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The urban industrial wedding, a trend that started a few years ago, is taking over hunty. If you sweat this aesthetic on a daily basis, keep it 100 and get this look for your big party.

Yes, it is a bookstore. Ready for a woke and affordable wedding day? You can buy the tulle at this Etsy store.

Yes, it is a bookstore. Ready for a woke and affordable wedding day? You can buy the tulle at this Etsy store located in Pasadena, CA.

If you are a city couple at heart and adore wide raw spaces with exposed brick, an urban industrial wedding is for you. Get inspired by these lit ideas for your decor and even your dress. The most fab thing about these spaces is that they can marry any wedding theme you can dream of: vintage, organic, glam, classic, rustic or boho. They all exude this fine vibe filled with the finesse you want for your special day.

An industrial wedding is a great theme for non-traditional and unconventional couples who feel that raw spaces, like basements or unique venues, represent them best. Refurbished factories with exposed brick, straight lines, old pipes, earthy and moody color palettes are at the core of the urban industrial wedding. Decorate these spaces with easy finds and affordable materials. Steal these decor ideas that are taking over hunty and rock the industrial wedding vibe in style!

Choosing your Color Palette

The beauty of an industrial space is that it lends itself to any color palette and it makes it truly memorable. Consider the effect you would like to achieve. Boho brides may add whimsical and vibrant pops of color, go for pale blues or neutrals like ivory of gray for a more vintage look, or glamify with metallics. Choose a dark moody color palette for a downright impressive venue decor.

Loving these silver wine bottles. Perfect centerpiece to brighten up your industrial wedding soiree.

Loving these silver wine bottles. Perfect centerpiece to brighten up your industrial wedding soiree. Via an Etsy shop in Muncie, Indiana.

Spectacular Decor for an Urban Industrial Wedding

These raw spaces are non-traditional and unique. Many of them are factories, power stations, old churches, or even lofts with ample and open spaces that can look cold yet sober. They are a total declaration of independence from traditions that allow us to create spectacular effects and dramatic decorations. For example, the The Fermenting Cellar in Toronto, ON is an ideal setting for an industrial wedding.

The contrast of the hanging chandelier against the galvanized columns and the exposed cement bricks is worthy of the most sophisticated industrial weddings. The flowy pale blue table runner adds a touch of softness to the stark beauty of this old distillery.

This wedding has all kinds of dramatic glam that contrast with the raw urban space. Venue The Fermenting Cellar in Toronto, ON. Photo by Purple Tree Photography.

This wedding has all kinds of dramatic glam that contrast with the raw urban space. Venue The Fermenting Cellar in Toronto, ON. Photo by Purple Tree Photography.

Hanging strings of light bulbs and candles make for both an impressive and budget-friendly ceremony background. Toronto Wedding at The Fermenting Cellar from Jenn and Dave Stark.

Hanging strings of light bulbs and candles make for both an impressive and budget-friendly ceremony background. Toronto Wedding at The Fermenting Cellar from Jenn and Dave Stark.




At first glance, the light bulbs or lamps installation over the wedding tables manage to give that urban and original touch to this outdoor industrial style reception at Horton Plaza Park in San Diego, CA.

Get inspired by this urban-chic reception at the Horton Plaza Park captured by Willmus Weddings.

Get inspired by this urban-chic reception at the Horton Plaza Park captured by Willmus Weddings.

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Even if the wedding is hosted at an alternative venue, there’s no need to ditch the sweetness of the floral arrangements. We are loving the vintage rustic industrial vibe of this tablescape at a very urban setting. Def steal-worthy!

Fabulous industrial chic decor in pink and dusty blue with pops of moody tones.

Fabulous industrial chic decor in pink and dusty blue with pops of moody tones.

We have chosen this image because not everything is dark and somber at an urban industrial wedding. This white industrial reception decor pops with swoon-worthy details of greenery garlands and bright fuchsias on the flowers and napkins. All beautifully integrated and contrasting with the polished cement and white brick walls.

Lakeland Haus 820 is an urban industrial wedding venue in Tampa Bay, Florida. Loving the modern green and fuchsia vibe. Via marrymetampabay.

Lakeland Haus 820 is an urban industrial wedding venue in Tampa Bay, Florida. Loving the modern green and fuchsia vibe. Via marrymetampabay.

The Exact Details for the Perfect Urban Industrial Wedding

An industrial wedding often seems undone and unstructured, but it is the exact opposite. For this wedding style, the details are of extreme importance and each corner and space must be well thought out and impeccably executed.

