Industrial Indoor Wedding Inspiration

urban loft inspiration

Today’s pretty wedding inspiration is perfect for all of you who are planning a winter wedding or indoor celebration! While outdoor weddings continue to be super popular, we are definitely seeing an increasingly large amount of amazing indoor weddings, taking place in cool, urban loft spaces, across the country and worldwide. Avondale Brewing Co. in Birmingham, Alabama was the perfect backdrop for this industrial-inspired styled shoot, photographed + planned by W&E Photographie. It turned out so beautifully, it just may have you considering a loft or indoor space for your own upcoming wedding!

urban loft bouquet

urban loft inspiration


Love this gorge Sarah Seven frock? We have a similar one in the GWS shop right now!

urban loft bride

urban loft bouquet

urban loft invitaiton

urban loft inspiration

urban loft inspiration

urban loft inspiration

urban loft inspiration

urban loft inspiration

urban loft flower crown

urban loft


Laura from Marked totally hit the nail on the head with the floral design! (And she designed + calligraphed the paper goods, too!) I love the rich hues + pretty textures displayed in this beautiful bouquet.

urban loft bouquet

shawl

waffles

urban loft cake

urban loft rooftop


Thanks so much to the following creatives for sharing their talents with us today!

photography: W&E Photographie // planning + design: W&E Photographie with Marked // venue: Avondale Brewing Co. Birmingham, Alabama // florals + paper goods: Marked // dress: Sarah Seven // dress boutique: Finery Boutique // suit: Banana Republic // make up artist: Lynsey Richardson // jewelry: Soca Clothing // dessert + waffle donuts: Baking Bandits //  other desserts: homemade

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryW&E Photographie is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery
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Romantic Tuscany Wedding: Michelle + Brian

tuscany wedding

Michelle + Brian both have Italian roots and love everything about the romantic culture. So when they were choosing a location for their big day, they decided there could really be no better place than an authentic Italian agriturismo, overlooking the beautiful rolling hills of Tuscany. From the florals, to the decor, to the food and drink served, they kept the details simple + authentic to the region. The most important aspect for them was to let the beauty of their surroundings + their love for each other shine, and for all of their guests to really enjoy the celebration. And it seems like they definitely pulled that off! Here’s a bit more about the day from Michelle:

Having a destination wedding defines making a wedding about the two of us. My dad’s side of the family are all from Italy, most of which still reside there. Brian also has family from there and since before our engagement we’ve always talked about how wonderful it would be to wed there; bringing it back to our heritage. We spent more than two hours after the ceremony with our photographers because we wanted to capture more moments of just us to remember it by.

Big congrats to the happy couple + thanks so much to Jason + Anna Photography for sharing Michelle + Brian’s beautiful day with us!

tuscany wedding

boutonnieres

tuscany bride


Doesn’t Michelle look stunning?! We love, love her Reem Acra dress (similar dress here) which was perfectly complemented with a casual braid + flower crown!

tuscany bride

tuscany bridesmaids

tuscany bridesmaids

tuscany first look

tuscany first look

tuscany first look

gingham bow tie

tuscany weddding

tuscany weddding

tuscany flower crown bride

tuscany groom

tuscany bride

pink tuscany flower girls

I walked down to "Turning Page" Sleeping at Last.. and I remember it all so vividly. The song played with these beginning lyrics .."I've waited a hundred years. But I'd wait a million more for you. Nothing prepared me for What the privilege of being yours would do." I remember looking at my dad + we both sighed and stepped out together, he was more shaky than me + it was such an unforgettable moment. I remember the exact smell. Walking down the pebbled steep steps, the faces of all my favorite friends + family smiling their big, beaming smiles. It was all happening so fast.. Then my eyes met Brian's and (don't mind my cheesiness) I swear time stopped. I felt safe, I knew I could do this and this + he was the very best thing. Instantly my eyes welled, and internally I lost it and felt so privileged to be marrying this wonderful man of mine.

