meroni Meadows. Becky, owner & designer of Vintage Ambiance, along with Heather Mayer Photography, I’ll Have What She’s Having, A Sounds Unlimited, I’ll Have What She’s Having, Sky River Weddings and Events, Maverick Catering, Pour Girls and Some Guys, Grand Event Rentals, and Alyssa Hoffman Event Design and Coordination hosted couples to a “Vintage Garden Party” on the stunning grounds of  Maroni Meadows.

Thank you Alyssa, Meroni Meadows, Heather Mayer Photography, my fellow vendors, and all the attendees we met for creating such a lovely day-we can’t wait to work with you all again soon!

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Moroccan Lounge – Inventory Inspirations

Chippy paint, rusted metal and tarnished mirrors are the textures and images invoked when one thinks of vintage furniture and décor. Vintage Ambiance is abundant in these old imperfect objects, that we collaborate with event and wedding planners, photographers, and shower-givers, to create unique vintage displays with; but don’t limit your imagination to the classic vintage display.  We may offer items rich with history and character, but that opens up many other possibilities for décor themes, that can (and have) taken us all the way to the foreign land of Morocco, for example.
Moroccan lounge with vintage decor elements

Moroccan Lounge © Van Wyhe Photography

Last month, we collaborated with A Kurant Event and Fiore Blossoms for Seattle Met Bride & Groom’s First Look to create this cozy corner lounge at the chic Fremont Foundry. Rugs, poufs, pillows, lanterns, trunks, crates, barrels, brass and oriental rugs filled the space beckoning guests to transport themselves from the everyday to a fantastic foreign lounge that beckoned you to grab your passport and pass the shisha. No matter if you want to travel back to the roaring 20’s or to the Mediterranean coast, Vintage Ambiance can help create the setting you. Let your imagination soar, we’re ready to set the mood and the stage at your next event.

Vintage Ambiance-your antique and vintage wedding and event rental decor company

bride with vintage decorWe have always loved old things; objects with character in their description and a fanciful story that tells of their place in time.  In our mind, their beauty and inspiration lies in their imperfection; chippy paint. . . rusty metal. . . tarnished mirrors.  Vintage Ambiance was established to combine our ongoing quest for old imperfect objects with the desire of Northwest Brides, Event Planners, Designers, and Photographers to create a unique vintage atmosphere at their events. As an event rental company, Vintage Ambiance stands out in a variety of ways.  Most central is that we rent unique and authentic antique and vintage architectural elements, furniture, upholstered seating, trunks, tables, chairs, props, and fine table accessories from the 1800’s to 1940s. Our years of experience in using and repurposing vintage objects allows us to help you visualize how vintage pieces can be used to create very specific, personal, and one-of-a-kind vignettes.  We also travel extensively and our inventory is purchased in Europe as well as from multiple regions across the United States. Vintage Ambiance has a fabulous, varied, and quickly growing collection that is not limited to but reflects rustic farm, art deco glamour, European country, and classic Victorian decor.  We love to share ideas as to how our inventory can be used and if we don’t have what you are looking for, we will gladly use our resources to help locate appropriate pieces.  Using our selection of finely curated timeworn objects adds elegance and sophistication to your wedding decor. Rental Items Available •    Architecture •    Furniture •    Upholstered Seating •    Tables and Chairs •    Props •    Crystal •    Fine Table Accessories

Contact us today for your event rental needs!

Dream Team birthday wishes

Jennifer Tia Photo Artistry 6th Birthday

Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry knows how to throw a party! JTPA is celebrating the 6th birthday of her business and this phenomenal Seattle documentary wedding photographer is inviting you to help her celebrate with two special photography sessions.   Offering a choice of TWO collections, each with a list of giveaways and discounts from JTPA’s most treasured vendor partners includes makeup and hair by Yessie Libby, wedding design and planning by Melody Davis of MG Davis Events, florals by Melanie Benson Floral, desserts by Midori Bakery, DJ services by DJ Otto from Otto-Matic Music Mobile, video by Fitts Studios, photobooth services by Everlasting Moments, a discount from the fabulous The Dress Theory and furniture decor rentals from yours truly, Vintage Ambiance. Learn all about  Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry’s celebration of Six Glorious Years HERE and we’ll see you with the Dream Team for your wedding!

Happy birthday Jennifer, we look forward to many more years creating and capturing couples special moments in life with you! Vintage Ambiance is honored to help party with you and the “Dream Team” for  Wedding Collection offers. 

Lighting for Weddings – Vintage chandeliers, candelabra’s and naked bulbs

Over the past few years, we’ve gotten a little reputation for our custom chandelier installations. Whether hanging from trees, tents or barn beams, we love the glamorous and romantic glow created from a collection of chandeliers or from the single statement piece. Chandelier displays from Vintage Ambiance Vintage Ambiance carries a variety of fully working antique chandeliers including an assortment of sizes, shapes and colors of Hollywood Regency Lights {Hollywood Regency took hold in the cinema’s golden age of the 1920s and continues to represent the ultimate luxurious lifestyle} to crystal chandeliers with prisms.  We also offer an array of 1940’s glass lamp globes {cylindrical glass shades that are rounded to allow proper oxygen flow to the flame, while still protecting it from drafts that by the 1880s, included shades in a spectrum of colored glass and hand-cut into complex patterns}. These lamp globes can be paired with other vintage items we carry, such as our multi-sized rustic wheels, to create a completely custom chandelier instillation but are also lovely hanging individually. Lastly, we carry an assortment of single and multiple armed vintage candelabras for hanging or tabletop lighting too.  Perhaps you want a more industrial look for your event? Custom installations featuring Edison bulbs and mattress springs could take your chandelier experience to a whole new level. We love to collaborate with event and wedding planners and our clients to create truly one-of-a-kind lighting displays.  Contact us today at beckie@vintageambiance.com or 425.829.8570 to discuss how we can help you light up the night with our hanging candelabra’s or a custom chandelier display for your vintage inspired wedding or event. For more wedding lighting inspiration follow our Chandelier, Lamps and Candlelight Board on Pinterest.

