The ancient celebration of Halloween comes with many traditions + tales… Such as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which draws from old world folklore and real-life events that took place about the same time as the American Revolution. Washington Irving’s short stories are brimming with painterly descriptions and enigmatic characters that keep you on the edge of your seat… And that’s where the inspiration for today’s styled shoot comes from – the dark and mysterious details of Irving’s tale The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and all the enchantment that surrounds this time of year!
Photographed by Millie B in an open field in Nebraska, with gothic inspired florals by Petals to Platinum, the alluring + peculiar details of this story definitely come through. Ready to see all the haunting details?
Cora Calligraphy designed a gorgeous + dramatic invitation suite, with a touch of charcoal colored watercolor to tie the whole look together.
We love this black lace gown from Rent the Runway! The high neck + cap sleeves!!
Major WOAH. How haunting + cool is this photo?!
The way the skirt of the dress from Jillian Fellers is carried by the wind + the lavender color that complements the Headless Horseman’s cloak… So many awesome details!
The photographer, Millie B, shares This set was perfectly orchestrated by one of my my favorite local florists and all the details really conveyed the story… Even the surprise “wolf” that showed up to greet us! And you’d never guess that our timeline didn’t go as planned and that there were about 5,000 mosquitos biting at our necks!
All the sweet treats were baked by Le Cupcake – a local baker that won Food Network’s Cake Wars a short while back! Onyx black furniture + serving platters from Nostalgia Rentals really tied the whole look together.
Now wasn’t that enchanting? Happy Halloween!!
photography: Millie B // florals: Petals to Platinum // wedding dress: Jillian Fellers // bride's ring: Kindred Jewelleria // bridesmaid dresses: Rent the Runway // hair stylist: Allison Plush // makeup artist: Amanda Lee Artistry // paper goods: Cora Calligraphy // calligraphy: Cora Calligraphy // cake: Le Cupcake // desserts: Le Cupcake // tabletop rentals: Nostalgia Rentals - Vintage Rentals and Styling // furniture rentals: Nostalgia Rentals - Vintage Rentals and Styling // linen rentals: Nostalgia Rentals - Vintage Rentals and Styling