tuscany ceremony

tuscany ceremony

tuscany ceremony

tuscany ceremony

tuscany wedding party

tuscany bride and groom

tuscany bride and groom

tuscany bride and groom


The amount of time Michelle + Brian allowed for portraits resulted in some absolutely stunning images!

tuscany bride and groom

tuscany bride and groom

tuscany bride and groom


And the long, exposed wood dining table looked so gorgeous on Sasseta Alta‘s terrace. Love that breezy, tulle runner + the handmade limoncello favors!

tuscany reception

tuscan plate setting

tulle table runner

tuscany favors

tulle table runner

greenery chair decor

first dance

Processional: Bridal Party: I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons; Bride: Turning Page – Sleeping At Last

Recessional: Sea of Love – Cat Power

First Dance: Can't Help Falling in Love – Ingrid Michaelson

first dance


And of course be sure to check out their lovely wedding film from Bubble Rock

The biggest advice I can give is to remember that this is your special day, you're celebrating you and him. Enjoy each and every moment of it, it passes so quickly!

Also, less is more. We wanted something extremely simple. No crazy decorations, nothing too extravagant & extreme. We wanted the beauty of ours to outshine all the complicated decor, and it really was such a simple yet elegant event. People tend to lose themselves in all the crazy decor and this + thats. Remember to do what is true for the both of you and that will outshine all.

Lastly, go with trusted vendors. They are worth every penny. My day was a dream mainly because of the people we choose to help make it one. We had complications with flowers being shipped from another country, lost decoration bags, etc etc. But they all came together and on my day they persevered and it was prettier than anything I had even imagined. We choose to fly out our photographers, because they are such incredible people and we would not + could not imagine anyone else shooting our day. It was the best thing we could have done. We're forever thankful to the memories these two brought out. We flew out our florist because she's just as wonderful. Not only is she super sweet, but she is a miracle worker! They vendors you choose go a long way on your special day, so be picky + go with your gut on who will make your day as special as it deserves to be.

photography: jason + anna photography // venue: Sasseta Alta Scansano, Italy // event design: Engaged & InspiredFloral Theory // event planner: Engaged & Inspired // florals + hairpieces: Floral Theory // wedding dress: Reem Acra // shoes: Enzo Angiolini // bridesmaid dresses: LulusVictoria’s Secret // hair + makeup: Louise Faulkner // groom suit: Dapper & DashH&M // videography: Bubble Rock // menus: Brightroom Studio // place cards: Little Miss Press // catering, cake + music: Sasseta Alta

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Beautiful Timeless Dresses from Teri Jon + a Dress Giveaway!

Teri Jon Dress Giveaway

Elegant + timeless dresses that are also affordable can be surprisingly hard to find! That’s why we’re excited to share the refined dress collection from Teri Jon with you lovelies today! Teri Jon’s quality dresses are made to fit real women and make them feel + look beautiful. And with some truly lovely options for the mother of the bride, or a chic frock to wear to your rehearsal dinner or bridal shower, Teri Jon is a great option for brides looking to do a little one-stop wedding shopping! Here are some of our current faves for some of your upcoming wedding events…

Teri Jon Cocktail Dresses

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Teri Jon Dresses

LBD from Teri Jon

Teri Jon Dress Giveaway


And ladies, we have some fun news for you! You can enter to win a FREE Teri Jon cocktail dress of choice! If you’ve already spotted a dress you’d like to scoop up today, Teri Jon is also generously offering GWS readers a promo for FREE shipping when the code GREENSHOES is used at checkout. Happy dress shopping!

To enter to win a FREE Teri Jon cocktail dress of choice:

  1. Like Teri Jon’s  Facebook Page
  2. Complete + Submit the Form Below

Giveaway ends on 2/6/14 at 3pm PST. Price max of $800. To enter, registrants must live in the US.

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