‘Concrete Opulence’ Industrial Wedding Styling

With a wintery feel throughout, this ‘Concrete Opulence’ styled wedding shoot is moody and edgy. Inspired by the sparkling ‘Gaia’ wedding dress by Brooke Tyson Ritual, this shoot styled by Elizabeth Jean Weddings combines industrial grit with opulent accents.

The dark, ambient styling has a romantic feel with a modern twist. With a very minimalist vibe, it focuses on the florals and wedding dress, so there are no elaborate tablescapes needed. A simple set up of beautiful dark tableware, rustic napkins and amazing florals adorn the tables, with THE most incredible rose gold anthuriums amongst the lush foliage of the displays.

Bride twirling in dark warehouse

The raw concrete surroundings of the venue allow the ‘Gaia’ wedding dress to glimmer and shine. Handcrafted with evening weddings under lights or sparkling in the sunshine in mind, it’s intricately beaded and sequinned. With a beautifully relaxed fit and front opening, this versatile dress can also turn into a robe with the perfect size train trailing behind. Full bell sleeves with scalloped detailing add to the luxurious feel.

I really am so in love with this wedding dress. In fact, I’m in love with this whole shoot and its dark hues and moody vibe. These pictures taken by the talented Brooke and Gina of The Virtue say it all…

Dark coloured stationery for industrial wedding

Wedding rings on stationery

Stool and bridal shoes

Bridal bouquet on warehouse floor

Wooden wedding table with simple styling and flowers down centre

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Bride with big smile looking at groom

A Relaxed Urban Warehouse Wedding in Melbourne

Oh I do love a wedding with a relaxed, party vibe; throw in a warehouse venue and I am very happy! The urban warehouse space, Gather and Tailor in Melbourne, provided the perfect backdrop for Brent and Georgia’s wedding, and gave them a fabulous blank canvas to style as they wished… and style it they did!

The couple had an incredible neon pink ‘Til Death’ sign made, which they framed with an amazing floral installation, to create a great backdrop for the ceremony. During the after-wedding party, guests enjoyed espresso Martinis, doughnuts, delicious sharing platters of food, and lots of booze!

I really love Georgia’s style. She didn’t want a traditional wedding dress so chose a beautiful dress by Ellery, finishing her bridal look with “killer heels and some big, kick-ass earrings”!

Photographer Sayher Heffernan was behind the lens to capture this very cool urban warehouse wedding, and I am delighted to share Brent and Georgia’s big day…

Bride with big smile looking at groom

Hilarious, Surreal and Perfect

“We met very late in the night, or should I say, early hours of the morning, at Pony, a bar in the city. It sounds cliché I know, but we just kind of ‘worked’ straight away and wanted to see each other all the time. Nine years later we decided to get married, so I guess we were both pretty sure we had found the right one by then!

“Even after nine years together and lots of chats about maybe getting married, I was completely surprised and had no idea it was happening! Brent had the proposal all planned to happen by the ocean (my favourite place to be), on the Mornington Peninsula where my parents live.

“However, in true ‘Georgia style’ I kept getting side-tracked while Brent seemed desperate to get me down to the beach! Little did I know, I was completely ruining his plan. In the end, he gave up and the nerves took over. While I set the table in the backyard for a big family lunch, he secretly placed my ring on an old tree stump in Mum and Dad’s backyard and proposed right there. It was hilarious, surreal and perfect all at the same time.”

Bridal preparations

Bride smiling before wedding

Heart tattoo on woman's arm

Taking picture of bridal prep on phone

Woman having make-up done before wedding

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Bride and groom standing in middle of tables of warehouse wedding

A Chic Warehouse Wedding in Sydney

It all started with a vision of creating a ‘refined rustic’ wedding… Shannon and David had an extraordinary wedding ceremony with their friends and family in the forest, followed by a relaxed reception in a really cool warehouse wedding venue. We love a big, clear space that you can style to your heart’s content!

Shannon and David have such an incredible eye for styling (Shannon is an interior designer, which helps!). There are so many cool, handmade styling details. The ever so cute material heart buttonholes and tiny heart aisle decorations, the bunting and signs, and the fabulous ribbon arch that the guests held up for Shannon and David to walk under after the ceremony.

Bride and groom standing in middle of tables of warehouse wedding

The reception was styled with long wooden tables adorned with beautiful flowers and stunning place settings. There were fabulous arrangements of foliage and strings of lights suspended from the wooden frame structures above the tables. This really brought the outside in, and fitted perfectly with their ‘fairy forest’ styling.

