For those that are bold enough, adventurous enough, and most certainly open-minded enough, there is a whole other world to be had when it comes to styling your wedding. Wedding photographers The Byrd Sisters Films teamed up with Alexis Solano Events to create a gorgeously dark and romantic woodland wedding that will leave your head swooning! Tucked away into the wooded hills of Malibu Phoenix, like a special little secret, the team of local wedding pros turned an otherwise masculine color palette on its head into a thing of glorious beauty. While the sweetheart table, covered in mood blooms accented by a regal place setting is certainly repeat worthy, its all about the attention grabbing desserts for me. Whats a dark romantic woodland wedding without an incredibly pin worthy black wedding cake?? What could one pair with such a beauty, why black 'candied' apples of course! From the lusciously dark photography to the moody chic styling, I dare you not to covet this dark romance.
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Tucked away into the The Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm is a bride so chic with dark side streak. No white wedding dress could contain her, no traditional affair would fit her. It was only when she harnessed her inner Gothic chic wedding Goddess that she finally felt free... Georgia wedding photographer Rustic White Photography does a stunning job of capturing every inch of beauty that there to this incredibly stylish chic wedding featuring an eye catching bridal separates wedding dress, Furiosa by Elizabeth Dye. No Goddess would ever feel quite right without a finishing touch like the ever so Delicate Lauren Leaf Bandeaux by Jennifer Behr to dot her hair. While the black gown with golden crown are the fashion stars, its hard to ignore the autumn hued wild bouquet from Amanda Jewel Floral + Design that is as much about statement and drama as our Gothic chic Goddess. Add these stylish elements into southern ruins dripping in history, taken back by nature, and you have yourself the makings of a hauntingly perfect southern romance that perfume ads would blush at.
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Fun fact, my daughter was born in Sleepy Hollow New York! This fun little relationship has reignited my excitment for Halloween, specifically the jovial lighthearted side to the holiday. My husband and I agreed that each year we would show her the passion and delightful spirit that surrounds Halloween. Hosting a Halloween dinner party falls perfectly inline with that! Molly Mckinley Designs teamed up with the amazing Rustic White Photography at the The Foundry at Puritan Mill to create a vibrant Halloween dinner party that plays on the chic whimsical side of things. The result is a colorful tablescape dotted with big bold blooms, shapely gourds, towering black candles and an elegant modern place setting. Food is another wonderful opportunity to not just create a epicurean experience that delights, but to add gorgeous scenery to any event like the scrumptious Butternut Squash Hummus. If you're looking to host a Halloween dinner party, be sure to take in Molly McKinley's 10 Tips, which will help you pull off an elevated affair that is all about the wonder!
One of my absolutely favorite places to look for wedding inspiration are places that are anything but wedding related. There is something so refreshing about looking outside of a particular genera, essentially seeing how the other half lives if you will. Elements in women's style such as hair and makeup can be transported from any glossy page, simply insert occasion/event here. Even attire, like the gorgeous dark floral beauties here, speak to occasions such as bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, engagement photos and more. Love a gorgeous lip, cant get enough of a certain curl, who cares under what pretense you find that inspiration, all that matters IS that your being inspired. When Colors of Freedom from Passionate Wedding Photography came my way I was down right giddy. Fresh, bold editorial yumminess that oozed style perfection. Women's fashion is all about style and is unique as it is organic in evolution. This little editorial spread features 5 moody dark floral loving looks that are all kinds of style everything. While the dresses are divine, its the unapologetic bold red lip and wind loving pencil perfect locks that I cant get enough of. The making to any great style is one that captures perfection all while harnessing effortless ease, like you didnt care, but we know you soooo did and we love you for it.