October 6th, 2010

We love the holiday season and the fact that Halloween is the beginning of all the festive fun!

For this shoot, we wanted to create something that didn’t necessarily scream Halloween but had a subtle creepiness to it. We drew inspiration from the Victorian era and tapped into our inner haunted mansion.

We had the pleasure of using some fabulous pieces from Found Vintage Rentals. The wrought iron gate reminded me of European architecture and the side table, chair, picture frame, urn, and typewriter provided the perfect props for our escort card table. It’s amazing what some vintage props can do. Gorgeous and timeless.

After handcrafting our black lace backdrop and dessert stands, we decided on desserts for the more mature palette and made creme brulee in chocolate dishes, tiramisu, lavender ginger cookies, decorated lemon sugar cookies, monster-tini’s and an assortment of candy take away treats. The two-tiered cake was made by Rebecca Lehman of Heavenscent Cakes and became a focal point for the Sweet Station. We loved the intricate detailing and the perfect color match!

We designed and created all of the paper goods as part of the overall look of this station. Our custom dessert stations come with many of these unique items that we create specifically for your event. The favor boxes, mini treat cups, candy bar wrappers, and flavor tags were a lot of fun to make. Fabulous scrapbook paper, brads, and decorative items help complete the look. We even adorned the center of our candy bar wrappers with a sticker from the Martha Stewart Halloween collection. The coffin candy cases are from her collection as well and can be found at Michael’s.

On the side table set up, we crafted decorative masks and mustaches for the guests to disguise their true goulish identities with. Butterfly and licorice pipe place cards helped them find their seats, and they could leave their wedding wishes for the bride and groom. The custom invitation was made with velvet, damask paper and is one of my favorite elements.

We invite you in for this midnight affair and hope it leaves you with goosebumps. Beware, we caught a ghost in one of the photos. Can you spot him?

Photography by: The Pixel Studio

Vintage Prop Pieces by: Found Vintage Rentals

Cookies by: Sophie Hogarth

Cake by: Rebecca Lehman

Design, styling, paper goods and other desserts by: Sweets Indeed


11 Responses to “Love at First Bite”

  1. Kristin says:

    Really love the black lace backdrop and the use of the color purple for Halloween. Very nice job.

  2. ladyjanevintage says:

    Amazing job ladies! And just loooooove that black wrought iron candelabra! ;)

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! The cake, the candy, the props just gorgeous! A lot of effort and it shows!

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