Dark metal, forestry, tarot cards, smoke + spells… We’re pretty positive that this ‘bridal shower’ is unlike any that you have ever seen! Inspired by the feeling of the autumn equinox and a coven – which is described as a gathering of witches – this team of creatives concocted a moody + dark gathering in the hills, and it’s wickedly delicious.
Utilizing the Sweetwater Bridge on the outskirts of San Diego as a haven and home-base, the planner + designer, Urban Shindigs, set her plan in motion. Tawnee of Urban Shindigs shares We really wanted to play off the idea of a moody, sort of Halloween inspired event with gloomy undertones, magic, healing + sorcery. We thought it would be fun to relate it to a bridal shower – but like a dark, mysterious one. So there are outlined characteristics + hints of a bridal shower, but a ton of spooky details that are definitely not for the faint of heart.
Ready to see what they brewed up? Let’s look at all the mystical imagery by This Rad Love…
Now that is one *smokin’* invite by Twinkle And Toast.
Erin Dunaway brought all the moodiness into the hair and makeup – with lots of teased curls, braids, green lips, and mean smoky eye.
Tawnee shares All furniture was provided by CC Vintage Rentals. The gypsy tent was actually used by the owner’s mother during the 90s. She was a palm reader that frequented the local Renaissance Faire. It was only fitting to use this for our tarot card gathering.
We’re definitely under the spell of this team’s styled shoot…
Luxe Botanique killed it with all the florals! The way the blood-red roses pop against the other subdued colors truly makes a statement.
I spy hints of crushed green velvet + gold tableware from Not My Dish… Love this touch of luxe!
We’ve got chills + butterflies… Such a cool photo! And all those gorgeous gemstone jewels are by Love Tatum.
Hey There, Cupcake! worked some magic in the kitchen and brought an array of treats, including: blackberry chocolate brownies, raspberry éclairs, onyx black macarons, and a two tiered cake.
Quite literally – HOLY SMOKES!!
and you won’t want to miss the video by Audrey Alba Films!
Wasn’t that super spooky + insanely cool?! We love, love, love this time of year and all the *mystical magic* that comes with it.
photography: This Rad Love // venue name: Sweetwater Bridge, Jamul, CA, US // event design: Urban Shindigs // planning: Urban Shindigs // florals: Luxe Botanique // bride's ring: Love Tatum // hair stylist: Erin Dunaway // makeup artist: Erin Dunaway // videography: Audrey Alba Films // paper goods: Twinkle And Toast // calligraphy: Twinkle And Toast // cake: Hey There, Cupcake! // desserts: Hey There, Cupcake! // tabletop rentals: Not My Dish // furniture rentals: CC Vintage Rentals // models: Sequoia Rae , Chelsea Dykes and Brittany Reynolds