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 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