Photos by:

Jonica Moore

It’s the week of Thanksgiving, which means we’ve got lots of delicious tablescapes to look forward to. This shoot from Jonica Moore, Dawn Mauberret, and Sweet Thorn Flora explores the dramatic side of autumn weddings, and we think it works perfectly for a Friendsgiving event with the besties too. Be sure to keep an eye out for the incredible dip dyed veil!

Friendsgiving inspired wedding ideas - photo by Jonica Moore

From the shoot’s concept designer, Kerry Ann Stokes: The Moody Romantics styled shoot was inspired by dark fairytales and the beauty of nature found deep in the woods – maybe where you least expect it. Both décor and wardrobe are rich in texture-including furs, satin-faced chiffon, lace, quartz, lush florals, and taxidermy insects. This shoot is packed with detail, a love for the handmade, and vintage items. Dreamt up by accessories designer Kerry Ann Stokes and brought to life by a team of creatives, mobilized by Dawn Mauberret Events. This shoot sets the mood for a dreamy and romantic fall wedding—all beautifully captured by Jonica Moore Studio.

botanical wedding invitation - photo by Jonica Moore

wedding accessories - photo by Jonica Moore

winter bouquet - photo by Jonica Moore

winter bouquet with fuchsia - photo by Jonica Moore

Ruffled - photo by Jonica Moore

dessert pies - photo by Jonica Moore

The color palette is rich and dark hued-highlighting deep reds, and Pantone’s color of the year, Marsala. For the wedding dresses we pulled a Rue De Seine dress with a delicate lace over a beige slip and one of Leanne Marshall’s creamy and silky dresses from Lovely Bride. We paired the first look (Rue De Seine) with a deep wine dip-dyed silk tulle veil and dark beaded crown from Kerry Ann Stokes. Sophie Hughes provided some killer jewelry for the shoot, including a custom Black Beauty Diamond Ring (we were all wide-eyed over it), black diamond bands, and fused metal pieces. For the second look (Leanne Marshall) we topped the dress with a fur shawl and a natural quartz headpiece. The bridesmaids wore maroon (Ash and Light) and black (Nordstrom) dresses, along with coordinating jewelry, leather flower hairpins, a beaded headpiece. Hair (by Stephanie Kauffman) and makeup (by MauberretFX) have a beautiful witchy vibe. Sweet Thorn Flora nailed it with the floral arrangements, which included deep toned florals mixed with lush greens and blush accents. Peonies, blackberries, thistle, ranunculus, and ferns were utilized and mixed with taxidermy insects (courtesy of Hoardaculture) and antlers-definitely making a dramatic statement.

bohemian wedding decor - photo by Jonica Moore

wedding cocktails - photo by Jonica Moore

cocktails - photo by Jonica Moore

winter tablescape - photo by Jonica Moore

Ruffled - photo by Jonica Moore

bell jar terrarium - photo by Jonica Moore

Ruffled - photo by Jonica Moore

printed table number - photo by Jonica Moore

The Grand was the perfect location for this shoot, and included a long wooden banquet table, rustic seating, exposed brick walls, a deep green pin-tuck cushion booth, and some in house taxidermy wall mounts. They cooked up a menu full of color for every course. Oysters for the cocktail hour with some fall inspired signature cocktails, a black kale salad to start, and braised ribs for the main-all served up on vintage plates and glassware from Eleven Thirty Six. For the dessert we decided to forego the traditional cake and have a table of pies and tarts instead. Deep colored berries and elaborate crust designs made for a beautiful sweets table thanks to Cutie Pies NYC. The maroon and rose-colored invites were designed by Of Note Stationers — who also supplied some stationery (Can’t Do This Without You, Dazzle, and It’s Your Day cards). Our signage was all hand painted by Kristin Texteria onto vintage mirrors, including the one large mirror in the venue. The escort cards are strung from butterflies and pinned inside vintage frames. Needless to say, a lot of talented vendors came together on this moody and romantic wedding inspiration shoot and the end result is truly inspiring!

Friendsgiving tablescape - photo by Jonica Moore

Ruffled - photo by Jonica Moore

dip dyed veil - photo by Jonica Moore

Ruffled - photo by Jonica Moore

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Jonica Moore

Ruffled - photo by Jonica Moore

Ruffled - photo by Jonica Moore

Ruffled - photo by Jonica Moore

wedding toast - photo by Jonica Moore

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors


Jonica Moore

Event Planning and Coordination

Dawn Mauberret


Sweet Thorn Flora


The Grand

Wedding Dress

Rue de Seine, Leanne Marshall

Bridal Store

Lovely Bride NYC


Kerry Ann Stokes


Sophie Hughes


Stephanie Kauffman of The Karcher



Bridesmaid Dress (dark red)

Ash and Light

Bridesmaid Dress (black lace)



Cutie Pies


Eleven Thirty Six

Hand-Painted Signs

Kristin Texteria

Taxidermy Butterflies


Wedding Invitations

Of Note Stationers


Jaime Lee Newman, Alyssa Carroll and Jenny Moffitt