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On October 17th, Stephanie and Shawn were pronounced husband and wife in an intimate ceremony performed by their pastor after having to cancel their October 13th wedding.
Five years later, the couple whose birthdays both fall on the 13th day of different months, decided to have the wedding they originally planned but never had. The theme for their second chance wedding, Halloween Chic, beautifully shot by Catchlight Photography featuring a haunting color scheme of red, black and white. “I know [the colors] are overly done,” says bride Stephanie, “but I just can’t get away from that color scheme. Halloween is our absolute favorite holiday (mine to) better than Christmas! Fall is amazing, nice and cool with pretty leaves (and fall is a big deal to my Florida family since there isn’t a fall down there).”
Having already tied the knot once before the two opted for a less traditional ceremony foregoing the exchanging of the rings. Instead, the couple choose to perform a handfasting. An European ceremony that dates back to pre-Medieval times and usually involves the tying or binding of the hands of the bride and groom with a cord or ribbon. “I have a 7 year old Stepson and really wanted to include him as much as possible, says Stephanie, “so we did a family handfasting with me, Hubby, and my Stepson. Instead of having the pastor wrap the ribbon around our hands, we had my Stepson wrap it (as well as his hand being included with ours).” Signifying that family is not made from blood but rather from love.
It’s up to this bride and groom to survive the night and battle the evil dead. This three-tiered Evil Dead inspired wedding cake with rainbow cake interior was made by Gemma for a couple’s Halloween wedding. Working out of her home making and baking cakes in the UK, Gemma added lots of Evil Dead reference to this cake from the Ash inspired groom with bride cake topper, the cabin, time portal, army of darkness and the possessed hand.
The Day of the Dead or “El Dia de los Muertos” is a celebration that embraces death by honoring loved ones who have passed. Painted faces that resemble skulls is one of the festivities’ most common symbols, and a popular theme for tattoo art that combines beauty while embracing the inevitable end.
“After some brainstorming together, we decided that our mutual love of tattoo culture and costuming reigned supreme and we absolutely needed to do a “Dias de los Muertos” themed engagement session. We love Nikko Hurtado (internationally renowned tattoo artist) and Sylvia Ji (internationally renowned mexican visual artist) and wanted to pay tribute to their sugar skull themed work. So we broke up our engagement session into two parts. This wasn’t an issue since we are both the couple and the photographers for the session.Our “family pleaser” engagement session was held on top of the roof of our favorite pub. I felt like an urban Indiana Jones climbing to the roof. It was definitely interesting with all the camera gear we had to haul but it was a blast.”
In honor of one of my favorite directors I made these black and white Tim Burton mini cakes for Halloween this year. Tiramisu is one of my favorite cakes to make (and eat), so I wanted to change up my recipe for Halloween by stacking layers of cake. Starting with two simple boxed cakes I took my traditional tiramisu recipe and substituted layers of cake for ladyfingers for a Nightmare Before Christmas inspired treat.
So you want a zombie wedding photo of you and your wedding party, but don’t want to mess up your dress or hair and makeup. Groom Josiahx posted a video on how he “zombified” his wedding party and turned himself and his bride into zombie slayers. “we had our photographer grab a shot of everyone in their best zombie pose,” says Josiahx, “So, I decided to do a bit of Photoshop, and timelapse it!”
Earlier this week I featured his Walking Dead Engagement Shoot shot at the show’s production location in Grantville, Georgia. Today, I have another beautiful (yes, I said beautiful) zombie themed shoot from photographer William Hogan owner of Famous William Company. Collaborating with The Funky Shack an art studio that caters to designing weddings, and weirdly, has a connection to the popular AMC zombie series. Scenes of Season 3 of The Walking Dead were filmed in their studio with zombies being decapitated right in the space where they hold design consultations with their brides!
The Zombie Wedding Bash is more than just a fun zombie themed shoot. It’s a charity event benefiting Camp Southern Ground a camp created by Zac Brown for children of all needs. “Not only did The Funky Shack get involved with this awesome charity,” says William, “they got us involved too and had us there with the photo booth at their Zombie Bash!!”
William grabbed the zombie bride and groom and took some beautiful shots of them, as well as the amazing zombie inspired desserts by Simply Catering, using only his iPhone’s camera!
The Walking Dead fans Jeremy and Heidi’s timing couldn’t have been better. Not only is it the perfect time of year for a zombie themed engagement shoot, but their downtown Grantville, Georgia location was recently made over to accommodate AMC’s The Walking Dead production. While shooting season 3 of the popular zombie apocalypse series most of downtown was blocked off with 24 hour police security while production began transforming the signs and building fronts into the “King County” set seen in the show.
Photographer William Hogan owner of Famous William Company located in West Georgia, did an amazing job capturing Jeremy and Heidi’s love for each other (even while fending off a zombie attack). Keep watching the show for familiar scenes from this shoot and view more beautiful photos from this shoot on Famous William Company.
This Halloween/Star Trek wedding cake made by The Little Cherry Cake Company is perfect for any October Trekkie wedding. The latest in a long list of amazing and geeky cakes of art, The Little Cherry Cake Company is all about taking your personality, hobbies and likes and turning them into amazing cakes that taste as good as they look.
Owner Tracey is such a huge horror fan at heart (just check out her wedding photos or blog) that she has a new sister site called Black Cherry Cake Company which will be opening this Halloween! So make sure to check it out to find skulls, zombies, Tim Burton cakes, alternative wedding cakes, as well as, a some geeky cake designs!