Spooky

Fantasy Friday ~ A Kickass, Zombie, Pirate Halloween Wedding...

It's Halloween. How could I not show you a fabulously spooky awesome Halloween wedding? Right? I mean... Isn't that what I'm supposed to do? Now, as you know, I don't always follow the rules, but this one was too good to pass up. Seriously, any bride who takes a fucking scissors to the bridesmaid dresses is cool in my book. That AND a black and white wedding dress and pirate groomsmen? Hell yeah! I can't... It's too good.

See for yourselves, bridey. I'll let Allison, the bride, take over to explain a bit about her wedding... Enjoy, bridey!! And Happy Halloween!

From the bride: My dress was from Ebay. I knew I wanted a funky black and white dress, but still wanted to look like a bride. So I typed in "black and white corset dress" and my dress was one of the first to come up. I loved it immediately and ordered it within days. Not the usual bridal party makeup... You never see a fake hand anymore.From the bride: I found the bridesmaids dresses on Ebay- when they arrived, we grabbed some knives, scissors, lighters and fake blood and just went to town on these dresses. We had no real direction- just chop, slash and splatter until they were zombified to our liking. From the bride: I thought it would be great for the zomb-maids to have dead flowers in their hands since they were supposed to be "dead" after all. Can you imagine being a bridesmaid? Hold on... Let me take a scissors to my dress and paint my face full of fake blood. Um, okay!!!From the bride: When thinking of good ideas for parents costumes, right away James said that my dad had to be Superman. "He's the father of the bride!- He has to be superman!" So that was a done deal. My dad was happy to oblige.Love this pic! I love it even with the ref officiating their wedding!

Fantasy Friday ~ A Spooky, Beautiful Halloween Themed 10th Anniversary Rock the Dress Session

Seriously, how fucked up are those baby heads? Right? Fucked, but awesome... I love this shoot. I think it's cool and deranged all at the same time. This shoot was a collaboration between Michelle & Matthew, who wanted to have a Halloween themed 10th Anniversary Rock the Dress session, and Laura (of Gathered Events, LLC) and Kim (of Kim Truelove Photography) who were the brainchildren behind this fabulously unique, styled shoot. You know, my ten year anniversary is next month (crazy, but true), and maybe, I'll just have to reach out to Kim and Laura to put together a fabulously fucked shoot for me too...

Kim says it perfectly: "In the gorgeous woods behind the historic Highland Manor in Apopka, FL, we created this Halloween-styled scene pulling inspiration from antique gothic décor and the always creative, Tim Burton. We wanted to create a scene that was lush and beautiful, with a gothic and creepy twist. We called it “Living meets the Dead…” 

Kim: "These fresh blooms, paired with unexpected elements like animal skins and skulls, helped us create the beautiful and spooky scene."I am OBSESSED with these roses. OB SESS ED!!!Vintage baby doll heads... STRANGE.Holy shit with the skull! OMG. OMG. OMG. That bitch is so spooky!Love the bouquet and the striped ribbon!!

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Photographer: Kim Truelove Photography
Equipment Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc.
Event Designer: Gathered Events, LLC
Event Venue: The Highland Manor