Modern Urban Styled Wedding

Today’s featured styled shoot is an absolute treat! Stephanie Wood Photography captured these lovely photos from an amazing group of talented vendors that incorporated different styles and details to create a specific concept for this bridal shoot. Taken at a local industrial-chic, intimate wedding venue called Reality on Monroe (an event place affiliated with a high-end tapas restaurant called Reality Bites), this space is great for small receptions or rehearsal dinners/bridal showers and other party events. Two Sister Event Design brought in so many lovely furniture pieces, including decking out the tables in modern, classic serving flatware. They even included special touches like signage for a designer cocktail, as well as a beautiful accent draping that added an intimate vibe to the overall shoot. But my favorite details would be the modern-chic florals from Vera Buck Florals that embellished their designs with pops of fun and playful touches to add to the industrial atmosphere! I know that my words won’t do the photos justice, so please go and check them out below!

We’re All About the Details!

Take this Advice

When you begin to plan out your wedding it can be hard to narrow down all of your ideas into one cohesive plan. Choosing a color palette, and an overall feel to your day is tough when you only get to pick one style. I always recommend that couples take a step back from the wedding itself and think about what their personal interests are and let that help guide the color palette and mood of the day. Look around your home and take note of how it’s decorated. Take a look at the color palette and style of the clothes you most often wear. Are you someone who prefers a more structured and sleek design as in Restoration Hardware? Or do you prefer the organic, colorful feel of Anthropologie? Let these preferred design aesthetics help guide your wedding style. Thinking outside-the-box and looking to other inspiration besides just wedding magazines will help you and your design team craft a fresh, new vibe for your wedding that is sure to wow your guests while feeling authentic to who you are as a couple at the same time. ~Stephanie Wood

About the Photographer
Stephanie Wood is a wedding and portrait photographer based in central Illinois, but available for travel to any destination in the US or abroad. She has a unique approach to wedding photography in the way that she gets to know and truly understand her couples beyond the surface level details. With her background in Psychology and Neuroscience, she has a way of naturally getting to the core of who a person is and deepening relationships very quickly. She believes that wedding photos often fall into trend-traps; doing things just because everyone else is doing them. She strives to create unique and beautiful images while still capturing all the important, emotional moments of the day. Stephanie is inspired by couples who are not afraid to be themselves in front of the camera and think outside the box to create true art pieces they can proudly display in their home.


Ring Designer: Jack Lewis Jewelers
Dress Store: Adore Bridal and Specialty
Location: Churchill’s Formal Wear
Invitation Designer: The Copy Shop
Design and Decor: Two Sisters Event Design
Floral Designer: Vera Buck Floral
Photographer: Stephanie Wood Photography
Hair Stylist: Fox and Hounds Hair Studio
Reception Venue: Reality on Monroe

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