It’s almost Halloween, Marrygrams Bride! So we have prepared a little treat (no tricks!) for you on the blog today. While it may not be for everyone, plenty of couples have chosen to tie the knot on this most bewitching of occasions. Because a Halloween wedding is not all jack-o-lanterns and fake spider webs. In fact, it can be a downright classy, if not a little ghastly, affair. We’ve found some of the spookiest nuptials on the internet for you to enjoy below. So indulge your dark side and keep reading….if you dare!
Haunting Halloween Wedding Ideas
A bride who looks this drop dead gorgeous doesn’t need to worry a bit about superstitions. Black wedding gowns are edgy, chic and oh so boo-tiful. Paired with loose, simple waves and a bold black or maroon lip, this look is ready to kill.
An all black ensemble to match his bride, a Halloween groom is only as good as his accessories. And this is the perfect occasion to get a little funky with it. Don some skull cuff-links, a wide brimmed hat, or swap your slacks for black distressed denim for a look that is devilishly handsome.
Can you imagine receiving a creepier save the date? We didn’t think so! This easy DIY is a Halloween wedding must. Your guests will be talking about them for years to come.
A coffin shaped ring box adds a whole new meaning to the words “Til Death Do Us Part.”
Dress your bridesmaids in black tulle gowns for a edgy take on a fairy tale look.
Give your groomsmen matching striped socks for a spooky photo op.
While you can make a Halloween wedding work in just about any venue, we love the added touch of choosing a location that may be just a tad bit haunted. Like the Stanley Hotel, for our Colorado brides, or an empty warehouse space that you can turn into the batty ballroom of your dreams. Or even a patch of trees that were burned barren by a forest fire, or a rundown ruin on the outskirts of town. Talk about turning something tragic into something beautiful. The possibilities are truly endless. All you need is a little creativity and an open mind.
Fall florals are some of richest hues of the season. Don’t feel like you can’t play with color just because you’re having a dark and stormy evening. Tuck branches of dried leaves and twigs in with cascading florals for a textured look that is spooky without sacrificing elegance.
The Guest Book
Burned guest book pages are the perfect way to greet your guests. Have them sign their names in deep red ink with a vintage quill to help set the mood.
The Reception Decor
Haunt your local antique and metaphysical shops to find vintage frames, skulls, crystals, books, bottles and trinkets to decorate your reception area with. Candles are a surefire way to set an eerily romantic mood so don’t be afraid to really pile them on. And old produce crates can be stacked to make shelves for little vignettes that represent you as a couple.
The Table Settings
Long trestle style tables, taper candles, textured fabrics, skulls and abundant florals make for a gorgeous Halloween wedding table. Keep the lighting low to add a sense of mystery.
Treat your guests to an abundance of figs, cheeses and charcuterie piled high on vintage platters before the meal is served.
Themed cocktails are a must for your Halloween wedding. Have your bartender create a custom libation just for you!
Towering tiers of black buttercream are made even spookier with the effect of a fog machine. Perch your cake atop it’s own special table (like this vintage sewing machine) for a truly haunting vibe.
It wouldn’t be Halloween without a little Trick or Treating to end the evening. Give you guests an eerie snack to take home like these “poison” toffee apples.
You survived! And we hope you found some sinister inspiration for your next party, or for planning your own Halloween wedding!
Wishing you and your family a safe and happy Halloween from all of us here at Marrygrams!