Meghan Byrne, above, was photographed in her wedding dress with the industrial backdrop of Canal Street in downtown Shelton.
Luscious Locks and Lashes, a salon in Shelton, conducted the photo shoot to showcase the beauty of a bride in conditions that tell a larger story — highlighting the changes taking on Canal Street, where more old industrial buildings are likely to come down in the future to make way for redevelopment.
The photo shoot involved different brides in various Canal Street settings.
‘Prepped for new beginnings’
“We thought it was important to showcase the life and vibrancy these factories once represented,” according to Luscious Locks and Lashes publicity material. “In several cases, these now empty and cold factories were full of life.”
“It was because of these factories, Shelton was put on the map,” leading to new businesses, new families, and new economic activity, the business said.
“Soon, these buildings will be empty lots, prepped for new beginnings … Before the buildings come down, we wanted to say a special goodbye to old life, and welcome the new life to come,” according to the business.
Luscious Locks and Lashes is a hair, makeup and extension bar at 469 Howe Ave., second floor. It is owned and operated by twin sisters Jessica and Liz Arrindell, who also run the Glitzy Twins — a children’s salon, spa and party spot — in the same location.
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