Wood, wrought iron, and cement are amongst the most used materials at an industrial wedding. Think construction materials from home improvement and supply stores. Another good source of decorations for these weddings are antique shops and flea markets that often feature furniture, art and metallic knick-knacks. All the perfect addition to the most on point details for an original, modern and urban industrial wedding decor.

All you need for this industrial-inspired decor are cinder blocks and candles. Ultra creative and affordable. Photographer: Julien Bonjour.

All you need for this industrial-inspired decor are cinder blocks and candles. Ultra creative and affordable. Photographer: Julien Bonjour.

Related: Nine Must-See Industrial Wedding Venues in New York

Urban Industrial Wedding Ideas

Here are some serious ideas that are the icing on the cake for your bash to look spectacular and on fleek. Industrial weddings are modern and budget-friendly. The venues are more affordable, and you can DIY some lit structures as decor. Sometimes, all you’ll need is baby’s breath in aluminum containers.

Three-panel hand-painted mural in pastel tones for your urban industrial wedding ceremony background that can be repurposed as home decor. And one of the most woke wedding memories ever.

Three-panel hand-painted mural in pastel tones for your urban industrial wedding ceremony background that can be repurposed as home decor. And one of the most woke wedding memories ever.

Religious ceremony decor industrial style. The industrial wedding aesthetic of unexpected places like this brewery is definitely on point. Three-panel hand-painted mural for the ceremony background that can be repurposed as home decor. And one of the most woke wedding mementos ever.

Ready to plan your urban industrial wedding?

 

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Take note of these lit backyard wedding ideas as they will come in handy when planning yours; and they are very budget-friendly!

These backyard wedding ideas will steal your heart. Simple, affordable and totally lit!

These backyard wedding ideas will steal your heart. Simple, affordable and totally lit!

Move over huge bash, intimate receptions are the new trend in town. So, we bring you a ton of backyard wedding ideas that are fire! Most couples today prefer the intimacy of a small event with framily rather than shelling out their hard earned moolah on an impressive soiree to celebrate their union. And nothing says cozy and unique like your own backyard.

Check out these Pinterest-worthy backyard wedding ideas and pick the ones that suit you the most! Or check out this guide if you need directions on how to plan a backyard wedding from scratch!

Backyard Wedding Ideas for the Most Lit Party Ever

  • A wonderful gift for those warmer ceremonies is to offer paper fans, tiny monogrammed bottles of water, or adorable parasails.
  • Another divine idea to keep your guests comfortable, would be to offer some lemon eucalyptus oil bug spray. Add some natural pesticides to your decor like sprigs of rosemary, lavender, mint, and thyme. And don’t forget a few citronella candles or torches!



A simple hanging basket for your guests to help themselves to some bug spray.

A simple hanging basket for your guests to help themselves to some bug spray.

Achieve a rustic or vintage look with a ladder, votive candles and flowers in mason jars. Simple backyard wedding ideas.

Achieve a rustic or vintage look with a ladder, votive candles and flowers in mason jars. Simple backyard wedding ideas.

  • Naked and semi-naked cakes are TD and will be your best bet for a flawless backyard wedding. Less cooling and maintenance than their buttercream counterpart.
  • Add a grazing food station to wow your guests. They feature a variety of cold cuts, breads, fruits and cheeses and are a pretty new addition to the wedding scene.
  • As for your drinks: you can get creative with your cooling options. decorative flower pots with bags of ice are clever coolers; freeze fruits and berries in ice cubes and to make a fun chilled punch; for those ale and beer lovers grab an on-ice beer dispenser. Keep your guests cool with a help yourself lemonade stand or ice-cream bar.
Delight your guests with lemonade served from twin juice dispensers!

Delight your guests with lemonade served from twin juice dispensers!

Wrap your trees in string lights and add a few tall tables. Downright fab.

Wrap your trees in string lights and add a few tall tables. Downright fab.




  • Create a canopy of string lights in the backyard. Affordable and TD!
  • Backyard wedding ideas that are taking over hunty: turn a mirror into a welcome sign. Write on it and place it on an easel at your home’s entryway.

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For those holding their nuptials in the cooler months; think strategically placed heating lamps and warm, fuzzy flannel blankets as wedding favors; your guests will love you for those.

  • A great give-away for the ladies a bucket filled with high heel protectors to prevent them from sinking into the grass or scuffing their shoes with rocks and all. And save on a dance floor!
Add a cute little note to your blanket basket. Check out these winter backyard wedding ideas.

