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Speakeasy Wedding Ceremony June Lake CA

 

The team at Green Fox Events is gearing up for this year’s wedding season, so we have been reminiscing about our fabulous weddings from last year. One that stands out is Sasha + Channa’s. This stylish, fun and unique celebration was also selected by Wedding Planner Magazine as a “Best Real Wedding of 2015.”

Speakeasy Wedding Bride and Groom June Lake CA

 

This wedding was extra special for Green Fox Events because this is a local couple we know and work with. Channa, the groom, is a local DJ and music professional and beautiful bride, Sasha, works for one of our favorite caterers.

The first time we met with them they said, “We want to have a wedding but more importantly we want to throw an awesome party for our guests and create an experience they will never forget!” We were so intrigued by their overall vision for their special day — and we couldn’t wait to get started!

Victory Lodge June Lake CA

 

Their wedding took place at the stately Victory Lodge in June Lake, California. Perched on the hills overlooking Gull Lake with amazing mountain views, it is one of the largest log home structures ever built in the Eastern Sierra and is a spectacular wedding venue inside and out.

Victory Lodge Antique Cash Register

 

The home is filled with one-of-a-kind antiques from all over the world, multiple wooden bars, vintage casino games, vaulted ceilings with massive log beams, and even an old-west saloon (complete with swinging doors!) downstairs.

Speakeasy Wedding Decor June Lake CA

 

For this 1920s, speakeasy themed wedding, the goal was to create a truly memorable occasion for Sasha, Channa and their guests. We wanted them to walk in the door and feel like they had traveled back in time to the Gatsby era.

Speakeasy Wedding June Lake CA

 

Flapper girls greeted guests with vintage-inspired craft cocktails such as French 75, Sazerac, Bee’s Knees and Manhattans.

Speakeasy Wedding Flapper Girls

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The bride and groom are foodies so delicious eats were a must. Servers offered an array of small bites for the guests to enjoy before the ceremony including artisan European cheeses and cured meats and even oysters.

Speakeasy Wedding Artisan Food

 

Channa (the groom) is Sri Lankan so many cultural traditions were incorporated into the wedding ceremony.

Wedding Ceremony Lighting the Lamp

Wedding Ceremony Rope Tradition

Wedding Ceremony Banana Leaf Tradition

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To add to the overall atmosphere, we had authentic jazz-age music playing, casino tables with dealers set up around the venue, “cigarette” girls strolling around with their wares, Cuban cigar rollers and Roaring Twenties performers.

Wedding Casino Tables

 

We filled the venue with beautiful ostrich feather centerpieces dripping with pearls in large gold trumpet vases, created cozy lounge areas with vintage furniture and incorporated beautiful specialty linens using their color palette.

Wedding Lounge Furniture

Guests raved about the “fun party that also had a wedding thrown in.” Sasha + Channa, mission accomplished!

For information about this venue, or any of the fantastic vendors involved, please contact us.

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