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01- Styled Shoot

WAREHOUSE ECLECTIC

A collaboration at Old Auction Room, Albany: Photography by In The Wilds of Someplace; Concept, Styling and Furniture by The BIB Approach; Florals by Lush Floral Design; Tablewares and lighting by Albany Event Hire; Sweets by Entice Food Co; Stationery by Naomi B Designs and Cutlery by Why Industries. 

Timber beams, exposed brick walls, rustic floor boards, natural light and a feel of times gone by- The Old Auction room in Albany is a building that evokes creativity in its own right. The natural, rustic hues of the building and its wares provided much of the inspiration for the shoot. The perfect foundation for a warehouse vibe with a boho-luxe edge; a natural, golden color palette; and a focus on textures. The first time I visited Old Auction Room, I just knew it would be perfect for a wedding. Originally one of Albany’s first General Merchants, it was erected in the late 1800’s. I later found out that it once housed beer kegs, so maybe the old building always wanted to party. The dried floral creations were also central to the colours I chose to work with- muted, natural tones from dried natives, creating beautiful textures. These subtle tones meant the textures of the building and furniture could also speak for themself, without being over-run by any bold colors. The vintage brass pots, lanterns, animal skulls and geodes were contrasted against the luxury of the agate coasters, gold cutlery, glass cloches and rattan chargers. The focus on textures extended to the stationery with beautiful textured white card, torn edges, gold leaf detailing, flowing script and gold font. Candle light and festoon lighting reflected off the surfaces of the hand polished cutlery, brass ornaments and those edgy toffee shards, sitting in hand-piped, vanilla, Italian-meringue buttercream and roasted hazelnut. Eight creative vendors coming together perfectly, for a Warehouse Eclectic.