Modern Wedding Venue The Arbor Loft

Happy first anniversary to Rochester’s most unique, modern wedding venue… The Arbor Loft! Recently, Revival Vintage Rentals, McKay’s Photography and Hohm Designs threw our love of all things vintage together and designed a full styled wedding at the brand new modern vintage wedding venue: Arbor Loft.

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Together with my wedding vendor besties, we created a fresh and gorgeously styled sample wedding with a modern vintage flair.

We hand-selected and featured Rochester’s freshest wedding professionals, bringing hot new trends right to you.

Fun fact: I photographed everything on a vintage film camera! All images below were captured 100% on film.

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The day began with the wonderful ladies of Bombshell Beauties getting right to work on hair and makeup for all of our ‘bridesmaids’ and the ‘bride’.

With authentic vintage bridesmaid dresses hand-selected from Jane Vintage, Agathi from the Arbor Loft guided the theme and look for the ladies using a modern twist.

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Couture NYC wedding gown designer, Jaclyn Jordan sent me two stunning wedding gowns for our styled wedding, which I hand-selected from the 2017 catalog. If anyone knows me it is that I think wedding gowns should have sleeves and color.

So I chose two gorgeous modern gowns that would bring Rochester into the future with Jaclyn Jordan’s unique designs.

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Kristina from Hohm Designs and Jodi from Revival Vintage Rentals set up each room, utilizing vintage decor rentals from their collections.

Together we staged a mock wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, wedding reception with whiskey bar, dinner, and more!

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With 6,000 square feet of venue space at the Arbor Loft, I had my work cut out for me that day. The invaluable Amy from Green Girl Press stuck around and was my right-hand woman for the photoshoot.

I couldn’t have done it all without her and Kristina, as there were a LOT of moving parts in order to pull off such an endeavor. Lauren from the Arbor Loft was also a wonderful addition to the crew and was great at herding everyone else to help set the next shot needed.

The hardest part was keeping everyone out of my photos so I could properly show the sheer size of this unique event venue in Rochester NY.

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Check out the TWO sample wedding cakes by Rochester’s best bakery: Premier Pastry!

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Happy first anniversary yet again to Agathi and crew at this unique wedding venue in Rochester NY. Your team is crushing it!

Each event I see is modern and fresh, bringing an urban charm to Rochester that is ahead of the game compared to every other wedding venue in Rochester. I love that this space is kind of a blank slate, ready for designing in any possible way.


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As a photographer, I love the bank of windows, the large hallways, the variety of nooks and crannies as well as the sheer amount of room to move around. This sample modern vintage wedding is just one in a long line of ideas on how to use the venue for any event.

Congrats on your first year and a special Thank You to all of the wedding professionals that donated their expertise and wares to this sample wedding!

Are you looking for a modern vintage wedding venue in Rochester? Check out the Wedding Venue Arbor Loft.