ON LOCATION: Industry 828 in Indianapolis, Ind. // PHOTO CREDIT: Rakoteet Photography

Step aside traditional wedding spots. Move over banquet halls and farmsteads. We’re looking for something new and exciting this season, and we’ve found it with modern, trendy warehouse venues.

Today’s Snappening Lovin’ Local blog series post features a hip couple, in an equally hip spot – Industry 828, an Indianapolis warehouse venue that served as the backdrop for their wedding styled shoot organized and designed by Danielle Lea of Events by D. Nicole and planned by Kai Taylor of A Planned Affair.

The brick walls, concrete floors, tall ceilings, vintage window designs and open floor plan are just some of the unique features warehouse venues offer modern brides.

Danielle and her team of exceptional vendors transformed the space at Industry 828 to create this one-of-a-kind warehouse venue styled wedding shoot with lots of fresh flowers and greenery, luxurious tablescapes and laser-cut signage designs.

Can’t wait to show you all the details! Let’s walk through this beautiful warehouse space together. (You can see a complete list of vendors and a full photo gallery at the bottom of this post).

ON LOCATION: Industry 828 in Indianapolis, Ind. // PHOTO CREDIT: Rakoteet Photography

The Warehouse Venue

This professional styled shoot took place at Industry 828. Like most industrial venues, some of the outstanding characteristics of this warehouse-style space include the brick walls, exposed wooden ceiling structure and beams, concrete floors, open floor plan and tall ceilings.

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Event designer, Danielle Lea of Events by D. Nicole, Kai Taylor of A Planned Affair and their complete vendor team creatively transformed this raw space into a stylish modern wedding design. Brides can do the same with their own warehouse spaces. The pewter metal chairs are the perfect industrial touch for wedding ceremony seating. The wide glass windows offer a ton of natural light for gorgeous photos and beautiful sunsets.

Warehouse venues typically come with a rich history and unique design that add to the guest experience. The simple and open floor plan allows for unique décor concepts and flexible furniture layouts. Here, Industry 828 combines the industrial experience with soft touches such as fresh flowers, greenery and a loving couple to capture the essence of what’s truly possible in a space such as this.

Old buildings tend to have more stories in them than the newer buildings, but can also come with unique challenges. When brides look for similar warehouse venues, factors to consider include heating and cooling, noise and echoes, venue style and cleanliness, parking and vendor logistics.

Brides can find a list of several types of private venues on Snappening.

Don’t forget the lace details. // PHOTO CREDIT: Rakoteet Photography

A Perfect Dress for Walking Down the Aisle…Warehouse Style

The bride looks gorgeous in her white mermaid-style dress sourced by Beloved Brides Boutique and designed by Lilian West.

It’s layered with all-over lace motifs that flow down the length of the dress creating romantic movement. The bride is sure to be the center of attention, especially in a warehouse venue setting.


The dress is designed with spaghetti straps that glide from the horizontal scalloped neckline to the mid-back. The front chest and back of the dress have a layer of elegant lace with large floral patterns. The edges of the lace layer have a classy fringe edge. The fabric covered round buttons closure add a vintage element to the dress, and tie in the venue setting.

The groom also stands out in his burgundy suit by ASOS that coordinates with the overall décor. His charisma and her elegance create romantic sparks that are impossible to ignore.

Besides Beloved Brides Boutique and ASOS, similar mermaid-style wedding dresses can be found online at Kenneth Winston. Similar formalwear for the groom can be found at Perfect Tux. No worries if you are in the early stage of planning and have not decided on a type of dress. Here’s a Wedding Dress 101 glossary that will guide you to find your perfect style.

The touching tablescape is a focal point. // PHOTO CREDIT: Rakoteet Photography

Warehouse Venue Tablescape Ideas

Danielle Lea of Events by D. Nicole and Uncommonly Styled transformed this raw warehouse space into a stylish modern wedding venue—especially in the way of tablescape design. What makes warehouse venues great, is the freedom it gives event designers to incorporate lots of exciting details with a limitless tablescape palette.

There are two, equally elegant table designs featured in this styled shoot.

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The first, the half table for two (designed as a bride and groom sweetheart table) is covered with an ivory-colored Valentina lace linen (by LGI Linens) table cloth with a layer of glittery lace detail. It immediately elevates the overall design. The color palette for this styled shoot includes white, burgundy and purple with complementary greens in floral design. The gorgeous flower centerpieces by A Bride’s Choice Florist in rich, fall colors and the greenery arch with additional florals are perfect for energizing a warehouse venue.

