Horror Themed Halloween Wedding


March 25, 2024

Carly and Adam’s horror-themed Halloween wedding was a celebration of their love story, but also their mutual love for scary movies and all things spooky. Taking place on Halloween night (when else!?) the day was filled with “horrifyingly” amazing on-theme elements.

“We are both really into horror movies”, Carly shared. “Its something that sparked each others interest when we first met, we would sit for hours talk about our favourite films. Our house is also decorated around different movies with horror character masks, pictures and displays. Adam also has a fair amount of horror tattoos and we absolutely love Halloween. This theme just made total sense.”

The couple exchanged vows in an atmosphere dripping with gothic elegance and punk-rock energy. The music – another a pivotal element of their day – included classical covers of emo songs while guests were waiting for the ceremony to begin, Bring Me The Horizon’s Follow You for the aisle walk and The Offspring’s Want You Bad for their exit. Rather than being given away, the bride also walked down the aisle with their daughter. “I loved walking down the aisle with my daughter”, said Carly. “She felt really special and involved in the day this way and now any time we hear the song she gets really excited and talks about the wedding.”

The evening was the most fun part of the day for the couple and the space was decked out in DIY horror themed decorations. The homemade table centrepieces were each unique, themed around the horror movie that the table was named after. The impressive cakes featured icing renditions of The Shining, The Exorcist, Silence of the Lambs and Gremlins.

“All of the centrepieces were made mostly by me and Adam did all of the signs. Me and one of my bridesmaids did the coffin shaped seating plan”, Carly said. “All of the centrepieces are now proudly on display in our living room. We also made all of the bouquets including the witch hats and bats for the mini bridesmaids. We put together the sweet table – Halloween themed of course – and we put together all the props for the photo booth, the table names and place names (they were white when we bought them).”

Looking back, Carly and Adam enjoyed every moment of their wedding, particularly because it felt so very ‘them’. “It was just so authentically us,” they both agreed. “The wedding industry is very much a trend and tradition following, and as much as there are so many incredible small businesses and associations that are trying to change that, it was sometimes hard to find them! If you don’t know about Rock n Roll Bride it is very hard to be different and just go completely off-trend without paying through the nose for it. We also went to the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza wedding fair in Birmingham, which was incredible! We felt like we were finally seen and used a couple of suppliers from here and got a lot of Inspiration!”