Detroit Industrial Wedding at Jam Handy

Eggplant and Gold Industrial Wedding in Detroit

Brittny Drye Founder + Editor-in-Chief of Love Inc. Magazine | On-Air Wedding Expert | LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Wedding Industry

The raw warehouse space of Jam Handy in Detroit proved to be the perfect space to bring Maura and Audrey's creative wedding vision to life. They worked closely with Ann of Bash Event Planning & Design to bring in a beautiful mix of industrial vibes and glamour.

The brides exchanged vows in front of the towering, oversized metal doors, led by their family friend, Di. “She asked us both in private what our favorite things are about each other and incorporated them into our vows,” says Audrey. “We had her keep the ceremony short, it was about 20 minutes, and it went even better than we had anticipated.”

The reception tables were topped with eggplant-colored linens, gold and brass candlesticks and beautifully textured, unruly florals of eucalyptus, basil, grapes and roses. A special mantle wine bar vignette was created for Maura's mom, who had passed. “Mary was an incredibly welcoming and fun person who had an undeniable presence about her; we wanted to try to bring a piece of that into the space,” says Audrey. Maura collected some of her favorite pictures of her mom along with a box of wine (Maryā€™s drink of choice), and a light box with the quote ā€œI keep my wine on the mantel because it makes it classy.” “A running joke Mauraā€™s mom used to make,” laughs Audrey. “Our venue had a small fireplace off to the side near the desert table with a mantel that was perfect spot to put everything.”

Not big on cake, they ended the evening with a cookie bar complete with take-home bags, with classic and creative flavors such as banana pudding, raspberry cheesecake and Mad Mix, a combination of Butterfinger and barbecue chips. “I had several sorority sisters come up saying that had as many cookies as their clutches could hold,” says Audrey.


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Wedding Vendors!

Wedding Planning & Floral Design: Bash Event Planning & Design

Photography: Anna Jo Photography

Venue: The Jam Handy

Suit Design: 1701 Bespoke

Dress Shop: The Wedding Shoppe

Floral Supplier: Mayesh

Cookies: Detroit Cookie Co.

Catering: Soprano's Catering

Catering: El Charro

Linens: Luxe Event Linen

Hairstylist: Simply Evana Cosmetics

Makeup Artist: Beauty by Bianca Sandiha


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