Taking it the the dark side today. Happy halloween everyone. Halloween isn’t just for kids. Bridal Inspiration is everywhere. And for those of you looking to steer away from all traditions this bridal shoot might just be right up your street.
We caught up with The Wedding Crowd to discover more ….
”This shoot wasn’t even going to be a shoot. The week prior, we had been working on the next shoot for The Wedding Crowd. It was our first time meeting one of our newest photographers to the website: Electric Blue Photography. Charlotte was completely on our wave length and what started out as harmless Halloween chit chat soon turned into a full blown Pinterest browse with cups of coffee affair. We had been wanting to shoot a Halloween wedding shoot but already had two photoshoots booked for those two weeks and didn’t really want to organise another. And cue Charlotte. After about ten minutes we were squealing about pumpkins and sugar skulls and the rest was history.
We owe our thanks to Charlotte, because had she not given us that nudge, we may never have produced what turned out to be our favourite photoshoot yet! ”
”One thing the North West is not short of is incredible venues. And one venue in particular comes to mind when thinking of rich, gothic, halloweeny goodness. Alma De Cuba is a converted Chapel in the heart of Liverpool. Renovated into a restaurant by day and a bar by night, this is an absolutely amazing venue. Who would’t want to shoot in a venue where you can watch a Samba dancer dance on the tables whilst a statue of Jesus Christ looks on? The venue provided the perfect inspiration for us to begin planning how we wanted the shoot to look. ”
”When thinking of halloween weddings, we initially conjure images of dark and moody flower crowns and Day of the Dead inspired sugar skulls. We decided on this amazing model with the coolest short blonde afro. Contrasting beautifully against her skin, we chose a white sugar skull look and a stunning lace dress by And For Love, with just a touch of gothic feel to it. We wanted to keep the groom relatively simple with a statement skeletal makeover bringing the whole look together.
Of course a Halloween wedding has to be dark, however we didn’t want to go with anything too over done. We chose to keep the floral styling relatively dark and create pops of colour with some deep red and orange accents; not too overdone and tying in perfectly with the Halloween theme. ”
Collective: The Wedding Crowd
Photographer: Electric Blue Photography
MUA: Beth Mckendrick
Hair: Holly Star Score
Floral Styling: Feathers and Bark
Models: Charles Pugh and Petra Johnson