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Image: Jordan Zobrist Photography

IT’S HALLOWEEN! But you already knew that. I think, more importantly, it’s my first wedding-free weekend in a LONG TIME. Instead of relaxing though, I will be driving up to freezing cold Happy Valley to cheer on my Nittany Lions (can we PRETTY PLEASE win this weekend?!). Then on Sunday I am SUPER excited because Andy & I are starting the next big-ish DIY project in our rowhouse – tackling the upstairs floors!!

We’ve had GROSS carpets up there since we moved in. Andy & I have gone back and forth about what to do to change that (he wanted reclaimed wood again, I was voting for something cheaper) but we’ve landed on this: DIY Wide Plank Floors. The plan is to paint our with a shiny black paint – I’ll be sure to post pictures as we go along!

Link Love:

[icon size=”small” image=”icon-heart”] An older post – but I’ve written a similar one before about how I hate “Wedding Trends”. Rock N Roll Bride kills the subject too.

[icon size=”small” image=”icon-heart”] Typecase Industries is selling the CUTEST letterpress holiday gift tags! (I already bought 3 sets)

[icon size=”small” image=”icon-heart”]  Pretty Entertaining launched a new recurring post called The Little Things and I love it! This one focuses on what to do with your engagement ring before you walk down the aisle.

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And now, more from that DELICIOUS Corpse Bride // Day of the Dead Bridal Inspiration Shoot!

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From the Photographer:

The concept behind this shoot was to create an alternative bridal inspiration shoot that drew deeply from the traditions of the season. There are two different brides presented here, a bride inspired by the festive and vibrant colors of Dia de los Muertos, and a bride that is my personal take on the Corpse Bride. With both brides, I wanted to do something more dark, raw, and unique to show that there is exceptional beauty in the non-traditional bride. And show that not every bridal session has to be light, airy, and whimsical to be beautiful. There is a very real, raw, and emotional beauty to this shoot that I hope you connect with. It is perfect for getting in the Halloween spirit and celebrating the non-traditional bride!

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Dia de los Muertos
For this shoot we used the vibrant colors of the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos as our inspiration. The beautiful purple headpiece by Amber Dickson of Amber Reverie was inspired by a headpiece worn by Lana Del Rey. We used the fading fall hills as our back drop and used vintage treasures such as a tarnished jewelry box and old mid-century wooden chair. Jaden looks hauntingly beautiful in this shoot and her fair skin and pale green eyes literally glow in the fading light.

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The Corpse Bride
This shoot made all my dark and twisted dreams come true. Jaden is wearing a slim and sleek black lace vintage dress with a long white drop veil for a dramatic and eerie effect. She looks so ghostly yet beautiful surrounded by the barren landscape. The bouquet designed by Amber was full of deep purples and greens and worked perfectly with Jaden’s skin tone and lip color. The low light worked in our favor as we created a scene fitting for a corpse bride.

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Vendors ~ Photography: Jordan Zobrist Photography | Floral and Design: Amber Reverie| Model  | Jaden Johnson | Floral Dress: Vintage | Black Lace Dress: Vintage


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