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We’ve been incredibly fortunate to attract couples who are unafraid to break tradition and do their own thing.  Fall is always our busiest season of the year, and has some of our favorite weddings.  There are fall leaves dripping from the trees, rich color palettes, Halloween parties and hot cider.  Fall weddings can be deeply romantic and completely unique.  Although we adore all of our BWR couples, our dark little souls have a special place for those whom embrace their beautifully creepy sides.

Abandoned Cemetery Engagement

Lily Cheshire is the owner and artist behind Witch’s Way Craft, so Lily and Joe’s engagement photos include an abandoned Cemetery, smoke bombs and 2 cats with only 3 eyes between them. 

Dark, Moody Romance at the Vandiver Inn

The couple continued their theme a year later, with a dark romantic wedding at the Vandiver Inn. She did all the spooky decor from a flower wholesaler and her personal collection of skulls. We loved that they included framed prints of their engagement shoot throughout the venue. 

 

Halloween Elopement with Witchling at the Philadelphia Wedding Chapel

Carrie and Craig traveled from Virginia just to have a Halloween elopement in Philadelphia.  Their private ceremony at the Philadelphia Wedding Chapel included their daughter as a witchy flower girl.  After the ceremony we walked over to Falls Bridge for some Halloween family photos that were loads of fun!

Doctor Seuss Wedding at Laurel Hill Cemetery

The wedding that started it all, was a Doctor Seuss themed wedding in Philly’s historic Laurel Hill Cemetery.  Not only was there a gorgeous bride in a blush pink dress, colorful Truffula trees and paper bouquets made from stories, it remains one of Offbeat Bride’s third most viral blog posts with 3.7 thousand shares for A Doctor Seuss Wedding in a Philadelphia Cemetery.

For more from our Cemetery Bride 

Halloween Costume Party at North Bowl

Chrissa and TJ’s Halloween themed costume party at North Bowl was a family affair complete with street art, wedding ring tattoos, and one of the most gorgeous black cakes I’ve ever seen.  And if you’ve never been fortunate enough to photograph family formals with Wayne and Garth, a corpse bride and a fairy princess in a bowling lane, I highly suggest it.  Another favorite of ours fortunate to be included in Offbeat Bride.

 

For more from our Corpse Bride Wedding 

Burlesque Performer at Hunting Hill Mansion

Burlesque Performer Nikki Malicious married her love Steve, at Ridley Creek Mansion with DYI details including paper bouquets, drenched in the  colors of the Philadelphia Flyers and officiated by one of Philly’s favorite drag queens, The Goddess Isis.

For more from our Burlesque Babe wedding

Rock and Roll Bride at Waterloo Village

Waterloo Village was the setting for Christine and Ryan’s rock and roll fall wedding. With rich colors that complimented Christine’s rose tattoo, bridesmaids with leather jackets, and vegan s’mores by the fire, we couldn’t resist the loveliness of a few cemetery bridal portraits.

For more from our Rock and Roll Bride 

This post was originally created in 2016, but I love updating it with my favorites every year.  Are you planning a beautifully creepy fall wedding? Please reach out, we’d love to add your wedding to next year’s re-post! 

6 replies
  1. Parker Radbourne
    Parker Radbourne says:

    I love how unique and offbeat these wedding photographs are! Your brides get married at some of the coolest wedding locations in Philadelphia, and your photography truly captures their personalities the same way their choice in wedding theme / decor does!

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  2. Kelly Loeffler
    Kelly Loeffler says:

    Black white and raw photography was made you shoot these unique weddings. This is your calling Lori and I love how you capture the beautifully creepy aspects of this wonderful weddings. Graves gore and all its a magically thing you are born to do and these brides found the perfect photographer to capture the essence of their wedding day just right!

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  3. cathie berrey green
    cathie berrey green says:

    I love all these Offbeat Weddings. Black White and Raw Photography has beautifully photographed these unique weddings.

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  4. Amy Elizabeth
    Amy Elizabeth says:

    Wow. Always unique photography for every different couple that hires Black White and Raw Photography. But these photos are so striking especially with all of them in one wedding blog! How awesome to have brides and grooms that can really dive into all that can be creepy and haunted in a Fall wedding. Way to rock it, as usual.

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  5. Ashlee
    Ashlee says:

    I love love this blog post!! You always have the best couples and truly capture there personalities. The colors in these photographs are so vibrant, you killed it!! You definitely rock the creepy/haunted weddings!! Your bridal portraits are so storytelling and captivating. I can’t stop looking! Stunning!!

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  6. Melanie Weitzenkorn
    Melanie Weitzenkorn says:

    Wow, love this! What an awesome collection of creepy but super fun fall weddings in Philadelphia. Totally Black White and Raw Photography’s style. The Dr. Seuss wedding is so unique and I love all the detail photos of Dr. Seuss themed decorations and treats. And what an honor to be featured in Offbeat Bride so much!

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