A Modern, Industrial-Chic Wedding at Rail Yards Market in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Teresa Bulgyo (32 and a legal analyst) was “running interference” for a friend on a blind date at a pub near San Francisco, California, when she met C

Teresa Bulgyo (32 and a legal analyst) was “running interference” for a friend on a blind date at a pub near San Francisco, California, when she met Chris Chartrand (37 and an engineer). “We ended up hanging out all evening, and now we’re true a success story for the ‘we met at a bar’ scenario,” says Teresa, who moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, a few years later with Chris. They chose their current home base for a creative wedding that glowed with personality. “We wanted it to feel like a speakeasy in an urban loft,” Teresa says. Teresa and Chris held their wedding at Rail Yards Market, a rail yard depot that served as an open, chic canvas for their celebration with 110 guests. “The location is famous for its stained-glass windows, and it was a no-brainer to play with the color of the windows and the industrial textures within the space,” Teresa says. “We worked with a lot of shades of green and a lot of steel features. We also brought it a lot of aged wood in the furniture and details to warm up the urban ambiance.” After the ceremony, guests sipped locally brewed beers, enjoyed late-night tacos from a food truck and played Jenga and corn hole in a designated game area. “Our marriage is obviously not something we entered into lightly, but that didn’t mean that our wedding couldn’t be a little bit of seriousness with lots of bits of fun and reverie,” Teresa says. “Stay organized, and keep your eyes on the prize.” —Carolyn Meers

"I wanted everyone to go together but not match, so I went with the mix-and-match dresses and simple gray suits for the men," Teresa says.
Teresa and Chris used a white-draped backdrop to separate their ceremony space from the rest of Rail Yards Market in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
"For the ceremony, we created a backlight backdrop using pipe and drape," Teresa says. "Rail Yards Market was a blank slate with tons of character and historical significance, and we were so excited at the possibilities."
In addition to serving local beers to their guests, Teresa and Chris also used growlers as fun, cool vases on each table.
Growlers of 14 locally brewed beers were filled with flowers and acted as centerpieces for each banquet table.
Succulents and white blooms in green water and bright green cocktail napkins were just a few of the eye-catching green accents included in the day's events.
A colorful wall of aqua and green stained-glass windows were inspiration for many of the event's accent colors.
The Cake Boutique in Albuquerque, New Mexico, created the couple's three-tier, emerald-hued bejeweled cake. Their wedding favors also had a local touch—marshmallow and chocolate candies from Chocolate Dude. "It was a big deal for us to feature local vendors and shops throughout our wedding weekend for all our out-of-town guests," Teresa says.
In another nod to their adopted home city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Teresa and Chris brought in a local taco truck for late-night eats at Rail Yards Market in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Teresa and Chris worked closely with Black Iron Catering. "We worked very closely with our caterer to create a custom menu full of subtle spice and bold Southwestern flavors," Teresa says. "We even had after-dinner sopaipillas with honey, which is a New Mexico tradition."