Antique Industrial Wedding Inspiration

15 Apr

This past September, I collaborated on a gorgeous photo shoot with some lovely local ladies and gents to create an inspired wedding concept, which was recently featured on the go-to wedding blog We’ve all seen plenty of vintage lace and rustic burlap, so we for aimed for something completely different here. Inspired by the colors and textures of Autumn, we chose to draw on industrial elements like aged metal and old-growth wood, plus antique finishes and sensibilities paired with more feminine bridal wear, timeless make-up and deconstructed hair styles. The outcome was something any sophisticated bride and groom could love.

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I worked on designing and styling the event with Jackie Maculaitis of A Grey Soiree and we pulled in some great props and furniture from Sassafras Vintage Rentals, vintage shop English Building Market, and from our personal collections. To create a timeworn look, we combined masculine leather trunks and suitcases with wrought iron fans, a mahogany dinner table with salvaged machinery legs, brass toned candlesticks and jewelry, plus wool tartans, raw linens and tweed. As an added feature, we created a Whiskey Tasting Bar stocked with scotch in vintage crystal decanters served on tarnished silver platters. Jackie created a handsome stationery suite with invitations, menus and table numbers displayed using reclaimed doorknobs. Christine D’Angelo of Azalea Floral Design designed a stunning centerpiece fit for any stately country manor and elegant bouquets incorporating roses and dahlias with structured greens and wispy amaranthus.

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Chelsea McNamara of Everthine Bridal Boutique and Jennie Fresa of Jennie Fresa Makeup and Skincare Boutiquerie led the beauty team creating gorgeous bride and bridesmaid looks. Chelsea chose chiffon and tulle bridal dresses by Sarah Seven and a deep red Lela Rose bridesmaid gown which beautifully added feminine whimsy to the shoot. Bold lips, sharp eyes and flawless cheeks paired well with the messy updo’s and braids crafted by Jennie’s hair stylist Emily Reale. Photographers HK Photograpy beautifully captured the afternoon with their eye for detail, light and atmosphere.

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If you like what you see, please visit our Pinterest Boards for more images (here and here). If you feel inspired, be sure to contact any of us for information or to book us for your big day! This shoot took place at our location – the Beech Tree Cottages. For event info, contact events{at}

 All the very best *amanda


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