I first came across this styled shoot on Pinterest (I know! I spend far too much time there!) whilst searching for examples of Black wedding cakes and instantly FELL IN LOVE with the woodland setting and dark vintage vibe of this shoot. I love the mysterious and eerie ‘Day of the Dead’ theme and the subtle use of colour. I love the brides’ makeup both before and after the Day of the Dead make over and despite being thrown together last minute, I LOVE the ensemble – that belt, endless ruffles and those feathers *swoon*
I am so pleased Christy of Pickle Photography agreed to share the shoot with us… here is more about how the shoot came together:
We had been loosely chatting about a Halloween Styled shoot for a while – we wanted something that incorporated “Day of the Dead” but without all the colours; spookier and old fashioned, something a bit haunting. So many people were involved in making this happen, brainstorming together and sharing ideas – I honestly worked with such a dream team with everyone giving so freely of their time and resources. We didn’t even have a proper dress for Gina, her outfit was made up of two separate tutus, her matric dance skirt, a corset and a belt that came together at the last minute. With me being a hefty 36 weeks pregnant at the time, I think a lot of people feared I might actually go into labour before the shoot so it was quite funny!
When Sarah and I took a step back on the day of the shoot and actually took in what came together in such a small space of time, we were totally blown away! We could not believe what we had pulled off!
- Photography: Christy & Morgan Hosking from Pickle Photography |
- Styling: Sarah Reynolds |
- Florist: Carolyn McNeil from Adore Weddings and Events |
- Cake: Candice Courtney from So Whipped |
- Invites & stationery: Gitta from Glee Projects |
- Make-Up: Blush Make-Up by Candice Mathee |
- Hair: Jamie-Lee Hay from Head Girls |
- Models: Gina C Lorenzi from Models International & Durran Trevison