A Minimalist Industrial Winter Wedding with Romantic Blush and Burgundy Accents
Have fun with the planning process and make it uniquely you and your love through every little detail. It is okay to change things up from the way they are always done and it's even okay if not everyone likes what you have done.
Morgan and Tyler knew each other while at college in Ohio, but it wasn’t until two weeks before Tyler’s graduation that he asked her out. As Morgan says, “The rest is history.”
With their design backgrounds, their wedding aesthetic was essential to them. They created a mood board together and came up with overall themes and words for their wedding day. Minimal, modern, organic, industrial and romantic. In Morgan’s words, “We referred back to this mood board at most every decision during our planning process.”
When working with a minimal design, it is difficult to resist the temptation of Pinterest and wedding blogs. Morgan and Tyler were ruthless and only included truly meaningful details. They explained it saying “There is something so beautiful about stripping down anything that doesn't matter to focus on what is truly important.”
Both lovers of neutrals, they kept to a limited palette with the only color being brought in through the florals. They worked together on a wedding logo and a floral pattern that served as the envelope liner, welcome bag accent and fabric overlay for the cake. Their shared design was carried throughout their wedding details: Save the Dates and invitations, coffee favors, menus, seating display and table numbers, signage and, most loved of all, custom espresso cups.
The first essential choice was their venue- finding a space that would accomplish their industrial, romantic, modern vision. Morgan and Tyler selected Accelerator Space for both its character and natural light-filled interior that would allow for their minimalist design to shine.
Finding a dress proved to be more challenging to Morgan’s design aesthetic. She explained the process saying, “When I started the dress search, I actually had something completely different in mind. Much to my surprise, nothing I tried on felt quite like me until I tried on the Theia “Daria” gown. I love the simplicity and timelessness of the dress and completely fell in love with the open back. Looking through our pictures, I think it was the perfect choice for our minimalist vibe!”
To complement the effortless elegance of Morgan's dress, her bridesmaids wore dresses from Show Me Your Mumu in the perfectly neutral color "Crisp." Morgan wanted the dresses to serve as a textured backdrop for the colorful bouquets from Petals by the Shore.
Tyler and his guys wore slim-fit black suits from The Black Tux to contribute to the minimalist, stylish vibe of their wedding.
Mikayla Herrick, a Seattle photographer and admirer of Morgan’s work reached out to Morgan when she heard about their engagement. They met up in New York City for engagement photos and Mikayla and her husband, Brice, travelled to DC the wedding. Mikayla’s style perfectly matched Morgan and Tyler’s aesthetic and they worked closely to design the lighting and mood for the photography.
Lush florals were one of the top priorities for their wedding day to balance the minimal design. The floral designs by Kelly Shore of Petals by the Shore were the perfect pop of color and the huge bridal bouquet contrasted the simplicity of Morgan’s dress. Smilax crawled up and across the wall behind the head table to create a dramatic backdrop for the reception. Carefully spaced centerpieces created a visual balance to the long tables placed in rows and small bud vases and mercury glass votives filled in the spaces.
Morgan and Tyler wanted a large-scale piece of abstract art to serve as the backdrop for their ceremony. We tried out a variety of ideas until Morgan contacted her good friend Addison Tossey. His six-foot square black painting created the perfect accent to their ceremony and was given to them as a surprise wedding gift at the end of the evening.
Another priority was to offer guests artisan coffee from an espresso cart through their reception. Pie Time Baltimore came through with incredible espresso drinks featuring a range of custom options. It became the gathering place for guests throughout the evening.
The Smith Island Cake by SugarBakers with it’s simple white frosting mimicked the simplicity of Morgan’s dress and was a “slice of home” for Morgan as it is near to where she grew up.
Morgan and Tyler departed to a tunnel of guests waving flags designed by Morgan declaring it to be “The Best Day Ever.”
We were fortunate to work with Harrison Wedding Films on Morgan and Tyler's wedding. They create wedding films that give us goosebumps every time. Take a minute to see how they captured Morgan and Tyler's gorgeous wedding.
All images by Mikayla Herrick Photography.
Here is the full gallery from Morgan and Tyler's Wedding.
Venue: Accelerator Space
Photography: Mikayla Herrick
Videography: Harrison Wedding Films
Planning: A. Griffin Events
Caterer: Rouge Catering
Florist: Petals by the Shore
Hair Stylist: Alison Harper & Co
Make Up Artist: Erica Basha Bridal
Cake: Sugar Bakers Cakes
Artisan Espresso Cart: Pie Time Baltimore
Draping and Lighting: Event Dynamics
Dress: Theia Couture
Dress Boutique: Ellie’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Suits: The Black Tux