Industrial-chic Stylized Wedding Photography at the Ybor City State Museum


We are so excited to share our Ybor City State Museum stylized wedding shoot. The overall theme was industrial- chic meets craft brew. The Ybor City State Museum was the perfect location with its white brick and cobblestones. This city landmark has been preserved from times when people would meet and play dominoes and it perfectly embodied the craft brew concept; Ybor is known for have a big craft brew presence. Our theme also gives a nod to the growing trends for craft cocktails and for the younger brides and grooms who have an alternative style.


Our lovely bride, JoHannah, was the perfect fit for this alternative-glam theme. She is elegant with an edge (don’t you just love the tattoos and BLUE hair!?). Her rock ‘n’ roll  meets pin-up inspired look dazzled in front of the camera. She was a natural! Her real life beau, Terence, was also a rockstar that day! Don’t let this tough guy fool you, he is one big (hello, muscles!) teddy bear! I loved being able to work with a real couple, and a gorgeous, tattooed one at that! They had no problems loving, touching, and giggling with each other!


A special thanks to all of the beyond talented wedding vendors who helped bring this stylized session to life! Christi Winsor of Winsor Event Studio for being the creative mastermind in planning behind the day and organizing every last detail; Sue at the Ybor City State Museum for letting us create such a beautiful scene at their historic facility; Natalie from Belle Fleur Studio for always producing the most magnificent floral displays;  Michele Renee the Studio for stylizing rockstar hair and make up for our models; MaryIsabel from Isabel O’Neil for letting us borrow JoHannah’s show-stopping gown; Lisa from Wish Vintage Rentals for having fabulous, vintage furniture for our setting; Melissa from Chefin for making a spectacular cake; Kelli from Hummingbird Invitations for creating lovely stationary; Brent at Ella Bing for the super cool wooden bow-tie; Marla at Connie Duglin for the eye-catching linens; and lastly our models JoHannah and Terence for being the most perfect duo for this day!


For decor, we incorporated lots of metallics: aluminum, copper, and bronze.  Industrial details like metal orbs in centerpiece; wood and galvanized chargers were also used.

Our craft brew table had growlers (each growler had a slate sign with beer names) with different styles of brew as well as tasting for bride and groom to sample. Christi created a sign that said “BREW” that was made with bottle caps. All items were set on a pallet table and a display of pint glasses and vintage amber beer bottles and flowers were used as accents.

The cake display was achieved with the use of filing drawers accented with flora. The stands of metal tubing was meant to resemble a keg.

Our tablescape featured various vintage wooden chairs, a crushed metallic linen, stacked chargers made of wood and galvanized chargers, topped with bisque china and hem stitched napkins. Each table setting was accented with vintage mis-matched gold flat wear and fig colored glass wear. The menu display was a painted binder clip, secured to a metal roofing shingle. The table number was suspended above with the light instillation of Edison bulbs and metal baskets.

The bride’s bouquet was aimed for the more alternative style – roses, ferns, orchids, ranunculus, and brewers wheat gave life and vibrant color to the shoot .

JoHannah wore a rock ‘n’ roll /Bettie Paige inspired wedding gown. It featured a corset top and exposed boning- very vintage pin-up style!

We adored Terence’s indie-hipsteresque look! He donned a carved wood bowtie, suspenders, and of course some awesome tats!

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