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Two Brides. One Modern Wedding. Major Pretty.

I would write a mile-long intro about the chic warehouse setting or the styled hanging greenery but these sweet Brides said it best. “One day I imagine no one will remember the way our program looked, which pictures were hanging on the walls, or the taste of that brown butter sage sauce. But they (and we) will remember that we were together and oh so happy.” Dive into their joyful celebration from the lens of MORNINGWILD Photography.


From The Brides…Our story spans the country, starting with Breanne on the beautiful Oregon coast where she grew up and Lauren in Massachusetts with her family. We were both finishing college in 2008 and unbeknownst to each other had each decided to answer our internal call to run away from home. We each knew we were looking to find ourselves, we just didn’t know we were also meant to find each other on that journey. We first met in Denver in October of 2008 and proceeded to spend our first year together the way all couples do – living, traveling, and working together while doing community service around the country. Our first kiss was in New Orleans and we measure our years together from that place and day, June 9th 2009 (just don’t ask who kissed who first). Seven years later, almost to the day, we vowed to be together for all the years to come.

I have always loved the look of botanicals and greenhouses and since living on my own become slightly obsessed with house plants. Lauren jokes that when she’s an old woman she’ll be surrounded by my years of collected house plants. We booked the warehouse because the venue told us that we could do whatever we wanted with the space. As a creative, I was sold! When planning our wedding Lauren and I cared the most about making the wedding feel like us and having the words and visual space truly mean something. We have been to weddings in the past that have it all, beautiful decor, delicious food, great music, but in the end felt like they were missing what truly made the event special. So we worked especially hard at creating a meaningful ceremony and a space that truly reflected who we are as a couple. In each home Lauren and I have lived in we have created a large gallery wall. Incorporating this into our wedding space felt so natural and true to us. For the past year we collected and curated what would be on our wedding gallery wall and we were so pleased with how it turned out. It really felt like home to us with nods to my Oregon Coast roots, our first home together in Maine, and all of our grandparents and parents who set the tone for our lives before us, and of course our favorite kitty, Hobbes!

I am a DIY-er at heart, in that if i see something I like, or that inspires me, I will learn how to do it in order to create it myself. A couple of years ago when hand lettering became trendy, I just started doing it because I thought I could. When I saw subway tiles as place cards, I picked some up at Home Depot, backed them with sticky cork board, and lettered them myself. I learned how to scan in artwork and edit it using Photoshop and Illustrator in order to create the invites I wanted, and then I kept it going with our programs and game cards.

I really wanted our programs to be unique so I decided to design them with space to copper leaf them at the top. I also made the confetti sticks and created the label for them. Lauren and I were thinking of quotes for the banner for so long leading up to the wedding and two weeks before the wedding, I saw the perfect quote. “We were together. I forget the rest.” by Walt Whitman. I loved that it would be hanging above our tables, with all our closest people gathered under it. One day I imagine no one will remember the way our program looked, which pictures were hanging on the walls, or the taste of that brown butter sage sauce. But they (and we) will remember that we were together and oh so happy.

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Photography: MorningWild Photography | Floral Design: Luna Moss | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Jewelry: Kate Spade | Jewelry: Shashi | Jewelry: Marc Jacobs | Rings: Bario Neal | Catering: Forklift Catering | Makeup: Blush & Tryst | Hair: G20 Spa + Salon | Venue: Warehouse XI | Venue: Warehouse XI | Cake + Desserts: Oakleaf Cake Bake Shop | Confetti: Oh Happy Day! Shop | DJ + Band: Queue DJ | Donuts: Union Square Donuts | Invitations, Place Cards + Stationery: The Bride

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This is How You Weave a Touch of Copper in Your Wedding!

I’ll always and forever be a gold kind of girl, but I’d also be crazy to not love this season’s hottest metallic trend – copper. Think of it as gold’s stylish little sister with just the right amount of edge to step up any wedding palette. Vendors Deborah ZoeShannon GrantRomanticist Studio and Beach Plum Floral Design showed us how it’s done, and there’s lots more inspiration sitting in The Vault.

From Deborah Zoe PhotoWedding photographers, Shannon Grant and Deborah Zoe, along with a super-talented creative team collaborated together on this “Industrial Romance” inspiration shoot geared towards brides planning a modern spring wedding in Boston.

“We really wanted to evoke the sense of two becoming one by combining the soft femininity of a romantic style paired with the hard edges of an industrial space. Styled by Roberta of The Romanticist Studios, each detail was perfectly paired to have a beautiful balanced look, a fitting metaphor for marriage.

It was important to us that the details felt fashion-forward and editorial and that they represented the concept of industrial romance well. We were also enamored with the 2016 Pantone color choices and wanted to weave them into the shoot in a unique way. we decided to pair Rose Quartz and blush along with pops of Fiesta Red and copper accents. It was a color palette that felt fresh and modern to us while also giving a nod to the more feminine and classic colors of blush and pink. Incorporating the metal accents through the use of copper was a fun twist as well.

