A Romantic, Glamorous Wedding With a Rustic Twist at the Lace Factory in Deep River, Connecticut
This couple brought elegant charm and rustic details to an industrial factory converted into a venue, making for a romantic wedding in Deep River, Connecticut. “A friend from Connecticut told us about the Lace Factory, and we decided to look at it,” Katie Falstreau (30 and a set costumer for television) says of her marriage to Justin Gray (34 and a sound mixer for television and film). “When we did, we fell in love with the large, open space with a bar reclaimed from an old hotel, floors rescued from somewhere else and tons of unique touches everywhere. It's like rustic meets industrial.” Katie and Justin were married outside on the venue's lawn, with ribbon pieces reflecting the pink, white and gold color palette hanging as the backdrop, captured on camera by Photo Philosophies. White napkins decorated with gold circles were given to guests, with a tag attached that read “For your happy tears.” The bridal bouquet was arranged with white and blush peonies and created by Ashleigh’s Garden, as were the hydrangea and garden rose centerpieces arranged inside DIY twine vases at the indoor reception. Gold sparkled all over the indoor space—from the “Mr.” and “Mrs” signs on the back of the couple's chairs to the cake serving set and the fuzzy toppers on the cupcakes. A stand-out detail that we definitely noticed was the pieces of yellow and green vintage luggage, stacked on top of one another and draped with greenery that stood in the center of the room. "The whole vibe of the wedding was so us," Katie says. "In the end, all the crafting and planning paid off, and the day was so relaxed and beautiful because of it."