Well hello there, what a pleasure to be gracing the fabulous Save The Date pages. My name is Mirlah and I’m popping over from Darby & Joan today to share some inspiration for putting together the perfect industrial styled wedding. (one of our favourite looks) It’s something a little different to the wonderful shabby chic and rustic styling Karen often works on, but we’re totally loving it and wanted to share our ideas with you. P.S we promise there’s absolutely no hard hats or forklifts in sight! – Well…unless you fancy rocking a bit of yellow and slow moving transport…
Let’s get on with the show!
The Bare Bones
Styling your industrial wedding starts with your venue. Unlike other themes, it’s hard to get to the industrial look and feel when the building doesn’t quite match up. You’ve really got to go all out when putting together this look, but it’s completely worth it and once you’ve found the perfect venue you’ll be half way there. There are a few things to be looking out for in your urban chic venue quest. Bare brick walls (peeling paint totally welcome), vaulted ceilings, giant floor to ceiling windows, quirky little details, and a few exposed metal pipes for good measure! It’s all about finding the perfect shell to work your magic on.
Moodboards By: Best Day Ever Image Credits: Wedding Isle: MSP Photography via Style Me Pretty Table Setting: Mango Studios via Style Me Pretty Brick Walls & Rug: Cozy Stylish Chic Open Space with vintage Furniture: Stylist.co.uk
Light It Up
Lighting always plays a huge part in any wedding style and ‘industrial/urban chic’ is no exception. With a big space to fill it’s all about going big and bold and using statement pieces; not only to fill the space but also to create focal points and a fab moody atmosphere. Giant letters, fairy lights and masses of candles in hurricane jars are prefect for lighting up your wedding day & night. I’m a major fan of festoon lighting. Just the word makes me smile and I love how it can be so versatile, string it up like bunting or hang vertically to really accentuate the height of the room.
Image Credits: Letters: Project Decor Ceremony Backdrop: Christina Szczupak via Chic Vintage Brides Cheers: Dan O’Day via Hello May Bar Sign: Twitter via Pinterest Hanging Installation: MSP Photography Via Style Me Pretty
You can really play around with the details of your wedding day with this industrial style. Think about mixing lots of raw materials together, the more the merrier. Mix metallics with bare wooden trestle tables, lots of flowers and foliage and add a touch of concrete, yep concrete; you might need your hard hat for that one! but it makes for great planters or table numbers. How about spray painting little trinkets, glass vases or tree branches? A total DIY’ers dream and really cheap and easy to do.
Make a Statement
The venue is likely to be a bold statement in itself but if you really want to go for it, (and hey, why not?) think about adding a statement backdrop or making the most out of those magnificent ceilings. We’re just loving some of these ideas and we reckon we know the perfect people to make your venue draping dreams come true. We’re looking at you Fabric Theatre!
Image Credits: Ceremony Backdrop: Kyle Hale via Ruffled Blog Scroll Backdrop: Tammy Horton via Style Me Pretty Salvaged Door Backdrop: Three Nails via Style Me Pretty Fabric Installation: Kate Ignatowski via Green Wedding Shoes
Amazing Industrial Wedding Venues in the UK
South: MC Motors, London
Image via: Castle Gibson
North: Camp & Furnace, Liverpool
Image via: Weekend Notes
Our Top 3 industrial wedding venues a little closer to home!
Here’s a little look at some of the best wedding venues in and around the East Midlands we think would suit an industrial style wedding.
So what are your thoughts? Are you loving the thought of an industrial blank canvas to work your wedding magic on? We’re seriously lusting over this look; do let us know if you’ve come across any other fab industrial style venues we can add to the list.