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Industrial Alabama Wedding

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This wedding shot by Jamie Clayton could easily be the definition of indie chic. Brittany and Eric met in Alabama, moved to Africa, and returned to their home state for their November nuptials. They chose a historical industrial setting for their venue, and Hothouse Design Studio designed the concept of a industrial garden party, with oodles of gorgeous florals. The bride, Brittany, is a designer herself and designed all of their stunning invitations and paper goods. We’re loving their vintage-inspired city postcard guestbook!


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Industrial Alabama wedding

From the bride, Brittany:

How did you choose your venue? Sloss Furnaces is a beautiful historic landmark and is one of the reasons Birmingham, Alabama is called the Magic City. Sloss was such a perfect setting – outdoors, industrial, full of character and history, and something totally unexpected. Being inhabitants of the downtown area and wanting to push the revitalization, Eric and I had specific vendors chosen. Sloss welcomed these choices with open arms, and allowed us to completely customize the space to fit our vision; something we had a hard time finding…

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We wanted the wedding to be a perfect reflection of us and offer the guests insight to our unconventional style. Eric and I have fallen in love with each other through travel, good food, good music and good beer – and we wanted all of these things to play a part in our union.

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We never really had a “theme” in mind – however, after I described the look we wanted to the florist she coined it “Industrial Garden Party”. And that’s probably the best description. We didn’t limit ourselves to a specific scheme, but there were recurring colors: the yellow, grays and reds of Sloss, and purples and greens that we contributed. Because Sloss is beautiful enough to stand on its own, I focused on little details of décor: I made paper poms to hang from the trees, a paper pom garland to run the railing toward the ceremony, cake toppers, labels for all the foods and different flavored cakes, and all the paper design was my own. Instead of using a guest book, I designed 8 postcards of major cities we have been, and the guests signed the back of their favorite one with a note to us.

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Delegate! When family and friends that offer their help, take them up on it! Even small tasks during the week of the wedding can seem huge and stressful, so don’t be afraid to ask someone to help. Also, be sure to slow down on your wedding weekend – realize that the day you’ve been planning is finally here, and soak up every second of it!


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Wedding Music:
Music has played an important role in our relationship – we exchanged “mixtapes” before our first date! and still continue to make playlists for one another now.
Prelude: “Love Song,” The Cure; “No One’s Gonna Love You,” Band of Horses; “La Ritournelle,” Sebastien Tellier
Processional: “Skinny Love,” Bon Iver; “Heartbeats,” Jose Gonzalez
Recessional: “Sweet Disposition,” The Temper Trap
First Dance: “Green Eyes,” Coldplay

Wedding Vendors (Birmingham, AL):

Wedding Venue: Sloss Furnaces / Wedding Photographer: Jamie Clayton Photography / Wedding Flowers: Mandy Majerik of Hothouse Design Studio / Wedding Caterer: Brick & Tin / Wedding Cake: Cake Dianne / Wedding Dress: Angel Sanchez, style AB16 / Bride’s Hair Accessories: Molly Gee Designs / Bride’s Shoes: Seychelles / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Groomsmen’s Suits: Indochino / Grooms’ Suit: Ludlow Suit from J. Crew / Groom’s Tie: Fig / Groom’s Shoes: Allen Edmond / Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Kate Herring of Envy Salon / Wedding Band: Bottle Up and Explode / Wedding Invitations: Card Stock

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Weekly Wrap-Up + Winners!

Weekly Wrap Ups

What a lovely week this one has been! Matt and I moved into our first home this past Valentine’s Day, so we will be unpacking the weekend away! Before we head out, I just wanted to leave you with our finds currently for sale in Recycle Your Wedding + round up of our posts this week:

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Clockwise from the top:

1. Vintage frames
2. 250 Glass bottles
3. Pronovias gown size 8
4. Teardrop earrings

Looking to sell your gently used wedding items? Take a looksie here first, then start listing them here.

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In case you missed anything from this week…

A wedding in all shades of pastels
Our Texas Wedding Guide
This darling Valentine’s Day shoot inspired by love letters
A San Diego wedding with bright pops of pink
This colorful travel-inspired SoCal affair
A styled shoot featuring a stunning ice blue gown
A wedding chapel turned whimsical enchanted forest
This lively St. Augustine wedding from Our Labor of Love

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The lucky couples to win a free elopement from Elope Malibu are:

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Time to pick a date and book flights!

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Cozy Portland Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

As soon as we saw this wedding shoot from emily g photography, we knew that “cozy” was the perfect way to describe it. From the bride’s snuggly sweater to her berry and succulent-stuffed bouquet to the rustic indoor reception, this is as relaxed chic as it gets!


cozy portland oregon inspiration shoot from emily g photography

From the photographer, Emily: We are so excited to share our collaboration with you all. In these cold winter months we were inspired by warmth, texture, earth and greenery. Our group set out to create a truly northwest shoot. We wanted to recycle every day objects and show their beautiful potential. We also wanted create something new in a classic Oregon venue.


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All of the vendors involved pride our selves on doing our part to recycle, reuse and be low impact on the earth, so the World Forestry Center in Portland was a perfect venue for our shoot. We ended up shooting on a misty NW day, and it set the tone perfectly. The low fog and cooler temperatures made for a dynamic setting outside and the inside portion all the more cozy. We set out to show what a cozy and creative winter wedding in Oregon could look like, and we are so proud of the results!


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Wedding Vendors (Portland, OR):

Wedding Venue: World Forestry Center / Wedding Photographer: emily g photography / Event Planner: Events by Lisa Marie / Wedding Dress: AniA Collection / Equipment Rentals: Jarfly Vintage Rentals, Barclay Event Rentals / Floral Designer: Floral Designs by Alicia / Wedding Invitations: Puddle Jumpin’ Cards / Wedding Cinematography: Black Label Films / Cake Design: Le Cookie Monkey / Desserts: A Yen for Chocolate / Makeup Artist: Jessica Belknap / Window Calligraphy: Amy Carpenter /
Light Bulb Designs: Star ReDesigns / Officiant: Heather M. Mack

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