A Halloween, Day of the Dead & Bonfire Night Themed Wedding: Jennifer & Ian

November 16, 2011

Jennifer & Ian were married on Halloween so their day had a distinct theme to fit the time of year. “We wanted the wedding to have all the components of a ‘normal’ wedding but be personal to us,” the bride told me. “We both love Halloween, Day of the Dead and bonfire night and so decided to incorporate all three into a super-theme!”

“We wanted to make as much as we could ourselves, and to make the day as relaxed and enjoyable for everyone else.,” she continued. “We wanted a bonfire with jacket potatoes and toffee apples. The rest of the wedding was built up around that.”

“I made most of the decorations myself, but had some help from my friend Sharon and my Mum on the tissue paper Mexican picado’s. They were very time consuming to cut as the designs I chose were very intricate! But they were well worth the effort as they transformed a traditional bland-ish room into a Mexican festival!”

The couple booked Hannah Millard to photograph their wedding after seeing her featured on Rock n Roll Bride. “Hannah was absolutely amazing, she breezed in at the crack of Dawn and it was like I had known her for years,” Jennifer said. “After talking to her over emails I knew we would get on as we share the same ideas and principles on photography and weddings! What I didn’t expect was for Hannah to integrate with everyone else so easily, and to be a constant reassuring comfort to me throughout the day. She was so unobtrusive and took spectacular shots of our day.”

Thanks to Jennifer & Ian and their photographer Hannah for sharing this with us today.

Photography Credit: Hannah Millard Photography
Venue: Bardney Hall, Barton-Upon-Humber, Lincolnshire
Bride’s Dress: Jack’s Daughter on etsy
Bride’s Shoes: Red or Dead
Bride’s Headpiece: Natural Born Beauties on etsy
Groom’s Outfit: Vintage & zazzaretti bridal on etsy (buttonhole)
Cake: Fairy Cakes & Faces
Flowers: DIY