Industrial styling is one of the most popular styles in weddings right now with so much versatility and lots of mix and match opportunities, it offers bucket loads of  inspiration to couples who are keen to get away from the traditional wedding ‘look’ and ‘feel’ and go for a theme that’s cool and reflects their own style. With more and more couples turning to Instagram and Pinterest for inspirational images to plan their day, it’s hardly surprising that this super cool theme is a big hitter this year.  It not only looks great, but is surprisingly easy to add a lot of small industrial details to your already industrial styled wedding venue or overall theme.

Exposed red brick walls, structural metal beams, timeworn wooden workbenches – these are the hallmarks of industrial chic style, especially when coupled with exposed Edison bulbs. Did we mention it’s super hot for weddings right now?

If you want to perfectly balance contemporary city style and industrial influences but still strike a romantic note with your finished reception décor, then this might be the perfect theme for you! An obvious way to have an industrial styled wedding is to choose an industrial venue. Failing that, here’s how to source the industrial chic style for your own big day.

Wedding signs double up as beautiful decorations and backdrops as well as sometimes having a practical use. To introduce an industrial chic twist, aim for signs with reclaimed wood effect planks and letterpress-style type. A little wear and tear will add authenticity, so embrace any knocked corners, peeling paint and marks.

A stack of old crates decorated with empty gin bottles, greenery and candles fills an large empty space beautifully and is quick cheap and easy to do it yourself. Collecting the gin bottles can be a lot of fun too!

Somewhere in your industrial chic décor you must include metallics. Copper and rose gold were popular last year, and as a trend these glinting tones are set to stay. One way to inject the warming tones that those bare brick walls in your industrial styled wedding venue needs, is through gold or copper table decorations mixed with lots of foliage and of course candles candles candles!

Did someone say oversized, illuminated letters? Yes, they are quite possibly the most popular wedding lighting trend and yes, you absolutely can include them in your industrial chic theme! Choose options with larger bulbs, metal casings and angular designs for the best effect.

An Industrial styled backdrop for the ceremony room is another way to wow your guests with your sense of style and coolness! Go for something big and simple, preferably metal or raw wood with hanging lights or lots of foliage.

Haarlem Mill, set in the stunning Derbyshire countryside ticks all these boxes and more and for anybody looking for that industrial styled wedding venue in Derbyshire this is a number one choice for newly engaged couples.

Haarlem Mill