Ariel and Brandon wanted their wedding day to be unique but still feel like “them,” so they went with a modern, monochromatic vibe at Brake and Clutch Warehouse—and we are obsessed! This day not only was totally dreamy from the ceremony florals by Haute Floral to the romantic reception decor, but it also felt comfortable and fun. We love all of the little DIY touches Ariel created for the day, including the wedding invitations, programs, menus, wedding signage, jumping broom, gift labels, and rehearsal dinner favors! We’re impressed. If you love everything modern and minimal, artsy and urban, then you’re sure to swoon over the fabulous photos Valerie Thompson Photography captured of this adorable couple’s day in Dallas!
Ariel & Brandon
Brake and Clutch Warehouse, Dallas, Texas
Having our family be part of the ceremony was most important to me. We have four boys together, my husband has 3 from a previous marriage, we really wanted them to be included and big part of our day. Our two oldest boys were groomsmen and the two youngest were the broom carrier and ring barer. It was very important to us that they knew they this union wasn’t just for me an Brandon but for them as well. My sister and best friend were my bridesmaids and my oldest brother married us. My other brother walked my mother down the aisle and all of the aunts and grandmothers helped me dress. My niece was also our flower girl.
We jumped the broom which is an African American wedding tradition, this was very important for me and my family so it was an honor to be able to do so with my husband.
I thought I knew exactly what I wanted to wear and my dress end up being the complete opposite, so you truly have to think outside of the box and try new things to find what you really love. My bridesmaids wore white and I love how crisp and modern there dresses looked compared to the venue backdrop.
Our photographer was amazing!!! My husband and I both hate taking photos, but she made us feel comfortable and really enjoy the moment. We have gotten so many compliments about our wedding photos. I’m really happy we got her!
I wanted something that was unique but felt like us. Picking Brake and Clutch Warehouse was perfect because we wanted a venue that could host the ceremony, cocktail and reception in one. It was modern and minimal, artsy and urban, it fit our style perfectly. We choose a monochromatic color scheme and stuck with our personal favorite colors. I wanted the mood to feel clean and romantic but also comfortable at the same time for our friends and family. We wanted our wedding to feel more like a family get together but elevated.
Our florist was amazing, her work was just beautiful. The flowers she selected and the colors were better than I even imaged they would be.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Valerie Thompson Photography
Venue – Brake and Clutch Warehouse
Floral Design – Haute Floral
Catering – CN Catering
Cake – Letty’s Sweet Addictions
DJ – Toast Entertainment
Invitation Design – DIY via Canva
Makeup Artist – Jose Lopez
Hair Styling – Glo Up Studio
Wedding Dress – Winnie Couture
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Ester & Co
Groom’s Apparel – The Black Tux
Rings – The True Gem
Favors – The Donut Kitchen
Congratulations, Ariel and Brandon, and many thanks to Valerie Thompson Photography for sharing their day at Brake and Clutch Warehouse with Junebug! Searching for more industrial wedding inspiration? You’re going to love this edgy, industrial wedding in Portland!