16 Industrial-Inspired Wedding Ideas for the Modern Couple
Industrial-inspired weddings are quickly becoming the go-to style for modern couples. Why, you ask? Well, the brick walls, high ceilings, mixed metals and open space of an industrial wedding venue set the perfect backdrop for your modern affair. With such a versatile and simplistic canvas, it’s easy to create the day of your dreams. If you’re wondering how to pull off this minimalist, chic look, we’ve pulled together 16 of our favorite industrial-inspired wedding ideas for inspo.
2. Old Mixed With New: Bring an old warehouse space to life with some modern furniture. White tables and metallic chairs are a gorgeous contrast to the aged brick and window panes. (via This Modern Romance / Sterling Social / Hidden Garden Floral Design)
3. Chic Stationery: Nothing screams industrial more than a big city does. If your wedding is taking place at the heart of a city like NY, why not incorporate it into your stationery? Modern colors and sleek lines make for one chic invitation suite. (via Shindig Bespoke)
4. Modern Plating: Keep your food looking “minimalist chic.” Traditional dishes can still have this effect with smaller portions, bright pops of color and fresh ingredients. (via Brian Leahy / Modern Art Catering)
5. Darker Elements: With open spaces, don’t be afraid to use a darker color palette. Black furniture and rich, deep colored floral will immediately attract guests to their table! (via Leppen Designs / Comfort Photography)
6. Edgy Portraits: Industrial venues are a gorgeous backdrop for wedding portraits. The mix of brick and metal bring just the right amount of edginess. (via Kendall Lynnette Photography)
7. Rooftop Reception: The sky is the limit (literally) at an industrial loft venue. Never mind the romantic tablescape — the view is enough for a stunning reception! (via Jillian Rose Photography / EDE by Jacqueline / The Golden Pollen / Dish Wish)
8. A Large Space Illusion: In big cities, you may not have the luxury of a huge industrial loft. But an easy way to make a small space feel bigger is with long reception tables. Not to mention, it’s easier for your guests to converse than with traditional round tables. (via Greg Ross / Inspired by This)
10. Mixed Metals: An industrial reception wouldn’t be complete without a mixture of metallic colors. Furniture rentals, like chairs, are a fun way to incorporate different metals. (via John Schnack Photography / Gather Events)
11. Rustic Chic: Easily combine modern elements like chic marquee lights and rustic barrel decor to pull off this look. These starkly different aesthetics come together effortlessly within an open industrial space. (Jessica Rice Photography / Happily Ever Etched)
12. Bright Walls: White bricks not only provide a gorgeous blank canvas, but will make your reception space feel larger and airy — a perfect combination for striking photos. The brighter your space, the better your photos will turn out! (via Found Vintage Rentals / Urban Palate / Minted / Borrowed BLU / Brian Tropiano)
13. Metallic Dresses: Modern metallic bridesmaids dresses will complete the look of your industrial wedding. For a subtle touch, choose dresses with intricate beading. (via Joy Marie / Fete Nashville)
15. Modern Mural: Cities have plenty of picture-perfect skyline views for your wedding portraits. But for something a bit more edgy and unique, a painted mural is the way to go. (via Chris J Evans Photography)
16. Next-Level Decor: The urban venue’s architecture will be stunning decor in itself, but there are simple ways to take it next level. With simple mood lighting and hanging installations, your guests will have to pick their jaws up off the floor. (via Wildflowers Photography / All You Need Is Love Events)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!