We are digging this whole industrial chic wedding trend. We already knew we loved rustic weddings and steampunk weddings, but industrical chic weddings brings some serious legit grit to a wedding theme. And when you're being indudated with glitter and pastels and sweetness and light, sometimes you need a little edge, amirite?
Let's explore the world of industrial chic weddings in the form of killer venues, underground Mad Max-style weddings, reclaimed wedding decor, and perfectly “ugly” outdoor spaces.
Get married in an old factory
Marlene and Pete had their DIY vegan wedding in a revamped printing factory in Rochester, NY.
Sadie and Devon‘s original Seattle venue went out of business right before their wedding, but their day was saved by getting married in the old Rainier beer brewery. As they said, “In the end, we were married at an amazingly relaxed venue in a historic and recognizable building in Seattle, which I love. So in a way I'm glad our original venue left us in the dust.”
Aim for pewter and platinum
Yeah, I know that everyone's been into brass and gold glitter lately, but at Donielle & Wayne's industrial Parisan apothecary wedding, all the decor skewed toward pewter and steel and brushed silver. This is a great way to shift toward industrial chic instead of steampunk or boho.
Get married underground
Allison and Chris' post-apocalyptic carnival 75 feet underground had a “carnival after the end of the world” theme that totally embraced the industrial chic aesthetic of their venue, The Diefenbunker in Ontario. It was like Mad Max meets wedding.
Don't be afraid of “ugly” outdoors
Beatrijs and Danny's colourful industrial wedding was held in a former electricity plant in their home town. It's located in a industrial area, between brand new apartment buildings and some old decayed factory buildings. They loved those contrasts and so do we.
Clare and Shaun's retro red industrial wedding embraced the graffiti as backdrop in their portraits in Sydney, Australia.
Susanne and Scott's elegant rock ‘n' roll taco truck wedding featured some killer industrial details: “The venue was also interesting since it has an industrial/1920s Hong Kong feel with all the neon lights and colored lamps. It also has a vintage Airstream and 1950s Cadillac convertible. We mixed it up by going with ultra-classy attire.”
Find an industrial wedding venue
We love Bottom Lounge in Chicago for its exposed duct-work and totally industrial chic look.
Gas Works Park in Seattle has to be one of the most industrial chic venues we've ever seen. It's worth a visit regardless.
Find some reclaimed and industrial wedding decor
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Comments on 6 industrial chic wedding ideas that are turning our cranks
“ideas that are grinding our gears.”
I don’t think that expression means what you think it does, since this article is all gushing about ideas you think are cool.
You mean it doesn’t mean lubricating our ladyparts? GODDAMMIT I’VE BEEN USING IT WRONG ALL THIS TIME.
I tried so HARD to find a venue to create something urban like this because I think these have a wonderful feel to them. I emailed out owners of scruffy factories and a hundred other places, but I literally couldn’t find anything at all. I wonder if it’s more difficult in the UK? I did spot some reasonably priced possible venues of this ilk in London but I’m in the Midlands and have only been able to find one (that I can’t afford) *sad trombone* 🙂
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