A Little Gothic Inspiration
Gothic for a wedding theme? Yes please! I had the opportunity to work with a fantastic group of vendors to put together this inspiration shoot; a purple, red and black steam-punk meets Phantom of the Opera fantasy. We loved the idea of a Gothic theme because of the rich colours and elegant details that we could play with. Gothic style uses rich, dark colours, and lots of textures such as velvet and lace, for a darkly romantic look. It was also the perfect theme to show off the hanging cake from Too Nice to Slice. Yes, a hanging cake!
Our venue, the Walper Hotel, had the fabulous grand piano, the absolute perfect setting for our shoot. Layering on the colours and textures, this was so much fun to put together!
Our photographer, Scott McQuarrie of re:action photography, was amazing, and captured all of the details perfectly. We through lots of puzzles at him, and he was able to roll with them all. I love working with great photographers, and seeing their insights into lighting and how objects will transform in photos. The hanging cake, created by Chrissy Boon of Too Nice to Slice, is the center piece of the shoot, and hangs dramatically over the scene. These amazing cakes can be cut and served!
One of my favourite bouquets to create is a “Duchess” rose. Layers and layers of rose petals are put together to make one stunning bloom. This one is set in a long, pointed metal cone, wrapped at the top with a wide collar of black fringe.
The stationery, beautifully crafted in letterpress from James and Vinti of OOXX Invitations, is the perfect highlight to our theme. I love the script, the beautiful garden roses, and the barren branches, with just a few thorns…
A deep purple ” Schwarzweld” calla, wired into a twiggy place card holder.
A pair of wire shoes to hold the bridesmaids bouquets. And rose petals. LOTS of crimson rose petals.
Many thanks to Scott, Chrissie, Vinti and James for sharing your amazing talents!