Images: Silver Bear Creative

It’s almost the end of the week, and we’re getting ready for another trip to Pittsburgh. This time for our niece’s birthday, and to do a little house hunting. It’s been a rollercoaster of a week for me as I’ve been talking with mortgage lenders, trying to get pre-approval. And let me tell you, it is not easy now that Justin is consulting full time. The whole system just makes no sense when in reality, anyone with a corporate job could be fired at a moment’s notice. But I digress…as we approach Halloween, today’s styled shoot is giving me all the spooky season vibes.

I love playing with an aesthetic that people may not consider in wedding design and featuring real couples that break the “model” mold so that everyone can see themselves in our work. I love Game of Thrones, and anything with an old world feel, so I put together this GOT inspired vision. I did not want it to be somber or cliche, just inspired by the dark elements, the gothic elegance, and the regal nature of the show.

We used colors that would be bold and vibrant, and featured a biracial couple. For florals, we wanted organic shapes and lots of moss to give a sort of living, growing look to all of the designs. The colors were to be, “as red as blood and as dark as night,” as I pitched it to the venue. We used textures like velvet and fur to add to the depth of the details. I created a tea-stained look for the stationary to include wax seals and vintage accent pieces. The bride wore a gothic gold crown and a black dress to elevate the look and match her partner in his all black suit. We had such a blast designing this and hope you and your viewers love it as much as we do!


Photographer: Silver Bear Creative | Venue: Ma Maison Wedding & Event Venue | Design & Decor: Marion Matrimony Events | Florist: Marion Matrimony Events | Invitations & Calligraphy: Marion Matrimony Events | Cake: Sweet Dey Cakes | Makeup Artist: Silk + Glow | Officiant: Running Reverend |

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