Halloween & Nightmare Before Christmas Wedding with a Bride in Purple

Alex and Yevgeni knew for a long time that they wanted a small, intimate Halloween wedding. They in October at Allenby Farm in Be’er Ya’akov, Israel. with 60 guests. Their friends and family came in costumes, a friend officiated the ceremony (while wearing a cape) and the bride designed and painted the artwork for the invitations, signage, table numbers and labels for the cider bottles inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas (featuring their cats). Alex also opted to wear a purple dress which she designed herself and had a local seamstress make for her.

“We are both real geeks and love Halloween, costumes and autumn,” the bride told us, “When we met 8 years ago, we bonded over Tim Burton movies. I don’t think there are a lot of weddings where you see the groom chatting with a t-rex and a witch while drinking whiskey! The temporary tattoo stand was a hit too, our guests had to explain the sudden appearance of tattoos at work the next day! Our DJ also did a wonderful job, we specifically wanted alternative music and that’s what we got. I never thought I would see my mum dancing to System of a Down. People danced until the last minute!”

Their biggest cost was their wedding day stylist, Vickoo Design, who came in and put all their ideas and DIY projects together on the day. Hiring her meant they were able to relax morning-of and really enough the day so it was an expense well worth it. “She made our dreams come true and went way beyond what we expected”, Alex said. “At the beginning I thought about doing a DIY wedding but I started a new job and realised I need a professional!”

“Take a deep breath and remember it’s only one day,”, Alex advises in conclusion. “Try to have fun with it as much as you can. Also – good photographers and videographer are a must!”

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