Rethinking the Vase

Reflect your personal style with your decor all the way down to the vessel that holds your flowers! We are loving the trend to display floral centerpieces in non-traditional ways.  Trophy’s, teapots, compotes, glass jars or cubby drawers are just a few ways that we’ve teamed up to present centerpieces in unique ways. Non-traditional-vases
 {Photos top to bottom & left to right: various sized glass jars from Vintage Ambiance; file cabinet from Tulle Tales; vintage silver teapot from Vintage Ambiance Simply-Sonja Photography; vintage trophy from Vintage Ambiance-Lora Grady Photography; crates and cubby from Vintage Ambiance-Lola Event and Floral; brass champagne flute bohemian display from 100 Layer Cake-Scott Clark Photo; vintage suitcase-Red Lotus Photography}
  What pieces in our inventory can you envision to hold your blooms? We love hearing from brides and grooms what pieces we could add to our stock that represent your style and weddings vibe and how we can repurpose them into new and unique functionalities.  Vintage Ambiance loves working with our local florists, to elevate your floral decor and reflect your personality and wedding or events theme with our vintage and antique rentals!

Repurposing vintage furniture

Repurposing the old into something new is a building block for vintage and antique collectors.  Take for example how we’ve repurposed a wood filing cabinet (from the Good Manufacturing Company New York-a company that spans across three centuries, the Crest/Good Manufacturing company grew at a rapid pace through world wars, the depression, recessions and many historical world events).  We’ve added (removable) legs so that this gorgeous piece can stand alone to display florals in a unique way or house your guest book.  Or you can remove the legs and have it as an accent price alongside your dessert table…. The possibilities are endless. fall wedding decor vintage ambiance

Tara Brown Photography | Botanique Flowers

Want more vintage decor inspiration? Follow us on Pinterest and Facebook to see the latest inspirations our couples and team have created.

New Inventory Spotlight: Nantucket

vintage wicker couch Welcome “Nantucket” the latest edition to our wicker collection. This white and pale grey linen covered couch is perfect for summer soirees! Featured here with “Myra” {formally called Camille but has been more appropriately named after their original owner, and our dear friend and florist extradoriare, Melanie Benson of Melanie Benson Floral, mother} our pink & white gingham Victoria chairs and a vintage white coffee table, Sonja.  

Here’s a little history on wicker furniture: The word “wicker” refers to the “act of weaving” with pliable fibers to create an item such as a table, chair, couch, or lamp, but it is not an actual weaving material. There is no such thing as a true material or plant called wicker. Most antique wicker furniture is completely woven using either rattan reed or paper fibre rush on hardwood steam-bent frames.

Like what you see? Contact us today at beckie@vintageambiance.com or 425.829.8570 to schedule a tour of the warehouse to see other vintage wicker furniture and decor rentals are available or check availability and pricing for Nantucket, Myra and Sonja.  

Vintage Ambiance has been featured on Wedding Party

Vintage Ambiance has been featured on the Wedding Party! This “A Whimsical Seattle Wedding by Ben Blood Photography” displays the use of our mixed wooden chairs with utter ceremony seating perfection! See more of this fantastic hometown real wedding at http://www.weddingpartyapp.com/blog/2014/06/23/whimsical-seattle-wedding-ben-blood-photography/. Outdoor Seattle Wedding  

Here are a few of our favorite shots by Ben Blood Photography from the blog that feature our antique and vintage rentals in particular:

Getting Hitched Chalkboard wedding sign_Ben Blood Photography mismatched vintage wooden ceremony chairs_Ben Blood Photography Vintage Ambiance guest table|Ben Blood Photography

Congratulations Kristen and Adam-we loved helping celebrate your special day with you!

Vendor Love: Coordinator: Manette Gracie Events | DJ: Integral DJs | Bridal Bouquets: McKenzie Powell: Floral and Event Design | Ceremony Decor Pieces (chairs etc): Vintage Ambiance | Photography: Ben Blood  | Ice Cream Sandwiches: Street Treat | Dessert/Cakes: Rosellini Sweets | Catering: Feed Co. Catering

Real Wedding – Araceli + Jamie’s Amor Alegre Wedding

Some couples you can just feel the love radiating from the very depths of their spirits and that love overflows from them to everyone around creating a joy that is palatable.  Araceli and Jamie’s wedding at JM Cellars was the definition of true love and an amazing example of how inspiration from a wedding show, can be translated into real wedding design. Araceli first saw Vintage Ambiance during Weddings in Woodinville 2013 at JM Cellars where we were a participating vendor showcasing “Amor Alegre-Joyous Love”.  See photos of that event HERE and see how inspiration from that chauffeured wedding wine tour became a reality for this couple. Vintage Ambiance was honored to create this Amor Alegre wedding theme with the rental of our custom wheel chandelier, farm tables, place settings and brass details. JM Cellars Wedding Vintage Ambiance tables, decor & chandelier wedding decor Wedding reception table set up at JM Cellars_Rick + Anna Photopgraphy Yellow and Gold wedding tables cape Congratulations again Araceli and Jamie-we wish you a lifetime of spreading the joy you share together with others! To see more from Araceli+Jamie’s wedding, visit on Rick+Anna Photography: http://r-a-photography.com/wedding-photography/jm-cellars-woodinville-wedding-aracelijamie/ Participating Vendors in “Araceli+Jamie’s wedding”: Design and Coordination: MG Davis Events: Seattle Wedding Planner and Event Coordinator Floral and Décor: Melanie Benson Floral Lighting, Rentals and Décor: Vintage Ambiance Catering: Herban Feast Catering and Events Venue: JM Cellars Linen: Creative Coverings, Inc. Stationery: Paper Fling Dress: A Princess Bride Cake: The CakeWalk Shop Videography: Solefire Films Entertainment: New Age Flamenco Officiant: Significant Ceremonies NW First Look/Portrait Location: DeLille Cellars Photography: Rick+Anna Photography

