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Jewel Toned Wedding on Halloween with Celestial Touches

Inspired by their love of Halloween, Harry Potter and autumn weather, Ellie and Luke spent around £10,000 on their October wedding. They handmade a lot of the elements themselves, from gifts for the bridesmaids to the groomsmen’s ties as well as props and decorations. 

Held at De Vere Horsley Estate in Surrey, the day was styled by The Fairy Godmother of Weddings – aka, Ellie’s mum, who also took care of all the florals for their day. They tasked celebrant Jenny Knight with crafting a truly personal ceremony, and catering was provided by the venue, which was their biggest expense.

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Eyes Wide Shut Meets Friday 13th Wedding

Soraia and Hugo’s dark and spooky wedding was held on Friday 13th in Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal. Although they didn’t have really specific inspiration or references they went back to when pulling together the theme, they wanted it to be dark, yet meaningful to them. The bride wore her mother’s wedding dress, for example, which she had altered into her own style including adding a hooded cape!

“Every little detail was meaningful,” the bride told us, “like my dress, the date we chose (Friday 13th) and the dark but beautiful decorations,. We used a coffin to put the beverages at the reception and a little coffin to put the rings in. Our first dance was inspired by the demon dance from Eyes Wide Shut.”

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Nightmare Before Christmas Wedding with a Halloween Fairytale Masquerade

With all the guests in costume and a showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show, Lea and Mazz embraced a Halloween theme for their wedding. They had masquerade masks for their aisle walk and an autumnal colour scheme.

Lea explained, “Mazz and I both adore Halloween, and coming from a pagan family myself, I’d always enjoyed making a big celebration of Samhain growing up. As Mazz and I also both love Tim Burton films, especially The Nightmare Before Christmas, it was a no brainer to take inspiration from it for our wedding. We also both love fantasy, so getting to incorporate fancy dress ticked that box for us too.”

The couple had two ceremonies; a legal one and a personal ceremony with their celebrant. With a quick, last minute change of venue for the legal bit, Lea and Mazz focused on their ‘big’ ceremony. Lea told us, “I walked down the aisle to Raise Hell by Dorothy, with our youngest son in his wolf mask and the wedding coven of bridesmaids and our flower girl. The bridesmaids performed a circle blessing and elemental blessing. We both wrote our own vows – Mazz’s vows were themed on lyrics to my favourite songs.”

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Through Haunting: A Halloween Masquerade Wedding

Jacci did not want to plan a wedding, but as a Disney event producer, she loves planning a fun event. Luke suggested throwing a fancy Halloween party in New Orleans, with friends dressing up for an evening masquerade over All Hallow’s Eve Weekend. 

They wanted their guests to feel completely at home attending their wedding, and used their actual home as inspiration for their day. Jacci explained, “One of our guests said that they had never been to a wedding before that felt like walking into someone’s house. We love a moody black, red and gold colour scheme and just really leaned into our favourite time of the year.”

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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!”

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A Vietnamese-American Hallowedding

For their October wedding day, Hasan and Emily wanted to respectfully tie together elements of the groom’s Vietnamese culture, the brides own family traditions and her love of Halloween. “It was very difficult for us to find aesthetic inspiration,” Emily began, “because most of what we found were mono racial couples or interracial couples who lean into a traditional wedding for just one culture. Then the multicultural wedding inspiration we did find were your standard white/cream/blush classic theme, which is not us. I wish we had found Rock n Roll Bride sooner!”

In terms of a timeline for the day, the couple were inspired by Emily’s own parents wedding tape. The opted for a Vietnamese tradition for the reception dinner – a family-style, 7-course Asian feast, and they worked with their planners Something Blue Orlando to use their imaginations and conjure up a wedding all of their own.

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Budget-Friendly Halloween Wedding with Their Pet Kittens and Pig!

It’s important to have everyone you love close to you on your wedding day. For Alexandrea and Mark, this included Hammy the pig and two kittens, who, along with Alexandrea’s daughter, played a very important part in the day. 

Keeping things small and holding tight to their $5,000 budget was really important to Alexandrea and Mark. They planned their wedding in less than two months, with a wedding dress purchased from an online marketplace and a lot of DIY elements. Alexandrea designed her own faux flower bouquet and styled the day as well as doing her own hair and make-up. She told us, “The bouquet was actually one of our biggest expenses. Fake flowers are so highly priced, for what would fit the theme, we created our own.”

