Vintage Winter Wedding Inspiration with Art Deco Flair from Olive Design House
Although today’s inspiration shoot from Olive Design House was created with a Winter wedding in mind, its rich fresh colour palette of mint green, navy blue, orange and lashings of gold is guaranteed to add warmth, as well as opulence and glamour, to any day whether blue skied or grey! Big on snazzy Art Deco style and packed full of details including a stylish stationery suite, a lavish tablescape, fabulously flapper-esque fashion, desserts dripping with gold…oh and a yummy looking mini Croquembouche! This speak-easy inspired wedding shoot is so deliciously decadent that Jay Gatsby himself would have been proud of the styling!
The classy speakeasy vibe of the historic venue, the Hollywood Schoolhouse in Woodinville was the perfect setting for this modern take on an Art Deco wedding. I’ll pass you over to the talented ladies behind this gorgeous shoot Elizabeth & Maya of Olive Design House and photographer Courtney Bowlden, to tell you all about it…… “We wanted to pay homage to the era in which the venue was built and emphasize its amazing features like the crystal chandeliers, classic hardwood floors, oversized dark wood bar, roaring fireplaces and antique furniture. To complement the warm tones of the space, we used a fresh colour palette of elegant dark blues and minty greens, adding splashes of orange and gold to evoke some of the glitz and glamour of yesteryears.”
The decor and printed materials were designed and styled by Elizabeth & Maya to create a cohesive look. “It was important for us to ensure that design elements were echoed in the printed goods, decor and finer details. For example, for the envelope liner, we created a custom pattern with a repeating shape that is also found in the gold flatware and pedestal vases. The invitation was designed to evoke the 1920s through typefaces and accents. The RSVP card featuring an “aged” photo of the venue and resembling a vintage postcard was another way for us to infuse a playful and unique element that is reminiscent of the past. With the use of a modern color scheme and repetitive elements, all of the pieces worked seamlessly together hinting at history, while still remaining current and unique.
We created a casual yet charming ambience, using a collection of vintage books wrapped with twine, handmade decor pieces, and flowing floral designs created by Distinctive Design Florist to set an elegant tone for the day. Unique bite sized treats dripping in details like gold frosting and hand painted flowers created by Janti Sun added a sweet finishing touch.”
Yep it really is that lovely, so have your pinning finger ready!
Such beautiful florals from Distinctive Design Florist
“Seattle Farm Tables provided the beautiful handmade barn-wood table that was fit for a celebration with family and friends. The rich wood tones of the table were a perfect backdrop for the cream colored plates and gold flatware that we selected from AA Party Rentals. We fell in love with the floral napkins from World Market which added a subtle touch of pattern and color. Loose but sophisticated flowers, mismatched decanters, and more handmade fabric garlands were displayed in the center of the table.”
Isn’t that wedding invitation suite by Olive Design House just fabulous??
“Some true vintage and vintage-inspired garments & bridal accessories provided by Pretty Parlor Bridal Boutique reflected the space and Art Deco vibe perfectly.”
“For the fireplace mantel, an assortment of old photos were used to add yet another personal touch to the decor. One of our favorite features inside the venue is the beautiful dark wood bar, we added some color and jazzed it up with a handmade tassel garland, touches of gold, and our collection of vintage decanters.”
“And as a thank you for guests, mini bottles of liquor displayed with a thoughtful tag were offered as favours, a final reminder of this chic vintage inspired affair.”
There really is something to be said of the enduring allure of the Art Deco era! Thank-you so much Elizabeth & Maya for pulling together such a deliciously decadent vision. And a special thanks to Courtney Bowlden for capturing it all so perfectly and allowing me to share it on Chic Vintage Brides.
For more Art Deco wedding inspiration take a peek here and here at some absolutely fabulous real weddings, and at this inspiration board infused with Gatsby-esque glamour, or here and here for some perfect Art Deco wedding dresses. Or for more beautiful wedding styled shoots how about this stunning Secret Garden wedding shoot, or this dreamily elegant Castle Cliffs shoot? You will find all of these and lots more by clicking here.
Planning, Design and Styling ~ Olive Design House
Photographer ~ Courtney Bowlden
Floral Design ~ Distinctive Design Florist
Rental Décor ~ AA Party Rentals
Table ~ Seattle Farm Tables
Wedding Dress & Bridal Accessories ~ Pretty Parlor Bridal Boutique
Venue ~ Hollywood Schoolhouse
Desserts ~ Janti Sun
Model ~ Amy Rockwell