Add a cute little note to your blanket basket. Check out these winter backyard wedding ideas.

Fall backyard wedding ideas: Did anybody say glam Halloween?

Fall backyard wedding ideas: Did anybody say glam Halloween?

  • Try to embrace the natural setting. Giant floral wreaths made from silk or fresh flowers can add an air of romantic drama. Need a DIY? Check it out!
  • A backyard hack that is definitely lit – pun intended – line your garden with rope lighting. Perfect for an evening bash and it’s waterproof!
  • Creating giant elegant floral walls out of silk and paper flowers; serves as another way to separate space and can act as a photo backdrop. Two for one!
Yay for these boho chic mismatched chairs backyard wedding ideas. Photo: Elizabeth Wells Photography.

Yay for these boho chic mismatched chairs backyard wedding ideas. Photo: Elizabeth Wells Photography.

No need for a kitchen when you bring in the most adorable food truck! Photo: Daniel Milligan Photography.

No need for a kitchen when you bring in the most adorable food truck! Photo: Daniel Milligan Photography.

  • If your arrangements are in need of some living up, try adding some moody colors as they looks amazing with almost any floral choice. From Photo Booth decor to reception tables; moody colors are taking over hunty.
  • Weaving greenery across the back of the ceremony chair or along the table and placing small flowers along the will make a great statement.
  • Remember paper and silk doesn’t mean cheap. It’s practical and with the right touch can have your entire ceremony lit. Being diligent can save your budget.
Folding tables and chairs, string lights and buntings for a very festive wedding in your own backyard.

Folding tables and chairs, string lights and buntings for a very festive wedding in your own backyard.

So, toss out the notion, that to plan a backyard wedding on a budget is all shabby with very little chic and tell us which one of these backyard wedding ideas did you like best?

 

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Who doesn’t need a backdrop, ever? Today we bring you 3 fab tutorials that will show you how to make a wedding backdrop step by step! Let’s get started!

How to make a fabric backdrop: ombré fabric, wooden dowel and a glue gun!

How to make a fabric backdrop: ombré fabric, wooden dowel and a glue gun!

Looking for some TD inspiration and easy tutorials to make a wedding backdrop? We’ve got you covered! These DIY wedding backdrops are lit without breaking the bank.

The wedding backdrop can be used at the wedding altar or with the photo booth. Definitely one of the most captured areas on your big day, it adds a whole lot of creativity to your wedding while showcasing your personality and style.

Wedding Backdrop Placement Ideas

Wedding backdrops are often used to decorate different event spaces. Besides the ceremony and photo booth areas, they can be used for photo ops of the bride and groom with their guests. Or as a background to the cake and dessert table, wedding favors and even the guest book table.

The number of styles and variety of wedding backdrops is truly endless. You can make them out of ribbons, balloons, origami, feathers, paper, lights. Basically whatever strikes your fancy, plus you can assemble one by mixing and matching a few of these materials.

When properly done, wedding backdrops are beautiful and captivating but hiring a decorator to install them for you could outside of your wedding budget. So, let’s check out these step by step tutorials to make a wedding backdrop and install it all by yourself!

Go big or go home. DIY the best chiffon fabric ceremony backdrop ever!

Go big or go home. DIY the best chiffon fabric ceremony backdrop ever!

Giant white balloons float atop this breathtaking silver streamer ceremony backdrop in Richmond, VA. Kim Stockwell Photography.

Giant white balloons float atop this breathtaking silver streamer ceremony backdrop in Richmond, VA. Kim Stockwell Photography.

How to Make a Wedding Backdrop: Yay for Crepe Paper!

This lit and colorful crepe paper wedding backdrop DIY is simpler than you think. Unless you want to go with the colors on the photo, you’ll have the additional task of choosing four colors.

Crepe paper sheets are usually 7.5ft long which should give you a height of 30 ft. If your wedding venue has much taller ceilings, you may want to add one more color section. As long as they touch the floor, they will keep their shape.

Materials for 6 wide streamers:

  • 8 Crepe Paper Sheets 20” x 7.5 ft. two per color: pink, yellow, sky blue and blue.
  • Scissors
  • Clear glue
Tip: Pick colors that go together, your guests will be amazed with this crepe paper backdrop! Check out the tutorial on the blog.

Tip: Pick colors that go together, your guests will be amazed with this crepe paper backdrop!

