*header image from elle decor
I have never been huge fan of an over-the-top theme wedding, so a Halloween wedding with black and orange, jack o’lanterns and costumes does not appeal to me. But if you are a Halloween bride and want to embrace a bit of the dark and creepy on your special day here are a few images that caught my eye. Ideas for fashion, decor, floral and food that offer a bit of sophisticated, spooky flair.
This gown by Vera Wang is not traditional, but it is stunning, very dark and romantic.
If you are not willing to forgo wearing white on your wedding day the other members of your wedding party can dress for the holiday in more subtle ways.
Your decor and signage do not have to read black and orange, trick or treat Halloween to get into the spirit. Think more along the lines of gothic and eerie. Consider shades of grey, black, eggplant, dark red and burnt orange as your color palette. Decor items like apothecary jars, glass cloches, lanterns and candelabras would be perfect. I even like metallic skulls and spiders if done subtly. Black tapers and china can be stunning. And lots and lots of candles.
See the images below for some inspiration.
Your floral design can play with dark brooding colors and unique textures. Think dark dahlias and roses. Eggplant callas. Spiky thistle. Chocolate cosmos. Hanging red amaranthus dripping from arrangements. Accent with feathery, dark agonis, purple smoke bush or dark privet berries instead of traditional greens.
Your cake is another place where you can get a little playful with the Halloween theme.
And finally a spooky Signature Cocktail will definitely be a hit. There are several options here. I’m feeling a blog post for another day…
(image via One Fine Day.)