As home to Comic Con, San Diego knows a little something about super heroes and cosplay! And let's face it wether serious or fantasy, Wedding Styled Shoots are all about playing with creativity and ideas. So Batman meet Catwoman in a dark and moody styled shoot that celebrates Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle in all their alter [or should we say altar!] egos! We hope you enjoy this carefully thought out, and very playful, photo shoot, which shows beautiful photography, staging, lighting, florals, invitations and really great hair and makeup, all styled to celebrate Gotham!
Gotham is a dark, mysterious, scary, and moody place. Although there is a lot of crime, there are also those characters that make a difference for the betterment of the city. Enter Batman. Batman is well known to keep the streets clean of crooks. He is like Gotham´s protector. But, who protects Batman? Enter Catwoman. At first these two were rivals. Catwoman was a villain and was known as a thief that prowled the night while Batman is a superhero that prowls the night. These two have had their differences but their love for each other grew immensely after many bad and good encounters. They are connected by their similar tragic backgrounds and by their love for their city of Gotham. They are intertwined as Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle.
The Story Setting: They decided to get away from Gotham for their wedding and only invited close friends and family. A small beach town was perfect for them as long as it included a gothic church to marry in and a reception venue that resembled Bruce Wayne´s mansion. The ceremony took place in the evening as it is what Batman and Catwoman would do. They are night prowlers, after all! The reception venue was small but perfect for their intimate wedding. Its many furniture pieces resembled the ones in Bruce´s mansion from the grand piano to the bookcase to the curtains and to the paintings on the wall. When you stepped inside you felt like you were in his mansion and that is why Bruce and Selina chose this venue, Gatherings in Pacific Grove.
Batman and Catwoman's "First Look" photos took place on the water near the ceremony and reception sites and inside the reception venue itself. Usually First Look means that the bride and groom see each other in their wedding attire before the ceremony but they changed things up! They still wanted to keep their attire a surprise so they took photos in their usual Batman and Catwoman disguises. The chemistry between these two are apparent as they took photos at the reception venue and near the beach.
And who better to invite than their superhero and Gotham family. The entire Justice League were among the guests in attendance and this included Clark Kent and Diana Prince. Of course, Commissioner Jim Gordon and, Bruce´s butler and father figure, Alfred Pennyworth were in attendance as well.
The Music: Amy Hung Films created an amazing video for this unique styled wedding shoot. The music “Apex" by Kevin Graham fits in perfectly. It’s dark, dramatic, and mysterious yet romantic in a way that gives the audience a feeling of the intense love between Batman and Catwoman.
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The theme for this shoot was dark in color and moody in feeling, to keep true to the Batman and Catwoman personas, but has class for days as you will see in the design elements chosen. Although not all elements are for the DIY couple, there are fun ways to customize aspects of this comic book wedding. The vendors were also hand selected specifically to fit the style of this shoot since we believe it is so important to support fellow creatives to bring your design and vision to fruition.
The elements for the shoot were carefully planned by Cristina Galvan of Hermosa Weddings and Events to keep true to the comic books Batman and Catwoman originated from. Many elements were DIY or easy to find at a low cost. Planning ahead and looking for deals at local stores and online is a must. From finding the Justice League figurines to finding the authentic Batman cape to finding the comic books to finding the Clark Kent glasses and to finding the large black frame for the DIY seating chart. Catwoman´s black mask is another DIY element that can be easily recreated by any DIY couple. Also, the Holy Matrimony! and Meowwww! taglines were created using a printer and paper. These and more low cost and DIY items were among the design elements that perfectly fit the theme.
The black sequin dress was a showstopper and paired well with Catwoman´s accessories. The dress is a design from the bridal shop, Collezione Fortuna Fashion Boutique and Bridals. Catwoman wouldn't be complete without her gold accessories and this is a great opportunity to get creative and find unique pieces at local thrift stores to fit the theme.
Hermosa Weddings and Events opted for black linens. They were used at the reception to create a dark and moody feeling to this comic book affair. To spice it up, you can incorporate specialty linens such as black sequin linens as seen on the reception table. This is where a specialty linen company like Party Crush Studio can come in.
Photographer: Michelle Robertson Photography//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Stitch & Tie//Jewelry: Nikscandi//Linens and Coverings: Party Crush Studio//Cinema and Video: Amy Hung Films//Dress Store: Collezione Fortuna Fashion Boutique & Bridals//Beauty:Powers Beauty//Cake Designer: Blue Aces Bake Shoppe//Reception Venue: Gatherings//Floral Designer:Studio Dizon//Other: Michelle Robertson Photography//Invitation Designer: Boxed Wedding Invitations//Event Planner: Hermosa Weddings and Events//