We’re creepin’ it real today here at GWS + heading to the historical Mount Moriah Cemetery (known for serving as the final resting place of Calamity Jane + Wild Bill Hickok). Using the historic location as inspiration, all the details for the day had a chilling vintage feeling. What’s even more fitting? The city itself is named Deadwood…
Liz of Liz Osban Photography tells us: I received a message from a past bride of mine, Emily Costopulous, and she won me over with asking if I would be interested in collaborating on a haunted styled elopement editorial with her…um, YES! Already on board was event designer, Sarah, of The Vintage Lease, Martin Mason Hotel and the stunning couple Grace and Chris. Apparently, all you have to say to me is “haunted” for me to be 100% in. Deadwood is an incredible town and in the fall was covered in lovely fog and dream light rain and the weather was just as lovely this spring.”
Are slightly spooky + haunted things up your alley? Well then, darling ghosts + ghouls, let’s take a walk through the cemetery…
Keeping the palette minimal and classic, Emily Costopoulos crafted this elegant invitation. The perfect complement to the overall moody feeling, don’t you think?
Oh, the way that golden light sifts through the mist + that darling tulle skirt by Sweet Caroline Styles…it’s ethereal + light, yet has a tough of haunting mystique. (The cemetery setting helps, too!)
A blossoming bouquet by Victorias Garden with red and white hues called for some serious TEXTURE. The bare twigs + branches, a symbol of the death and rebirth that happens in winter and spring, are a cool juxtaposition to the liveliness of the blooms.
How sultry is that bodysuit?!
Until Death Do Us Part
What do you think? Would you + your loved one say your vows in a cemetery?
Vintage candelabras, because of course!
The Moody Tablescape
Going off of the moody vintage feel, The Vintage Lease crafted this tablescape that looks like it could’ve been from another century.
The Bake House cake was all about pushing daisies…pretty clever, right?
Happy Halloween, everyone!
photography: Liz Osban Photography // venue name: Martin Mason Hotel + St Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood, South Dakota, USA // event design: The Vintage Lease // planning: Emily Costopoulos // florals: Victorias Garden // wedding dress: Sweet Caroline Styles // hairpiece: Elemental Child // bride's ring: Vintage Family Heirloom // groom attire: H&M // videography: Emily Costopoulos // paper goods: Emily Costopoulos // calligraphy: Emily Costopoulos // cake: Bake House // tabletop rentals: The Vintage Lease // furniture rentals: The Vintage Lease // models: Grace Jardee and Chris Jardee