Kari and Rick took on the project of crafting this oh-so-opulent masquerade Phantom-meets-Halloween wedding on October 30, 2010 in Florida. It's weddings like these that make me love this season. But the amazing part is that they made almost all of the decor themselves, including the uber gothic statues! It helps that Rick is a talented artist. And it shows.
Everyone looks mysterious at a masquerade. Kari's mask, on the left, is laser-cut metal and Swarovski crystals and Rick's is papier-mâché. Check here for some easily acquired, no-DIY-necessary masks.
The wedding was held at the Boynton Beach Women's Club, which the pair ultimately transformed into their gothic masterpiece.
Here's a full-length view of Kari's gown, handmade by Belinda Barry of Romantic Threads. The whole wedding party had their outfits custom-made by Belinda as well!
Vampire wine sets the tone among the centerpieces. And their signature drink? Pumpkin martinis!
Seriously, I can't get over the trees, the candelabras, and of course… the handmade statues! The statues are painted papier-mâché based on a Doctor Who episode. The wings are removable and made of styrofoam.
Thanks to Palm Beach Photography for passing on this fantastically creepy, DIY wedding. Tonya said of the couple, “To top it all off, Rick and Kari are probably the nicest clients you could ever ask for!” So give them some love for being so cool.
dresses: Romantic Threads