a dark and moody elopement in London inspired by

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Derelict Church // Tim Burton // Moody and Edgy

Planning & Styling: The Stars Inside
Planning & Make-up: Kayleigh K MUA 
Photography: Chloe Lee Photography
Videography: Wild Heart Films
Venue: The Asylum Chapel 
Florals: Lily Lupin 
Hair: Cassandra Rizzuto
Cake: Malarkey Cakes
Bridalwear: Audrey Ashleigh Couture 
Headpieces: Hermione Harbutt
Stationery: By Nicki 
Jewellery: Kasun London
Moon Prop: Vowed & Amazed
Silk & Textiles: Pom Pom Blossom 
Furniture / Decor: Purple Door Props
Dog Accessories: The Dandy Dog Company 
Leather Jacket: Sammy Lea's Retro Emporium
Light Up Letters: Locke & Busby

On the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, we re-imagined the wedding of Jack Skellington and his darling Sally, hailing all the way from Halloween Town - where, of all the ghosts, ghouls, and goblins, these two chose each other. We wanted the styling for this editorial to be a modern and artful echo of the work of Tim Burton, with playful nods to his story and all the fantastical characters within it. We chose a dark and moody colour palette - with shades of black, burgundy, and rich jewel tones - and complemented it with a variety of unusual, surreal shapes. Like a museum of curiosities, our tablescape is experiential and tactile, exploring dried flowers, bone, vellum, perspex, and silk. Designing weddings that are exciting, meaningful, and personal to my couples is at the very heart of what I do, and this was a very special story to tell!