When you get married on Halloween, it's usually 'go big or go home' when it comes to theme: costumes, spooky decor, — the works. And to prove our point, television journalist Nieves Zuberbuhler and Argentinian socialite Julio Santo Domingo III got married in Brooklyn this weekend and threw a totally fabulous Halloween party-meets-wedding celebration.
The bride, an Emmy-winning producer for CBS' 60 Minutes and her groom created an enchanted-garden-meets-"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" wonderland at the Pioneer Works art gallery in Brooklyn, per Page Six, over Halloween weekend. Their lavish, spirited nuptials (or should we say Monster Mash?) were equally matched by an opulent guest list; Princess Caroline of Monaco, Julia and Vladimir Reston Roitfeld, and Nacho Figueras were among those to attend.
Even though the crowd was dressed in over-the-top costumes all around (from unicorns to police officers to skeletons to ravens), the bride opted for a stunning off-the-shoulder white wedding dress by Brandon Maxwell while the groom rocked a traditional musketeer outfit (yes, with a sword and neckpiece to boot!).
"Brandon Maxwell is my favorite designer," the bride shared with Vogue about her wedding dress, which took a total of nine fittings that lasted several hours each. "He's also a talented stylist and photographer, so he planned every single detail of my wedding day — my dress, my hair, my jewelry, and my makeup. It was a treat to share this moment in my life with him," she explained.
So why didn't this Hallow's Eve-loving bride wear a costume even though she encouraged all of her guests to do so? Simple. "If I had walked down the aisle wearing a costume, I would have regretted it forever. I wanted something romantic, inspired by Pre-Raphaelite art," Zuberbuhler said about her nuptials, which took place at the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Red Hook, Brooklyn. After the vow exchange, however, she slipped into light-up sneaks and a short white dress (which was actually her dress — CHOPPED short so that she could still be wearing it throughout the night!) to be more comfortable while rocking it on the dance floor at the reception.
"We cut it twice!" said Maxwell about his dress creation, noting that after the ceremony, they made some major scissored cuts. "We added shoulder straps and chopped off the train and sleeves. And then, at around 1:00 a.m., we made it into a minidress so she could wear her light-up shoes!" Now that is quite the commitment to wearing a wedding dress while still staying true to your own style.
As far as decor, the dark purple lighting added to the eery ambience — complete with a flower wall, "full moon" lighting for a photo op, and a creepy crawly dessert bar and cake situation. To entertain the crowds, the band Oompa Loompa performed. It was truly a spectacular, over-the-top celebration that will definitely go down as one of the most dramatic and entertaining Halloween weddings in recent history. See below for more photos of the epic celebration!