Monday, December 1, 2014

Move Over Rustic Chic, Industrial Is In

If you love the the vintage or rustic chic look, get ready for the latest trend to hit the wedding scene: industrial chic. This cool theme is perfect for the couple wanting vintage-inspired decor with a modern twist. From lofty former factories to light bulbs and antique metal chairs, we’re loving how couples across the country are drawing inspiration from the most unexpected places. See some of our favorite industrial ideas below!
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1., 2., 3. Industrial Lofts and Warehouses
The real key to pulling off an industrial chic look at your wedding? An amazing venue; look to venues like revamped warehouses, lofts and factories.
Photo: Nancy Ray Photography; Photo: Matthew Ree Photography, From the album: A Metropolitan Building Wedding in Long Island City, New York; Photo: Khaki Bedford Weddings, From the album: A Green Building Wedding in Brooklyn, New York
4. Antiqued Metal Framed Place Card Menus
Have the name of each guest calligraphed on antiqued metal frames to add a refined industrial edge to tabletops.
Photo: Courtney Davidson Photography, From the album: A Cheekwood Botanical Garden Wedding in Nashville, Tennessee
5. Metal Table Numbers
Switch out the traditional paper table numbers for sleek brushed metal ones.
Photo: The Nichols Photography, From the album: A Romantic, Outdoor Wedding in Austin, TX
6. Modern Industrial-Inspired Invitations
Give your guests a preview of what’s to come with modern hand-stamped invitations with unexpected accents like light bulb paper clips that play up an industrial glam theme.
Photo: Untamed Heart Photography, From the album: A Neo on Locust Wedding in St. Louis, Missouri
7. Edison Bulb Ceremony Arch 
Shake up your ceremony with a non-traditional wedding arch or huppah made from a mix of brightly lit light bulbs.
Photo: Dave Robbins Photography, From the album: A Sophisticated Library Wedding in New York, NY
8. Light Bulb Centerpieces
To add a totally unexpected touch to your centerpieces, place floral arrangements in modern hurricane vases filled with small light bulbs.
Photo: Untamed Heart Photography, From the album: A Neo on Locust Wedding in St. Louis, Missouri
9. Escort Card Pegboard 
Pick up a pegboard at your local hardware store and add handpainted lettering for a vintage garage-inspired display.
Photo: Untamed Heart Photography, From the album: A Neo on Locust Wedding in St. Louis, Missouri
10. Metal Marquee Letters
Add a personal touch to your decor with salvaged metal marquee letters that spell out your initials.
Photo: Love Is Cool – Levi Stolove Photography, From the album: A Hip Autumn Wedding at PUBLIC in New York, New York
11. Vintage Metal Chairs
Spice up a rustic chic set up with vintage metal chairs to create a unique balance of classic and modern.
Photo: Moondance Photography, From the album: A Vintage Industrial Styled Wedding Shoot at Soulard Station in St. Louis, Missouri

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