Photos by:

Brandi Smyth

Today’s wedding, shared with us by the talented Brandi Smyth and Mandy Cathey, brings together the best of industrial and romantic style. Bride Caroline wanted her wedding day to be natural and airy, so an outdoor wedding was the perfect solution. Add in an industrial reception space with lofty ceilings and plenty of windows, and you’ve got a beautiful day for the books.

industrial wedding in Shreveport - photo by Brandi Smyth https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-in-shreveport

From the bride, Caroline: We were going for a traditional southern wedding! With it being April and an outside wedding we wanted everything to be natural and airy. Our color scheme was mint green and cream with blush and gold accents. We didn’t have much DIY going on! I’m not very crafty and was finishing up dental school while planning the wedding. We did incorporate a lot of pieces that belong to family members. The buffet at the altar is my mom’s and the china on the wedding party table was my great grandmothers! One DIY project my mom did for me was the picture charms tied on my bouquet of family members that had passed away and couldn’t be there with us!

aqua bridesmaid dresses - photo by Brandi Smyth https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-in-shreveport

industrial wedding in Shreveport - photo by Brandi Smyth https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-in-shreveport

bouquet with leafy greenery - photo by Brandi Smyth https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-in-shreveport
Bouquet recipe: Hydrangeas, dahlias, and peonies with scented geranium and other foliage.

bridesmaids in aqua dresses - photo by Brandi Smyth https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-in-shreveport

industrial wedding in Shreveport - photo by Brandi Smyth https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-in-shreveport

wedding ceremony - photo by Brandi Smyth https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-in-shreveport

wedding ceremony - photo by Brandi Smyth https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-in-shreveport

ceremony kiss - photo by Brandi Smyth https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-in-shreveport

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My advice to couples planning now would be don’t get bogged down with the details. At the end of our planning there were several small details I wanted and almost gave up on but am so glad I stuck to what I wanted! It made our day much more personal and our guests really appreciated the small touches!

industrial wedding reception - photo by Brandi Smyth https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-in-shreveport

hydrangea flowers - photo by Brandi Smyth https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-in-shreveport

wedding table - photo by Brandi Smyth https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-in-shreveport

industrial wedding in Shreveport - photo by Brandi Smyth https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-in-shreveport

organic table setting - photo by Brandi Smyth https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-in-shreveport

industrial wedding in Shreveport - photo by Brandi Smyth https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-in-shreveport

floral wedding cake - photo by Brandi Smyth https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-in-shreveport

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Prelude: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Processional: Mendelssohn’s Wedding March
Recessional: Trumpet Voluntary
First Dance: “Me and You,” Kenny Chesney
Father/Daughter Dance: “My Little Girl,” Tim McGraw
Mother/Son Dance: “Three Times a Lady,” Lionel Ritchie

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Brandi Smyth

Florist

Mandy Cathey

Venue and Coordination

The Dixie Gin

Wedding Dress and Veil

The Bridal Boutique by Maeme

Wedding Shoes

Badgley Mischka

Hair

Rachal Smith at Shear Resultz

Bridesmaid Dresses

Joanna August via Bella Bridesmaids

Groom's Attire

Squires

Catering

Silver Star Smokehouse

Wedding Cake

Aly B's Bakery

Wedding Music

Windstorm

Wedding Invitations

Sweet Caroline Designs

Videography

Brian Nix

1 comments
  • Pat James

    I’m very excited to hear anyone that lives in Shreveport that’s were I lived for over 20 years that’s were I met my husband and have been married for 39 years now. I love your wedding pictures I wish I could’ve had my wedding like you did. Good luck and stay together forever. I love my husband till this day.