California Halloween Wedding from Focus Photography + Artsy Heartsy Events
October 31, 2011
United States
Let the Halloween festivities continue LBBers, this time with a gorgeous Dia De Los Muertos inspired fête! The stunning bride is the lady behind Artsy Heartsy Events, and she concocted this Halloween beauty from start to finish. The couple loved the bright colors, paper products, and multitudes of flowers synonymous with the Dia De Los Muertos, so they made sure to incorporate as many of those kinds of details as they could into their big day. It's definitely my favorite way to celebrate Halloween - with a romantic love story, instead of the traditional horror. Click here for more of this fabulous soiree, captured by the oh-so-talented Focus Photography, Inc.

Orange County Wedding

Orange County Wedding 2

Orange County Wedding 3

Orange County Wedding 4

Orange County Wedding 5

Orange County Wedding 6

Orange County Wedding 7

And for those of us who aren't quite done yet (guilty!) click here for the fab Same Day Edit.

Right off the bat, I knew I wanted to have a super creative, unique, and FUN wedding... and like nothing my guests had seen before, so I decided to design the day from scratch. Being super crafty anyway, I was thrilled to craft our wedding by hand. I was going for glamorous, funky, and really romantic - and I wanted our guests to have a blast!

I was inspired by the colors and textures of Dia De Los Muertos (the day after our wedding) but didn't want to have skulls all over the place. So our wedding was full of bright colors, feathers, and tons of paper flowers and poms! All of the flowers (made of tissue paper) were handmade by me and my sweet friends. We also glittered lots of different sized pumpkins and set them among centerpieces, and put together a candy buffet that matched our colors. It was on Halloween, after all! I also made our hair fascinators, bridesmaids' bouquets, flowergirl wand, bouts, and corsages. It was so special to see all the people we care about wearing one of a kind pieces!

My then-fiance and I realized that puzzles are a significant part of our love story, so we incorporated them into lots of our decor. (Years ago, when we were broken up for a few years, I knew Scott was the man I was going to marry... though he definitely didn't know it yet. For Valentine's day, I mailed him a handmade heart shaped puzzle that simply said, "Love is patient," when put together. And how true that turned out to be! We also both love to do puzzles- something we didn't know about each other.) Our escort cards were puzzle pieces - guests turned over their puzzle piece to see a pattern, and then searched out the other 9 people with the same pattern. Once the pieces were fit together, the puzzle revealed their table number! Secretly, it was also a fun way to break the ice and get everyone chatting with each other. We also included puzzle pieces in lots of other places; you'll find them peeking out of bouquets, boutonnieres, programs...

We included what we call our "power couple" name - Scigitte (Scott and Brigitte) - in a lot of our wedding elements. We custom-designed Converse shoes for Scott and his groomsmen with Scigitte on them, and we even had our wedding website at To this day, our friends still call us that!

The very best part of our wedding day by FAR was our first kiss - when we got back together, we decided not to kiss until our wedding day. It was hard, but it was well worth it. It was the most incredible, special thing, and definitely the crowning jewel of a perfect day. Although I'm sure our guests would say the best part was the photobooth! We also got to have one of our favorite bands, the Pawnshop Kings, come and perform our first dance song called "You and No Other." Our Same Day Edit was also amazing and had all our guests in tears. There were so many incredibly special things that happened that day, its hard to pick a favorite!

We left the reception through an aisle of sparklers waved by our friends and family. Our getaway car was a gorgeous 1930's Rolls Royce - a very sweet surprise from Scott!

It was an amazing day - perfectly us from start to finish, and the best way to start a marriage to the man I'm more in love with every day.

Venue: Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club / Event Planning & Design: Artsy Heartsy Events / Photography: Focus Photography Inc. / Cinematography: Threaded Films / Cake: It's All About The Cake / Invitations: Minted / Photo Booth: Poetry Photo Booths / Band: Pawnshop Kings / DJ: Generations Entertainment / Hairpieces: Brigitte Scigitte / Bridal Bouquet: Desicra / Dress: Allure from Mon Amie Bridal Salon / Hair and Makeup: Lashes to Locks / Necklace: White Owl