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Gothic Glam Meets The Nightmare Before Christmas Wedding

For Kirsten and Avery, every day is Halloween, so when it came to planning their March wedding day they always knew the wanted an alternative and macabre yet beautiful wedding. Specifically, they wanted to incorporate Kristen’s favourite movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas, as well as skeleton everything since Kristen loves forensic work. Kristen read and followed a lot of alternative wedding publications, such as Rock N Roll Bride, to find inspiration and plan their dream wedding.

Married at the Weaver’s Room at The Old Woollen Mill near Cleveland, Tennessee, Kristen wore an ivory, sparkle encrusted dress from Ever After Bridal, which she accessories with Kate Spade x Keds trainers and a custom leather jacket to make the look her own. Blooms and Blossoms provided gorgeous, sumptuous florals and Emily Frock created a Jack and Sally inspired stationery suite to fit the couples’ theme.

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Black & White Tim Burton-esque Wedding with Pops of Colour

Sophie and Michael’s love of Tim Burton movies, particularly, Nightmare Before Christmas, inspired their November wedding. They were influenced by the aesthetics of Halloween Town, which is dark and creepy but has pops of colour. The bride had a black and white striped dress made for her by Rosie Red Corsetry & Couture which she wore with an OGSquad crown. The decorations were all homemade and their handfasting ceremony, led by a friend, featured the vows from Corpse Bride.

The day took place at All at The Red Brick Barn in Essex and kicked off with the couple standing up on the stage for the ceremony. “The ceremony itself was quite calm, besides a little mix up with music, as we had the legal part done last year”, Sophie explained.

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Night of the Living Wed – A Halloween Wedding with a Middle School Dance Party Reception

Josh and Dre are two social media professionals living in the beautiful city of Austin, Texas. The pair met as many people do these days, online, but from the first time they met, it was clear that this was ‘the real thing’. Josh with his megawatt smile and Dre with her open-minded, free spirit made the pair an unstoppable duo. Just under six months from the day they met, Josh was ring shopping, eager to nail down his spirited and offbeat bride.

By all appearances, Dre considers herself a ‘normal gal’ but she has always been fascinated with the weird and the wonderful and of course, taking a few risks. When she initially brought around the idea of a Hallowedding, Josh jumped at the chance to create this truly authentic and special moment for the two of them. They had met near Halloween, got engaged near Halloween and now would be wed during the same season. “Some felt odd about the wedding choice, many embraced and celebrated us for doing something different,” Dre told us. “A wedding that would truly never be forgotten by anyone and thus #nightofthelivingwed was born!”

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Season of the Witch: A Budget-Friendly, Strange & Unusual Halloween Themed Wedding

Growing up in a small, conservative bible-belt town, Erica was always looked at as ‘a bit odd’. “I’ve always loved things spooky,” she told us. “Ever since I was a girl. my tastes gravitated away from the ‘norm’. This wedding was announcing my pride in being different.” Erica met Kenny online over a decade ago, and he has supported her in her difference and choices 100% ever since. 

With a budget of $3,000, the couple pulled out all the stops to bring Erica’s spooky dreams to life. They covered their ceremony area in spider webs, spiders, bats, rats and fake bones. String lights and electric candles lined the aisle, and they made pool noodles to make three-tier candles, while a friend carved pumpkins. Erica knew she wanted to use items that they could take home so they could reuse them and they wouldn’t go to waste.

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Dark and Dreamy ‘Til Death Themed Halloween Wedding

Spooky season is well and truly upon us, and although we definitely don’t need it to be October in order to share amazing Halloween wedding content, any excuse to share more of it is all good by us!

If you’re getting married this month we just know you’re going to love everything about Jessica and William’s day. From their ‘dripping blood’ cake to their coffin invitations, the bridesmaid’s skeleton getting ready outfits and the ’til death carved pumpkin… keep reading to find out just how they did it.

The pair were hitched last October 31st, in Dahlonega, GA at Juliette Chapel & Events Centre. They both love Halloween and the woods so it was the perfect date and setting for them. The bride wore a custom made black wedding dress with jewellery previously owned by her mother and grandmother.

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Sophisticated Yet Spooky Wedding on Halloween

Heather and Anthony chose October 31st 2020 as their wedding date but they didn’t want the usual themed wedding with Halloween decorations and costumes. Instead they wanted their day to feel traditional but in black instead of white, “I like to think it was quite the creepy yet classy affair”, said the bride. For the colours, they went with a ghostly grey and magical magenta except for their outfits which were all-black.

“I was so excited to marry my soulmate, but was worried that planning a wedding might be too overwhelming or costly”, Heather told us. “I love Las Vegas and was seriously considering eloping or having a small group of friends and family join us down there, but I grew up watching Say Yes to the Dress and Four Weddings on TLC so I wanted the big party and celebration with our entire group of family and friends.”

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