In a world where traditions often take center stage, Jay-Michael and Ashley dared to step into the realm of the extraordinary, exchanging vows against a backdrop of pumpkins and greenery lit with candles and the enchanting hues of autumn leaves.

Love knows no bounds, and for Jay-Michael + Ashley, their special day on October 28, 2023, was a testament to the extraordinary and the perfect timing of two coming together. As the autumn leaves painted Clayton, NC, in warm hues, this couple embarked on a journey that was as unique as their love story. I can't wait to unravel and showcase the enchanting tale of Jay-Michael and Ashley's Halloween-themed wedding, a celebration that blended the eerie with the extraordinary.

Their love story is one for the books. Their connection, the most unsuspecting place and time, began to materialize years ago. Their chemistry is undeniable, and it didn't take long for them to realize that they were each other's missing piece. From that day forward, they navigated life's twists and turns hand in hand, culminating in a love that was as deep as it was genuine. They realize now in retrospect, they saved each other. The vows they shared with each other were precious & straight from their hearts.

With Ashley having a quirky side to her, it was a no brainer to plan the big day for October 28th! The elegant Halloween colors mixed with pumpkins, potions and dark florals made for a truly unique and exhilarating experience for their guests. Guests entering the venue were transported to a Halloween wonderland. Black and plum hues dominated the color palette, with pumpkins, crows, and potions adorning every corner. The aisle was lined with black bows, leading to an altar draped in greenery, pumpkins and candles. The atmosphere was amazing and enchanting, creating a mesmerizing ambiance that perfectly reflected Ashley and Jay-Michael's personalities.

Ashley, the stunning bride, broke away from tradition with a black wedding gown that accentuated her bold and adventurous spirit. Her bouquet was a work of art, a combination of dark roses, deep purple, and feathers. Jay-Michael, dapper in a black suit with a bow tie, embraced the theme with a boutonniere featuring the dark florals and feathers wrapped in plum crushed velvet.

The reception continued the Halloween magic with a feast fit for a haunted banquet. Tables were accessorized with gothic centerpieces, and guests enjoyed a menu inspired by traditional fall flavors. The dance floor was alive with the sounds of a diverse playlist, blending classic love songs with alternative rock hits, ensuring everyone had a good time.

Jay-Michael and Ashley's Halloween-themed wedding was not just a celebration of love but a testament to their unique connection. As they embarked on this new chapter of their lives, they did so with a sense of adventure, embracing the unorthodox and turning their special day into a spooktacular affair. May their love continue to thrive, surrounded by the magic they created on that OH so special October evening in Clayton, NC.

I truly enjoyed their presence and I am so thankful they trusted me with this special day of their lives.

Vendor Details:

Venue: Piazza at Portofino {Clayton, North Carolina}

Designer/Florals/Decor/Planning: Queen Bee Events-Weddings & More

Hair: Samantha Dobberthein

Cake Baker: Cakes by Kristin

Cupcake Favors: Queen Bee Custom Cakes

Wedding Dress: David's Bridal

DJ: Unconscious Atmosphere

Catering: City BBQ

Mens Suit: VIP Formal Wear

Stationery Design: Magnoli Street Paper

Stationery Printing: Blackley's Printing