Bianca and Ned’s industrial boho Maine wedding at Brick South was anything but traditional. The venue’s blank canvas allowed the couple–along with their planner Pinch Me Planning–to incorporate the details they were looking for on their special day and take their bohemian-inspired decor ideas to the next level.
The burgundy and ivory bouquets and arrangements put together by Broadturn Farm perfectly complemented the peacock and equipale chairs provided by A Family Affair of Maine. The vintage amber glassware fit flawlessly with the farmhouse tables the couple chose for the reception. We can’t get enough of the photos–captured by Katelyn Mallett–of the couple cheering to their life as newlyweds with their favorite beer from Bissell Brothers Brewing. We’re all about including small details that speak to who you are as a couple when saying “I do!” Check out more of their well-thought details below.
Katelyn Mallet On the Day
“Bianca and Ned’s elegant but moody Brick South wedding was such a beautiful beginning to winter. Not only was this Maine venue new for me to photograph, but grabbing a beer before the ceremony was a first as well! Bianca and Ned have been together for a very long time and wanted their wedding to be a big celebration for all of their guests. They were thoughtful in their choice for wedding drinks the night before, having an experiential horsebox bar, and choosing towers of donuts to end the night with.
The details were what transformed the industrial venue space into a cozy bohemian atmosphere. Pinch Me Planning headed the design, which was elevated even further with cool lounge areas from A Family Affair and dramatic industrial lighting by Event Lighting Concepts. You would never know this venue is a blank canvas before couples create their dream day. Bianca and Ned did a great job of showcasing their personality throughout the entire wedding.”
Bianca and Edward
Brick South, Portland, Maine
Wedding Day Vibes
We knew from the start that achieving a memorable and unique vibe for our wedding was important. Once we started looking at warehouse venues, we knew we were on the right track. Without feeling too themed, we wanted to create a design that highlighted the amazing industrial space and the beauty of coastal Maine in the late autumn while also incorporating some modern bohemian touches–all while keeping it non-traditional and fun! With help from some truly amazing vendors, we created a vibe that really fit our personalities.
How They Personalized the Ceremony
We’ve been dating since high school, so we are fortunate enough to have many mutual friends we’ve known for a long time. Our officiant was our high school friend, Eric, one of the funniest guys we know. He had the whole crowd (including us) both laughing and crying. Joe, another long-time friend and former roommate selected and read a Walt Whitman poem that perfectly fit both our love and the mood of the whole event.
We also wrote and read our own vows, which we knew we wanted to do from the beginning. Finally, we kept everything in the ceremony non-religious, but we did end with the Jewish tradition of breaking a glass. To us, this symbolized marriage as a step after which, like the glass being broken, nothing would be the same.
Why Brick South
Portland is one of our all-time favorite cities so that was a no-brainer. Brick South was a perfect fit because it provided a unique blank slate and effortlessly cool vibe in terms of design. We also loved that it could easily hold the large number of family and friends that we’ve accumulated over the years. Finally, the fact that it’s right next to the International Cryptozoology Museum and Bissell Brothers Brewing (two of our all-time favorite spots) felt like a good omen.
The Wedding Favors
At the end of the night, we gave out caramel apples from Wilson’s Farm in Lexington, MA. Growing up, this was one of our favorite local treats. We thought it was the perfect takeaway snack after dancing the night away!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Katelyn Mallett
Event Planning – Pinch Me Planning
Venue – Brick South
Floral Design – Broadturn Farm
Catering – Slavin In The Kitchen
Cake – Two Fat Cats
DJ – Beat Train
Live Music – Classical Music For All Occasions
Invitation Design – Riley & Grey
Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist – Jessica Candage
Wedding Dress – Willowby by Watters
Groom’s Apparel – Suit Supply
Groomsmen’s Apparel – The Black Tux
Rentals – A Family Affair Of Maine & One Stop Events Rentals
Transportation – VIP Tour and Charter Bus Company
Favors – Wilson Farm
Congratulations to Bianca and Edward on their industrial Brick South wedding! Thank you to Junebug member Katelyn Mallett for sharing their special day with us. To see more of Katelyn’s work, visit her profile in our directory of best wedding photographers in the world.