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Beetlejuice Wedding // Mark + Kaelyn

OH MY, this Beetlejuice Wedding. Everything about it was spooky magical and handmade! The details, the dress, and so much more were made or repurposed by the Bride. It was the definition of a perfect DIY Wedding.

This Beetlejuice Wedding will be dreams come true especially if you’re a Tim Burton fan. Keep scrolling to see the most beautiful DIY wedding dress and endless handmade decorations.

I have been lucky to know Kaelyn and Mark for several years now! We met at Comic-Con in Michigan and have been friends ever since.  When they reached out to me about their Beetlejuice Wedding I knew I was in for the coolest wedding. And it was over 9000 AMAZING, way past anything I could have imagined.

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! This bride and groom first look takes 1st prize for best Cosplay first look.

Kaelyn had planned to surprise Mark during their first look. So when she mentioned doing Beetlejuice, I naturally freaked out excited (the jumping up and down kind) and was SO ready to capture every little detail of their special moment. On the day of the wedding the mask almost didn’t happen due to trying to get it to fit over her hair without ruining it. But bless the bridesmaids who think fast! Because we were able to cut it enough to get it over her comfortably and they totally saved the day with it turning out even better than we could have imagined.

There was even a mask secretly waiting for the groom! We did the bride and grooms first look photos with the Beetlejuice masks and smoke bombs in the woods behind their venue.

Let’s jump back to the location of their fall wedding. They got married at Oak Creek Lodge in Bannister Michigan. It’s the cutest bed + breakfast wedding retreat. If you’re looking for a gorgeous log cabin nestled in the woods this venue is a dream come true. We stayed in the cabin the night before their wedding. There were enough rooms for their whole wedding party! Talk about the perfect way to celebrate the night before. There were lots of drinks and cards against humanity that evening. The next morning the owners of the venue had a full homemade breakfast made downstairs. They are also the sweetest couple who make you felt so at home throughout the whole weekend of celebrations.

Kaelyn put her magic touch on all of the details including dying her own wedding dress.

Yes you heard me right. She dyed the bottom of her dress with her mom. It was absolutely stunning. I am a huge fan of breaking the standards and creating something that speaks 100% to you so I was blown away. They even handmade the lace top and her mom crocheted her shawl for the reception. It even had pockets! All of the little details and love that went into her wedding day look were stunning.

Michigan can surprise you when it comes to the weather (you never know what you are going to get). But it turned out to be a beautiful fall day with crisp autumn air and all the cozy fall vibes.

The ceremony was held out on the patio surrounded by all their close family and friends. They put their vows in a treasure chest to share on their 1 year anniversary together. It was a sweet intimate way to have a short ceremony and bring back the magic of the day on their wedding anniversary. The reception was held in a tent on the property. All of the details were handmade by Kaelyn. It was absolutely gorgeous. There were little Halloween touches mixed in with autumn tones everywhere you looked. From smoke bombs to treasure chest of vows, and homemade Chex mix + beef jerky it was a magical day that I’ll never forget!

What movie would you recreate on your Wedding Day? Comment below & share your favorites! Also if you’re planning your own nerdy wedding? Make sure to check out this Jurassic Park Elopement.

Comments +

  1. Adriana says:

    What a crazy unique wedding, so cool!

  2. Mikalynn says:

    I love how unique this wedding is! Do what you want for your day!

  3. Tom says:

    Looked like such a rad wedding! Awesome job capturing all the unique details!

  4. Alycia says:

    Omg this is like the most fun wedding ever

  5. Leah says:

    Okay, so, Beetlejuice gives me nightmares, but this wedding is so fun and unique! I love the DIY dyed dress!

  6. Julie says:

    Hey from Michigan as well! Love all the “mutal weirdness” I will admit this movie terrified me as a child and I don’t know why, but everyone make this movie look good!

  7. Anna says:

    STAWP! I love BeetleJuice and this wedding is EVERYTHING! Their masks, the small details and more! Jealous is an understatement!

  8. Jenn says:

    This is AMAZING!! Everything about this – just perfect!

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