Moody Masquerade Ball Meets Edgar Allan Poe Wedding Inspiration

Dark and Romantic Wedding Inspiration

Remember when the idea of wearing a mask conjured up something a little more romantic? Imaginative costumes and mysterious dance partners, drinks clinking and laughter in the air…the eerie nostalgia of a true masquerade ball! Today, we’re diving head-first into a version that mixes Edgar Allan Poe wedding inspiration with a moody-glam aesthetic and it’s perfectly suitable for autumn. The vision was a true collaboration of ideas from all the wedding artists involved behind the scenes! Here’s what photographer Amber Stallard had to share:

This moody and whimsical shoot was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s love for the dark and dramatic. All the stars aligned to bring this “dream within a dream” together. We hope to inspire couples who want a less traditional wedding or elopement and to truly connect with their darker side.

Heather from Orange Trunk Vintage Styling and Rentals led the creative vision and brought all styling elements together while Captured in Amber Photography caught the details:

Dark and Romantic Wedding InspirationThe Acreage in Alberta provided a haunting yet stunning backdrop for the day!

Edgar Allan Poe Wedding Details

black invitation

Dark and Romantic Wedding InspirationThis deep red bouquet is just a first look at just one of the stunning masterpieces designed by Creative Edge Flowers!

Dark and Romantic Wedding Inspiration
Orange Trunk Vintage Styling and Rentals brought in unique vintage pieces that grounded the day in dark + romantic vibes. And the Coven Creative lanterns both move the eye and set the mood.

scroll backdropIf you’re looking for an Edgar Allan Poe wedding idea, this custom banner that Mountain Grove Studios created is a beautiful way to add poetry to the day!

Bride in Black

black wedding dressOoooh do we LOVE a black wedding dress and this one provided by Durand Bridal is a whimsical dream!

A Floral Masquerade

floral maskIt’s not a masquerade ball without a mask! The real floral masks created by Creative Edge Flowers are mysterious and stunning!

antler maskHow eerie and cool is this?!


All the Moody Masquerade Vibes

Dark and Romantic Wedding Inspiration

Dark and Romantic Wedding Inspiration
Just beautiful!

Dark and Romantic Wedding Inspiration

Dark and Romantic Wedding InspirationVERY fun fact: these two, Jillieanne and James, are a real married couple. J + J first met when they were both 5 years old, walking down the aisle as ring bearer and flower girl!

Dark and Romantic Wedding InspirationMountain Beauties created some stunning drama with hair + makeup for the couple!

Dark and Romantic Wedding Inspiration

A Dream Within a Dream…

Dark and Romantic Wedding Inspiration

black wedding cake with flowers

And for the grand finale of this Edgar Allan Poe wedding inspiration, Modern Bake designed a cake full of over-the-top drama!

photography: Captured in Amber Photography // venue name: The Acreage Weddings & Wedding Planning, Calgary, Alberta, Canada // event design: Heather Johnston at Orange Trunk Vintage Styling and Rentals // florals: Creative Edge Flowers // wedding dress boutique: Durand Bridal // bride's ring: Alberta Diamond Exchange // hair stylist: Mountain Beauties // makeup artist: Mountain Beauties // groom attire: Ed Williams Mens Wear // groom's ring: Alberta Diamond Exchange // videography: Devan Karl // calligraphy: Mountain Grove Studios // catering: Food Works Craft Catering // cake: Modern Bake // tabletop rentals: Orange Trunk Vintage Styling and Rentals // furniture rentals: Orange Trunk Vintage Styling and Rentals // models: Jilleanne and James // lighting: Coven Creative // flat lay styling kits : Curated Kits