As a special Halloween treat today we're delving into the realm of Gothic fantasy with this hauntingly beautiful photo series. It’s a real change of pace for me to see my bridal hair accessories photographed in this way and I really love the dark atmospheric beauty that photographer Alexandria French brings to these images shot especially to celebrate Halloween.
The Vampire Bride: A Mesmerising Transformation
Bridal tradition meets the mysterious unknown with this elegant veiled vampire bride with blood-reddened lips and little exposed vampire teeth that subvert the traditional virginal bride ideal.
The Regal Crown: An Antique Gold Heirloom Style Tiara
Every bride deserves a crown, and this vampire bride is no exception. The Coraline crown glimmers with antique gold shimmering Czech crystals for a rich, regal heirloom look which adds to the sense of strength, history and tradition.
The Black Birdcage Veil: A Shrouded Mystery
The birdcage veil lends an enigmatic air of mystery to our vampire bride. Based on my bridal ivory mask veil design, I used the same delicate soft French netting to make this custom wedding veil, but this time in black. This beautiful mask veil shrouds our vampire bride’s features while allowing glimpses of the beauty beneath and embodying the essence of a dark, mysterious Gothic romance.
Hauntingly Beautiful Photography
I love how Alex captures the haunting essence of Gothic drama and beauty in these images inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Wouldn't it be amazing to see a real life wedding shot in this stunning non-traditional way? While these images are all about a Gothic Halloween aesthetic, they do show Alex's unerring ability to work with light and shadow and to capture really beautiful portraits - so if you like the look of these be sure to head to her website to see her wedding photography - it's absolutely beautiful!
Gothic Wedding Inspiration
Whether you’re planning a Gothic wedding or just love the idea of a darker and more moody aesthetic, these vampire bride images are a beautiful example of what can be done to create wedding photographs outside of the traditional light and bright norm. After all, love knows no bounds, and it thrives in the most unexpected places, even in the shadowy depths of a vampire bride's enchanting world!
Vampire Bride Photography Credits
Photography: Alexandria French Photography
Model: Hannah Waine @little_waine