The Machine Shop has just opened their doors in Minneapolis. A raw industrial space turned into the hottest new venue in town. With huge windows everywhere, it is a photographer’s dream come true. And today, I was honored to be a part of a photo shoot with a fantastic group of vendors! We’ll just put this image here first, because it is the bomb…
A group of creatives collaborating on a styled shoot is so rewarding. It gives a space to create new ideas, go outside the box, and work with vendors you’ve always wanted to work with. We had an amazing group! The Machine Shop’s open space and awesome light was the muse for an industrial modern wedding full of personality. We wanted a look that was sophisticated and chic.
Water Lily Beauty styled our couple perfectly. Our groom wore a fashion forward tux from Heimie’s Haberdashery and the bride stunned in a flowy stone colored gown by Tara LaTour. The ceremony space on the second floor of the venue was designed by Sadie’s Couture Floral. They used the Machine Shop’s whitewashed cross back chairs, created an asymmetrical swoop for a focal point and then lined the aisle with tall decorative grasses. It was completely unique and naturally gorgeous. Relaxed yet refined at the same time.
Jill Elaine Designs letter pressed copper foil for the invitations and sourced a unique leather folio with copper brush strokes from ClaireMagnolia that ended up being a main design element to the shoot. I loved how she flawlessly combined elements into a cohesive design. Local artist Steph Guidera used the font from Jill’s invitations to make custom marble place cards as well as brush stroked table numbers on sheets of copper. Both ladies were instrumental in the design and execution of the shoot!
For our reception space, Rudy’s Event Rentals set up barn tables at angles to create a space that encourages interaction and a more dinner party vibe. Rudy’s tolix chairs perfectly fit the industrial look we were going for. Sadie’s Floral and Rudy’s combined their collections of copper decor and we combined their items with dishware, glasses and linens from Apres Party and Tent Rental and gorgeous copper flatware from Ultrapom. Sadie’s white peony centerpieces were the essence of elegance and their tall palm and greenery designs blew us all away! Avant Decor used white and copper draping to establish a clean backdrop for the stylish head table, and so the crane in the main space of the venue popped out of the background. Farina Baking Company brought in a lovely white cake with copper brush strokes that matched the invitation suite perfectly.
We chose copper, marble, and wood along with texture to create the base for our design. Fashion forward and clean and modern. Hints of personality and unexpected details everywhere. This shoot sure inspired me, I hope it can inspire other couples as well! Ok, on to the pictures!
Reception time means a reception gown! And a stolen kiss.
I hope you love this styled shoot as much as I do! Be sure to check out all these amazing vendors!!!