Moody Autumn Wedding Inspiration with a Black Wedding Dress

Dark Wedding Inspiration

We may still be feeling summery temperatures at our home-base in California, but this styled shoot is making us want to throw on a pair of boots, red lipstick and a cozy sweater! Inspired by the colors of autumn and wanting to stray away from popular palettes of neutrals + pastels, the team behind this moody editorial focused on dark + rich hues: sun-baked brick, onyx black, cranberry and tarnished gold. Planner Tiffany Pritchett of Hart & Co Events found Loray Mill — an old textile mill just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina — and knew she had to highlight it. The building was recently renovated into a mixed residential/event space and it features exposed brick walls, and tons of natural light through giant windows. Tiffany shares I’ve wanted to work with Oregon based designer Elizabeth Dye for so long and I knew her ‘Furiosa’ would be the perfect gown to build this shoot around. (Who says you have to get married in a white dress, right?) We carried the black over into the tabletop design, with the matte plates and slate linen napkins. I immediately asked Sarah Pascutti if she’d like to photograph the styled shoot, and before I even finished explaining the concept – she said yes!

Enter in the real married couple: Jess + Trevor. They ride motorcycles, make their own clothes, and live life by their own set of rules; not allowing trends to transform them, but instead, boldly making their own path. Their unbelievable chemistry (they are married, after all) and charm made them the perfect models to add a bit of edge + another level of cool to this shoot.

Ready to be inspired? Let’s look!!

maroon invitation

This elegant invitation suite was handcrafted by Jasmin Black Ortega of Estudio Rojo.

the mrs box

Both of the stunning rings are from Trumpet & Horn.

Elizabeth Dye Dress

Oh, how we ADORE tulle skirts…

Elizabeth Dye Dress

candle ceremony backdrop

Such a gorgeous, cozy + modern setup! Ribbons by Adorn provided all the pretty décor items.

Dark Wedding Inspiration

Dark Wedding Inspiration

Dark Wedding Inspiration

Simply STUNNING.

Dark Wedding Inspiration

Lindsay Pizzuti of Mirror Bomb Studio crafted a refined updo, while Layne Barter Makeup created a sultry + smoldering makeup look.

Dark Wedding Inspiration

Those ghost chairs from Party Reflections make us jump for joy! And this whole tablescape is so chic.

Dark Wedding Inspiration

Dark Wedding Inspiration

The swath of charcoal fabric from Silk & Willow made the perfect table runner.

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Love. Love. Love.

pear escort card

ghost chairs

Dark Wedding Inspiration

Dark Wedding Inspiration

Modern meets old world charm.

Dark Wedding Inspiration

The amazing floral centerpiece by Amy Lynne Originals softens the overall look without taking away from the moodier vibe of the tablescape.

cocktails

groom bow tie

The groom looked extremely handsome in his suit from NY Bride and Groom of Charlotte and bow tie from Beautiful Idiot Clothing.

Dark Wedding Inspiration

black wedding cake

The icing on the cake, quite literally, was Suarez Bakery‘s matte black two-tiered cake.

Was that stunning or what?! A HUGE thank you to the dream team behind this shoot!

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photography: Sarah Pascutti Photography // venue name: Loray Mill Lofts, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA // event design: Tiffany Pritchett of Hart & Co Events // planning: Tiffany Pritchett of Hart & Co Events // florals: Amy Lynne Originals // wedding dress: Elizabeth Dye // bride's shoes: Jimmy Choo // bride's ring: Trumpet & Horn // hair stylist: Lindsay Pizzuti of Mirror Bomb Studio // makeup artist: Layne Barter Makeup // groom attire: NY Bride and Groom of Charlotte // paper goods: Jasmin Black Ortega of Estudio Rojo // calligraphy: Jasmin Black Ortega of Estudio Rojo // handmade details: Beautiful Idiot Clothing (groom's bow tie) // cake: Suarez Bakery // tabletop rentals: Ribbons by Adorn // furniture rentals: Party Reflections // linen rentals: Silk & Willow

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