Multiple elements and subtle details make up the stunning reception table. Each place setting alternates detail between each guest. One of the two types of plate settings includes a purple woven placemat with a plain white plate.

The second has a metallic gold-colored charger plate at the bottom and a complementary white plate with gold floral patterns. For both, the top plate is a shimmer rose gold glass plate with a neatly folded maroon cloth napkin as a finishing touch. The place settings on the guest table for this wedding shoot are provided by Uncommonly Styled.

Danielle adds:

My favorite part was designing the guest table. There were so many elements on the table that inspired me. From the rich colors in the flowers to the elevated stands they sat on; the use of different place settings vs. the traditional styling…I was inspired by the idea that our table design would offer an elegance to the otherwise industrial environment. We wanted to create something that was very romantic, yet modern because it didn’t necessarily fit the traditional wedding design.

The wedding cake by RhiRhi Cakes. // PHOTO CREDIT: Rakoteet Photography

Warehouse Venue Wow-Worthy Wedding Cake Ideas

Warehouse-Venue-Cake2-SnappeningThe cake is another (equally) important element of any wedding…amiright wedding guests?

Cake maker RhiRhi Cakes commented:

We wanted to keep the cake simple but still fit the mood of the wedding. The cake was a naked cake accented with romantic roses, carnations in deep burgundy and real grapes.

This naked cake by RhiRhi Cakes complements the overall venue design with its unfinished, brick-like texture and warm colors. The multi-tier design offers slight color variation and a layered effect between the floral additions and the grapes. The edible roses are attached with toothpicks on this simple vanilla cake with buttercream icing.

In this styled shoot, the cake sits atop a glass cake stand that is arranged on a wooden, industrial bar cart. The purple sheer voile casually laid underneath the cake makes it the center of attention. On the side of the cake sits two super tall champagne flutes set in a glass vase. Another cute element is the small gold geometric candle holder and a rose blossom.

Brides can get more naked cake design inspiration for their own wedding on Pinterest with hundreds of beautiful naked cake ideas.

Laser-cut designs by Interprintations. // PHOTO CREDIT: Rakoteet Photography

Add Modern Touches with Laser-Cut Designs

The laser-cut designs featured in this industrial warehouse venue styled shoot were incorporated in several places, including an amazing welcome sign, a gorgeous invitation suite, a stunning cake topper and elegant nameplates.

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The fancy script lettering is the highlight throughout this entire laser-cut wedding brand by Interprintations. The stunning wooden welcome sign immediately hints the modern elements in this wedding as guests walk into the venue.

The invitation suite elevates the elegance factor even more with purple tones and the script font carried throughout. The couple’s initials are the laser-cut element that’s incorporated in the invitation suite offering a simple way to personalize the entire experience before, during and after the wedding on thank you notes.

The cake topper has the same fancy script laser-cut letters in “Best Day Ever” in champagne. The laser-cut nameplates are set atop of each place setting.

The idea of using advanced technology for an aged warehouse venue is a fascinating idea. Brides can find local vendors like Interprintations for laser-cut services, or search online for similar vendors such as Ponoko.

Where to find your own warehouse venue…

Industrial warehouse venues are often overlooked when couples look for the best place to tie the knot. Warehouse venues showcases more personality than the traditional wedding venues. The oversized windows and brick walls of repurposed industrial buildings provide one-of-a-kind setting for a trendy wedding.

Are you inspired yet to have an industrial wedding? You can find a complete list of Indianapolis event venues as well as Indianapolis wedding planners on Snappening.


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These remarkable vendors made this vision possible:

EVENT VENUE: Industry 828 //  EVENT DESIGNER: Events by D. Nicole  //  EVENT PLANNER: A Planned Affair // BRIDAL STUDIO & FORMAL WEAR: Beloved Brides (bride’s dress) & ASOS (groom’s suit) // CAKE: RhiRhi Cakes // Linens: LGI Linens // FLORIST: A Bride’s Choice Florist // INVITATION & PAPERIE: Interprintations // PHOTOGRAPHER: Rakoteet Photography //  EVENT RENTALS: A Classic Party Rental // TABLE SETTINGS: Uncommonly Styled 

This post is part of our Snappening Lovin’ Local blog series, featuring remarkable professional event industry talent from across the globe. Contact us to share your story if you’d like to be considered for a future feature.


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