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Images by Bai & Elle Photography.

If you’re currently searching for a true industrial space with enough white walls to be classed as a ‘blank canvas’ then friends, you can stop the search…

We’ve long been fans of the Hackney Venues collection and in particular The West Reservoir Centre in East London. This sailing centre features a 1930s red-brick tower boasting fascinating structural design elements, flooded by natural light.

Today we’re showing you how to use the space and style it with a chic but industrial vibe thanks to a whole team of talented suppliers including Hannah Charlotte Weddings, Bow & Beau, Catherine Short Floral Design, Oh Wonder Calligraphy and many, many more.

Thanks to Bai & Elle Photography for capturing all the gorgeousness and of course the mini-film, which is definitely worth a watch!

Industrial, Crystal Chic Styled Bridal Shoot

Meg & Marni:

We collaborated with Hannah from Hannah Charlotte Weddings and Claudia from Bow & Beau to come up with a fantastic concept that would inspire contemporary brides. We went for a soft, feminine inspiration shoot with a modernised twist. Rose Quartz, Copper details, geometric shapes and contemporary bridal wear, teamed with luscious florals and complimented by a cool industrial style wedding venue.

The Venue

With its crisp white walls, exposed metal beams, light filled windows and quirky features, The West Reservoir Centre was the perfect setting for this modern industrial inspiration shoot. Mixing cool copper accents with a soft pretty palette of greys and rose quartz; we wanted chic, stylish and modern.

The Flowers

Our florist Catherine, of Catherine Short Floral Design, was wonderful to work with on the shoot. The mix of eucalyptus, soft anemones and classic blush roses created the prettiest bouquet for our bride. The soft combination of florals running through the design, with a luscious chunky foliage runner that perfectly complimented the rose quartz crystals. The simple copper piping installation adorned with greenery and florals set before the industrial back drop created the perfect ceremonial arch.

The Bridal Look

Our bride wore beautiful contemporary pieces from Morgan Davies Bridal. For the first look we teamed natural make up and braided hair with a gorgeous flowing two-piece to touch on the feminine side of the shoot. We then changed up the skirt for a champagne and ivory lace number for that elegant twist.

Our second look was more edgy and high fashion with an ultra-cool jumpsuit, big copper hair paired with a smoky eye and dark lip – perfect for the creative modern bride. Crystal style jewellery from The Folly Boutique completed both looks.

The Décor

Our aim for the shoot was to put a quirky modern twist on an otherwise soft and feminine look. One of Pantone’s colour of the year, Rose Quartz was a big influence on the design for this shoot. We used it quite literally with big chunks of the gorgeous blush crystals. Copper was featured heavily in the design, from the cool tolix café chairs and retro trolley from Hire It, to the cutlery and the copper piping candlesticks and ceremonial arch.

Inspired by the shape of the crystals, we used stunning copper terrariums and jewellery display to incorporate geometrics into the design. Lauren of Oh Wonder Calligraphy also carried this through in the stationery, creating a simple geometric suite. With a copper ink border and modern calligraphy, the design is effortless.

Credits

Photographers Bai & Elle Photography Design & Styling Hannah Charlotte Weddings and Bow & BeauVenue West Reservoir CentreFlorist Catherine Short Floral DesignBridalwear Morgan Davies BridalHair & Makeup Sarah Mcllwain-BatesStationery Oh Wonder CalligraphyCake & Choc Gems Made to OrderCupcakes Deblicious Cakes & BakesChairs & Cake Trolley Hire ItJewellery Lizzie Fortunato, Halo & Co, Fallon, The Folly Studio, and Diana Broussard all from The Folly BoutiqueLinen Rainbow LinenSilk Runner & Bouquet Ribbon Kate CullenTerrariums August Glass DesignsCandlestick Holders Fiery ProductionsCrockery & Cutlery Stylists own | A special thank you to Models Katja Cemic and Craig Ian McAlpine.

Want to learn more about this industrial chic space…? Then you can find The West Reservoir Centre over on our Venue Finder right here.

Lots of love…

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