Greek Mythology Halloween Wedding Inspiration

greek mythology inspiration

Happy Halloween, everyone! Inspired by the Greek mythology of Hades + Persephone, the team behind today’s Halloween wedding inspiration staged an elegant dinner filled with design elements true to the tale and a gorgeous, aphotic color palette. Photographed by Kristen Booth + styled by Simply Sera Events, this shoot is sure to get you in the Halloween spirit with all of it’s dark + moody details! And I’m pretty head over heels for the stunning, black Tadashi Shoji dress – it would be such a fab choice for a bold + daring bride! :) For those of you who don’t know much about Greek Mythology, here’s a snippet of the story of Hades + Persephone from Sera:

Hades is the god of the underworld who kidnapped Persephone, the goddess of vegetation to be his queen. She would have been able to return to the living but because she ate a few pomegranate seeds in the underworld, she must reign as Hade’s queen in the underworld during parts of the year. 

greek mythology inspiration

greek mythology inspiration

deep red bouquet

red boutonniere


Loving all the shades of burgundy + red in the beautiful bouquet by City Flower LA!

black wedding dress

black lace veil

greek mythology inspiration

black vintage trunk

gold calligraphy on black


A detailed synopsis of the story was beautifully written by Calligraphy Katrina on a black tea-length card stock paper with gold ink

gold calligraphy on black

greek mythology inspiration


And how gorgeous are the fragments of gold used throughout the tablescape? The ornate chargers + flatware are so, so pretty.

pomegranate place setting

greek mythology inspiration

greek mythology inspiration

pomegranate

pomegranate

pomegranate


Big thanks to the creatives below for sharing their talents with us today!

photography: Kristen Booth // planning + design: Simply Sera Events // venue: Chatsworth Park Chatsworth, California // florist: City Flower LA // calligraphy: Calligraphy Katrina // rentals: Etablir Vintage Event Rentals // chivari chair rentals: A Rental Connection // hair + makeup: Michelle Yoo // dress: Tadashi Shoji // suit: Zara

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An Autumn Sunset Bridal Soiree

bridal soiree inspiration

Today’s styled shoot provides perfect inspiration for those of you who are planning a bridal soiree to ask your gals to be by your side on your big day, or want to thank them for all they’ve done for you during the planning process! The Confetti Committee + Gypsy Floral did the most incredible job of producing a party that is filled with lots of beautiful + intentional details that we know you’re going to love. We imagine an intimate outdoor picnic where you + your ladies could make flower crowns, sip yummy cocktails and, of course, enjoy some delicious cake, too! And while this editorial is inspired by fall, we think you could take the overall concept and apply it to any season or theme with just a few small tweaks! Here’s a bit more from Loft Photographie, the talent behind the lens on this one:

With a color palette inspired by the warm tones of a sunset, we wanted to breathe some fresh air into an autumn-themed bridesmaid soiree. Giving nature a makeover, we hand painted wood slices, acorns, and sticks to lend a whimsical touch to an otherwise very earthy setting. We incorporated figs, herbs, peaches, pears, pomegranates and other fall “must’s” into the decor by including them around the naked cake and in floral arrangements.

flower crown

simple bouquet

juliet rose hair piece


The wardrobe was provided by Joy Roy Vintage. Totally love this vintage white lace frock!

vintage necklace

be my bridesmaid

woodland bridal soiree

protea centerpiece

wood slice place setting

woodland bridal soiree


And while I love Spring + all the abundance of beautiful flowers available at that time, there is something about the colors + textures of fall arrangements that make my jaw drop every time. These lovelies by Gypsy Floral are definitely no exception! Just gorgeous…

woodland bridal soiree

woodland bridal soiree

woodland bridal soiree

vintage medicine bottles


The little vintage bottles filled with blooms are so cute – and would be so easy to DIY!

