Industrial Meets Rustic Chic Wedding
November 16, 2015
Tri State
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This wedding right here?  It's everything.  I'm talking beautiful rustic meets industrial stylings, crazy cool DIY projects (crafted by one very talented bestie), fabulous centerpieces from Whispering Pines of Chappaqua and a super cute duo dancing the night away.  Head to THE VAULT for every moment captured brilliantly by Clean Plate Pictures... and prepare to be amazed.
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From Clean Plate Pictures... Laura and David tied the knot at the gorgeous Roundhouse Beacon this past July! The area is full of great places to shoot, from the nearby railroad tracks to the beautiful falls outside the venue. After a sweet outdoor ceremony everyone headed inside for dinner, speeches, and most importantly, dancing! From tearing it up on the floor to posing for pics at the photo booth, everyone had such a great time at this beautiful wedding.

From the Bride... We really wanted our venue to be different from a traditional "wedding factory" style location. We wanted a site that had a rustic, industrial vibe. At first, we toyed with the idea of renting an empty space and filling it with food trucks, but it just became too complicated. In the end we chose a venue that combined the look we wanted with the practicality that we realized we needed.

I wanted a romantic industrial style- metals and woods with whites, grays and greens. Our vision was to capture the rustic/industrial feel while bringing an old retro romantic feeling to it. To complement the industrial space, we went with greens, grays, and whites. We chose bright white flowers to offset the muted gray tuxedos and dresses. My husband wore a midnight blue tuxedo which gave a punch of color.

I really lucked out that my best friend Annie did all of our DIY items.  We had paper cones with petals and little signs hanging off the cones that said “when the newlyweds walk your way toss the petals and say hooray.” Instead of having a traditional guest book, we opted for mad lib cards. We had baby’s breath and greenery bunches down the aisle. She used an old rustic ladder and stacked photos of David and me on there. She used an antique industrial iron and well bucket to add to the feel of the venue. We also picked as one of our buffets a BBQ station. David and I love BBQ!

I didn’t want to use a lot of colors. I walked down the aisle with calla lilies and had all my bridesmaids walk down the aisle with roses. For the centerpieces, I wanted to do something different than the typical standing vases. I had our florist take our color palette and she created really simple and chic centerpieces with my vision in mind. She used long rectangular metal containers and filled them with flowers, moss balls, succulents, and curly willow twisted over the top. Next to the metal containers we had glass cylinder with ivory pillar candles.  Instead of having a traditional guest card table we used boxes with wheat grass to place the cards.

Choosing my gown was by far the hardest thing for me during the wedding process. I must have tried on close to 70 dresses and nothing felt right.  I was nearing the end of my visit at Kleinfeld’s with no luck in a dress, when I just happened to see one that caught my eye. I wanted a classic wedding dress with a little bit of an edge to it. When I tried it on, I had that bridal moment that everyone talks about.

Since we got married in July, we decided to offer wooden fans to our guests to use during the ceremony since we anticipated it could be hot outside. That doubled as our favor for the guests. David and I love sweets, so picking the cake was easy. We chose chocolate cake with a white buttercream. We had the baker use a whipped look for the cake; we wanted something simple and not overdone.

Our favorite part of the wedding was our introduction. The venue had these big, dramatic re-claimed wooden doors that opened at the top of a staircase overlooking the entire party. It was a great way to step into the reception as a married couple. My favorites were the touches of rustic/industrial décor dispersed throughout the venue, like the antique wood and metal drawers filled with romantic touches such as the baby’s breath, twinkle lights and pictures of David and me.

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