Timeless & Romantic Wedding Inspiration

Inspiration Shoots

Jekalo Photography

I know I’ve said it so many times before, but I really do love this time of year. Especially here in the wedding world where the nights drawing in and All Hallow’s Eve allows our industry creatives free reign to bring to life something a little different to the light and airy wedding editorials we usually see. But whilst today’s wedding inspiration shoot is dark and dramatic, it is most certainly no less romantic!…..

Halloween Wedding Inspiration

The lovely Tiffany of Jekalo Photography, the lady behind the camera and this vision of gothic romance, shared all the details about the shoot and what inspired it…. “I dreamt up this wicked fall wedding to inspire couples that a goth wedding can still be glam and elegant! The color palette was focused on rich and deep tones with a gorgeous black gown as the main highlight. Deep burgundy, gold, and all shades of black. The velvet texture was a huge detail for this shoot as well.

The venue is a historical estate located in the Inland Empire that once upon a time housed and entertained Hollywood’s elite as a getaway retreat. The Christmas House Inn is so lush in landscape, so detailed in decor and is a beautiful venue for any event. The white garden reminds me of Italian landscapes patio gardens and the house itself is so full of history. 

The florals played a huge role in tying the style of our shoot all together. When I first met Nicole of Averi K Designs, I told her I wanted a floating floral installation, something that would POP and something that would be different yet achievable for any wedding. It was her first time ever creating something like this and she NAILED IT – it was absolutely stunning!

Of course a black bridal gown was a must because what’s a goth wedding without a sexy black dress?! And it was paired with a burgundy tux for the groom. We also created a second look that was a bit more traditional, white dress with a black tux – but we had to have that velvet coat.

The caligrapher, Lexi or lettered by Luth Hans wrote the ceremony backdrop. That said “jusqu’ á la mort” which is “till death” in French. And that was the tone for the whole shoot. She also wrote their vows on the table runner which cascaded down the sides of what we call the “infinity table” 

The invite suite was created by Allison of Wild Joy Studios. She did an amazing job, I especially loved the logo or crest of the two hands touching one in the flesh and one skeleton… loved that tiny detail! She also had the table escort printed on velvet.

What’s a wicked wedding without a black 3 layered cake? Espie of espie bakes made this gorgeous cake whilst Nicole the florist helped decorate it, and it was stunning.”


Isn’t it fabulous?? I do so love all those dashes of velvet! A huge thankyou to everyone in the creative team that lent their time and talents to bring this editorial to life, but especially to Tiffany of Jekalo Photography who captured every detail so perfectly. If you love Tiffany’s work and would like to see more of her photography head on over to her website at www.jekalophotography.com and be sure to find and follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

If you love the idea of a Halloween wedding and are looking for more inspiration, you will find lots of ideas perfect for the season here on the pages of Chic Vintage Brides. Like this Victorian inspired elopement in New Orleans, or this dark and decadent inspiration board in an unusual Halloween color palette, or this American Gothic Harvest wedding editorial is simply breathtaking!!



Credits & Contributors

Photography – F. Tiffany Fleming, Jekalo Photography || Concept & Design – The Counterfeit Wedding || Floral Desig – Nicole Kessell || Wedding Cake – Espie Bakes || Calligraphy – Lexie, Lettered by Luth || Venue – The Christmas House Inn || Hair & Makeup – Paty Rodriguez || Invite Suite & Table Escort Design – Wild Joy Studios || Tablescape – Areli Event Design || Rentals – Pull up a Chair Event Rentals || Videography – Alan Fleming || Models – Josh & Tiffany Dorak