Minimalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin

As soon as this wedding arrived in my inbox from Erik Anderson Photography, I spotted the word “minimalistic”. I knew I would fall in love with the decor! It looks fantastic and I’m so glad to see home trends forming styles in the wedding world! Samantha and Luke’s wedding took place at the Ironworks Hotel in Wisconsin.

I asked Samantha a few questions about her and Luke’s big day and how they put it together…

How did you both meet?

“I had recently returned home from college and was car shopping at Hyundai. Luke was the salesman who greeted me. After hours of paperwork and subtle hints from my sister, Luke asked me out for celebratory drinks at a nearby restaurant. We talked for three hours and when he was walking me to my car afterwards, he asked if he could kiss me. I said yes and we’ve been together since. Four years later, he got down on one knee in our living room while we were decorating the Christmas tree. He said, “I want to do this with you forever.”

What was the inspiration behind your day?

“The color palette happened by chance. I couldn’t let go of charcoal colored bridesmaid dresses but loved the champagne tone of my wedding dress. In the end, I decided that clashing metals with fresh greenery couldn’t be more perfect. It was important to me not to overpower the wedding with strong colors. I wanted everything to be airy, light and simple. I would consider myself a non-traditional bride but there were some things we decided were important like not seeing the bride before she walks down the aisle and using a portion of traditional vows. I wanted the overall even to be sweet, simple, fun and memorable for all.”

Can you tell us a bit more about the beautiful greenery throughout the wedding?

“I did not want the tables to be cluttered so I opted for succulent and eucalyptus filled lanterns accented by small, gold-dipped concrete candle votives. I’d say the greenery was the biggest role in the wedding décor. It accented our copper arch, filled our guest tables and decorated our escort card table. Our bouquets were asymmetrical and long with no stems showing. Everything was off-center or wispy as I’m just the kind of person. Things were perfectly un-perfect.”

Groom getting ready | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Groom with wedding rings | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Bride on wedding morning | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Bride holding dress | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Wedding dress | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Modern succulent bridal bouquet | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Bride putting on wedding dress | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Modern simple wedding arch | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Mint green plants on wedding arch | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Modern nordic style wedding seating plan | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Bride arriving at ceremony | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Bride and Groom at ceremony | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Bride and Groom saying I Do | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Bride and Groom kissing | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Modern bride and groom | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Modern mint and green wedding bouquets | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Bride and groom outdoors | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Newlyweds kissing outside venue | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Mint green eucalyptus wedding bouquet | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Modern grooms button hole | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Bride and groom outside venue | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Newlyweds in love | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Eucalyptus plants | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Minimalistic wedding invitations | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Wedding rings | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Couple arriving to wedding | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Cutting the cake | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Bride and Groom dancing | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Bride and Groom dancing | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Dress spinning around | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Newlyweds underneath lights | Minmalistic Industrial Retreat in Southern Wisconsin | Erik Anderson

Credits

Bridesmaid Dresses: Veils and Tails / Catering: Abreo / DJ: Admit One DJs / Dress Store: Here Comes the Bride / Floral Design: Pepper Creek / Invitation Design: Adoration / Other Location: Ironworks Hotel / Photography: Erik Anderson – Photography / Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men’s Warehouse