Rustic Lodge Styled Wedding Inspiration

Tamara, of Simply by Tamara Nicole, had us at “rootbeer floats”! We’ve seen the s’mores bars, the ice cream sundae bars, and the champagne bars (and we love ‘em all!) but we really loved being apart of this rustic lodge inspired shoot and it’s sassy-fras Rootbeer Float Bar.  Not to mention all the vintage elements of burlap and lace that were featured. Rustic Lodge Wedding Cake Table_ Amber French Photography vintage ambiance wedding pew_Amber French Photography Rootbeer float table_Amber French Photography Thank you Tamara for including Vintage Ambiance in your rustic lodge dreams and to Amber French Photography for capturing the fun so beautifully! See more of this Rustic Lodge Styled Wedding Inspiration by visiting the Rustic Wedding Chic’s at http://rusticweddingchic.com/lodge-style-wedding-inspiration-shoot. Participating Vendors in “Rustic Lodge Styled Wedding Inspiration” Photo shoot included: Photography: Amber French Photography Planner & stylist: Simply by Tamara Nicole Venue: Urban Enoteca Invitation and print work: Impress Ink Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Vintage rental: Vintage Ambiance Rentals Dessert table: One Divine Party, The Knot and Feather, The Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co. Wedding gown: Luly Yang Couture Bridesmaid Dresses: La Belle Elaine’s & Luly Yang Couture Hair & makeup: Yessie’s Makeup Artistry Cookie & bread: Master’s Touch Kitchen Floral design: Ravenna Bloom Sash & hair accessory: Tessa Kim Bridal Accessories

The Northwest Vintage Wedding Fair Recap

We’ve been just a little busy these last few months that we’re a little behind on our blogging, but wanted to give a quick recap of the great time we had participating in the Northwest Vintage Wedding Fair this past May. Our booth invited attendees to image their special day filled with chic vintage rentals featuring Vintage Ambiance furniture and architectural elements. We featured our french doors, “Grace” our 1930’s velveteen couch, “Cam” our Shabby Table, “Jasmine” our ivory occasional table, “Abella”corner cubby and many other vintage pieces. We can’t wait to help create you all with your vintage inspired wedding decor! Vintage Ambiance Booth #1-1 The NW Vintage Wedding Fair is a boutique trunk show where all couples can find authentic vintage wedding treasures, nostalgic and handmade items, unique local vendors and oodles of inspiration all in one place. 

Farmhouse Wedding Inspiration

Look no further for farm-style wedding inspiration! This amazing styled shoot from Linda Kahle Fine Art Imagery was held at the inspiring Rein Fire Ranch, in Ravensdale, Washington. How Vintage Ambiance can create the atmosphere you desire for your wedding is demonstrated beautifully throughout this styled shoot and we would like to thank all the vendors who participated in creating this unforgettable and inspiration shoot.

Wedding altar with vintage decor from Vintage Ambiance

Vintage Ambiance table place cards decor. Wedding table from Vintage Ambiance Silver, milk glass & vintage china table decor Cake table dresser from Vintage Ambiance From the altar to the cake table to the head table décor, the romantic setting began with the creation of the altar backdrop with “Marin” our Shabby Chic Ivory Shutters and one of our many vintage side tables. Milk glass vases, silver candlesticks, mismatched vintage china, silverware & glassware adored our Litton Harvest Table and was paired with an assortment of our mix & match wooden chairs, welcoming guests to sit & celebrate. But first, guests were greeted with the lovely yellowed pages of sheet music that created a backdrop to make your heart sing, for the table holding the creative table number name cards made from limes. Then once it was time to cut the cake, “Ingrid” our German Pine Cabinet, hosted the lovely cake from The People’s Cake. Want more Farmhouse Wedding Inspiration? Visit  http://rusticweddingchic.com/farmhouse-wedding-inspiration-rein-fire-ranch. Want to see how Vintage Ambiance can help set the ambiance for your wedding? Contact us today! Participating vendors: Photography: Linda Kahle Fine Art Imagery Floral design: Countryside Floral Venue: Rein Fire Ranch Dress: La Belle Reve Makeup: Makeup By KMS Cake: The People’s Cake Vintage rentals: Vintage Ambiance

Vintage Ambiance, Seattle Bride Magazine & Pacific NW Harvest Wedding Inspiration

An elegant, soft autumn palette punctuated with richer tones were used to reflect the changing seasons in this Pacific Northwest Harvest Wedding Inspiration shoot featured on Seattle Bride.  Vintage Ambiance was gleeful to be apart of creating this romantically bewitching setting with our vintage furniture & assessory rentals featuring such items as our Amelie French Bistro Chairs and our Mix and Match Vintage Silver Plate Flatware (which has over 500 pieces including knives, dinner forks, salad and dessert forks, spoons, and serving pieces).  Thank you to Stacy Anderson DesignO’Malley Photographers and all our fellow vendors for created such beautiful Fall inspiration. See more Pacific Northwest Harvest Wedding Inspiration at http://seattlebridemag.com/photography/pacific-northwest-harvest-wedding-inspiration. Pacific NW Harvest Wedding Inspiration

Friday Toasts with Vintage Ambiance

My-Best-Girl-Mary-Pickford We love celebrating… and we think we all deserve to toast the end of a productive week while ringing in the start of another fabulous weekend! So we started Friday Toasts with Vintage Ambiance on Facebook and we’d like to make sure you join us during our own little Happy Hour! Don’t miss a drop of the fun by “liking” the Vintage Ambiance Facebook page and every Friday afternoon we’ll share a cocktail from the Prohibition Era.  (While you’re there you just might find the next theme for your party or see a new item in our inventory that you just have to rent to complete your events decor!) So far we’ve shared F. Scott Fitzgerald’s favorite drink (one of the few specifically mentioned cocktails in The Great Gatsby) the Gin Ricky,  a Colony Cocktail; which features gin, a Prohibition staple since bourbons & ryes required time to make & no one wanted to wait around for the aging process, and a Mary Pickford; created by legendary Havana bartender Eddie Woelke and is a liquid tribute to this pioneering film actress. Don’t miss a drop-see you at HH at www.facebook.com/vintageambiance!

