Imagine a wedding on Halloween…what do you envision? Instead of the commercially prevalent orange pumpkins and witches riding on brooms, a more glamorous route was taken for this styled shoot. We were so excited to work with some of our favorite event professionals, including Lee Forrest Design, Two Sweets Bake Shop, Everything Cake, and Bumby Photography, at an amazing location–the stunningly dramatic Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando. Imagined by Two Sweets Bake Shop and designed in partnership with Mobella Events, this team of wedding pros produced a romantic look full of candles and decadence with touches of whimsy here and there.
Rich purples and vivid red were used as accent colors to the inky black and gleaming gold that took center stage for the color scheme. Both the invitations and the menus used gold foil on black stock. The invitation was layered on top of gold metallic and black stock with a thick black satin ribbon tied in a bow on one side. Gold foil was used to create an ornate frame-like border around the playful text: telling guests that “the wicked pleasure of your company is requested” and reiterating the slightly morbid sentiment “’til death do us part.” Branch-like artwork capped the top and bottom of the invitation, and a tiny bat was placed at the bottom for a classic Halloween touch.
The same artwork from the invitation was used on the black menus. The round shape of the menus was created by die-cut to fit perfectly on the vintage china from A Chair Affair. We assumed that the cake from Everything Cake was a “death by chocolate” cake! Speaking of decadence, Two Sweets Bake Shop outdid themselves with the amazing dessert buffet. We created tent cards for the various sweets (also gold foil on black) that warned guests: “antidote as yet unavailable.” Bats and skulls and cross bones added a decorative accent that brought back the Halloween theme.
We channeled classic Halloween decor when creating the escort card table. Using our new printed wood technique, we created “tombstones” for the escort cards along with a sign for guests to “find your resting place.” Each card read “here lies,” then the guest’s name, the their “plot” number (the table number). The cards were placed amongst moss for full graveyard effect. The guests knew they were at the correct table when they found the coordinating printed wood table numbers listing their plot number.
We loved that this shoot was so detailed! From the tiny spider on our escort card table sign, to the rosary cross in the bride’s bouquet, to the Day of the Dead figurines on the dessert buffet, everything was so well thought out. We could definitely see this styled shoot translating into a real-life wedding full of beautifully personal touches.
If this dark glam look is totally “you,” contact us for a consultation. We can help you create the perfect paper goods for your wedding or special event.
So thrilled to have been part of this team! A huge thank you and congratulations to all of the vendors involved in this shoot:
Venue: The Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando
Planner: Mobella Events
Photography: Bumby Photography
Dessert Buffet: Two Sweets Bake Shop
Cake: Everything Cake
Floral and Decor: Lee Forrest Design
Wedding & Reception Gowns: Modern Bridal Shop
Video: Seltzer Films
Draping: Quest Drape
Hair & Makeup: Marigold Scott
Jewelry: Monarch Jewelry & Art
Lighting: Elegant Entertainment DJ & Video Services
Tuxedo: Absolutely Fitting
Guest Table Linens: GBS Linens
Dessert Buffet Linen: Wildflower Linens
Tables, Chairs, China Rentals: A Chair Affair
Stationery: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio
Models: Nathaniel Lyra, Jackie Nixon