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Copper is the New Gold

Aug 19, 2018

Industrial and Romantic Wedding inspiration in this Cement, Copper, Blue, Peach and Pink Wedding Styled Shoot at Forest Hill at Chatham Mill near Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Industrial and romance are not typically used in the same sentence, but in this styled shoot the two are a match made in heaven. When these vendors got together, they knew they wanted to embrace the newest industrial trend in the most romantic way possible. The mix of the textures they chose and the color palette they worked with brought their vision to life.

They wanted to incorporate unique elements that were not overly done but would bring to life their romantic, industrial style. 

“We choose cement instead of marble since it was something we had never experimented with before, and copper instead of gold,” said Aneesa Glines of Harmony Weddings & Events. “Every detail of the shoot, down to the food display and wedding rings tied into these two textures.”

The blue, grey, peach and mustard yellow really shined in the old mill they selected as the venue. The brick walls, exposed ceiling beams and hardwood floors served as the perfect backdrop for the colors and textures to combine into something magical.

The ceremony was set in front of a floral half arch, but a half arch was all they needed with the amount of greenery and flowers in that one half! Sitting on the floor at the bottom of the arch were several large hurricane glasses filled with candles. Nothing is more romantic then getting married by candlelight!

Also super romantic? The tying of the chords staged for this styled shoot. This ceremony is definitely going to be this year’s newest ceremony tradition and we are totally okay with that!

The stand in bride wore a two piece Lea-Ann Belter dress. The top piece was lace short-sleeve crop top that was to die for. It was paired with a full tulle skit with a train. She paired the looked with a half up, hair down braid and flower cluster in the back. Talk about some major fashion inspiration!

The bride carried an oversized bouquet that was definitely bouquet goals. It was full of greenery and blooms in whites, peaches and pinks.

“We picked bright whites, peaches and pinks that we knew would contrast against the dark wood, cement and copper,” said the planner. “We wanted to go with the ‘garden and gathered’ look instead of overly formal.”

Also not overly formal was the groom’s attire, which was the perfect feel for this shoot. He wore an indigo blue suit instead of traditional navy. He topped off the look with a canary yellow tie for a perfect pop of color.

After the ceremony, the bride and groom headed outside for some alone time in the most romantic looking soft seating set up. The eclectic mix of the modern looking couch, vintage velvet chair, industrial wood coffee table and round copper end tables worked so well together. The flower arrangements on each of the tables really added a romantic garden feeling to the whole set up. Not to mention it was all set underneath a large magnolia tree, so there’s that.

Inside, the mill was set and no detail fell short. Between the hanging flower installments, copper chairs and cement table numbers we can’t decide what we love most!

For starters, there was a hanging wooden hand lettered sign draped with greenery. The sign hung from a copper pipe stand.  It was placed in the perfect spot in front of a brick pillar and had draping falling from the ceiling on both sides.

Continuing into the space, there were two tables set on both sides of a sweetheart table. All three tables were wooden farm tables set with copper chairs. The two guest tables were set with pale blue plates, a pale blue napkin with copper napkin rings, copper silverware and vintage copper mugs. There was a cream linen table runner topped with an overflowing arrangement full of more white, peach and pink flowers and tons of greenery. There were cement candle holders that held blue taper candles. To top it off, there were cement block table numbers personally painted by the vendors of the shoot!

The sweetheart table was set similarly, but the standout piece here was the hanging flower installment above it. Also, instead of arrangements there was a garland draping the table that fell to the floor. From the floor, the garland wrapped through stacked cement blocks that had a few loose blooms and succulents. Who knew cement blocks could look so dreamy?!

And that cake. The four – yes four – tiered cake was brought onto the sweetheart table for the cake cutting. The bottom two tiers were marbled blue, followed by a copper colored layer and topped off with a cement colored layer. There were mustard yellow flowers trailing down the whole cake. 

Aside from being a gorgeous shoot and major wedding goals, we’ve now learned from this shoot that industrial is definitely romantic, cement is dreamy and copper is the new gold! 

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Creative Team

Rentals & Decor
CE Rentals (Charlotte)
Cottage Luxe
Greenhouse Picker Sisters

Love Cake

Forest Hall at Chatham Mills

Harmony Weddings and Events

Morgan Caddell photography

McSound Productions

Donovan's Dish

Made Beautiful by Roya

Wild Flora Farm

Paper Goods + Calligraphy
Paper Buzz

Diamonds Direct Southpark

Ceremonies by Katherine

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