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Woodland Industrial Brewery Styled Shoot | Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Styling & Inspiration / November 2, 2016

Woodland industrial brewery styled shoot – Charleston, South Carolina

“The color inspiration was drawn from the plates.”

Colour Palette

Shoot date: October, 2015
Venue type: Brewery + event space
Theme: Industrial, modern, fun

Event planners/designers: The Event Cooperative
Photographer: Nickie Stone
Attire: worn. + Brackish Bowties
Make-up: Bellelina
Props + rentals: West Elm + Eventhaus Rentals
Venue: Holy City Brewing

The Venue

Holy City Brewing, an operating brewery, first opened it’s doors for private events only in 2015. “They offer a great space for weddings and events. We loved the graffiti and industrial elements featured around the grounds.

There are several nooks and crannies around the brewery that inspire the ‘perfect portrait’… stacked barrels with a wooden bench, steamy stills, and graphic murals. The photos just came naturally from this industrial setting.”

The Vendors

{The Designers + Planners}

The Event Cooperative are event planners and designers who know how to throw a great (and fun) party. And they clearly know how to plan and design and awesome styled shoot!!

“We elected to work with real-life couples in the Charleston community, as they would exhibit the right measure of love needed for a meaningful photo shoot.”

“It’s safe to say this entire project evolved organically, and the details were determined on instinct. As an event planner, I work to accommodate the clients’ personal style by answering to their needs and working to match the setting. I walked into planning for this photo shoot with one vision, and in the end, the available settings compelled me to work in another direction.”

{The Props + Styling Pieces}

“Everything was intended to be fun with pops of color to match the upbeat energy. The settings were borrowed from West Elm and the glassware from Eventhaus Rentals. All linens and floral were provided and designed by The Event Cooperative. We worked within the brewery theme to feature a ‘Half-Calf’ Beer and cookies station for the cake cutting and toast. The accessories from West Elm were meant to be eclectic, to match the space. They just happened to have a great collection of black and white accessories in geometric shapes. The accessories from West Elm were the perfect contrast for the crimson and yellow floral.”

“I didn’t mean to pick the West Elm animal plates. They just happened to catch my attention when I went in to retrieve the other staging items. My inspiration peaked in another direction when I saw the animal plates and bronzed flatware. I immediately switched over my order and simplified the florals to let the plates speak for themselves.”

“Aside from the accidental animal plates, the vinyl was my base for designing all table settings. I knew it would be the perfect size to wrap around the wooden table to create a wide runner. The vinyl looks and feels very similar to leather. This appearance helped the table setting to appear more elegant, despite the playful plates. The blue accents from the napkins and glasses helped to balance the yellow and crimson floral. The color inspiration was drawn from the plates.”

“All glassware had been rented from Eventhaus. I needed the perfect fit for outfitting glassware at a brewery, and this was the vendor to call.”

{The Fashion Stylists – Attire + Hair + Make-up}

“I approached Andrea Serrano, at the Charleston Shop Curator, with the opportunity to direct models and fashion for this photo shoot. She managed the personal looks with support from Mac Does Hair and Bellelina Day Spa.”

“Andrea was inspired the rustic environment of the venue so we went with a vintage inspired look for the boys. She focused on neutral tones with fall hues to accent.

worn. is a great consignment shop for men in the Charleston area, and Andrea knew they would have some great vintage looks on hand.”

“The Brackish Bowties and pins were the icing on the (wedding) cake to pull the whole look together. All bowties and pins are made in Charleston from real feathers. This detail was just coincidental to work in conjunction with the animal plates!”

{The Sweet Makers}

“We share quite a bit of work with WildFlour Pastry. Lauren makes some of the most decadent desserts known to man. I particularly love her cookies and while craving a chocolate cookie, I noticed that Holy City Brewing had a Half-Calf Milk Stout on their seasonal menu. I wasn’t feeling all that inspired for a cake design, but after reading that on the beer menu, I knew that cookies were a better answer. I had these great milk jars on hand to decorate the table and Lauren had the cookies on lockdown. The design items on the dessert table were black and white to stand out against the neutral backdrop of the brewery. The black and white pattern worked as a contrast to the table settings, and we carried over the floral colors to help keep everything in synch.”

{The Photographer}

Nickie Stone is the resident photographer at Holy City Brewing. This was our first project together and we have shared many more since. She is a very conscientious, but casual photographer. Nickie takes her job seriously and shows very deep, moody work with natural lighting and well placed shadows. She helped to direct the models – keeping their poses natural and true to character.”

{The Models}

“We met Trevor and Marshall through their business in the events industry, D & M Productions, and we felt it would be appropriate to feature vendors that someone may even hire for their own wedding. We were also looking for role models. Trevor and Marshall are charming. We admire their generous, giving spirit. They are quite active in our local non-profit community, and particularly with Charleston PRIDE.”

Wedding Planning Tips

“It is important to consider your personal style for the wedding. You should plan to reflect you in the most classic and attractive way possible.”

F*%#ing boom!!! Massive big-ups to the vendors and models involved in this dapper AF styled shoot. Go ahead and comment below on your favourite parts of this styled shoot… if not all of them.

Fun facts: I'm a "loud" little Latin gurl. I heart my label maker as much as I do my partner. I also like red things, leg-day and red velvet everything. My daily vocab includes "have you eaten?", "I love you" and "I farted"... not all at once or in that order. If I'm not talking to you about feelings I'd be helping you organise something.

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