An Elegant Fall + Halloween Themed Wedding Styled Shoot | Historic Oakwood Cemetery - Raleigh, NC

A little over a month ago I photographed a styled wedding in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was nothing short of splendid due to the amazing people who came together to make the shoot possible. Ashley Vause Events did an amazing job bringing her vision to life. I really admire people who are bold and not afraid to be different. The purpose of the photoshoot was to create a fall themed wedding that was very unique and not something you would normally see in wedding blogs and magazines. It incorporated all the elements of fall including a little bit of Halloween charm while still remaining classy and modern. The wedding dress was even black which was daring but I felt like it really brought the overall mood of the shoot to life. I was super thrilled when I learned the shoot was going to be at the Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh because I had been wanting to visit there for soooooo long. It is a huge cemetery! Very edgy with a lot of stone architecture, rod iron gates, and beautiful trees. The choice in location couldn't have been more perfect for this stylized shoot. Many famous North Carolina icons are buried there including Jim Valvano (Jimmy V) and Elizabeth Edwards (she spoke at my college commencement ceremony at Meredith College in 2007 and I definitely cried when she died. I loved her!). It is an absolutely beautiful yet solemn place and surprisingly a really cool location for a photoshoot. I know of brides who have done their bridal portraits there and they are absolutely stunning! It was a pleasure being a part of a talented group of local businesses who came together for the greater good of the photographic, wedding, and artistic communities here in the Triangle. I had a great time documenting their hard work and talent. Many thanks to... Location: Historic Oakwood Cemetery

Event Coordinator and Wedding Stylist: Ashley Vause Events

Photographer: Ginny Williams Photography

Rentals: Home-Made Bride

Cake: Sugar Euphoria

Flowers: Fallon's Flowers

Musician: Dean's Duets

Hair and Makeup: Wink Hair + Makeup

Calligrapy: Dana Reid Calligraphy

Black Wedding Dress: Katherine Fisher Designs

Chalk Writer: Filled and Flooded

Stationary: Paperbuzz - North Hills

Model: Sree Sarkar @icingtube