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Inspiration behind this shoot:

Based in the heart of Birmingham we found a hidden gem of a venue in the Hockley district of the city, home to the famous Jewellery Quarter. Iron House is surrounded by original Victorian Architecture which can be seen at the venue’s entrance and follows through to the bare brick walls and iron framed windows on the inside.

Inspired by our love of the city and its industrial qualities we wanted to show the raw beauty it can create as an alternative backdrop to a wedding.

Modern Industrial Photo Shoot

Key details of the shoot and why they were chosen:

We were keen to use a real couple for this shoot and capture the natural chemistry between them. Sarah and Dave were originally due to get married in April 2021 but had to cancel due to Covid restrictions. Being able to give them the spotlight for the day and see the pure love they have for one another was amazing. The day was filled with laughter and the whole team fed off their energy and excitement for one another.

We also sourced an all Midlands based team of suppliers to bring this shoot together, ensuring we had people on board who also had passion and a love for the city.

Modern Industrial Photo Shoot

Colour palette and how it was tied together with all the suppliers:

We wanted warm, rich tones to complement the harsh materials used in the construction, whilst at

the same time softening the edges with wild floral arrangements and fabrics.

Our concept board gave us a clear visual representation of this, and as it built, we knew the suppliers we wanted to call on to bring the vision to life. Our concept board was shared to all involved to give a clear visual guide of what we wanted to achieve.

Modern Industrial Photo Shoot

Tips for creating this look:

For the bridal look keep makeup focused on natural skin with a bold lip and brow, and hair is to be

kept simple with loose waves to further compliment the natural, unstructured vibe.

Bride gown needs to be sleek, unfussy, and slim fit gown. Add in a little texture for the groom with a tweed three-piece suit and a bold necktie.

Florals need to be wild and unstructured installations and meadow planters, filled with greenery and the occasional pop of colour from the chosen flowers.

Make the stationary, personal and relevant to the time. For us the “Oh Bojo” sign was a perfect touch for what the wedding industry was facing at that time.

Pick a venue with raw features and bags of character. Don’t worry about its imperfections, simply embrace and work with them for a quirky and unique style.

Modern Industrial Photo Shoot

Meet The Team!

Concept & Planning – The Wedding Bubble

Venue – Iron House

Hair & Makeup – Sarah Russel MUA 

Dress & Suit- The Dressing Rooms

Florist – Little Garden Flowers 

Stylist – Junie Poonie 

Photography – Story Cabin

Film – RM Wedding Films