Monday, 20 August 2012

A Vintage Industrial Wedding Scheme

Often trends in weddings filter over from other areas of design ... specifically fashion & interiors. One of the biggest trends in interiors at the moment is 'Vintage Industrial' .. so I wanted to look at how you could incorporate this look into your Wedding Scheme.

I love anything for my home at the moment that gives Vintage a bit of an edge .. and stops it being too pastel 'shabby chic' ... a term that's overused to the extreme at the moment as far as I'm concerned!
Here's an idea of what I mean by 'Vintage Industrial' it comes to interiors from one of my favourite interiors websites ...

To adapt this to a wedding I would think of using really old beaten up trestle tables for your guests to sit around. Don't cover them up with table cloths .. but possibly use a piece of vintage lace or hessian as a runner down the middle to pretty the look up slightly.
Use old printing blocks and other industrial items as table numbers and centre pieces. This can be a really cost effective way of dressing your tables for your wedding as well ... scour reclamation yards and junk shops for cheap items.

Obviously using an old warehouse or commercial barn with rough brick walls can be a great venue for this look and give a great atmosphere for your wedding. Finding one for a day ceremony as well might be tricky in the UK .. but, as a friend of mine proved, with patience you can apply for a building you want to use for your ceremony to be licensed as a venue from your local council.

You can hang gorgeous old industrial light fittings from beams or use big industrial spotlights on the floor for added atmosphere. Or for a bit of a juxtaposition of styles use chandeliers instead!

Some more decor ideas ....

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