Americana Christmas elopement wedding inspiration

Vintage Ambiance had a great time participating in this romantic styled winter elopement photo shoot on the beautiful grounds of Trinity Tree Farm. The Americana Christmas inspiration was captured by Candice of Projecthursday and highlighted rustic yet classic styling elements. Designed, planned and featuring floral from Lola Event and Floral Design, this Vintage American elopement wedding embraced northwest winters and creates a bounty of inspiration for couples planning a winter wedding celebration! Americana Christmas wedding photo shoot Dessert dresser & tabletop vintage rentals from Vintage Ambiance Wood wedding accents See more of this amazing Vintage American Wedding Shot on http://greenweddingshoes.com/vintage-americana-wedding-inspiration/ Love what you see? Visit the vendors who made this day possible: Photography: Projecthursday Planning, design + florals: Lola Event and Floral Design Venue: Trinity Tree Farm Issaquah, Washington Furniture rental: Vintage Ambiance Cake + caramels: Honey Crumb Cake Studio Mittens: Historical Knits Food: The Tall Chef Veil: Tessa Kim Dress: French Knot Couture Second shooter: Echo Photography Invitations: The Paper Paramour Men’s attire: J. Hilburn

Feed Company Open House at Melrose Market Studios

Melrose Market Studios Open House We are excited to partner with Melrose Market Studios, U Snaps Photo Booth, Lola Event and FloralMagnolia Rhapsody DJ and many other vendors to welcome the Feed Co Catering and Sole Repair during this Open House! Experience this amazing venue, enjoy cocktails, inventive cuisine, music, florals and vintage decor from yours truly, Vintage Ambiance.

We look forward to seeing you there and showing off what all these vendors love to do!

Please RSVP to info@feedcocatering.com

Melrose Market Studios is an urban event space on the west edge of Capitol Hill, just a few blocks from the heart of downtown Seattle.  Located in a historic 1927 building that has been completely refurbished, this distinct venue is a great place to hold an event for up to 250 people.  

Meet the Declans!

grey art decor chairs Loving the newest addition to our Chair collection-introcuding the “Declans”! We are so excited how these pair of art deco chairs turned out after their reupholstering with this gorgeous platinum grey linen.  Hooray for road trip treasure finds! Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Pinterest to make sure you see what’s happening with Vintage Ambiance and what new pieces are in our warehouse.

Farm to Table Inspiration Shoot held at the Thomas Family Farm

We’re so excited! Vintage Ambiance has been published again on the pages of Style Me Pretty!  Thank you to Maris Events for including us in your Farm to Table Inspiration Shoot held at the Thomas Family Farm in Snohomish, Washington and to Rick+Anna Photography for capturing the gracefulness of the day. Meredith & Alissa, planners at Maris Events, inspiration for this shoot “came from farmers markets with piles of organic elements: Wood, metal, fruits, vegetables, foliage, herbs, Kinfolk, etc. We wanted to keep the palette neutral with all color coming from the plentiful fruit, vegetable, and floral display… Throughout this shoot, we really wanted to showcase how you can use local and organic elements to dress up a farm venue into something truly beautiful, unique, and elegant – all while keeping things local and intimate”.
Vintage Ambiance 1930's gray velveteen couch

"Winston" Vintage Ambiance's 1930's Gray Velveteen Couch

Vintage Ambiance galvanized beverage server cake table display

Galvanized Beverage Server cake table display

Vintage Ambiance english market cart cake table display

"Cornwall", Vintage Ambiances' 200 yr. old English Market Cart

Vintage Ambiance cubby storage wedding prop rental Some of the Vintage Ambiance prop rentals featured were Norm, our Galvanized Beverage Server used for the cake table; Winston, our 1930’s Gray Velveteen Couch, and Cornwall, 200 yr. old English Market Cart that held the savory “Cheese Cake”.  Be sure to see more of this bohemian paradise Farm to Table Inspiration Shoot on http://www.stylemepretty.com/washington-weddings/snohomish/2014/05/02/farm-to-table-inspiration-shoot/. Love what you see? Visit the vendors who made this day possible: Photography: Rick+Anna Photography Floral Design: En Fleur Event Design Catering: Cabbage Patch Restaurant Event Planning: Maris Events Cake/Cupcakes: Simply Sweet Cupcakes Hair/Makeup Artist: Yessie Libby Linens: ABC Rentals Rentals: ABC Rentals; Vintage Ambiance & Seattle Farm Tables Wedding Dress (All Long): Victoria’s Bridal Couture Wedding Dress (Short): Free People Wedding Venue: Thomas Family Farm

The Boathouse at Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center Open House recap

Last month, we had the pleasure of displaying our vintage furniture rentals during The Boathouse at Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center Open House. The promise of sparkling waters and snow-capped mountains did not disappoint! Hosted by the Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center and Melody Davis of MG Davis Events, event planners and brides & grooms to-be had a chance to sip on cocktails and nibble on tasty salmon cakes from Kaspers Special Events and Catering, while admiring a view only the Pacific Northwest can offer along the shores of Lake Washington while lounging on “Trinity”, our 1930’s Frederick & Nelson 3 piece Sectional. Stacked trunks and crates from Vintage Ambiance Upstairs venue space at The Bathhouse at Mt Baker Rowing and Sailing Club Seltzer bottles & Card Holders Made from Wooden Shoe Forms from Vintage Ambiance "Trinity”, Vintage Ambiance's 1930's Frederick & Nelson 3 piece Sectional  We can’t wait to decorate this space again for both weddings and corporate events alike! Thank you to Mike Penney with Photos by Mike for the lovely photos of the day!  

