With a wintery feel throughout, this ‘Concrete Opulence’ styled wedding shoot is moody and edgy. Inspired by the sparkling ‘Gaia’ wedding dress by Brooke Tyson Ritual, this shoot styled by Elizabeth Jean Weddings combines industrial grit with opulent accents.

The dark, ambient styling has a romantic feel with a modern twist. With a very minimalist vibe, it focuses on the florals and wedding dress, so there are no elaborate tablescapes needed. A simple set up of beautiful dark tableware, rustic napkins and amazing florals adorn the tables, with THE most incredible rose gold anthuriums amongst the lush foliage of the displays.

Bride twirling in dark warehouse

The raw concrete surroundings of the venue allow the ‘Gaia’ wedding dress to glimmer and shine. Handcrafted with evening weddings under lights or sparkling in the sunshine in mind, it’s intricately beaded and sequinned. With a beautifully relaxed fit and front opening, this versatile dress can also turn into a robe with the perfect size train trailing behind. Full bell sleeves with scalloped detailing add to the luxurious feel.

I really am so in love with this wedding dress. In fact, I’m in love with this whole shoot and its dark hues and moody vibe. These pictures taken by the talented Brooke and Gina of The Virtue say it all…

Dark coloured stationery for industrial wedding

Wedding rings on stationery

Stool and bridal shoes

Bridal bouquet on warehouse floor

Wooden wedding table with simple styling and flowers down centre

Dark wedding place settings

Wedding place setting with grey plate a napkin

Wedding place settings with grey and gold styling

Close up of wedding table flowers

Place setting at end of wedding table

Simple chairs at wedding table

Napkin and name card on plate

Wedding table with two chairs in warehouse

Bridal bouquet in cabinet

Mulled wine wedding drinks

Dark stationery and gold cutlery for industrial wedding

Plate of food on warehouse floor

Small plate of food

Small cake and napkin on grey wedding plate

Tulle fabric

Bridal shoes on warehouse floor

Bride carrying bouquet in warehouse

Bride wearing Gaia wedding dress in warehouse

Bride holding bouquet standing against warehouse wall

Bride standing against warehouse wall

Close up of bride's bouquet and dress detail

Bride carrying bouquet by her side as she walks through warehouse

Bride's bouquet

Bride holding bouquet in front of window

Light shining through bride's wedding dress sleeve

Bride standing by warehouse window

Bride standing in front of warehouse window

Bride holding arms out in warehouse

Bride wearing Gaia wedding dress with veil

Bride wearing Gaia wedding dress with veil

Bride walking in warehouse

Bride sitting against warehouse wall

Bride's legs

Bride under veil

Bridal bouquet on warehouse floor

Creative Team

Photography: The Virtue

Concept and Styling: Elizabeth Jean Weddings

Shoot Location: Vintage Industries, New Plymouth, New Zealand

Wedding Dress: ‘Gaia’ by Brooke Tyson Ritual

Flowers: Petal and Prickle

Hair: KN Hair CoLab

Make-Up: Makeup by Annalee

Stationery: Crafted by Hilary

Crockery: Ruthie Frank Ceramics

Catering: Pancake Theory

Model: Bex May, Renown PR