Happy Halloween SMP Canada! We love any reason to celebrate around these parts, and today we get to toast to Halloween in style thanks to this fabulous shoot from Claudette Marie Events. Every image from Christy Swanberg makes me wish I had enough foresight to throw a party this year, but instead I’ll just spend the day celebrating right here.


From Claudette Marie Events… We decided to not do a typical outside rustic wedding shoot, but to keep in with the current season and create a classy table setting with a Halloween theme. Christy, our very talented photographer, found the perfect location in Fish Creek Provincial Park, by a very menacing looking tree. It’s long drooping branches created the perfect frame around the photos. We used mostly black and gold with pops of green and purple for the colour pallet. We found the cute little burlap bags and decided to add them into the shoot as they worked well with the outdoor setting.The champagne glasses were a DIY project and worked better than expected which is always a bonus! We really liked the contrast between the sequined linens and the long dry grass.

Because we were using a lot of black for the chairs and linens, we didn’t want to go with a typical menu with black writing. We used a paper bag backing, which again added that rustic feel to the shoot, but printed in white ink on a solid black card stock to make it pop a little more. We wanted to bring in a fun element to the shoot so incorporated the use of the skeleton hands to hold the menus and the golden skulls for added decor elements. The striped chair and sign also were an interesting addition. I think I would enjoy having a Halloween feast at this party!

Photography: Christy Swanberg | Flowers: Dahlia floral design | Stationery: Creative Finch | Decor items: The Social Page | Linens: Linen closet inc | Provincial park: Fish creek | Rentals : Special Event Rentals | Styling and design: Claudette Marie Events