Wow, what a whirlwind! Brittany and Ethan came to me late October 2008 asking for help with their wedding. From the moment they said the theme, I knew I was in. They wanted something along the lines of Tim Burton for their ceremony and reception. My first thought was The Nightmare Before Christmas movie and asked them what elements they wanted to incorporate. In my mind, anything Tim Burton usually has some kind of dead forest involved, so I suggested this. We all immediately jumped on the idea of bare trees and using the colors of black, white and green. Since their wedding was to be held at an Episcopal Church and the reception was in the fellowship hall, we didn’t want to go too crazy (like including skulls), but wanted it to definitely have some elements from Tim Burton’s movie.
Just for reference, here’s what the reception hall looked like when we started. (I don’t have a pic of the beautiful church, but you’ll see it in the slide show below.)
So, with all this in mind, and only two months to plan, I called on my vendors to help pull it together. I knew immediately to call Pamm Meyers with Bridal Blooms & Creations. This theme was right up her alley and she did an amazing job. She incorporated branches into all the arrangements and black feathers into all the bouquets. They were just stunning and truly carried our theme. (You can check out her blog for more of her own pics here.) Tommy Evans with Specialty Sound not only provided his amazing DJ services, but helped us turn the fellowship hall into a beautiful evening with his lighting effects. Finally, Meringue Bakerygot into the act and produced the cake sketched by Ethan and made it fabulous as well, along with the floral and beads provided by Pamm. Here are my amateur pics of the results:
Brittany’s family got into the act and had a friend come join the party disguised as Beetlejuice. Now how fun is that?
To top it all off, it was recorded by Phase 3 Photography and in Super 8mm film by Soulbox Productions. While we’ll have to wait for the movie, Julie from Phase 3 has already put together a fabulous slide show. You can check it out here – http://www.phase3photography.com/brittanyandethan/.
So what do you think of this Tim Burtonesque wedding?