Rock Music, Halloween & New Orleans: Tyson & Allie

Lauren Piper Photography

June 17, 2013


Tyson and Allie’s Florida wedding had a music themed wedding with touches of Halloween, New Orleans and vintage. They didn’t want a stuffy and regimented wedding, they wanted a wedding that was a massive celebration of all the things they love. “Halloween is my favorite holiday however I didn’t want to make that the main theme”, explained the bride. “I wanted to add a touch of elegance. My first inspiration was our favorite place, New Orleans. We went on our honeymoon there and instead of making the wedding really obviously Halloween themed, we added the vintage New Orleans spin. It turned out to be the perfect mix!”


“We spared no detail in designing our theme. We were Rock n Roll because almost the whole bridal party was (ourselves included) or is either in a band, plays music or is affiliated with it. Tyson and I even got a coordinating tattoo on our first tour with the band to honor our love and commitment to each other.”


“We DIY’d everything”, she continued. “My mom is a flea market and yard sale genius and Michael’s craft store was my savior. I did tons of research (mostly on Rock n Roll Bride!) until I put together the perfect silk flower and feather bouquets. All the girls had mini Victorian hats with feathers and birdcage veil. The guys had boutonnieres made from guitar picks, bottle caps and feathers – each different to match their personality.”


“For the tables I printed the table numbers on sheet music and held them up with mini glitter styrofoam skulls. We found metal candelabras for $1 each, spray painted them black and glued moss, peacock feathers and flowers to them. We finished the look with mardi gras masks (which we also designed with silver beading, ribbon and feathers) and flameless glitter candles. The favors were Hershey kisses and custom guitar picks printed with a logo I designed with our initials and date.”