This style shoot was a culmination of all the things that Lisa, florist and event designer at Linnaea Floral and Event Design loves—vintage details, organic blooms with texture, modern lines and industrial settings. Lisa was the lead visionary on this style shoot and it was actually the first stylized wedding she ever did! She says that the end result was a deviation far from her original vision, but as Lisa admitted, that happens often in the wedding planning process! Lisa pulled her vision together with a firm idea that she wanted an industrial/loft venue, a wooden farmhouse table, copper and her blue vintage glassware. As for the rest of the details? Lisa let them evolve naturally.
When Lisa was in search of a venue that was befitting for her overall industrial look, she came upon The Cheney Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The shoot was held on the third floor of The Cheney Place and it lent well to the inspiration with large windows all around, exposed brick, wood floors, and an exposed wood beam ceiling.
Using the loft space to set the scene, Lisa added elements with a vintage vibe from her own collection and from Fancy Fray, a vintage rentals company owned by the same owners of the venue! Lisa brought in the wooden chairs and glassware, and left it up to Fancy Fray to provide the farmhouse table, vintage soft seating vignette, the door for the escort display, and the ceremony pillars. The decorative layout aligned with Lisa's overall color scheme which was centered on a slate blue color and complemented by accents of copper. "I knew I wanted to use the slate blue as one of my colors from the beginning. I had found the beautiful blue vintage glasses while out treasure hunting at a local antique place and my heart just gravitated toward them! says Lisa. "And after trialing it with gray and navy, the copper was a refreshing addition that wasn't already overdone."
The copper accents were the pieces of the decor that Lisa emphasized to play on the 2016 metallics trend. Another current trend is the loose, wildflower look of bridal bouquets which Lisa says she intentionally incorporated into this shoot to soften the industrial space. The floral flowed into the decorative pieces with mixed eucalyptus, bay leaf and Queen Anne's Lace, layered with touches of dusty miller for dimension, blue viburnum berries for a hint of blue, a few peachy spray roses for warmth, and white kale. "I love flowering kale for its exaggerated rose shape and unexpected character. The kale definitely kept with the earthy feel that I love!" says Lisa.
The models Ryan and Michelle League are actually a real-life married couple! They were the final touches to this style shoot. Michelle wore a sensational ivory fit-and-flare gown with a high neckline, full lace back, and lace-filled cut outs in the waist line. The dress came from Renee Austin Wedding, a nearby Grand Rapids bridal salon. Krystle Waivo, owner of Krystle Waivo Hair and Makeup was summoned to complete the bride's look with soft curls framing the face and accented with a rose gold headband. The makeup featured a natural look that was played up with a smoky eye with more rose gold and copper tones, along with a soft pink lip color.
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