Dark Christmas Styled Shoot featured in Off Beat Bride

Photos by Chettara T. Photography

We've got some stunning dark Christmas wedding inspiration, but it's probably not what you're thinking. There are luminous fairy lights, a holiday-colored macaron tower(!), festive and fizzy drinks, pops of crimson flowers and drapery over lush and dark greenery and pomegranates, modern deep red sculptural cakes, and energy mist favors. This definitely isn't your usual Christmas wedding decor! 

It just proves that even if you choose a traditional time of year for your wedding (Christmas, New Year's Eve, summer, whenever!), you aren't beholden to sticking to what's always been done. You can have a dark and moody Christmas that's just as elegant and chic as any other. 

Let's sink deep into this divine red, black, and green melange of moody goodness…


Photography|Concept|Planning: Chettara T. Photography • Florals|Styling|Planning: Copper & Sage Collective • Cake/Desserts|Planning: The Dulce Experience • Venue: The Whiskey Factory – Detroit City Distillery • Rentals: Detroit Chiavari • Makeup: Robbin Kujus for Configure Beauty Detroit • Hair: Sumayah Yasmeen • Jewelry: Emma Elizabeth Jewelry • Stationery: Morheart • Velvet Dress: Ellis and Indigo • Energy Mist: Twig & Stone • Bride: Michelle • Groom: Stephen



La Boheme Fall/Winter

Here is how these looks can be easily attained in a fresh modern way. All of these looks were created using the Viseart Matte Neutral Palette:
The Poet #1-
By using monochromatic matte shades you can pull of a rather bold but sophisticated smokey eye with a pop of unexpected color.
Eyes- Create a round shape from inner socket of lid that carries around outside of eye under the lash line with the burnt sienna shade. Soften the outer edges with peach tones and place a pop of peach on center of lid. Line your waterline with a concealer Pencil. Smudge deep chocolate brown shadow across too lash line.
Cheeks- a matte peach blush
Lips- peachy nude
The Musician #2-
A great way to create a sultry siren look with both dark eyes and lips without being overdone is to use matte shadows, skip the dark waterline rim and replace with nude concealer pencil, and opt for a nude blush.
Use the taupe/grey all over lid and up to brow bone, extending around and under lash line on bottom. Next use the darkest charcoal for the outer edges of eyes. Soften all edges with a clean dry brush.
The Ballerina #3-
A sweet and innocent daytime look that still brings lots of color to your face. A simple,
quick, yet polished look for fall.
All over lid and soften edges up to crease. Skip the eyeliner ,curl lashes, add plenty mascara!
Cheeks- rosey matte blush
Lips- Use a berry colored lip pencil to create your own lip stain. Fill lips with small dashes and blend together using lip balm and blot.
The Thesbian #4-
A timeless look with a bold matte red lip!
In order to pull this look off today, just skip the dark shadow in the crease and leave off the liner.
All over eye with pale bisque shade and a quick sweep of camel in the crease. Skip
the eyeliner and grab your mascara!

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Creative Director and Stylist- Nina Dimachki " The Atelier 22", Makeup by Robbin Kujus " Configure Beauty Detroit"

Creative Director and Stylist- Nina Dimachki " The Atelier 22", Makeup by Robbin Kujus " Configure Beauty Detroit"