A Modern, Industrial Warehouse Wedding at The Theodore in Birmingham, Alabama
Emma Pohlman and Austin Foster wed at The Theodore, a historic warehouse with exposed brick walls and an industrial aesthetic. "When I walked into the warehouse for the first time, I knew I had to get married there," Emma says. "The industrial windows let light pour in and the white brick walls gave it a beautiful warmth. It was love at first sight." The couple opted for minimal design elements—such as string lights, acrylic signage, and wooden accents—so they didn't distract from the venue. After taking portraits around Birmingham with their dog (and being caught in thunderstorms), Emma and Austin wed in a "fairly traditional" Christian wedding ceremony. They wrote their own vows and included a unity tree ritual, during which they planted magnolia tree seeds into a pot containing dirt from their childhood homes. The reception also took place in the warehouse venue, and guests sat at long industrial farm tables. "We used a white-washed look for the head table and driftwood for the other tables to create contrast. We also used cafe lights to add a warm glow to reception area," Emma says. The bride wore a form-fitting lace dress with "something blue" flat shoes. Austin sported a classic gray suit paired with brown shoes.