Handmade Industrial Wedding

DIY Weddings

Lauren and Tyler’s love story is one of those I just live to hear — after thirteen years of chasing each other in one way or another, the pair finally wed this year with photographer Cami Parker in tow to capture their day. Their venue – The Historic Icehouse – set the tone for their industrial setting, blending soft pinks and peaches with the raw space.

industrial bride and groom
graphic wedding invitations

From the bride, Lauren: Tyler and I met 13 years ago in a small church in New Jersey. Because we have such a special history, we decided our invitation needed to share our love story with all of our guests. We collaborated on writing, making sure we shared both of our perspectives.

dress hanging by chandelier

burlap paper decorbride getting ready

graphic wedding balloons
Heart wedding shoes by Melissa Vivienne Westwood
bride getting ready with mother

We spent many Saturdays shopping Goodwill all over the state collecting lace. Lace curtains, lace tablecloths, lace shower curtains, you name it we bought it; over 300 pieces worth. We also began collecting glass vases and silver trays for our florist to use for small arrangements and hundreds of candles on the tables.

ceremony entrance hall

industrial wedding spacesbride looking out window
industrial bride and groom
industrial bride and groom

wooden ceremony chairsbabys breath aisle runners

industrial ceremony venue

bride and groom first kiss

newlyweds looking at reception

newlyweds in elevator

hanging fabric lanterns

I found an idea for a fabric chandelier online to hang over the dance floor. Tyler used a hula-hoop and I bought a battery operated light fixture to put inside it. We used the same fabric from the altar and it was exactly how I pictured it would look!

newlyweds kissing after ceremony

hanging paper lanterns

vintage reception decorfloral table numbers

welcome paper goods

After the ceremony, Tyler and I were able to sneak into the room where the reception would take place, just the two of us. All of the flowers were beginning to open up in their vases, the candles were lit, the string lights and chandelier glowed above us and he spun me around the middle of the dance floor. It was one of the most special moments of the day.

bride and groom in shadows

newlyweds sweetheart table

bride and groom portraits

yellow wedding cakes

industrial wedding receptions

Because we worked so wonderfully with all of our vendors, we were able to relax and really enjoy our special day. The best part of the night for both Tyler and I, was sitting at the front of the room surrounded by all of the most important people in our lives. It is something we know we will probably never get to experience again and we took it all in. We knew that our photographer, Cami Parker and our videographers, Loren and Lex Brinton were also capturing all of these special moments as well. So when Tyler and I are old and gray, and our memory begins to fade, we can look back at our photos and video of this day and relive it again and again.

table of wedding cakes

newlyweds before ceremony

industrial romantic sweetheart tablesfeminine wedding cakes

guests holding candles

bride and groom post reception
bride and groom post reception

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Location: Phoenix, AZ / Wedding Photographer: Cami Parker / Wedding Venue: The Historic Icehouse / Wedding Flowers: Cornflower Blue Florist / Wedding Coordinator: Kristin Sanchez of Stellar Planning / Wedding Dress: Watters and Watters / Bride’s Shoes: Vivienne Westwood / Bride’s Hair Accessory: Mariee Gallery / Bride’s Hair: Marissa Madsen of Epic Salon / Bride’s Makeup: Chanel Warwick / Wedding Caterer: Atlasta Catering / Wedding Cake: Kirsten Keane of UofCakes / DJ: DJ Tyger of Ingram Entertainment / Videographer: Brinton Films / Wedding Invitations: Bride and groom

  1. Sandra (Simply Peachy)

    Wow this wedding is absolutely stunning. Love the blend of peaches and blush that create such a wonderful ambience. Also loving all the handmade details!

  2. my honest answer

    What a lovely wedding! I don’t feel I got the whole story of how they got together though – it’s mean to leave us in suspense! I guess all that matters is that they did in the end though :)

  3. Nikki @ Tikkido

    Just gorgeous! I love the collection of different homemade cakes rather than one wedding cake. So warm, inviting, and deliciously tempting!

  4. Emily

    My personalized wedding hanger would say I Do! Sometimes simple is best.

  5. lydia {ever ours}

    loving their paper goods and their style.

  6. The Desert Bride

    LOVE all of the incredible details…stunning images! Love that it’s not your typical AZ wedding :)

  7. Marianne

    very cool. I actually had my highschool prom there!

  8. Amy

    Love, love, love this wedding. Any chance you would show a photo of the whole invitation? Love the storytelling idea.

  9. Claire Minnaar

    What a unique venue, love it!

  10. Brian Keady

    I love the aluminum vases with baby’s breath. Will you share where you or your florist got the vases?

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