Your wedding style is Enneagram Type 8, The Challenger. You feel right at home in places with lots of possibilities – bare-bones industrial romance. You’re the one among your friends whose neck is always craning to admire unique architectural details. You love exploring older neighborhoods, marveling over the flourishes, angles, and worn edges of lost places. Your venue will most likely reflect your love of spaces with former lives. Perhaps a renovated warehouse in the trendiest loop of the city will catch your eye?
Your event is all about juxtaposition. Raw with polished. Hard lines with soft colors. Airy installations with bold colors. Lace done modern. All of this to the tune of lush florals, and greenery G A L O R E.
Accented against the design elements of your venue will create an atmosphere that is perfectly you. Your wedding day will be a showstopper – starting with your wedding day look. We love laid back look the from a recent micro wedding shoot at The Colab, outside of Cleveland in Lakewood. Edgy meets soft, sleek metals meet textured florals, and dresses with clean lines are paired with vintage hats and relaxed beachy waves.
Ohioans are lucky to have so many brewery options around the state. Many of them are housed in large historical buildings whose original beauty and charm have been preserved making them the perfect choice for celebrations.
Cincinnati has a long history of beer brewing established in 1812 along the banks of the Ohio River. The city has been experiencing a renaissance in the craft over the last decade and Rhinegeist Brewery is one of the industry leaders. Rhinegeist is a unique gem in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.
Kristen Folzenlogen, owner and head designer at Poeme in Cincinnati, brought to life the wedding stationery for a summer wedding at Rhinegeist. The couple’s wanted to create an industrial-chic vibe with a bit of whimsy and lots of romance! For the invitation and day-of details, Kristen created a modern wedding monogram with watercolor details in bright magenta and poppy pink on luxe cotton stock. Menus, table numbers, and cocktail napkins followed from a singular vision of industrial meets romance.
The Clubhouse at Rhinegeist was transformed with an abundance of rich pink florals and lots of greenery giving it a lush garden vibe. Floral installations over exposed bricks, dense cafe lights strung from rustic wooden beams, lots of natural light, and weathered pine floors add a warm ambiance to the urban space.
Megan Noll Photography | Rhinegeist Brewery
For the bride who loves a juxtaposition, Annie McGinty, founder and head stylist at Ivory & Ash Bridal suggests two wedding dresses from designer Karen Willis Holmes. Both the Elodie and the Bridget have luxe trains paired with architectural design elements. The fabric and cut of these gowns are super flattering! These dresses highlight the beauty of the shoulder and shape of the body.
Elodie is for the bride who wants a modern, laid back look. The statement lattice print lace and fitted skirt features a front split with tulle insert. We love the sweetheart neckline and the way the dress falls so elegantly to the floor.
Bridget’s panelled skirt unfurls like water with flattering seamlines. It finishes with a dramatic train. The side cut outs add drama and a hint of geometry to the look.
From Karen Willis Holmes:
Draped in a stretch crepe, Bridget features a high neckline with a racer-back and sexy statement cut-outs at the waist. The fitted skirt is paneled with flattering seamlines and flares out to a dramatic train.
We love the way Annie styled the Bridget dress at a recent microwedding shoot at The CoLab. Adding a transparent cape with scalloped edged in silver adds a juxtaposition of glam to edgy.
Tanya R. Hartman, owner of Gilded Social in Columbus, suggests dressing your bridesmaids in the WToo Bridesmaids by Watters collection. The lines are long and clean with hints of the ethereal. The Watters line is known for its versatility and relaxed vibe. They recently introduced a new crepe fabric called Melody Georgette along with many new styles for the modern wedding party.
Whatever your show stopping moments at your wedding, Type 8, enjoy every second of it! Make sure you communicate to your photographer what details and shots are important to capture and trust them to seek out the spontaneous moments that are often the most memorable!
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