The location for this shoot was “The Workshop,” located in Centre Hall, PA. A midcentury warehouse used initially for the construction of carnival rides has now evolved into an artist workspace. The owner approached us, wanting our help to showcase how his space can host small indoor events. Our favorite part of The Workshop was the 20′ high original steel windows crawling with ivy. The colors and textures of the workshop inspired us to bring in bold pops of rust and cabernet. Leather was one of our favorite mediums for this shoot, from the invitation suite to the boutonnieres, chargers, and the bride’s jacket. It helped bring a luxurious accent to this industrial space. Clean acrylic accents helped bring this warehouse into the modern feel of today’s wedding trends.
We wanted to work with contrasting textures and styles for the bridal party ranging from soft, elegant lace to luxurious velvet. The bride’s tattoos were perfect for this look, and a bold makeup palette and braided mohawk pulled her entire look together. In contrast, the bride wore a drop-waist gown with layers of soft tulle and climbing botanical lace. A hand-painted leather jacket brought her bold style to a whole new level. Our groom wore a bright blue suit paired with cabernet and leather accents. A collection of vintage chairs and benches set the scene for our ceremony along with a 12′ suspended arch. Over 2,000 strands of soft yarn created a dramatic focal point, framing the space perfectly. Organic floral pieces scattered down the aisle added softness, and a statement piece was placed at the front, completing the framing of the couple.
Rusted steel drums were repurposed as modern cocktail tables, adorned with bold blooms. Vintage photobooths added a unique backdrop to the cocktail hour. The bar was set up in the shop area of the warehouse, repurposing the work tables as the bar. A wall of antique drawers served as a dramatic backdrop as well as useable storage space for glassware and signage. We wanted to create a cake that was unique in shape while complimenting the lines of the warehouse itself—we came up with a clean rectangular cake in a bold cabernet frosting accented with soft florals. We couldn’t find a baker available for our date, so we made this cake ourselves!
For the reception, we wanted to continue with the theme of contrasting textures. Metal-framed tables and chairs were draped in organic hand-dyed fabric. Leather chargers and copper flatware pulled in shades of rust and tinted napkins and taper candles added pops of cabernet to the tabletop. Multiple floral arrangements complimented our organic style in both shape and texture, adding the perfect mix of bold shapes with delicate stems. Acrylic accents and yarn chairbacks added the final, personal touches to the table.
Our couple, an actual bride and groom, allowed us to capture the affection and real moments between the two. We love nothing more than producing shoots with real couples! We wanted to highlight the authenticity of The Workshop itself; we sought out unique locations for our bride and groom portraits, such as the vintage phone booths and rusted corolla that sits outside the shop entrance.
Photographer: Jana Scott Photography | Venue: The Workshop | Design + Decor: B Events | Floral Design: Daniel Vaughn Designs | Photo Booth: Wink! Photo booths | Rentals: Best Event Rentals + State College Bench Rental | Calligraphy: More Than Words By Michelle | Dress: Diamonds and Lace Bridal | Menswear: Connections | Hair + Makeup: BMSHL Beauty | DJ: Mint DJ Events | Mixologist: J. Rose Bartending