Vintage Carnival-inspired wedding styled shoot

These sunny days have us reminiscing about those hot summer days filled with cotton candy, caramel popcorn and kissing booths at the carnival.  So what better time to share this Carnival-inspired wedding styled shoot we participated in with Luna Bella Events and Love Blooms Event Design. Vintage rainbow carnival wedding inspiration bride & groom Vintage couch and bride Vintage carnival wedding inspiration Bold colors, classic retro features and bright primary and secondary colors take center stage in this gorgeous shoot and here are a few of our favorite shots from the day.  Please be sure to visit http://www.pacificcoastweddings.us/2/post/2014/04/carnival-inspired-wedding-styled-shoot.html to view even more Bold carnival retro-wedding inspiration. Participating Vendors in “Carnival-inspired wedding styled shoot” Photo shoot included: Venue: Robinswood House Photographer: Luna Bella Events Coordinator: Love Blooms Event Design Dress: Romashka Bridal Tux: Men’s Wearhouse Dessert Bar: Pinkabella Cupcakes Vintage Rentals: Vintage Ambiance Florist: Love Blooms Event Design Photo Booth: Act 1 Photo Booths Hair and Make-up: Urbanista Weddings Invites, Favors and Escort Cards: Let’s Celebrate Love Ice Cream Bar: Sweet Treats Kissing Booth: Sheraton Seattle Female Model: Celine Maniu Male Model: Hans Iverson

A Surprise Anniversary Shoot from Holly-Kate & Company and Laurel McConnell Photography on What Junebug Loves

Junebug Weddings-What Junebug Loves Published badgeSurprises are so fun. Even more fun when they involve some of our friends in the wedding industry!  Vintage Ambiance loved being apart of this surprise styled wedding anniversary photo shoot featuring Seattle invitation designer Kerri Efendi & her husband, Eldad, Laurel McConnell Photography and Holly-Kate and Company. Enchanted wedding inspiration set against the fallen autumn leaves in Discovery Park perfectly accented the playful, stylish, imaginative and sweet theme for the day.  Accenting natures color palette with turquoise, gold and fuchsia, our 1930’s Velveteen Settee, “Adele”, was just one of the vintage furniture prop pieces featured. We hope you enjoy a few of our favorite shots from the lovely and talented Laurel McConnell Photography from the day and be sure to read all about how Eldad was surprised and more details from the day on What Junebug Loves Blog. Vintage rental props for weddings, anniversaries, photo shoots                   Wedding, event vintage rentals                 Autumn wedding inspiration from Holly-Kate & Company featuring Vintage Ambiance                             Thank you to the entire photo shoot team, and Kerri & Eldad for letting us share in their special day! Love what you see? Visit the vendors who made this day possible: Photographer: Laurel McConnell Photography Planner and Designer: Holly-Kate and Company Florist: Floressence Dress: The Dress Theory Accessories: Twigs & Honey Furniture: Vintage Ambiance Hair & Makeup: Erin Skipley Dessert: The SweetSide Balloon: Shop Spruce Location: Discovery Park

Coastal Glam Pacific Northwest Inspiration Shoot

Vintage Ambiance is so excited to be featured on Style Me Pretty’s Pacific Northwest Blog (yes, SMP has an entire blog dedicated to our beautiful Pacific NW!) from our collaboration with Love Song PhotoPaisley Petals and Wonderstruck Event Designs with our Coastal Glam Pacific Northwest Inspiration Shoot. Coastal Glam Pacific Northwest Inspiration Shoot                                             Vintage Ambiance dresser dessert table                                               Driftwood chandelier at Seabrook                       Pineapple glass votives                       Weddings at Seabrook Washington                                               Krista Welch of Love Song Photo summed up our inspiration from this day: “This shoot pays homage to the natural beauty that surrounds us here in the Northwest, while adding metallic details that elevate the overall design to a sophisticated level. The look and feel of the shoot is slightly more modern than vintage, however we do feature touches of both styles throughout. The photo shoot reflects the relaxed and charming appeal of a small town Pacific coast wedding – mixed with easy, textural metallic details, and soft florals that create a feeling of nature-inspired sophistication. The overall feel is inviting and whimsical, undoubtedly charming, and full of thoughtful detail.” See the full-gallery HERE Love what you see? These are the fantastic vendors who created this glam: Photographer: Love Song Photo Videography: Magical Touch Media Floral Design: Paisley Petals Reception Venue: Town Hall At Seabrook Groom’s Attire: Mens Warehouse Bridesmaids Attire, Blush Sparkle Brides Dress:: Rent The Runway Letterpress Invitations And Paper Goods: Wonderstruck Event Design Linen Rental: Creative Coverings Makeup Kit Provided By: Megan Bingham Of Off White Makeup Photo Shoot Design, Styling, And Planning, Props And Decor: Wonderstruck Event Designs Specialty Furniture Rental: Vintage Ambiance Wedding Cakes: Hot Buns Bakery Wedding Dresses, Bridal Earrings And Bracelet: LaineeMeg Bridal

Visit Vintage Ambiance during the 6th Annual Snohomish Wedding Tour

Snohomish Wedding TourVisit Vintage Ambiance during the 6th Annual Snohomish Wedding Tour Sunday, June 1, 2014! Featuring 19 of Snohomish’s most stunning wedding venues this self-guided tour gives you the opportunity to meet with almost 100 of the regions premiere wedding vendors who will be ready to answer all your questions and help you create your dream wedding. Vintage Ambiance will be displaying at 3 of this years venues; Meroni Meadows, Dairyland and Thomas Family Farm.  Becky, owner & designer of Vintage Ambiance will be at Meroni Meadows, whose theme is Vintage Garden Party, to answer any questions you may have.  “Think Pink, blues, yellows, and greens.  Nothing pale!” for this garden party! Rebecca from Blush Celebrations will also be featuring Vintage Ambiance pieces at Dairyland. Lastly, although they are not officially on the tour (this year), but are members of the Guild, the Thomas Family Farm will be open and welcome you to drop by and check out their new space filled with fabulous period pieces from Becky’s extensive vintage collections. Tickets are only $5 per person, purchase yours HERE. Looking for more Snohomish Wedding Tour information? “Like” them on Facebook, Follow them on Twitter and Pinterest.

