Dark Romance Wedding Ideas

Halloween wedding invite

Vintage shutters, rustic church pews, dramatic chandeliers, and tufted burlap upholstery were the perfect props for a hauntingly beautiful bridal scene. All this rustic vintage goodness can be found at RJ Imports. Which, also happens to be one of Amy’s favorite home decor shops in San Juan Capistrano, California.

While it was a fun for these Orange County wedding vendors to use this amazing space to create something with a bit of an eerie vibe, they wanted to show brides that you can  incorporate all of the ideas shown here into a real wedding. Designed by Pink Peppermint Design  and photographed by Kimberlee Miller Photography. For more dark romance wedding ideas, be sure to go look in the full gallery here.

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On The DIY DECOR

From: Pink Peppermint Design I hand dipped and glittered white pumpkins to add a graphic detail that would play nicely off of the colorful whimsical floral arrangement on the table. This is an easy and inexpensive touch for any fall wedding and would be easy to incorporate into any color scheme. Using muslin, black cotton fabric, and some appliqué fusing, I made vintage silhouette appliqués that I applied to muslin pennants to identify the Bride and Groom’s seats at the table. A vintage inspired fabric bunting was created by tearing 3 inch strips of assorted cotton fabrics and stitching them together to create varied lengths to drape both behind the dessert table and on the bride and groom’s chairs. It was an easy way to introduce more patterns and textures into the design. Hand antiqued chargers, ruffled muslin table runners and chalkboard tag escort cards embellished with old keys, velvet ribbon, and rhinestones rounded out the DIY elements.

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Halloween Dessert Ideas

Shana Clemence of Society Sweets baked up all these hauntingly  delicious treats. Perfect for your next dark romantic event. Black candied apples, skeleton printed chocolate sugar cookies and other elegant treats dressed the rustic dessert table.

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Poison Apple Recipe

Prep time: 10 minutes | Inactive time: 2 hours | Cook time: 10 minutes | Total time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

For the sauce:
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
4 tablespoons butter, unsalted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
black food coloring

For the apples
6 Granny Smith apples
Skewers

Directions
1. To make the caramel, in a medium-size saucepan over medium heat, heat the brown sugar and heavy cream.Whisk constantly until the sugar is dissolved. Add in the butter 1 tablespoon at a time, careful to mix well after each addition. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and stir continuously while adding in the vanilla until the mixture is thick and lightly browned, about 6 minutes. You need to keep stirring to prevent the sauce from burning.
2. Once browned, remove the mixture from the heat, and immediately pour it into a sterilized jar. Chill it for about 1 hour (to thicken up). Once the apples are ready to dip, add enough food coloring to the caramel to get a nice, rich black color.
3. Remove the stems from the tops of the apples, and carefully insert the skewers into the centers. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
4. One at a time, dip the apples into the caramel, covering them to the very top (but leaving a circle around the skewer that shows off the green). Hold the apples up above the caramel so the excess can drip off. Place the apples on the parchment paper, and chill them for about 1 hour.
5. Once ready to serve, remove the black caramel apples from the parchment paper, and enjoy. Recipe via: she knows

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Styling: Pink Peppermint Design
Sweets:  Society Sweets
Photography: Kimberlee Miller Photography
Flowers: Posey Pop
Hair and Make Up: Brittangy GharringVintage
Tableware: Cherished Rentals
Venue  RJ Imports
Models: Valyn Dobson and Addison Doezie
Dresses: Black (Bloomingdales) Cream (JCrew)

Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: black, brown, red, white

DIY Playful Garden Wedding

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Too cute and would you believe it, this inspiration is made up mostly of DIYs! Designed by Laced With Love Events and captured by Buns Photography we promise this DIY playful garden wedding will make you smile! Want to see more? Of course you do, so check out the full gallery here to see all of the fantastic details!

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Floral Crown Recipe

Green grape leaf vine, gunni eucalyptus, blue thistle, yellow billy balls, snow white feverfew. Now you’ll be able to create this look on your own!

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Boutonniere Recipe

Gunni eucalyptus, blue thistle, snow white feverfew, yellow billy balls. Want a matching hubs? We vote yes!

brightly colored bouquet from Kats Creations Floral Design

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Bouquet Recipe

For a fun, flirty rustic garden look with a pop of color, we used brightly colored florals for our brides bouquet. Zinnias, purple lisianthus, yellow billy balls, silver dusty miller, blue thistle, geranium leaves, and zinnia foliage. The kind of bouquet that isn’t for the shy of color!

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DIY Donut & Dessert Bar

From Laced With Love Events :
We custom ordered the Donuts from Pink Ribbon Donuts in Mission Viejo, CA. They were amazing. They did a great job in using bright and vibrant colors to coordinate with our theme. You can display the donuts on a tiered dessert display or on a dessert platter like we used, and stack them carefully so they don’t topple over. We went with the small cake donuts, and used hot pink and a neon yellow with retro colored sprinkles. You can go with just a white frosted, or any color that goes with your theme. Donuts are a fun and delicious treat to share with your guests!

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How To DIY glittered candles

These glitter dipped candles are fun, cute, and SUPER easy to create. All you need are unscented candle sticks, glitter, regular school glue or fast drying craft glue if you’re in a hurry, and a medium sandwich baggie.

1. Place a generous amount of glitter in the bag.
2. Rub glue on the candle as high as you’d like the glitter to be- don’t put glue on the very bottom of the candle.
3. While holding the bag open, carefully dip the candle and twist and twirl it around until the glue is covered in glitter.
4. Stand up in a holder and leave to dry.

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Photography: Buns Photography
Event designer: Laced With Love Events
Flowers: Kat's Creations Floral Design
Dress shop: Rose and Delilah
Prop/furniture rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Jewelry: Dalia's Little Shop
custom cake donuts: Pink Ribbon Donuts
custom cake pops: Pop Art Cake Pops

Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: blue, gold, green, orange, pink, yellow
Styles: backyard, diy, garden

Colagrossi Studio

Colagrossi Studio

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Mitch and Destany, of Colagrossi Studio, are two photography classmates who fell in love. After years of friendship with Destany calling him “blue shoes” their quirky personalities and passion for art brought them together. They live in a tiny house with two adorable/annoying cat-children named Eloise and Hugo and absolutely LOVE to travel. Although they live in the Midwest, nothing gets them more excited than a wedding in a new part of the country or world! View all of their fun loving work here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page.

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