Clients’ visions come in all shapes and sizes. Trends have a significant impact on what the day to day wedding looks like. While each wedding is different, they usually contain elements of trends such as blush pink, gold, and greenery. It is an extremely rare opportunity when I am allowed to think completely outside the box. That is exactly what happened with this Halloween inspired wedding. I was beyond excited that I could delve into the forbidden, spooky and hauntingly magical. A Halloween wedding is the perfect opportunity to have both a trick and a treat.
In conjunction with AG Skin Atelier, we conjured this Union of Souls Ceremony. We cultivated an amazing dream team to bring my vision to life. The vendors I partnered with love Halloween just as much as I do, which resulted in these mind-blowing photos.
Dana Vahl, the beautiful bride, wore a custom C.Rinella Designs gown that was to die for! Look at that lace detail! Marifel Wiesta created a custom headpiece and added five pounds of blond magic to Dana’s already long blond locks. Finally, Adrianna Ghilarducci with AG Skin Atelier turned Dana into our hauntingly beautiful Wiccan bride.
Grant McNamara, the owner of Wedding GPS, a men’s custom suit and wedding day preparation company, provided his custom suit and served as our devastatingly handsome groom.
A wedding would not be complete without a cake. Even in a cemetery, a union of souls ceremony requires a spooky cake complete with antlers. Delish Cakes handcrafted this masterpiece and it tasted as good as it looked! BBJ Linens provided the brand new Azari linen, which looked like a spider web. It could not have been more fitting! Marquee Event Rentals loaned all of the rental pieces and the large candlesticks have been in my family for 30 years, they are actually funeral pieces!
When I contacted Meredith Tummillo, from Studio M Creations, to create an invitation suite I told her I wanted to light her invitation on fire! Meredith managed to incorporate the look and feel of an ouija board into the response card. She also created scrolls which contained their vows. Such a great idea!
Can we talk about the flowers for a moment?!? O.M.G how cool are those centerpieces! Nichole Johnston from XO Design Co blew my mind. I knew she was the perfect fit for this concept the moment I met her a few years ago. She channels a little Stevie Nicks and the song Rhiannon pops into my head every time I chat with Nichole. As a result, she managed to pull off the “Good Witch” vibe with her stunning florals and sorcery bouquet.
Finally, this entire concept was brought to life by Gabriel, the owner of Rowan Oak Studios. While this was my first opportunity working with him, he blew me out of the water. Gabriel’s talent and artistic eye left me speechless. You would be doing yourself a huge favor by hiring him for your wedding.
Together, we battled a swarm of hungry mosquitoes and escaped a lightning storm to create and capture these hauntingly beautiful images. I hope your Halloween wedding is just as hauntingly beautiful! If on the other hand, the thought of hosting a Halloween wedding is giving you nightmares, you might want to pop over here and read how hiring a professional can help save the day.