Once upon a time there were two gorgeous, stylish women who were madly in love. One day they decided to elope. With an adoration for all things Autumn and Halloween, it only made sense for them to embrace those things on their big day. So, they called on their four closest friends to be witnesses and bridesmaids. Being a Halloween themed celebration, each bridesmaid wore her favorite black dress and painted her face appropriately. Instead of bouquets, they carried little black lanterns. Even their celebrant got in on the fun, wearing a black mask for the occasion. Details included a casket shaped ring box, which was hand painted as a DIY project, little ceramic skulls, and blood red wine.
One bride wore a vintage Jessica McClintock dress and a black veil, while carrying a simple bouquet of red flowers. The other bride rocked a sexy black pantsuit by Banana Republic with black heels by Charles David, with a black birdcage veil and orange flowers. Their ceremony was held in a small outdoor location, wrapped in fall foliage. Vows were read off of handmade cards that were decorated with calligraphy and watercolor paint. One bride wore a simple silver band with small diamonds, while the other wore a large diamond ring. Laughter and tears filled the air, as the two said their handwritten vows. Promises for a lifetime together, full of fun and adventure. A simple kiss sealed the deal at the end of the ceremony and they were pronounced Mrs. & Mrs. in front of their closest friends in the world.
Following the ceremony and wedding party portraits, the couple said goodbye to their beloved friends and celebrant and continued the celebration in a more intimate setting, with just the two of them. A toast, a sip, and a walk around the gardens rounded out their beautiful day, before heading off to their honeymoon.
Bride’s dress – Jessica McClintock (vintage)
Bride’s suit – Banana Republic
Bride’s shoes – Charles David
Ring box: DIY
Vow cards: DIY
Lanterns: Craft Warehouse
Skulls: Craft Warehouse
Please note: This story is fiction, as this was an inspiration shoot.