Anthropology Inspired Tea Party Pink and Gold Spring Style

Don’t limit your imagination to just wedding décor when you think of vintage décor rentals.  This Anthropology Inspired Tea Party Pink and Gold Spring styled shoot offers an excellent example of how you can incorporate a vintage grace into an afternoon bachelorette tea party or bridal shower. Thank you to Tonie Christine Photography and Jen Leslie Events for inviting Vintage Ambiance to participate in this inspirational shoot. Pink and gold table setting Blush & lace bridesmaids Confetti Tea, cupcakes and fruit Vintage Ambiance's 1890's Eastlake Sofa "Celine" Gold and pink tableware See more of this Anthropology/Tea Party/Spring Style Shoot on The Bride Link, You Mean The World To Me, and Home Confetti. There are unique pin-tastic photos to inspire you from Tonie Christine Photography on each blog so visit them all! Love what you’ve seen? Visit the vendors who helped create it: Photographer: Tonie Christine Photography Event Venue: Corson Building Event Planner: Jen Leslie Events Equipment Rentals: Vintage Ambiance Floral Designer: Columbia City Bouquet Make-up: Sorrida Salon Hair: Lauren Otten Invitation Designer: Wolfhouse Paper Co.

The Boathouse at Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center invites you to their May Open House

The Boathouse at Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center Open House Have you heard about the amazing new event space at The Boathouse at Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center yet?  This newly remodeled view offers magnificent views of the Cascades and Mt. Baker on the shores of Lake Washington and bathes guests in natural light, Venue highlights include reclaimed hardwood finishes, a gas fireplace and a vintage wooden racing shell to create a warm, comfortable ambiance, and we’re suckers for vintage ambiance!  This space is perfect for not only wedding events but for corporate groups as well on-site rowing, sailing and paddle-boarding activities! Join Vintage Ambiance at The Boathouse at Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center Open House (3800 Lake Washington Blvd South, Seattle, WA 98118) on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 4pm-7pm. This event is FREE to attend but kindly RSVP to: events@mbrsc.org Participating vendors include: Butler Seattle-Valet, Transportation & Tours BanquetEvent.com AA Party Rentals Cort Rentals Vintage Ambiance Deni Luna Seattle Parties Sweet Treats Kaspers Catering The Boathouse at Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center and more

“Bowties & Baubles” Photo shoot

Last month, Vintage Ambiance was honored to participate in Darien Leigh Events & Design “Bowties & Baubles” Photo Shoot featuring the delightful Snohomish wedding venue, Dairyland. The sun shone, and the bubbles and bourbon flowed! Here are a few of our favorites featuring Vintage Ambiance rentals from Lora Grady Photography. Vintage dresser rentals with Vintage Ambiance Vintage Ambiance white dresser Trophy vase & vintage books from Vintage Ambiance Cake cart from Vintage Ambiance Thank you to all the vendors for an amazing afternoon, love you all! Be sure to check out Lora Grady Photography to view http://loragradyphotography.zenfolio.com/bowtiesandbaubles to view the full gallery. Participating Vendors in “Bowties & Baubles” Photo shoot Seattle Event Design: Darien Leigh Events & Design Snohomish Wedding Venue: Dairyland Wedding Dress: Unveiled Bridal Boutique Floral Design:  Botanique Decor: Vintage Ambiance Invitations: Dahlia Press Hair and Makeup: Ceann Cherry Cake: Baked Bow ties: The Tie Bar Baubles: Charming Charlie Photographer: Lora Grady Photography See something you like? Contact Vintage Ambiance and reference Bow Ties & Baubles!

A Vintage Blush and Silver Wedding at Hollywood Schoolhouse

Did you catch us on Every Last Detail for this Vintage Blush and Silver Wedding feature from Persimmon Images and Simply by Tamara Nicole?!   Located at the Hollywood Schoolhouse in Woodinville, Washington, we provided the happy couple; Cassie and Matt, vintage rentals to help successfully achieved their perfect wedding. We love what Cassie had to say about her wedding as interviewed by Lauren from ELD: “After perusing blogs and Pinterest it became apparent to me that I wanted a casual/vintage vibe, and a location that could stand on its own without a lot of decorations… I also LOVED my candy/dessert table designed by Tamara.  It was a major hit with all of the guests! We especially love how she raved about our Cavell Gray Occasional Table that was used as the dessert table! (A hot trend that is timeless, fun & unique way to display your cake & desserts.) Blush & Silver vintage wedding Vintage dresser dessert table from Vintage Ambiance

Congratulations again Cassie & Matt!

See more photos of A Vintage Blush and Silver Wedding on Every Last Details HERE. Love what you see? Visit these vendors who made it happen: Venue & Catering: Hollywood Schoolhouse Planner & Printwork: Simply by Tamara Nicole Photography: Persimmon Images Officiant: Rev. Katie Stone Florist: DistinctiveDesigns DJ: DJMarc Sense from Integral DJ’s Cupcakes: SpiritCupcakes Makeup & Hair: Yessie Makeup Artistry Dress: La Belle Elaine’s Rentals: Vintage AmbianceGrand Event Rentals

Natural + Elegant Wedding Inspiration

Natural + Elegant Wedding Inspiration abounds in this styled wedding shoot featuring props & table décor from Vintage Ambiance  that “captures the rustic, wild, and untouched beauty of the great outdoors, and blends it with layers of understated elegance”. Located on the picturesque shores of Rattlesnake Lake in North Bend, Washington and photographed by Jess Hunter, the table décor embraced a “textural feel of the overgrown floral arrangements”, designed by Kelly of Botanique.  Completing the eye-catching look of wild elegance was created with the help of the talented Claire Pettibone from The Dress Theory, hair & makeup by Cassie Sells Hackett, paper & calligraphy by Antiquaria and gorgeous ruffle cake by Kerri’s Cakes. Here are a few of our favorite shots from the day.  View more inspiration of this Natural + Elegant Wedding Inspiration on Green Wedding Shows Wedding Blog at http://greenweddingshoes.com/natural-elegant-wedding-inspiration.

