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Handmade Industrial Wedding

DIY Weddings

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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

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Casey Brodley, Photographer

I’m not a traditional wedding photographer. My background and training is steeped in photo journalism, so that’s how I approach a wedding. My goal is to document the day, not stage it. I let moments unfold naturally, with minimal prom posing and minimal “say cheese” interference.

As a photo journalist, I come prepared for anything. Every wedding is different. I have witnessed full-grown men weep more times than I can count. I have seen smiles so wide that I’m concerned someone may burst a blood vessel. I have climbed mountains with all my gear. And this one time a sprinkler system was triggered during a ceremony.

As a wedding photographer, I walk into every job with the guarantee that I will witness pure joy. But more importantly, I walk into every job with the probability that my day will end with cake. I like to keep my cake-to-work ratio balanced. For health reasons.

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Sponsor Highlight + Giveaways & Discounts!

Sponsor Welcome

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It’s another Saturday morning round-up of some of our favorite sponsors! This morning we have a fantastic crew of majorly talented vendors, many of whom are offering exclusive discounts and giveaways just for Ruffled readers! You don’t want to miss this fine lot who can make your wedding day so much more beautiful, so take a look below.


Shine Wedding Invitations is at the forefront of modern and elegant design, offering complete wedding invitation suites and matching accessories that can be carried throughout your event. The friendly, customer oriented team at Shine Wedding Invitations will make ordering stationery a memorable and stress-free process. Their wedding invitations, save the dates, programs, place cards, thank yous and menus from are certain to make a memorable impression on your wedding day.

Giveaway: Leave a comment below with your favorite design from Shine Wedding Invitations for your chance to win a free set of 50 thank you cards to match that design! We will announce the winner in the Weekly Wrap Up next Friday!;;

Mill Crest Vintage offers an amazing collection of authentic vintage wedding dresses and vintage bridesmaids dresses for the bride who loves vintage and wishes to express her own unique sense of style on her wedding day. Brides can shop our online boutique or enjoy a private bridal consultation in our beautiful bridal salon.


Love vs Design offers modern vintage wedding stationery in two tiers of printing to fit everyone’s budget: Digital Printing, and DIY Printing. You have the option to change the colors, fonts, wording, and size of your favorite design to match your own wedding colors and style. Ruffled Readers can order 5 free samples and save up to 15% on your next order until 7/31/12 11.59pm. For more information, check out their current promotions here.

We Love Photobooths is an open-design mini-studio which has beautiful lighting, great backdrops and unlimited on site printing! The guests are in control. They press a Big Red Button to start a series of 3 individual photos. The pictures speak for themselves!

Twenty Pages designs magazines for your wedding. Your Twenty Pages is about Fun Stuff like your story and history and Practical Stuff like important wedding information for your guests – all told in a magazine editorial style. All they need from you is a few pictures, some anecdotes about your relationship and your wedding details. They’ll take it from there and turn it into a beautiful magazine! And the magazines are really versatile! You can use them however you wish – use them as wedding programs, invitations, table decorations and inside welcome bags, just to name a few.


Bonnie, from One World Designs Bridal Jewelry, works with each bride to custom design accessories that will reflect your personality and coordinate with your wedding day hair style as well as your gown’s cut, color and embellishment. She is giving away a $55 gift certificate to one lucky Ruffled bride! Visit One World Designs Bridal Jewelry and leave a comment below indicating how you would spend your $55 gift certificate! We will announce the winner in the Weekly Wrap Up next Friday!


Jenna Lou Designs makes bridal clutches which are a unique bridesmaid gift! Each one is handmade with LOVE in Minnesota and you can design your own from hundreds of fabric combinations. They are the perfect keepsake to remember the day you’ll replay forever. Jenna Lou Designs is offering 10% discount on custom bridal orders for Ruffled readers! Use code ruffledTEN now through the end of August.


A Printable Press offers print-ready wedding stationery as well as traditional printed cards, so you can set your own budget. Their designs focus on statement artwork and meticulous typography, with a lot of whimsy thrown in. They are offering Ruffled readers 10% off any order through August 4th, 2012 with discount code Ruffled1. Enter discount code upon checkout, or if ordering printed cards, put the code in the “Special Instructions” section.


Two Broad’s Design specializes in personalized wedding dress hangers, vintage, rustic, shabby chic and whimsical wedding decor! They also have an eclectic range of items that come from their varied imaginations. Two Broad’s Design is giving away a Personalized wedding Dress Hanger, mason jar, and a pair of Swarovski Crystal Rivoli dangle earrings! To enter, leave a comment below indicating what your personalized hanger would say! We will announce the winner in the Weekly Wrap Up next Friday!


From Lillyput Lane Design Co., I specialize in custom jewelry design for brides, bridal parties, special events and just gorgeous everyday jewels. All of my earrings, necklaces and bracelets are unique in style and hand-crafted. I use only the finest sterling silver, gold, precious and semi precious stones. I pride myself for being a designer with great vision and bringing the things I love to life… if it is the ocean, beach or just the smell of fresh rain, I want to create this life in my jewelry. Every piece I design should be a statement to you… I want all things beautiful and delicate to be seen in my jewelry…. I hope you feel the same way about my unique and delicate designed jewelry.
For today only, Ruffled readers can take 20% off any order from Lillyput Lane Design Co. with coupon code ruffled girl.

Daily Pick

Casey Brodley, Photographer

I’m not a traditional wedding photographer. My background and training is steeped in photo journalism, so that’s how I approach a wedding. My goal is to document the day, not stage it. I let moments unfold naturally, with minimal prom posing and minimal “say cheese” interference.

As a photo journalist, I come prepared for anything. Every wedding is different. I have witnessed full-grown men weep more times than I can count. I have seen smiles so wide that I’m concerned someone may burst a blood vessel. I have climbed mountains with all my gear. And this one time a sprinkler system was triggered during a ceremony.

As a wedding photographer, I walk into every job with the guarantee that I will witness pure joy. But more importantly, I walk into every job with the probability that my day will end with cake. I like to keep my cake-to-work ratio balanced. For health reasons.

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Weekly Wrap-Up + Parisian Market Inspiration

Weekly Wrap Ups

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Before we head out, we wanted to share a bit of a Parisian market inspired board. That gorgeous French shade of gray + pops of colors with a mix of florals and dots…and we know how much you love a good dotty pattern. Happy weekend!

Clockwise: black and white straw hat via Tales of Endearment, oilcloth placemat via Wren Handmade, fruit mesh bag packaging by Tokketok, ostrich dotted cake by The Cake Girls

In case you missed any of our features from this week…

This garden wedding from Dallas
Johannesburg modern chic wedding
Stone Oak Ranch wedding
An etsy-inspired wedding shoot
This vintage carnival-themed wedding
Great Gatsby wedding inspiration
Wedding papers and ribbons from Midori
A rock festival-inspired wedding
This romantic backyard San Diego wedding
A California wedding at Monteleone Meadows

This week, in Recycle Your Wedding

Burlap reception details
Purple Nina wedding shoes
Selection of 15 glass bud vases
Group of 10 milk glass bud vases
Polka dot table runners
Fleur de Lis place card holders

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PajamaSutra

We believe all women are goddesses, and deserve elegant loungewear worthy of their beauty.

The PajamaSutra Bride’s getting-ready moments are graceful, glamorous, and radiant. We are so honored to be a part of a bride’s sweet moments before Mrs.

Lounge Like A Goddess.

Photo Credits: Nicole Goddard Photography, Tom Cisneros, Sachi Anand Photography, Alisha Crossley Photography

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