. If you’ve read my post on Styled Shoots you know that I really love to use these opportunities to try new things and stretch my creative brain. This Industrial Wedding styled shoot we did here in Cincinnati has to be one of my favorites. It features one of my most popular and most requested invitation designs featuring gold leaf. I’ve found myself designing for more and more venues in this industrial, yet modern style. I love it.
A Industrial Wedding Shoot Story
There’s something wildly romantic about living in the moment and going with the flow… especially when you only have a few hours to get ready for the happiest day of your life. We instructed the bride-to-be to visit Carrie at Carrie Karibo Boutique, choose whichever dress she wanted and then head down to brideFace for hair and makeup.
While the bride was having her moment of pampering, Milk + Honey Event Styling and Rentals, Two Little Buds and Five Dot Design prepped the ceremony site. The juxtaposition of full, romantic florals and a full skirt ballgown with broken windows and concrete pillars lends itself to the perfect venue to not only transform on short notice, but enhance the intimate setting. Nathan Peel Photography and his team were on-hand to capture each moment.
Gold leaf was hand-applied to each piece of the invitation suite. This look reflects the worn and distressed style of the walls throughout the building. It’s a bit of a laborious process, but leaves each piece different and unique to itself. I really love this hand-applied process because of the lack of control I have over the end result.
A little confetti toss at the end of the ceremony never hurt anyone.
Suspended candles fill in the empty space between the table and the super tall ceilings. This draws your eyes up, allowing the room to feel utilized properly. Tall ceilings can be tricky when it comes to table decor. Tall arrangements can only go so high (safely), so introducing hanging elements helps fill the void. It also creates a little drama to the tablescape, which never hurt no one.
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