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Vintage, Rustic and Industrial Vibes Flawlessly Combined in Styled Shoot

Catherine + Josh | Jun 11, 2018

Metal, velvet and wood mixes industrial, vintage and rustic vibes in this bright and lively styled shoot for wedding inspiration in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

If we knew it was possible to mix industrial, vintage and a slight hint of rustic and have it look like this, we’d do it all the time! This styled shoot focused on color to create an upbeat, bright and lively vibe. With the help of the amazing atmosphere set by the venue, Traine, and brightly colored décor that vibe was more than achieved.

The venue provided the perfect industrial backdrop for this styled shoot. The space was bright and airy inside and out. The ceremony was set indoors in a loft feeling space with high ceilings, exposed duct work and metal beams. To lighten the feel, the beams were lined with a single white drape that brushed the floor on each side.

The metal seats mixed with the tufted velvet benches offer an eclectic mix of seating options.  Ribbon tied floral aisle markers were tied to each aisle chair. A Persian rug served as an aisle runner for the bride to make her grand entrance.

She would meet her groom at a rose gold painted copper wire structure serving as the alter. The structure had two sides and was connected by a flower and greenery awning. Each side was draped in the top corner with greenery galore and a few single blooms. There were also hanging round bud vases with single dahlias, peonies and roses scattered down each side of the structure. Could you imagine a better backdrop for saying “I do?!"

The “bride” wore two different dresses to say her vows. First, she had an A-line gown with an amazing latte colored pattern and plunging neckline. Then, she changed into a tiered organza ball gown, with a stitched striped pattern. Her hair was perfectly done by Wedding Hair by Liz: it was loosely pulled back with curl and had the perfect little flower cluster woven in. 

She carried the most beautiful overflowing bridal bouquet complete with hot pink and peach peonies, orange dahlias, cascading greenery and small wildflower blooms, all perfectly tied off with a flowing hot pink satin ribbon.

The “groom” wore a navy blue suit and white linen shirt, topped off with deep maroon tie and pocket square. We always love a good pocket square!

Using a couple with a real connection was important for the authenticity of this styled shoot.

“Catherine and Josh, a local married couple, were goofy, lively, and oh so adorable,” said Abby of Traine. “Seeing them interact and laugh with each other and the rest of the models really made the shoot turn out the way it did.”

Also, using a full bridal party for this shoot added to creating that real wedding day feeling. The “bridesmaids” wore mismatched jewel toned floor length dresses. One was in an emerald green, one in golden yellow. The “groomsmen” wore matching suits to the groom but topped it with a navy blue tie and mismatched pocket squares to spice up the look.

The girls carried bouquets that complemented the bride’s vibrant florals. They held smaller bouquets with tons of greenery, hot pink peonies and a natural colored king protea. The florals popped against the jewel toned dresses.

The cocktail hour space was set up on Traine’s terrace, which was lined with market lights and hedge walls. There was a U-shaped rustic wooden bar set with a gold tiered bar back. There were lanterns exploding with greenery and succulents and peonies decorating the bar back. Usually people try to hide the back of their bar, but this is definitely one to be seen!

Meanwhile, the reception space was transformed into something special. A head table was set with the reused copper structure and a soft seating space was created.

The head table was a wooden topped table with rose gold copper wire legs, which really tied in the copper structure it was in front of. The mix of the metal chairs and vintage wooden and blue velvet bride and groom seats tied the two vintage and industrial looks together.

The table was lined with clear glass bubble vases of all different heights full of bright blooms and cascading greenery. Each place setting was perfectly set and wrapped with a navy blue linen. The most amazing vintage silver candle holders finished off the look.

Vintage couches and chairs, rustic wooden side tables and an industrial gold wire coffee table combined to create a soft seating area that we would not have left all night! The large cream tufted couch was the focal point, but we really loved the jewel toned emerald green, golden yellow and maroon velvet side chairs. Everything sat atop the most mesmerizing brightly colored, jewel toned Persian rug.

Last, but certainly not least, of course there was cake! The three-tiered white iced cake sat atop a rustic wine barrel and was surrounded by a pool of more brightly colored peonies, roses, dahlias, eucalyptus leaves and greenery. A matching cluster of florals sat atop the cake for a look of perfection.

Looking for that perfect spot to plan your dream wedding at? Check out more of this gorgeous venue, Traine, HERE!

Creative Team

Wedding Hair by Liz
Makeup by Ashley Mooney

Teacup Floral

Rachel Bailey


Veritas Digital Photography

Rentals & Decor
Greenhouse Picker Sisters

Paper Goods + Calligraphy
Longest Time Design

Bernard's Formalwear
Bella Bridesmaids

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