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Couple Hold ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Wedding Shoot Inspired By Tim Burton

Couple Hold ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Wedding Shoot Inspired By Tim Burton

A couple have taken their love of all things spooky to a whole new level, theming their wedding around Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas and Beetlejuice.

Disney fanatics Genesis and Kelvin, from Miami, got married in July 2019 after having been together for ten years.

But they had a lack of budget due to most of their money going towards their daughter's Dravet Syndrome - a severe form of epilepsy.

Keen to make some memories they'd cherish forever, Genesis and her husband decided to hold a themed photoshoot to further honour their union, enlisting Angela Vajello to take the snaps.

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The pair were finally given the chance to celebrate their union properly (Credit: Angela Vajello Photography)
The pair were finally given the chance to celebrate their union properly (Credit: Angela Vajello Photography)

"We didn't really have a big wedding because our daughter has a disability," Genesis told Insider. "Our wedding day, unfortunately, was a big flop."

So when their friend Monica, who runs event planning business Events With Promise, reached out to the couple and suggested a themed shoot, because she knew how much they liked Disney, they couldn't refuse.

Holding the shoot at Curtiss Mansion in Miami Springs, the loved up duo's special moment really was something magical.

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There were little touches hinting at the films everywhere (Credit: Angela Vajello Photography)
There were little touches hinting at the films everywhere (Credit: Angela Vajello Photography)

They had everything from Halloweeny invitations with waxed seals on olde style white paper to stationary - from designers Only One Mark - with reference to Mr Unlucky, from Jack Skellington's song in Nightmare Before Christmas.

A guestbook entitled Handbook To The Recently Deceased also gave a nod to Beetlejuice in the shoot.

The invites were stunning Tim Burton inspired designs (Credit: Angela Vallejo Photography)
The invites were stunning Tim Burton inspired designs (Credit: Angela Vallejo Photography)
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The table was straight out of Nightmare Before Christmas (Credit: Angela Vallejo Photography)
The table was straight out of Nightmare Before Christmas (Credit: Angela Vallejo Photography)

Plus, Jack followed the black and white theme of Beetlejuice in his monochrome The Lapel Project suit, which took inspiration from Skellington, too.

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Keeping to the Halloween theme, Genesis opted to forgo a traditional white gown, instead choosing a gothic black lace ensemble by Brides of Florida.

Plus, she had a stunning purple and white bouquet, which was similarly suitable for the spooky theme.

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This matched the similarly Halloween themed table flowers, which sat on an eclectic teal tablecloth decked with crockery and glass candle holders.

The tables were decorated with little pumpkins (Credit: Angela Vallejo Photography)
The tables were decorated with little pumpkins (Credit: Angela Vallejo Photography)
The cake was naturally black (Credit: Angela Vallejo Photography)
The cake was naturally black (Credit: Angela Vallejo Photography)

The table decorations were a sight to behold, with tiny miniature pumpkins by each plate, provided by A Table To Love.

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Meanwhile, their menu was perhaps the highlight of the whole event, with delights including Snake and Spider Stew and a Terrifyingly Delectable Wedding Cake - which really looked just that.

Made by T'Antay Miami Cake Studio, the cake was also black and spooky, decorated with an eery floral decoration.

The couple said the shoot was a form of 'self love' (Credit: Angela Vajello Photography)
The couple said the shoot was a form of 'self love' (Credit: Angela Vajello Photography)
The celebration ended with sparklers (Credit: Angela Vallejo Photography)
The celebration ended with sparklers (Credit: Angela Vallejo Photography)

"We don't really have time to go on dates or things like that, so for us, this shoot was just a time for us to take a step back and really, you know, practice self-care," Genesis said.

"This is something we'd never have been able to plan ourselves. Maybe it didn't happen on our wedding day, but we did get some beautiful photos."

We love this idea. What a beautiful shoot.

Featured Image Credit: Angela Vajello Photography

Topics: Life News, Real, Wedding

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