More and more couples are gravitating towards unique and untraditional wedding venues with a modern edge. They want something different and unusual, and perhaps something that isn’t even considered a wedding venue. That’s where the trend for industrial venues, such as warehouses, has taken the wedding world by storm. Brides and grooms are smitten with a blank canvas space where they can really express their personality and individual style. Have we tempted you yet?
Warehouses offer a gritty location for your celebrations, where you can say ‘I Do’ in a setting that really does feel like you. With that in mind, take a look my favourite ideas for warehouse wedding styling…
Embrace the Warehouse’s Features
Warehouses often have incredible features, such as original wooden flooring, exposed brick walls and visible piping, which all adds to the authenticity of the venue. Offering an industrial glamour feel for your big day, embrace any striking features and make the most of your venue, rather than hiding them.
Use Statement Details
You’ll find that you have a vast space to fill, so we recommend your warehouse wedding styling includes a handful of statement details that have huge impact, rather than lots of little decorations.
For instance, a show-stopping ceremony backdrop will instantly set the scene for your day while creating a beautiful space for you to exchange your vows. You could create a backdrop adorned with colourful graffiti artwork, entwine foliage around a copper archway, or create a magnificent geometric installation. A ceremony backdrop will transform any warehouse wedding venue while creating somewhere truly unique for you to tie the knot.
Include Hanging Installations
Hanging installations are still one of the hottest wedding trends out there, and they’re an ultra-stylish way of decorating your warehouse wedding venue. We love the idea of adorning a rustic ladder or beams with lots of leafy foliage, greenery or colour-popping blooms. You can hang your installations above your guest tables, your ceremony space or the dance floor.
Create Chill-Out Areas
We’re big fans of including chill-out areas at warehouse weddings, and they’re a great option if you’ve got a huge space to fill. Hire out plush sofas, armchairs and scatter cushions so your guests can relax and natter while enjoying cocktails and canapés. It’s a great area if your guests need five minutes rest from dancing!
Don’t Forget Lighting
If your warehouse wedding venue needs a helping hand with the lighting, don’t fret as we’ve got it covered! Include lots of lanterns, candles and tea lights to add warmth and romance to your warehouse wedding styling. You could also drape Edison bulbs from beams or above your guest tables instead of traditional fairy lights.
A warehouse wedding venue lends itself to any season, colour scheme or theme, so you can really pull out all the stops to make it feel completely yours. It’s no wonder that urban, industrial and warehouse weddings are becoming increasingly popular with modern brides and grooms!
Guest post by Lisa Johnson of Carmella Weddings
Wedding Dress Hanging from Iron Girder and Hanging Installation: Sarah Eubanks Photography
Ceremony Backdrop: Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Chill-Out Area: Lara Hotz Photography
Lighting: Tiree Dawson Photography