Aug 18, 2020
Boho-chic meets art deco styled shoot with modern decor and an industrial setting at Alchemy’s Gathering Common in Charlotte, North Carolina
Located in the South End neighborhood of Charlotte, a refined, industrial space provided the idyllic blank canvas for a transformative, urban-inspired styled shoot.
“The inspiration behind this collaborative shoot was to soften an urban wedding venue with a romantic and bohemian touch, while still maintaining the unique, art deco look of the art gallery space.,” said the photographer.
For the invitation suite, the team combined ivory, blush and rich chartreuse tones with bold modern lettering. It was enclosed in an envelope showcasing paint strokes in striking jewel tones.
“Our calligrapher who designed the invitation suite, menus and place cards used wheat paper, cannabis paper and chlorophyll paper for an eco-friendly touch,” said the photographer.
The bride looked breathtaking in an A-line, off-white gown featuring a dramatic front slit and romantic high neckline. She topped off the look with a bold lip, geometric clay earrings handcrafted by a local artisan, and a pair of marbled turquoise, pointed-toe flats hand painted by another local artist.
“I loved working with exclusively local wedding vendors who helped bring a unique and personal touch to the shoot,” said the photographer.
She elevated her look even higher by rocking a sheer, celestial-inspired bridal bomber jacket and star-studded cathedral length veil.
“This shows that brides can easily change their look throughout the day without major wardrobe changes,” said the photographer.
Her groom sported a custom rose-colored suit fitted from a local tailor, Ole Mason Jar Clothing. He completed the ensemble with a vibrant, geometric patterned pocket square and brown leather loafers.
“It was important to me to put him in a fashion forward, well-fitting suit that made him stand out and feel uber confident,” said the photographer.
The venue’s back patio was transformed for the ceremony, using oversized, geometric panels in varying warm hues for the backdrop. Blush, rust and sandy tones were accented by earthy dried floral installations, including abundant pampas grass, palm fronds, wildflowers and garden roses in shades of burnt orange, cream and dusty rose.
“I also wanted dried florals and grasses as opposed to lots of flowers for longevity,” said the photographer. “Hello wedding-bouquet-turned-home-table-centerpiece for the next year!”
These florals complemented the foraged bridal bouquet and doubled as both the ceremony decor and the reception table arrangements. Inside the art gallery, the cake-cutting and cocktail hour commenced with decor that was perfectly intertwined with the space.
“I wanted minimal decor brought in and was inspired to use the organic spaces of the gallery as is,” said the photographer.
They utilized modern, white art installation pedestals for the cake and charcuterie tables, which allowed the presentations to really pop. The three-tiered cake boasted metallic gold and ivory accents, with hexagonal decorative elements cascading diagonally in rose, emerald and amber tones.
At golden hour, the couple posed using the building’s beautifully exposed brick, rustic garage doors and railings around the space as unique portrait backdrops.
Inside the gathering common, an enchanting dinner party was set for their intimate reception moment. The wooden sweetheart table was placed atop a moody oriental rug, with an overflowing floral centerpiece and crocheted accent runner that waterfalled over the edge.
The tablescape was made cozier with burning taper candles and each place setting brought out the art deco elements of the shoot. Scalloped-edge chargers were layered with black and white patterned plates and an emerald satin napkin.
They added textured glassware mixed with classic champagne coupes, and gold flatware that complemented the menu design. A local artist even brought in his canvases to display modern art on the table.
Cheers to this team of creatives on an inspiring styled shoot!
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Lovely Bride Charlotte
Ole Mason Jar
Rentals & Decor
CS Special Events
Old South Vintage Rentals
Andrea Childress Media
Craft by Meg
Paper Goods + Calligraphy
Sweet It Is!
Dani Nicole Photography
ALCHEMY at C3Lab