We love that today’s couple knew their venue, Gutierrez Studios, would be the perfect fit for their wedding day because it captured both of their spirits individually — analytic industrialism for the groom, and a blank creative canvas for the bride. Lindsay Hite of READYLUCK and The Vanlandingham Design Studio were the chosen pros to be by their side for the big day, making their vision come to reality with startling clarity and a clear focus on modern design in an industrial setting.

industrial wedding at a metalworking studio - photo by Readyluck Studios https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

From the bride, Brittany: Greg and I have known each other since elementary school and are living proof that opposites attract. We really wanted a day that would celebrate how much we love one another and how fortunate we are to have so many amazing family and friends. It is so rare and special to have all of the people you love together in one place at the same time. We instantly fell in love with Gutierrez Studios, a working metal studio in Baltimore’s Clipper Mill. The amazing artistry and historic industrial setting seemed like the perfect allegory for Greg’s analytical personality and my creative spirit. The studio is not a traditional event space and we were so thankful to work with Drew at The Vanlandingham Design Studio. He came highly recommended and was without a doubt crucial to making our wedding dream a reality. He really got to know us and translated our personalities along with our rustic and industrial vision into the most meaningful and magical day we could dream of. We worked with fantastic professionals throughout the entire process and with Drew by our side, we didn’t have to worry about a single thing.

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yellow wedding shoes - photo by Readyluck Studios https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

ranunculus boutonniere - photo by Readyluck Studios https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

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protea bouquet with yellow calla lilies - photo by Readyluck Studios https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

Ruffled - photo by Readyluck Studios https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

Greg gave me a beautiful bracelet along with sweet and silly card. When I opened the card there was also a photo of us taken at our senior prom. The edges were tattered and the photo image was almost peeling away from the plastic backing. I instantly recognized the image and soon realized that he had been carrying this photo in his wallet every day for the past 11 years. Thinking about all of the amazing moments we had shared and all of the memories we still have to make together was definitely one of the most memorable parts of the day.

ceremony setup - photo by Readyluck Studios https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

ceremony kiss - photo by Readyluck Studios https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

My dress included a patch sewn into the lining that was made from pieces of family members clothing including my mother’s wedding dress, Greg’s aunt, grandmother, and mother’s wedding dresses, my grandmother’s painting smock, and my grandfather’s apron. It was a special way to feel connected to all of our loved ones. We were very excited to give Daruma Dolls as favors to all of our guests. A daruma doll is a traditional Japanese doll seen as a symbol of perseverance and good luck. When someone receives a daruma doll it has two blank eyes. The recipient fills in one eye upon setting a goal or making a wish, then the other eye once it is fulfilled. Greg’s Bachan, Japanese grandmother, passed down the tradition to her family and we wanted to share it with all of our guests as a special token of thanks and good fortune. We hope all of their wishes come true!

forest inspired seating chart - photo by Readyluck Studios https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

globe guest book - photo by Readyluck Studios https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

red and gold place setting - photo by Readyluck Studios https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

Ruffled - photo by Readyluck Studios https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

enchanted forest wedding - photo by Readyluck Studios https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

Ruffled - photo by Readyluck Studios https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Embrace all obstacles, headaches, challenges, and triumphs with a loving heart. Love is what it’s all about. What you mean to each other is really what makes the day so special.

tall yellow centerpiece - photo by Readyluck Studios https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

Ruffled - photo by Readyluck Studios https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

enchanted forest wedding - photo by Readyluck Studios https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

Ruffled - photo by Readyluck Studios https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

Ruffled - photo by Readyluck Studios https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lindsay Hite / READYLUCK

Wedding Planning

The Vanlandingham Design Studio

Florist

Sheila Smith Wedding and Event Floral Design

Venue

Gutierrez Studios

Wedding Dress

Watters Wtoo

Bridal Store

Betsy Robinson's

Hairpiece

The Headband Shoppe

Wedding Shoes

Anthropologie

Earrings

BHLDN

Rings

Washington Diamond

Hair and Makeup

Behind the Veil

Bridesmaid Dresses

Alfred Angelo

Kimono Robes

Sunset to Sunrise

Groom's Suit

Suitsupply

Groom and Groomsmen Tie

The Tie Bar

Groomsmen Suits

J.Crew

Catering

Rouge Catering

Wedding Cake

Momofuku Milk Bar

DJ

C&J Entertainment

Rentals

Select Event Rentals

Lighting and Drapery

Blondell’s Accent on Events

Wedding Invitations

Kindly RSVP Designs

Transportation

Z Best Limousine

1 comments
  • Sarah

    Love this wedding so much! I used to live at the Clipper Mill and loved parking my car in that gorgeous, light-filled garage. Such a special, hidden spot.