Today I am excited to share a colourful steelworks bridal inspiration shoot at Carrie Furnaces.
The bright colours that flow through the styling pop against the gritty steely backdrop and are quite striking.
Images were captured by Michael Will Photography.
Michale says of the shoot…
“After years of just talking about it, I’m happy to announce and share the images from our Carrie Furnace wedding inspiration shoot!”
“Now, I’ve had the pleasure of being involved in styled inspiration shoots in the past—but this one is special to me.”
“If you don’t know, Carrie Furnace is a derelict former blast furnace located along the Monongahela River in the Pittsburgh area industrial town of Swissvale, Pennsylvania, and it had formed a part of the Homestead Steel Works.”
“The Carrie Furnaces were built in 1884 and they operated until 1982.”
“During its peak, the site produced 1,000 to 1,250 tons of iron per day.”
“All that is left of the site are furnaces #6 and #7, which operated from 1907 to 1978, along with the hot metal bridge.”
“The furnaces, designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006, are among the only pre-World War II 20th century blast furnaces to survive.”
“The site is now used for educational tours and incredible events and weddings (they even hosted the American Ninja Warriors.)”
“They also participate in a graffiti exchange program and support independent artists.”
“We had a superbly talented team of individuals, who were inspired by colours, the textures, and the story of the setting.”
“Colour was a huge feature in the shoot and everyone involved brought their A game to create something special.”
Photographers: Michael Will Photography
Florist/Design: Mt. Lebanon Floral
Wardrobe Stylist: Christina Imberlina
Event Planners: Poppy Events
Hair/MUA: Hannah Conard
Stationery: Blush Paper Company
Cake: Madison Ave Cakes
Models: Bride: Maya Beatty and Groom: Zachary Barzanty