Don’t let the industrial setting of this stylish inspiration shoot fool you — the complementary light blue and purple tones are reminiscent of the great City of Lights. With a bit of classic beauty and an infusion of modern style (we see you, top-and-skirt bridal combo), this shoot from Minneapolis vendors Yantes Photo, Belle Noelle Events & Design, and Maven shows what this city has to offer and inspires us from beginning to end!
From the photographers, Yantes Photo: The Machine Shop is a brand new, historic venue in the heart of the St. Anthony Main neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Machine Shop will be the first of its kind in the Twin Cities; historic, luxurious, airy and bright. Built in 1916, the Machine Shop was originally part of the Pillsbury Mills, which was at one time the largest mill in the world. During restoration, many of the original architectural details were kept to highlight the venue’s historical background. The introduction of modern luxury in this industrial space and the neutral pallet yet upscale finishes on the historic structure allow Machine Shop’s clients to explore their own aesthetic without reinventing the space.
With floor to ceiling windows on both floors, the team knew this space would be a perfect asset to the event scene in Minneapolis. Before this space was set to open, we teamed up with a group of local vendors to produce an inspirational shoot for this unique space. The team created a look that is a combination of Parisian and Boho with foliage filled floral. The pops of purple added a lot of depth to this palette. The purple and blue also carried out in the tablescape with amethyst and blue goblets. The showcased piece at the shoot was the metal staircase wrapped in foliage with candles and geometric glass to finish the look. This staircase highlights the history of this building and made for unique and dramatic photographs. Working with real-life couples brings another strong element to inspiration shoots—the element of true, genuine emotion. This couple was just married a few months before the shoot and it was so fun to capture their giddiness.