Dracula had to pivot his big wedding plans because of the coronavirus. Instead, he opted for a micro wedding in an autumn-covered graveyard. With the styling help of A Family Affair Maine, Cody James Barry Photography put together today’s vampy editorial with Dracula’s bride in mind!
It just so happens that this editorial is set at Garden Gate at Hayley Farm – with a graveyard steps from the property. Halloween vibes, anyone?! Hayley Farm owner, Sarah, actually calligraphed all the signage; but this one is our favorite: There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights. Bram Stoker, Dracula
Let’s celebrate Drac and his beautiful bride in this festive Halloween inspo…including (our fave) a black wedding cake!
Here Lies Dracula’s Bride
Electric Flora is killing it with these eccentric, ghoulish and moody floral designs! She’s known for using out of the box flowers in her bouquets. Dressing up a large tombstone is truly chilling…but we’re loving it for the ceremony scene – fit with cappuccino & amnesia roses, rainbow phalaenopsis, ranunculus + dahlias!
Moody Wedding Flowers
Dracula’s bride in her first wedding day look, and we already can’t get enough! The moody, rich florals are enchanting. We’re smitten by her dark (but romantic) hair accessory from BHLDN.
An appropriate quote from Dracula by Garden Gate Lettering.
Black Wedding Dress
Hello, queen of darkness! This second bridal look is a rad choice for the unconventional bride. The ‘Zander’ dress from Sottero and Midgley, features contrasting layers of tulle + Chantilly lace. The sheer bodice features illusion long sleeves and a plunging V-neckline! Maybe for Dracula’s modern bride.
Five Tiered Black Wedding Cake
Darkest of dark, textured tiers of cake by Autumn Nomad gives this vampy feast a sweet edge. The design is as glamorous dripping with malevolent goodness.
Dracula’s Bride serving black wedding dress realness right now!
If you like unions in the cemetery, like this one between Dracula + his Bride, check out this Halloween-inspired union of souls!
photography: Cody James Barry Photography // venue name: Garden Gate at Haley Farm, Sebago, Maine, USA // florals: Electric Flora // wedding dress: Sottero Midgley 'Zander' // wedding dress boutique: Andreas Bridal // hairpiece: BHLDN // bride's ring: Brown Goldsmiths Fine Jewelry // hair stylist: Peter John // makeup artist: Taylor Carley // groom's ring: Brown Goldsmiths Fine Jewelry // calligraphy: Garden Gate Lettering // catering: Autumn Nomad Cakes & Cafe // cake: Autumn Nomad Cakes & Cafe // desserts: Autumn Nomad Cakes & Cafe // tabletop rentals: A Family Affair Maine // furniture rentals: A Family Affair Maine // specialty rentals: A Family Affair Maine // models: Erica Dube // art direction: Cody James Barry Photography // bouquet silk: Silk and Willow