Rattlesnake Lake Natural + Elegance Wedding inspiration shoot

Vintage Ambiance suitcases as cake table

Vintage suitcases feature the wedding cake in this styled Natural + Elegance Wedding inspiration shoot

   
Vintage Ambiance wedding & event rentals

Wild, rustic and elegant table decor from Vintage Ambiance

     
Vintage & period table and chair rentals from Vintage Ambiance

Mismatched harmony with Vintage Ambiance's table & chairs

 

Visit Vintage Ambiance at the 5th Annual NW Vintage Wedding Fair

NW Vintage Wedding Fair

Vintage Ambiance is excited to be participating for our first time in the 5th Annual NW Vintage Wedding Fair!

NW Vintage Wedding Fair provide brides, grooms, wedding planners and anyone who loves to host, with the best selection of local and regional vintage-inspired vendors. This year the event is being held at the Fremont Abbey-which itself is celebrating their 100-year anniversary. Featuring over 20 vendors, champagne tasting for VIP guests, DJ Vodka Twist, samples, vouchers and all around good times, this fair is a must for those who love to enhance their event with vintage richness. Visit Vintage Ambiance at the 5th Annual NW Vintage Wedding Fair: Saturday, May 10th, 2014; Private VIP Preview 11am-12pm (champagne tasting and goodie bags for the first 50 guests!); General Admission 12pm-3:30pm Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103 Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets  

We’ve been published! See Vintage Ambiance in Utterly Engaged Issue #24

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ― F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby

This past spring we worked with several wonderful Seattle wedding vendors, including Melody Davis of MG Davis Events, Melanie Benson Floral and Jennifer Tia Photo Artistry to create the laid back lake-shore party style of the Great Gatsby era with a shoot amongst the cherry blossom trees along the shores of Lake Washington.  Utterly Engaged, a terrific online wedding magazine, loved it and featured our shoot in their most recent issue, #24.

To see how we transformed ourselves back into the days of lace, florals and the graceful house parties of the era visit page 75 at  http://www.utterlyengaged.com/category/issues/issue-024/.  Enjoy these extra pictures!

Adorable vintage French candy box with an array of yummy chocolates.

 

I love how the vintage Milk Glass seems to make the colors of the fruit pop! The birds were attracted as well, and we spent a lot of time chasing them off as they seemed to feel entitled to our goodies!

 

The wonderful vintage lace dresses were created by Kimmi Designs. The vintage hairpieces by Boring Sidney. What a wonderful thing to wear while “bird watching”

 

Who wouldn’t want a beautiful pink velveteen couch gracing their lawn by the water’s edge!

Vintage Ambiance is a Seattle-based rental company that specialized in antique & vintage architecture, furniture, table tops (table wear), & props.

Vintage Rentals Seattle

 

Dutta Photography

Last week, Vintage Ambiance celebrated our first year in business.  We would like to this opportunity to reiterate our business goals and  plans for the future.  A big thank you to all of the wedding and event community in the greater Seattle area for not only simply embracing us, but the friendships that have developed!

Vintage Ambiance is an event rental company that specializes in antique and vintage rentals. We serve the greater Seattle wedding and event community. Our inventory is varied and growing rapidly.  We have wonderful antique and vintage rentals for weddings, stylized shoots, and corporate events.  Our inventory includes:  architectural elements; vintage upholstered furniture; vintage vases; silverplate; farm tables; etc.

This past year, we have been inundated with requests to rent vintage farm tables and upholstered couches and upholstered chairs We are hot on the trail for all of these.  Currently, several vintage farm tables are being constructed from old table legs and planking from 100 year old beams.  Furniture from 1920 t0 1940 are being reupholstered.

For those of you that are not aware, Vintage Ambiance has storage near downtown Bellevue, Washington.  We encourage visitors, including planners, brides, photographers, and florists to come see our inventory.  It is hard to keep up with the website, so there are treasures in storage that are new and exciting.  Please contact us with your ideas, visions,  and requests.  We truly love the rich history that can be found in older pieces.  And no, we don’t believe that vintage ‘is a trend’ but rather that vintage elements  provide a sense of family, history, and intimacy regardless of your style or venue.

A Wedding Tale

I don’t know much about photography other than to point, shoot, and hope for the best.  Perhaps that’s why I was so taken with the photographs that Brenda and Chris shared with me of their November wedding.  I feel as if I’ve walked back in time, with the lovely sepia quality to them.  While our rusty iron gates are more typically used as a background prop, their placement in the forefront adds elements of grandeur and mystery.  If only they had been wearing the attire of the early 1800’s French Court.  Sigh. . . . Vintage Ambiance Rentals- suitcases, books, Bible I also love the symbolism of their clasped hands near our 1839 Bible opened to Proverbs 25 and its wisdom concerning  the avoidance of quarrels.  I think it’s hilarious however, that the 24th verse  reads “It is better to live in a corner of the roof, than in a house shared with a contentious woman.”  Not typically a scripture that is thought of on one’s wedding day!  Thank goodness Vintage Ambiance rents the props rather than writes the scripts!

