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Morticia Adams Inspired Shoot

Long time no see! It's been a hot minute since our last blog post so we are coming back with a bang!

In fall of 2022, we had the amazing experience of creating our first fully custom gown for a Halloween/Morticia Adams inspired local styled shoot.

The inspiration came from our friend Penny, over at Tipsy Tin when she described a unique gown with an unconventional train, low cut front and back with chain detail on an unlined black lace gown. Our key words became "spiderweb," "Dripping Candlewax," and -of course- "Morticia."

Using this inspiration, our custom seamstress, Bri, picked a black heavy lace with a distinct scallop pattern and a very subtle shimmer woven into the design. She used this to originally create more of an A line gown with multiple panels separating at the train but later cut it down to be more fitted and opened up the slit in the front.

As the gown evolved, she added black silk organza (very light and delicate) as a soft lining to the entire gown for a see through but less obviously opaque look. This material was also added as godets between the lace panels for a spider web, frayed look along the train creating a stunning visual along the back to pair with the chain along the low back added to a drooping design mimicking a web.

Mobile Bar and Cocktails: Tipsy Tin

Model: Blake

Lead Photographer: Taylor English Photo

Photographer: Ivey Photo

Videography: Justin R Films

Custom Gown: Andra's Finds Tailoring

Rentals & Decor: The Copper Quail

'Til Death Couch: Unveiled Design

Makeup: Elea Blake

pictured: L to R: Brianna (Andra's Finds Tailoring), Blake (model), Taylor (Taylor English Photo), Justin (Justin R Films), and Penny (Tipsy Tin.

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