Images: Honey Lens Wedding Photography & The Hazel Club

I hope you all had a great weekend! After straining my back getting Charlie out of his car seat, and then straining it again the next day changing his diaper, I tried to just relax this weekend. Man, is this what getting old is like? We are starting to get into the spirit of spooky season, and slowly putting up some decorations. So today’s styled shoot is a perfect way to get you in the mood for Halloween.

Our Halloween-inspired styled shoot took place in a beautiful, moody wooded setting, with an ambiance of dark elegance. The juxtaposition between light and dark, beauty and non-beauty, played against hints of light colors mixed with the dark tones and touches of modern accents with vintage flair.  The contrasting floral arrangements featured deep traditional tones with pops of light colors, bring this dark, yet beautiful set to life.

A moody, whimsical bar is the backdrop of their first toast as a couple with whimsical cocktails, like Poisoned Apple and Gold Champagne, featuring edible glitter, dry ice, and cedar smoked wood infusions.

The magpie was a huge inspiration and was featured as the cake topper on a non-traditional dark and light wedding cake. I love the folklore of magpies collecting shiny objects, and the juxtaposition between the dark, ugly bird being and the beautiful, shiny metals it loves to collect.

To end this stunning evening, the bride and groom were enveloped in an orange smoke cloud that brought mystery and intrigue to the set.  This couple invoked the very nature of “till death do them part”.


Photographers: Honey Lens Wedding Photography & The Hazel Club | Planner: Marissa Rice Weddings & Events | Venue: Whitehead Lodge | Designer: Aisha Thomas Events | Rentals: CE Rentals | Florist: PS Floral Design | Plants: Mystic Roots Co. | Bakery: The Fox & The Cake & CTO Sweets | Mobile Bar: Carolina Crafts on Tap | Signage: Hailey Elizabeth Designs | Invitations: Lindsey Tyn Weddings | Veil: From This Day Forward Weddings | Makeup Artist: Makeup by Melia |


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