One of the most MAGICAL photoshoots we've ever had the opportunity to be a part of! With Halloween just around the corner, Carol Oliva of Carol Oliva Photography and Patti of Willow and Plum were inspired to create an artistically gothic, dark and moody shoot with incredibly beautiful details. Haunted Couture.
We knew we had the perfect black dress from our Watters Collection. The Raquel dress was our top and only choice! We got swept away with Raquel's dramatic winged sleeves. A high halter neckline and scooped back slink into a long back slit making this dress a must. If you're looking for the perfect long black dress - this is the one!
Finding our ideal couple was also an easy and obvious choice. Mariam and Edward possess the dark and glamorous aura that all bewitching tales of love require. Mariam the Sorcerous and Edward, with his devil-may-care charm, played their roles perfectly. Perhaps it wasn't an act? :) :)
It's all in the details! We've all heard that, but it's so true. Our team of creatives pulled out all the stops. Blush Makeup Studio of Monterey created a hair and makeup look that was PERFECT! Very glamorous, exotic and exciting. Erica Freestone forged custom jewelry just for the occasion. Literally creating pieces up to the time of the shoot! These belong in your jewelry box!
Rachel of Bay Cakes designed a delicious dark cake that is not just for Halloween This cake is a must for your next event! Nicole of Altogether Lovely Shop. Calligraphy and invitations at its finest. Take a look at the poem from The Corpse Bride. Haunting and lovely.
The florals, the decor, the details galore, is Willow and Plum. Pampas grass crescent moon, antlers and rustic details. The images below say it all. We're in love with it all!
There are so many moments of inspiration in these images. What we adore is that it's too beautiful to be just about Halloween. These are visions that we will carry with us and inspire us throughout the winter season.
Let the most glamorous season of the year begin!
We can never give enough love and credit to these amazing wedding and event professionals that always go above and beyond in everything they do! Photography: Carol Oliva Photography Florals and Event Decor: Willow and Plum, Hair and Makeup: Blush Makeup Studio, Custom Jewelry: Erica Freestone, Cake Designer: Bay Cakes Design, Calligraphy: Altogether Lovely Shop, Bridal and Special Occasion Boutique: Epiphany Boutique