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Jamie & Miguel’s Sleepy Hollow, Dark Wonderland Carnival Wedding

I sneak peeked Jamie & Miguel’s wedding on my facebook page as soon as I got a sniff of how awesome their wedding was going to be. I am now so thrilled to now share the whole cantata (in all its glory) with you today! They certainly haven’t disappointed.

The wedding took place the day before Halloween at Serenity Oaks Ranch, California. The time of year really dictated their theme, with gothic and spooky influences being injected alongside the couple’s own quirky personal taste. What I love about their theme is that there is nothing tacky about their spooky wedding – no Day-Glo decorations or obvious Halloween plastic tat here!

“My initial inspiration was Sleepy Hollow meets a carnival meets a dark wonderland,” explained the bride. “The photographs were really important to me, and when I found Made You Look, I just about died. I love those girls, they’re amazing and knew exactly what I wanted – they’re mind readers!  I also wanted all the guests to wear all black! All I have to say is DIY weddings are totally worth it because it ends up really making your day!”

Jamie’s incredible dress and veil were handmade by her Mother. Every rose and every strip of lace was sewn by hand – that’s some serious love and commitment there, and the result is utterly fabulous! Her Mum now plans to open her own etsy store soon to sell her creations. I hope they will let me know when she does so I can point you all in her direction! Jamie’s perfectly matched jewellery came from Tales of Camelot on etsy. It was an old Theatre piece and reminded Jamie of Scarlett O’ Hara who she loves.

The bride let the bridesmaids choose their own dresses and wanted them to pick something they really loved. Inspired by the 1930’s cabaret look, she found their necklaces at Charlotte Russe. They gave their styling a really “dark” twist which perfectly matched the spooky theme. The bride’s Mum continued her DIY epic by making the girl’s hats from supplies found most at Hat Shadows on etsy.

“My Mom made the table cloths and found all the old china from yard sales and thrift shops,” continued the bride. “I used some of my favourite CD artwork to make the table numbers. I really love the white stripes so I wanted white apples like in their blue orchid video, so instead of using spray paint we did white chocolate! The invitations were done by JK Designs, another etsy store, and I drew up the design to have a tarot card look.”

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Crazy in Love

A ‘typical’ engagement session this certainly is not. Axioo have gone and blown my mind again! Fun, flirty, hilarious, sexy, cool, crazy and quirky all in one shoot – you’re going to go nuts for these.

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Vast.

There is something a little bit spooky about this day after session and I can’t put my finger on exactly what it is…maybe it’s the dark lipstick vs the pale skin (very stylish don’t ya know!?) or maybe it’s the vast and slightly creepy abandoned location. Either way my inner goth freakin’ loves them!

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Neo Realism

This make me happy. The photos are of course stunning, with their neo-realism kinda feel – the stark white backdrop and her pale skin vs the dark gothic lipstick is just beautiful. But what I really love is the vintage feeling video – just taken on a cheap video camera. The effect is magical.

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To Infinity

The Infinite Design team went for something totally different for Brady and Nithya’s wedding trailer. The result is something with much more of a filmic feel – blurring the lines between cinematography and videography so to speak. It evokes the emotion and the vibe of the wedding in a much more subtle way. I totally love it. It brings me back to my university days studying film and makes me feel ever so slightly intelligent again!

Thanks so much to Tim for sharing this special film

Brady & Nithya Wedding Trailer from Infinite Design on Vimeo.

Credit: Infinite Design

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