The Roaring Twenties – Vintage Rentals

1920's Bride

The past couple of weeks, I have been inundated with inquiries regarding the availability of 1920’s furniture and props for rent. Seems to me like there is a whole lot of creativity going on, from event themes involving silent movies and luxury ocean travel, to brides wanting to create the old world glam of Great Gatsby, the mystery of the speakeasy and prohibition, and the design wonders of Art Deco.  I say Yes, Yes, and Yes!  I love this period of our history with it’s lavish interiors and angular designs. . . cloche hats and flapper dresses. . . . the poetic genius of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. . . and the birth of jazz.   Throw in a gangster or two and it’s instant drama. Vintage Ambiance offers vintage rentals to the greater Seattle community.  We have a variety of furniture and props from the 1920’s and 30’s.  I recently purchased two more great art deco chairs that are in the shop for a makeover.  They will be gorgeous so watch for their photos.  Our growing collection of travel trunks from this era are always in high demand.  I’d love to find some Charleston music that our hand-cranked Victrola can spin out.  Sorry, we are fresh out of tommie-guns!    

Vintage Classic but a little more Modern, Please!

  I laughed long and hard after watching Wedding Channels U Tube tribute to Bridal chatter.  “I want vintage chic. Like vintage classic but a little more modern.  Vintage chic, you know, urban chic with a like rustic twist.”  I love this!  It makes it sound as if wedding decor can be ordered through a drive-through!  But putting humor aside, the reality is that these phrases perfectly describe the multiple meanings that underlie the vintage wedding vogue.  What exactly is meant by vintage chic?  Or vintage rustic?  Or any of the other phrases that are being bantered about?  All I know is that what seems to be at the core is a yearning for a feeling of family. . . of familiarity. . . of intimacy. . . of more simple times.   Incorporating vintage pieces into a wedding can and do fulfill all of these basic human longings.  The best part is that vintage elements can support any design theme, whether it be romantic, trendy, sophisticated, or. . . a rustic twist. Whatever ‘kind’ of vintage you want, or whatever ‘meanings’ you use to describe it, if it’s vintage you want,  it’s vintage we have!  Vintage Ambiance provides vintage rentals to the greater Seattle area.

Vintage Wedding Rentals are Hot!

  I haven’t been this excited since. . . . well, I’m not sure that I’ve ever been this excited!!!  The hard work essential to creating and developing a new business is starting to pay off.  Last April, Vintage Ambiance was launched as a purveyor of  antique and vintage architecture, furniture, and props  available for rent to the greater Seattle community.  So far, our  inventory has grown to include not only a large variety of styles, but historical periods as well.  To date, our wonderful rental pieces have been involved in a proposal, weddings, a corporate party, a charity event, several stylistic shoots, wedding shows, and vendor open houses.  Whew! But the crazy ‘good feel’ of this past weekend surpassed even the birth of my 6 children (sorry kids, the memories fade after 20 plus years), with the handout of the Winter 2012 issue of Seattle Metropolitan Bride and Groom issue at the Seattle Wedding Show.  Our beautiful table service pieces consisting of crystal glassware, cake plates, Limoges china, silver-plate cutlery, linens, etc, etc, etc… were featured in not one, but TWO very stylish and exciting photo layouts.  Our inclusion was made possible by the always delightful Annette of Luxe Wedding Design, and everyone’s best friend, Sheena of The Invisible Hostess.  

My Santa Wish List

My Santa Wish List

 

European Architecture

Peely Paint Church Pews

Fireplace Mantle

Large 1930’s Hooked Area Rug

Tall Silver Plate Candelabras

Mid-Century Upholstered Couch and Chairs

Funky Old Cash Register

Long Farm Tables

Tufted Ottomans

1950’s Bubble Bud Vases

A Box Truck To Cart It All Around

 

I wish all of  Vintage Ambiance’s friends and colleagues great joy this holiday season.   Hope we have more opportunities to work together this coming year!

The Well Dressed Table

At this time of year when hosting and toasting is, quite simply,  part of our holiday experience,  I would like to raise a glass in memory to my late Aunt Virgina.  She sure knew how to throw a party!  Whether our gatherings were a result of a formal holiday, a casual “how are ya”, or a cause for celebration, Virginia was the catalyst for pulling family and friends together.  Sometimes the occasion called for the royal treatment, and out came the gorgeous hand-painted china, sterling flatware and polished candelabras.  One of my favorite childhood memories is the individual mint cups full of creamy, pastel, butter mints.  Birthdays, graduations, and showers were typically celebrated more casually. . . pot-luck style.  Wherever the location, inside or outside, Virginia always made sure that tablecloths were present, candles were lit, and delicious food filled the table.  Kentucky Friend Chicken was never served in a cardboard bucket, nor was Ketchup served in it’s bottle.  It simply wasn’t considered ‘good form’.  There were bowls, platters, and serving pieces for each and every dish.  Invitations and place cards were created from salvaged ephemera, and Virgina also made sure to include centerpieces and decorations that reflected the occasion.   Ambiance was as essential as great food and glass clinking! I think often about Virginia and her well dressed tables, as I am searching for items to add to Vintage Ambiance‘s rental inventory.  One of our biggest challenges is how to set a stylish table using timeless vintage pieces for an event (upper photograph by JayLee Photography). . . . especially a large wedding.  We have simple 1870’s porcelain French Limoges china, Wallace silver plate deco style flatware and a menagerie of beautiful crystal wine glasses, champagne coups, and appertifs.  There is not nearly enough for numerous tables, but plenty for a host table, bridal table, or rehearsal dinner. Think of the photo opportunity! On a less formal note,  we’ve acquired a great collection of late 1800’s white English Ironstone bowls, pitchers, and platters.  These are classic, earthenware dishes that bring a natural, uncluttered feel to a table as they showcase the colors and textures of the food served.  We’ve been a bit more hesitant with vintage linens (they can be delicate) but our inventory includes a variety of white linen  luncheon cloths (typically a 30 x 30 inch square) that contrast beautifully with larger colored tablecloths.  And yes, we also enjoy being creative with salvaged objects.  My favorite card/photo holders have been made out of old wooden shoe forms, and glass door knobs. So thank you Aunt Virginia, for the fabulous memories of parties with family and friends.  I toast your creativity and the time you took to make each event memorable.  Salute!   Miss Meliss Pics