Step 1: Cut off two sections of crepe paper for each sheet (about 6″-7″ wide)

Step 2: Leave folded as they are, and starting on one side cut fringes evenly spaced. Don’t worry if they are not perfect but leave some space uncut in the center.

Step 3: Flip and do the same on the other side.

Step 4: Repeat steps 1 to 3 for each one of the crepe paper sheet colors.

Step 5: Glue each section to another of a different color (in the same order) to create several very long multicolored fringed streamers.

Step 6: Unroll and separate the layers and let them open with their weight. Pull with your fingers lightly, if needed.

Step 7: Hang your streamers, twist them and party on!

You can hang them from a wooden stick, twisted rope or dowel rod or glue them straight to the ceiling with glue dots. The more secure, the better.




A step by step tutorial to make a wedding backdrop just like this one!

A step by step tutorial to make a wedding backdrop just like this one!

Want more boho inspo than this giant dream catcher as a wedding backdrop?

Want more boho inspo than this giant dream catcher as a wedding backdrop? Get yours at Etsy.

Balloon Streamer Backdrop Tutorial

To complement this simple and decorative balloon streamer wedding backdrop you should choose streamers or ribbons in matching tones. These streamers can be made out of fabric cutouts or traditional ribbons or paper streamers, ideally in neutral colors. If you want to make a more glam wedding backdrop you may add some silver or gold streamers.

Materials

  • Balloons
  • Streamers and/or ribbons
  • Rope or plastic rod
  • Thread
How to make a wedding backdrop step by step tutorials: balloons with streamers.

How to make a wedding backdrop step by step tutorials: balloons with streamers.

Step 1: Place a stretched out rope or rod to serve as the base.

Step 2: Inflate the balloons. No helium needed.

Step 3: Attach the paper streamers and ribbons to the balloon with the thread.

Step 4: Finally tie the balloons together with their “tassels” to the rope. Try not to leave too much of an open space between them. Simple, colorful and decorative.

Make the most unforgettable memories in front of this Photo Booth background . White balloons and streamers wedding backdrop tutorials.

Make the most unforgettable memories in front of this Photo Booth background . White balloons and streamers wedding backdrop tutorials.

If you are into origami you can thread these delicate creations to make a wedding backdrop that is fire.

If you are into origami you can thread these delicate creations to make a wedding backdrop that is fire.

Paper airplane garlands make for original wedding backdrops to traveling couples or pilots.

Paper airplane garlands make for original wedding backdrops to traveling couples or pilots. Via Etsy.

How to Make a Ribbon Backdrop in Minutes

This drop-dead gorgeous ribbon backdrop can be tackled in a very short time. To help you with the number of ribbon spools you will need, first pick your ribbon width and backdrop height (or needed ribbon length plus a couple of inches). That way, if the ribbon height is 15ft. and each spool is 2” wide x 10 yards long, you will need 36 spools per each 6’ backdrop section. Let’s start gathering the materials we’ll need.

Materials:

  • Nylon rope
  • Spools of decorative ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Optional: String lights
How to make a multi-color ribbon backdrop in minutes. ;)

How to make a multi-color ribbon backdrop in minutes. 😉

Make sure the ribbons do touch the floor, otherwise you won’t get the desired effect (and won’t be happy with it). Feel free to incorporate some metallic ribbons for effect.

Step 1: Cut the nylon rope to the desired length. The one on the photo is 25 ft. long.

Step 2: Unroll the ribbons and cut them to the desired length.

Step 3: To attach the ribbon to the rope, fold the end of each ribbon around the rope and secure with the hot glue gun.

Step 4: Continue attaching ribbons mixing the colors with no space left between strand and strand.

Step 5: Hang your masterpiece.

Step 6: The final touch. Complement this simple and youthful ribbon backdrop with some hanging string lights. Voila!

Discover how to make a ribbon backdrop like this one in minutes. It will make for the most instaworthy pics!

Discover how to make a ribbon backdrop like this one in minutes. It will make for the most instaworthy pics!

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Streamers and round paper fans glued to a frame for a fun photo backdrop. Photography by Studio Eleven Weddings.

Streamers and round paper fans glued to a frame for a fun photo backdrop. Photography by Studio Eleven Weddings.

Make a wedding backdrop and surprise your guests with your creativity and flair. We guarantee your wedding photos will be on point and unique with these original pieces. Now, would you like to check out how to make fab wooden ladder decorations?

 

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