Happy Halloween! Check out this gorgeous yet spooky styled shoot with some tidbits of inspiration from Samantha Widlund, Wedding Coordinator at Strelitzia Flower Company.
“Inspiration can come from anywhere, but for this shoot, it was our sister store J&D Wholesale’s Assistant Manager, Jenn, and her love of all things Halloween, Disney and Nightmare Before Christmas. Plus, a little bit of her incredible dreadlocks and my real need to put a flower crown on a skull!
We wanted to create something that had hints of them all without being overly themed. Our goal was dark, but beautiful and defined. Courtyard D’Oro was the perfect venue with architecture that imparted the gothic feel of the New Orleans-inspired Haunted Mansion. Our main focus was on beautiful textures: linens of velvet and lace from WeDo Designs, the high glam of the mirrored tables from Sacramento Event Co., the black velvet gown and that damask coat from Second Summer Bride.
-Samantha Widlund, Wedding Coordinator at Strelitzia Flower Company
VENUE // Courtyard D’Oro
PHOTOGRAPHER // Morgan Alanna Photography | morganalanna.com
DESIGN, STYLING & FLORAL DESIGN // Strelitzia Flower Company | weddingsbystrelitzia.com
ASSISTING COORDINATOR // Haley Nyal Events | haleynyalevents.com
HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST // Thee Makeup Girl | theemakeupgirl.com
GOWN & SUIT // Second Summer Bride | secondsummerbridesacramento.com
RENTALS // Sacramento Event Co. | sacramentoeventco.com
LINEN RENTALS // WeDo Designs
CAKE // Bakes Bakery Co || DESSERTS // Sprinkle Sugar Pop
MODELS // Bricio Family
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Photos courtesy of Morgan Alanna Photography.
Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine Associate Editor, Emily Peter-Corey.