October 31, 2014

Bone of my Bone

Let's face it, Halloween themed weddings are the best!  Okay, I'll admit that I may be a tad bit biased since All Hallows Eve just happens to be my favorite holiday and I myself got married during the spooky time of year.  Regardless, I hold fast to my statement and maintain that you really can't get any cooler than a Halloween wedding!  So, you can imagine my delight (and audible squeal!) when I received today's post.  Designed by the sickeningly talented Two Prince Bakery (a frosted favorite!), this is an engagement party to rival all others!  The brains behind the talent, Dorangela, breaks down the details:

Our inspiration for this party shoot was the spooky and very much in love, Morticia and Gomez from the Addams Family.  This nostalgic TV couple is the perfect combination of spooky, elegant, and romantic.  To compliment the paper suite by Loralee Lewis, we kept the colors very neutral - black, taupe, and rich tobacco with splashes of white and creams.

In designing this party, we wanted to have fun Halloween elements that were also very sophisticated.  The rich tobacco color furniture and gothic wrought iron chandelier, sconces, and candelabras helped to engrain a sense of mystery, while the lush and light colored floral arrangements enhanced the romance of the occasion.  The antique Victrola, a family heirloom, creates yet another layer of mystery and is such a fun pedestal for our Morticia and Gomez custom peg dolls.

We created two signature cocktails for Gomez's Cigar Bar - one is the "smokin' Gomez", complete with smoke and fondant cigars and the black "Morticia Martini" garnished with dark blueberries in bamboo skewers.

The flowers take center stage in this party. The floral designer perfectly executed our vision of luxurious neutral colors that would soften and be a perfect juxtaposition to the gothic wrought iron.  The lush arrangements of cream color roses, fragrant hyacinth, and lisianthus added to the romantic feel of this spooky engagement party.

Another element of this spooky engagement party that makes it special is that the entire menu is completely gluten-free.  Since I am a gluten-free baker, we wanted to show how a gorgeous party can be created with rich and decadent treats while being completely free of gluten.  The menu includes savory hors d'oeuvres such as meatballs on hand painted mustache fors, tulle topped antipasto swords, and caviar topped lobster bisque shots.  To satisfy everyone's sweet tooth, a gorgeous devil's food cake with a rich peanut butter ganache frosting, topped with a custom topper asked the question, "Will you Marry Me?".   Gorgeous red velvet cake pops that depict the bust of the very glamorous Morticia and Gomez ar both sophisticated and whimsical.  Other desserts include cupcakes topped with fondant hands (aka "Thing"), mini layered cookie and cream cheese trifle, as well as rich chocolate macarons.

We started with a gorgeous paper suite from the fabulous Loralee Lewis, then came up with an elegant and fun concept.  Working with some amazing vendors and a talented photographer, we created a whimsical Halloween engagement that's too pretty to be scary!

Photographer:  Marc Edwards Photographs // Etsy Designer: Big Sky Rustics // Etsy Designer: Craft That Party // Specialty Foods: Frog Prince Cake and Cookie Design // Invitation Designer: Loralee Lewis // DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Michelle Dwights Designs // Etsy Designer: Miss Sarah Cake // Specialty Foods: Painted and Sprinkled // DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Sucre Shop // Etsy Designer: Titi's Tutus // Etsy Designer: Woodburned Doodles // Floral Designer: FH Weddings & Events // Event Designer: Two Prince Bakery Theater // Bakery: Two Prince Bakery Theater

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

October 30, 2014

Cauldron Bubble!

Need inspiration for a cute Halloween party theme?  Then look no further, boys and ghouls!  With a delightful black, green, orange, and purple palette, this is one gathering that is sure to rouse the spirits!

Photography:  Inner Circle Photography
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