A little bit of a different take on the real wedding type of post today, in that this features a real couple, but I’m concentrating on the story of the styling of the venue.
Ravi and Frankie had their wedding party at The Glue Factory in Glasgow, hiring Lemonbox Studios to turn the industrial space into a contemporary fusion of Indian and Scottish influences. The results are just stunning and so, so modern.
The Story of the Venue Styling by Lemonbox Studios
“When Frankie and Ravi got in touch with us to chat about the ideas for their wedding reception in Glasgow, we couldn’t have been more excited to get involved. Although they were planning an intimate wedding ceremony in Cyprus in March with just their close family present, they were also hoping to celebrate in style back in Glasgow, close to where they both grew up. Living in Dubai meant that it was the perfect opportunity for them to get everyone together for a special occasion, and so began the first of many Skype chats to come up with the perfect designs for their big day.
“The venue they had chosen was a refurbished warehouse in an industrial area of the city. Often used as an art gallery space, it had recently become available as an event space or wedding venue, and we couldn’t wait to transform it for the evening. The white brick walls, high ceilings, exposed rafters and tin roof acted as the perfect blank canvas to create a vibrant and contemporary design, using eclectic finishes and bold colourful Indian vibes with a modern Scottish twist.
“We wanted to create a journey from the entrance leading from the roller shutter door through the candlelit corridor and up to the first floor onhealthy.net event space. Rustic timber signs with pops of colourful henna-inspired graphics directed the guests, along with bold arrows on the concrete floor and patterned tiles on the stair risers to mark their arrival.
“We created a bar seating area using a collection of vintage and contemporary furniture, old Chesterfield sofas, and bold patterned cushions in a mix of colours. We set these against a bespoke backdrop of Indian style pattern graphics, which we applied to the walls. The bar counter shelves were dressed with trailing foliage, colourful wild florals, and our custom lightbox sign. To divide the space, we hung some rustic framed printed panels, which invited guests to choose their seat instead of a more traditional table plan. This helped to emphasise the couple’s vision of a relaxed and informal dinner.
“They really wanted the dining space to feel special but informal, and were keen to sit amongst their guests rather than at a traditional top table. We created a layout with a long timber table in the centre of the space, and highlighted the Ravi and Frankie with a suspended candle feature on a rustic ladder with lots of greenery and foliage. Their bright colour pallette using blues, pinks, oranges and touches of gold was introduced in the tassel menus, florals, bespoke candle holders, signage and throughout the space, all coming together to create a unique modern fusion style and a completely unforgettable party.”
Photography | Sue-Slique Photography
Event, styling, design + production | Lemonbox Studios
Signage + Stationery | Lemonbox Studios
Florals | I Heart Flowers
Catering | Reagan Hallett Catering
Cake | Custom Cakes by Lynsey