October 25, 2013
In a recent post I talked about the Fabulous Fall wedding and I gave some tips and tricks about how to avoid looking like a Halloween party, but I feel that I left out those of you who really want a ghoulish and glamorous gathering. October is here and I want to help you add some extra magic to your special day! Halloween weddings tend to get a little theatrical and miss the true meaning of the wedding, so if you want something more elegant that stays true to the spirit of the season listen up.
Please, Please, PLEASE avoid anything plastic! Leave the skeletons, spiders, and fake blood for the trick-or-treaters. Like any other wedding, go for the best decorations you can. Recently I have been seeing gorgeous Halloween themed necklaces and brooches. Consider decking out the bridal party with glittering web necklaces and adding crystal spiders to the bouquets. For a more Gothic and antique feel try adding lace details throughout your event. When it comes to choosing your colors use dark purples, browns and black for a darker more Gothic, but elegant, theme. I also suggest avoiding bright orange because it tends to feel childish and we are going for upscale.
A truly haunted celebration is about setting the right mood, and what’s a scary party without a little suspense. Keep the details of your wedding secret until your guests absolutely need to know. When you send out the invitation don’t mention that it’s a Halloween theme. This will help keep your event from devolving into a costume party. Right when your guests arrive lead them into the ceremony and have staff hand out instructions and explanations for the rest of the night written on antiqued paper.
Lighting for your event should be dim. For your aisle consider using little pumpkins and beautiful antique lanterns to light your way. If your venue has a fireplace, use it to provide a very natural and spooky glow. Also, hang votives from the centerpieces so they look like they are floating around the room.
Creating glamorous Halloween themed wedding can be a lot of fun. Let me know what you would add to your perfect Halloween event by leaving a message in the comments!
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