Here’s a little something to get you in the mood for Halloween. A shoot like this could only be conjured up by the most talented goblin, namely Camilla Binks of Camilla Photography. Ghostly gowns, blood red lips and black nail polish never looked so scary! I was so excited when Camilla sent over this shoot, I couldn’t wait for the lights to go dim and the wind to start rattling my windows. It immediately put me in a spooky kind of mood.
This time of year is filled with all my favorite holidays, the opportunities for inspiration seem almost endless.Taking a cue from Camilla’s Halloween-inspired shoot, brides looking to add a dramatic accent to their wedding gown should seriously consider a pair of short lace gloves. (The raven is optional, of course.) The gown is by Junko Yoshioka, a beautiful, A-line gown with a natural waist, duchess satin bodice, dramatic flounced fan at back bodice, chic chapel train, and unique satin striped organza skirt.
Speaking of ravens, I can’t help but recall the poem by Edgar Allen Poe which seems so appropriate given the mood.
Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
`Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,’ I said, `art sure no craven.
Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the nightly shore -
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!’
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.’
The gown above is s a feminine silk Sposa by St. Pucchi gown with delicate cap-sleeves, a beautiful, ivory lace overlay with lace and rhinestone detailing.
Special thanks to Camilla for sharing her Halloween-inspired fashion shoot with us. Have a safe, sticky and sweet holiday everyone!
Photography: Camilla Photography
Gowns: Sposa by St. Pucchi (at top) and Juno by Junko Yoshioka, available at Avenia Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Becky Thorpe
Top Hat: Dear Lizzie
Invitations: Polka Dots and Daisies
Cake: Cake Dame