A Halloween themed styled shoot like you've never seen before! Typically, when we think of Halloween we are met with orange and black color schemes, pumpkins, skeletons, and an overall cheesy vibe. However, this styled shoot is far from that. Elizabeth Bliss Events shows how couples can get creative with their fall wedding and even play around with the Halloween theme. This styled shoot is full of dark, moody, and romantic inspiration.
Keep scrolling to see more photos by Missie Lafrenz Photography. Elizabeth Bliss Events planned every detail of this wedding inspiration and Tulipsis Floral created all of these incredible florals you'll see throughout. Reed Shepherd Films was there to film as this inspiration came to life at Harpors Vineyard. All the images are in the full gallery, so be sure to click through and read on to hear more from Elizabeth Bliss Events.
I see so many couples go for fall weddings, but feel that they can't come up with a unique enough theme. If you search 'Halloween Wedding' on Pinterest, you're met with pumpkins and skeletons, bright orange and black color schemes, and overall a cheesy Halloween theme that, let's be honest, you're not going for at all.
I wanted to create a styled shoot that appeals to more couples by using more of a dark, moody, and romantic feel. When it came to the invitations, I knew I wanted to use Tandem Hart. I'm close with the owners and love everything they create, so choosing them was a no-brainer.
For the detail shots pictured, we included a burgundy cheesecloth table runner, the bridal bouquet, the invitation suite, crystals, and of course the jewelry. The jewelry was created by Owen Jewelry Design and is truly unique to the couple, literally! They create one-of-a-kind jewelry designed specially for each couple!
Now for the best part of the shoot, the design! Gone is your traditional orange and black color scheme, instead, we opted for burgundy, dark plum, and black. For the décor I wanted to keep it modern yet still unique. So for our first table, we used bud vases, a mix of gold votives, tall pillar candles, a large crystal table number, and smaller crystals such as selenite and amethyst. Then each place setting at the first table had gold beaded chargers, black dinner plates, black champagne flutes, burgundy napkins with a gold spider web napkin holder, gold acrylic name plates, tarot cards, and matte black silverware.
For the second table, I used gold taper stands with black taper candles, gold votives, bud vases, large crystal table number, selenite crystal towers, and small selenite crystal balls. For the place settings, I decided to do gold beaded chargers, shimmery lavender dinner plates, black champagne flutes, black silk napkins with menu cards, small crystal name plates, and matte black silverware.
The head table was the focal point of the entire room, I wanted it to draw everyone's attention immediately after walking into the venue. To do so, I used a dark hexagon arbor and attached a neon sign that read 'Til Death' , looped some black draping around the arbor, and attached some floral arrangements to either side. The front of the head table had a large floral arrangement, black taper candles, and a mix of gold votives. On the floor in front of the head table, I used an assortment of different-sized pillar candles to create a moody and eerie feel.
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Then for the entry and guestbook table, I used a black wooden vanity provided by Borrow My Vintage, and placed some spell books, a crystal ball, an amethyst tower, a "we've been dying to meet you" welcome sign, skeleton figurines, and a favors section.
For guest favors, I wanted to give couples a new and unique wedding favor idea that their guests will love: Candles! These candles were created by Flame and Flicker Candle Co. and made for the cutest wedding guest favors!
For the guest seating chart, I took a long black mirror and staged the table numbers on that. I printed the table numbers on glittery white cardstock, then I used a special ruler to carefully tear and rip the edges of the paper to create a more rustic and tarnished look.
The ceremony area was, in my opinion, the best designed. I hung glass orbs from the built-in trellis and put realistic-looking led candles in them, hung large floral arrangements from the top, and had black draping hanging from either side. I used an assortment of different-sized pillar candles on the ground and lined the ceremony aisle, then placed different styled and shaped rugs down the aisle.
The venue I chose had a lot of cool photo op areas! One of my favorites was this greenery wall! On one side it was a plain greenery wall with the cheers sign, and on the other side it was a champagne wall.
If you've taken the time to go through these photos, I'm sure you've noticed the longhorn skull with floral by now. Emily with Tulipsis Floral
told me she'd love to get creative with a skull for the shoot. I had an idea already in my head of what she was attempting to create, but never in my wildest dreams did I think it would turn out as incredible and beautiful as it did!
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