Everybody has their favorite things in life that they like to surround themselves with in their home. For some its paintings that my 4 year old niece Izzy could have created using the finger paint medium, others its "original finds" at home goods , I personally like both of those things but also actual antique letters and signs, Edison bulbs, exposed brick, seeing a space and trying to play out the history of it in your mind. When I need a break from reality and I actually want to be away from my emails, favorite people, dogs (yes, that sometimes happens) I go to antique stores looking for the almighty letter or sign and get lost on the way. Because of this I decorated my 1940's cape as industrial chic as I could given budgets and the fact that Nick lives there too. :)
When I set out to do this Industrial editorial photoshoot I was never more inspired. I researched industrial style weddings or shoots and what I found was very masculine or androgynous at best. I wanted to create something that was different, intriguing yet still really pretty. I looked to switch up traditional and have have light on the table and flowers overhead. A hard "lounge" made up of the ever popular pallets but softened with pillows and actual lamb fur. The result exceeded my expectations. The phenomenal vendors involved really took this concept and totally maximized it.
AMAZING, INCREDIBLE, and truly LOVELY VENDORS:
Event Styling and Coordination: Amy Champagne Events | Photography: Brooke Allison Photography | Videography: Will Talamelli with BSC Photo | Venue: The Lace Factory | Lighting: Shindig Lighting | Models: Jason & Jocelyn Leydon // Jessica & Nick Sheets | Cake: Erica O’Brien Cake Design | Florist: Earth Blossoms | Invitation + Stationery: J. Papers | Details: Little Random Details | Makeup: Giggar Makeup Artistry | Hair: Blew | Gown: A Little Something White | Rentals: New England Country Rentals | Vintage Rentals: Frank Conroy for GIVEBAK | Catering: Cloud Nine Catering
The Inspiration //
A table is not completely set without a charger, however I couldn't find the "right" look for this design. I decided that I needed to make a custom charger out of kelly green lucite in a shape inspired by a post it note pad sitting on my desk. It fit the modern & clean look perfectly. I ran into the same issue with the napkin fold; how could you doll up a napkin but not make it look too formal? These bulky bolts provided the perfect "napkin ring" and a great spot for the fun metal place card from J.Papers.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Colleen had this super badass chair in her home office which I HAD to have for the shoot. It was a $5 tag sale find.
Thank you to the incredible vendors on this project! And to my girl Brooke, who seriously crushed this shoot, and 6 months later I still ooo and ahh at every photo in this portfolio. And DT MAN for listening (reading) all of my crazy ideas on ghat at 3am for like 3 months straight. And of course Linds, my fave ACE in the hole, I couldn't do half of what I do without you! XO
Until next time,