What’s Halloween without a little bit of spookiness? This styled shoot from Rach Lea Photography and Ivory and Beau takes the Spanish moss that’s native to Savannah, GA and uses it to add an eerie, almost swamp-like effect that’s perfect for All Hallows’ Eve. We love that the “groom” brought his own pets to the shoot for an unexpected treat!

Halloween oddities inspiration shoot - photo by Rach Lea Photography http://rufflebdlog.com/halloween-oddities-inspiration-shoot

From the stylists, Nicole and Adrienna of Ivory and Beau: My best friend, Rachel, who is now getting married was dying to model for us and her tattoos inspired us to come up with an edgy, funky and darker wedding inspiration. With that are our starting point we came up with the theme of oddities and skulls. The Paris Market and Graveface Records had some amazing skulls and taxidermy pieces that we used for decor elements. For the flowers we wanted really dark elements and used a staple of Savannah and Savannah weddings, spanish moss, in a much darker way than normally seen.

black wedding invitations - photo by Rach Lea Photography http://rufflebdlog.com/halloween-oddities-inspiration-shoot

halloween wedding inspiration - photo by Rach Lea Photography http://rufflebdlog.com/halloween-oddities-inspiration-shoot

Halloween oddities inspiration shoot - photo by Rach Lea Photography http://rufflebdlog.com/halloween-oddities-inspiration-shoot

wedding ceremony - photo by Rach Lea Photography http://rufflebdlog.com/halloween-oddities-inspiration-shoot

Halloween weddings - photo by Rach Lea Photography http://rufflebdlog.com/halloween-oddities-inspiration-shoot

Halloween wedding ideas - photo by Rach Lea Photography http://rufflebdlog.com/halloween-oddities-inspiration-shoot

place setting - photo by Rach Lea Photography http://rufflebdlog.com/halloween-oddities-inspiration-shoot

Halloween oddities inspiration shoot - photo by Rach Lea Photography http://rufflebdlog.com/halloween-oddities-inspiration-shoot

The shoot took place at an old dairy farm, which has an almost haunted feel to it. Savannah is known for being a haunted city so it fit really well but in a completely different way than vendors normally portray Savannah. For an added treat, our guy model brought his 2 pets: a boa constrictor and a pitbull, which were perfect touches for the theme, except for when the boa constrictor decided to slither on the table… :) For the bride we modeled her in an assymetrical funky short dress from Faith Thornburg with a tulle and fishnet Twigs & Honey veil and we have Milan Day Spa do a faux hawk with intertwining braids.

copper place settings - photo by Rach Lea Photography http://rufflebdlog.com/halloween-oddities-inspiration-shoot

bride and groom - photo by Rach Lea Photography http://rufflebdlog.com/halloween-oddities-inspiration-shoot

glass jar centerpieces - photo by Rach Lea Photography http://rufflebdlog.com/halloween-oddities-inspiration-shoot

taxidermy wedding ideas - photo by Rach Lea Photography http://rufflebdlog.com/halloween-oddities-inspiration-shoot

spooky wedding themes - photo by Rach Lea Photography http://rufflebdlog.com/halloween-oddities-inspiration-shoot

Halloween wedding ideas - photo by Rach Lea Photography http://rufflebdlog.com/halloween-oddities-inspiration-shoot

Halloween weddings - photo by Rach Lea Photography http://rufflebdlog.com/halloween-oddities-inspiration-shoot

moss reception tables - photo by Rach Lea Photography http://rufflebdlog.com/halloween-oddities-inspiration-shoot

Halloween wedding ideas - photo by Rach Lea Photography http://rufflebdlog.com/halloween-oddities-inspiration-shoot

Halloween tablescapes - photo by Rach Lea Photography http://rufflebdlog.com/halloween-oddities-inspiration-shoot


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Shoot Location: Savannah, GA / Photographer: Rach Lea Photography / Event Stylist and Bridal Dress: Ivory and Beau / Venue: Old Dairy Farm / Dress Designer: Faith Thornburg / Veil: Twigs & Honey / Hair: Milan Day Spa / Makeup: Lindsey Wirht / Mugs, Flatware and Other Table Props: The Paris Market / Taxidermy Props: Graveface Records & Curiosities / Videographer: CINEMoBIUS / Wedding Invitations: Shelby Bittinger / Boa Constrictor and Pitbull: Guy model’s pet

6 comments
  • Love this wedding theme! So edgy and inspiring :-)

  • What a fun shoot. Love love love that table set up, it is eerie and beautiful. The copper chain (and plates/silverware) and the perfect pop of color and add elegance.

  • Looks like punk wedding)))

  • Very nice style and photographic eye. Also cute groom :)

  • This styling and concept it utterly fantastic! I love the color palette and that there isn’t just a tonne of pumpkin orange everywhere x

  • The top hat and ink just work so well together. Cool set of images.
    George.