My version of a halloween inspiration board, but of course it is more darkly romantic than scary. A ceremony in the woods at a stone altar, followed by a reception inside a large Gothic stone mansion. Tarnished gold, brass and silver goblets abound with anenomes, succulents and dried fiddleheads tucked inside. Mercury glass votives are in nearly every corner, adding romantic flickering candlelight to the dark manse. The bride is dressed in dramatic fashion in Vera Wang and gold cuff bracelets. The maid of honor wears a dusty purple dress with a feather headpiece. For the cake, Golden lady apples are painted with edible gold luster dust and set atop a vanilla-bean spiced apple cake filled with caramel buttercream and drizzled with caramel. The reception goes till the wee hours, and the bride and groom stay up all night to watch the sunrise among the misty morning fog.
"My thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved, now and then joyfully, then sadly, waiting to learn whether or not fate will hear us - I can live only wholly with you or not at all." - Beethoven
Photo credits: Clockwise from top left - Dress by Vera Wang and photo from Brides.com, silver apple photo from Style Me Pretty, couple in moonlight photo from Brides.com, flowers by JL Designs and photo by Meg Perotti via Style Me Pretty, altar in woods photo by Punam Bean, golden apple cake by Nine Cakes photo and recipe on Martha Stewart Weddings, feather headpiece by Ban.do black label, couple embracing photo by White Album Weddings via Style Me Pretty, invitation calligraphy by Mr. Boddington's Studio, flowers by JL Designs and photo by Meg Perotti via Style Me Pretty