vintage medicine bottles

vintage medicine bottles

woodland bridal soiree

woodland bridal soiree

fig appetizers

fruity cocktails

vintage green settee

vintage necklace


Michelle’s Patisserie baked a charming naked cake + as Loft Photographie mentioned earlier, the wood slices were hand-painted by a bunch of the creatives involved with the shoot. Such a fun backdrop idea!

painted wood slice backdrop

naked cake


And how sweet is this floral-adorned swing? Love it!

flower covered swing


Thank you to the talented team of vendors below for sharing this fun sunset bridal soiree with us today! Are any of you lovelies planning on throwing a sweet celebration similar to this for your bridesmaids?

photography: Loft Photographie // planning + design: The Confetti Committee // venue + furniture: Bee Lavish, Dripping Springs, Texas // florals: Gypsy Floral // catering: The Peached Tortilla // cake: Michelle’s Patisserie // hair: Danielle Cameron // make-up: Lauren Lust // necklaces: Poppy & Fern // wardrobe: Joy Roy Vintage // models: Rossi Saenz (Heyman Talent Agency), Zorica Tomic & Hannah Stone

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryThe Confetti Committee is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery
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Intimate French-Inspired Wedding in Seattle: Kelsey + Bastien

bride and groom

Kelsey + Bastien’s love story has traveled all the way to France + back. The two met while Kelsey was living abroad and so, naturally, their gorgeous Seattle wedding was not only a beautiful representation of their history + life together, but it was filled with lots of romantic, Parisian-inspired details, too! They truly couldn’t have picked a more perfect venue to host their intimate, 19 guest celebration. The Corson Building, in Seattle’s Georgetown District, with it’s cracked white walls, distressed chandeliers, and moody lighting transports you to an 18th century European garden house. So much beauty at every single turn. Here’s a bit more about the day from their talented photographer, Carina Skrobecki:

Kelsey + Bastien’s wedding day, although beautifully adorned, was focused on the people present, especially since half of them traveled halfway around the world to join them! Everything was done slowly and with intent. No timelines and no schedules. Half of the vows & toasts were in French and you literally felt like you were in another world. The two of them did it their way and know what’s important to them — family, friends, and good glass of champagne. In that order.

hair piece

seattle bouquet

groomsmen

wedding invitations

chalkboard

favors

bunting ceremony decor

hanging vases


Their ceremony site was set in the venue’s beautiful courtyard with charming French cafe chairs for seating and a pretty fabric + floral backdrop. It looks so lovely, right?!

ribbon backdrop

cocktail centerpieces

first look

first look

rose boutonniere

umbrella

bride and groom


And love Kelsey’s softly arranged bouquet comprised of fluffy garden roses, dusty miller + more, designed by Countryside Floral & Garden.

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

ceremony


According to Kelsey, We had our ceremony half in French and half in English, and being able to choose readings and songs that were special to us in both languages made it really meaningful. My godfather officiated and did a fabulous job of making our ceremony totally unique and about us.

ceremony

ceremony

ceremony


The reception was reminiscent of an intimate dinner party, where, for six hours, everyone dined over candlelight, sipped champagne + swapped stories. Sounds like the most perfect night!

reception

reception

bar

tablescape

gold painted animals

gold painted animals

bride and groom

Relax. No detail is worth getting so worked up about that you remember the stress related to it more than you do the wedding day itself. Also, take the contributions of your parents and parents-in-law to heart. Remember that this day is probably just as significant and meaningful for them as it is for you, so let them play a role.

photography: Carina Skrobecki Photography // venue + catering: The Corson Building Seattle, Washington // event design + planning: bride // floral design: Countryside Floral & Garden // wedding dress: J.Crew // hairpieces: Paris by Debra Moreland // shoes: Badgley Mischka // hair + makeup: Coupe Rokei // groom suit: Alessandro Paris // paper goods: bride // cake: Rusty’s Cheesecake Seattle // music: Josh Ottum, guitar

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