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Love At First Bite (24 photos)


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I love the holiday season and the fact that Halloween is the beginning of all the festive fun!

This Sweet Station was designed for a vampire wedding. I didn't want it to necessarily scream Halloween but to have a subtle creepiness to it. I drew inspiration from the Victorian era and tapped into my inner haunted mansion.

Of course I had to use some fabulous pieces from Found Vintage Rentals. The wrought iron gate reminded me of European architecture and the side table, chair, picture frame, urn, and typewriter provided the perfect props for our escort card table. It’s amazing what the right prop pieces can do. Gorgeous and timeless.

After handcrafting our black lace backdrop and dessert stands, I decided on desserts for the more mature palette and made creme brulee in chocolate dishes, tiramisu, lavender ginger cookies, decorated lemon sugar cookies, monster-tini’s and an assortment of candy take away treats. The two-tiered cake was made by Rebecca Lehman of Heavenscent Cakes and became a focal point for the Sweet Station. The intricate detailing and the colors were a perfect match.

For the paper elements on this station, I wanted everything to have a worn look. I carefully burned the edges of the flavor tags and invitation and distressed the other paper goods. Fabulous scrapbook paper, brads, and decorative items help complete the look. The center of the candy bar wrappers were adorned with a sticker from the Martha Stewart Halloween collection. The coffin candy cases are from her collection as well and can be found at Michael’s. There is always tons of Halloween scrapbook paper that can be turned into anything from popcorn boxes to candy bar wrappers.

The side table set up contained hand crafted decorative masks and mustaches for the guests to disguise their true goulish identities with. Butterfly and licorice pipe place cards helped them find their seats, and they could leave their wedding wishes for the bride and groom. The custom invitation was made with velvet, damask paper and is one of my favorite elements.

We invite you in for this midnight affair and hope it leaves you with goosebumps. Beware, we caught a ghost in one of the photos. Can you spot him?

Photography by: The Pixel Studio

Vintage Prop Pieces by: Found Vintage Rentals

Cookies by: Sophie Hogarth

Cake by: Rebecca Lehman

Design, styling, paper goods and other desserts by: Sweets Indeed


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