Halloween wedding-inspiration - gothic wedding ideas

Embrace the dark side when it comes to your wedding and adopt a Halloween theme this October. Think dark colours, blood red blooms, gothic dresses and dramatic candelabras.

It’s the season of spook and to celebrate, we’ve had a look at some of the best Halloween wedding inspiration around.

The Halloween Bride

First, the dress. There’s no reason you can’t stick to white, but keep it long, romantic and almost ethereal with layers of lace and tulle. A long veil is a must to create that element of mystery.
 

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Brave the Black

Daring brides might choose to marry in deep shades of red or purple, or even opt for black. No one does black bridal better than style queen Vera Wang (verawang.com), the Josephine dress being one of our absolute favourites.
 

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By Candlelight

Candlelight is a must for a Halloween-style wedding, adding the necessary ambience to your room. Seek out elegant black candelabra, and decorate each table with miniature pumpkins and co-ordinating flowers for a splash of autumnal colour.
 

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Table Style

As an alternative to shades of black and orange, purples and reds make a wonderful wedding colour scheme. Add in accents of silver, gold or black for a little glamour. While you’re unlikely to dine outside in October, bring the outside in with woodland greenery.
 

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Light the Way

Pumpkins are your ultimate accessory for this style of wedding. Use them to light pathways and adorn window sills.
 

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Stylish Maids

Bridesmaids can look stunning dressed in black, especially if you’re having a late afternoon or evening wedding. Soften the look by adding colourful posies with beautiful trailing ribbons.
 

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Finishing Touches

A Halloween wedding is crying out for fireworks, and we’re never too old for sparklers! As an alternative to favours, place buckets of sparklers around the room and invite guests to light them in the evening.
 

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Have Your Cake…

Chocolate works perfectly at this time of year, its colour, richness and decadence making the ideal Halloween wedding cake. Adorn with fresh flowers in rich colours and perhaps a few quirky words!
 

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Pretty Feet

If you ever needed an excuse to treat yourself to a pair of Louboutin’s, this is it. What could be more perfect for a Halloween wedding than some serious heels and a red sole? Rude not to…
 

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Spider Girl

There’s nothing wrong with a little fancy dress on your wedding day, particularly with younger guests. If you’re having flower girls, look out for cute party dresses that suit the theme. We love these spider dresses from yoursparklebox.com
 

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Time to Dine

Continue your theme through to the food and drink, perhaps serving a fun cocktail to welcome guests. The La Llorona (‘The Weeping Woman’) cocktail is unfortunately named but looks rather fabulous with its dry ice finale! See the recipe here.
 

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… and while you don’t want your food to look unappealing, you can incorporate the blood-red colours with delicious shots of tomato soup
 

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And finally…

Send guests home with a spooky-looking love potion. A perfect favour, and possibly filled with nothing more than a tot of brandy for the chilly journey home!
 

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