crabapple barn

‘The Dark Side Of Paradise’ a gothic & halloween themed styled shoot filmed at Crabapple Barn in Sussex.

Crabapple Barn is such a gorgeous venue complete with its own lake and boat, perfect for couple shoots
I’ve always loved a bit of goth so this gothic & halloween themed shoot was right up my street and we couldn’t of asked for a better couple in The Robinsons. Not only are they super professional but good fun to boot, it’s important to me to have a good vibe shooting weddings and during styled shoots and these huys bring it for sure! As a bonus they just happen to be amazing models too, the full package!

All the Suppliers at this shoot at Crabapple Barn were insanely talented & the design and concept was on point. Lauren Beth Photography & The Elysian Styling Company put this shoot together so full credit to them for bringing this Gothic vision to life, I’m just glad I was there to capture it x

Here’s what Lauren had to say about the concept for the shoot:

“I really wanted to create something alternative using deep rich colours to reflect the time of year. After approaching a local stylist and a beautiful barn venue, we gradually built up an amazing team of suppliers! Our aim was to create a beautiful micro wedding setup using seasonal colours with a gothic theme and an elegant touch of Autumn

From the dark wooden furniture & deep coloured glassware and crockery, to seasonal coloured florals, together with black and gold stationery, finished with a ‘You & Me’ neon light, we wanted to create a beautiful intimate setting for our wedding couple. We had a delicious dark drip cake with fresh autumnal fruit and mini black and gold pumpkin cakes for favours to compliment the large pumpkin decor. I felt it was important to add a personal touch to reflect the intimate setting and focus on our wedding couple. We had an elegant glass jewellery box with our couples initials, along with pumpkins personalised with our Bride and Groom names

Our bride & groom were dressed in deep burgundy and black. Our bride wore a stunning black dress complimented with handmade accessories including a black lace garter and black crystal tiara. For hair and makeup, we went for dark smokey eyes with deep burgundy lips, loose curls with delicate braiding throughout”

Crabapple Barn was the perfect venue for this shoot with its rustic look and those doors to the barn were just perfect! Loved everything about this shoot so enjoy the film x

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The video shoot…

I love the gothic elements of this shoot. I’ve always been a big fan of all things goth so this shoot was a dream for me

What do you readers to do?

I’d love to hear more about your special day! I only shoot a limited number of weddings a year so I can give every film the attention it deserves

Get in touch now to check availability and tell me a bit more about your wedding x

Fantastic supplier list:

Venue: Crabapple Barn Sussex
Concept & Photographer: Lauren Beth Photography
Concept, Stylist, Tableware, Florist, Stationery: The Elysian Styling Company
Videographer: Neil Collins Films
Models: The Robinsons
Dress: Rock The Frock Bridal
Garter: Garter Me Good
Hair Stylist: Sophistic Hair
Make Up: Kate Waller Makeup
Head Piece: Lotus Love Studio
Table & Chairs: Cohire
Crockery & Glassware: Whitehouse Crockery
Cake & Mini Cake Favours: VS Bakes
Glass Jewellery Box: Mrs Cotton Club
Neon Sign: Love Inc Ltd
Smoke Bombs: Enola Gaye
Songs used in this video: Dark Side Of Paradise : Goldford – Licensed from Musicbed