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An Enchanting Wedding Inspiration Shoot

That’s the Perfect Blend of Romantic and Moody Details

From the fashion to the table settings, weddings are chock full of opportunities to let the couple’s personalities shine.  What happens when you have a bride who is looking for a dark and enchanting aesthetic for their big day? Well, this celebration will certainly show you how all of the different details can be married together for a cohesive and beautiful look that’s unique and memorable.

Inspired by the moodiness of the fall weather, this color palette included vibrant burgundies paired with black, pink, and silver accents. Invitation suites created by Uppercase Designs showcases textured black paper paired with wax seals and vellum envelopes with delicate custom calligraphy.

Butterflies, known for both their delicate nature and deep representations revolving around change and life, were used throughout the details and showcase on each place setting with the tablescape designed by Event Prep. Custom velvet-like table linens featured a silver floral pattern that paired beautifully with mirrored charger plates, textured burgundy napkins, a trio of unique beverage glasses, black dinner plates and silver flatware. Personalized taper candles  served as place cards for each guest as their names were displayed on them.

A lush centerpiece of farm fresh flowers created by Gardenview florals was the showpiece of the table with it’s overflowing dahlias and roses. For an extra romantic detail for the bride & groom, Event Prep finished this design with specially made his-and-her black acrylic dining chairs featuring lyrics from one of their favorite songs- Death Cab for Cutie “I Will Follow You Into the Dark.”

Playing off the dark romantic aesthetic, this wedding cake was not your traditional white tiers of confection, but instead featured black icing, lace details and a skull cake topper for a bewitching twist.

Makeup was pretty and minimal as to not compete with the dress. Hair was very detailed and intricate.

This celebration shows you that you can have your cake and eat it too when it comes to planning a wedding that fully fits your personality, even if that means pairing pink & dreamy with black & moody.

        

CREATIVE TEAM:

EVENT DESIGN: Event Prep

PHOTOGRAPHY: Viridian Ivy

FLORALS: Gardenview Flowers

STATIONERY: Uppercase Designs 

VENUE: Shade Rock Farms

MAKEUP: Beauty by Billie Jo

HAIR: Deidre Anderson Beauty

GOWNS: Atlas Bridal Shop

CAKE: Crowned Cakes by Jess

 

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- Monica & Stephen

Where do I begin? If you're considering hiring Event Prep as a wedding planner, stop thinking and DO it. Cassandra was the BEST decision we made for our wedding day (besides each other, of course!) I was working full-time, in graduate school full-time, and trying to plan the wedding. Because of her, I was able to truly relax, especially on our wedding day, and live in the moment which I am so grateful for. We can’t thank her enough for helping to make our wedding day exactly as we had hoped and dreamed it would be! 

"The best decision we made"

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- Elena & Nick

Event Prep is the best decision you can make for your wedding planning needs. Period. From the beginning vision phases, to the tough decision making moments, Cassandra is there not only as a seasoned professional but as a friend. There were times where I was at my wits end, and Cassandra became my place of peace and calm. She was always 10 steps ahead of the game and guided me in the right direction. She made me feel like my wedding was her only focus and her efforts showed through. My husband and guests were absolutely speechless at our ceremony and reception. They were truly blown away. None of it would've been possible without her. Simply put, Event Prep made my wedding dreams come true. 

"None of it would have been possible without her."

- Lauren & Todd

You will not be disappointed in your selection with Event Prep. Cassandra is the most professional, kind and bubbly spirit you’ll come in contact with.  We both have full time jobs and knew we would need all the extra help we could get.  Cassandra and Event Prep were the answers to my prayers! She made sure that we were all able to enjoy our day and not think twice about what needed to be accomplished. When I needed her, she was right there. I could not possibly fit a list of all the things Cassandra assisted with into this review. However, I can say she is a big reason I am able to look back on my wedding day with joy and happiness. Having the ability to focus on our guests and enjoy the most important day of our lives was priceless. 

"She is a big reason I am able to look back on my wedding day with joy and happiness."