Til Death Do Us Part: A Spooky-Chic Black + White Wedding Shoot

This one goes out to all the Halloween-loving couples with an October wedding date who are dreaming of their very own spooky-chic celebration. 

The event designers at House of Fete were inspired by the idea of contrast when they started brainstorming this boldly b+w shoot. Collaborating with a wickedly creative team of California based vendors, they filled The Sunlight Space with tons of elevated and eerie details. 

The classic-yet-macabre vibe captured the Old Hollywood glam of classic b+w horror movies while keeping things modern. Subtle crimson touches popped against the monochrome decor. Bridal looks ranged from a timeless white gown to a high fashion feathery look in all-black. And there was no shortage of spiders, skulls, and skeletons!!

We’re so glad that photographers from Dirt, Pearls, and Curls were there behind the camera catching it all.

Enter if you dare!!!

These b+w invites by kylieb.artdesign are the perfect mix of cute and spooky. Those skeleton arms holding hands?! So sweet!

How fun and fearsome was this gold vampire teeth escort card holder?! Grab some gold paint and a set of Halloween costume fangs to make a DIY project of it!

This romantic low back white lace gown by Alice Becker Inc has gothic bridal vibes while still feeling so modern.

Take a look through our collection of 37 lace wedding dresses for a romantic bridal look!

Apis Floral created so many monochrome masterpieces for this shoot. This all-white bridal bouquet is just one of them!

Christopher Tolentino created model Kendall’s bold and smoky makeup look (LOVING the crimson lip!) and styled her piecey pixie.

We’re loving the super-subtle pin dot texture of model Matthew’s all-black tux from The Black Tux.

Here’s to more grooms rocking the dark + mysterious turtleneck look!

Look through our list of the 43 best men’s wedding suits to get to know all the suit-and-tux-related options, and shop this basic black turtleneck from Nordstrom to recreate Matthew’s look!

A Frightful Feast

Hey Girl Decor created these hanging paper chandelier pendants with dangling crystals that added some spooky mansion flair to the set up.

These clever coffin-shaped menus were to DIE for!

Stuart Event Rentals outfitted the shoot with its modern b+w tables and guest seating. And can we just take a moment to marvel at this epic b+w waterfall floral arrangement that Apis Floral created!?

Love the dark and modern touch that the black flatware added to these place settings. Check out the Kanto Stainless Steel Flatware Set from West Elm in Black Satin to replicate the look.

These crescent moon plates from Public Stoneware added so much celestial style to the tablescape.

Danville Cheese created these cute charcuterie coupes!

And this clever tiered CHEESE-cake!

House of Fete also filled the table with spooky sweet treats like these macabre macaroons from Soirée Macarons and black rock candy lollipops from The Sweet Story Line.

This skull-shaped dessert board sported everything from marshmallows to b+w cookies to treats from Danville Chocolates.

The arched black acrylic signage by Modern Birch is giving us trendy tombstone vibes.

This shoot reminds us of another b+w editorial we love: check out this edgy outlaw-inspired shoot that took over a historic monastery in France.

We cannot get enough of model Matthew’s edgy b+w mani. Check out our list of 57 cute Halloween nail designs and ideas for spooky season to find your own nail look for All Hallow’s Eve.

You’re going to want to look through our collection of 31 creative Halloween wedding ideas if this spooky shoot is speaking to you.

Caramela By Inés created this dark and textured gold-dusted wedding cake, and we cannot get over those ghoulish but gorgeous dying sugar roses.

A Darker Look

This dramatic feather-adorned all-black gown with its high slit and cut out sides was created by designer Sonya Kirshin.

Take a look through our list of 45 elegant black wedding dresses if you like the idea of embracing a darker share of bridal.

We are SO glad House of Fete assembled this killer team of vendors to show us all how to do a high-contrast Halloween-inspired wedding. We’re looking forward to lots more weddings that embrace the bold look of b+w!

photography: Dirt Pearls & Curls Photography  // venue name: The Sunlight Space, San Jose, CA, USA // event design: House Of Fete // florals: Apis Floral  // wedding dress: Alice Becker and Sonya Kirshin // hair stylist:  Christopher Tolentino // makeup artist:  Christopher Tolentino // paper goods: kylieb.artdesign // cake:  Caramela By Ines  // desserts: Soiree Macarons // tabletop rentals: Public Stoneware // furniture rentals: Stuart Event Rentals  // food styling: Danville Cheese // desserts: Danville Chocolates // acrylics: Modern Birch Co // decorative chandeliers: Hey Girl Decor // desserts: The Sweet Story Line