Drool over one last spooky wedding of the season with a corpse bride from Pennsylvania!

Updated May 21 2019
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Photos by: Black, White & Raw Photography
Corpse bride and groom full-length
Photos by Black, White, & Raw Photography

Okay, yes, we're moving away from the season of skeletons and spooks, BUT. I owe it to you all to show you this one last spooky glam wedding! Crissa made for an awesome corpse bride when she and TJ got married earlier this fall. She styled her own look — thanks in part to her grandmother's wedding dress, a skirt of her own, and some choice accessories from Lovechild Boudoir. TJ absolutely kept up with his own Victorian corpse groom costume, and Crissa's daughter joined in the fashion fun as a sparkly princess. A walking stick for TJ, a bouquet of dried roses for Crissa, and hand tattoos for both instead of rings completed the whole ensemble.

Where better to show off a fabulous Victorian look than one of the oldest neighborhoods in the US? Before heading off to their ceremony, Crissa and TJ strutted their stuff in Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (I love the photo of Crissa cat-walking toward some colonial-period re-enactors).

Following their wedding in a retro bowling alley, the reception included details like bottles of Love Potion No. 9, guests in elaborate costumes, and sparklers with glittery matchboxes as favors. Make sure you eyeball that ghostly cake too! Then pause to appreciate a very sexy cake feeding. Take notes, y'all. That's the way to do it.


Corpse bride family portrait

Corpse bride and princess daughter

Corpse bride family portrait II

Corpse bride and groom serious protrait

Corpse bride I

Dried roses bouquet

Corpse groom

Hand tattoos

Corpse bride walking toward colonial reenactors

Own the look

Walking down the aisle

Watching her mom walk up the aisle

Ceremony I

Ceremony II

Burning sage

Corpse bride first kiss

Ghostly cake

Victorian skeleton caketoppers

Love potion No. 9

Sparklers and sparkly matchboxes as favors

Cutting the cake

This is how you share a wedding cake

Groom dancing

The dreads the veil the lace

Princess bowling

Kissing the night away

Vendors

Bride's accessories: Lovechild Boudoir • Cake: Puddin's Cake Corner • Groom's costume: Pierre's Costumes • Hair: Dredloxoxo (the bride herself!) at Salon Sugar Philadelphia & bull; Photography: Lori Foxworth and Paul Cofield of Black, White and Raw Photography • Shoes: UNIF • Venue: North Bowl

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