Jessica and Mike wanted a space that offered a blank slate to allow their vision for their wedding day to come to life. An industrial-glam wedding at HIP at the Flashlight Factory was the perfect fit for all of their décor ideas. Not only did Jessica’s oh-so-fabulous green wedding shoes inspire their wedding reception design, they also complimented her stunning vintage lace wedding dress and gorgeous tulle overskirt from Bridal Beginning. Their wedding reception – which was made possible thanks to Jessica Garda Events – defined sleek and chic with concrete tables lined with palm leaves, candles, and mismatched china, but also incorporated a uniqueness with velvet and matte textures, brass accents, and crystal clear chairs. Industrial-chic with a vintage flare, Kristi Telnov Photography captured all the details – and let’s just say this is one wedding that is sure to spark some creativity!
About the Couple
We met 12 years ago on the night after Thanksgiving through very close friends of ours who wanted to introduce us because they thought we would hit it off. They were right!
We started dating pretty much immediately, and about four years later, we moved in together to Pittsburgh’s Southside. We bought our home shortly after and adopted an adorable but quirky little tuxedo cat named Rocco. On December 22, 2017, Mike proposed to me at our home. It was so sweet and so perfect!
About the Wedding
The wedding ceremony was so heartfelt and warm, and was the best part of the day!
I knew for a long time that I wanted to wear green velvet heels and a lace dress when I got married, and that pretty much inspired the entire look and theme of the event. We wanted to celebrate our wedding reception at a venue where we could create the look we wanted. I love to create and wanted to take on some DIY projects to make the event as unique as possible. When we discovered HIP – and given its history as an old flashlight factory/battery manufacturer-turned-event space – we knew immediately that it going to bring all of our ideas to life. The artwork and installations in the space itself are fabulous and fit perfectly with the look we were going for – industrial and modern, mixed with a touch of vintage.
We used a lot of textures, such as hunter green and black velvet; 250 white taper candles; brass vases and candlesticks/candelabras; deep green palm leaves, blue thistle, and white floral with a tough of crimson; gold leaf; matte black accents; and crystal clear chairs.
The cake was matte black and gold with palm leaves and crimson flowers to accent, and was suspended from the ceiling made from an old vintage chandelier.
The rectangular faux concrete tables were very sleek and chic with palm leaves across, lined with vintage brass candlesticks and mismatched china.
We would have to hands down say that it would be bringing together our loved ones from all different parts of our lives (and the world) in one place for the first time ever! The entire day was so unbelievably magical and unforgettable!