Sometimes a submission crosses my desk that makes me fall in love with wedding design all over again, a submission I literally cannot wait to share with you all, and this exquisite little gem from Jenna Henderson and Cedarwood Weddings is one of those. As you know, I love contrast, and that’s one of the reasons why I picked industrial chic as this month’s theme, but I’ll be honest, when I think of that contrast it’s still more in an indoor setting. Like industrial + glamour or industrial + romantic. This shoot turns that on its head, combining industrial elements with organic, bohemian style and my goodness, it is GORGEOUS. The mix of cool metals and silvery eucalyptus and olive, for example. The industrial-style chairs in an alfresco setting. A signature drink that’s as sophisticated as it is natural. And a Claire Pettibone dress that has me swooning all over my keyboard (that back, though!). This is a look that really resonates with the modern bride, bringing together both her urban and rural sides, and culminating in a design that’s as inspiring as it is do-able. Thrilled to share it with you today!
Here’s some insight from the talented team:
Our design team’s goal was to show urban couples that an outdoor wedding venue can work beautifully with modern-industrial design elements. Inspired by stone, metal and minerals, our organic style has an edgy shine, originating with the mineral, Pyrite, with it’s mesmerising geometric shapes and natural imperfections.
Anchoring the beauty of the venue’s grounds, a 200 year-old stacked stone wall was a naturally beautiful backdrop for our tablescape, featuring gunmetal chairs, gray linen napkins, galvanized steel vessels and handmade pottery. Layers of gray tones accented the sleek style of the tabletop, which was both softened and emboldened by foliage and florals selected for their texture and silver-gray color. The bride’s unstructured bouquet was designed to be wild and bold to match both her personality fashion sensibility. The loosely gathered bouquet had an industrial style signature, with air plants, succulents, and textured greenery, bound by a metal wrap.
To further merge the organic environment with industrial styling, the team at Cedarwood Weddings wrapped trees with Edison bulbs, added reflection with mirror garlands, and used Pyrite cubes and earthy olives to garnish plates and cocktails. A mound of Pyrite pieces adorned the edgy and geometric-shaped wedding cake, set on a steel box under a single Edison bulb hanging from a tree limb. The venue’s iconic Airstream offered the perfect metal backdrop for our couple to exchange vows.
Photography: Jenna Henderson (film photographer) | Event design, styling, floral design & props: Cedarwood Weddings | Venue: Historic Cedarwood, Nashville, TN | Bridal gown: Claire Pettibone from The Dress Theory | Hairpiece: Sara Gabriel | Chair rentals: Liberty Party Rental | Tableware: Handmade Studio TN | Invitations & paper goods: Designs in Paper | Cake: Patty Cakes | Pyrite cubes: Navajun, La Rioja, Spain via Ebay | Models: Chad and Gianna Baur
This shoot was originally featured on Green Wedding Shoes.