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Hi, I'm Julie ... artist, photographer, potter, etc. I am so happy you are here! I consider this blog my creative journal where I can share my recent work, ideas and dreams, and lots of little details about my life. Please make yourself at home. Whether you are a bride-to-be, a photographer, or just a visitor, I hope you will find inspiration here and even become a friend.

Wedding :: Rustic, Industrial Styled Shoot at The Standard, Knoxville Tennessee

This was one of the most unique "weddings" I've ever photographed!  It actually wasn't a real wedding ... but Rachel and Josh are a real couple ... and they are really getting married very soon!  They were adorable models for this styled session that I had the pleasure to photograph.

Rustic, Industrial Styled Shoot at The Standard, Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

 

For this shoot I collaborated with a new team of vendors - some that are old friends and some that are new friends!  Here's the run down:

Photographers: Me & Izzy Hudgins Photography
Venue: The Standard
Planner: Krystle Whitney Events
Floral Designer: Melissa Timm Designs
Bride’s Dress: White Orchid Bridal
Hair & Makeup Artist: White Orchid Bridal
Bride’s Hair Accessories: White Orchid Bridal
Cake Baker: Regina Long
Invitations & Stationery: Julie Roberts  (that's me!)
Linens: White Table
China: Lillian's China
Groom’s Attire: Savvi Formalwear

What?  Two photographers?!!!  Yay!!!  Izzy was my second shooter for years and years ... and she photographed my wedding ... and we are best buddies!!!  We wanted to do a super fun shoot together and this is what happened!  She photographed everything with film and toy cameras ... I shot digitally.  All of the images below are mine - but you can see a mix of both over at Smitten Magazine where this shoot is featured!!!

The challenge in the design was to blend rustic charm with industrial edge.  We featured lots of metallics, wood, rusty chains, and sparkly stuff to make us happy!

Here's a glance at the ceremony set ...

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We used metallic painted bottles and branches paired with rusty chains, and a rusty wire table top (found in my parents' garage), softened with some lovely florals by Melissa Timm.  (LOVE the lamb's ear!)

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Josh, our groom, sporting Savvi Formalwear and a clever boutineer by Melissa Timm.

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One of our VIPs on this shoot was none other than my friend Colleen Moore of White Orchid Bridal ... not only did she hand make the dress that Rachel wore ... she also did hair and make-up, provided the jewelry, AND MADE the hair accessories!!!  That lady is SOOO talented!!!  See her work:

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I decided to take on the invitation design (which also included place cards and menus) ... just to dabble in something that was new and fun.  I combined linen paper, sheet metal, some wire, and glitter tape to create a memorable set full of layers and textures.  Probably not practical for a real wedding ... there is NO WAY I'd make 100 of these ... but it was fun to make one!!!  And maybe it will inspire someone ...

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Okay, let's talk about this tablescape ...

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Seriously, have you ever seen anything like this? 
The actual table is a long strip of roofing tin (that my husband distressed) sitting on two rustic old saw horses (also found in my parents' garage). 

Rustic, Industrial Styled Shoot at The Standard, Knoxville Tennessee, Julie Roberts Photography

The centerpieces are grounded by a long, silver insulated tube thing that I can't find the right name for.  Embellished with flowers and chains ... it was such a perfect idea from Krystle.  Izzy painted all of those amazing bottles that we used for the candles adding just the sweetest touch of elegance.

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Sparkly place settings framed with gold doilies.

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Our over the table installation consisted of a rusty animal cage full of painted branches, embellished with hanging glass balls with wire inside.  So crazy, and so perfect for this setting!  If only we could have included a little squirrel up there!

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Check out that incredibly cool cake designed by Regina Long. 

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The Standard in Knoxville, TN could not have been a more perfect venue.  It's really a blank canvas for any kind of event ... but the exposed brick and industrial feel of the space were so perfect for our vision!  Check out some of the space and more of those gorgeous flowers by Melissa Timm:

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Colleen also created a gold sequin jacket to pair with the dress to change up the look.  Why not change the hair too?! 
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Thanks so much to everyone who participated in this shoot!!!!  What a fun, inspirational day!
 

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May 5, 2014Lynn
Wow! Gorgeous!
 

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