The bride and groom looked stunning; just wait until you see Shannon’s amazing wedding dress with its super peplum detail.

If you are planning on utilising a warehouse style space for your wedding you are sure to take inspiration from these pretty pictures, taken by the very talented Lara Hotz Photography.

Refined Rustic

“We wanted to create a ‘refined rustic’ style. Koskela Kitchen ticked many of the necessary boxes and were very accommodating to our needs. We fell in love from the moment we saw it.

“The vibe we were trying to create for our guests was, as the invitation and dress code stated, ‘comfortable chic’. The menu was very relaxed with pizza slices and watermelon lettuce cups as our entrée, and pull-apart garlic bread with an assortment of pastas as main course.”

Non-Negotiable Photographer

“Our photographer, Lara, was a non-negotiable condition of mine, even before the name David Shlom gave me butterflies in my tummy. We are so grateful to have had such an amazing, creative person document our day. It meant I didn’t have to worry about anything and that all our efforts for the day were captured for life.”

Groom having shave at barbers

Reflection of groom and his groomsmen in barber shop mirror

Heart fabric buttonholes

Groom's check suit jacket Groom's wedding shoes

Groom's accessories

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Industrial style wedding ceremony in The Standard in Knoxville

An Industrial Themed Styled Wedding Shoot

Bride touching groom's face

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a wedding in a warehouse? Well, it would be REALLY cool, as today’s industrial themed wedding shoot shows. Having such an open space means you have a blank canvas to style as you like, giving you total freedom to think outside the box.

For this inspirational wedding shoot, the creative team kept with the industrial theme and styled the space with an eclectic mix of props – metal grid backdrop, metallic painted bottles, glass baubles filled with wire cuttings – and these were complemented by amazing floral displays.

If you have never thought about a warehouse wedding, we hope this shoot inspires you…

“The location for our shoot was The Standard in Knoxville, a brand new event venue with an industrial atmosphere which set the scene perfectly. Krystal Whitney Events coordinated the shoot partnering with Melissa Timm who created the floral accents.

“Our bride’s dress was custom made by Colleen of White Orchard Bridal, who also handmade the hair accessory, provided the jewellery and did the hair and make-up. I created the stationery myself, borrowed a lot of the props from my parent’s garage, and some were built by my husband.

“I’d worked with Izzy Hudgins in the past so I knew our photography styles would complement each other. The eclectic mix of imagery was created by Izzy shooting using film and toy cameras, whilst I shot digitally.”

Industrial themed wedding ceremony room

Hanging wire fence

Branches in vases as aisle decoration Gold and silver bottle wedding decorations

Hanging flowers

Flowers in silver vase

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Bride and groom pretending to eat wedding cake

A Modern Romeo and Juliet Wedding Shoot

Bride and groom pretending to eat wedding cake

We adore the pictures of this whimsical modern day Romeo and Juliet wedding shoot. The team behind the styling created such a fun atmosphere and we love everything about this shoot, from the abundance of cake to the bride’s beautiful flower crown, all captured perfectly by Paola De Paola Photography…

“Last October I met Lauren from French Made, at the Miss Vintage Wedding Affair. We clicked immediately and talked about a possible future collaboration, which is where the idea for this shoot probably came from.

“We originally considered The Old Vinyl Factory in North London as the location for the shoot, but after complications we this was dropped. We then found Brixton East 1871, a former Victorian warehouse and an amazing find, with many of the original features of the building retained by Andrew Luckett.

“Andy’s big smile greeted me as I arrived at the venue on the day of the shoot. I lost count of how many suppliers were involved – cakes, flowers, dresses, suits and of course, our models, a real couple, Scott and Adelina.

“We wanted to create a modern Romeo and Juliet story full of colour and excitement, but with a modern, fresh approach. The palette was romantic pink and pastel colours, interspersed with sequins and glitter, giving an art deco vibe. Geometric shapes were also added in the styling of the table, and we gave the couple many fun props to play with to enliven the atmosphere.

Wedding cake on old suitcase Figs on wedding cake

Wedding table layout

Wedding place setting Triangle wedding place name card

Wedding place setting

Glasses and plates on wedding table

Small plant pot on wedding table

Flowers Flower on wedding table

Wedding table

Bride and groom looking into each others eyes Back of bride's dress

Bride and groom sitting at table

Groom kissing bride on cheek

Bride looking up at groom

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