Candice and Brian’s Halloween Inspired WeddingOctober 31st, 2008
Last weekend, Candice and Brian tied the knot at Waverly Chapel in Santa Ana in a VERY cool Halloween inspired wedding that totally captured their style and personality. I was only doing the personals so I didn’t get the whole picture of the wedding until the day of, and boy was I impressed! Candice brought me a swatch of her dress fabric and some Halloween scrapbooking paper to decorate the girls’ Blumeboxes with, but I had no idea how detailed they would be in following through on the theme.
Candice’s bouquet was made of Black Magic and Black Baccarra roses, Monkey Tails, and Mini Callas that I spray painted black. Black feathers accented the collar and Candice provided a monogrammed handkerchief and rhinestone cross for the handle. The bridesmaids were dark purple Mini Callas with lily grass sprayed black. I also did some black curly willow and rose petals at the reception.
Waverly Chapel is situated in a cemetary, and there was actually a funeral going on next door when I delivered the flowers. You will see some of the graveside shots they got from photographer Jim Kennedy, who sent me these images even though he’s in Mexico for two weeks shooting back to back weddings. Thanks Jim! Check out his blog for more images.
The reception was at Orange Mining Company, and I brought in some of the Black Magic/Black Baccara rose petals as an accent, but Candice did all the rest! The place cards were on a tree with each name on a bat hanging from the branches, the cards were collected in a coffin, their toasting flutes were goblets that said “Poison”, favors were little coffins of candy, linens were black and purple, table names were 5×7 drawings with names like “Hearse” and “Haunted Mansion”. My favorite was the cake topper, a skeleton bride and groom! The linens for the cake table were like spider webs.
Candice and Brian’s wedding was certainly the most unique I have seen in a long time, and I was honored to be a part of it! Knowing the couple, I couldn’t have imagined them doing anything traditional,¬†and they pulled this off with a lot of class and creativity. I give them much kudos for a job well done – and Happy Halloween everyone!