Haunted Hearts: A Wednesday Addams Inspired Editorial for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine

Wijas Patty Photography

November 9, 2023

It wouldn’t have been a spooky themed issue without a suitably gothic editorial. For our cover shoot in our Sept/Oct edition, we used two models so we could show both the light and dark side – and we think the interplay and contrast between black and white really works. And yes, you can definitely bring a gothic vibe to your wedding look while still wearing white!

We wanted to create something dark and mysterious and Wednesday Addams served as our perfect muse. Known for her dark humour, intelligence and unique style, Wednesday encapsulates the essence of a gothic bride or bridesmaid. How about bridesmaids in short, collared looks while the bride rocks a dramatic, long black corseted gown?

We shot this editorial at Rushpool Hall; a stunning 19th Century mansion nestled in the coastal town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea in North Yorkshire. This unique property is set in acres of manicured gardens overlooking the sea, and has the most stunning architecture and castle turrets. Rushpool Hall offers exclusive use for civil ceremonies for up to 110 guests and evening receptions for up to 180. It has 20 stunning bedrooms for you and your guests, indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces, a fully equipped ‘getting ready room’ and even a private basement nightclub!

This shoot originally featured in issue 52. If yo’re planning your own spooky, gothic inspired nuptials or you believe Halloween should be a year-round celebration then you can still grab a copy here.


Dress: Bridal Reloved
Veil: Crown and Glory
Earrings: Attitude Clothing]
Rings: Aimee Kennedy


Dress & Veil: Maggie Sottero
Finger Claws: Carbickova Crowns
Choker: Stylist’s Own


Dress: Katya Katya
Collar: W Collective
Rings: Vinny and Charles
Earrings: Scream Pretty


Dress: Legend Bridal
Crown: Carbickova Crowns
Rings: Aimee Kennedy and Stylist’s Own
Boots: Lamoda


Suit & Shirt: Gresham Blake
Necklace & Earrings: Scream Pretty
Rings: Aimee Kennedy and Stylist’s Own
Umbrella: Attitude Clothing
Shoes: Simmi London


Dress: Sister Jane
Veil: Holly Winter Couture
Bouquet: Petalhead Flowers
Earrings: Scream Pretty
Boots: Lamoda


Dress: Lively Ghosts via Attitude Clothing
Socks & Earrings: Attitude Clothing
Cape: Married in the Morning
Ring: Scream Pretty
Shoes: Simmi London


Dress: Sister Jane
Crown: Carbickova Crowns
Earrings: Scream Pretty
Boots: Lamoda