Well happy Halloween! Today I have something quite spooktacular (sorry), with this moody Gothic outdoor wedding styling, created and captured by Eleni P Photography.
With the backdrop of Bancroft Tower, this shoot has a fabulously eerie ambience, with rich deep red, black and gold colours giving an autumnal vibe.
The pièce de résistance of this shoot though is the fabulous tablescape. Set upon a white rustic door, beautiful styling details stand out amongst the white table runner, napkins and plates. Gold chargers, cutlery and candlestick holders, black candles, coloured ornate glassware, and beautiful vases of dark flowers and foliage bring the table to life. Then, to complete the styling, pheasant feathers and a sheep skull add yet another dimension.
The bridal styling is pretty cool too. To complement her dark and sultry make-up, the bride wears an unusual black two-piece, with a full silk skirt teamed with sexy lace cropped top. This Gothic-like bridal look, along with the shoot location, helped evolve this shoot from its original boho theme.
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“It was important that this shoot was very creative, as opposed to a cookie cutter wedding shoot. I wanted to show brides that, with a little help from amazing vendors, they can get as funky and vintage as possible.
“To start with the focus of the styling was very boho, with the aim of using eclectic materials to achieve this. These included the wood cake block, the door as the table, the macramé arch I made, and the unique glassware. Yet, with the black dress, heavier make-up and castle location, it had more of a Gothic look, so we decided to go for it.
“I loved the texture of the castle rocks, and tried to mimic that with the cake and boho table setup. This also helped to soften the Gothic feel. The black dress is interesting too because it’s actually a skirt and a top, and bridal separates are becoming more popular with brides.”
Photography and Planning: Eleni P Photography
Flowers: Whitemoss and Twigs
Tablescape: Inspiration Rental
Cake: Three Sisters Cake Shop
Wedding Dress: Forever 21
Hair and Make-Up: Boston Beauty by Angella
Jewellery: Ariem Treasures
Stationery: Molly Grace Makes
Macramé: Air and Oak
Model: Jordan Shihadeh