Thursday, April 05, 2012


The concept of 'Industrial Rustic' has been around since 2009. It has been mostly applied to homes, coffee shoppes, bookstores, and other business spaces, but rarely applied to weddings. Try Googling 'industrial rustic' and you will be directed to basic rustic setups instead. Industrial Rustic is putting together old things & rustic elements in a modern setting. The end product is something that is cozy and inviting, creating a relaxed and casual atmosphere.

In the set up below, we used old elements (naturally weathered wooden finials bought from a now-defunct carving shop in Paete) & industrial (galvanized iron frames & glass vases) to create a setup that is both functional and thematic. The lamps, although entirely new, were chosen for their design which helped advance the feel of an outdoor reception despite this event being held indoors.

For the couple's area, we employed a hedge wall with wooden bird cages and planters to recreate a garden-in-the-city vibe and for the cake table, we were able to get hold of this deliciously pretty fabric that went well with the jars filled with dried moss & succulent cacti. Again, more finials were scattered on all the tables. For a touch of femininity, dried Lavender sprigs were placed on every table napkin - a hint of the things to come during the evening celebration.

Of course, like in any wedding reception setup, do not forget the mood lights and be very very generous with the candles on the tables. Remember, candlelight makes everyone look prettier. ^_^

Styling: Vatel Manila
Customized Items: {etc} Handmade Goodness
Caterer: Josiah's Catering
Location: The Mango Farm

Photos courtesy of Jaja Samaniego | Wedding & Lifestyle Photography

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