Unveiling the Elegance in Darkness: Wednesday Addams Inspired Shoot at Dover Hall, Richmond Virginia
When one conjures images of the enchantingly dark and eccentric world of Wednesday Addams, thoughts are instantly painted with an aura of macabre elegance. A few months ago, Katie, from Tilly and Teal, and I created an inspired styled shoot that captured the essence of this iconic character, bringing her intriguing charm to life in a contemporary setting.
The grandeur of Dover Hall, with its sprawling gardens and historic architecture, served as an immaculate backdrop for this unconventional venture. Tilly and Teal flawlessly blended the somber beauty of Wednesday Addams with the timeless sophistication of the venue, resulting in a captivating fusion of darkness and refinement.
Embracing Wednesday’s signature monochromatic palette, and Enid’s touch of whimsy, the décor showcased a seamless blend of pastels and edge. The florals, by The Rosy Posy, flawlessly combined the two by including hints of deeps blacks and soft pastels. You can even see a gorgeous combination of textures where she included wooden elements and crystal accents!
Our model, Kelsi, donned an epic black ballgown that juxtaposed perfectly against Jordan’s full white suit. Her dark hues resonating with the character’s gothic appeal. The makeup and hair by Yisell Santos Makeup skillfully played with contrasts, accentuating Kelsi’s gorgeous complexion and emphasizing her hauntingly intense eyes. The whole look perfectly mirrored Wednesday’s enigmatic persona. The entire ensemble played homage to the iconic school dance scene from the show.
Each portion of the shoot carefully reflected the show in every way. We included elements such as a hand made seating chat by Blissful Designs and Décor, that cast the perfect spooky shadow at night, the iconic black Cadillac, and even a grooms cake that resembled Thing to a T!
Ultimately, the Wednesday Addams inspired shoot at Dover Hall showcased the beauty in embracing the unconventional. It flawlessly encapsulated the spirit of an unconventional yet classic character, allowing an appreciation to the allure of darkness and elegance in unison. As the event concluded, it left an indelible mark, reminding all present that within the shadows lies a captivating world waiting to be explored.
Planning & Design: Tilly & Teal Weddings and Events
Photography: Sarandipity Photography
Videography: Bassano Films
Venue: Dover Hall Estate
Florals: The Rosy Posy
Hair and Makeup: Yisell Santos Makeup
Stationary/Table Numbers/Escort Cards/Seating Chart: Blissful Designs and Decor
Cake: Girl Meets Cake
Bridal Shop: Brookes Bridal and Ball
Bridal Designer: Sophia Tolli
Suit: Old Town Tuxedo
Vintage Car: Albemarle Limousine