Get Inspired by this Dark and Moody October Elopement

It’s a Mood

Hello Fall, we are ready for you! We love that you bring us cooler temps and the spookiest time of year. And we also love this amazing styled shoot featuring all the moody, mysterious vibes! So anyone who shares an affinity for a dramatic aesthetic, read on. Cuz this styled shoot will put a spell on you! Immerse yourself in all the magic of the dark color palette, theatrical decor, and a beautiful, woodsy setting. Get Inspired by this Dark and Moody October Elopement.

They Captured The Vision

Photographers Rachel Britt, R Photography and Chrissy Simmons, @simmonslensphotog were on hand to capture every moody moment of this chic fall elopement.

The Setting

The lush green foliage at Ijams Nature Center provided the perfect intimate setting for this October elopement shoot. Centrally located just five minutes from downtown, this 315-acre wildlife sanctuary and greenspace is one of Knoxville’s greatest treasures. And all the natural beauty made for a very enchanting backdrop for our bride and groom.

They Dressed in Black

Gorgeous models TiAndra and Weldon both wore chic all-black ensembles. Her look is all from The Gilded Gown. She’s in a stunning plunging V Lace Fitted Gown with a matching black veil. He’s in a black tuxedo worn with a tie. We love this non-traditional, edgy take on wedding day outfits.

Dramatic Decor

The vision for this shoot came together with the help of many talented pros. Designers from Blush & Ivory Florals, @yorkeventdesigns, curated a feast for everyone’s eyes. And Anderson Party Rental provided so many elements as well. Look closely and you’ll see antlers, skulls, candles and crows.

The on-point vintage furnishings (we are obsessed with the velvet Victorian settee) and super cool octagon backdrop came from Cantrell & Co. Event Rentals

Details make the magic, and here they were a collaboration of all the creatives present. Including Your Poppy Shop.

Macs Dot Knox provided the menus:


Photographer | Rachel Britt, R Photography @rphotosforall

Photographer | Chrissy Simmons, Lens of Grace Photography @simmonslensphotog

Bride | TiAndra Austin @tiandram

Groom | Weldon Right @weldonsxworld

Dress & Accessories | The Gilded Gown @thegildedgown

Design | @yorkeventdesigns

Floral | Blush & Ivory Florals @blushivoryflorals

Vintage Rentals & Arbor | Cantrell & Co. Event Rentals @cantrellandcorentals

Custom Wedding Details | Your Poppy Shop @yourpoppyshop

Rentals | Anderson Party Rental @andersonparty.rental

Venue | Ijams Nature Center @ijamsnaturecenter

Menus & Welcome Sign | Macs Dot Knox @macs.knox

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