Mixed metals and natural elements at our Industrial Wedding
As interns at Kristen Weaver Photography, our final project that we have been working towards has been our own styled shoot. We were responsible for creating a unique concept, pulling together a list of vendors to help create our vision, and putting it all together to be shot by Kristen. Of course, it wasn’t easy, we had trouble at first coming up with a concept we loved that wasn’t overdone and unrealistic. After a lot of trial and error, and with help from the KWP team we came up with a style that we loved! Our Industrial Wedding Inspiration shoot came together thanks to our team of incredible vendors! The shoot perfectly matched our concept and was a lot of fun to be a part of!
Photographer: Kristen Weaver Photography
Venue: Noah’s Event Venue
Hair and Makeup: Ali Lee Artistry
Florist: Lee James Floral Designs
Models: Modern Muse
Cake Artist: Florida Sweets & Co.
Videographer: Lemus Cinema
Custom Furniture: A Girl And Her Glitter
Tables and Chairs: RW Style
Dress Shop: Calvet Couture Bridal
Gown Designer: Sarah Seven
Stationer: Lattice Tree Studio
Planner: Kaylin Taylor with Noah’s Event Venue
Dining and Decor: A Chair Affair
Concept and Feeling
When we first started, we were originally working on two separate shoots, which was not going well. We both had trouble creating a cohesive vision that worked, so we decided to work together on one shoot. With a fresh start, we looked at textures and colors that we liked and that worked together. As things started to come together, we found that a monochromatic industrial look was one that we both really liked. Adding in metallics and geometric shapes made it even better and helped us to create a concept that was fresh and new.
Another aspect we fell in love with was the idea of mixing bohemian elements with our industrial theme. The way the two softened each other was something we really loved and decided we needed to incorporate into our designs.
Check out our Pinterest Board to see more of our inspiration for this shoot!
We worked with an amazing team of vendors that came highly recommended from Kristen. With everyone adding their own elements, we got to be a part of a collaboration of so many creative professionals who helped us so much in creating our vision.
Florals were an integral part of this shoot and added a gorgeous bohemian element that was exactly what we were looking for! We wanted to keep our shoot simple, yet beautiful so we decided to only include greenery in our design, to allow it to stand out but not overpower the other elements surrounding it. Lee James is incredible and his creativity blows my mind! He helped us create the bouquet, which was our favorite part of the shoot. He created the beautiful textures and flowing greenery on the table, as well as in the aisle. We couldn’t have asked for better designs to go with our concept.
For our venue, we needed an open space with a ton of natural light to play with. Noah’s Event Venue was the perfect place for us to bring everything together. With an easy way to hang things from the ceiling, as well as a gorgeous wood floor, Noah’s made it easy to create an industrial, yet bohemian style in their space.
The Cake Designer
Cake! Obviously, the best part of any wedding. We knew our cake design was an important part of bringing together the different parts of our designs. We sent off our Pinterest board to Florida Sweets & Co. and Nicole sent us back a few designs. After talking more with her about our ideas, together we created a design that perfectly incorporated the stone and metallic elements, as well as tier that perfectly reflected the flowing white gown our bride was wearing. Nicole was also lovely enough to bring us some celebratory cupcakes after the shoot which we quickly inhaled :)
Lattice Tree Studio is one of the first vendors we contacted in our planning process. Lea loved our ideas and quickly created some beautiful designs for us! The stunning invitations carried the geometric theme through, as well as incorporated grays and golds in a way that was bohemian and modern at the same time. (We also asked Lea to add our own names to the place cards on the table because why not!)
Having a great of a planner as Kaylin from Noah’s Event Venue was such a great asset in having such a successful styled shoot. From the pre-planning to the day of our shoot, she really helped us make sure we had all our bases covered.
The Hair and Makeup Stylist
Ali Lee took the epitome of our bridal styling Pinterest board and created the most luminous glow for our model’s makeup. We wanted to keep the makeup youthful, while keeping the hair carefree. Adding an earthy headpiece was just enough to give it a little something!
The Bridal Shop
There was a lot of excitement from the both of us when it came to bridal dress shopping. We were originally interested in Amsale, but after a couple hours at Calvet Bridal Couture we left with a Sarah Seven dress. The off-the-shoulder sleeves definitely embodied our bohemian feel while adding a thin, gold-sequined belt coincided with our gold/metallic color scheme.
The Tables & Chairs
We loved the metal silver chairs from RW Style so much decided to use them for both the ceremony seating, as well as paired with their hand-crafted wooden table to give that industrial look. To give it a shabby chic vibe, we finished off the look by adding two white fur pillows in the chairs.
The Floral Macramé Wall Piece
We are obsessed how this turned out. Kristen from A Girl and Her Glitter hand-made this beautiful hanging wall piece. She advised us to braid smaller and bigger pieces to really make it bohemian, which we did, and the floral top piece from Lee James Floral made it all come together.
Modern Muse Agency was so fast and efficient at understanding our vision, then finding models who would enhance it. Robin couldn’t make a bad shot even if she tried and Maksim brought a fun-going personality to our shoot day! It was incredible to watch our vision come to life with these two.
Kristen Weaver recommended working with Mike Lemus of Lemus Cinema to be our videographer, which we thought he beautifully captured our industrialized bohemian feel. From focusing on the details of our hand-picked headpiece to elegant close-up shots of the models – we are so happy with the video! Check out the video Lemus Cinema created below.
Our final internship project images: