According to the wedding experts, the industrial-style wedding is in and isn’t going anywhere for a while. Exposed ceilings, string lights, concrete and brick walls are all character of this style, so if you can find the space, you are already half way there. At our converted Design District warehouse venue, you will certainly be able to achieve this exquisite and mod metallic trend.

Also, a wedding food trend, the tasting station, is hip this year. From an article by Chicago wedding planner, Shannon Gail, we will look at some of her top words of advice on how to design a 2015 “fashion-forward wedding” with style and food that says “Wow!”

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1. Tasting stations: Instead of having waiters wandering around with trays, try this new food trend that lets you and your guests test your taste buds. Assortments of cheese, macaroni, olive oil and sourdough bread, chocolate truffles, or gourmet popcorn are some popular choices.

2. Copper and other metallic accents and furnishings: Think linens, lighting, place cards, and your wedding cake all in metallic. For a classic industrial vibe, decorating with antique Edison light bulbs in metallic, industrial chandeliers will create the perfect modern ambiance.

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3. Industrial interiors: and venues such as breweries, art galleries, and remodeled warehouses serve as excellent blank canvases for this look. Generally, these venues are more spacious and a bit more versatile when it comes to placement of tables, lounge areas, and additional wedding setups.