Written by: Ashley Baker
Halloween weddings cliché? We don’t think so. This eerily beautiful styled shoot by PS Event Design, SodaBee and Aerie Photography proves that Halloween-themed weddings and elegance can coexist. The shoot was inspired from the mystical qualities of the blackbird.
“The blackbird’s supernatural figure appears constantly throughout literature, history, and culture. Whether it is a blackbird, raven, or crow, all are revered as mystical and powerful in their imagery and presence. When a blackbird appears, it’s oftentimes considered as an omen that something is about to unfold. Maybe a death, maybe a birth, maybe a wedding.The juxtaposition of their beauty and foreboding nature adds to their mystique. For this shoot, we wanted to pay homage to this bird for its eerie prominence in almost every culture, which is perfect for Halloween. We wanted an earthy pallet and wild fall florals,” says Sarah of SodaBee Photography. “The bride is penning the famous Beatles song lyrics ‘Blackbird, fly’ as she awaits her moment to arise. Of course, the envelope includes a stamp of Edgar Alan Poe in celebration of his great Halloween poem, The Raven. No Halloween wedding would be complete without stacked fresh berry pies, hinting at the poem ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence.’ Her blackbird gown with black feather bolero gives just enough understated elegance. Paired with her sleek-yet-wild raven hair and stunningly sleek eyes, this bride is both moody and modern, illusory and certain, amorous and eerie.”