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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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