We are just adore the details in this jazz age speakeasy inspired wedding. It is so refreshing to wedding creatives dream up unique and different wedding inspiration. We love the modern and retro yet romantic vibes of this styled shoot!
More on the ideas behind the shoot:As America stepped into the 1920’s Prohibition was being enforced across the country as the Volstead Act, written in Minnesota, was adopted. But the party would not die as bootleggers, gangsters and the legendary speakeasy establishments swept the nation. Flappers challenged the social norm by working outside of the home, shortening their skirts, bobbing their hair and allowing themselves the freedom to enjoy liquor and jazz music.Close your eyes and listen to the sound of Count Basie, clanging glasses, and boisterous laughter filling the room around you as you are transported back to the Jazz Age. Let the romantic in you imagine F. Scott Fitzgerald sipping whiskey next to John Dillinger at a nearby table in the heart of Saint Paul, where police pockets are lined and criminals come for safe haven. We invite you to attend a double wedding in a secret establishment where “cat’s meow” is the password and you’ll need a key to enter. Remember, loose morals require tight lips, so mum’s the word. If you don’t follow the House Rules, the barkeep will give you the bum’s rush – remember his word is law.As you pass through the large, hand carved doors of Flat Earth Brewing Co., located in the renovated Hamm’s Brewery building built in 1894, you find yourself stepping into an older time; the smell of hops rich, the atmosphere provocative. From the early stages of planning this shoot, we wanted to envelop the electrifying energy of the Roaring Twenties, revelling in its dramatic fashion and rich color pallette. A veritable cornucopia of texture and color we started with deep chocolate, emerald, and navy adding in hints of gold, burgundy, orange and blush. We used eclectic collections of vintage decor and metals in different shades of champagne and gold. Our textiles were blends of velvet, lace and sequin, creating a lavish feel only to be exceeded by stunning florals which draped every corner of the establishment, truly transforming it into a decadent paradise. The room was brought to life by soft candlelight, which played beautifully off of the blood orange and pomegranates while our macaroons and cake dripped in gold. Hints of art deco were tied into a geometric cake styling, and opulent invitations and menus that incorporated era specific slang with signature cocktails for the discerning flapper.The final touch was in the styling of our two couples to wed. Dressed in colors to match the mood, the men opted for rich tones to reflect the gangsters who ruled the city of that time. The women were styled impeccably with gorgeously coiffed finger waves and authentic 1920’s art deco estate jewels. Using different textures, each wore a dress with its own seductive details and a floral bridal belt by Heidi Elnora was used to mimic the flapper headpieces reminiscent of the era.The design efforts by Dillinger Studios, Destined Designer Events and Grace Klein Floral & Event Design, along with all of the amazing vendors who contributed their talents, truly helped to breathe life and swank into this inspired event. – Rochelle of Dillinger Studios
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Design & Photography: Dillinger Studios | Design & Coordination: Destined Designer Events | Event & Floral Design: Grace Klein | Venue: Flat Earth Brewing Co. | Decor Rental: Cici Event Rentals |Chair & Dinnerware Rental: Apres Party & Tent Rental | Paper Goods: Paper Thick Ink | Desserts: Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe | Bridal Attire: The White Room Minneapolis | Dress Designer : Johanna Johnson | Bridal Attire: Flutter Bridal Boutique | Dress Designer: Aria | Groom’s Attire: Tip Top Tux | Hair & Makeup : Pompadour: A Lifestyle Salon | Jewelry: J.B. Hudson | Bridal Accessories: Fringe | Barkeep Bowtie: Mill City Fineries | Videography: Brian Glad | Models : Chase Tucker, Carly Anne Molstad, Aaron Johnson, Sarah Dordal