From the moment we spotted this perfectly designed celebration, we knew it was a perfect fit for some day after Halloween goodness! The beautiful location, Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse along with the perfectly captured photos by Megan Edelman Photography set the tone for this divine example of how to incorporate a fun theme; “a goth wedding with a bit of a speakeasy feel!” To get some insight on what went into the making of this fun soiree, the fantastically talented Tammy of Blue Lily Events provides us with the inside scoop!

In Tammy's words:

“When I first met Steph & Jared and they told me they wanted a goth wedding with a bit of a speakeasy feel, I was immediately excited. It's such a great thing when couples really want to make their personalities shine through when planning their big day. We got to brainstorming and discussing ideas and we both agreed that the first thing we had to do was to have Lynda from FLEURtacious be the florist. From there we built our amazing team of vendors. Each and every vendor we worked with was so excited to do something a little different than our usual weddings and I feel quite certain they gave their very best to this one.

Some of the details included: two living room set ups, complete with vintage furniture and tiny details of skulls, old coins, record player decanters and trays, mirrors, prohibition style wall hangings, and even the bride's very own Ouigi board!

The Cake was nothing short of spectacular. Handmade black chocolate lace detailing was done by Schur to Please and I”m told tasted as fantastic as it looked. More dark and speak easy decor completed the dessert table. There was even dry ice to create a foggy mist over the table for the cake cutting.

For the tables we draped the long dark wood guest tables with black lace and added black mismatched candlesticks, gold trimmed candle holders and lanterns with twisted flowers coming out of them for a dark eerie feel. Each place setting had dark burgandy napkins, gold cutlery and a black feather with each guest's name hand painted by the bride's sister. As both the bride and groom are bartenders, homemade bitters were placed at each setting for the wedding favors.

The head table was draped in black lush linens from Decorate Victoria, large candelabras, rose petals, and littered with various other types of candles and bouquets to add to the dark Gothic feel. The large, throne type chairs from the venue were used for the bride and groom and I feel added a dark touch to the table.
The stationary was created by Berenice of Studio 745 who did a gorgeous job. Each invitation was hand wrapped in black lace with custom skull tags and the black envelopes were sealed with a wax seal. They were one of our first completed projects for this wedding and really set the tone for the rest of the design. The table numbers and seating chart followed with the same theme.
The ceremony was in Sea Cider's forest site. We had the ceremony facing the end of an uprooted tree and Lynda from FLEURtacious created the most amazing floral arrangement for it. She hung glass orbs with skull candles and florals from the tree end. We also handmade paper cones from vintage sheet music and filled them with dark red roses and other flowers for the confetti.

I have to say that this was my most favorite wedding to plan to date. Thank you so much to Steph and Jared for allowing me to be a part of your day.

The Vendors:

Venue: Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse // Planning & Design: Blue Lily Event Planning // Photography: Megan Edelman Photography // Dress: Blush Bridal Boutique // Decor Rentals: Trend Decor // Furniture Rental, Styling & Decor: Fallenolive Inklings & Designs // Furniture Rental: Bash Specialty // Cutlery Rental: Party Mood // Linen Rental: Decorate Victoria with Huff N Puff // Floral & Custom Veil: FLEURtacious by Lynda Marie // Catering: Toque Catering // Stationary & Printed Details: Studio 745 // Makeup: Tasha winters hair and Makeup Artistry // Cake: Schur to Please // Donuts: Yonni's Donuts // Pies: Victoria Pie Co. // Music – Band: The Temps


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