Joy & Collin’s Hallowedding | Dallas

Ohhh my goodness. This wedding. Joy and Collin’s Hallowedding. I’ve known Joy ever since we were wee kids on the playground at elementary school, and she was one of the first people who said to me, “Please shoot my wedding. I know I want you.” As her and Collin’s plans for their wedding began to take shape, the most amazing picture formed: A Halloween wedding. Costumes, Thriller dance, Marie Antoinette and King Louis. American and Chinese BBQ, tres leches cake. An epic costumed dance party. Oh yeah, they got down. Here are some of my favorites from Joy and Collin’s wedding day… it was really hard to narrow down all of the awesomeness, so this is just a slice of the beauty and fun.

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Second photographer: Caitlin McWeeney
Dress: Made by a friend
Rings: Cartier
Cake: La Duni
Awesome zombie cake topper: Kakes by Klassic 
DJ: Amber Sukka
Catering: Dickey’s BBQ & First Chinese BBQ
Appetizers: Artizone
Makeup: Phuong Nguyen
Hair: Mother of the bride


  1. Gorgeous, and it looks so fun!

  2. THIS. IS. AWESOME. All of it! Love the contrast between the traditional/beginning of the day and the end! So fun!!!

  3. Gorgeous Elissa! & how fun is that after party? Such a fun wedding!

  4. Holy crap! Best. Head table. shot. ever! Looks like it was one seriously fun wedding!

  5. Hallowedding. Awesome name. Awesome concept. Awesome costumes.
    And totally amazing images!

  6. NO WAY!!! So freakin awesome! Love it all!

  7. Your portrait work is amazing as always. Nice stuff.

  8. Wow! This is awesome! What a fantastic idea for a wedding reception.

  9. While the halloween portion of this wedding is obviously awesome, it was the warmth and happiness throughout the rest of the day which really struck me.

    The moments between the bride and groom will be something they will cherish forever!

  10. Oh my gosh, this is freaking AWESOME! Please submit this for editorial or something!!! Amazing!

  11. What a cute and original idea for a wedding… looks like they had an awesome party!!

  12. Seriously loving the costume reception! What a fun wedding! :)

  13. Love it! How much fun!!! Your work is fantastic and the details are phenomenal! Congratulations to the couple!

  14. Woe what a crazy fun wedding! Great details, and great coverage!

  15. Thriller?!! AYKM? love it!

  16. What a fun wedding! The reception shots make me smile. Great coverage!

  17. okay. best head table ever!!!!!! love her headpiece.

  18. looks so much fun! you did a great job Elissa. Great theme!
    Can’t pick a favourite!

  19. What a fantastic idea for a wedding! Love it!

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