We’re talking unique, unusual venues all month long on Polka Dot Wedding and what could be more unique than a warehouse? Today’s editorial will make you think of steel beams and cement floors in an entirely new way and really, could there ever be a better way of starting off a Wednesday than with a hit of stunning inspiration?
The brainchild of wedding stylist (and planner!) Til Death Events, this shoot took place at Brisbane warehouse turned event venue, The Refinery. The mood? “We wanted to work with the edgy existing style in the space whilst still creating a feeling of whimsy and romance” says stylist Danielle, who also pulled in the talents for floral designer Bloodwood Botanica and photographer Tennille Fink to bring her vision to life.
Our models, Caitlin Napier of Katz Management (who wore a two-piece gown with pleated skirt from The Babushka Ballerina to complement the modern vibe (with hair and makeup by The Beauty Case) and Adam Koudi (who donned a classic black tux from Wil Valor) swishing their way through the setting as newlyweds. The pair enjoying the decadent cake buffet (with treats by The Refinery and Passiontree Velvet) beautifully toned to match the colour scheme. And of course, there were paper treats – these beauties designed by Luxe Stationery Design.
Two long kings tables were the focus of the look, the furniture pieces of AVIdeas complementing the tableware of The Supper Club. Danielle explains “At the time I was really into block colours with pastel highlights and I wanted to work with the existing black and white palette at The Refinery. I wanted to incorporate this theme of purity and love into the styling as well as those beautiful soft pink tones throughout to contrast the modern black and white base.” Soft, minimal floral centrepieces contrasted with blush crockery and black flatware. Wire shapes adorned with architectural blooms and bold signage. This was a look about contrasts and beauty and really, in a time where any space can be a wedding venue, don’t editorials like this just fill you with all the good ideas?