Ally + Blake – The Glass Factory – Jacksonville, FL

Our Southern Charm Events team loved working with Blake and Ally on their wedding at The Glass Factory. Their design aesthetic blended perfectly with the industrial, modern rustic vibe of the wedding venue.

Built in 1936 for the Pittsburg Plate Glass Company, it was part of the reconstruction of Jacksonville after the Great Fire of 1901. This industrial venue has over 16,000 square feet of unique, flexible space.

Ally proposed to Blake with their sweet corgi puppy, Romeo. So, it was only fitting that their puppies be part of the wedding day as ring bearer and flower girl. And, their floral collars were the perfect accessory.

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Blake wore a long flowing wedding gown with a lace bodice and long sheer lace sleeves. The wedding gown was one she dreamed of for years and traveled to North Carolina to find a boutique that would make it for her. 

Blake’s enormous cascading bouquet created the color story for the wedding day. It included bright red roses and astilbe, paired with softer cream roses and anemone, overflowing with uniquely textured greenery.

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Ally wore deep red slacks, matching vest and a soft floral patterned necktie. The boutonnieres Ally and the wedding party wore added a pop of color with antique green and deep red florals.

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The wide-open spaces and vaulted ceilings of The Glass Factory allowed for incredible modern accents set against the industrial backdrop. The aisle was set with two large barrels topped with floral arrangements in deep red, cream and greenery, that matched the pieces lining the aisle. Blake could not help but smile as she walked down that aisle to meet Ally.

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The couple exchanged their wedding vows in front of our Haley Arch (a modern, white hexagon ceremony structure) draped in floral arrangements. 

 

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After their wedding ceremony, the two explored The Glass Factory ground and took advantage of the incredible industrial urban backdrop for their wedding photos.

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Back inside, the Ryne Petite Farmhouse Table made a perfect sweetheart table set with our gold charger plates and vintage glassware arranged with the Frankie loveseat in front of the ceremony structure. The Ashleigh Sofa, Ferdinand & Isabel chairs, Elise end tables and large vintage blue rug, created a comfortable lounge seating for guests to enjoy throughout the evening.

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The wedding reception overflowed with fun, personalized details. Blake made assorted buttons with each of their baby pictures on them so guests could guess which bride each other knew. They included a Polaroid photo station and Blake even made treats referring to her obsession with FRIENDS!

 

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Guests were seated at a mix of long rustic wooden Ryne farmhouse tables lined with garlands of greenery and round tables dressed in white linen. Gold geometric containers were filled with flowers and greenery with rose gold candle holders, gold charger plates, and Blake’s handmade hexagon place cards at each setting.

 

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Guests gathered in the center of the room as for the brides’ first dance that ended in a light snow shower. Not much for tradition, and adding to the fun, the couple included a pizza bar as part of their wedding reception.

 

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An evening of dancing was followed by a Cocoa and Coffee Bar, and an incredible dessert station and a peanut butter cookie wedding cake! Beautiful vintage furnishings* and a mix of modern and vintage serving pieces continued the vintage, industrial vibe of the evening. *Bridget Buffet and Lemonade Stand

 

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The brides ended their dream wedding outside under a shower of sparklers, surrounded by family and friends.

 Congratulations Blake and Ally!

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Thank you to all of the wedding vendors who brought this fantastic wedding to life.

Jacksonville Wedding Planner and Designer: Southern Charm Events

Jacksonville Wedding Venue: The Glass Factory

Catering and Bar Service: Chef’s Garden Catering and Events

Florals: The Wild Thistle

Hair Stylist: Delia Gullion

Makeup Artist: Kimberly Sasser

Wedding Photographer: Flora + Fauna

Wedding Videographer: Drew Brown

DJ: Footloose Entertainment

Rentals: Southern Charm Events + Rentals