It’s always a great idea to incorporate elements of the season in to your wedding day style, whether it’s a beautiful Christmas tree in December, or pretty flowers and a Pimm’s bar in the summer. During the month of October, autumnal colour schemes and Halloween themes are a brilliant choice, and today we take a look at some amazing Halloween wedding ideas that will give your big day that spooky twist! Of course, how far you take the theme is entirely up to you, whether you choose a black wedding dress and all the trimmings, or simply decide to adorn the room with a pumpkin here and there!
Let’s begin with your wedding ceremony. Your choice of venue is obviously important, and we love to see a historical setting for a Halloween themed wedding. Marry by candlelight, and line the aisle with flower-filled pumpkins.
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Bridesmaids look stunning in black dresses. If you’d like to add colour, give them posies of autumnal flowers tied with elegant gold ribbon.
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As for the bridal bouquet, you might decide to choose bright, lively shades or orange, red and pink…
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… or deeper blooms of purple and dark red.
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A black wedding dress is a bold choice, but can look fabulous! Unsurprisingly, Vera Wang designs one of our favourite black gowns.
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If you choose to wear white or ivory, keep the look ethereal. We love the Kiara bodice and skirt with the Katy cape by Sarah Janks.
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Line the pathways to your wedding reception with autumn leaves and pumpkins.
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… and when the sun goes down, be sure to light the way with candle-filled pumpkins and lanterns.
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Your menu should also reflect the Halloween theme. We love these miniature tomato soup shots.
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Choose wonderful jewelled shades for your wedding breakfast, from pomegranate seeds to red cabbage and spiced pears. Serving dishes are also important – here, black is the perfect choice for the crockery.
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For welcome drinks, how about a blackberry rum punch decorated with blood orange?
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Instead of the traditional toffee apple, offer ‘black poison’ toffee apples, made with sugar, liquid glucose and a few drops of black food colouring.
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The black candelabra is a winning table decoration, adding height and candlelight.
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If you’re able to hang candles from above as well, even better!
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Black table linen is a dramatic choice and looks stunning with the addition of gold base plates. Here, purple tulips add a splash of colour.
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When it comes to favours, sparklers are a great choice for the Halloween wedding.
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Potion bottles are another Halloween favour treat. You might fill each one with a hand-written note or poem for your guests.
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For children, how about these marshmallow ghosts?!
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Don’t forget the photo booth. A Halloween-themed booth is a great idea. Consider giving your guests some Halloween props to pose with!
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And finally, don’t forget the cake, whether you’re choosing a fun design based on the pumpkin, or a deliciously decadent chocolate creation.
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And that’s it! Our favourite Halloween wedding ideas for that amazing, creepy look. Looking for a delightfully dark and terrifying cake for your big day? Then you have to see these 23 Hair-raising Halloween Wedding Cakes. Prepare to be shocked!