Exposed brick, iron pipes, and cement floors may not exactly scream "wedding", but add in a few striking décor elements and you've got yourself a fashion-forward industrial chic affair!
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One element that will take your industrial venue from drab to fab? A killer wedding ceremony arch.
It not only frames your vows and creates a lovely focal point for your ceremony, but it also acts as your backdrop for photos!
Yes, having a knockout wedding arch in an industrial setting is kind of a big deal. So we've put together 6 ideas—and lots of photos—to help inspire yours.
Let's be real: warehouses and lofts can be dark! These types of venues are typically raw spaces in need of some tender loving care, so why not illuminate your ceremony with a warm glow? Exposed lighting featuring vintage Edison bulbs, French-inspired bistro lights, or clustered globe lights are a perfect addition to your arch.
Fabric & Drapery
Swathes of draped fabric—especially gauzy material—add an ethereal touch to an industrial venue. Consider hanging translucent chiffon from the ceiling to the floor for a simple, yet elegant, backcloth. Fabric can also be hung over brick, pipes, or wooden beams to soften up the look of a raw space.
Florals & Greenery
Greenery is trending and we're huge fans. By putting all of the greenery and florals on your ceremony arch—and we mean ALL of it—you liven the space up with color and nature, creating a beautiful visual contrast with your venue's industrial interior.
Expertly carpentered wooden shapes against raw wedding spaces are a match made in industrial-chic heaven. Get creative by exploring modern, minimalist designs that incorporate different shapes, textures, and even words or monograms. Ever dream of getting married in front of a giant wooden triangle? We bet you will now!
You may be thinking "Why would I want more metal in my already metal-centric venue?!" Because rich materials and textures play a huge part in what makes this wedding trend so fashionable. Try out copper or rose gold, or get crazy with electric hues like metallic blue and hot pink.
Paint & Graffiti
For a splash of color, opt for a brightly painted backdrop—or say your vows in front of a vibrant mural. The "graffiti" feel fits perfectly in an urban setting, and what better way to take advantage of the "blank canvas" of your venue than with actual paint?
More wedding inspo coming your way!
Filed under Ceremony, DIY Wedding Ideas, Expert Advice, Offbeat, Unique, Wedding Venues / Locations, Flowers, Loft / Warehouse / Industrial
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