The shiny escort cards were hand cut from copper plates and lettered with an airy, white calligraphy font penned by Yennygrams. The invitation suite features blush toned paper, muted red watercolors and copper acrylic ink.

Beach Plum Floral installed a dramatic garland made of seeded eucalyptus with pops of bright red anemones, ranunculus, soft blush roses, lisianthus and subtle touches of peach colored Juliet garden roses and incorporated these same touches in the bouquet. The pops of fiesta red anemones and ranunculus were the perfect unexpected touch to these romantic arrangements. Red and peach silk ribbons were cut long to catch the air and float along with our bride.

Voted Best New Venue by the Venue Report, Warehouse XI provided the industrial backdrop with their loft-like, raw white space and natural light. Be Our Guest finished off the space with a romantic and industrial table setting with a mix of soft, organic materials and structured man-made silhouette. The pink tulle from was intentionally left raw and hand crafted with unfinished edges to showcase the linen’s organic texture and lend to it a sense of movement. The effect is as if the tulle is spilling out of the galvanized metal lid and it’s the perfect finishing element. It balances the femininity of tulle with a clean, polished manner.

Hair that moves styled a loose and wavy up-do to compliment the shoot’s romantic vibe while Amanda McCarthy Beauty gave our Bride a fresh and dewy glow with just the right amount of pop of pink on the lips. Flair Boston picked the perfect gown to accompany the shoot with a tulle gown by designer Aria.

When it came to dessert, we knew we definitely wanted to include a sampling of a local favorite, Union Square donuts. Not only are they delicious but we’ve noticed unique treats like donuts are a growing wedding day trend! In addition to the donut spread we also wanted to feature cake but in a modern and fresh way. Artisan Bake Shop ran with the industrial romance theme and created two unique cakes, one covered with a metallic copper hand painted fondant and the other was a delicious naked cake, topped with powdered sugar, and draped with the softest blooms.

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Photography: Deborah Zoe Photography | Photography: Shannon Grant Photography | Styling: The Romanticist Studios | Floral Design: Beach Plum Floral Design | Wedding Dress: AriaDress | Cake: Artisan Bake Shop | Makeup: Amanda McCarthy Beauty | Hair: Hair That Moves | Calligraphy: Yennygrams | Venue: Warehouse XI | Bridal Boutique: Flair Bridesmaid Boutique | Donuts: Union Square Donuts | Earrings: Kendra Scott Jewelry | Hair Accessories: Jannie Baltzer | Models: Maggie Inc | Rentals: Be Our Guest | Ribbon: Honey Silks And Company

Industrial Chic Warehouse Inspiration Session

Industrial chic is the new rustic elegance. Don’t get me wrong, I still love a good rustic wedding, but there’s something about industrial-inspired weddings (and photo shoots like this one) that feels so fresh, modern and cool. With vendors like Kim Lyn PhotographyCristen & CoForklift Catering and Ali Lomazzo Beauty, every curated detail came together beautifully. I dare you not to fall in love with it all in The Vault!

From Cristen & Co.… When I first walked into Warehouse XI, I could not stop dreaming up all the industrial city chic weddings I could plan and design in this space, with their all white brick walls, a huge window with lots of natural light pouring in and the gray cement floors; I knew this venue was a catch!

Warehouse XI is not only a new unique space right outside Boston but it is also the perfect setting for a smaller, more intimate romantic wedding. We teamed up with some more than fabulous friends on this editorial shoot to create a Spring Refined Industrial City Wedding. With an all white color palette, pops of pewter and metallic antique gold we brought spring into the space with tons of greenery and a few white blooms hung on the gold diamond geo shapes above the wooden farm table.

Every detail was carefully curated from the light bulb calligraphy place cards, custom invitation suite with splatters of gold ink, sweet pea spring daiquiri, mini textured cakes adorned with fresh flowers and a hand torn chiffon ribbon ceremony backdrop.

We incorporated some modern elements to create a clean look like the Zen place settings with matte black silverware, gunmetal chairs and a cake that featured a pentagon layer to match the metal nut attached to the light bulb place cards. Forklift Catering created some show stopping colorful dishes from hors d’oeuvres to entrees; they didn’t miss a flavor or detail.

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Photography: Kim Lyn | Event Planning + Design: Cristen & Co. | Floral Design: Sweet Annie Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Astrid And Mercedes | Cake: Sweet Indulgence | Invitations: The Paper Perfectionist | Bride's Shoes: Bella Belle | Catering: Forklift Catering | Hair + Makeup: Ali Lomazzo Beauty | Calligraphy: Extras By Alaina | Groom's Attire: Xedo | Venue: Warehouse XI | Bartending: WanderLush | Capalet: Minaree Finery | Rentals: Peterson Party Center

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