Do you remember when the idea of wearing a mask evoked something more romantic? Imaginative costumes and mysterious dance partners, clinking drinks and laughter in the air … the eerie nostalgia of a real masked ball! Today we're diving headfirst into a version that combines Edgar Allan Poe's wedding inspiration with an atmospheric, glamorous aesthetic and is perfect for fall. The vision was a real collaboration of ideas from all the wedding artists involved behind the scenes! The photographer Amber Stallard had to share the following:
This moody and whimsical shoot was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's love of the dark and the dramatic. All the stars are aligned to bring this "dream within a dream" together. We hope to inspire couples who want a less traditional wedding or kidnapping and really connect with their darker side.
Heather from Orange Trunk Vintage Styling and Rentals led the creative vision bringing all the styling elements together, while Amber Photography captured the details:
The acreage in Alberta provided an immersive yet breathtaking backdrop for the day!
Edgar Allan Poe wedding details
This deep red bouquet is just a first look at one of the stunning masterpieces from Creative Edge Flowers!
Orange Trunk Vintage Styling and Rentals brought unique vintage pieces that started the day in a dark + romantic mood. And the lanterns from Coven Creative move both the eye and the mood.
If you're looking for a wedding idea for Edgar Allan Poe, this custom banner created by Mountain Grove Studios is a wonderful way to add poetry to the day!
Bride in black
Ooooh, we love a black wedding dress and this one from Durand Bridal is a whimsical dream!
A flower masquerade
It is not a masked ball without a mask! The real flower masks from Creative Edge Flowers are mysterious and breathtaking!
How scary and cool is that ?!
All the moody masquerade vibes
Very fun fact: these two, Jillieanne and James, are a real married couple. J + J first met when they were both 5 years old walking down the aisle as ring bearers and flower girls!
Mountain Beauties created a breathtaking drama with hair + makeup for the couple!
A dream within a dream …
And for the grand finale of this Edgar Allan Poe wedding inspiration, Modern Bake designed a cake full of over-the-top drama!
Photography: Taken in Amber Photography // Name of the venue: The Acreage Weddings & Wedding Planning, Calgary, Alberta, Canada // Event design: Heather Johnston at Orange Trunk Vintage Styling and Rentals // Flowers: Creative Edge Flowers // Boutique for wedding dresses: Durand Bridal // Bridal Ring: Alberta Diamond Exchange // Hairdresser: Mountain Beauties // Makeup Artist: Mountain Beauties // Groom's Clothing: Ed Williams Mens Wear // Groom Ring: Alberta Diamond Exchange // Videography: Devan Karl // Calligraphy: Mountain Grove Studios / / Catering: Food Works Craft Catering // Cake: Modern Bake // Table Rental: Orange Trunk Vintage Styling and Rental // Furniture Rental: Orange Trunk Vintage Styling and Rental // Models: Jilleanne and James // Lighting: Coven Creative // Flat Lay Styling Kits: Curated Kits