This modern take on an outdoor wedding brings the beauty of nature inside for an elegant earthy celebration. Shannon and Jason were inspired by industrial venue Reading Art Works, which they filled with greenery and wooded elements alongside gold and glitzy accents. The glamorous rustic look of the day came together with the help of Sparkle Motion Decor and Shannon’s father, the latter of whom contributed such amazing woodwork throughout the décor. With Love & Embers beautifully captured each and every detail in addition to the incredibly sweet and intimate moments shared by the couple before they said “I do!”
Shannon and Jason
Reading Art Works, Reading, Pennsylvania
We really love the woods and outdoors, however we didn’t want to deal with the hassle of having an outdoor wedding. We loved the though of bringing that indoors and mixing this industrial building with golds and vines and trees. We really just wanted it to feel like nighttime in the woods, with a tiny little Italian feel to it as well with the family style tables.
I think for both of us it was our first look. We both were very excited for our wedding but also very nervous, mainly because of saying my vows in front of 120 people part! Getting to see the person who calms you the most, and who can completely relate 100% to what you are feeling that day grounds you and makes you remember why you are doing all of this. Amidst all of the craziness on a wedding day it is amazing to be able to break away from it all with your soon to be husband and spend some quiet time outside just taking everything in.
The Couple Recommends:
I can say hands down my photographer, which you can see from above. It was the first thing we booked after a venue because I believe photography is the most important thing on a wedding day. We chose them because when looking through all of their photos online, I could get the vibe from each day. They really almost do a photo journalism on your wedding day which is exactly what we wanted. Besides that, they are awesome people who we absolutely adored working with.
My decorator sparkle motion decor was also outstanding. I contacted her after seeing pictures from her wedding at my venue. She put so much of her time and heart into this while really listening to me and keeping the focus on what I wanted to happen that day. She took ideas from me and then channeled them into one plan that worked and ran with it.
Also Lovely Bride in Philadelphia was an amazing experience. It is truly a gem among other bridal stores.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – With Love & Embers
Event Design – Sparkle Motion Decor
Venue – Reading Art Works
Floral Design – Rustic Bunch
Catering – Viva Catering
Officiant – Pamela Brehm
DJ – DJ Salinger
Live Music – Ian Brick Music
Videography – Birdhouse Productions
Makeup & Hair Styling – Mack Stylist
Wedding Dress – Nicole Miller and Ivy & Aster via Lovely Bride
Bridal Accessories – Kate Spade, J.Crew
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Alfred Angelo
Groom’s Apparel – Calvin Klein
We’re so grateful for With Love & Embers giving Junebug a glimpse into Shannon and Jason’s gorgeous wedding at Reading Art Works. For more earthy modern wedding inspiration, you have to see Debora and Rui’s natural meets industrial wedding at Areias do Seixo.
Thank you so much for featuring Shannon and Jason’s wedding! It was so much fun working with them and helping them bring their vision to life. Having their wedding featured on this blog is a huge honor!!!!
Just wanted to thank every last person that had anything to do with shannon and jasons wedding…..couldnt have been happier….it was THE BEST WEDDING EVER….everything was done to perfection ….it was everything they dreamed of and more.
Very lovely and modern wedding ceremony photography . really so great.
Wonderful pictures specially the black and white!