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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:
1920's chairs from Vintage Ambiance_ij Photography

Vintage Ambiance “Declan” 1920’s deco chairs

vintage champagne flutes from Vintage Ambiance_ij Photography

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

Antique wooden bridal chair from Vintage Ambiance_ij photo
White and gold rimmed vintage china from Vintage Ambiance_ij Photo

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
Vintage glass doorknobs hold escort cards from Vintage Ambiance

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.

Vintage Ambiance typewriter guest book

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”}

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